Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.
Xiu
A contemporary take on a traditional courtyard that boasts a celebrity-packed rooftop terrace...
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Wanda Plaza Arcade
Playing retro arcade games is something of a sport in Beijing so indulge right here.
Vincent Café
Excellent French caf̩.
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Trainspotting
Less seedy than the name suggests.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
The Tree
One of Beijing's best pizza joints with a great selection of beers
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 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 Hutong
Sign-up for a course here to learn everything from cookery to yoga.
The Boat
Hip floating dance bar.
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.
Sureño
Tapas pizzas and a host of Mediterranean delights.
Steak Exchange
Huge American-style steaks and sumptuously sweet desserts.
Star Live
A mixture of up and coming live acts with established cult legends.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
South Beauty
Spicy Sichuan dishes with style and efficiency.
Song Music Bar
Eclectic music policy in an unusual interior is manna for media types.
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.
Shine
Saddle Cantina
A haven for beer lovers that also serves own-brew tequila and guacamole.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Rumi
Appetizing and atmospheric Persian cuisine boasting tender meats and delicate spices.
Redmoon
A dark and seductive lounge that boasts cigar wine and sushi bars.
Red Capital Ranch
Embrace eco-chic at this charming ranch.
Red Capital Club
Revolutionary specialties in a vintage courtyard setting.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
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.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Opposite House
It's all about the design in this brilliant emerald green offering from the Swire group.
Oden
Top-notch Japanese comfort food.
O’
It may be raining and it may be pouding but that doesn't mean your fashion credentials have to be snoring. Boot up in style at O' with an on-purpose apostrophe.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.

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