Gansu drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Langmusi

Bear's House

This 2nd-floor cafe overlooking the main street of Lángmùsì sells coffee (¥20), tea (¥15), and breakfast/snacks (¥15) in a cosy cafe setting with English menus. Guest rooms are in the works as well, but were not com…
Cafe in Xiahe

Norden Cafe

Traveller-friendly cafe with warm pine-wood interior serving homemade cakes, soups and burgers, plus excellent tea and coffee. Lovely big window seats overlook Labrang Monastery's ticket office.
Bar in Langmusi

Bái Mǎ Méi Duŏ

Though it also features coffee from ¥35 and a mix of Western and Sichuanese dishes (¥28 to ¥68), this newcomer is most notable as the closest thing to a nightlife scene in Lángmùsì. Beer from ¥15 and tea from ¥25; l…
Cafe in Dunhuang

Memory Box Cafe

This comfy cafe serves a range of drinks and Chinese and Western snacks, including Illy coffee and some imported beers. It also has a few nice seats out front in warmer weather.
Cafe in Dunhuang

Brown Sugar Cafe

This friendly cafe mixes modern with crafty decor and cafe classics with a Dūnhuáng twist. Try a cup of fresh-leaf Chinese tea to balance out a sweet black-rice muffin. Things turn smoky at night when fashionable lo…
Beer Garden in Dunhuang

Silk Road Beer Town

An airy covered beer garden in front of the Silk Road Dūnhuáng Hotel serving up cheap, cold bottles of Tsingtao (¥15) and heaping portions of fried noodles (炒面; chǎomiàn) and other Chinese dishes.
Coffee in Lanzhou

Sunny Coffee

This cafe-bar serves coffees, juices and imported Belgian beers, and has free wi-fi. The live-in kitty is very friendly.