Written by Jack Marshall and Tracy Nel
We are always on the lookout for new places, and to find a place that stands out from the rest is difficult. However, MIU could quite possibly be the place we have been searching for.
MIU is a classy new bar situated in Gaoxin. Compared with other “club bars” in Xi’an, MIU is far more refined. Upon walking in, we were greeted with the beautiful sound of a house jazz band. Alongside this group of western musicians they have four different performances each night, starting around 9 pm. Ladies Night is every Tuesday, with free selected cocktails and gifts.
The décor is really interesting. The multi-colored pyramid made of empty bottles really caught my eye. They have tables and booths scattered around the stage area, as well as a smoking lounge and a wine room.
The bar area is a big hit, with a western bartender and an impressive drink selection. The single malt whiskey is on top of my list of favorites. MIU boasts four different types of gin, with Bombay Sapphire being the cheapest. Feel like a cigar to accompany your whiskey? No problem! The variety of pipe tobacco and cigars are really impressive and imported from countries such as Italy, Germany and Turkey.
The food menu is extensive and includes traditional Sichuan dishes, steaks and pizza, all at competitive prices. Caviar, oysters, and cheese and ham platters make their menu unique, as well as the fact that you can order food any time of the night.
Although MIU is a bit on the pricy side, we will definitely be back soon. It’s not every day that you find a great place to come and unwind after a stressful week at work.
PROS: The service was excellent, the menus and staff are bilingual and they loan out power banks.
CONS: The prices are competitive for a club scene, but it won’t be a regular thing for the average Joe.
Average Price per person/人均消费: 80RMB
Address /地址：100m North of KeJi Road Intersection, Tang Yan Road( 唐延路 科技路十字 向北100米路西 )
Tel /电话: 029-8187 9898
Hours /时间: 8:00pm – 4:00am