Restaurant by day, bar by night, this taproom attracts revelers, regardless of age, in search of the offbeat and eclectic. Located on the outskirts of the Nankai University campus, the interior sets the tone with an odd collection of decorations ranging from African trinkets to a prominent Santa Claus. Beer is the main libation, while watching Chinese MTV and various sports is the main entertainment. Visitors who quickly fatigue on Tianjin's neon nightlife adore the organic nature of this bar.
This is perhaps the most visited hip hop bar in Tianjin. With DJ parties and drink specials throughout the week, including CNY20 pitchers of beer, Scarlet is packed at the weekend with college students making use of the dance floor.
With an emphasis on new, local, and alternative music, 13 Club has been warmly welcomed by those in Tianjin seeking an alternative to Cantopop. Hosting bands that come from Beijing, there is something going on here nearly every weekend. Call the club for scheduling details, or just stop by - the diverse crowd here is likely to include friends you just have not met yet. They serve pub grub, but not during shows.
Rainbow Bar will add color to your post-work life. Live acts by local artists, great ambiance to enjoy refreshing drinks and the energetic vibe of the crowd, overall add to the delightful time spent here. Make sure you drop by early as this popular place fills in quickly with enthusiastic locals.
Every day is duck season at this popular Tianjin restaurant. It enjoys a strong reputation with locals for being one of the only dining spots in the city that serves authentic Peking roasted duck. The menu also offers several other local dishes, but to dine here and not order duck would be like visiting France's wine region and drinking beer. The menu prices are all reasonable. Weekend reservations are suggested.
This ranks as one of Tianjin's most popular clubs with foreign travelers, partly because of its convenient riverside location behind a long row of highbrow hotels. However the crowd here on the weekend includes a lot of locals as well. Everyone agrees that the music is hit and miss, but the full bar serves up a mean cocktail. The booths offer privacy, Pepper's is the kind of place patrons do not end up hoarse from shouting over the noise. Just remember, we warned you about the music.
"Oh the humanity," and "Can the constant strobe light cause damage to the retinas," are common utterances in this massively massive disco hall. The dance floor is large enough to land a small aircraft, yet is always jammed with revelers seemingly hypnotized by the sensory overload of flickering strobe lights and pounding Chinese and American pop tunes. Its second floor lounge features choreographed dance shows featuring lightly dressed women. This stands as one of Tianjin's most popular night nests.