Pubs, bars, brasseries, cocktail bars with traditional ales, soft drinks, gastropubs, snacks and pub-grub.
This gay bar caters mainly to gay Chinese men, although some foreigners, women and straights pad out the clientele. Quiet in the week but livens up on the weekends.
Great place for a pint of Guinness and an Irish-themed evening. Hours: Daily 10am-1:30am
If you do succumb, and enter Easy Pub, you will not regret the decision. For big groups of friends the large tables outside provide the perfect perch to try one of the forty-eight cocktails on offer.
One of Beijings favorite old expatriate haunts, this spot was a trailblazer during the early years of the citys bar scene. The music is good, the staff friendly, and the location cannot be beaten.
Nightly live jazz performances from 3:30-8:30pm.
Perfect for a quiet drink and bite to eat. Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm-late, Sat-Sun 1:30pm-late
This sports-orientated bar has free hardball, pool, table-football and darts, as well as big-screen TVs for satellite broadcasts and a book and CD exchange.
Love it or hate it, its a world icon. After the kitchens close (10.30pm) it turns into a popular, if somewhat cheesy, disco. Beer costs CNY30 a pint and cocktails start at CNY35.
Havana is Latino-inspired, serving up South American music, food and drinks in a laidback setting. With a dance floor, bar, and beer garden, it attracts mainly the twenty-something set.
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