Whisper Bar

Cocktail Bar in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

Finding this discreet hutong 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 (you might have to say 'jiǔbā' to the guard, meaning 'bar'), go all the way to end, then left and it's the eighth door.

Chinese owner Martin speaks excellent English.