The “other” new year is celebrated in Qingdao at clubs and bars around town on the evening of December 31. New Year’s Eve parties in Qingdao will be happening privately and publicly throughout the city. There will also be public fireworks at May 4th Square in Fushan Bay – just like last year.

Cheers Qingdao ~ Happy New Year! Happy 2011!

Here is a very brief list of some of the places where resident and visiting foreigners are likely to be partying with their Chinese compatriots of the night. Please let us know of some of your favorites in the comments below.

Night Trend (aka Ye Chao), Vivi, Angel Bar

All in the Zhonglian Guangchang complex at the corner of Ningxia and Nanjing Lu. Modern clubs with modern sound systems and packed with people dressed to impress on a night on the town.

Q Bar

Upscale bar on the 1F of Shangri-La Hotel. Live band and dancing, sometimes of the pole variety.

Old Jack’s Bar

Across Yanerdao Lu from the Book City, just north of Jusco and Crowne Plaza. Quiet, European pub atmosphere.

La Villa

Quiet option with food, across from the Qingdao World Trade Center.

Club New York

Long standing bar with large live (and loud) band. Should be quite crowded with wine and song.


Live band and Beatles/rock and roll theme, also have some nice Chinese dishes and noodles from Steven Gao.

Room Lounge

Small place (name says it all) with a cosy vibe next to May 4th Square. Might be a good place before/after the fireworks there.

Feeling & Bund No. 1

Just 2 of the many disco style clubs in Qingdao; both promised to be packed at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Relevant Links:
Qingdao Bars and Clubs

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