From the minds that brought you Moka Bros, Mosto, and Modo Urban Deli, La Social is a delightful bar serving up potent beverages and delectable arepas. The South American corn cake comes stuffed with numerous fillings and is the perfect partner La Social's Latin twist on classic and creative cocktails.
An unassuming, recessed storefront off the main Guijie drag houses a hidden gem. Hua Yang Can Ting specializes in sheep spine hot pot, from basic backbones all the way up to "gold" pots. Supplement the spines with mutton ribs, thigh bones, tails, and a standard list of hot pot add-ins.
This small, trendy, and very purple studio offers performers of unconventional dance eight spinning poles. There is also an area spread with mats, above which hang silks and hoops. Skyline has classes in pole dancing, aerial silks, hoops, and aerial yoga. Classes are offered on weekday evenings and weekends, from RMB150/class. Add them on WeChat
Headed up by two of Beijing's most creative bartenders, this cocktail laboratory one floor above d.lounge pours the city's best drinks. This one of the few establishments where ordering what's listed on the menu is encouraged; the combinations dreamed up by Paul Hsu and Kevin Song fall on the spectrum between adventurous and beyond your wildest
A sensory-based movement practice that draws upon elements of martial arts, dance, and the healing arts, Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to take control of their holistic fitness by connecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Nia is offered at the East Lake Villas Clubhouse (Dongzhimen), Beast (Body by EAST, Lido), and at Lane
Los Angeles Korean-Mexican fusion, this love letter to culinary innovation introduces West Coast favorites such as kimchi quesadillas, bugolgi tacos, miso hot dogs and more to a hungry Beijing audience.
This branch boutique sells a range of items, but focuses on clothing, porcelain products and made-to-order furniture. The clothing includes their self-titled brand and the hard-to-find Japanese brand Fog Linen. And you also can find Han Yunfei and Mars Hsu's newest porcelain artwork creations, as well as the custom vintage-style furniture made from
This temple to all things halal encompasses several lao zihao snack vendors on the first floor, a bounty of halal items both expected and non, and a limited but charming selection of dry goods and religious items. Skip the food court on the second floor, but a wander around the Muslim supermarket is a great way to kill time while queueing for a
All of the oysters - France, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. - are represented at this delightful addition to the Xinyuanli neighborhood. Pull up at the oyster bar on the second floor to slurp your bivalves, or head upstairs to the lounge for a cocktail and conversation. Opening deals include RMB218 for a dozen oysters on Wednesdays.
Run by expat Jahanavi B. Laag, this company imports limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from India. Laag works with the finest suppliers to provide Ishaveya customers with distinctive accessories the likes of which are rarely found in China. Many items are unique, and all are limited to a maximum five or six editions. Contact
Beijing City International School (BCIS) lives by its motto: “Empowering and Inspiring through Challenge and Compassion.” This nonprofit, independent, co-educational day school offers an international curriculum under the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School system and is authorized to teach all three IB programs (Primary Years, Middle
With roots stemming from midwestern America, this Chicago-themed restaurant takes pride in their quality ingredients and authentic ownership. Enjoy Chicago comfort food classics like deep-dish pizzas, signature burgers, and originally crafted cocktails. Windy City Ballroom offers a daily happy hour starting from 11am-6pm.
Hidden on the second floor of SOHO Shangdu, it’s a true diamond in the rough. Its top-notch treatments allow it to survive on returning clients and word-of-mouth alone, as there’s definitely no foot traffic here.
This Miyun orchard features row after row of sweet, ripe grapes that pull down their branches with too much juice. Before you start, the staff will let you try out different grapes to see which ones you want to take home. You purchase what you pick (RMB40-60/500 grams). Try a glass of the freshly made chilled wine (RMB15/cup) while you weigh.
The Kempinski Hotel Beijing's flagship Italian restaurant, Via Roma ranges from a business lunch getaway with a family-friendly atmosphere to a fine dining spot. Try the business lunch and the chef's hand-made pasta. Top it with more than 100 wines that all can be ordered by the glass.
The dishes at the Waldorf Astoria's Cantonese/contemporary Chinese restaurant are certain to leave a lasting impression, from the fine, customized china down to the perfectly balanced flavors of the food itself. While on the pricier side of the spectrum (it is the Waldorf Astoria, after all), Zijin Mansion is one of those rare spots where every
This three-story building is chock-full of ski and snowboarding stores. It's in the middle of nowhere, but if you're shopping for winter sports gear it's well worth the trip. Brands include Elan, Salomon, Burton and more. Prices are high, but so is the quality.
This international veterinary hospital not only heals the furriest member of your family, but also teaches current and future pet lovers how to best care for animals in China. International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) frequently holds free informative seminars, pet parties and other events where pet people can socialize. Huge proponents
This chic hutong restaurant from the same people behind Saffron offers a daily-changing set menu of seven creative, slightly fusion dishes for RMB220 per person. It’s a pretty daring concept for Beijing, but thanks to the extremely welcoming staff and effortlessly cool atmosphere, it works—and well.
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