Entertainment in Nanjing

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
There are plenty of good nightspots scattered everywhere in Nanjing. Due to a large student population, many of them are quite affordable. The students and a young workforce form a natural population of partiers in Nanjing.

Nanjing nightlife is nowhere near as varied as Shanghai's, but you can still find a mix of everything from karaoke joints to discos. There are also some remarkably Western bars, complete with draught beer and pub games such as darts and pool. The clientele in the places mentioned below is usually a mixture of Chinese and foreigners, and they can be excellent places to meet well-to-do locals. You'll find the bars are generally busy throughout the week, though dancing is usually reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. A night out can be relatively inexpensive, as there is no cover charge for foreigners at most bars and beers can be as cheap as ¥10 per bottle. Go-kart racing has recently caught on in a big way: Mini Grandprix Sport, several blocks south of Zhonghua Men at 201 Yuhuatai (at #5 Yuhua Building), has the best racing track (¥30 per ride).

The Answer
It is located in Jinying Lu, near the Nanjing University Foreign Students' Residence. Frequent live music performances from the affable owner and foreign students are played in this Small, intimate bar.

Huaxia
It lies in the corner of Guanjia Qiao and Huaqiao Lu just north of Xinjiekou. One of the frilliest karaoke places in town, with an extensive English song list to choose from while it is a little expensive.

Lady's
It is on a small alley two blocks south of Zhongshan Dong Lu and two blocks east of Taiping Nan Lu. Nicely furnished, intimate bar is with a pool table and a small dance floor. The quality of the music selection varies, but that doesn't dissuade the multitudes of Chinese students from packing it in every weekend.

Red Lips Night club
It situated in eastern end of Zhujiang Lu. For something different, try this popular place, featuring KTV, a disco and, in the basement, shooting with real guns and ammunition for fun.
Scarlet's
Located in 29 Che
zhan Dong Xiang, on a small lane just off Zhongshan Bei Lu several blocks west of Gulou, the Two-storey bar is playing a mix of raucous dance and rock tunes. Formerly extremely popular with foreign students, its popularity has waned slightly of late but it's still considered a safe bet for a good time.

Tequila's
It lies in Shengzhou Lu, southwest of Xinjiekou. The place for dancing at the time of writing - Chinese and foreign students alike consider it the coolest place to go. Often open until sunrise.