I live in Gaoxin area and have been searching for a local bar. I saw on Xianese an advertisement for the Wonderbar, only a couple of blocks from where I live. When I found it it was closed (at about 10:30 pm). There was another bar nearby called the Swiss Bar (if my translation is correct) which was also closed.
Is this closure permanent? Are there any bars in my area?
No idea about it.
But I don't think Gaoxin is the bar area in Xi'an.
Behind the Ginwa shopping center is a bar called "Green Molly's" and there is also the "Demon Bar" nearby. Both are nice, decent selection of draft beer. Green Molly's gets a bit smokey on Friday and Saturday nights and the Demon Bar has become a place quite a few ex-pats have been going to on the weekends. Check out www.xianease.com for more info and addresses.