Panda Beer & Noodle

in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Beer nerds like to pour scorn on Panda Brew, a Beijing-born brand that doesn't quite cut it with the best of them. In the interest of fairness, make your own mind up with a beer at this tiny taphouse. The location is a better bet than the overdesigned, perennially empty flagship bar on Dongsi Beidajie.

The food concept, oddly enough, is packets of instant noodles, so don't come hungry.