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beyond the lens how you see beijing

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Beijing Folk: The guy who talks out loud during movies Going Underground: Beixinqiao, Line 5 Scene & Heard: Go ahead, flip to the pretty pictures What’s Happening: Our picks for the month … plus your chance to win great prizes




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How many photographers does it take to change a lightbulb? One ... and they can do it in a flash! We asked for your Beijing snaps and the response was overwhelming. What’s New: Southern Barbarian, Beiluo Bread Bar, Chez Julien, Bistro Ivi, Eastern Fusion Sushi & Bar, Our Generation Pizza House & Bar, Soccer Bar, Ala House, Würzburger Hofbräu, Chill Cafe Bar Back for More: Wish Alleyway Gourmet: Old-school grilled meat Just Desserts: Potted dessert at Cream Paul Bar of the Month: Twilight Cocktail of the Month: Zombie Dining Feature: Chi Fan for Charity restaurateurs speak Drinks Feature: Cocktail profiler Grape Press: Wines and film Wokipedia: D is for … dabao, danta, Dazhong Dianping and durian Last Orders: Michael Crain of Chi Fan for Charity A Drink With: Matthew Niederhauser, photographer Dining Q&A: Daniel Chambon, guest chef at Brasserie Flo Taste Test: Supermarket sausages … plus what we’ve loved eating this month Get the Look: Collars Inspect a Gadget: Prepare for the zombie apocalypse What’s New: ICVS, Loop, Hoods Music Review: Milow Backstage Pass: The Smith Street Band Head of the Queue: Jz Festival Beijing Giveaways: A Girones rug, brunch at Spooky Bubbalicious, dim sum at Chynna, and a meal at Writers Bar Features: Donkey curry, Beijing’s ghost stories, breath-hold diving, and our Electric Shadows film picks … plus where we wish we were this month Playlist: Henri Boppe of Riviera Events Uniformity: Helen Couchman, artist Mastermind: Elisabeth Koch, milliner Screentime: Lance Crayon, documentary filmmaker Feature: Poets riff on black-and-white snaps Q&A: Puppetmasters and grime royalty Feature: We ask meteorologists whether cities are responsible for extreme weather and we profile activists who are mapping dirty factories and polluted waterways. EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for October THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues Peking Man: Farewell, China



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This month’s cover, shot by judy Zhou, features Beijing Instagrammers Rashiq Muhamadali (@rashiq) and Emily Schreck (@beijingemily).



The most important dates this month



One small beer for man, one Great Leap for mankind. (This is why we’re not in charge of their marketing.) Join them for their second anniversary. RMB 50 starts you off with a burger and a beer.

Fuchsia Dunlop has been confusing Beijing editors with her name for some years. She returns to talk about her new book and to whip up lunch at WildChina and Capital M’s “Where The Wild Things Are” event.


What do the Chinese want? Tom Doctoroff offers his take on this and many other things at AmCham’s talk. It’s RMB 100 for members and RMB 450 for non-members, so we reckon that some of the Chinese will want AmCham membership.



If you'v ever wondered what the heck Peking Opera was all about, then go see Ghaffar Pourazar's "Beijing Opera Demystified." They call him the English Monkey King for good reason.

The first year of Haze has been a blur. To mark the occasion, the extended Haze fam is getting the old band back together. Dance the night away to their soulful, uplifting and every other electronic subgenre.


Ferris Bueller would be singing “Danke Shoen” to all of the fräulein at Scarlett’s Oktoberfest. You’ll find free-flow beer and all-you-can-eat pretzels for RMB 128.




Mexican food is on the rise in Beijing but Chef Enrique Farjeat of Mexico City’s Quintonil is in another galaxy. He’s the star of this year’s Hats Off at the Westin Beijing Financial Street. Book now for the 3-course lunch or 7-course dinner.




We’re not ones to blow our own trumpets nor to trumpet our own successes but we’re turning 11 this month. That means we’re off to big school – sorry, that means we’re having a party. Come one, come all to Elements.

Lush has been plying the youth with drink for nine years. They plan on doing so for many more. Celebrate with them, some of today’s youngsters, lots of yesteryear’s youth and the Red Pirates.


The Gift of Hope do great work in helping Beijing’s less-able citizens find work teaching crafts. Master Geng invites you into his hutong home this afternoon to learn about Chinese painting. Register at

Are you a craic addict? You’ll find loads of it at the Irish Network China’s monthly social. It’s also a great opportunity to sell sunscreen. Register at


It’s zombies versus humans at the Olympic Forest Park. Decide which team you are on, then register online for the Zombie Run 2012. We’ll remind you that humans tend to be faster than zombies in the movies …

For more events, see p61.



CITY SCENE Start as you mean to go on

FILM TALKER // BEIXINQIAO // WIN STUFF // NEWSBITES // SCENE & HEARD Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Tianjin Chongqing


Nanjing Shenyang Wuhan

How does Beijing's subway compare?

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don’t own a camera. My phone doesn’t even have a camera on it. It’s fair to point out that I am not the most photo-savvy person in the world. Anyone who has ever stopped me to ask if I can take a picture for them has always been disappointed, unless they wanted my finger as the focal point of their holiday or evening out. I’m not sure why I’ve never really been into this medium. It’s not like my family thought that they stole your soul. My dad’s what you’d call an enthusiastic amateur. Often were the days where me and a dog were ordered out into the garden to help him finish off a roll of film. In fact, my abiding memory of coming home from holidays was the excitement my old man got in Arrivals at the prospect of picking up the special offer envelopes for one-pound photo development (available only at the airport). We were never first to the baggage carousel but woe betide anyone who though they could get between Martin White and a bargain. For many years, I remained thoroughly non-



plussed with cameras and their end results. Had I been psychologically scarred because of that one time my dad took a photo of me asleep on the toilet and then showed the old lady from church whose lawn I mowed? Was it the photo that still hangs in my parents’ house of me wearing a full Manchester United kit as a child? (Except it’s not a full United kit. It’s a really old shirt, some very short shorts, a headband, pink trainers and what appear as football socks at first glance but are in fact legwarmers.) Nope, I just put that down to the early acceptance of metrosexuality in the suburbs. It could be all the photographic evidence of my tubby teenage years. Or having the pallid skin of an agoraphobic goth. Or me clearly molesting a well-known male TV personality. It’s none of these things. It’s not even those slideshows my pops used to put on with unfailing regularity. It was an irrational dislike. Then I figured I have enough of them so I might as well come to like photos. First of all, making a magazine without photos is pretty difficult. I’ve

also realized that I would never have seen three of my grandparents if it weren’t for photos. In the case of my dad’s dad, a single photo is the only evidence that he existed. (With the exception of my dad. Obviously.) While a thousand words may adequately tell a thousand words, sometimes it’s better to let a picture do it. Photography is not about your memories. It’s about sharing them. That’s what you’ve done for this month’s Cover Feature. Thank you.

Jonathan White Managing Editor CORRECTION: Last month we misspelled the name of 2 Kolegas owner Liu Miao. Also, the accompanying photo depicted his business partner Gao Feng. Apologies to all.

Beijing folk

Film Talker

Da Wei, film narrator for the blind by Max Wu


a Wei is that guy in the movie theater who’s always commenting loudly on the action as it happens. The difference is that his fellow moviegoers love him for it. Being a film interpreter for the blind has brought Da Wei close to bankruptcy more than once. Even so, seven years down the road, he continues to narrate films, to organize community events and to train volunteers to connect the blind with the rest of us.

