Beijing has a wonderful selection of cozy, comfortable pubs where you can meet after work for a beer or else spend the entire weekend glued to a bar stool enjoying the company of whoever walks in. The pubs of Beijing are first class and cater to a mixed group of expats, locals and sports fanatics.
Shiller's, the Den and Dirty Nellies are all relaxed pubs that have the game on in the background, entertainment in the form of pool tables or darts, and a chill vibe that makes you feel you could stay put all day and enjoy the atmosphere and mood.
Paddy O'Shea's is Beijing premiere Irish Pub, and attracts a wonderful and rowdy group of regulars who frequent the pub nightly for socialization, lubrication and sports entertainment. Frank's Place, similarly, is a relaxed sports bar that attracts a similar crowd of sports fanatic and regulars.
No Name Bar and Pass-by Bar are local pubs that offer a quiet atmosphere for drinking beer, tea or just sitting in a corner on the wi-fi. In quaint, hutong buildings, these places are more for your early afternoon beer than your all-nighter activity.
Finally, Lush, the Tree and Beer Mania offer excellent beer lists, relaxed trendy atmospheres and a place to gather on the weekend with good friends.
Liang Ma He Road, Chao Yang District
Opposite the Kempinski Hotel and Jingcheng Building
4 Gongtidong Road, Chao Yang District
Next to City Hotel
Old expat bar with reliable food and drink...
3 Qianhai Dongyan
2/F, Building 1, Huaqing Jia Yuan
2nd Floor, Building 1, Wudaokou Hai Dian
43 Bei Sanlitun Nan
West of San Li Tun North Bar St. (behind Poachers Inn)
B8 Dongsanhuan Beilu
Liangmaqiao Flower Market
28号 Dongzhimen Waida St, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
West of Rosedale Hotel
Nan Luogu Xiang 108
Back Lakes; alley is to left/west of a Muslim restaurant on the north side of Ping'an Dadao; walk north 150m/492 ft
Taiyue Fang 1st Floor
Nan Sanlitun Lu