What's a trip to Beijing without a night out? Whether you want to do it up big or hang low-key with locals, bars are a good place to start your exploration of Beijing's nightlife. You'll want to find the right place for after-hours fun, whether you're going with a group or flying solo, on a date or having ladies night. These are the spots that get the good times rolling.
Bar Blu, Vicks, the Den and Blue Frog are all bars near Sanlitun-- Beijing's primiere nightlife area. Here you'll find excellent mixed drinks, beer and even decent food menus. The Den is one of Beijing's longest running Western bars serving an older crowd of sports fans and businessmen while Bar Blu is a cocktail bar and lounge serving a hip youthful crowd. Blue Frog is family friendly by day and a rowdy bar with a pool table and darts by night.
Vics, Hai and Lan all offer a louder bar scene with raging music, youthful crowds and the atmosphere of a party about to break into an epic night. You'll enjoy the affordable drinks, party mood and laid-back decor at these happening bars.
World of Suzie Wong's, Face and China Doll are all upscale bars that attract a more elite and expensive crowd. These places are legends in Beijing for the people they attract as well as the risky entertainment and expensive but strong drinks.
San Li Tun North Bar Street
Tongli Studio 4-5/F
Inside Workers' Stadium north gate
Huge beijing hotspot for the hip-hop crowd...
Intersection of Gongti Dong Lu 4A, next to the City Hotel (Chengshi Binguan)
Bldg S4 19 Sanlitun Road
The Village at Sanlitun
No. 83 Jianguo Road,
JW Marriott Hotel
B12 Jianguomen Waidajie
4/F Twin Towers
Celebrity hotspot with Stark decor... read more
1A Nongzhanguan Lu
Top trendy bar and club for those late nights...
Gongti Nanlu (just south of Workers' Stadium south gate)
Affordable drinks with amazing terrace... read more
2/F Tongli Studios
Sanlitun Beijie (off the main drag, behind 3.3)
Hottest Spot in Beijing's Nightlife... read more