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{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}here are many different bars and restaurants in Beijing, covering all genres of nightlife. Bar-goers tend to be expatriates, foreign students, businessmen, white collar workers, artists, and university students.
Most of the bars provide a unique aesthetic ambience and great service. There are a large variety of bars and several of them have their own unique gimmicks: “the bus bar”, for example, located in an old bus; “the football bar”; and “the movie bar” a venue where patrons can enjoy a large numbers of Western and Chinese movies.
However, for bar-goers who are more interested in the people than themes, below are some of the best bars in Beijing for partying, courtesy of Eslynn Su, the best online China tour guide, an expert on China travel.

December 11, 2008

Ou Thai Restaurant

{xtypo_dropcap}A{/xtypo_dropcap} slight air of sadness hovers over this Beijing Thai restaurant. Iron chairs and multi-coloured cushions create a pleasant but cold atmosphere at this restaurant, which is a key gathering point of several of Beijing’s most attractive women, wink wink, nudge, nudge.

– Ou Thai Restaurant, 32 Yandaixie Street, Xicheng, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Lotus Bar

Thousands of decorations create a graceful, unique, and distinctly feminine atmosphere at the Lotus Bar, and the venue is one of Beijing’s more glamourous nightspots.


The interior decor of the bar is done in reds and greens to conjure up the image of the lotus flower and many beautiful patrons are drawn to its scent.

– Lotus Bar, 29 Yandaixie Street, Shichahai, Xicheng, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Wen Shi Coffee

{xtypo_dropcap}A{/xtypo_dropcap} scenic adventure begins at the entrance of Daoguan gate and continues through the intertwining halls of Wen Shi Coffee. The seemingly casual decoration of the cafe belies a deeper, more clandestine mystery and the venue is a great place for intimate conversations.

– Wen Shi Coffee, 37 Yandaixie Street, Xicheng, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Loveshine Bar

{xtypo_dropcap}L{/xtypo_dropcap}ocated outside of the southern wall of the Beijing Institute of Technology, the Loveshine Bar is an innocent and sentimental venue that is a favourite local hangout for cute Beijing girls and their admirers.


Delicate elements of the bar include its pink interiors, a butterfly wind bell, and a flying veil.

– Loveshine Bar, 12 Back Sea Lake, North Bank, Xicheng, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Cherry Season

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he bar is also called “seven and a half” and on the outside wall is a line from pop singer Han Lei which reads, “Are you tired after a long journey?”


The sentiment touches on the hearts of those who are worn out and world-weary from searching for love. The Cherry Season itself combines the two totally opposite states of “loud” and “silent,” offering an area for live music performances and an area for silent relaxation.


In this “silent” bar, a holy moon is added on the fake window, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere.

– Cherry Season, 3 Weigongcun Road, Haidian, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

C’est La Vie

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he name is derived from a novel of the same title and the red sofas and smooth decor in the bar create a cozy and comfortable ambience.


Located in Sanlitun, the C’est La Vie exudes an introspective and solitary vibe, and serves as a more serene alternative to the other boisterous bars of Sanlitun.

– C’est La Vie, Sanlitu Bar Street, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Suzie Wong

{xtypo_dropcap}N{/xtypo_dropcap}amed after the party girl in 1930’s Shanghai, “Suzie Wong” has become synonymous with squander, seduction, and eroticism.


The Suzie Wong bar in Beijing is said to be the bar in which Du Kefeng (Christopher Doyle), the official camera man of Wan Jiawei (a famous Hong Kong director), used to indulge himself with wine, women and song.


At the apex of a set of spiral steps is a soft bed, a recurrence of the scenery from Wang Jiawei’s “Chungking Express” and “Ashes of Times.”


At Suzie Wong, glass after glass of alcohol engenders an atmosphere of ecstasy which eases up all the senses. The ambience created has made the bar the focus and assembly point of the most fascinating women in Beijing.

– Suzie Wong, West Gate of Chaoyang Park, A1 Nongzhanguan Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

December 11, 2008

Public Space Bar

{xtypo_dropcap}F{/xtypo_dropcap}ormerly named “the White House”, the Public Space Bar is decorated with black and brown granite counters red fabrics, and dark green chairs giving it the regal and indestructible feel of a European castle.

– Public Space Bar, 50 Sanlitun Road (N), Chaoyang, Beijing, China