Temple Bar

Live Music in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Large single-room space with a long bar in one corner, a low stage in another, and tables, chairs and sofas strewn across the rest of the floor. The three music-loving managers ensure decent billing from local bands playing most nights, and gigs are often free. Nightly happy hour (5pm to 10pm) has a buy-one-get-one-free deal on local beers.

It's above Dada, and the two together form a sort of duel rock-electric nightlife experience, with punters often going between the two venues multiple times of an evening. Walk under the decorative archway by 206 Gulou Dongdajie, and continue to Building B, right at the back of the small car park.