standard What’s Your Local? – January 2015

Every month we dig deep to find where people spend their time eating, drinking and having a good time. After we get the inside scoop on everyone’s favorite places, we pass them along to you here. Here’s our list for January 2015.



Occupation: Teacher and Unicorn

‘Hood: Yinzhou

Favorite Watering Hole: iStation

january - istation front


She Says: “One of my favorite places to go for a drink in town just happens to be around the corner from my house in Yinzhou. iStation is one of those places that makes me feel welcomed and completely comfortable every time I walk in the door. This is without a doubt a direct correlation to the two wonderful men that own it, Ling Hui and Xing Xing. This place for me is a legitimate hangout. If you just want to come in and relax, sit around with friends, watch some dogs wrestle around, share some food, play chess or even play some music, this is the spot!”

january - istation interior

Address: Set back in the complex just off of Maocheng Zhong Lu near the corner of Tiantong Bei Lu.

Show the Taxi: 送我去贸城中路744 (天童北路和贸城中路交叉口)




Occupation: One of the owners of Don Papa

‘Hood: Yinzhou 

Favorite Grub Spot: Xiong Di Ma La Tang | 兄弟麻辣烫

january malatang

She Says: This local joint has been on people’s top spots to eat in Ningbo for years. The food is spicy and hot, unforgiving and delicious. It’s all the things you want malatang to be.

Address: Cheng Huang Miao (Buddha Market), 92 Kaiming Jie, Haishu District

Show the Taxi: 送我去开明街92号(城隍庙)



Occupation: The other owner of Don Papa

‘Hood: Yinzhou

Favorite Place to Go Do Stuff: Youngor Zoo | 雅戈尔动物园

january - zoo


He Says: “This is a big step up from when the zoo used to be in the middle of the city. Now the animals have much larger habitats and everyone is becoming more educated on how to care for and learn from all of the fantastic animals.”

Address: Near Dongqian Lake

Show the Taxi: 送我去雅戈尔动物园

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