Qingdao Nightlife

Qingdao Night Market
Local Night Market
To young people, one thing that should not be missed is the bar life. The Qingdao entertainment district is located in the downtown area of the east part and the Stone Old Man (Shi Lao Ren) Tourism Holiday area. Although the nightlife here is becoming more active every year, it is more subdued than in other major cities.

The Honolulu Club, on the first floor of Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, No. 9, Nanhai Road. It is a famous pub in the city that deserves a try.

Freeman Coffee House, No. 38, Hubei Road, Shinan District
A coffee house in the old city area, it is decorated with antiques, such as an American wireless radio from the 1940s, Irish copper coffee pots, a shabby straw-hat-shaped lampshade, and the graffiti left by customers. All these decorations remind one of a street corner in a European city.

Music Kitchen: No. 5, Hong Kong Middle Road
The Music Kitchen Bar is a three-story building. Here you can watch the stars from the roof. Pizza is the most popular food at the Music Kitchen. They also feature various salads such as Thai eggplant salad and French sweet pepper salad. There's nothing better than pizza with salad!

JFK Bar: No. 2, Zhanghua Road
The bar is actually located in the Sea View Garden Hotel and is named after former-American president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It is an American-style bar that takes patrons back to the Kennedy era.

There is also a bar street, Yan'er Dao Road, which has loads of bars and has now been extended to First Zhangzhou Road and Minjiang Road. Give this street a try!

Besides bars and pubs, Qingdao offers other types of entertainment, too.

Hailedi KTV: With fashionable and deluxe decorations, the KTV house attracts a large number of customers. It has its own pub, supermarket, and nearly 50 small rooms for private entertaining.
Location: No. 109, Jiangxi Road

The Feeling Club is the largest disco club in Qingdao and it is the hottest place among young people.
Location: Building D, Hong Kong Garden Square, Hong Kong Middle Road

Night Market
Qingdao's nightlife ends a little earlier than some other coastal cities in China. So does the night market. At about 10 pm each night, the night market closes. So if you like to wander through the night market, please go there early. Those on Yan'an Er Lu and Taidong Pedestrian Street are recommended.

Beer Street
Located in the Dengzhou Road of Shibei (north of the city) District, the street features all kinids of Tsingtao Beer and beer from all over the world. The beer street starts from the Yan'an Er Lu at the east and ends at the Guangrao Road at the west.

The Cinema
The Huiquan underground cinema is highly recommended. This cinema is near the seaside with very good facilities. Inside the cinema are the famous Korean BBQ restaurant, Tudari, and also a KFC.

- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Nightlife
Asked by Kassy from MEXICO | Mar. 18, 2019 09:29Reply
Hey yal. so a few of my friends and i want to go to Qingdao for a few days.
i would really appreciate some information on the city.like what area to book a hotel near the beach .and i understand theres a few of them.and the happening night life where all the good restaurants and bars are.thanks in advance
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Answered by Alexis from FRANCE | Mar. 24, 2019 23:09

Yes, there are many nice hotels nearby the beach and see. If you want to have a quiet and placid atmosphere, you are suggested to stay at a hotel nearby Houhai Port. In addition, you can find many nice bars at Minjiang Road, Yan'erdao Road, Zhangzhou 2nd Road and Middle Hong Kong Road.
Have a nice journey! Enjoy your time!
Asked by Thomas from GERMANY | Jun. 19, 2018 10:47Reply
Metal/Rock/Punk in Qingdao?
We're in QD for a few days and would like to check out the local Metal/Rock/Punk scene. Downtown Bar seems to have disappeared. Any tipps?
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Answered by Petrio from FINLAND | Jun. 19, 2018 22:43

You can try in Lennon Bar located at No. 20 Zhuhai road, Shinan District.
Asked by Sansan Kwok from INDONESIA | Jun. 12, 2015 01:47Reply
Hi, we're travelling to Qingdao by next year mid March for 6 days.
Do we need to bring any winter outfit ? and any recommendation place to visit nearby, or cities nearby interesting to visit since we all love to take photos of good scenery and suroundings ? we have 1 vegetarian friend come along, is it easy to find vegetarian meal there ? oh ya, would we be able to see any pandas anywhere near the city?
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Answered by Liz from USA | Jun. 13, 2015 03:49

1. According to the previous weather data, the average temperature is about 41 F. It's still cold. You'd better bring a few pieces of winter clothes in order to adapt large temperature difference.

2. There are many popular scenic areas that features beautiful natural scenery, such as Number One Bathing Beach, Golden Sand Beach, Badaguan Scenic Area and Mt. Laoshan.

3. If you also wanna tour around nearby cities, it's suggested to go to Rizhao City. Wanpingkou Scenic and Historic Interest Area and Shanhaitian Tourism & Vacation Zone are good choices for you.

4. In QD, there are many vegetarian restaurants. Don't worry. Xiang Guang Yuan Pure Vegetarian Restaurant wins high popularity. It provides nice dishes and comfortable environment. The address is No.25, 2nd Branch Road, Taihang Mountain, Huangdao District.

5. I'm afraid that you cannot see pandas in this city. But you can go to Jinan City Zoo. As far as I know, you can see them in there. Good luck!
Answered by Sansan Kwok from INDONESIA | Jun. 15, 2015 01:52

Thanks so much for the reply Liz...really appreciate it since this is our first trip to China so we need to prepare, Thanks again Friend...
Answered by Johnny B. from GERMANY | Aug. 20, 2015 22:41


The information about the Panda's is not completely right. The Zoo inside the Zhongshan Park has one Panda. At least there was one last year ;-) The entrance fee will be under 20 RMB.

Best regards and enjoy your trip...
Asked by dkk from SINGAPORE | May. 06, 2015 03:52Reply
duration and fare for Qingdao
I will be in shanghai in june. from there I intend to travel to this city by bullet train. how many hours will it takes from Shanghai to reach QD, and the ticket for returning to Shanghai cost? Is it faster and economical. I will have to save way for this 10 days visit. Please help . thanks very much.
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Answered by Victoria from FRANCE | May. 06, 2015 04:19

1. The bullet train from Shanghai to the destination takes 6 to 7 hours.
2. The train ticket fare of first class seat is CNY818 and second class seat is CNY518.
Asked by IBRAHIM from KSA | Feb. 09, 2015 08:46Reply
I'm in quingdao now in Holiday Inn hotel and I want a cheap massage near hotel
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Answered by Anna from SINGAPORE | Feb. 09, 2015 21:22

Do you refer to Holiday Inn City Center? If yes, I know one named 'Yongqi SPA Club' that provides good skills and high praise. You can go and see. The distance is just about 382 yards. The address is No.92, Jia, Minjiang Road, Shinan District.
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