Red Star Erguotou Museum (北京二锅头酒博物馆)

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1 Hongxing Lu
The Red Star Erguotou Museum – way up in Huairou district – is worth the journey. Incredibly clean and well-maintained, the entire complex is a factory that’s still used to distil vats and vats of Erguotou – a brand of the throat-burning clear spirit, baijiu. At the entrance a (Mandarin-speaking) guide greets you and takes you on a journey through Erguotou’s brewing process and extensive history, and even allows you to sample a bit (if you can handle it). There is also, inexplicably, a kids’ funhouse.

Don’t miss An obscure collection of 1950s photographs of Mao Zedong.
Estimated time Guided tours last 30 mins.
English provisions None.
Venue name: Red Star Erguotou Museum (北京二锅头酒博物馆)
Opening hours: 8.30am-5.30pm daily
Admission: FREE (reservation required)
English address: 1 Hongxing Lu, Huairou district
Chinese address: 怀柔区红星路1号
  • 4 out of 5 stars