Throw on your crime-fighting cape and make your way over to Star Factory, a restaurant and bar plastered with Captain America costumes and superheroes that’s good kitschy fun. It’s an easy stroll across Renmin Road East from the Conrad Dalian for American classics (think: deep dish pizza and cheeseburgers). Pop by on a Friday or Saturday evening for a quick cocktail at the bar and the bonus entertainment of locals crooning Journey and Frank Sinatra hits on karaoke. Request the barista’s suanmeitang, a classic Chinese beverage of sweetened sour green plums (they make just 10 cups per day and always sell out).
Cross Renmin Road East and head towards the pier. The Star Factory is inside Shiwuku, a former warehouse converted into a space for cafes and restaurants.
STAR FACTORY: 2/F Shiwuku, Dalian Port, Zhongshan District, 186-4212-2622