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Beijing at Night

Xiu Bar & Nightclub, in Beijing’s Central Business District.

Photo: Jasper James

Two years after the Olympic games, Beijing continues to evolve at full tilt, with exciting new lounges, restaurants, and hotels popping up across the sprawling metropolis. From an under-the-radar whiskey club and a buzzy locavore restaurant to a sleek skyscraper hotel, the city's latest after-hours offerings are giving Beijing's glittery sister Shanghai a run for its money. Read the article

Destinations: Beijing · Chaoyang

Inspired by: Beijing’s New Nightlife Scene — by Meghann Foye, Published Sep. 2010

Hotels (2)

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    Fairmont, Beijing

    Book one of the 2010-opened Gold Rooms, where bathrooms now have oversize bathtubs, heated floors, and over-the-top, 24-karat-gold rain showerheads

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    China World Summit Wing

    A serene 278-room hotel in the bustling Central Business District, resides in the top 18 floors of Beijing’s tallest building. Views extend from th

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Restaurants (6)

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    Maison Boulud à Pékin

    Daniel Boulud’s French-American outpost with a Beijing twist housed in the former U.S. Embassy. The goose egg en cocotte with smoked potato and cho

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    Temple Kitchen

    Reservations are essential here where a traditional 10-dish menu highlights classic regional ingredients (sea cucumber, abalone) in a 700-year-old

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    Room Beijing

    Graffiti art covers the walls of Ireland-born chef Brian McKenna's 2010-opened restaurant/lounge, which turns out whimsical, Chinese-inflected crea

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    Capital M

    On Beijing's oldest commercial street, established China restaurateur Michelle Garnaut draws the city's glitterati with seasonal, locally sourced d

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    Peking Duck, Private Kitchen

    Here, the plump bird is presented in heated rosewood boxes in an intimate dining room.

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    Da Dong’s

    The convivial atmosphere and tender duck pancakes make it one of the top places to try Beijing's most famous dish, peking duck.

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Activities (4)

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    D-22

    Don't be fooled by the fading paint and dusty velvet banquettes: the best young Chinese indie bands can be found cutting their teeth at this respec

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    Xiu

    In the Central Business District, well-heeled urbanites take in live jazz over Moët champagne, crispy prawn fritters, and Cohiba cigars at Park Hya

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    D.Lounge

    A brick-walled gallery that, come night, morphs into a gathering spot for fashion designers and media types. The most creative drink: “emperor’s wh

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    Apothecary

    This 2010-opened bar is shaking up local cocktail culture with creative concoctions and house-made mixers. Try the “secret Earl Grey,” Beefeater gi

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