Xian gay scene
We based ourselves in Xi’An for a while during out travels in China so we set out to discover its gay scene with our local friend, Cass:
The Xian gay scene
Cass introduced us to the Xian gay scene. At the time of writing, Xi’An had only one club/bar called “In.D” (pronounced, “Indy”). We also used Utopia Asia as a gay guide reference, but it needs some updating.
In.D is located next to the Starway Hotel on “Taibaoji Xiang” inside Zhu Qu Men.
When you enter, you are given a table and obliged to spend 200 yuan (around £20) per table. This will get you around 20 bottles of beer or 2 bottles of (bad) wine, or a mix of both.
You then sit back and enjoy the cabaret show.
The cabaret at In.D was some of the funniest we’ve seen, despite the language barrier:
And, there are a variety of Chinese comedy sketches, solo singing, and boy band style dancing performances like this:
But, at around 1am, the shows finish and people start to leave. The Chinese generally don’t like dancing and instead prefer to sit at their tables playing a dice game with each other.
As a non-Chinese person, you will stand out and get a lot of attention, so choose your outfit well and have a ball in the Xian gay scene: