Mao Mao Chong (毛毛虫)

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  • Western
  • Pizza
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  • Cocktail Bars
12 Banchang Hutong
This trendy hutong cocktail spot has remained popular for over five years thanks to its inventive creations and fun twists on the classics.

Co-owner Stephanie Rocard and her team are still pushing the envelope, testing new flavours and infusions to create truly special drinks and making the most of locally sourced ingredients. Mao Mao Chong's own creations like the Mala Mule (45RMB), made with Sichuan peppercorn, and the Ladyboy, made with kaffir lime- and lemongrass-infused vodkas make the tiny, one-room bar stand out as a true Beijing original.

Head down on ‘Lab Rat Thursday’ to try a few of the more off-the-wall bevvies, Wednesday night for '35 kuai Wednesdays' and Tuesday to get some of the superb pizza for 40RMB.

The prices are some of the best in the city (most cocktails 40-50RMB), and the gourmet pizzas are worth a visit alone.
Venue name: Mao Mao Chong (毛毛虫)
Opening hours: 6pm-late daily; kitchen open 6-11.30pm Tue-Sun; Lunch midday-3pm Fri-Sun
Mobile: 158 4271 9052
English address: 12 Banchang Hutong, off Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区交道口南大街板厂胡同12号
  • 4 out of 5 stars