We have a Q&A section at the end. Films can be very complicated to explain and you can’t stop in the middle of a film. How many times do you watch a film beforehand? It usually takes 2-3 days to prepare. I need to do research and practice to verbalize the visual. What movie will you be narrating next? Departures. A Japanese film about makeup artists for the dead.

PHOTO: max wu

Why isn’t the audio of the film enough? Film is like a museum or a treasure Have you ever thought about c h e s t . Th ro u g h helping deaf “If you blindfold verbalizing films, people? we are explaining Yes, but our re yourself for three sources life, events, status are limdays, you will start ited. For now, we and much more to the blind to help assist the blind beto understand them understand cause they need their life” the world better. the most help. If you blindfold yourWhat genre of film does your self for three days, you will start to audiences prefer? understand their life, but even then Old films. They often felt left out that’s not the same as never being when they were younger. able to see. It is up to us, the people connected by art and culture, to Which genres are most difficult bring life back to these people in to narrate? the forms of visual compensation Horror, science fiction, and films with techniques. a very fast pace, multiple languages or with multiple characters. Movies Can you watch a film without like Inception are harder because you telling it? might not understand it even if you I can’t watch without narrating now. can see perfectly fine. I do it silently in my heart. How many films have you narrated so far? More than 300 films in seven years. Fifty films per year, with hardly any repeats.

What do you like to watch when you’re not working? Films about society, culture, emotions. None of the violent stuff – those films are irresponsible.

Have you ever made a mistake that confused the audience?

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Team China thrashed all comers in the recent Paralympic Games. Their haul of 231 was a mind-blowing total – it was nine more than the second-place Russians and thirdplace UK managed between them.

This is IFC’s tenth anniversary year, and the celebration continues with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Spring Symphony on Oct 27 at the Beijing Concert Hall. The show will feature 18-year-old violin star Kenneth Renshaw. He’s only the Justin Bieber of the classical world.

China’s footballing woes continue. The men’s team were beaten 8-0 by Brazil in a friendly. Not so bad, you might think, but the Brazilians were booed off the pitch just days before for their below-par performance against South Africa. China may want to forget football and concentrate on SlamBall. The game, which is essentially basketball via trampolines, made its China debut in Hangzhou last month. There are plans to tour it around China next year. Watch this space.

ChART Contemporary, who are certainly our favorite curatorial lab, have allied with Open House Living for Beijing Design Week. Head to Caochangdi before October 6 to check out the “platform for creative thinkers to gather, exchange ideas and Chillax.” Local milliner Elisabeth Koch will hold an invitation-only event at the

Heyrobics, a much less deadly martial art, is also training instructors this month. The all-day affair takes place on October 20. Sign up at Heyrobics. com. The pink-shorted push-up pushers also launch Shunyi and Beitucheng classes in October. We all get our first Thanksgiving of the year when Canadians celebrate on October 8. Those friendly northerners will likely welcome everyone. Check out for Canadian-friendly spots. Does the thought of getting on a crowded train or plane over October holiday make you shudder? Here’s another option. The Ritz-Carlton is offering a National Day promotion: Book two nights and get the third for free. Call 5908 8955 to reserve, or

Get the most out of the National Day holiday by enjoying toll-free highways (fees waived for anyone driving a passenger vehicle). You’ll save at least ten kuai­ on a trip to the Wall.

Police recently caught a team of burglars who have been charged with committing more than 60 thefts in Beijing. The thieves purchased over 40 tools and watched online videos on how to pick locks. Apparently, they forgot to watch the videos on how to avoid getting caught. Need a wife? Just buy a billboard. Three bachelors pooled their resources to purchase space on a billboard in Zhongguancun. The ad depicts the three men, looking quite dapper, along with their names and stats, as well as a huge slogan that reads: “No joke – we’re looking for wives!” At time of print, they still had no wives.



Where the rodeo failed, lingerie hopes to succeed. Well, the Lingerie Football League does, at any rate. The all-scantily-clad-female version of the NFL has been given the go-ahead to play in Beijing in December. Brrrrrr. Mitchell Mortaza, the league’s founder, has high hopes, “Who knows, China might have a national team that’ll compete in LFL Asia.”

Tickets for Elton John’s concert are on sale now at We’d normally write more and throw in a few puns but not when it comes to Sir Elton.

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS After what seems like a lifetime, Parkview Green has opened its doors. The LEED Platinum-certified shopping mall and office space is open to the public, but outlets are still trickling in. For now, you can enjoy the art and architecture along with a few shops and restaurants. We’ll have more on other developments as they happen.

Who takes this on the subway? Beijing Hotel on October 25 with dress designer SheGuangHu. To get tickets for the Beijing Fashion Week highlight, check out www. If you are reading this in the print magazine version of the Beijinger (and not one of the handy electronic versions on or, then start walking. Bring a copy of the mag to Aqua Salus Urban retreat to get a complimentary hand and foot paraffin care with any treatment. Pulling the same trick at Spa de Feng will get you a detox body wrap (worth RMB 360) for any booking over two hours. Commando Krav Maga has disarmed us all with its stealthy arrival in Beijing. This month, they’re holding their first course, the instructor boot camp and launching their first school here in Beijing. You can find out more about Mossad’s martial art at


ON THE HORIZON Act fast or miss out on tickets for White Collar Boxing China’s Brawl on the Wall. The black-tie affair takes place on November 17 at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel in Shuangjing. Remember, it’s for charity. Book your seats for Chi Fan for Charity. Same deal as last year: Beijing’s great and good host tables at the best restaurants in town and worthy charities benefit. If you miss out on a table, you can still make the afterparty at Hatsune. The European Union Film Festival hits Beijing again this fall, opening with a snazzy evening of drinks, canapes and dancing at 798 Space. The affair’s not until November 3, but we’re telling you now so you can start saving up. Tickets will be RMB 750 for EuroCham members and RMB 1,000 for non-members.

You wait for one luxury mall and two come along at once. Indigo has dragged Jiuxianqiao Lu kicking and screaming into the modern day. The mall officially opened on September 20 with new hotel EAST Beijing being the most highly anticipated arrival. Nanluoguxiang’s NLGX has opened its latest store in Capital Airport Terminal 2. Now you have reason to go the airport other than planespotting and Burger King. NLGX are also pretty busy with their fall Tshirt series launch and their pop-up shop for Beijing Design Week. Shanghai-based is popping up to Beijing. They will be holding their first pop-up shop in the capital from October 19-28 at Wudaoying, the hipster hutong du jour. PHOTO: Max wu

Recent floods brought tales of frogs arriving in Biblical proportions. Hundreds were crushed to their deaths in Changping. Who knew that frogs had such a bad time crossing the road?

Following the success of Mamma Mia! performed by an all-Chinese cast, another Broadway classic is getting the localization treatment. The Mandarin version of Cats just played in Shanghai, and will tour through major cities in China. We can’t imagine it not making a stop in Beijing.

The Beijing Marathon has been postponed because of this month’s Party Congress. We’ll have news on the rearranged date when it’s out of the blocks.

You know how you roll your eyes every time you have to put your bag through the subway X-ray scanner? Apparently, they do occasionally confiscate some noteworthy items: toy guns, knives, firecrackers, explosives, etc. All shall be displayed at the 3rd Traffic Security Check Exhibition, which is doing the rounds of the subway stations, spending five days at each of 15 stations. If you manage to catch it, you’re in for a treat. Li Na, a journalism graduate, has indicated that she wants to become a sports journalist when she retires from tennis. No sports journalists were quoted as saying that they thought she had already retired from tennis after winning the French Open.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s British Ball – email The theme for the charity event of the season is … James Bond. If you’ve put on a few pounds since you last wore your tux, then expect someone to say “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to diet.”

