The Nights of Harbin: Pub with English speaking owner
This is Benxi, English speakers are rare... this is my favourite bar in the city, they deserve a mention. Quiet with six-seater booths or glass tables and comfy chairs in the middle. Interesting parasol roof decorations. Owners and staff are fantastic and, as mentioned, speak English. You can get light snacks, tea and coffee here too. They also have board games of Chinese Chess and Fives... nice place to while away rainy afternoons with a bottomless pot of tea. Even showed the football games during the World Cup.
Dress Code: None, not even shirts required!
Banana (BA NA NA): Nightclub & Floor Show Combined
At 9pm the floor show starts for approximately 2 hours. This includes: dancing, singing, children doing acrobatics, a transvestite and a sword swallower. Definitely one for ADULTS! At 11pm you can start dancing, for approximately an hour, before the 'club' closes.
You can buy a table for 100RMB which includes 5 free beers (small bottles of something called 'Happi' Beer). There were 6 of us at our table.
Dress Code: No dress code. Anything goes.
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