Cellar Door

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Fangjia Hutong
Cellar Door

Time Out says... 3.5 2Users say 5/5 Rate it

published on 24 Oct 2012
Cellar Door, a cute, broom-cupboard-sized bar – in the site of the old Yes Bar – is just down the road from El Nido on Fangjia Hutong. New owner Rain took the keys in June 2012 and set about turning the small space into a shrine to her rock idols. Postcards of music icons are collaged on the wall, bathed in soft candlelight. 

Even if you don’t worship at the altar of rock, the wide range of European (Hoegaarden 20RMB; Boddingtons 30RMB) and American (Brooklyn 25RMB) imported lagers, at some of the best prices in Beijing, should be enough to convert the staunchest of squares, man.

Make your selection from the bottles lined up behind the bar and grab your own cold brew from the fridge. Just don’t forget to pay – Cellar Door is cosy enough to be a mate’s living room, and the simple, homemade aesthetic means it’s easy to forget you’re in a bar.

Lee Williamson

Details

Open
6pm-late daily

Telephone no tel

English address 55 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng district

Chinese address 东城区方家胡同55号

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Comment

Posted by : x2percent on 24/01/2013 22:29:28
5/5
It's like hanging out in somebody's living room with a bunch of cool people listening to great music. Always filled with friendly people. Great (real) beer selection at very reasonable prices. Good mix of interesting folk, both local and foreign.
Posted by : Jess on 15/12/2012 16:45:37
5/5
One of my favourites, the owner is the absolute coolest

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