The White Night Bar is the most famous culture salon in Chengdu, one of the cultural landmark of Chengdu City.
The old shop of White Night was opened at Yulin West Road on 8th May 1998, designed by the famous architectLiu Jia Kun. It was the first book bar in Chengdu. The owner of White Night bar, Zhaiyongming, is one of the most important poets and writers in China. Therefore, the White Night bar gradually became a place that writers, artists, media reporters, literature and art enthusiasts allgather together.
The new shop of White Night moved to No.32nd Narrow Alley of Chengdu, full of the old Chengdu characteristics, officially opened on 5th August 2008. The new shop located in an old courtyard of Narrow Alley, which still keeps the architectural style during the period of ROC. In addition to inheriting the existing cultural atmosphere, the new White Night also newly opened an art gallery to display all kinds of art works, especially introduce young artists.
For more than a decade, because of its special cultural background, White Night had hosted a large number of cross-border cultural and artistic activities, includingpoetry, literature, art, movie, photography, plays andmusic. Some large activities even caused nationwide attention and small culture salon held on a monthly basis. Now the White Night has become one of most influential cultural spaces in China.