Terrible, terrible, terrible!
Honestly nothing nice abt this place comes to mind. according to guides this is the longest running Western restaurant in Beidaihe. It is supposed to have opened in the 30's. Skip this place however. The food is inedible, the decor has probably not been renovated since the 30s (eventhought the buildig is probably newer than that) and the service is also horrible. It is the firs time I see a restaurant in china (excpot very small family-run ones) where the staff does not wear a uniform.
The waitresses spen the whole time running. Youcall them to order and they run to your tabnle. Then they run the order to the kitchen. And they kept on running.
I do not know of any bars or discos in Beidaihe.
Most of the activities centered around these few:
1. Walk along the beach - night view
2. Enjoy shaokao (BBQ on sticks) & beer along one of the many restaurants along the Bao Er road.
3. Rent a bicycle and cycle along the beach road (single or double seater - RMB 30, triple seat - RMB 40 per hour) - place a deposit when renting - will be returned (price Sept 2010)
Dress Code: As you wish
ASK for the price and check again before paying. Since it's a tourist place, some restaurants will do all they can to extract additional pennies from you.
I had a breakfast at one of the small restaurants and the noodle (with preserved vegetables & some meat) costs RMB 20 and it is NOT at all tasty (too bland). A portion of bun (baozi) costs RMB 20 too. (normal price elsewhere in China; except tourists areas - noodle from RMB 5 onwards, and baozi from RMB 1 onwards.