Going Underground

Beixinqiao, Line 5 SELLING POINT

With its proximity to the red lanterns of Ghost Street and the hutongs, Beixinqiao is the perfect place to take your out-of-towners.


Once Mom’s gotten her fill of the smells, gestures and exposed bellies along Guijie, head for a taste of home at Grandma’s Kitchen (Exit C), French cuisine at Café de la Poste (Exit B), or killer Korean barbeque at Saveurs de Coree (Exit D) – if it’s good enough for Keanu Reeves, it’s good enough for your family. Don’t forget to try the daiquiris at Màs Bar, where Dad’s Hawaiian shirt will finally allow him to blend in. Delight your goth cousin by taking him to dark and broody Beetle in a Box – or bring him to Giggle Bar and allow a smile to cross your face as you gauge his reaction.


Take a photography class at The Hutong or Culture Yard, pick up an analog camera at the Lomography Shop on Andingmennei, and let your uncle show you how they did it in the pre-Instagram days. Rent a couple of Flying Pigeons at Natooke to explore the hutongs together. Afterwards, head over to Serk and laugh about your adventures over a few beers.


When you’ve completely worn out your family, retreat to 4 Banqiao Courtyard Hotel or Beijing Traditional View Hotel, where ornate rosewood beds dimly lit through red gauze curtains will make you feel like a modern Ming.

generation gap You hutongs are just so photogenic. Then why do you use Instagram every time you snap us?

Tell Us a Joke Simon Amos, Director of Operations, Hilton Beijing Tom, Dick and Harry went to a party. Afterwards, they returned to the hotel. The hotel was 600 stories high. Unfortunately for them, the elevator was not working. They made a plan. For the first 200 floors they climbed, Tom would crack jokes. The next 200 stories, Dick would tell a happy story and lastly Harry would tell a sad story. They then started up the stairs. After two hours it was Harry’s turn. He turned to the other two and said “OK guys, here’s my sad story. I forgot the keys downstairs.” Find the key to a happy time at Hilton Beijing.




Hatsune celebrated their 11th birthday with lots of sushi and sake on Sep 6 at their Sanlitun location. Photos courtesy of Hatsune

Terra turned two with caipirinhas, Slow Boat beers and barbecue on Aug 25. Photos courtesy of Terra

Lane Crawford teamed up with Vogue China for Fashion’s Night Out on Sep 8. Photos courtesy of Lane Crawford

Laji Couture paired sustainability with fashion on a day that focused on turning trash into treasure at Sanlitun Soho on Sep 8. Photos courtesy of Laji Couture

The bathing suits and bottles of bubbly were out in force on Aug 10 for Centro’s Bikini Party. Photos courtesy of Centro




Magicians, clowns, jugglers and acrobats frolicked at Xiu’s Circus Night on Aug 25. Photos courtesy of Xiu The Kempinski kicked off their Oktoberfest festivities with a media launch party on Aug 22. Photos courtesy of Kempinski Hotel Beijing

Actress Kong Wei was at the launch of Magic Town at China World Shopping Mall on Aug 25. Photo courtesy of China World.

The FC Group held their BEEF & I networking event on Aug 28 at Switch. Photo courtesy of FC Group

Spokesperson Xu Xiyuan, fashion designer Alex Wang and stylist Avan Wu were at the Colgate Optic White launch party at Central Academy of Fine Arts on Sep 10. Photo courtesy of Burson-Marsteller China Blue Frog launched their Indigo branch on Aug 31; proceeds from the bash went to Operation Smile. Photos courtesy of Blue Frog

Apocalyptica brought cello metal to Yugong Yishan on Sep 7. Photo by Zach Hoy

Grand Millennium celebrated the first anniversary of their M&C Rewards Program at Havana on Aug 17. Photo courtesy of Grand Millennium

Frankson Lee has been appointed the general manager of InterContinental Beijing Financial Street. Photo courtesy of InterContinental Beijing Financial Street

China World Hotel hosted a mooncake presentation party on Aug 27. Photos courtesy of China World Hotel



peking pixels we said: “give us your best shot.” you did.


t’s all too easy to take the city you live in for granted. But that can all change in a flash. You stumble upon a scene which crystallizes everything that brought you here (or keeps you here), and suddenly you’re glad you brought the camera or smartphone. Here we’ve printed your thousand-word love letters to Beijing. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos. You’ll be able to see these photos and more on, where you can vote for your favorite. And look out for something special to happen with the winning photographs at our Anniversary Party.

Alex Ilten

Allison Reibel

Adriana Lica

Dave Cooper Ana Sánchez


Anton Kondaurov


Alejandra Mora

Amazing Beijing Breath


Dominique Brack

Coach Jay

Chris Sanders

Jon H. Natvig

Ashton Liu

Antoine R. Tordjeman

Nicolas Cerutti

Christina Walley




Daniel Konold

Danlin Wang

Danielle Liu

David Wang

Hannah Ren

Gaby Andriany Ongso

Edward Dumpe




Eula Rose L. Chua

Huang PIng

Emily Schreck

Domingo Cui

Frido Adeodatus T.

Frank Yu

Jacob Smith

Joseph Maxwell Clark

Heather B

Jessica Bluhum

Horia Covaci Ilana Vorobyov


Michael Cavander


Ian Wilkinson

Joann Pittman

Kang Huaxin

Kang Huaxin

Ken Forde

Jordan Hunkin

Linda Zollner

Li Yuelan

Lauren Kauffman

Gustavo Antunez

John Bergquist

Luca Febbriao

Matt Hargrave

Matt Merritt

Meri Joswiak

Marissa Kennedy



Mariangela Zurita

Nathan Makan

Werner Katarzyna

Peggy Liu

Michael Thai

Christian Adams

Rianne van Vuuren

Robert Botey Richard Rayner

Nick Banks

Tanner Hall

Nicola Doering

Zheng Jiu Ji Mo



Shaz Lye

Rashiq Muhamdali

Olia P

Rebecca Wood

Rachel Wang

Pai Wang

Ramona Jahn

Sven Bezold

Zhang Chi

Santiago Tobon

Ying Wang

Silvia Simeonova

Yifei Xu

Sycamore Choi

Ye Shan




“Yuanmingyuan Park” by Zed Huang of IGers Beijing

trivia travails Each month, we run a series of questions based on the content of the issue. Answer them correctly and win free stuff! This month’s prize is an overnight stay and Sunday Rehab Brunch for two at pentahotel. Answers to

WIn stuff 1. China’s longest subway system is in __________. a) Beijing b) Shanghai c) Guangzhou d) Chengdu

5. What color are Helen Couchman’s earrings? a) red b) purple c) torquoise d) black

2. Cream Paul’s xiao pen you looks like a ___. a) cake b) person c) sand castle d) flower pot

6. Tickets for Chi Fan for Charity go on sale on _______. a) Oct 8 b) Oct 15 c) Oct 22 d) Oct 29

3. What sport requires holding your breath? a) skydiving b) freediving c) scuba diving d) synchronized diving

Answers to September’s Trivia Travails: 1. a) Sep 3-9 2. a) model 3. d) Marilyn Manson 4. c) Shan Li Retreats 5. b) three-cup chicken 6. c) New Pants 7. d) bicycles 8. c) Stiletto Last month’s winner was Alicia Lui.



