Beijing Nightlife Guide:

Bars, Pubs and Clubs in Beijing

Though not as sophisticated as Shanghai, Beijing has a satisfyingly diverse nightlife scene. The main problem is a lack of patrons with only a few venues drawing big crowds every night of the week. But there is always an interesting place to check out, even if it isn’t packed to the rafters.

Dance ClubsDance Clubs
Beijing’s flashy dance clubs regularly draw international DJs. Read More…


Night ClubsNightclubs
These venues offer the chance to sit and drink or to get up and dance. Read More…


BarsBars
From quiet after-work hang-outs to wild and rowdy bars. Read More…


Live Music ClubsLive Music Clubs
Intimate, underground venues and clubs that draw big-name bands. Read More…


Jazz ClubsJazz Clubs
The handful of jazz clubs in China’s capital are high quality. Read More…


Lounge BarsLounge Bars
Trendy places to have a few drinks early in the night. Read More…


PubsPubs
Beijing has only a few Western-style pubs. Read More…


Sports BarsSports Bars
You can catch sporting events from back home at these Beijing bars. Read More…


Chill-Out BarsChill-Out Bars
Nice, relaxed bars to enjoy a quiet drink with friends or alone. Read More…


Dive BarsDrinking Holes
These hole-in-the-wall dive bars are the best places to go for a big night on a tight budget. Read More…