On the ground floor of The Opposite House, Mesh is the most sophisticated spot for an after-work drink in Sanlitun. The elegant design of the bar is dominated by swaths of chainmail draped from the ceiling and illuminated by chandeliers of bare light bulbs. Local businessmen lounge on the burgundy leather sofas and perch at the long, chrome bar where inventive cocktails are expertly poured. One of its signature drinks, the Passion Fruit & Lychee Martini, is mixed from fresh red grapefruit and passion fruit juice, lychee liqueur and 42 Below vodka. Every Thursday young professionals, especially the gay crowd, congregate here for the 2-for-1 cocktails and the chance to mingle and, forgive the pun, mesh. There is also a fine selection of whiskeys including Oban and Macallan as well as champagnes by the glass. A perfect place to start your night.