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.
Janes and Hooch
Cocktail bar Janes and Hooch offers a menu of modern drinks with vintage sensibilities in its chic location in Sanlitun’s Factory District.
Bellagio
Din Tai Fung
ChinaDoll
D-Sata
Need to get a little something for friends and family back home? Don't panic buy at the airport - snap up some real gems here beforehand.
Club Suzie Wong
You're sure to have a memorable evening the notorious Suzie's.
Lomography
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Eric Paris
Brimming with elegant expats Eric Paris provides Parisian chic in the heart of Beijing.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Zulutu Grocery
Like a grocery store only selling t-shirts in place of bloody slabs of meat. Not the norm but fun and inspiring nevertheless.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Zemo Elysee
Born in China but trained in Paris this is one designer who knows how to put clothes together.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Five Colours Earth
There's nothing quite like designer fabrics and that's exactly what you'll find on the shelves here thanks to embroidery empress Pan Xi.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
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.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Shard Box
While we wouldn't advise walking on broken glass a la Annie Lennox we do recommend popping down to Shard Box and snapping up some beautiful pieces made from er broken bits and pieces.
Kocoon
A cocoon of haven and tranquility the appropriately-named Kocoon spa will ease away the tensions of everyday life.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
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.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
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.

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