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.
Known for their steaming dumplings, Cairou zhengjiao, Din Tai Fung is a popular Beijing eatery. Cooked in a bamboo steamer, the plump delicacies are filled with delicious meats like crab, minced pork and of course, vegetables like bok choy. They even serve sweet dessert buns, dousha boa, with red bean paste that melts in your mouth. Founded in 1972, this famous eatery has garnered a cult-like following and shouldn't be missed.
If you want a taste of delicious Chinese cuisine at prices that won’t break the bank, head to Bao Yuan Dumpling Restaurant for a delightful meal. Frequented by both locals and expats, the restaurant is known for its variety of colorful dumplings. Diners can choose between green dumplings prepared with spinach, orange ones stuffed with cucumber, corn and pork, the purple ones stuffed with cabbage-bean sprout-rice crust and minced pork or plain white dumplings. Although they do serve a variety of dishes other than dumplings, nobody can deny that the latter are the USP of this restaurant. Set in a simple home-like space with attentive staff members, you are sure to like this charming restaurant.
Do Dang Roast Duck Restaurant is known as one of the best places for duck in the entire city. Stop by this stylish restaurant and enjoy their famed specialty. If you're never tried this delicacy, the restaurant has a booklet on each table explaining the different ways to eat roasted duck. A variety of wines and beers are available to complement the meal as well.
Duck de Chine entices your taste buds with both French and Chinese cuisine. The specialty of this restaurant is naturally duck, which can be prepared in various ways such as roast duck breast or even duck webbed feet! There is also a nice selection of drinks and wines, with the highlight being their famed bolli beverage. A stylish and contemporary eatery, the high vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood and skylights letting in natural light make for a spacious and airy interiors. Its warm staff and prompt service ensure a pleasant experience as you dine here.
Not just a restaurant, this venue is a cultural hub acting as a restaurant, tea house, and gallery. Considered by That's Beijing to be the "Best Place to Impress Visitors", this hip space features an extremely decorative and contemporary atmosphere with products and a concept that are unapologetically Chinese. The owner's dedication to promoting and establishing the 'new China' is also evident in his unique menu, which features cutting edge renditions of traditional Chinese fare. With its avant-garde agenda and its plethora of teas fit to serve any mood, it is definitely a place worth talking about.