4. What style of bread will you find at Beiluo Bread Bar? a) French b) Italian c) German d) ginger

7. What’s the name of the new album from The Smith Street Band? a) Sunshine and Technology b) Rain and Religion c) Cloud and Computers d) PE and Physics 8) How much does a bottle of Mumm champagne cost at Soccer Bar? a) RMB 500 b) RMB 700 c) RMB 900 d) RMB 1,100

Win an overnight stay and Sunday Rehab Brunch for two at pentahotel by correctly answering all the questions in Trivia Travails. Be first to spot this month’s Bogus Ad and win a pair of vouchers for Toni&Guy. Answer the question at the end of Mastermind to win a Hoegaarden gift pack. Up for grabs in the Go section: a rug (value RMB 30,000) from Girones, brunch for four at Spooky Bubbalicious (value RMB 2,150) at the Westin Chaoyang Beijing, dim sum at Chynna (value RMB 1,200) at the Hilton Wangfujing, and a voucher for The Writers Bar (value RMB 1,000) at Raffles Hotel Beijing


Sip, nibble, gulp, chew, guzzle, savor, feast

CHI FAN FOR CHARITY // FLOWER POT PUDDING // SAUSAGES // COCKTAIL PROFILER OPENINGS The new Eatalia at Di’anmen is up and running. Owner Mario tells us business is already exceeding expectations. Congratulations to them. Scott’s Family Restaurant, the notoriously difficult-to-find Sanlitun pizzeria, has opened a second location near Jianguomen. We hope it’s easier to find and just as tasty. Fatburger is now open at Gemdale Plaza at Dawang Lu.

NEWS & UPDATES The new Blue Frog at Indigo raised RMB 63,000 for Operation Smile at their boozy grand opening last month. It was a nice leaving present from manager Greg Dover, who bade Beijing farewell shortly thereafter. Laia Pons, formerly of Jaan at the Raffles Hotel, will now be overseeing the kitchen at Sureño. Sample her new Spanish-focused cuisine at Sureño’s 4-year anniversary dinner on Oct 12. SALT is going a little wild on us with an autumn menu focusing on wild game and produce, paired with rich, dark spicy wines. Colibri at Sanlitun Village Nor th started a brunch menu in September, as did Lucky Lopez at Jianwai Soho.

it's crab time of year at china world hotel's summer palace (oct 22-Nov 30)

Capital Bites

Marilyn Mai is hiding her smartphone under the table

photo: courtesy OF china world hotel


his issue’s all about photographs. So I can’t let it go by without addressing the phenomenon that is people (and by people I mean Asians) taking pictures of their food. We all live in China. We know what this is about. People act like it’s a big mystery. “Why do Asians do this?!” Seriously? First of all, most of us grew up with elderly loved ones telling countless stories about starvation. Or how they only had the opportunity to eat meat when special guests came to the house. Then they’d shove our faces full of as much hongshao rou as possible. In Asian culture, food is love, period. So, stereotype or not, we’re all a little obsessed with food. It is our comfort, our pride, and for so many diasporic communities, the easiest way to create a home away from home.

Next, the cameras. I don’t know if this stands true for most immigrant communities but in my family, to document was more impor tant than to experience. Birthdays were staged and cheap cakes bought just so a picture could be taken. And you know Chinese tourists ... there’s no need to enter a historical site if a photo can be snapped out front just as easily. From the tour bus – even better. How could these two obsessions not come together? How is this a shock to anyone? The “Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food” Tumblr was a historical inevitability. If someone managed to go back in time and alter the timeline, say, preventing Conrad Hilton from buying his first hotel, his greatgranddaughter Paris might languish in obscurity today, but that Tumblr

would still be sitting pretty. The real question is, what do we do with this instinct? It certainly can be helpful. Dianping’s restaurant profiles are bolstered by the compulsive photographing of local eaters. And for the expats who use Instagram, Foodspotting, Burpple, etc., food photos are an easy way to get a tip on a new spot. On the other hand, it lets our food get cold, and makes us look like douchebags. To tame my own compulsion, I decided I should only eat foods I’ve already eaten before. That way, it’s already been photographed. But my boss tells me that won’t work. Good thing, I guess, as there’s plenty of new, irresistible food coming down the pipeline. Check out the news to your right, and read about the restaurants you can try (or revisit) for the sake of charity on p28.

Cheese & Wine is set to reopen its door along Chaoyang Park West Gate. It’s been down for a while undergoing a makeover, but should be up and running again by the time you read this. Global drinks distributor Diageo looks set to add baijiu to its armory. Diageo CEO Paul Walsh recently said he saw a “huge opportunity to capitalize on the growth of the category.” Maybe soon they’ll be sipping baijiu cocktails in Manhattan? The Drive-Thru now has Kennedy Bourbon Barrel Ale (KBBA) on draft.

HAPPENINGS Over the National Day Holiday, drop by Great Leap for some house-made Kölsch, a specialty beer with roots in Köln, Germany. Wine enthusiasts have two great opportunities to sip this month. The Carrefour Autumn Wine Fair runs October 12-14, while the Hilton Beijing Food & Wine Experience takes place on October 27.

CLOSINGS The rumors of closures of prominent Sanlitun bars seem to have been just that for now, but they do persist. We’ll have more for you as they materialize. James Joyce closed for a week last month, but has reopened.



WHAT’S NEW restaurants

red beans with yunnan kucai greens

Barbaric Bounty Yu n nan

Southern Barbarian Daily 11am-11pm. 107 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (6401 3318) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同107号 1.3km southeast of Gulou Dajie station (Line 2)




scent the oil, but of course he wouldn’t tell us just what type it was. But those are obvious picks. The interesting flavors really come out to play in dishes such as wild mushrooms grilled in a banana leaf (RMB 78) and a Yunnan barbecue fish (market price) whose peppery rub sets off fireworks on your tongue before you get through to the delicate flaky meat inside. The beer selection is certainly worth a mention. With over 70 different kinds, the restaurant lets you get down to some serious brew pairing.

Thankfully, homestyle doesn’t mean holein-the-wall. Southern Barbarian’s decor is classy while still maintaining the charm of its hutong location; Feng plans to adorn the walls with rotating art exhibitions. Given how sophisticated Southern Barbarian is, the venue’s name may seem an odd fit. Then again, it can inspire a barbaric lapse in courtesy when you’re fighting over the last potato ball. Josh Ong Also try: Little Yunnan, Middle 8

photos: mitchell pe masilun

unnan cuisine at some restaurants can mean all manner of experimentation, but Southern Barbarian is having none of that. Owner Feng Jianwen has put the focus on homestyle cooking, even to the point of eschewing some of the minority cuisine influences that have become nearly synonymous with that province. My favorite dishes were the salt and pepper fried goat cheese (RMB 30) and the potato balls (RMB 28). Another standard, the spicy mint salad (RMB 22), has a sly kick that comes from the particular cultivar of pepper that Feng uses to

WHAT’S NEW restaurants

dish du jour French

Chez Julien Daily 11.30-9.30pm. Unit B12, Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Park Xilu (5867 0218) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路1号好运街B12单元 1km northeast of Liangmaqiao station (Line 10)


