Jamaica Blue

Bar in Xi'an

Doubling as a good restaurant, enterprising Jamaica Blue gets a daily workout come sundown as a fine and sociable bar, with live crooning at around 9pm some nights. Moreish, finger-lickin' savoury snacks are delivered free to tables. The layout is a squarish mezzanine, looking down into the lobby of a youth hostel below. Staff are polite and efficient.

The singing finishes at around 11pm to allow guests in the attached hostel to get some kip.