china edition



A few years ago, the only place to go to sit and have a drink was at overpriced hotel bars. But now, Beijing is practically bristling with all types of bars and clubs. The main concentration of bars is in the area known as Sanlitun (Three Mile Village). This area, which is nestled in the Embassy District, is basically made up of 2 streets going north to south off of Gongti Beilu (Worker's Stadium North Road). There are generally more foreigners on the south street.

Most of the bars are open during the day as restaurants, and then, depending on where you go, become blazing on where you go, become blazing pits of drunken debauchery, quiet dens of social drinking or venues for amateur and semi-professional rock or jazz bands.