Eat&Drink

GET YOUR BRUNCH ON BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN QINGDAO

Jiang Yu and Ellie Bouttell check out some of Qingdao’s best lunch and brunch spots As the weather warms, blossoms bloom and everyone starts to relax a little, REDSTAR thought it was high time we honored the tradition of taking your time over a breakfast lunch. Below...
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QINGDAO UNIVERSITY’S COFFEE STOPS

Whether you’re a student in need of a better place to study than the library, or a stressed, hungover laptop-tapper looking to feel at home, near a university campus is the place to be. Virginia Rossi reports on the best coffee stops near Qing Da.   SPROFESSIONAL...
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LIVING VEGAN IN QINGDAO

Vegetarianism and veganism are growing movements around the world, but in China, the concepts seem sparsely understood. Meike Sell talks through some of the challenges of veganism here in Qingdao. In Germany, where I’ve been vegan for 8 years, everyone kept telling me...
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Qingdao’s Best Teahouses

Dedicated to all the tea lovers and not here you are three of our favorite teahouses around Qingdao. LAO SHE Many foreign dignitaries have been hosted at Lao She over the years, as it is China’s most famous teahouse franchise. In this teahouse nothing is left to...
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Deals

Korona Grill House Ribs Night

Pork ribs dinner only \79/person.

Lucca Restaurant Steak Day

Steak meal only \68/person.

Canvas Taco Dinner

Mexican style dinner buffet for only ¥58/person.

ISTANBUL

11:30-16:00

Turkish special lunch & tea time event

Chicken doner = 39rmb /set (buy 2 or

more sets in the same order will offer

free soft drink for each set as an extra)

(Cola/Cola Zero/Sprite/Fanta/laoshan

bottle water). 30% off in all menu

(except alcohol & wines menu)

Angelinas Angels Night

All ladies can enjoy free cocktails from

8pm till 1am.

Best 1998 Ladies Night

Free select cocktails available all night

for ladies. Gentleman can enjoy the

same promotion for \110.

Club New York Ladies’ Night

All ladies can enjoy free selected

cocktails (sexy on the beach, vodka

orange juice, green earth) from 9pm

to 12am.

Milano Tango & Drinks Special

Free tango lessons. Buy-one-get-onefree

glasses of wine or Efes beer.

Q Bar Ladies Night

Ladies enjoy 5 varieties of free cocktails

available until midnight.

Loong Bar Ladies Night

Free select drinks for ladies from

10:30pm to 3am. Gin, Vodka and Rum

are buy-one-get-one-free and all beers

are buy 6 get 2 free.

Loong Bar Ladies Night

Free select drinks for ladies from

10:30pm to 3am. Gin, Vodka and Rum

are buy-one-get-one-free and all beers

are buy 6 get 2 free.

ISTANBUL

11:30-16:00

Turkish special lunch & tea time event

Chicken doner = 39rmb /set (buy 2 or

more sets in the same order will offer

free soft drink for each set as an extra)

(Cola/Cola Zero/Sprite/Fanta/laoshan

bottle water). 30% off in all menu

(except alcohol & wines menu)

138 Art Mexican Night

Every Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30pm enjoy an

all-you-can-eat Mexican Buffet for only \59.

Canvas Rib Thursday

Enjoy a portion of ribs for \64/person.

Little LPG’s Quiz Night

Bring a team or join one at the bar. Free with

prizes. For dinner, \50 Chicken Parma with a

free Carlsberg draught beer.

ISTANBUL

11:30-16:00

Turkish special lunch & tea time event

Chicken doner = 39rmb /set (buy 2 or

more sets in the same order will offer

free soft drink for each set as an extra)

(Cola/Cola Zero/Sprite/Fanta/laoshan

bottle water). 30% off in all menu

(except alcohol & wines menu)

Sunset Café BBQ Hamburger Special

At Observatory Hostel

Angelinas Demons Night

Gentlemen who dress to impress will be

eligible for one free drink and one free

surprise gift.

Best 1998 Office Night

Give the bartender your business card and

select drinks are buy-one-get-one-free.

