Cocktail Bar in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

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 wooden bar counter and the roaring 1920s decor. To find it, walk to the end of an alley leading into a car park just before the Bank of China on Xingfu'ercun and look for the wooden door and sign.

There's also upstairs seating, with jazz bands and swing classes on Sunday to Thursday nights.