Lion fish with leek and ginger sauce

f Maison Boulud and Brasserie Flo are destination restaurants where you foot the bill and try to impress, and Café de la Poste is where you convene for boozy reunions, then Chez Julien is where you go with family. Or when you miss them. This is the food that French grandmothers make when you graze your knee, and might explain the reputation they have for being arrogant about their cuisine. This is a Parisian-style bistro, but in the no-nonsense off-the-tourist-trail way. A la carte options include beef bourguignon (RMB 110) and beef bone marrow but the lunch set menu (RMB 90) is where you really feel grandma’s love. In the tartiflette (RMB 140), something as humble as a baked potato is given the culinary equiva-

lent of a She’s All That makeover, with reblochon cheese cast as Freddie Prinze, Jr. The menu is homey yet grand in the way that only the French manage – all hearty, rich, creamy, comforting fare. The eponymous Julien Gaudfroy (CCTV host, crosstalk performer) will be much mentioned in media coverage but his Dashan-sized fame should in no way overshadow the food. His brother Charles, who runs the day-to-day operations, is keeping the restaurant humming. It’s early yet but if Chez Julien maintains its start, we might be looking at a Restaurant Awards favorite come next April. Jonathan White

rately to accompany the bread. In the evenings, this venue shifts into bar mode, with local expat crowds relaxing over a couple of imported beers (RMB 25-35) or a range of spirits, straight up or in simple mixed drinks. With Beiluo

Bread Bar’s blend of bright space plus wallet-friendly prices, we expect the crowds to keep coming. Lauren McCarthy

Also try: Café de la Poste, Brasserie Flo

at the very yeast caf es

Beiluo Bread Bar Daily 10am-midnight. 70A Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District (8408 3069) 东城区北锣鼓巷甲70号(近南锣鼓巷) 1km southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)


photos: judy zhou and mitchell pe masilun

ith “Mean Beans and Badass Bread,” this new cafe and bar is helping make Beiluogu Xiang as much of a destination as its southern sibling, minus the tourist tat and bad food. Taking over the space that held Beiluo Cafe, the venue serves up German-style loaves and Italian pastas as well as

brown bread with cold cuts

coffee, beer and spirits. The space is made for lazy weekend days when the sunlight spills in through the large windows, perfect for settling in with the paper or a book. If you need to wake up, just grab an Americano (RMB 15) or alternate espresso drink (RMB 15-25). The coffee is brewed from Rickshaw Roasters beans and, thankfully, made by someone who actually knows how to work an espresso machine. When your stomach starts to growl, you can choose between pasta and an assortment of light, medium and dark German loaves. Expect three to five pasta bowls on the menu, with toppings that include tuna, pesto, and asparagus with bacon. The pesto penne (RMB 35) is a light, delicate dish with clean flavors of basil and pine nuts. We also sampled the dark bread, which had a slow-building sourness, a result of the cornmeal used in the mixture. Jam, cheeses, cold cuts and fresh vegetables can be purchased sepa-

Also try: Cafe Zarah



WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Ivi League

C o nt e m po r ary I nte r n ati o n al

Bistro Ivi Daily 9am-9pm. W111, Fortune Plaza (near Grand Millennium), 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (6536 1248) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心公寓楼底w111号(近千禧大酒店) 100m west of Jintaixizhao station (Line 10)


ou’re not looking for the hippest new joint. You’re tired of spending a hundred kuai on exquisitely crafted bites only to walk away hungry. And you don’t need a wine list that passes for summer reading. If this sounds familiar, then

Bistro Ivi might be for you. Located in the basement of the Fortune Plaza residences, the small lofted space features dark contemporary stylings, with three tables on the main floor and more seating upstairs. They offer pastas and mains ranging from Thai beef rice noodle salad to pan-fried snapper – essentially, you’re getting Element Fresh-style entrees for the price of an Element Fresh appetizer. The lunch set (RMB 55) includes your pick of a large selection of mains plus their daily fresh juice or coffee – both options are a good value – and was actually still available when we showed up for dinner. We tried the Vietnamese-style pork rib with steamed rice (RMB 50). Though a far cry from the charbroiled slabs you’d get at a down-

Vietnamese-style pork ribs

home pho restaurant, these chops were tender and accompanied by a fiery chilli-lime dipping sauce that stole the show. The pan-fried snapper with stir-fried baby vegetables (RMB 60) was less exciting, with overcooked fish under an occasionally crisp skin. For a side, the sauteed garlic mushrooms (RMB 20) were

punchy little caramelized bites of butter and garlic. If you’re feeling fancy, they’ve got two sparkling wines, seven whites and ten reds on the list. But mostly this is a spot for a lunch you won’t regret. Marilyn Mai Also try: The Loop, Element Fresh

Fish Fusion Ja pa n e s e

Eastern Fusion Sushi Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5pm-midnight. Unit 107, Bldg 4, China View, 2 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District (8587 1877) 朝阳区工体东路2号中国红街4号楼107室

1km west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)




controlled my reflexes for the Guoan roll (RMB 68), which combined eel, cucumber, egg and avocado to solid effect. Now, if you’re the rare unicorn who likes a heavy latticework of mayonnaise on top of your rolls, you’ll be fine. If that’s not how you ... well, roll, then ask them to hold back. One other warning: Skip the edamame (RMB 12). The pods came to our table brownish and boiled with anise, which covered the fresh soybeans’ naturally sweet finish. Eastern Fusion keeps late hours and a decent stock of sake (from RMB 38 for 150ml) and other alcohol, so should you want to celebrate the next Guoan victory with an aptly named roll, you know where to go. Josh Ong Also try: Isshin, Hatsune

photos: judy zhou

smoked duck breast with foie gras roll

ushi’s a touchy subject in this town, given that we’re landlocked. If you’re the type who likes to splurge on your raw fish, you’ll probably want to head to the higher-end places, but Eastern Fusion is a good neighborhood option for those who want sushi without too many extra trips to the ATM. The fish, which staff says is sourced from waters both international (e.g. Norway) and domestic (e.g. Dalian), was suitably fresh and flavorful. Standards like salmon, tuna and eel weren’t quite good enough to get me raving, but they did make for a pleasant dining experience. You can enjoy your fish as nigiri (RMB 18-28 for two pieces) or sashimi (RMB 38-58 for five pieces). They also offer special rolls (RMB 48-68). I’m conditioned to panic when I see green at Gongti, but I

WHAT’S NEW restaurants


Wish Come True C o n t e m p o r a ry C h i n e s e

Wish 梧桐 Daily 11.30am-midnight. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Lido Garden (700m east of Xiaoyun Qiao on the East Fourth Ring Road), Chaoyang District (6438 1118/8883, 133 0112 2787) 朝阳区芳园西路6号东四环霄云桥东700米路北丽都花园南门 3.5km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)


supreme pizza

Talking ’Bout My Generation? Pi z za

Our Generation Pizza House & Bar Daily 11am-midnight (bar closes 2am). Unit 2-017, 22 Art Street, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District (5826 3831, 186 0196 8543) 朝阳区百子湾路32号苹果艺术区2号楼B座2-017 750m northeast of Shuangjing station (Line 10)


photos: judy zhou and courtesy of wish

t ’s s o m e b o d y ’s g e n e r a t i o n , certainly. Whether it’s mine, I’m not so sure. I reckon my generation would have difficulty relating to the schizophrenic woodsman who apparently decorated Shuangjing’s newest pizzeria. The rugged cairn wall, the deer heads, grandfather clock, acoustic guitar and distressed organ on a raised stage area – all of it could have come straight out of a scene from Deliverance. Luck ily, my generation likes Adele, which is all we heard for the

