A Great Night Out In Beijing

A Great Night Out In Beijing

Teaching English in China is not just about working abroad! It’s about having the amazing chance to experience life as a Chinese local, in all it’s forms, including socialising and exploring China’s en-captivating night life!

This blog will focus on the busting bright neon-lit streets of Beijing!

Beijing
Beijing

Beijing is becoming increasingly known for it’s interest in Microbreweries, as is the rest of the world! You can expect local brews with unique blends and flavour combinations, as well as, seasonal specials.

Jing A Brewing Taproom

Craft beer at Jing A Brewing Taproom
Craft beer at Jing A Brewing Taproom

The Jing A Brewing Taproom is known for its exciting and exotic taste combinations such as the Watermelon Xanadu craft beer. The layout is fresh with dynamic table and seating areas, it is a busy and often quick-stop environment while maintaining a homely atmosphere.

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Great Leap Brewing
Great Leap Brewing

Great Leap Brewing is a Beijing must see! A family-friendly daytime destination known for its top-class pies, transforming into a laid-back cool and vibrant watering hole at night. Great Leap Brewing has laid its own foundation to the maturing process of craft beer and has its own successful branch-Liangmaqiao.

Hutong Bars

Beijing is famous for its hutong bars, located down the winding narrow backstreets, sporting huge character and often resembling bungalows. These may be harder to find but are the cities best hidden gems and thought of as the best spots to catch a drink and chat.

The Tiki Bungalow 

The Tiki Bungalow
The Tiki Bungalow

The Tiki Bungalow is the king of all Hutong bars! This is Beijing’s only tiki bar, selling a wide range of cocktails, beers and spirits. The cocktails are famous in Beijing and is THE place to go for all cocktail lovers!

4 Corners

4 Corners is a charming bar with a beautiful backdrop of wooden beams against soft brick stones. The bar overlooks the Shichahai lakes and is a much-loved Hutong by many locals and expats. The courtyard is a popular weekend scene with live DJ sets and during the week are the casual much -loved open mic nights, weekly pub quizzes and story telling sessions.

4 Corners

4 Corners

4 Corners is a charming bar with a beautiful backdrop of wooden beams against soft brick stones. The bar overlooks the Shichahai lakes and is a much-loved Hutong by many locals and expats. The courtyard is a popular weekend scene with live DJ sets and during the week are the casual much -loved open mic nights, weekly pub quizzes and story telling sessions.

Sports Bars

Paddy O’shea’s

As you can guess by the name, this Irish inspired sports bar is the place to be to watch the game! Pretty much every sports event marked on the calendar is shown at Paddy O’Shea’s, and is a busy spot among locals and expats

Paddy O'shea's
Paddy O’shea’s

Live Music Venues 

Fruityspace

Fruityspace is known for its introductions of experimental indie music vibes. This is an underground venue with open brick walls and stone floor, promoting a very laid back atmosphere, so laid back eve, that anyone with an instrument can jam!

School Live Bar

School Live Bar is the place to go to experience the best rock bands in the city. The bar is well stocked and is one of the cheapest live music venues in Beijing, they often have events on with live bands to promote discounted offers on all drinks. This is certainly where you want to be for “a party!”

Fruityspace
Fruityspace
School Live Bar
School Live Bar

Hotel Bars

Xian Bar, East Beijing

Xian is an all rounder bar serving cocktail, spirits and beers, commonly known for it’s daily happy hour (5-8pm) offering half price on all drinks. This makes it one of the popular pre-drinking spots in Beijing. The interior is sleek meeting high-end and offers a range of entertainment, live music and a games bar are to name a few.

Mei Bar

Mei Bar is known for its elite customers matching its elite interior, with an exceptional cocktail menu, which is ever changing, one to name is the Fiery Dragon Punch, literally from the name; this cocktail arrives on fire with bright red smoke! Mei Bar has known DJ sets and locally known live music.

Mainstream Nightclubs

Modo Ultra Club

Modo is the new kid on the block! Don’t let that phase you though! Modo has already made a stand in Beijing’s clubbing scene and is one of the busiest, clubs in the city, with well-known DJ sets and dance acts.

Modo
Modo

Elements

Element is well known for the introduction of many international DJ sets in Beijing, of course numerous clubs have now followed in their footsteps! Yet, if you want to experience a truly spectacular night with all your favourite tracks, drum and bass, hip hop, ska, dance hall and much more then this is the place to be. They are also known for throwing the odd foam party!

Element
Element

These are a tiny pocketful of the venues Beijing has to offer! It is not just the bars and clubs that come to life at night, Beijing is full of night markets selling street food, merchandise and displays of endless street performers!

It is safe to say that unless you experience Beijing for yourself, it is very hard to describe the true experience with words!

TEFL could be your ticket to do just this! teaching English in China allows you to travel while getting paid, with short working hours and a higher than average wage, travelling around China will be an effortless luxury!

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