5 Happenin’ Beijing Clubs & Bars For Total Night Owls

Are you down to have a fabulous time in the capital of China? Here we go…

As you expected, Beijing’s got a hoppin’ nightlife. You’re in China, and it’s a massive city. In order to feed an international and local growing crowd dying to have an amazing time, Beijing continues to grow with trendy nightclubs and refined cocktail bars. Let’s not even go into its microbrewery scene, it’s nothing short of awesomeness. With so many choices, we’ve narrowed down to 5 “it” spots for anyone and everyone who’s ready for a fabulous time in the capital of China!

Mix – Best Hip Hop

Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China (map, website)
MIX Club Beijing

If you want to shake your booty and hang out with Beijing’s high society, then Mix is your spot. Take in the lighting and sound systems that will be blazing all night long. The crowd is really international and invites the best global DJs spinning ’til dawn. The music leans toward hip hop/R&B, it’s definitely considered one of the best nightlife hotspot in the city.

VICS Night Club – Best Dance/House

Workers’ Stadium N Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027 (map, website)
VICS Club Beijing
Facebook/VICS Club Beijing

Another ultra famous night club in Beijing is VICS, located in the city’s central nightlife district: Workers Stadium, or Gongti. The massive club has various rooms, separated by different music styles. One is set up for hip hop/R&B, the other is for house/electronic/dance. Just like Mix, the crowd here is international and young. If you’re down to hang out with beautiful people, VICS is it!

GT Banana – Best Party Scene

China, Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu, JianWai DaJie, Jianguomen Outer St, 22号, Scitech Hotel  (map, website)
GT Banana
Facebook/GT Banana

Sing it like Gwen Stefani: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! For the hardcore partiers, Banana is not to be missed. Though you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon a club in Western countries, this venue has 2 stories with modern decor (dancers in cages!) and premium lights & sounds. How late do you want to stay up? You’ll forget about it at Banana.

Jing A Taproom 京A – Best Microbrewery Bar

China, Beijing Shi, 朝阳区 Workers’ Stadium N Rd, 4号院 邮政编码: 100026 (mapwebsite)
Jing-A Brewing Co. Beijing
FACEBOOK Jing-A Brewing Co.

Beijing’s trendy microbrewery Jing A Taproom (most people just call it Jing A) is known for using Chinese ingredients with traditional beers. Imagine: red rice koji, ginger or Sichuan peppercorn with IPA or stout…interesting! The bar has an immensely innovative menu, especially the spicy popcorn chicken cannot be missed. Boneless, crispy bites can be dangerously numbing if you’re not used to red chilies!

Mao Mao Chong 毛毛蟲 – Best Cocktail Bar

12 Banchang Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie, Beijing  (map, website)
Mao Mao Chong
FACEBOOK Mao Mao Chong

Wether you’re a local or a foreigner, Mao Mao Chong (caterpillar in Mandarin) serves up 50 delicious types of cocktails. Each is made with premium care, some even mix in ginger or Sichuan peppercorn (seems to be a thing in Beijing’s bar scene). They’re known for warmer cocktails, so definitely experiment with those if you’re ready for something besides a classic bourbon!

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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