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Xi'an, famous for its glory of ancient days and its modern nightlife also begin to sparkle. Xi'an’s nightlife is vibrant enough to satisfy a whole range of taste and tempos and offers a fine example of how the site of an ancient civilization can blend well with new culture. Places such as night clubs, karaoke, discos, bars and cafes are all good places for you to get yourself a relaxation. You can sing and dance, which will take tiredness away. 

In a word, you will be captivated by the various of activities in Xi'an.

Entertainments in Xi'an at Night

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show
Tang Paradise is earth-shaking at home and abroad. Besides, the night view is more amazing than the daytime view. It is a combination of food and entertainment. The food is delicious including Xi'an dumpling, black mushroom consomme, prawns with honey glazed walnuts, beef tenderloin... Upon the spot, you will be shocked by its gorgeous costume and grandiose spectacle which is the mirror of the Tang Dynasty's flourish.

Address: No. 75 Chang'an Road, Tang Dynasty Palace, Xi'an
Opening Time: 18:50-20:10 (Dumpling dinner); 20:30-21:40 (Show)
Admission Fee: CNY 220 / Person (show only, dumpling dinner not included)
                           CNY 500 / Person (show and dumpling dinner included)
How to get to Tang Dynasty Show Palace
Subway: Take Line 2 and get off at Nanshaomen Station;
Bus: Take No. 603, 215 or 239, and get off at Caochangpo Stop.


The Shadow Show
The Shadow Show also refer to Piying xi in Chinese. The Shadow Show is an age-old popular folk art of China. It is a very interesting performance, which is used the leather puppets and lamplight to perform behind a screen. The show obtains materials from the ancient historical stories and folk legends and the performance enjoys vivid, lovely, amusing and fascinating.
Address: No. 144, Huimin Street, Lianhu District, Xi'an City


Musical Fountain Show
Musical Fountain is a must-see on your Xian tour. The North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda covers some 110,000 square meters and is the largest music fountain in Asia. It is surrounded by spectacular sculptures and well-maintained landscaped areas. This is not only one of the most impressive squares in China but is also an important national monument to Tang culture. What is most amazing is that the sound, the light, the water and the color of the fountain are harmoniously combined
Address: North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Opening Time: Every 12:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Sataurday;
                        12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 21:00 on Sunday.


Places to Go in Xi'an at Night


The Bell Tower
At night the Bell Tower in the historical centre of the city is illuminated to provide a striking backdrop for the surrounding shops and restaurants. This is perhaps the best place to start your evening and to get a feel for the city’s nightlife and a great location to soak up the buzzing atmosphere with the spectacle of light and color against the dark blue dome of the night sky. As the bell tolls in the Bell Tower you can imagine yourself standing in the city as it was centuries ago.
Address: Beilin District, Xi’an
Admission fee: 35 Yuan (extra 10 Yuan is required for hitting the bell for three times).
Opening time: 08:00-22:00 (April-October), 08:00-17:30 (November-March).
                        Show time of Bianzhong and Guzheng: 09:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:00
How to get there:
Take buses No.4, 6, 7, 8, 26, 29, 45, 46, 118, 201, 203, 205,206, 208, 214, 215, 216, 612, K605, K600, K606 and get off Zhong Lou stop.


Night Market

Xi'an has a wonderful night market near the central mosque that is a must-visit for gluttonous eaters. They have loads of stalls with interesting and unusual foods, including loads of good sweets that are sort of reminiscent of Middle Eastern things, with a lot of honey and sesame.


Sa Jin Qiao Night Market
This is one for you night owls: Sajinqiao Night Market is open almost literally all night. A favorite of graveyard shift taxi drivers, you can find a good, rib-sticking meal here at a time when just about everyone else has closed up shop. The whole thing really comes to life after 8pm; if you hop on the subway before it closes, you can just get off at Sajinqiao Station, otherwise you'll have to do some exploring. Either way, you can't beat a nice hot bowl of hulatang after an evening of drinking.

Luo Ma Shi
While Luomashi is renowned mostly for its shopping, in the two malls and myriad shops on its surface and the labyrinthine market underneath, it's also a good place to grab a snack. The northerly East Street entrance has an incredibly popular place for fried and grilled skewers of meat and seafood, for starters. Perhaps more notably, the western entrance to the walking street, a small alley that snakes behind the Kaiyuan Mall, has evolved in recent times from a dumpy street market to a street filled with Chinese snacks popular with the local palate. If that's not enough for you, the east alley next to Minsun Mall's got even more.

