Chill is something in the land of identical hutong bars. Inside, two stylish rooms flank either ends of a covered courtyard, set aglow by a roaring log fire on weekends.
Bourbon got a literal lick of paint (light green, of course), five screens of sports, a projector, a band stage...
Vincent Guo from Apothecary and Ala House has teamed up with Jerry Zheng from Twilight and The Malt to lay the foundations for D&M Bar.
Occupying floor space of scarcely 20 sq ft, 9 Plus Bar lies opposite the Saffron restaurant, slightly west of clothing store Brand Nu.
Busy every day of the week, this spacious lounge bar serves incredible cocktails and the house jazz band gives the place some character and helps dispel some of the hotel ambience.
The city’s exploding with wine bars – venues that range from "we serve a full menu of food but we really care about wine" to "nobody here but us bottles."
S Bar – or Satan Bar – does more than pay lip service to its theme. Decked out with blood-red walls, skulls, pentagrams and meat hooks hanging from the ceiling, this bar crams a lot of the satanic into its small space.
Out in the desolate wasteland of Shunyi, there is little in the way of nightlife variety. A smattering of pubs caters to families, sports fans and laowais homesick for their local.
"Is that picture of a little boy peeing?’ squeaked some West Coast girl as I entered Brussels Bar.
You can overlook the Beijing's busiest China World Tower in the Atmosphere Bar.