Hidden along a hutong (traditional alleyway), Amilal is a charming and little Dongcheng gem. Warm wooden accent pieces add a touch of warmth to the place, while the crowd of young expatriate professionals always has it buzzing with activity. Secluded and off the beaten path, the bar is located in a renovated courtyard home. A carefully curated selection of whiskey's, Latin American wine, and local brews make up the offerings and live music can be found playing throughout the week.
Tucked away along a Hutong, a traditional Chinese alleyway dating back to the dynasty era, the Mao Mao Chong bar is known for its innovative cocktails and low key atmosphere. Owned by a husband and wife duo, the bar is decorated by their very own artwork. Aside from the cocktails, the drink menu also features a plethora of international beer and wine labels. In case you feel hungry, the pub entices you with small, gourmet bites which include their famed delicious flatbread pizzas.
Tucked away in the popular Dong Cheng neighborhood of Beijing, this brew pub is popular among the locals and visitors alike. Past the imposing great iron door The Great Leap Brewing is spacious, yet retains a sense of charm and character thanks to the buzzing atmosphere. Making their own, the brews range from pale ales, porters and ales. Try the local favorite, the Honey Ma Blonde. In case you feel hungry, the pub interests you with scrumptious American delicacies to munch on as you enjoy an evening here.
This underground club is one of the most popular electronic dance music, or EDM, venues in the entire city. The Lantern Club is at the forefront of Beijing's nightlife scene, yet understated enough to allow the music to break free of needless gimmicks. From its international DJ's, world class audio and visual systems, and its crossover shows that incorporate music and visual art performances, there's truly no other place like it. Encouraging up and coming artists, The Lantern Club hosts DJ workshops, and puts out weekly podcasts hosted by Acupuncture Records.
Beijing's Mix Club will have you up on your feet and dancing to the music in no time. With infectious tunes from nightly DJ's (sometimes famous international DJ's perform), special cocktails from a fully stocked bar, great service and equally impressive food - Italian, Chinese and French cuisine options - Mix Club has it all.
This is the number one music venue of Beijing. With a huge concert floor offering both a lower area for the pit and an area for those who prefer higher ground it is perfect for a big show. The likes of Radiohead and even Nirvana have played there. Go there to see the biggest and most happening shows from famous bands around the world. The club opens daily at 4p.