Gui Jie (簋街)
If all else fails, Beijing's iconic food street Gui Jie (otherwise known as Ghost Street) won't let you down. The ultimate one-stop shop for late-night snacks and nibbles, Gui Jie's home to all manner of restaurants that keep buzzing well into the morning. Try any of the brightly illuminated restaurants depending on what you’re after – whether it’s spicy crayfish (a specialty of the street), braised bullfrog (another specialty), hotpot, or classic regional Chinese cuisine. We're partial to Huajia Yiyuan for its home-style eats and one-of-a-kind interiors within a traditional hutong courtyard, but other spots to try include Xiao Yu Shan (open 24 hours, head there for kaoyu and shellfish) and Gui Jie Zai Zai Crayfish (open till 3-5am, there are quite literally six branches on Gui Jie alone specialising in spicy crayfish).