The epitome of a hutong speakeasy, Whisper serves up some of the city’s best cocktails in its secretive location. Finding it can pose a difficult task; located in a beautifully historic courtyard in Dongcheng’s Jianchang Hutong area, patrons looking to indulge in Whisper’s specialty drinks must first seek out the bar. A winding hutong path ultimately leads to the speakeasy’s front door. The reward for finding Whisper? Getting to cozy up in the bar’s intimate seating area and enjoy a drink, of course! Unassuming from the outside, the speakeasy’s interior is composed of three (tiny) floors of bar with scattered seating areas, and attentive staff. Whisper’s drink menu, although a bit small, is packed with creativity and flavor; we recommend trying the Lychee Lychee, a gin and lychee-infused concoction with chipped ice, or their green tea and vodka cocktail.