Wuhan Huashi Cultural Street: Where Different Cultures Meet

Wuhan Huashi Cultural Street: Where Different Cultures Meet
By Edward Kofi Turkson , eChinacities.com

If you’re looking for a place in Wuhan where you can have all-in-one entertainment so you don’t have to hop from one venue to another, Huashi Cultural Street on Luoyu Lu has got it all – a cluster of drinking bars and restaurants, cafés, pizza inns, arts & gifts shops, boutiques and sports shops, you name it, they’re all in one location. Situated at the West gate of Huazhong Normal University, night life at Huashi Cultural Street is noted for its friendly environment where expatriates and foreign students in Wuhan gather to party together..

To name but just a few,bars and restaurants like Burton, La Province and 173 Art Space are venues where you can celebrate in the company of expatriates and foreign students who throng there mostly on weekends to party and shake off the stress from work and studies in the frenzied atmosphere. Although activities during the day are not brisk like night time, shoppers can find a wide range of items from Chinese paintings,sculptures, crafts, and a lot of other art pieces from different provinces in China. Besides the usual Chinese dishes, some restaurants serve Italian, French, German and Muslim food.

1) BurtonView In Map


The Front view of Burton with flags from almost every country in the world

The style of Burton is very relaxed and laid back with stone walls, wooden tables and benches that allow customers to move around freely. The ambience gives customers the feeling of a ghetto cabin bar with writings of nicknames in graffiti on walls inside the bar. Flags from almost every country in the world hang stretching from one corner to another. The place offers free coffee refills on Mondays, buy one beer get one free on Tuesdays and 20 percent discount all day on Thursdays. Beers here are no more than 5 RMB a bottle and there are also special offers for free beers mostly on Wednesdays and Fridays between 19:00 – 23:00. Deserts on their menu include sandwiches, burgers, tasty chicken nuggets, pizza and fresh homemade fruit juices. For lovers of shisha or hookah, the place has nice scented jasmine, strawberry and other breathtaking flavours. Here, anyone can play his or her choice of music, making the dance floor irresistible as a variety of tunes from hip-hop, R & B, dance-hall reggae, house music and anything you could think off booms in the background.

Add:152 Wuchang Luoyu Rd(inside Huazhong Normal University)Wuchang District, Wuhan
地址:武汉市武昌珞喻路152(内华中师范大学)武汉市武昌区
Tel: 027 5185 4148
Opening hours: 09:00 – 23:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 521, 703, 709, 536, 583, 810, 804, 510, 907 or 401 to Computown station and walk 120 metres to destination.

2) 173 Art SpaceView In Map


The Front view of 173 Art Space-Live House BBQ

The interior design at 173 Art Space has that touch of romance. The arrangement of the furniture, where couples who want to be alone can hang around the upper section in sofas, is strategically positioned to give customers a clear view of the dancing floor below. It has the largest dancing floor among the bars and restaurants on the Cultural Street and customers can try their hands on any of the instruments the live band has to offer. The other sections extend inwards into the bar behind the dance floor, with a lounge which has its own little bar in the middle section. Behind the lounge is the third section – a balcony where customers can prepare their own barbeque if they choose to. Customers can also organize birthday and farewell parties at the balcony without intrusion from gate crushers.

Add:152 Wuchang Luoyu Rd(inside Huazhong Normal University)Wuchang District, Wuhan
地址:武汉市武昌珞喻路152(内华中师范大学)武汉市武昌区
Tel: 135 5429 7173
Opening hours: 10:00-23:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 521, 596, 59, 810, 581, 715, 703 or 806 to Computown station and walk 100 metres to destination.

3) Kebab Kingdom and HERBERT Europe snackView In Map


The front views of Kebab Kingdom and HERBERT Europe snack

For a hot, mouthwatering kebab, you might want to check out the Turkish restaurant, Kebab Kingdom where they also serve Pakistani and Indian dishes specially prepared with imported spices. Other recommended dishes include chicken biryani and a variety of Pakistani-Indian curry dishes. At Herbert Europe Snack, where the aroma of freshly baked pizza lingers all day, you will find some of the best pizzas in Wuhan. They have on their menu bacon, chicken, sausage, beef and tuna pizzas for prices ranging between 25 RMB to 35 RMB. Other dishes on their menu include red sauce beef and bacon spaghetti, white sauce cream and cheese spaghetti.

Add: 152 Wuchang Luoyu Rd(inside Huazhong Normal University)Wuchang District, Wuhan
地址:武汉市武昌珞喻路152(内华中师范大学)武汉市武昌区
Tel: Kebab Kingdom, 027 8788 0981; Herbert, 15342233215
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Getting there: Take bus No. 521, 702, 581, 907, 804, 810, 907 or 510 to Computown station and walk 100 metres to destination.

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Korleigh
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So proud of you bro !! xoxo

Jun 20, 2011 07:23 Report Abuse

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BEE
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Bravo for a great article. I hope that there is a continuation of this article as there are more places around cultural street that should be featured.

Jun 03, 2011 01:01 Report Abuse