The Old Chinese Junk: Pub vibe
A 72 Yuan taxi ride from the Yuanming Palace (see: Things to do), lies Táng rén shāngyè jiē (street).
This weirdly western precinct contains quite a few foreign food outlets. An area worth exploring if you have the time but it's distance from the main central districts should be noted. The location is in Tangjia, which is more like a small town along the coastline ... so consider your transport options. If like us, you'll think you are getting taken for a ride by a confused taxi driver, expect to feel really really lost, then you'll think you are on the way to Guangzhou, but stick with it, it's worth the wait if you need a pub fix.
I happened to arrive at The Junk on the night of their reopening party and offered the special set menu (RMB 109 for salad - soup - main course). Sorry, but cannot guarantee that these are the regular prices due to the celebrations but still think they'll offer great value for money. One of the the cheapest bar menu's in a great many mediocre laowai beer I have witnessed in China: Tiger (RMB 10) and Asahi (RMB 9). Spirits, Gordon's Gin (RMB 20 / doubles 25), Jack Daniel's (RMB 25).
** Mike, the owner came round and offered us a drink on the house at the end of the night **
Nothing bad to say about this place. The food tasted great and after an exhausting day of sight-seeing, made it impossible to leave, feeling right at home amongst the evening's entertainment, a talented covers singer. Ate a seafood chowder and lamb chops / partner ate borsch and pork knuckle w/ wedges. The food was a step above pub food.
One downside: we took an unregistered private car back to the city at night ... not something I would like to do on my own ...
Useful buses along the seafront are the 3 and 99. I think the 3 goes all the way to Tangjia but don't quote me on it...
ENGLISH: The Old Chinese Junk Western Bar & Restaurant
401 - 4th Floor, Building #5,
China Town, Tangjia, Zhuhai,
Next to (ENTER THROUGH RECEPTION TO) Longmen Hotel
Take the elevator to 4th floor - turn right on exit
Pinyin: Zhūhǎi, Táng jiā wān, Táng qí lù, 3399 háo,
Táng rén shāngyè jiē,
5 dòng, 401 háo,
"Gǔ Chuán Xī Cāntīng"
Dress Code: Depends on your mood. Seems like they screen all sports events and have many themed nights for dressing up or affecting the cultures of places far and wide ...
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
- Beer Tasting
Massage Saloon: Massage
Anywhere in the world ...
We went for a drink somewhere, I really donot know where it was.
It was very quiet so we decided to visit a small sauna we had seen around the corner ... which was open until in the evening (see pic which is in front of the Massage Saloon ). Chinese people love Tai Chi, and a good massage, so we went for the sauna.
Entering the place without name was very cheap. It was about 25 RMB/Yuan pro person. It was a quite busy place and we had a pleasant stay ...
Though ... if you want to have a massage that is a different story.
These massages are not the traditional Chinese massages because the boys ( ! ) are massueses who give the erotic massages. It costs you 200 RMB/Yuan, that is about a 20 Euro note.
I went for a Tui Na (a good muscle massage ) and got into another massage. Well, it ended earlier as expected; a remarkable experience ...
And people may react in a very different way (by Sydoe >>>
It is people like you who perpetuate the disgusting objectification of foreign women. Sex tourism reduces the value of human life. These massage parlors are nothing more than disguises for brothels where pimps control the women.
Sorry Sedoe, I guess you missed the pointe of story ... there were NO women here, and NO pimps ... ;o)))
Dress Code: ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... this is the one of a totally different story ...
- Arts and Culture
- Spa and Resort
- Adventure Travel
Tomorrow: Largin' Time!
This is easily the best nightclub in Zhuhai thanks to an ecletic cowd and the banginest choons in the city. Not pretentious like some of the other bars, but made only for partying, dancing and bad behaviour. The club is split into 3 parts, Today, being the popiest room, Today, a kind of chill out area and Tomorrow, the hard core party til dawn room.
Dress Code: None.
Sunglasses. In the dark.
5th Street Music Bar: Good Live Music
They have a man with a guitar. (sings in atleast 3 languages chinese, japanese, english)
People can request songs and most
of them he will know how to perform very well!
After him there was some woman singing, but mostly playback!..
* The music starts after 10pm.
* Fresh orange juice 16rmb (bit small glass)
* Ice cream menu is useless, they are not available.
Dress Code: no dress code