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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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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.
Features Dive Hutong 
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...
Bungalow Tiki and Classic Cocktail Bar

Bungalow Tiki and Classic Cocktail Bar

This place serves authentic and awesome Tiki Cocktails and handcrafted Classic Cocktails. Drinks here are made with care and high quality ingredients. They also h...
The Local Bar & Grill

The Local Bar & Grill

Sanlitun ¥100-199 for two
They've updated their cocktails and changed the food menu, but it's still the same welcoming pub environment as it was before.
Check It Out Weekly Pub Quiz
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.
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.
Features Dive Dancing 
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.
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.
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 ...
Dada

Dada

This DJ space and cheap bar is the newest import from Shanghai to hit the Gulou scene.
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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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.
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...
12SQM

12SQM

Gulou ¥100-199 for two
This cozy café-bar is only 12sqm, but other than space, it isn't lacking in any amenity or liquor you would find at a larger bar. It even has its own house cockta...
Features Dive Hutong 
Cu Ju

Cu Ju

Dongsishitiao ¥100-199 for two
Dongcheng's first sports bar, Cu Ju has evolved into a hutong dining destination, sports fan's manna and all around neighborhood hangout.
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