Hello and welcome to ‘Leisure Activities in Tianjin!’
This is a small guide to some of the places where you can partake in fun activities which have been requested many times in the wechat groups!
This list is neither exhaustive nor particularly detailed, I have simply collated the information as I have found it.
If you have any activities or places to add for the benefit of the foreign community, please message in the Activities group or Tianjinexpats English group (these are wechat groups) and I will make sure the article is amended on a regular basis, enjoy! You can also add a comment at the bottom of this article!
NOTE: none of these venues likely have English-speaking staff so make sure you have someone with you who can translate, if you cant do it yourself!
1. Three source Yikang bowling alley
Address: 70 Weiwei Road (near the three Econazole Culture and Sports Center)
Recommended by a wechat user, this place looks the part, clean, plenty of lanes, equipment, search dianping for more info.
Reviews: the gist is, the place is ageing but still a decent place to visit, beware the owner who seems to have a somewhat poor attitude to customer service.
2. Dongli Lake resort bowling hall
Far outside the city centre, check dianping. Facilities look good but only for guests of resort according to reviews.
1. Yun Meng Ze Billiards Club
English/Pinyin Address:Lingbin Road (Ao Cheng),
Chinese Name: 云梦泽台球会所
This place is in the basement of aocheng (between Burger king and 7-11 facing the stadium) and I have personally visited it dozens of times, plenty of pool tables, reasonable snooker tables, check http://www.tianjinexpats.com/component/content/article/180-listing/rock_climbing/3047-yun-meng-ze-billiards-club for more information.
2. Billiards Club (Jinmao Branch)
Jinmao Building, B1
Address: South Main Street
This is the highest ranked dianping entry, and is located just a few minutes walk from the south end of Joy City.
3. Yun Ling leisure sports club
Address: West Lake Road, the third floor of all music
location is just off line 6, and facilities include an archery range!
lots of good reviews on dianping.
4. Lai Lai Billiard Club (God Save City Shop)
Address: South Road, 4th Floor, God Bless City
Convenient near subway line 2. good reviews on dianping.
5. Lang billiard club
Address: southwest corner of the textile city of Shu Liu Xiang next to the left elevator 5th floor (clothing street, opposite the Tianjin shopping malls) - this is very near no4. listed above. Tel: 022-87039577
Geely Building Skating Rink
Address: 209 Nanjing Road, Geely Building, 11th floor (near Isetan, the international commercial buildings, Jinhui)
Tel: 022-27220808 022-27317878
This is right by yingkoudao metro station and is a shared venue.
The dianping profile shows a good sized ice rink, very popular, on 11th floor of geely building.
Archery is the next floor up.
There are 4 places listed on dianping, far outside the city centre so I wont list here.
1. Jinsheng Karting Club
Address: Bin waterways and Wei Jin South Road, cross the mouth of agricultural cultivation within the Olympic Plaza
Not many reviews, most say it is ok, definitely worth a try seeing as how close it is to aocheng, just on the other side of the stadium.
2. TBK Karting Club
Address: Beichen Road, 50 meters north of the National Indoor Soccer Hall.
This one is a little north of the city centre, but very close to the subway line 1 end station.
Reviews mention it being high-end, good venue, with foreigners frequenting.
Address: taihu street near the cross with lishui street
Tel No: 13702138546
This place is always recommended by the foreign community via local wechat groups, good facilities, friendly staff.
Address: Jintang Road and Longtan Road intersection (two Palace Hospital)
If you are looking for a local spa, this one is quite central and can be reached easily via line9 subway.