First published on 16 Nov 2012. Updated on 20 Oct 2014.
From crazy cocktails and cabarets to stand-up comedy and world-class DJs, Time Out selects the best of Beijing's nightlife for you to sample.
Find a night and party to suit your musical tastes
The best pub grub, comfort food and bar snacks in Beijing
Mao Live House
and Yugong Yishan
continue to pull in the big names, but sometimes you just want somewhere small and atmospheric to take in a tune or two
Are you a whiskey fiend, a rum enthusiast or mad for absinthe? Whatever your tipple of choice, this city isn’t short of specialist drinks bars
Great Leap Brewing
started something of a trend when it opened at the end of 2010. But it’s not the only place in town where you can pick up a decent homebrewed pint
Because Lionel Messi’s footwork and Lebron James’s slam-dunks just look better on the big screen
A guide to Beijing’s best and brightest bars, clubs and party nights
Free drinks and fun nights out with the girls