CLOSED ON SATURDAYS 30th August 2014. Closed on a Saturday! You can well imagine my surprise when, having pulled up at the front of the Hotel and confirmed with the doorman that a) This is the hotel with Zeta Bar and b) It's open. I go up to the place on the second floor only to be told it is closed. A bar closed on a Saturday?? Based on feedback from staff at hand apparently I am not the only one to have been dismayed. Well Hilton Beijing, Zeta Bar must be a real flop not to be open on a Saturday. And you get one chance to make a first impression! Note it is listed in recent editions of City Weekend as being open on Saturday. Looks like the Hotel PR people are not paying any attention either.
There's nothing not to like about 10kuai drinks in Sanlitun, or anywhere for that matter. Lots of space and nooks and crannies inside so it almost feels like you've got your own private section in this somewhat dingy bar. Great way to havel a cheap night out in town!
The best happy hour if you want cocktails! Before 730pm you get half price beer, wine and cocktails (most cocktails are 70rmb) and seriously, those cocktails are good. I had the Chilli Raspberry vodka martini and it was heaven in a glass. Better still, you get a free side with every cocktail! This means you can get 3 cocktails and 3 sides for just over 100rmb. Deep fried eggplant fries are highly recommended. Great service too, i can't say enough good things about this.
Firstly, anywhere with 10 kuai beers (and good beer too) on tap is going to get top marks from me. Besides that, the service is great, the music is oh-so-danceable, the atmosphere is unpretentious and somewhat rowdy, and on weekends there will be chaos of the best kind. It's the sort of place you can have a little (or big) dance all by yourself, whether it's on the bartop or in the corner of the room, and no one cares because everyone's having just as much fun.
This shop is one of my favorites! They have a great selection of clothes and accessories, every time I go there I leave with a buy. The service there is simply perfect, they are very polite, helpful and they hand wrap every thing that you buy. It gives you a special feeling when you come home and unwrap it!
Great place for chilling out with friends (or on your own) on weekdays, and perfect for rocking out later in the week. Some of the guys at the bar are really friendly, as is the manager Pink. Happy hour 1-for-1 beers till 10pm is a real steal too. It all goes really well with the rock n roll vibe and lots of live music! Good start to the night before you head down to Dada for more fun and madness.