Nightlife in Jinan

Meeting new people in Jinan is much easier when you know where most of the expats go at the weekends. As Jinan is ever growing we have new nightclubs and bars opening up every few months, but here are a few of our favourites.

Wow Bar/ Restaurant 

A very popular place for dancing, drinking and bar food. They have an English menu and a good variety of drinks to choose from. The décor is very alternative, they have flags representing every country and you can write your name on the tables just for fun. They have a DJ on at the weekends and frequently have drinks promotions and ladies night (certain drinks are free for all the ladies!)

Didi App name: Wow Western Style Food Pub

Address: 29 Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia

Price: No entry fee



There are multiple Karaoke bars around Jinan, they all provide the same service but each has its own individual décor. A few examples are the Victoria’s Secret themed one and La la land (where everything is gold plated) There is an option to hire a private room for a few hours at a very reasonable price. Snacks and alcohol can be purchased at each KTV and they have a good variety of English songs to choose from.

Didi App name: Yue interaction Self-help KTV (Victorias Secret themed KTV)

Address: 173 Lishan Road, Lixia

Price: 40-70 RMB per person ( depending on the group size and time you stay)


Charman Sports Bar &  Grill

A great place to watch live sports, listen to a live band and to play pool. They have great pub grub here including steaks,burritos and chicken dishes. They often have themed nights with drinks promotions.

Didi App name: Home Inn (Jinan Daming Lake Shaonian Road Branch)

Address: 2-4 Shaonian Road, Tianqiao

Price: No entry fee


Love song

Love song tends to have Chinese DJs most of the time and they play a lot of dance/trap music.

Didi App name: Love Song Club

Address: 1 Luoyuan Avenue

Price: Entry fee between 50/100 yuan but you get free drinks







Banjo Music Bar

Performances begin every night of the week at 22:00, either from the in-house band or one of the many guest groups that stop by on their tour across China. Banjo Bar’s lineup includes both bands from all around China, as well as international acts (frequently European). The atmosphere at Banjo Music Bar is relaxed and casual and they have a selection of good food with an English menu – perfect for a relaxed evening.

Didi App name: Banjo Music Bar

Address: 69 Huanshan Road, Lixia

Price: No entry fee