The High Bar Surrounded by a crisscrossing network of hutongs (narrow lanes), Shichahai Lake is the place to relax for many Beijingers.
The Rickshaw The Rickshaw is one of Beijing's few genuinely functioning bars in the Western sense.
The Bookworm The Bookworm is not so much a bar as a Beijing institution set up by the remarkable Englishwoman Alexandra Pearson.
Shut up and Drink (Huxley's) Chinese bars are usually thinly disguised restaurants or night clubs. What a relief to find a bar with the slogan "Shut up just drink!"
12SQM 1 Fuxiang,Nanluoguxiang, Gulou
Aria Bar and Restaurant 2/F, China World Hotel
1 Jianguomen Waidajie
Block 8 Block 8 is located on Chaoyang West Gate, www.block8.cn
CJW L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu
Club Obiwan 4 Xihai Xiyan
200m from Jishuitan subway station
East Shore Live Jazz Café 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyan Lu, Houhai
8403-2131. Open 11am-2am
Accepts International Credit Cards
i-Ultra Lounge Chaoyang Park West Gate, No. 8
Inside Block 8 Complex (3rd floor)
6508-8585. Open 6pm-3am.
Jamie's Bar A1 Houhai Nanyan
L'Etage Bar Sanlitun Bar Street, Tongli Building
Entrance opposite side of 3.3
La Baie des Anges 5 Nanguanfang Hutong, Houhai, next to Hutong Pizza
Lush 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan
Chengfu Lu, Wudaokou,
Nan Jie 4 Gongti Beil, across from Salsa Caribe