Drum Tower & Dongcheng North drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Great Leap Brewing #6

Běijīng's original microbrewery, this refreshingly simple courtyard bar, set up by American beer-enthusiast Carl Setzer, is housed in a hard-to-find, but beautifully renovated, 100-year-old Qing-dynasty courtyard an…
Top Choice Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Modernista

Making full use of its space, bohemian Modernista is a mix of glamorous bar, eatery and live arts venue. Set up by a Barcelona expat, its front area is done up like an old-school Spanish tapas bar with polished wood…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Tiki Bungalow

From the fake palms and Exotica soundtrack to the carved totem poles and Polynesian knick-knacks, this is your quintessential tiki bar down to the finest detail. Now across the alley from its original location, the …
Top Choice Club in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Dada

Since this zeitgeisty Shànghǎi club touched down in Běijīng in 2012, it's evolved into the capital's most credible spot for serious electronic-music fans, while remaining unpretentious and dive-y enough for the casu…
Microbrewery in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Panda Brew

Another reason to celebrate Běijīng's craft-beer scene, Panda Brew is a local microbrewery that produces a dozen beers on-site. Its equipment is on display in a cool industrial warehouse-like space, with couches dow…
Coffee in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Voyage Coffee

Slotting in effortlessly along this happening strip is this chic third-wave coffee roaster decked out in exposed brick and blonde wood. Grab a stool to enjoy single-origin Chemex pour-overs, espressos or eight-hour …
Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Nina

Set up for aperitivo with a menu that boasts spritz, snacks and seven variations on the Negroni cocktail, this charmingly simple hútòng bar has Italian and Chinese owners, including one from Napoli, lending tasty cr…
Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Capital Spirits Bar & Distillery

Buried deep inside the Dongcheng hútòng is this temple to tasting báijiǔ, China's national spirit that's older that Buddhism with a kick like a Bactrian camel. Tasting flights consist of a procession of tiny shots o…
Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Arch Bar

Tucked away inside the Duan Qirui Former Government Building, this exquisite cocktail bar plays on its historic location with exposed beams, a 100-year-old brick feature wall, and a private room styled with Chinese …
Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Whisper Bar

Finding this discrete hútòng hideaway is half the fun, but the creative cocktails (around ¥90), like an Old Fashioned made with coconut oil-infused gin, will encourage you to linger. Enter the compound at no. 22 (yo…