A Guide to Beijing Nightlife

Beijing’s nightlife is sure to please
Beijing’s nightlife is sure to please | © Peter Schickert / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Tom Smith
3 July 2019

Just like New York, Beijing is a megacity that never sleeps. Whether you’re into partying until the early hours or prefer sipping a drink with a view, the nightlife here offers something for everyone.

Club Mix

Bistro, Gastropub, Bar, Pub Grub
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Club Mix is on the checklist of every club-goer in the city. The spacious venue, one of many located on the fringes of the Workers’ Stadium, has two floors, with each specialising in a specific type of music. It sometimes invites indie musicians and rappers to perform – you can find the performance schedule on its website.

V Plus Lounge

Bar, Gastropub, Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
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This nightclub and bar, which is owned by Chinese pop singer Na Ying, offers both a lively dance floor and a cosy rooftop bar where patrons can relax and enjoy nighttime views of Beijing’s most dynamic area. V Plus Lounge also serves delicious bistro food – an example to those nightclubs that attach little importance to anything except for drinks and music.

Latte

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub
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Don’t be tricked by its name – despite the Latte moniker, the venue is not at all a quiet café, quite the contrary. As one of the few ticket-free clubs in Beijing, it’s very popular, with one customer commenting that “the club at midnight looks like a subway station during morning rush hour”. It is said that Latte’s performances are a bit cheesy, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular clubs in town.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Fran Lu.

These recommendations were updated on July 3, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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