Dalian Night Life
The various squares in the city of Dalian are popular nightlife venues for local people. In the evening, parents with children, young adults, elder people and sightseeing tourists come to squares to stroll, play tennis and to exercise. They usually stay till midnight.
For those after a bit of nightlife, Dalian will not disappoint with it's wealth of pubs, clubs, and entertainment facilities, both modern and traditional, to suit most tastes. Pub crawlers may be a tad disappointed, since Dalian pubs and clubs are a little expensive
For pubs and clubs your best bet is to head to the two main squares, the Youhao and Zhongshan, where a host of drinking and dancing establishments can be found.At Youhao square, the most popular is probably the Sun City bar, although if this is full you should have no trouble finding others.
Near to Zhongshan Square, Renmin Lu is probably your next best destination, the Casablanca Cafe and Bar has good music and a good array of expensive beers, while the Greenery Beerhouse does western snacks.For nightclubs, men will have to be careful, for they often have a door charge.
But for those not interested in the club scene, then you can take in a acrobatic dance show or watch a movie at one of the many cinemas to be found in Dalian.
The Xinghai Square, or Xinghai Plaza, is a city square in Dalian, China.It is located to the north of Xinghai Bay.Its total area is 45,000 square meters. Built in 1994, its name literally means "the Sea of Stars" because its center looks like a star, with two white marble cloud pillars and nine giant dings. For 10 days in late July-early August, Xinghai Square holds the annual International Beer Festival.
This popular entertainment center is owned and run by Zhao Benshan one of the China's biggest celebrities. The complex includes live band venue featuring local and international bands where it also hosts a luxurious karaoke bar, disco and also a sea food restaurant.It is located on No. 88 Mingzhe Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian.
For pubs and clubs the best bet is to head to the two main squares, the Youhao and Zhongshan, where a host of drinking and dancing establishments can be found. At Youhao square, the most popular is probably the Sun City bar, although if it is full, travelers should have no trouble finding others. Near to Zhongshan Square, Renmin Lu is probably your next best destination, as there are bars lining the street. For nightclubs, men should be careful, for they will often have a door charge.
Blut Sky Bar
5th Street Disco Pub
The Sphinx Bar
Red Star Bar
Square Story Cafe
Dalian Acrobat and Modern Dancing Troupe
Dalian is famed for its local acrobat and modern dancing troupe, as well as the well-known "first peasant wind band of China", a somewhat comical Communist propaganda stunt, that actually play with some style. Many of these performances can be seen at the Kylin Stage, a theatre on Kunming Street in Dalian.
Traditional Chinese Opera
Another form of night entertainment is to listen to a concert at the People's Cultural Club. The People's Cultural Club, off Zhongshan Square, was built in 1951 and today serves as the main concert hall of the city. A wide variety of orchestral, operatic and ballet performances are held, performed by local and touring companies.
Dalian is home to many cinema halls playing many Hollywood flicks. And if you have time, do not forget to experience Chinese movies. Comprising of breath taking stunts and amazing feats of martial arts, the nicely woven stories would surely be worth the viewing time.
For English movies, you should go to the Warner-Wanda cinema on the north side of Olympic Square or the Ownar Cineplex in the He Ping shopping centre north of Xinghai Square. For movies in Chinese, there are a cluster of cinemas in the centre of town around Youhao Square.
Na Movie City
Dalian Red Star Cinema