Karaokes (KTV)
The Karaoke craze has swept the whole of East Asia; Xian is no exception. It has become a distinct part of nightlife culture in Xian. The office workers and students in Xian enjoy visiting karaoke bars. Some of the most popular clubs in Xian have provisions for karaoke. Among the many is Xialudi KTV, which is easily one of the most visited Nightclubs in Xian. With good location, it also Also enjoying the same popularity is Real Love Night Club, another KTV in Industry Exhibition Building in Xian.
Address: No. 23 Yanta Bei Road. KTV is common name given to those clubs which have Karoake Box.


Pubs and Bars
There are some lively pubs and bars crowded along the short Nandajie, The bar is a great place for people to relax themselves. People sing and dance to relieve stress there. Salsa, probably is your best bet on Fridays and Saturdays. It's a good place for making friends as well, with a comfortable atmosphere.

King Garden Bar
Picturesquely located just outside the gate of Yuxiang Men, this slick bar is a cool spot to hang out with Xi’an’s high rollers. With illuminated bar top, snappily attired bar staff, subdued lights and chill-out sounds, the setting is sharp. A lovely outside garden area awaits for the warmer months. A small Tsingtao beer is CNY 55, so it's not cheap.
Opening Time: 7pm-2am
Tel: 029 8797 3366

PuLa Nei Pi JiuFang (Kempinski Hotel Xi’an) Restaurant
Address: No.6West Section Euro-Asia Avenue, Xi'an, China
Tel: 029 8355 0000

Top Xian Beer Bars

Xi'an's brief dalliance with cocktails is ending and beer is once again becoming the hot trend. It seems like the locals'taste for beer is getting away from Tsingtao and wading into the world of craft brews, and taps and brew kits are popping up in many restaurants and bars across the city. But there's a vast difference between a proper beer bar serving up stouts and IPAs and more, and a couple of mooks in front of a shoddy tap asking if you want "white" or "black" beer. Taking a look at beer places around town—some of them old standbys, some of them newer places you maybe haven't checked out yet. It's time to separate the wit from the chaff.


Xian Brewery
The guys from Immortal Craft have had a busy few years (bet you didn't know that's what "Xianmai" meant, did you?), taking their talents from a small test kit above a random bar to the much larger setup at their Lijiang-inspired dive, Near Wall, to their huge commercial kit at the swanky-casual Brewery. But for all of that expansion and upsizing, quality hasn't suffered a bit, and their brew-wizards keep coming up with new flavor concoctions that have expanded their offerings from just a handful of staples to more than a dozen, including seasonal beers.
Address1:No.40 West Section of Shuncheng South Road, South Gate
Address2:No.9 Yannan 1 Lu, Man Di Guang Chang Xi Ce

The first of two bottle shops on this list, Mototo is the biggest brand that survived the Great Bottle Shop Culling of 2015. Not for no reason, either; though the original Xiaonanmen location has its charms and a couple of nice beers, the South Gate location's legion of fridges and ample space offers a lot of variety to try out some imports and chill out with friends—a combination that puts asses in their seats most nights of the week.
Address: Huancheng South Rd East Section


Craft Beer Bar
The second bottle shop on this list, Craft Beer Bar keeps a much lower profile. Located in an alley just west of the West Tang Market, this intimate, unpretentious spot has a couple of Belgian beers on tap and some varieties of bottled beer you are unlikely to find anywhere else within the city limits. If you've already tried it all and aren't interested in being somewhere noisy, this is the spot to try. There's nothing like a little truth in advertising, right?
Address: No.40 West Section of Shuncheng South Road, South Gate

Well Beer
One of the possible downsides of bottle shops is that, for all of their variety, those bottles might sit on the shelf for a long time. At Well Beer, the imports are bought by the keg-full and served through one of their many taps behind the bar. This means that for you, the drinker, the beer generally tastes fresher and better. But then again, there's really not much of a contest when given the choice between a bottled beer and a draught.
Address: No.8, West of Ti Yu Guan Dong Lu

Wumu Craft Beer
One of the latest contenders in the craft beer scene, Wumu brews up some very interesting flavors and keeps their offerings in a constantly changing rotation. One week you might find a mango ale, the next a coconut chocolate porter, the next they might just have a Belgian wheat. There's also a banana wheat beer that, according to one of our reviewers, has to be tasted to be believed.
Address: 2rd Shop, Shun Cheng Lane, Xiao Nan Men

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