Nightlife in Beijing

It might not be what you think of first when you’re in Beijing, but the nightlife is definitely something you need to experience. There’s a bit of everything in Beijing; sports bars, breweries, distilleries, but that’s not the best.  Go to the Hutong bars. Hutongs are narrow streets and alleys that make up the old part of Beijing.  The create a very quaint and cozy barhopping atmosphere where each bar is a hidden gem that’s not distinguishable by fluorescent beer lights.

You can get lost down the different winding streets and you go from one hole in the wall bar to the next.  All along the way the shops are open late and the streets are welcoming and light.  You can even end the night with a paddle boat on a pond before calling a cab.