Summer Palace & Haidian drinking and nightlife

Bar in Summer Palace & Haidian

Wǔdàokǒu Beer Garden

When Běijing emerges from the deep freeze of its winter, so do its residents. Come summer in Wǔdàokǒu, the area just west of the subway stop turns into a popular open-air beer garden. Locals congregate at the tables…
Bar in Summer Palace & Haidian

Lush

For the hordes of students in Wǔdàokǒu, both foreign and local, all roads lead to Lush. During the day it's a cafe with a Western menu, including breakfast (from ¥35) and sandwiches and salads (from ¥35). After dark…
Club in Summer Palace & Haidian

Firmly aimed at the college crowd, with daily drink specials and party tunes, Wǔ is nevertheless slightly more upmarket than other clubs in the area. Its clean and modern design is the opposite of the grungy look th…
Club in Summer Palace & Haidian

Propaganda

Wǔdàokǒu’s student crew are drawn to this unprepossessing but long-running club for its suspiciously cheap drinks, hip-hop sounds and the chance for cultural exchange with the locals. Entry is free. It’s 100m north …