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Spring in Beijing

Latest restaurant reviews

    • Park 17 Park 17 Quality Italian fne dining in a smart-casual setting
    • Bottega Bottega Off-the-hook pizza in Sanlitun, Neapolitan style
    • Xifan Xifan High-end Japanese in an intimate setting that fails to live up to its high prices

Latest bar reviews

  • Steampunk Steampunk A quirky, tiny watering hole offering artistic charm on the cheap
  • De Refter De Refter Serious Belgian pints in a stylish, upscale setting
  • The Foxhole The Foxhole A wide selection on top-shelf whisky with country club class

Critics' choice events

  • Coppélia 05 May , 06 May
    National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA中国国家大剧院)
    English National Ballet performs Coppélia at the NCPA
  • Kazuki Tomokawa 08 May
    School Bar & Party Project
    The avant garde Japanese folk visionary comes to Beijing
  • Back2Basics pres The YellowHeads 08 May
    BackBasics present Berlin-based DJ and production duo The YellowHeads for their China début

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