90 minutes we were there. But my generation does not enjoy waiting 50 minutes for a pizza, this much I know. We were raised on MTV and are not widely known for our patience. Neither is the X Factor generation that follows mine, so given the lack of lumberjacks knocking around Pingod, it’s difficult to see where the brunt of the business will come from. The “Pyro salad” (RMB 25) came quick enough, but was a little dry and hard to put away with the measly por tion of blue cheese provided. A “Pyro Cheesesteak” sub (RMB 25) followed up, which was decidedly light on both cheese and steak, but it was to be the last food we saw for a while. Thirty minutes later came the Hawaiian pizza, which was barely worth the wait at RMB 73 for a large. The most sincere form of flattery it might be, but apart from the names of some of the dishes, the resemblance to the popular Wudaokou hangout goes no further. Paul Ryding Also try: Pyro Pizza, Bang! Bang! Pizza

inking my teeth into pillowy chunks of their steamed weever (RMB 98), my first thought was, “Why don’t more people know about this place?” The food is on par with Da Dong’s, in both quality and presentation. Dianping users regularly award this restaurant the maximum five stars, raving about its idyllic atmosphere and contemporary spins on classic Chinese dishes. Admittedly, the dreamy fare, dazzling service and romantic Lido Park views have made us a bit biased. We felt we’d been dropped into a fairy tale, where attentive fuwuyuan dressed in colorful garb and tables decorated with bonsai trees were an everyday occurrence. Three separate menus mean you won’t be star ved for selection, though you’ll quickly weed out the half-hearted attempts at Western fusion food. Wish offers everything from the classics (kung pao chicken, RMB 76) to the exotic (spicy hedgehog, RMB 68) to the

positively luxurious (bird’s nest in Hawaiian papaya, RMB 248). While prices veer towards the expensive side, affordable options like the spicy noodles with chicken (RMB 48) help even out the bill. There’s no fowl play with their fried duck (RMB 48), which was lightly battered and fried to a sublime crisp without being oily. You can also tell a lot about a restaurant by how they handle the simple things. The Cantonese stir-fry (RMB 78), a medley of vegetables in XO sauce, would have converted my younger, veggie-hating self long ago if I’d only come upon it earlier. Every bite was a reward – even hours later, as they’re light on oil, salt and starch and have banned the use of MSG. Like we said, it’s hard to believe this place is real. But real it is. Just wait till you try that fish. Tiffany Wang Also try: Da Dong, Karaiya Spice House

goose liver pate




feel the chill Chill cafe bar

Daily 2pm-late. Courtyard 2, Andingmen Xidajie (50m west from southwest corner |of Andingmen Qiao), Dongcheng District (6405 9575) 东城区安定门西大街2号院(安定门桥西南边往西走50米) 50m southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)


Also try: Mai, Bed Bar



photo: courtesy of Chill cafe bar

irst, the secret weapon: Chill is the only bar in town serving North Korean beer. The owners also hope to add DPRKstamped liqueurs, but for the time being, the 640ml bottles of Taedonggang (RMB 45) will certainly draw curious customers. The novelty of Pyongyang’s finest brew might pass, but Chill has other cards. A cocktail list of well-worn favorites (mojitos, margaritas, Long Island iced teas) emphasizes consistency and a generous pour above dizzying choice. And from Tsingtao (RMB 20) to Delirium Tremens (RMB 35), there’s beer to suit all tastes, although a few draft options would add depth. By now, the yard is a little too chill for comfort, but it’s flanked by tasteful, complementary lounges. On one side, a smaller private room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Directly opposite, another room houses the bar, sofas and a kitchen that will soon be turning out snacks and desserts including paninis, pizzas and Belgian waffles. You could almost leap from a taxi on the Second Ring Road directly into Chill’s courtyard, and with Modernista, Mai and Wudaoying Hutong all nearby, why not do just that? A “Gulou North” pub crawl is starting to sound like a great idea. Iain Shaw


praises be Ala House Daily 6pm-2am. 21-102. Unit 102, Bldg 21, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6533 6661) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街新城国际21号楼102室 400m west of Jintaixizhao station (Line 10)


sometimes daydream that I’m working on the Great Expat Novel in a posh Central Park apartment and pop downstairs to a whiskey bar for a pour of liquid inspiration. That dream just got one step closer to reality. You have Ala House to thank for that. It’s a tidy bar that takes you back to simpler times. More than

100 whiskeys are on the shelf, with pours starting from RMB 60. The staff promises the selection includes options not available at other whiskey bars around town. Ala House is cozy. Beyond the bar, there are seats against an opposite wall and a small private room for three or four. The room would make the perfect place for me to read passages from my work-in-progress novel to my two fans. The bartenders were a pleasant mix of friendly and professional. On our visit, we put them through their paces with an Old Fashioned and a Negroni (RMB 70) and were happy with the results. Their cocktail style leans toward classic recipes rather than modern innovation, but that shouldn’t be a problem for us daydreamers. Josh Ong Also try: Ichikura, Glen

Soccer Bar Daily 5pm-late. Worker’s Stadium East Gate (Gate 5-6), Chaoyang District (6552 8389) 朝阳区工人体育馆5-6号看台 1.2km east of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)

N Würzburger Hofbräu Daily 10.30am-1.30am. Unit 38-4, Bldg 38 (next to Bank of China), Xingfu Ercun, Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District (8444 4502) 朝阳区新东路幸福二村38号楼38-4 (中国银行隔壁) 1.2km northwest of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)

PHOTOs: judy zhou and mitchell pe masilun


hat springs to mind when you picture a typical German brauhaus? Comely waitresses greeting you at the door? Steins of frothy ale? Rich bratwurst and sauerkraut dishes? Me too. Würzburger Hofbräu at International Wonderland – something of a graveyard for bars – has those things, but seems to lack a smidgen of that Teutonic charm. Given that it’s the very new kid on a tough block, that might be a little unfair. The menu features a range of German brews like Wurzburg, Erdinger and Paulaner (RMB 40–48). There’s even a German flavor to the wine and spirit lists, with

Liebfraumilch, Riesling and Eiswein featuring alongside schnapps, German fruit brandy and Jagermeister. Unused clay tankards hang on hooks from the ceiling, while prints of German architecture perch alongside jubilant Oktoberfest scenes, each serving only to remind you of what Würzburger Hofbräu sadly isn’t. Yet. Perhaps all it needs is a group of gregarious Teutons to make it their base during the upcoming festivities. Paul Ryding

otwithstanding the name, which will taste like an old penny piece on the tongue of any Englishman, Soccer Bar incorporates all the requisite components of a successful sports bar. Built on the side of a football stadium, the space houses an impressive collection of large-screen TVs, serves a variety of competitively priced bottled beers (RMB 20-45), and offers the obligatory selection of bar food. But good sports bars are almost always more than the sum of their parts, and the most successful of them are able to tap into the tribal loyalty of the football fan to create

the right atmosphere. Too often, in an effort to appeal to everyone, sports bars wind up appealing to no one by adopting the feel of a sports jersey haberdashery. A bottle of Mumm at RMB 700 would be an ample way to celebrate should neighbors Beijing Guoan ever land the league title again. Meanwhile, at an extravagant RMB 3,480, the bottle of Dom Perignon is probably best saved for when China next makes the World Cup. Paul Ryding Also try: Paddy O’Shea’s, The Den

Also try: Drei Kronen, Paulaner Brauhaus



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D IS FOR … … dabao 打包 You’re starving and the prices on the menu seem so reasonable and, what the heck, you’re all sharing anyway so let’s order tons! Before you know it, you have enough food left over to feed a battalion of rebel raccoons. Here’s where you yell, “Fuwuyuan! Dabao!” They’ll rush over with flimsy plastic containers and even flimsier plastic bags. Just be sure to actually eat those leftovers so the food and the plastic don’t go to waste. … danta 蛋挞 Egg tarts are an anomaly of Chinese desserts: creamy, sweet and ver y rich. Now that we can get them anywhere from KFC to Gung Ho! Pizza, they don’t feel quite so special, but imagine the early days of discovering the treat, biting into that silky custard buoyed by a flaky crust. To get the best in Beijing, head to Vasco’s at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, or Camões at the Legendale.



