Beijing Nightlife Guide

Lounge Bars in Beijing

Q Bar
Q Bar, Beijing Q Bar is a sleek and sexy lounge bar renowned for its quality cocktails and massive roof-top terrace.
Dim lighting, red walls, soft leather sofas and a long bar backlit with a yellow glow create an alluring ambience. Though if the weather is fine most people prefer to sit on Q Bar’s wonderful, uncluttered outdoor terrace which is fitted out in an equally tasteful manner. Good quality background music from a variety of genres enhances the atmosphere. On a quiet night this is a perfect place for a few relaxing drinks with friends, but on weekends the place can get quite busy. The extensive range of cocktails cost an average of ¥45, while spirits are roughly the same.
Ph. (010) 6595 9239 Web: Open: 18:00-2:00
Address: Corner of Sanlitun Nan Lu and Gongti Nan Lu (in the Eastern Hotel, 6th Floor) Subway: Tuanjiehu
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Second Floor
Second Floor, Beijing Second Floor is a classy little cocktail bar with a chilled but chic atmosphere and a good range of drinks.
Drink prices are reasonable: cocktails start at ¥35 and there are frequent specials. There are some desserts on offer and you can order pizzas from The Tree. Easy-listening and jazz make up the soundtrack during the day while more vibrant tunes pervade at night. Quality service and free wi-fi are other positives.
Ph. (010) 6416 4549 Open: 12:30-2:00
Address: Sanlitun Houjie, Tongli Studios, 2nd Floor Subway: Tuanjiehu
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Centro, Beijing A sprawling hotel bar, Centro, unlike most hotel bars, is actually quite a nice place to have a few drinks.
The golden walls matched with red couches create a pleasing aesthetic effect, helping to create a traditional Chinese feel in what is otherwise a Western-style bar. Prices are fairly standard for this sort of bar with cocktails and spirits and starting at ¥50. Meanwhile, wine connoisseurs are attracted by Centro’s extensive selection. The service at Centro is excellent and, pleasingly, not in the least bit haughty. Live jazz music almost every night adds to the hip vibe. Centro is a great place for talking business by day, unwinding with a few drinks at night, or for being seen.
Ph. (010) 6561 8833 Open: 24 Hours
Address: 1 Guanghua Lu (in the Kerry Center Hotel) Subway: Guomao
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