Dance disco: Club New York
Went here rather late on a Saturday night, and its a canny place if you like the techno/dance scene like I do, so not for everybody's tastes. There's a large KTV attached.
The club itself is rather large, but could benefit from some more fill in speakers at the back. Play the usual Chinese dance fare, but also a healthy spattering of Mogolian/Tibetian/Indian in the background with the usual themes.
If packed, no doubt will be an epic night. The drinks a tad on the expensive side f0r this part of China, but you never know being a strange face in the crowd. Quite a few Mongolians frequenting this place, and I found it rather relaxing.
Looks like they do big live acts as stage is huge with the club.
Dress Code: Any no doubt, but I wouldn't recommend turning up in your underwear as always the Chinese prefer an impressive dress sense.
Harbor Cafe: Meet the students
The Harbor Cafe, open 8am to midnight, is a bakery on the ground floor (excellent bread!), but upstairs is a cosy coffee shop, pizzeria and restaurant. In the evenings, it is filled with students eager to practice their English. A cheerful place which tries hard. Think Hard Rock Cafe meets Starbucks.
Dress Code: Clothing required. Laoban bag not required in the evenings.