A Of course, it helps if you can read Chinese, but if you don’t, you can still find your way around their restaurant listings, vouchers and group deals. Keep an eye on TheBeijinger. com, where our Dianping guides show you how to work the system. We also give periodic updates on not-to-be-missed deals (including at Western eateries). … durian (liulian 榴莲) You have to wonder about the first guy who came upon this enormous, spiky fruit, sniffed its scent (bananas gone bad), and decided to hack it open. Then you have to wonder what made him paw apart the slimy pods and actually take a bite. A friend once argued that if you don’t like something, it’s probably because you’ve never had a good version of it. The durian tests the limits of that theory. With its challenging flavor profile of ice cream, onion, egg and just a hint of gasoline, it’s like the Everest of Asian cuisine. Are you game?

n the big screen, wine can be curiously influential. Some believe that the popularity of Château Lafite in mainland China can be traced to Hong Kong movies of the 1980s and thereafter. And James Bond fans may not mind that their hero has switched from Dom Pérignon to Bollinger or that, in the more recent Bond franchise, Château Angélus now has pride of place, but the wineries benefit. Then there are films that engage wine directly, such as the black comedy Sideways, which boosted Pinot Noir sales in the United States, or the documentary Mondovino, which portrayed a one-sided picture of the wine world, where apparently only the small producer can create an honest bottle of the stuff. Evoking the pleasures of wine on screen is not easy, but this month’s selections are all admirable partners to a movie night in. ONE TO QUAFF 2009 Folie à Deux Menage à Trois White, California (Mercuris, RMB 198) Available at Let’s Seafood, Gori As its name suggests, this is an intriguing assemblage: from Chardonnay, Muscat and Chenin Blanc.

Medium gold, the nose has white peach and attractive floral notes followed up by a medium-bodied palate with a zesty zing of medium acidity. Very drinkable! ONE TO DRINK 2009 Clos de los Siete, Mendoza, Argentina (RMB 350) (Jebsen, RMB 350) Available at Park Hyatt, 1949–The Hidden City One of the sexiest, most luscious red blends out there. Dark purple with an attractive nose of black cherry, prune and vanilla oak aromas. Palate is full-bodied with bags of fruit, juicy high tannins, a refreshing line of medium acidity and good length. Michel Rolland, the supposed “villain” of Mondovino, is consultant to this wine. ONE TO SIP NV Broadbent 10 Year Old Madeira, Portugal (RMB 575) (Ruby Red, RMB 575) Available at Veloce, The Loop Perfect for repeat sipping over countless films, this dark-brown fortified has caramel, nutty and dried fig aromas. Lush, sweet, fullbodied with lifting high acidity and great length.

Edward Ragg is co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, China’s leading independent wine consultancy and education service ( They write for the world’s wine magazines and several publications in China.

photos: courtesy of the suppliers

… Dazhong Dianping 大众点评 If you’ve been living anywhere but under a rock, you’ve probably heard people talking about this website, There’s no better way to keep tabs on where the local Chinese community is pigging out.

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till too of ten over look ed, Twilight offers a cocktail selection and standard to rival any of the more established lounges in the city. A menu featuring top-notch classic, contemporary and virgin cocktails is complemented by a food menu which punches well above its weight. The style Modest but cozy

Go to Enjoy the Holy Grail: tasty cocktails and good food under one roof Drink Any of the innovative contemporary mixes Most likely celebrity customer Roger Federer If you like Twilight, you’ll probably like … Mokihi, Ichikura

WHERE TO GET IT Try a Zombie at Kokomo (RMB 50) or 2F (RMB 40). Q Mex does a fiery variation at RMB 60.

PHOTO: sui

The punters A mix ture of work par ties and dining couples

The music Soul and jazz standards

or now, the Zombie is the closest we come to an abominable brew in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve. Given our current obsession with vampires, you’d have thought that someone would have developed a suitably monstrous libation by now. Better yet, why haven’t any modern mixologists created fearsome cocktails inspired by pop culture supervillains? Perhaps a Bane’s Brew or the Two-Face Tonic? Such drinks would presumably be too tough on the palate – two parts tequila to one part nails or cement or something – and would batter both tongue and liver. The good news about the Zombie is that it’s delicious, and there is no shortage of places in Beijing to drink it. With three types of rum, it provides all the nautical nuisance of the ruthless Blackbeard – not to mention that, cloaked behind the fruity smooth tang of pineapple, papaya and apricot juice, it is as cunning as a Decepticon.




Dinner With a Conscience Chi Fan for Charity’s back, and here’s why you should go by Marilyn Mai


t’s hard to criticize a charity event where one hundred percent of the proceeds go straight to the designated organizations. Or one that involves an amazing meal. If you’re still skeptical, just listen to some of this year’s participating restaurants about why the Starfish Project and Little Flower Projects are both worth supporting, and about the food, fun and friendships you’ll enjoy that night. 4th

CAPITAL M year Espen Harbitz, general manager Expect M’s favorites, such as hot house -smoked salmon, crispy suckling pig, and our pavlova. All proceeds go to the charities so it is in effect the restaurants who donate the “fancy food and wines.” Patrons of CFFC donate their cash directly to this year’s charities, and it amounts to large sums that really can make a difference to many people. I don’t see any downside. If I could ask our table host any question, it would be: “ What’s your culinary guilty pleasure, the food that you’re embarrassed to be caught snacking on in the middle of the night?” 2nd year

SUREÑO Pieter Ham, restaurant manager Our new chef Laia Pons will be cooking her signature Mediterranean dishes, strongly influenced by her Spanish roots. CFFC participants will have an exclusive first taste of our new a la carte menu. The Little Flower Projects touches all our hearts. The fast pace of our business sometimes makes us forget how fortunate we are to have been



given so many chances growing up. We like to reinforce our commitment to this very vulnerable group. My dream CFFC 2012 host would be Ricky Gervais. A touch of British humor never hurts. It helps put things in perspective. 2nd

GUNG HO! year PIZZA John O’Loghlen, co-founder

Expect our famed koushui ji, made using free-range chicken and our slow-braised duck breast in bourbon, among other new autumn dishes.

It’s not important which restaurant raises the most money; it’s more important that every participating restaurant is successful in raising money.

We are particularly inspired by the Starfish Project because it empowers women to not only help themselves but their communities and to educate other women and children about protecting themselves and their loved ones from exploitation.

My dream CFFC host would be Chef Martin Yan. Yan Can Cook was the first ever cooking show that I watched.

Why support the Starfish Project and the Little Flower Projects? Because the social safety net in China is so small. This is a great alternative and we are supporters of grassroots social causes in China. We like these more than large corporate and government initiatives.

Our team supports a number of organizations. Animal shelters, the WWF and an organization that helps people recovering from trauma. We all have different things that matter to us and we’re supportive of each other’s causes.

