Shandong drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Qingdao

Luka Garden Cafe & Bistro

In a city where new coffee shops open up daily, here in the garden of Hengshan No 5 Hostel there's excellent java a-brewing (from ¥25). There's also food inspired by barista Matt's New Zealand roots, from legit meat…
Pub in Qingdao

Beer Street

The first stop for any committed tipplers should probably be the many drinking holes along Beer Street, where you can sample the delicious dark, unfiltered yuánjiāng (原浆啤酒; pint ¥15), which is hard to find elsewhere…
Bar in Qingdao

Club New York

Despite rather expensive drinks, this expat favourite overflows with revellers and sports fans when there’s a match on TV. Take advantage of happy hour, which is any time before 9.30pm and after midnight. There’s a …
Brewery in Qingdao

Spark Café & Brewery

Grab a seat on a long wooden bench in this crowded watering hole on the east edge of the Municipal Government square. There’s all manner of drinks – beer (including the house ‘dark’ and ‘light’ microbrews at ¥35 a p…