Imperial City Ruins Park
Small road-side square; popular evening spot for formation dancing.
Once neglected and ramshackle, strewn with spent coal briquettes in winter and silent bar the hacking coughs of shuffling old-timers and...
Mao Mao Chong Bar
This small but lively expat favourite has a rustic interior, good-value cocktails and a no-smoking policy. Its pizzas (¥40 to ¥65) also...
Yù Shàn Táng
Located off Nanluogu Xiang, inside Han’s Royal Garden, Běijīng’s biggest courtyard hotel, the spectacular setting – individual dining...
14 Banchang Hutong; 板厂胡同14号 · interesting places nearby
Swish Sìchuān with a twist, served up in a courtyard that was once the home of a famous Qing-dynasty general. Source is an amenable place to sample the delights of some of China’s hottest dishes, as the chefs here tend to go easy on the chillies. You choose from a selection of set menus, which changes every month, and there’s an extensive wine list.