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.
ChinaDoll
Eric Paris
Brimming with elegant expats Eric Paris provides Parisian chic in the heart of Beijing.
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
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.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
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.
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.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
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.
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.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Sephora
Lovely Nails
Get your claws out and have them filed down in style at Lovely Nails.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Drink Express MTR
You can always count on Beijing to come up with concepts for stores that are just so well bizzare. Enter this hidden gem selling retro soda cans with an Eastern twist.
Raw
Raw talent is what Raw is named after and with a slew of up-and-coming Chinese designers flogging their wares inside it certainly lives up to its name.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
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.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
Panino Teca
Great paninis and steak sandwiches.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
Gobi Gear
The Gobi Desert may not be the most obvious choice of inspiration for a shop but this store makes it work in its favour.

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