Dave is a wealth of information. He know alot of the local area and will always try to answer your questions. He runs trips to see the panda's, he also has the cheapest tickets in Chengdu for the Opera. He said they were so cheap because he wants people to experience some chinese culture. so he makes little if any money off the tickets.
He has cheap cold beer and yummy pizza's! There is a computer free for a half hour and a great selection of cd's which you can browse through. It's a a great laid back place to chill day or night
The Shamrock is a great place to meet local expats as well as locals who are interested in meetin foriegners. There is food, beer and cocktails... the prices are not too bad.. There are also pool tables, darts as well as other games. There is live music every so often and on weekends they have DJ's and a dance floor..
This area with ancient Chinese style houses has been renovated in 2004 I read somewhere. It's perfect to close the day I feel. There are shops, bars, craftsmen and even hotels, all in a relaxing atmosphere (no one's bothering you to try to sell you something). We went there in March, so there were not too many people, but I can imagine that it get's a little too crowdy in the summer.
The area also holds one short street with about 20 or 30 foodstands, which my wife and her friend really enjoyed as you can see on the picture (I was already full from dinner).
This bar street is located by the river... Must be at least 30 bars around...
In fact there are too many of them I can't remember the names..
I checked out a few - and they ALL serve warm beer (room temperature) ... If you want it cold - ADD ICE ! Yucks.
Generally, the scene is relaxed and laidback - friends gathered and chat among themselves.
If you're looking for more action just like me (dancing, chatting with strangers, etc), give this street a miss. Otherwise it's a great place to get drunk and go for a night swim (river is just opposite)
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yesterday my friend recommend me to a bar named Dan Xing Dao, English means one-way street, this bar is special at friend find. male or female olny come to this bar alone or companied with friends with the same sex. ppl find opposite sex friends freely, every table has pens and papers, you can write down which boy or girl you wanna date in your line of sight or write down your hobbits and your cellphone number, then a sweet love story maybe happend on you...
Dress Code: all taxi driver know it
In the center of a renovated old street, together with a lot of bars and restaurants, like the Xin Tian Di in Shanghai.
They have 2 floors, the 2nd floor has a outdoor corridor facing a pond, which is pretty nice. Live music is on the 1st floor. They also have garden seats. Food is French style, but never tried.
The bar opens daily beyond mid-night
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This place is huge, divided into several sections - one playing the techno/house and the other with a live band belting out Chinese POP music (canto pop & a few English ones once a while) and the last one for the hardcore canto/chinese rock fans.
Drinks are a bit pricey compared to the rest of the town. Beer starts from RMB25 onwards...
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I bet you guys in chengdu you will love this place not becase of variety of ppl only also here drinks are cheap many English speaking ppl you can find here around the globa including chinese, safe place no worry about the language as well as here most of young girls and boys speak good english and also the MUSIC is the best here from hip-hop to country, RnB to reagea, African to Indian eveyr kinda music you will get here
Carol's Too Bar also known as Carols by the River is open till 3 am in weekends, is known for its great music collection. A known party place amongst the youngsters in Chengdu, especially on Friday nights when the dance floor is packed and buzzing with energetic movement.
Food and Drinks:
The food menu comprises of cuisines from Mexico, America and Italy as well. Starters include soup and hot Mexican Salsa served with home-made hot sauce and freshly made Tostados chips. Carol's Too Bar have a lip smacking sandwiches and burgers; Grilled cheese sandwich to Big Potboy sandwich stuffed with grilled onion, green pepper, cheese and steak. Tuna Fish sandwiches, Chicken sandwiches, Ham and Egg sandwiches are also on the list as well.
The Burger section has a great list like the Carol's Burger which is a handmade burger served with Mustard or Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and Onion. Then there is The Blue Burger that has bacon, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion in it and the Big Gourmet Burger that has mayo or mustard, mushroom, bacon, cheddar cheese, pickle and onion are a few to name.
The main course has salads, Mexican American and Italian American Cuisines that include Chicken Quesadillas, Burrito, Tostados, the Mexican Festal Combo, Spaghettis and Lasagnas. The bakery section in Carol's Too Bar is something to indulge in.
Carol's Too Bar is known for its weekend activity at the bar.
- Jam Sessions
8:30 p.m to 10:00p.m.
- Live Bands
9:00pm to 10:30pm
- Western Food & Bar
American, Italian and Mexican cuisine along with a collection of Jazz and Blues music and Bar-B-Q party.
7:30pm till 10:00pm
- Lessons on Latin Dance
Daily Restaurant Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 am
Breakfast/Lunch: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Dinner)
Bar: 3:00 pm to 12:00 am
No. 11 Ren Min Nan Lu
086+ 28+ 85444 639.
Dress Code: no dress code
I did check out this place on one Saturday night, and being an nightlife action seeker, I must admit this place bored me.
Expats gather to have drinks, some guy singing on his guitar, and that's about all.
I don't really like it .. sorry. :-)
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You should go and watch Sichuan Opera. Their technique of changing masks is a *national* secret. They have certain places hosting performance shows especially for foreigners. The performance is very professional and of high standards.
Dress Code: You are forbidden to videotape or take camera shots during the length of the whole performance.
last month i go to cheng du. and my guide is a young boy. maybe 23 years old. he bring me to one of the best pub for young people in cheng du. the name is MGM. but i don`tin chinesse name. but the alphabet on the building is MGM. that is a very best place for clubbing.................!!!!!!!
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