Nightlife

Teahouse in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Láijīnyǔxuān Teahouse

This 100-year-old teahouse, set in the east corner of the Forbidden City's Zhōngshān Park, has a large terrace and is a pleasant place to sample a cup of China's finest. A number of well-known writers, intellectuals…
Cafe in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Biking Cafe

Sharing space with Bike Běijīng is this mellow cafe that does specialty hand-drip coffees, toasted sandwiches and breakfasts specifically designed for cyclists. There are Belgian beers waiting in the fridge upon you…
Cocktail Bar in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Mona Bar

Run by an arty Běijīng couple, this modest hútòng cocktail den is small but perfectly formed, with a chill vibe and a warm welcome. A homely, wood-beamed room holds half-a-dozen tables and a bar turning out lip-smac…
Cafe in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Alley Coffee

Perfect for a coffee break after a visit to the Forbidden City or Jǐngshān Park, this cute, traveller-friendly courtyard cafe, diagonally opposite Jīngshān Park’s east gate, has English-speaking staff and fresh coff…
Cafe in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Steam Ville

There are a few spots to grab a coffee inside the striking Galaxy Soho complex but this basement cafe has a cool space with plenty of wooden tables, comfy couches, vintage posters and pop culture collectibles. Coffe…
Bar in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Drunk

While it may not be worth a trip here in its own right, if you happen to be in the area, Drunk's the kind of place you'd be happy to stumble upon. It brews 11 of its own ales, served on tap upstairs, while downstair…
Bar in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Tsingtao 1903

You know Běijīng's beer scene is going strong when you get brewing giants such as Tsingtao opening up their own boutique pubs like this one within the Galaxy Soho building. All of their beer range is here on tap or …