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.
The bar is the brainchild of a young, cool guy named Xiao Xi, who likes to re-design and re-decorate his own paradise weekly. If you turn into an island regular visit him once every three to five days, he’ll invariable surprise you with his new crazy ideas. The latest is an excellent, free, rigged-up karaoke system with a miniature Nobsound tube amp.
Drinks are expensive, but there’s a full range of designer whiskies and Goose Island IPA. There’s cool vintage jewelry and home-made souvenirs at reasonable prices at the shop in the garden, where the young geniuses who run the establishment also live.
Address: 133 Nei Cuo Ao Lu, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China