Best Bars in Beijing

Dusk Dawn Club

Dusk Dawn Club

Wangfujing ¥100-199 for two
This livehouse is a combination bar, music venue, gallery space and open platform for the young and young at heart.
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Là-Bas Bar

Là-Bas Bar

Gulou ¥100-199 for two
This is a gem of a bar in the quiet Gulou hutong of Jiaodaokou Bei Santiao. With a sound system for the occasional low-key folk or avant-garde gig, La-Bas Bar is ...
Jing-A Taproom

Jing-A Taproom

Sanlitun ¥100-199 for two
There’s nothing not to like about the new residence of one of the capital's premier microbreweries.
[RELOCATING] Bungalow Tiki and Classic Cocktail Bar

[RELOCATING] Bungalow Tiki and Classic Cocktail...

Dongsishitiao ¥100-199 for two
Make like you're on the beach with Bungalow's Tiki offerings.
Iori

Iori

A delightful hideaway tucked away off the lobby of a nondescript Chinese hotel. Iori stocks a full range of whisk(e)ys, rums and bourbons, many of them rare Japan...
[RELOCATING] 8-bit

[RELOCATING] 8-bit

Gulou Less than ¥99 for two
Beijing's first video game bar has working versions of Nintendo/Super NES and on any night of the week you'll find expats and locals glued to the screens.
Check It Out 8-BIT is back!
Yugong Yishan

Yugong Yishan

Gulou Less than ¥99 for two
One of the premier venues in Beijing for live music, Yugong Yishan has a stellar sound system and awesome roster of international underground acts, not to mention...
The Local Bar & Grill

The Local Bar & Grill

Sanlitun ¥100-199 for two
A welcoming pub with great-tasting and value food and drink.
Lantern Club

Lantern Club

Gongti ¥100-199 for two
This underground Gongti West club was launched by Acupuncture Records, China's premier techno music label.
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Ocean Grounds Organic Coffee & Tea

Ocean Grounds Organic Coffee & Tea

Gongti ¥100-199 for two
After a brief retail hiatus, OG owner Jim Lee is back on the caffeine grind, this time teaming up with Paul Hsu (JC Lounge) on a cocktail program that is every bi...
Temple

Temple

This live music venue may be small, but it packs a punch with its Tibetan rock and motorcycle-tough decor as well as its addiction to great music.
Mai Bar

Mai Bar

Gulou ¥100-199 for two
This tiny cocktail courtyard bar's creative tipples and large collection of whiskeys makes for a nice place to get cozy with a few friends.
Steampunk Bar

Steampunk Bar

Gulou Less than ¥99 for two
Step right up for some affordable, imported beers and whiskey in this steampunk-inspired Gulou bar.
Mokihi

Mokihi

Opened inside a sushi restaurant on Lucky Street, this laid-back Japanese bar impresses with stellar cocktails and a strong selection of name alcohols. The aprico...
Frank's Place at Trio

Frank's Place at Trio

Lido ¥100-199 for two
Boisterous sports bar decked out in leather and wood with a hunting lodge feel attracts a regular crowd of Lido expats who come for the beer list and pub grub.
Dada

Dada

This DJ space and cheap bar is the newest import from Shanghai to hit the Gulou scene.
Ala House

Ala House

This 1920s-styled whiskey bar is located in Central Park, and offers a cozy space to sip on the extensive range of whiskeys or sample their expertly made classic ...
Aria Bar and Restaurant

Aria Bar and Restaurant

CBD/Guomao More than ¥600 for two
Famed for an evolving menu that embraces Mediterranean influences and world sensibilities, satisfied guests can't help but sing this smart hotel restaurant's prai...
Mao Mao Chong

Mao Mao Chong

Gulou ¥100-199 for two
This relaxed hutong bar is well known for its creative cocktails and reasonably priced international beers and wines.
Slow Boat Brewery Taproom

Slow Boat Brewery Taproom

Dongsishitiao ¥100-199 for two
This taproom is the home and headquarters for one of the city's most popular microbrews. With room for up to 20 beers on tap, you're sure to find something you love.
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