Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
Drum and Bell
Relaxed neighbourhood hangout with WiFi and good pub food.
Duck de Chine
Traditional kaoya and ingenious dips in a chic courtyard.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
Element Fresh
Healthy American food in a sophisticated trendy interior.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
Eric Paris
Brimming with elegant expats Eric Paris provides Parisian chic in the heart of Beijing.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
F2 Gallery
Celebrated pieces from Beijing and beyond.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Four Seasons Beijing
The Four Seasons Beijing, conveniently located in the Central Business District, is a luxurious hotel for business and leisure travellers.
Franck Provost
Fancy a bit of French? Then head to this French hair salon for the best blow dry of your life.
Fubar Péking
Quirkiness and vintage jazz abound at this chic speak-easy.
Galleria Continua
Galleria Continua brings exciting international artists to Beijing.
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.
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.
Green T House
Masterfully presented tea-infused cuisine with optional secretive dining and a playful menu.
GT Banana
The ultimate mega-club experience.
Guxiang 20
A stylish mix of contemporary design Chinese antiques and a rooftop tennis court
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Hatsune
The best sushi rolls in town in aquatic-themed Californian style.
Hotel G
Sumptuously opulent and oh-so-chic boutique hotel.
Hotel Kapok
Designed and built as a traditional sìhéyuàn the Kapok is full of modern touches.
Ichikura
A true connoisseur's whiskey bar.
Jaan
A chic high-flyers hangout that combines ornate opulence with light and simple cuisine.
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.
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.
Lan Club
A decadent spot where champagne is served in Baccarat crystal glasses.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Lantern Bar
DJ collective serious about their tunes experiment across the electronic range.
Le Pré Lenôtre
Intimate and luxurious French opulence.
Let’s Burger
Gourmet burgers that won't disappoint.
Lovely Nails
Get your claws out and have them filed down in style at Lovely Nails.
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.
Made in China
Superb Chinese classics served with vibrant decadence.
McQ Alexander McQueen
Found in the trendy Sanlitun Village North shopping centre, this is McQ Alexander McQueen, the city's first outpost of legendary British fashion brand
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Mix and Vics
Flash your cash with the (very) young and beautiful.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.

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