WooBar

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Article By David Lee

1F, W Hotel. Qujiang chi dong lu.
曲江池东路W酒店一楼
(029) 8966 9999     173 9249 1826
11:00pm – 1:00am

Average Price per Person /人均消费: 298RMB Happy hour, 600+RMB other times

PROS: Aesthetic, drink/food quality, great happy hour deal
CONS: Price, price

Woobar is the nicest bar in Xi’an and is priced accordingly.

Located on the first floor of the W Hotel in Qujiang, Woobar is an incredible experience mixing the best parts of bar and nightclub.

The interior design is an absolutely stunning modern look, with slanted windows facing the lakefront and spacious seating. If you are having a party and want a special night out with a group of friends, Woobar is absolutely the place to do it. There is also ample outdoor seating and beautiful ambiance. Live DJs are also featured on many nights and they play an interesting blend of house music that brings the energy of the entire room up. If you want a quieter evening, enjoy the outdoor vibes looking out into the lit-up new district and Tang Paradise lake.

The drink selection features creative and elegant signature cocktails that leave a lasting impression. One drink came served on top of liquid nitrogen, another came in a matcha-coated bird-shaped glass, and another with a large ice cube with flowers and fruit frozen inside. They all taste amazing and will look great on your Instagram and WeChat moments. There is also a vast assortment of bottles, draft beers and bar classics available.

Woobar currently boasts a tapas menu with nine great dishes to choose from. They are all noticeably high-quality and it seems no expense was spared to ensure the best possible dining experience. Large fried oysters, beef carpaccio, sautéed octopus and similar Spanish-inspired fare really augment the bar experience.

The main downside of Woobar is the premium price. Most of their signature drinks exceed 100 RMB and most tapas dishes can exceed 45 RMB, which adds up very quickly. If I ever have a night where price is no option or I can get somebody to pay for me, Woobar is the first place I would go.

Luckily, there is an incredible happy hour special aimed at making Woobar an affordable luxury experience. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day, the establishment will serve unlimited tapas and drinks for 298 RMB. Although still steep, that is well worth the service and fare you would be getting.

All in all, Woobar fits right in with the luxurious, over-the-top W hotel. Every element of the bar is first class and the happy hour special makes it all relatively accessible.

David Lee is a reviewer for Xianease hoping to eventually write something as good as “real g’s move in silence like lasagna.” He can be reached at reviews@xianease.com

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