Happy New Year 2012 from QINGDAO(nese).

Another year over, a new one just begun. Enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Qingdao. There will be parties and countdowns to midnight at entertainment venues all over the city, including in Huangdao, Chengyang, Laoshan, and more.

If you’re in Shinan district and looking for a place with lots of music, drinking, and general merriment, check out the triangle of bars on Jiangxi Lu: ssLPG, Freeman, and Charlie’s. Just around the corner are the loud and youth oriented clubs Rain, Feeling, and Bund No. 1. The Corner Jazz Bar will be a popular late night destination – it’s on the corner of Minjiang and Minjiang Er Lu (aka Coffee Street).

Zhonglian Plaza (intersection of Ningxia and Nanjing Lu) has a handful of bars and clubs that will be rocking until early in the morning of January 1st. Try Vivi and Ye Chao for the biggest crowds. Angel and Time Bar are also in this large complex near the East West elevated highway.

On Hong Kong Middle Road, check out Club New York (near intersection of Fuzhou Lu) and Q Bar in Shangri La for bands and drinks specials until late 2011/early 2012. Restaurants including La Villa and Terrazzo will have specials on drinks and food to celebrate the coming of what some say will be our last year on the 3rd rock from the sun.

Forget 1999, party like it’s 2011. If you really believe the end is nigh, indulge yourself. And even if you are not sure about the end of the world, at least there’s a party tonight.

In Huangdao Kaifaqu, ring in the new year 2012 on the bar street (Wuyishan Lu). Check out Catch-22 and the Oriental Saloon for gatherings of expats and local friends.

Relevant Links:
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on Xiami
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Info on Wikipedia
Happy New Year from Jimi Hendrix (Auld Lang Syne, Track 1, Disc 2)

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