Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


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.
Zeta Bar
A wide variety of wines and nibbles is offered at this bright and popular bar matched only by the musical talent on offer.
Za Jia
A magnet for artists and cultural innovators, Za Jia bar and project space is a quirky and happening social hub.
Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.
Yin Bar
A haunt of high society where you can sip cocktails whilst soaking in the rooftop hot tub overlooking the Forbidden City.
A contemporary take on a traditional courtyard that boasts a celebrity-packed rooftop terrace...
Westin Chaoyang
Famed for its after-work cocktails, DJs and 'Heavenly' spa.
Wanda Plaza Arcade
Playing retro arcade games is something of a sport in Beijing so indulge right here.
W Beijing Chang’an
The W Beijing Chang’an is a visually stunning hotel in the Diplomatic District, just steps from the Forbidden City.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Less seedy than the name suggests.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
Tian Spa
High-end treatments aren't the only thing high about this 60th floor spa. The views as you can imagine are spectacular.
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
The Village Café
Early breakfasts and all day web surfing.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
The Shop
While it's not the most imaginatively-named store in SoBe, The Shop sells incredibly cool designer clothes for both men and women.
The Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
The Place
Shop designer clothes before stopping off to refuel on its al fresco terrace.
The Peninsula Spa
If you lap up luxury - and let's face it who doesn't? - then this spa will treat you in the manner to which you've undoubtedly become accustomed.
The Peninsula Palace Beijing Shopping Arcade
Forget pounding the crowded pavements outside; stay in the comforting confines of your hotel while indulging in a little retail therapy.
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.
The Malls at Oriental Plaza
Beijing's first mall and still its best.
The Emperor
China's first Design Hotel pays close attention to detail
The China Club
David Tang's luxe renovation is the hangout for Beijing's elite
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Tapas pizzas and a host of Mediterranean delights.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Steak Exchange
Huge American-style steaks and sumptuously sweet desserts.
Star Gallery
An emphasis on young collectible Chinese contemporary artists.
South Beauty
Spicy Sichuan dishes with style and efficiency.
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Song Music Bar
Eclectic music policy in an unusual interior is manna for media types.

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