Weibo Bar, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

American hip hop and R&B greet you as you walk into this dark, eclectically decorated haunt whose name (Weibo Jiu Ba 围脖酒吧) means "scarf bar." There's an amusing collection of wall decorations and a periodic one-man live music show, but the real highlight of the interior is the movie screen, which plays comedies with their soundtracks pumped through the excellent sound system by day and ...

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Chu Family Garden (Chu Jia Yuan 褚家园)

This well-known romantic garden café is one more piece of proof that Kulangsu is paradise. Leaves blow in the sunny breeze, flowers bloom, and birds serenade you with a symphony while you sit at wooden tables under umbrellas in the shade of an old brick mansion. It's an alluring respite for weary feet and jack of all trades for passers-by. You can spend many minutes wandering around the garden ...

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Canaan D Cocktail Bar (迦南D)

In New York, it was Milk & Honey. In Houston, it was Anvil. On Kulangsu, the next-generation cocktail culture has been shaped by a genuine, hard-working man named Gino, an island native who (in addition to being a star attacker for a semi-pro soccer team) has raised the mixology bar forever. Drinks are serious, but the decor in this dim speakeasy-style haunt is playful--especi...

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Yiko Restaurant & Beer Bar (一口)

There's nothing better than kicking back with a fresh beer poured straight from the tank after a long day of exploring, and Yiko's unfiltered brews are the island's best. Our favorite is the pilsner, which glows with a cloudy golden goodness. The micro-brewery, which is owned by the adjacent Naza Hotel, also turns out a deeply colored "American IPA" that's light ...

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Miracle Paradise Bar & Gift Shop (Xi Wu 隙屋)

This indoor-outdoor café-bar (Xi Wu 隙屋酒吧) has been around for more than eight years, and it's an absolute gem--one of the true treasures of Kulangsu nightlife. The shaded hipster garden is a work of outsider art. Hanging lanterns, spinning pinwheels, bric-a-brac, and eclectic music give the place a French-Quarter-of-Kulangsu feel. [caption id="attachment_1166" align="alignnone" width="40...

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