Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

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Zhangzizhong Lu
Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

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First published on 7 Sep 2012. Updated on 9 Dec 2014.
Yugong Yishan takes the top spot for its excellent programming and support of local acts. The venue’s size gives it the clout to pull in the bigger names, but Yugong’s commitment to the local scene never wanes. Its varied programming over the last year, showcasing international acts in genres as diverse as punk (Gang of Four) and hip-hop (Madlib), is head and shoulders above the competition; and it’s just as open-minded with its local bookings. What’s more, the quick, professional bar staff and reasonably-priced drinks mean that even the rare mediocre booking needn’t be suffered sober. Yugong also wins the prize for Beijing’s most rock ’n’ roll bathroom – but that’s another story.


Subject to concert times

Telephone 6404 2711

Travel: Metro: Zhangzizhong Lu

English address 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district

Chinese address 东城区张自忠路3-2号段祺瑞执政府旧址西院

Events at Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)

Critics' Choice
Sat 30 May

French prog rock veterans Magma land in Beijing as part of their final world tour

Critics' Choice
6-14 Jun (Every weekend) , 19-21 Jun (Every Friday,Sunday)

Experience Beijing's change through the eyes of local hutong dwellers

Fri 12 Jun

An evening of 'horseback tunes' from China's north and southwest

Critics' Choice
Fri 19 Jun

Japan's premiere turntablist, and Ninja Tunes' man in Asia, comes to town heading for YugongYishan

Fri 03 Jul

US slowcore veterans hit China


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