The One Place In The Life Bar (Yi Xi 一席)

This re­cent­ly opened bar and restau­rant took over a large swath of the is­land’s Xi­a­men-fac­ing out­door-bar ter­ri­to­ry be­tween the Lun Du fer­ry port and the San Qiu Tian tourist fer­ry ter­mi­nal, along the Xi­a­men-fac­ing board­walk. If you turn left as you’re step­ping out of the San Qiu Tian tourist fer­ry ter­mi­nal, it’ll be the biggest bar gar­den in sight. If you come to the Glob­al Bowen Bear Ho­tel, you’ve gone too far.

This new in­door-out­door restau­rant and mu­sic bar is touristy but fun., and live mu­sic acts of vari­able qual­i­ty take to the out­door stage and play from ear­ly evening un­til around 10pm. The kitchen turns out good french fries and de­cent steaks, loaded pota­to skins, and oth­er straight­for­ward Chi­nese-West­ern fare with mediocre ser­vice.

The One Place In The Life Bar (Yi Xi 一席)
The One Place in the Life Bar, Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu)

The most no­table thing about The One Place In The Life is its live mu­sic stage and ex­pan­sive gar­den with bay views, com­plete with a kitschy white dig­i­tal ba­by grand pi­ano. Torch­es heat the ex­pan­sive gar­den at night.

The One Place In The Life Bar (Yi Xi 一席)
The One Place in the Life Bar, Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu)

Live mu­sic is most­ly Chi­nese pop. West­ern dish­es in­clude thin but tasty T‑bone steaks, french fries, pota­to skins, and oth­er ap­pe­tiz­ers that will help sat­is­fy home­sick­ness for West­ern­ers. Torch­es warm things up in the gar­den on cold evenings in win­ter.

The One Place In The Life Bar (Yi Xi 一席)
The One Place in the Life Bar, Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu)

Ad­dress: Yan­ping Road, Gu­langyu Is­land, Sim­ing Dis­trict, Xi­a­men City, Chi­na

在正对厦门岛方向的鼓浪屿海岸边上,这家新开的酒吧式餐馆拥有一大片露天座位。当你从三丘田码头出来向左拐,你就会看到这家岛上最大的花园式酒吧了。音乐舞台、广阔的花园和海湾美景、和一架白色数码钢琴,是一席酒吧最有抢眼的地方。酒吧的音乐大多数是中国流行音乐,对于西方游客来说,品尝这里的T骨牛排、薯条、土豆皮、和其它开胃菜等西餐,是减轻他们思乡的好办法。对了,这里冬天的晚上还会摆放火炬让现场暖和起来。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿延平路21号