Dalian Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Dalian

Being one of the best three tourist cities in the whole of China, it is only fair to assume that Dalian would have something for every tourist. Furthermore, one of the most important part of any tourism package involving cities is the nightlife. Does Dalian have it all? 

If we were to answer that in one word, we would say “yes.” But you’re not here for just that, are you? You want some more detailed and specific information about what exactly Dalian has to ensure that your night time is as fun an exciting as the day is in this urban yet beautiful haven for tourists.

Therefore, without further ado, we bring to you ten of the most recommended nightlife destinations in Dalian:

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Club Spark

This is by far the most popular bar that features hip hop music in Dalian. Despite the overall funky theme of the music, the bar has a great atmosphere and attracts all kinds of tourists throughout the city. The crowd usually consists of a lot of foreigners, which means there’s a good chance you’ll come across some interesting people from different ethnicities.

  • Opening Hours: 19:30 - 05:00 the next morning
  • Location: Renmin Lu, Zhifu Lu

Coco Disco Bar

Those who are looking for an English-speaking staff, good music, and a great bar where you can hang out with friends until late at night will find this place just perfect. One of the most important things besides good drinks and good music is the overall ambiance and the atmosphere of the bar, and the guys at Coco know that quite well.

  • Opening Hours: Late evening to 03:00 the next morning
  • Location: Downtown, Tianjin Street, near Nikko Hotel

Disc Kart Racing Center

For those who have spent the whole afternoon lazing around and wouldn’t mind some action in the night, this is the place to be. With more than 400 meters of a runway and cars that run up to 60 kilometers per hour, the Disc Kart Racing Center is an ultimate place for some good-quality karting action.

The place also has a bar and several private rooms for you to rest when you’re not in the race.

  • Opening Hours: 13:30 - 24:00
  • Address: 4-20, Xian Road, Shahekou District,Dalian, Liaoning
  • Price Range: CNY 30 per 8 minutes

F2 Bar in Shangri-La Hotel

This is a perfect place for those looking for some cool live music, the freedom to smoke in the bar, really good international cuisine, and a great list of wines and cocktails. Present in the basement of the Shangri-La hotel, this place attracts the best crowd in the city.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00 the next morning
  • Address: Basement 1, Shangri-La Hotel, 66 Renmin Road
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Free Club

25 Hours Entertainment Co., Ltd. is the company behind this club. It an ultimate haven for soft rock fans and those looking for a 5 star service. The brands of alcohol available also talks about the kind of class this place has.

  • Opening Hours: 20:00 - 04:00 the next morning
  • Address: No.23 Fanhua Street, Zhongshan District
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Holiday KTV

You can’t have nightlife in China without visiting a good KTV club, and the most well-known of the KTV clubs in Dalian is Holiday KTV. Whether you’re with friends or family, this place is one of the most fun ways of spending an evening with your loved ones. The venue even has a number of very well-equipped entertainment rooms where you can sing as badly as you want without having to worry about seeing others laugh at you.

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Location: Section A on Xinghai Square
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Hollywood Cafe

This is a perfect place for those looking for a Hard Rock Cafe-like experience. It has features excellent live music and has a great atmosphere. The weekends are especially quite special and busy.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 - 01:00 the next morning
  • Address: No. 28 Shengli Square, Zhongshan District


This is another place that features a rich mix of guests from all over the world. Those who enjoy dancing and inexpensive yet great beer would find this place just right. As a result, it also remains quite busy over the weekends.

If you like to meet new free spirited people who know how to just let go and dance, JD’s is the place to be.

  • Opening Hours: Late evening to 05:00 the next morning
  • Location: Xinhua St.

Lobby Lounge in Shangri-La Hotel

For those looking for a slightly different atmosphere than the F2 bar without having to compromise on the quality of drinks, the crowd, and a relaxing atmosphere. This is a very good place to be especially after a long day of sightseeing or any other physical activity.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 -24:00
  • Address: Level 1, Shangri-La Hotel, 66 Renmin Road
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This bar attracts mainly Chinese and Korean visitors although you may occasionally find an expat or two. It does, however, play great popular tracks so you won’t feel like you’re in the middle of an Asian movie.

You are also advised to come in a little early and leave my midnight it gets nearly empty after this time.

  • Opening Hours: Between early evening and midnight
  • Location: Downtown, Bar Street
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