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Beijing to trial 24-hour subway system

Good news indeed. The City Transportation Bureau via Sina tells us the guinea pig line will be Line 4, though it won't tell us until what time the trains will run or when the trials will start, both of which would've been super-handy fact nuggets. Nice little tidbit though – perfect fit for this blog bar. Tell your friends.

Carbo load at this hutong bakery pop-up on Sunday

Give in to carbs this weekend at this amazing-looking pop-up from baker extraordinaire Emma Burke, formerly of Migas


Stock up on tangy sourdough, malty New York-style bagels and chewy chocolate chip cookies dusted with sea salt. Grab a fresh pastry with summer jam or a bagel with cream cheese and some of their house-cured gravlax. Brunch plans = sorted. Find them at Area 66, across from the Orchid Hotel on (66 Baochao Hutong) this Sunday from 11am-3pm). 

Beer Week kicks off tonight

Thirsty Beijingers, lend me your beards! It's time for a week full of craft beer from around China. 


The Slow Boat-organised Beer Week kicks off tonight at breweries around town. Expect a range of guest taps at your fave Beijing drinking holes from breweries around China. 

Jing A, NBeer, Great Leap, Panda Brew, Arrow Factory and Slow Boat will be hosting brews from China-based microbreweries Boxing Cat, Bubble Lab, Master Gao, Wuhan No. 18, Xian, Cider Republic and Chengdu Harvest until the kegs run dry. All pours from guest taps are 35RMB a pop, so get out there and try some of China's best brews for cheap this week. Bonus. 

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China lifts 13-year ban on US beef imports

Beijing restaurants can now legally import US beef, thanks to a change of Government policy. 


The ban, which has been in place since 2003 when a case of mad cow disease was found in Washington state, is lifted as of immediately. 

What does this mean for Beijing-based carnivores? Some Black Angus on your plate, for one thing. We're sure Morton's, Grill 79 et al are on the case already. 

China put a booze-stronaut in space

China seems to have taken the idea of a world-beating wine literally, by sending grapevines into space. According to sources, space lab Tiangong-2 took a selection of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir plants to infinity and beyond. Ostensibly, this was in an attempt to expose the grapes to space radiation to allow them to produce better wine in China's inhospitable climates, but we reckon it's probably so the astronauts can throw a rager.


We at Time Out applaud the efforts of these pisshead pioneers, but remain a little worried about the Day of the Triffids possibilities.

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The Time Out Blog

Beijing to trial 24-hour subway system

Good news indeed. The City Transportation Bureau via Sina tells us the guinea pig line will be Line 4, though it won't tell us until what time the trains will run or when the trials will start, both of which would've been super-handy fact nuggets. Nice little tidbit though – perfect fit for this blog bar. Tell your friends.

Carbo load at this hutong bakery pop-up on Sunday

Give in to carbs this weekend at this amazing-looking pop-up from baker extraordinaire Emma Burke, formerly of Migas


Stock up on tangy sourdough, malty New York-style bagels and chewy chocolate chip cookies dusted with sea salt. Grab a fresh pastry with summer jam or a bagel with cream cheese and some of their house-cured gravlax. Brunch plans = sorted. Find them at Area 66, across from the Orchid Hotel on (66 Baochao Hutong) this Sunday from 11am-3pm). 

Beer Week kicks off tonight

Thirsty Beijingers, lend me your beards! It's time for a week full of craft beer from around China. 


The Slow Boat-organised Beer Week kicks off tonight at breweries around town. Expect a range of guest taps at your fave Beijing drinking holes from breweries around China. 

Jing A, NBeer, Great Leap, Panda Brew, Arrow Factory and Slow Boat will be hosting brews from China-based microbreweries Boxing Cat, Bubble Lab, Master Gao, Wuhan No. 18, Xian, Cider Republic and Chengdu Harvest until the kegs run dry. All pours from guest taps are 35RMB a pop, so get out there and try some of China's best brews for cheap this week. Bonus. 

Top 5 live music events this weekend

Featuring The Fleshtones, Da Bang and more. Read more

Free open-air screening of a Chinese cinema classic this weekend

See Two Stage Sisters on Capital M's terrace with Time Out. Read more

China lifts 13-year ban on US beef imports

Beijing restaurants can now legally import US beef, thanks to a change of Government policy. 


The ban, which has been in place since 2003 when a case of mad cow disease was found in Washington state, is lifted as of immediately. 

What does this mean for Beijing-based carnivores? Some Black Angus on your plate, for one thing. We're sure Morton's, Grill 79 et al are on the case already. 

China put a booze-stronaut in space

China seems to have taken the idea of a world-beating wine literally, by sending grapevines into space. According to sources, space lab Tiangong-2 took a selection of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir plants to infinity and beyond. Ostensibly, this was in an attempt to expose the grapes to space radiation to allow them to produce better wine in China's inhospitable climates, but we reckon it's probably so the astronauts can throw a rager.


We at Time Out applaud the efforts of these pisshead pioneers, but remain a little worried about the Day of the Triffids possibilities.

All-star chefs are putting on an awesome pop-up in Sanlitun

World-renowned pop-up One Star House Party comes to Beijing. Read more

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