Xian gay scene

Xian gay scene

Xi’An is a Chinese city with a population about the size of London (7 million).  Xian is famous for the Terracotta Army as well as the Muslim Quarter, which is a paradise for foodies.

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:

A gay night out in Xi'An with our local friend Cass

A gay night out in Xi’An 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:

Making friends in the Xian gay scene

As a foreigner, you will easily make friends in the Xian gay scene

You may also like:


  1. Andrew

    InD is a interesting club,but I think The Moon Palace Club is more interesting. The Moon Palace Club have many people dance after the end of the show. Xi’an have 4 gay club, some ok, some bad.

    • Stefan Arestis

      Thanks for your comment Andrew 🙂


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find gay friendly hotels

Purple roof gay friendly accomodation

Pin It on Pinterest

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive our latest travel stories, exclusive deals, travel tips. We are also offering a free ebook revealing the 10 best apps every gay traveller should have.

You have Successfully Subscribed!