Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Star Live
A mixture of up and coming live acts with established cult legends.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
Lantern Bar
DJ collective serious about their tunes experiment across the electronic range.
Mao Livehouse
Rock punk and indie have arrived in full force at MAO Livehouse.
Song Music Bar
Eclectic music policy in an unusual interior is manna for media types.
Destination
Always packed this is Beijing's only full-scale gay club.
East Shore Live Jazz
A great jazz venue with a suitably atmospheric interior.
Alfa
Hit Alfa on a Friday to indulge in some cheesy 80s-inspired fun.
Aperitivo
Aperitivo and chain-smoking at this euro-centric haunt.
Saddle Cantina
A haven for beer lovers that also serves own-brew tequila and guacamole.
Redmoon
A dark and seductive lounge that boasts cigar wine and sushi bars.
All-Star Sports
Popular and comprehensive Sports Bar.
Drum and Bell
Relaxed neighbourhood hangout with WiFi and good pub food.
Paper
Trendy minimalist ambiance that plays host to diverse Asian dishes.
Opposite House
It's all about the design in this brilliant emerald green offering from the Swire group.
Lu Song Yuan
Imperial courtyard hotel stuffed with charm antiques and a sense of history.
Red Capital Ranch
Embrace eco-chic at this charming ranch.
Hotel Kapok
Designed and built as a traditional sìhéyuàn the Kapok is full of modern touches.
Guxiang 20
A stylish mix of contemporary design Chinese antiques and a rooftop tennis court
3+1 Bedrooms
Incredibly stylish but tiny boutique hotel tucked down an alley way
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.
Galleria Continua
Galleria Continua brings exciting international artists to Beijing.
Block 8
A rooftop beach bar is ideal for long summer evenings.
Trainspotting
Less seedy than the name suggests.
The Tree
One of Beijing's best pizza joints with a great selection of beers
Noodle Bar
Huge bowls of traditional noodles.
Let’s Burger
Gourmet burgers that won't disappoint.
Hutong Pizza
Buddhist nunnery turned pizzeria.
Element Fresh
Healthy American food in a sophisticated trendy interior.
E-Mai
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
Bento & Berries
Best Waldorf salad in Beijing.
Awfully Chocolate
Glamorous minamalism and lots and lots of chocolate.
Xiu
A contemporary take on a traditional courtyard that boasts a celebrity-packed rooftop terrace...
Scarlett
An all-round winner with well-priced drinks great food and some of Beijing's best music.
The Boat
Hip floating dance bar.
Q Bar
Perennially hip rooftop bar with a fantastic starlit deck.
Mesh
A sophisticated and elegant home to inventive cocktails.
Apothecary
Sophisticated cocktails and sublime finger food.
South Beauty
Spicy Sichuan dishes with style and efficiency.
Rumi
Appetizing and atmospheric Persian cuisine boasting tender meats and delicate spices.

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