The various squares Dalian are popular nightlife venues for local people. In the evening, parents with children, young lovers, elder people and sightseeing tourists come to squares to stroll, play tennis and to exercise. They usually stay till midnight.
Though not as flourishing as those in Beijing, bar and pubs close to Wuwu Road and Sanba Square areas in the city are still one of the main choices for local people.
Dalian people have two popular day-time sports - hunting and kart sports. These days, the challenging hunting games have become popular with local people and Jinshi International Hunting Club in Jinshitan Scenic Area is reputed to be the best. The hunting ground provides forest hunting games, target archery and other sports. People satisfy their urge to steal prohibited fruits.
Karting is another fashionable sport in the city and Di Shi Cart Racing Center in the eastern part of the city provides car lovers with a chance to compete.
Last but not least - Dalian people like to go to any of dozens of seaside bathing places or to a enjoy sauna or massage service in a bathing center in the city after work.
Recommended Entertaining Places
Holiday KTV (Hao3 Le4 Di2)
This is the best-known KTV (Karaoke) venue in the city with well-equipped small rooms for private entertaining. A discount is available from Mon. to Fri.
Opening hours: 24/7
Address: No.1 Section A on Xinghai Square
Getting there: Take buses 16, 22, 27, 202, 406, 711, 801 and 901 and get off at Xinghai Exhibition Center stop
Ao Na Movie City
Address: 2nd floor, Heping Square at No. 552, Zhongshan Lu, Shahekou District
Bu Ye Cheng Bowling
Address: Underground 3rd floor, Shengli (Victory) Square
This is a well-known center popular with teenagers with many game machines and establishments. They also have adult mind games and entertainment programmes.
Shengli Square Branch: Underground of Shengli (Victory) Square near Dalian Railway Station
Bars and Pubs
Cross-Country Bar (Yue4 Ye3 Jiu3 Ba1)
Decorated in cool and mysterious style, it is a fashionable place popular with young people.
Address: No. 415, Huanghe Lu, Shahekou District
Tian Hao (Bird Bar)
A music theme bar opened by Bird Band, a former well-known band, who gave country music performances in city bars.
Address: next to Children's Palace, Renmin Square
Renmin Lu, Next Hai Zhi Xiang, Zhongshan District
5th Street Disco Pub
155, Youhao Lu, Zhongshan District
Korean designed, this is gracefully decorated themed cocktail bar. Bartender and Spark from Korea present fantastic COCK-TAIL Shows
Address: opposite Liangyun Hotel
This is an entertaining venue with performances.
Address: opposite Spark
The Sphinx Bar
Located close to the Hilton, Shangri-La and Furama Hotels, it is a welcome oasis from the hustle and bustle of the neighboring bars.
Address: No.14 Chang Jiang Lu, Zhongshan District
Red Star Bar
Address: Sanba Square, opposite Tianshang Renjian Hotel
Address: No.201-9 Xinhua Jie, Shaqu District
Square Story Cafe
Address: No.6 of Sanba Square
Address: opposite International Hotel on Zhongshan Square
Address: Wuwu Lu