Sanlitun & Chaoyang drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Jing-A Brewpub

The apotheosis of Běijīng's craft beer craze, Jing-A's flagship is meticulously on-trend, unashamedly American (with Běijīng characteristics like China-inspired brews and cocktail recipes from local bartenders) and …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Great Leap Brewing #45

A little way north of the Sānlǐtún action, this branch of Běijīng's pioneer brewer Great Leap offers the full range of beers on tap (including some brewed onsite). The excellent New York–style pizza (¥20 per slice, …
Cocktail Bar in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Parlor

Discretely positioned away from Sānlǐtún's main strip, Parlor aims to re-create the atmosphere of an old-school Shànghǎi speakeasy. Here you'll get bartenders in bow ties mixing originals and classics, a solid woode…
Microbrewery in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Arrow Factory Brewing

The flagship Arrow Factory taphouse is in a leafy residential riverside street with around 15 beers on tap. All are brewed on-site with a stellar selection of core and seasonal IPAs and pale ales being the stand-out…
Craft Beer in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Great Leap Brewing Lido

The outermost branch of Běijīng's original craft brewpub is a stylish affair enclosing a giant oval bar with 30 taps pouring both Great Leap beers and international guest brews, along with its excellent range of bur…
Pub in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

The Local

Living up to its name, this indeed is a local favourite with a quality selection of craft and local beers on tap, good mixed drinks, a busy pool table and seriously good food. Live sports are a big feature, and it's…
Cocktail Bar in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Janes + Hooch

Coming in at number 18 for the 2016 Asia's 50 Best Bars, Janes + Hooch is the bar of the moment, and as popular with locals as it is with Westerners. Sip your drink at the stylish, dark-lit long bar on the ground fl…
Brewery in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Slow Boat Brewery

Opened in 2016, this Slow Boat location is a wonderful addition to this popular pocket of Sānlǐtún. In comparison to its now closed hútòng location, this is a behemoth, with three levels of taprooms, a rooftop and s…
Bar in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Revolution

Amenable and cute cubbyhole of a bar with a Cultural Revolution theme: photos of Mao adorn the walls and patriotic Chinese movies from the 1960s play on the TV. But the strong selection of cocktails and single-malt …
Cafe in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Bookworm

A combination of a bar, cafe, restaurant, library and bookshop, the Bookworm is a Běijīng institution and a mainstay of the capital's cultural life. Much more than just a cafe, there are 16,000-plus books here you c…