One of Tiānjīn's longest-running bars, this expat-friendly, slightly gritty student hang-out has an unlikely location hidden away in the middle of an apartment block – but it's ever popular. It offers food too.
Come out of Exit A2 of Wujiayao subway station and walk north along Qixiangtai Lu for about 300m, then turn left down Tong'an Dao. After passing the road called Wujiayao Si Haolu, take the first lane on your left. Ali Baba's is up on the right.