Yantai has a surprising number of cool venues for every kind of entertainment you could wish to find and that caters to almost every taste. The challenge is knowing where to find it. Yantai-Life team has thoroughly researched most of these places, and frequently.
At least 10 bars of various types are located on Bar Street ("Jiu Ba Jie" ). These range from foreigner-friendly bars with decent enough music, pubs with foosball and pool tables, and seedy Chinese disco style suitable for the hard-core expat at the end of the night.
The bar scene is continuously changing with newly opened bars, reopened bars, reopened under different names or different management so life never gets dull, even if you can remember it.
And if you really want to go local, you might even want to try karaoke (KTV) but be cautious that the pretty ladies don't get too close to you or your wallet, and make sure you are clear in advance exactly how much the room and services will cost.