Camp David Bar: Somewhat Dysfunctional
"Camp David" is one of the hottest night spots in Dalian. Named after the US Presidential retreat, Camp David is a great place to sit back and have a beer after work. Always crowded after 8:00 PM and with a very friendly owner and bar staff, this bar always makes for an enjoyable evening.
Dress Code: None - come clothed.
Maisha Club: Dj LexXxus C from Canada Coming to Dalian
*UPDATE* Sept 16th. Dj LexXxus regretfully has to cancel his appearance at this party due
to personal tour reconfiguration, but rest assured, there will be another DJ to play this night
and the party will go on!
Just giving the word out to all you foreigners out there in Dalian.
Dj LexXxus C is going to be in town on the 26th of September as he stops into
Miasha Club for a two and a half hour set of Vocal House, Progressive House, &
Break Beats set as a part of the Chivas Tour that he's currently on.
So all you sexy ladies, and sexy guys, weather you be Russian, Philipino, American, Canadian
or where ever you come from, and you love real western club music. Come out and play!
And remember, the loader you are, the longer he will play for you!
We will have Brazillian Dancers and percussionists!
This party is going to be one to remember!
No entry Fee.
Date: Sept 26th
Venue: Maisha Club
Time: 8pm till late
Go to my web site to listen to my 1 hour live promo mixed set.
Dress Code: Dress to impress!
Xi Xia Bang Ma: A cool Nepalese style bar
This is probably the only backpacker style bar in town with a very friendly atmosphere. Here you can kick back and relax and the music is not loud so you don't have to lose your voice trying to talk with your friends.
Dress Code: Like I said, this is a no-worries bar
- Budget Travel
Dalian is one of the favouruet centers of nightlife in China. There are a lot of nightclubs in Dalian: Banana, Alice bar, No 1 nightclub and many many others. They are all pretty good and very cheep. To go there you have not to pay for the entrance, you have just to buy a coctail or any other drink.
JD's: Dalian Nightlife
Hmm...what can i say about JD's. It is a bit like a cocktail, has a bit of everything from Chinese, Many Russians, Africians and the usual Europeans and Americans.
It is usually busy on Fri and Sat nights. Beer is quite cheap at 10 kuai for a bottle of Tingdao. Stays open till around 5am so its a good place to come before heading home.
Dress Code: Anything goes! Some of the Russian girls can be seen wearing next to nothing. Worth a visit just to see them dancing on stage. With their legs wrapped around the dancing pole.
Sparks: Bar Street
Sparks is a bar/nightclub with a strong Korean influence. Mainly a mixture of Koreans and Chinese with the odd ex-pat thrown in. Local beer costs 20 kuai.
Not a bad spot, best to come here early in the evening as it kind of goes dead after mid-night.
Plays popular music so you are bound to find a tune you can dance to.
Dress Code: No dress code, don't think any place in Dallian has a dress code. Once you don't turn up naked you are fine.
Walking in the Xinghai Park
What I most liked in this park were all those latticework sculptures of the different sports. Must be at least thirty sculptures. My poor girlfriend suffered a lot, I think. She followed me almost wordless till I fisnished taking photos.
Go to city square
very good light and place to hang out there at night!many chinese go there, just for play ball and jumping kill ball - hard to describe .. you understand it after you see it yourself.
around square,there're some bar too!not as crowded as in beijing salintun area.but the bar itself has a good quality to hang out, you can feel the relax situation here!
Noah's Ark: Dalian Bars - Noah's Ark
Noah's ark is the second biggest ex-pat bar in Dalian. It's more laid back, and more chinese regularly show up, it's also rather large.
There is live music, which is usually acoustic guitar duets (if you like that thing)- And sometimes they bring bands in.
It's got a dark-wood feel to it, lots of candles and booths, and of course a bar and open tables. Not the kind of place that would burst into a party really, but more of a laid back kind of place.
If you want a little more crazy, go to Dave's bar, but if you want a nice night with a date maybe, come here.
Dress Code: none.
Dave's Bar: Dalian bars - Dave's Bar
The biggest ex-pat bar in town. Beer is a measly 5 kuai for a K-Lion, and everything else is cheaper than most bars as well. Relaxed place to meet people- and sometimes dance, when everyone's sloshed enough.
This is definately the place in town, friday and saturday nights are the most interesting.
Dress Code: you can't come naked.
Several Bars: Young or middle age crowds
Noah's Ark - behind fountain at Remnin Square next to the flower shop - go downstairs - frequented by expat ESL teachers - English pub style (dark wood)
Dave's Bar - this is not the true name but the expats call it this - 1/2 block in from Zhongshan Square on ?Yuguasng Jie - one street over from the bank with green domes
Fusion Bar - but I believe this is about to be torn down
Dress Code: none I could see
Banana Club: Dancing the Night Away
Banana is a great place to go with friends. It is filled with thumping music and people. The prices are a bit high but by paying a bit extra you get to have a great time until 4:00 AM when the club closes. If you are a guy, expect to have Chinese girls all over you.
Dress Code: Pretty much anything is accepted here. Dresses, suit and tie, jeans, skirts, tennis shoes, or heels.
Fusion Bar: Sitting out - summer nights - with a beer
This is my favourite bar in Dalian. Its small, cool, with a great outside terrace for sitting out at night. The music here is eclectic - there's jazz, blues, world, folk, and one of the owners, a guitar player from Beijing, often plays live. Some people sometimes jam - its a nice scene.
Dress Code: this place is cool, no regulations about what you should wear
- Study Abroad
JD's (GD's?): Karaoke, then Russian Girls Dancing
It's really loud Chinese karaoke until 11:00. Then, afterwards, most of the foreigners in Dalian come to dance on the glass stage to whatever music people bring (so bring some if you can't stand listening to Kylie 500 times).
Dress Code: Casual, but if you dress up, no one will look at you funny
This is probably the most...
This is probably the most important thing about Dalian. I didn't know about this at all when I first came here back during the summer of 2001. However, after weeks of rumor and going to the wrong place and getting frustrated because the taxi drivers never know what I'm talking about, I found it: David Bar.
The bar's name sounds kinda hokey, but after staring at Birvon's ugly mug for a long time and not seeing any other people who spoke English, I decided I was going crazy. David Bar is agreed upon as THE expat bar in Dalian. Lots of Russians, Japanese, Australians, Brits, Americans, and Chinese, too. The beer is around 5 yuan for warm K-Lion, and 10 yuan for a mug of cold, yes cold, Budweiser. So, not only can you meet people from all over the world that are also living in Dalian, you can live it up and get schnockered for virtually nothing. The bar's atmosphere varies from evening to evening. It can be anywhere from loud and crazy to calm and mellow, depending on when you go and who you're with. I'm usually there Friday and Saturday nights.
Dress Code: Jeans, I guess...There really is no dress code. It's VERY laid back.
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