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Beijing offers a lot in the way of night time entertainment. From amazing international-standard bars to cocktail lounges, clubs, plays, ballets and live music, the city has it all. But once the party really gets started the group always ends up at one of these amazing clubs. You can shake your booty from late until well after the sun has risen at some of Beijing's most glamorous, seedy or downright kitsch clubs.
For downtown fun where you'll always find a crowd head to the Worker's Stadium. Fringed with clubs like Vics, Mix, Banana and many others, the Worker's Stadium is the go-to spot for late night (or early morning) partying. But the fun comes with a side dish of danger as the bouncers in the area are known to be overly zealous, and have taken to harassing Western and African clients, including several severe beatings. Meanwhile, groups of drunk locals are known to dislike Westerners hitting on Chinese women in these clubs. As with anywhere in the world, stay with the group and be safe, and you'll have a world of fun!
Another fun area is Lucky Street, where you'll find the World of Suzie Wongs ready to swoop you into it's opium-den style cabaret. Beware some of the ladies here come with a price tag (tsk, tsk) but if you're out for a fun night with the lads it's a delicious place to while away the wee morning hours. Other clubs, like Juicy Club, The Beach and Tang, line Lucky Street.
For a fully Chinese clubbing experience, try Tang, Angel, or the infamous Babyface. All of these cater to the local crowd and are thus over-the-top by international clubbing standards. This can mean great fun if you don't object to neon drinks, flashing lights and cheesy '80s dance tunes.