Harbin Nightlife

Although night is much colder than daytime in Harbin, the locals enjoy their rich and colorful nightlife just the same. Maybe this in part contributes to the many recreational facilities in this city, ranging from tranquil tea houses to noisy KTV. Nobody should fail to see the night view of the Ice City. Strolling along the exotic Zhongyang Dajie with buildings in different styles, you will find the soft-painted buildings quite alluring and even more charming and fascinating by night.

Coffee and Tea

You may prefer to linger for a quiet chat in a tea house or one of the many cafes; either sipping a hot drink or maybe playing cards with friends; an excellent way to relax and unwind after a day's sightseeing.

  Bifengtang Tea House

Address: No.154, Shang Zhi Dajie, Daoli District.
Bus routes: 102, 103, 112, 64, 83, 13, and to get to Jingwei Sandao Jie.

2nd Floor, No.198-200, Guo Ge Li Dajie, Nangang District.
Bus routes: 92, 18 and 109 to get to the Children's Park.

  Jazz Island Coffee
Address: No.3, Tianshun Jie, Development Zone
Bus route: No 74 to get to Hong Xiang Lu.


Additionally, just as in the rest of Chinese cities, the young locals in that city also like the popular KTV (Karaoke). In Harbin, most of the young people choose to sing songs with friends. Consequently, it is a good place for you to spend your spare night time as it will enable you to get to know some of the local people, one of the most rewarding aspects of traveling abroad.

For those who like Karaoke, Harbin's more popular KTVs can be found in the Nangang District.

Ba Ba Duo Si KTV (Hours: 13:00 - 05:00 the next day)
Address: No.15, Hexing San Dao Jie, Nangang District
Bus routes: 57 and 87 to get to Hexing San Dao Jie.

Shuanghe Bubugao KTV (Hours: 21:00 - 06:00 the next day)
Address: No.238, Guo Ge Li Dajie, Nangang District
Bus routes: 18, 87, 92, 109, 8 and 7 to get to the Children's Park.


The local life is more or less influenced by its long history of involvement with other several cultures. Therefore, there are a number of bars in the styles of different countries here.

Red Lion Bar in Wan Da Holiday Inn (British style, Opening hours: 15:00 -02:00 the next day)
Address: No.90, Jingwei Jie, Daoli District
Bus routes: 102, 105, 106, 21, 14 and 75 can reach Jingwei Jie.

- Last updated on Jun. 13, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Nightlife in Harbin
Asked by RAO . P.H. from INDIA | Oct. 07, 2014 11:50Reply
Temperature in middle of February and vegetarian food in Harbin
Where can we get vegetarian food in the city?

Is it a safe to move around night or there are spots / places one should avoid in the night ?

We are from South of India and we are fascinated by the ice festival after seeing it on TV.

We plan to be there around 10th of Feb , 2015.

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Answered by Kina from SINGAPORE | Oct. 08, 2014 22:49

As I know, the veg. food is easy to get near local Jile Temple.

That is a safe city, so it would be fine to move around at night. During your travel period, u can go to the Zhaolin Park to enjoy the Ice Lantern Party, which is should not be missed in the city.

Wow, you must have known that it would be during the Ice and Snow Festival there on Feb. 10, when you will have much to see and enjoy. Do book a hotel in advance.
Asked by Anita from USA | Apr. 03, 2013 15:20Reply
Going to Harbin in may. How should I pack for weather, and are there any particular festivals to not miss?
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Answered by Marfin from INDONESIA | Apr. 08, 2013 00:51

It will get warm, with the lowest temp of 6-8C and the highest temp of 26C or a little higher. So there is big temperature gap. I suggest you take along a relatively thick jacket, a light coat and jeans. As it may rain during May, you should also prepare an umbrella or rainy coat.

In May, there is no a grand festival to celebrate, so upon your arival, you can visit the local attractions, such as Central Street, Sophia Church and Siberian Tiger Park.
Answered by gosia from POLAND | Aug. 27, 2013 21:48

hello:) is there anybody in this city now that speaks English?:)
Answered by Coco from SINGAPORE | Oct. 08, 2014 22:46

There are many foreign travelers in the city. You may be lucky to meet one. Besides, this city attracts so many tourists from English speaking areas, so some local people now speak simple English, sepcially in the stores or malls.
Asked by Nicole from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 14, 2012 20:43Reply
Visiting Harbin in January
We are visiting the city with 2 children (we are australian). The children are 6 and 8 and have never seen snow. Which shoes will they need? Do they need big snow boots and 2 pairs of thermal socks? is this enough for their feet?
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Answered by Daisy | Dec. 15, 2012 00:27

Yes, you need to prepare thermal socks and snow boots for them since it will be very cold during that time in this city.
Answered by Nicole from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 15, 2012 03:11

Thanks Daisy :-) Do you think they will need 2 pairs of thermal socks with their snow boots? and also do they need 2 pairs of gloves or just one good pair?
Answered by Daisy | Dec. 16, 2012 00:17

Hi, for kids, I suggest you prepare two pairs of thermal socks for each of them. After all, they have never seen snow and may be crazy about that~ But one pair of gloves of good quality for each is enough.
Asked by Mr.a.p rao from INDIA | Dec. 10, 2010 02:06Reply
in middle of jan what will be the tem in harbin
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Frank | Dec. 11, 2010 01:39

Chilly cold in in that city in Jan! The average temperature will drop to 18C under zero.
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