Xi'an Night Life

Though not as lively as Beijing or Shanghai, Xi'an's large student population and general prosperity make it very exciting at night. By nightfall, red lanterns are lit across the city and the perimeter of neon lights along the city walls adds to the evening ambience.

  • Karaoke
  • Cinemas
  • Stage Performances
  • Bars & Nightclubs

  • Karaoke

    Karaoke is popular in China and people in Xi'an also spend much of their time singing to Chinese and English songs, with friends in karaoke bars. Like a living room, nicely decorated with a sound system in place, all you have to do is pick up the microphone. Drinks and snacks are served. They are generally open from 7pm to 2am, sometimes later.


    There are many movie theatres playing Chinese and foreign films. Most of the films have subtitles. The only difference is you can choose whether you want sweet or salty popcorn.

    Stage Performances

    The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is very popular among tourists. The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is performed by the "Tang Dynasty Song & Dance Troupe", a branch of the "Shaanxi Provincial Song & Dance Troupe". This type of performance has been treasured as a national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang Dynasty era.

    The performance features Chang'an music and dance which originated from China's Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago. It has been recreated in accordance with various historical records as well as ancient art and relics discovered in Xi'an, the capital of the empire during the Tang Dynasty.

    Bars & Nightclubs in Xi'an

    There are plenty of local bars in Xi'an. However, night clubs in Xi'an are not abundant since the hip-hop culture is not prevalent in the city. Most people go out between 9 pm and 12 am, and go out for snacks after clubbing.

    Xi'an Diwang Club
    Known as Xi'an best club, it is also the most up-to-the-date and expensive.
    Address: Zhuque Street, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8522-7569
    Opening hours: 8:00 pm - midnight

    Xi'an Longdu Disc Club
    This is one of the most popular disco bars with the young and hip in Xi'an. The DJ is great, and the ambience and services are good.
    Address: Nanyuan Gate, Xi'an
    Opening hours: 8:00 pm - midnight

    Shaanxi Royal Nightclub
    Address: Beida Street, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8726-6967
    Opening hours: 8:00 pm - midnight

    One Plus One (Yi Jia Yi)
    It's the most popular bar among foreigners. The club has 3 dance floors: first floor is mostly hiphop music, second floor is mostly techno and third floor is for slow jam music.
    Address: Dongda Jie, Xi'an
    Opening hours: 8:00 pm - midnight

    Xi'an New Century International Club
    Located in Xi'an Hi-Tec Industrial Zone, it makes one of the most luxury Nightclubs in Xi'an.
    Address: Dongda Jie, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8831-5566
    Opening hours: 11:00 am - midnight

    Koo La La
    Koo La La has a mix of Western (more up to date) and Chinese dance music. There is no escape the occasional slow song here too.
    Address: In Zhong Lou, close to the Bell tower, Xi'an

    Popular with local young people, especially on weekends
    Address: Huangcheng West Road, Xi'an
    Opening hours: 8:00 pm - midnight

    Charlie's Bar
    Address: No. 20 Jin Hua Nan Road, located in the Jianguo Hotel, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8823-8888
    Opening hours: 24 hours

    Channel 5 Sport Bar
    Address: Xingqing South Road XJTU, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8266-6728

    98 Bar
    Address: No. 179 Taibai Road, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8848-4687

    Goal Bar
    Address: No. 26 Fenghao East Road, Xi'an
    Tel: (8629) 8461-2527

    NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.