QBar Tequila Night

Corona Beer and Tequila for \20.

ISTANBUL

11:30-16:00

Turkish special lunch & tea time event

Chicken doner = 39rmb /set (buy 2 or

more sets in the same order will offer

free soft drink for each set as an extra)

(Cola/Cola Zero/Sprite/Fanta/laoshan

bottle water). 30% off in all menu

(except alcohol & wines menu)

Loong Bar Margarita Night

Margaritas buy-one-get-one-free, in Classic,

Strawberry, Rose, Mango, and Peach flavours

10RMB Bottled Beer, 20RMB Draft Beer,

10RMB Tequila Shots.

Westin Lobby Lounge Cocktail Night

80RMB+6% tax for unlimited cocktails

throughout the night.

Best 1998 Student and Teacher’s Night

Present your student or teacher ID at the

bar and get unlimited select drinks all

night for only \60.

Little LPG Bloody Mary

\20 Bloody Marys all day.

New York Bar Acoustic Night

The house band plays acoustic versions

of the best musical hits.

Lucca

Every afternoon, Americano Coffee RMB10

Club New York

Every night buy-one-get-one-free

Whisky Cola, Rum & Coke, Gin & Tonic

and Vodka Orange.

纽约吧

威士忌可乐、朗姆可乐、金汤力及螺

丝刀,每日买一送一。

Loong Bar happy hour

From 00:00-02:00, free flow beers,

tequila shots and Kamikazes are only

100RMB/person.

欢乐时光

从晚上0点至凌晨2点,仅需100元,

青啤,龙舌兰,神风Shot畅饮。

Freeman

All night long: Jager shots ¥10 and

Moscow Mules 3 for 2.

自由人酒吧

野格短饮仅需10元,莫斯科骡子买

2得3。

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LUIGI’S PIZZA

Luigi’s Pizza is place that celebrates both traditional Italian cuisine and innovative versions of it. Durian and Beijing Duck pizzas sit side by side with Pizza Margherita on the menu. “With this kind of menu we aim to attract western and Chinese guests,” says the...

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Korean BBQ at Shan Mu Cun 善苜村

Korean Barbecue is lauded by gourmets for its fresh, delicious taste. Meat is usually wrapped in lettuce leaves, but Shan Ma Cun does things a little differently; their speciality is meat wrapped in rice rolls. At this funky place, you first soak the hard rice roll,...

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The Brunch Club

New on the outskirts of Guoxin Stadium is The Brunch Club, which does exactly what it says on the tin and more. The owners of Lisa’s Bistro have branched out to provide the only all-day brunch in the city. The result is a spacious, wood-furnished cafe with large...

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Eat&Drink features

Delivery in Shinan: Western & Eastern

Calling all foodies in Qingdao! In this very special REDSTAR article, Jordan Eckenrode takes a look at two businesses that only do delivery, so it's no use trying to hunt down their shop front. We take a look at one place that focuses on Western food and one delivery...
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Newbie or Chinese Foodie?

Newbie If you subsist entirely on eggs and tomatoes, la mian, baked sweet potatoes and fried rice, you’re fresh off the boat. You find hot pot adventurous and chicken neck scary. You still skim over menus looking for General Tso’s and half expect a fortune cookie at...
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Dare to Try: Weird Drinks in China

Christina Cao and Carolina Martins overcome their fear of the legendary bad drinks in China to give you their honest feedback. Tolerance Rating System 0 to 5: the higher the drink scored, the better it tastes. 1. Red “Scream” What it is: A flavoured energy drink....
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Rhum Barbancourt: elegance is an attitude

Barbancourt is a rum renowned the world over. Its story began in 1862, when Dupré Barbancourt emigrated to Haïti, and started making rum according to the method he had perfected in his hometown of Charente, France. Although the descendants of Barbancourt’s wife,...
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Inside Qingdao’s Chocolate Factory

Ellie Bouttell takes a look at the workings of Qingdao’s own chocolate factory, and the history of chocolate in Spain. Julian Zulueta is the manager of Chocolates Luz, a company which makes chocolate the traditional Spanish way. Although not known to many for its...
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