Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Jing-A Taproom
The Jing-A Taproom is the flagship bar and eatery of the Jing-A Brewery serving a rotating selection of beers and a great food menu.
Great Leap #6
One of the pioneers of Beijing’s craft beer scene, Great Leap #6 offers up tastebud-tantalizing brews from its original location in the Dongcheng District.
Slow Boat Brewery Taproom
The Slow Boat Brewery Taproom is one of the leading lights of Beijing’s craft beer scene, offering up an impressive selection of brews and great food.
Bellagio
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Beijing Cycle Tour
Two wheels are often better than four and when that's the case ring these guys for a cyciel tour of the city.
Eric Paris
Brimming with elegant expats Eric Paris provides Parisian chic in the heart of Beijing.
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
Lomography
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Radiance
A gorgeous gift shop that sells pretty much everything; if you can't find a suitable present for those back home here you might as well go back empty-handed.
Wangfujing Bookstore
You don't have to stray too far off the beaten bath to get lost within the pages of a foreign world here.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Kocoon
A cocoon of haven and tranquility the appropriately-named Kocoon spa will ease away the tensions of everyday life.
The Old Town Girls
I'ts not second-hand it's vintage' so say the cool girls in Gulou. And they're right. Dive in to the bargain bin here and unearth a buried treasure.
Lu 12.28
We love a designer with a full stop in its name which is why we can't get enough of Beijing-based clothing designer Lu 12.28. End of.
Dave’s Tailor
Don't be put off by the name; sharp-suited gents are churned out of this tailors in Savile Row-worthy get-ups.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Solana Lifestyle Mall
Wanting to combine a little shopping with a lot of sashaying about the dance floor? Look no further than this retail-cum-clubbing complex.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Innerroom
If you're in need of the type of picture-story flipbook that was popular with Chinese children between the 50s and 80s look no further.
Laitai Flower Market
Green-fingered shoppers
The Hutong
Sign-up for a course here to learn everything from cookery to yoga.
Lovely Nails
Get your claws out and have them filed down in style at Lovely Nails.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
Chang & Biorck
If you never thought you'd see Scandanavia and China come together in spectacular style think again; this store combines the styles of both places to create jaw-droppingly beautiful objets d'art.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Black Sesame Kitchen
Learn how to whip up a 10-course Chinese feast even if it does sound like hard work.

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