This undisputed queen of the capital’s lala nights (and winner of two Time Out Bar and Club Awards) makes the most of its cosy courtyard location to bring together ladies who love ladies from all walks of life. Open mic and karaoke are firm favourites with the mixed and mellow crowd (some grade-A talents regularly appear), but the partitioned, warmly lit space lends itself to relaxed conversation as much as show-stopping performances.
All ages, races and backgrounds rub shoulders summer and winter (the outside seating is rammed when it’s warm), and the addition of a second installment each month is testament to the growing popularity of this cheery, welcoming mixer. Expect a big influx of gals after 10pm, few of whom will drift away before daybreak, and if the floor show doesn’t keep you anchored to the bar, the drinks deals will – Tsingtao and Tiger are 15RMB, margaritas 30RMB, and there’s a colourfully named shots menu for the daring.
Les Booze takes place the first Friday of every month at Chill Bar and the third Saturday of every month at Red Dog.