Hg2 : The Hedonist


Homosexuality isn’t legally recognized in China but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a thriving LGBT scene in the capital. Known as a G?, or g BAR, there are several gay friendly bars in Beijing but Destination is still the only full-scale Western nightclub. Recently renovated, there are now two floors that are filled to the brim on weekends with locals, expats and tourists. The harsh concrete walls are offset with inviting sofas and clever backlighting as well as the occasional movie poster (think Brokeback Mountain.) The dance floor is complete with large LED screens projecting the latest music videos, strobe lights and DJs spinning the Top 40. Take your pick of specialty drinks such as the Blue Destination (variation on a Blue Hawaii), the Hot Stud (a spicy blend of vodka and tequila), or Moonlight Lovers (tequila, blue curaçao and OJ).

7 Gongti Xilu,
+86 6552 8180
Opening Times
Sun-Thurs, 8pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 8pm-late
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