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When the sun goes down Beijing's historic horizon, the city switches from Rome to Las Vegas. Beijing's nightlife is colorful, glamorous, noisy and energetic. From flamboyant dance clubs to sophisticated hotel bars, from crowded live stages to charming craft beer breweries, the city has it all.
For those looking for a glass of top-notch wine and a view to match, check out Atmosphere Bar or Yin Bar. The former is the city's highest watering hole (at the moment) and offers an expansive view across downtown, and the latter is a hidden gem affording a breathtaking angle for gasping at The Forbidden City. Beer buffs will find their new favorite tipples at Great Leap Brewing and Slow Boat Brewing. Both of them are at the forefront of China's newly acquired craft beer culture and offers interesting brews infused with Chinese food ingredients such as Sichuan peppercorns.
Partygoers are spoiled for choices. The growing number of affluent Chinese and a large number of students make the city a perfect soil for clubs of all levels. Among all, the glamorous The World of Suzie Wong provides an eye-opening experience of how art and party would go hand in hand. Party fans might also find their new interest in the mine of karaoke parlors, which is an essential form of nightlife for the locals.