We are largely a Chinese business with over 110 staff, the majority of whom are young adults from humbling backgrounds who are all trying to “Change People’s Lives” – including their own and those of our customers!

TAVERNA Sarah Li, public relations


year BEI Diana Dang, restaurant manager

CFFC combines two of the things that are very important in my life: helping those in need and good food/wine. The best CFFC 2012 host would be a success story from either Little Flower Projects or the Starfish Project. There could be nothing more fulfilling for our diners/donors than to meet and hear in person about how their own contribution has helped make a difference. 2nd

TRANSIT year Catalin Theodor Ichim, co-owner

3rd year

Expect a tailor-made menu for ten distinguished guests. We prefer to keep the dishes secret for now, to surprise our CFFC guests. Personally, I would love to get involved in one of the charity programs, especially to help the disabled orphans who have no voice to speak out. THE CUT Marcus Routbard, chef de cuisine

1st year

Both the Starfish Project and the Little Flower Projects provide a place for people that want and need help. As a father, I can’t imagine what my life would be like without my son, nor could I imagine how very different my life would be if I had to experience what the children at the Little Flower Projects have to.


THE year HUTONG Erin Henshaw, charity and corporate events manager I’m friends with Malaika Hahne from Little Flower and personally know how dedicated and passionate she is about the cause. I’ve visited the center and am so impressed with the level of care given to the children, and the effort involved in trying to make them more comfortable and get them adopted if possible. My dream CFFC host would be Li Yang from Crazy English. 1st

FEAST year at EAST BEIJING Rob Cunningham, executive chef Glamorous charity events are a practical means to an end but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on one’s current situation, share the gratitude, drive awareness for causes and reinforce charity both financially and by doing. Hearing about the disturbing cases of child abuse made me feel so sick that I decided my small part in helping to host a table at Feast is the least I can do. My dream CFFC host would be my late father. He knew how to host

people, share his table and his great wines from the cellar. People always left happy and with the feeling that they have shared something special, gained a little weight and given a little of themselves. A bit like CFFC. 2nd

RED CAPITAL year CLUB Storme Bedard, guest relations We will be serving Zhongnanhai cuisine, which uniquely combines the flavors of past state banquets with the hearty favorites of China’s first generation of leaders. Diners will be pleased with the historic twist we give our dishes. On November 10, all we will worry about is raising enough money for the charities. We also have the pleasure of running a nonprofit organization in Tibet, where we provide disabled people with the resources they need to make a career. 1st

LOST year HEAVEN Muze Chang, assistant general manager We will do our best Yunnan cuisine for the customers who will join us for Chi Fan for Charity. We’ll also provide the best service, to make sure the people who attend the party have a wonderful night. My dream CFFC host would be Jean Reno. 2nd

TEMPLE year RESTAURANT BEIJING Kevin Huang, special event manager TRB is taking the CFFC event seriously, and we will carefully customize the menu to present CFFC and TRB. The TRB culinar y team will use fresh seasonal ingredients to express our excitement about the CFFC event. Ignace Lecleir [TRB’s founder and owner] runs the Great Wall Marathon to support Prevention Through Education every year. 2nd

GREAT LEAP year BREWING Liz Phung, media relations director Other causes that I’d like to Chi Fan for? Providing better access to education for rural areas in China, and giving and protecting rights of migrant laborers and their families. If you enjoy gourmet pizza and craft

beer, you should choose to Chi Fan for Charity at Great Leap/Gung Ho! My dream CFFC host would be Conan O’Brien. MIGAS Aitor Olabegoya, chef

1st year

We collaborate with other charity organizations and activities like China AIDS Walk or the Charity Ball of British School of Beijing; when we were informed about Chi Fan for Charity, we thought that it was an activity which we shouldn’t miss. The guests can enjoy our Mediterranean food and we can collaborate doing what we do best: cooking. Everybody involved with Chi Fan for Charity is really nice, honest and trying to get the best help for the people who need it. Anyone who participates can see that this is a simple action that can help people in a complicated situation. 2nd

year ALAMEDA Geraldo Thomazini, head chef

Diners should choose Alameda for the easygoing atmosphere and the diverse people who will be gathered to support a good cause. Back in Brazil, I have been involved in charity work. I really care about giving back – it is very important to me. I was engaged in a cooking school at a children’s home for orphans. With other friends and colleagues, I taught those kids how to prepare some of their favorite dishes. 4th

MODO year and MOSTO Daniel Urdaneta, chef, and Alex Molina, restaurant manager We all help with what we have to offer, no matter the means. We believe that the more people who get involved and engage in supporting their community, the better. The more we share, the more we have ... isn’t that right? We do organize our own fundraising dinners in Mosto and Modo. And we are exploring the possibility of involving exploited women and women with disabilities in general in the operation of our future restaurant. We welcome concerned organizations to contact us. For full interviews, visit TheBeijinger. com. Chi Fan for Charity takes place on Nov 10. Tickets go on sale Oct 8. For details and reservations, visit




Inside the Mind of a Drinker The art of cocktail profiling by Paul Ryding


hat’s the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a drinker? Well, there might be a barstool in your local where no one would dare sit – it’s yours, and yours alone. In my local, certain seats in the bar are retired when their proprietors pass to the big ale house in the sky. To be fair, I do drink in a crown-green bowls club, though, with what closely resembles the cast of Cocoon, and therefore I spend most of my nights in the pub standing up. In other cases, one might have one’s own pewter tankard given pride of place behind the bar. Upon your entrance, your vessel is dis-

mounted and filled with your regular tipple – all in silence. No words need be exchanged. You’re part of the furniture. It’s just a shame that you generally have to wait until you’re knocking 70 before you qualify for either of these honors. There is another way of going down in barroom folklore – and that is to have a drink invented for you personally. It’s a rather short roll call, the list of figures who have been immortalized with their own tipple. There’s clumsy old Harvey Wallbanger, the dangerous but decadent Hemingway and the sweet tooth’s choice – the David Bowie. Posthumous classics

include the Bloody Mary, named for Queen Mary I of England in recognition of her unslakable bloodlust, and the Rob Roy, named for the Robin Hood of the Highlands. Non-alcoholic variants, of course, include the Arnold Palmer and the Shirley Temple. This month, we offered a select few Beijingers the chance to be canonized in cocktail by having a drink created for them by awardwinning mixologist Paul Mathew. All we asked of them was a photo and a small factoid to help Paul profile them. Each of our subjects was then given the opportunity to sample their concoction to give it their own seal of approval.




Interesting fact: “I’m an athletic, metrosexual, occasionally illogical BosnianGerman.”

Interesting fact: “My name is Emily and I’m a shopaholic.”

Interesting fact: “I am the distributor with a magic touch.”

Thomas Interesting fact: “I’m over 18, I have no allergies, and I like to fly all over the world.”

Ingredients: Gosling’s Dark Rum Gosling’s Ginger Beer fresh lime mint bitters

The resulting drink: Flight of the Grapefruit

Served: In a glass tankard

Ingredients: fresh pink grapefruit juice lemon Grand Marnier Tanqueray gin Served: Garnished with a pink grapefruitpeel bird



The resulting drink: Berry Crush Ingredients: raspberries black raspberry liqueur Ketel One vodka fresh lemon juice homemade berry syrup Served: Over crushed ice with an ice-basket of frozen berries

Jingjing Interesting fact: Jingjing came in as a last-minute substitute. The resulting drink: The Light Fruity Long Drink With No Name … Ingredients: Grasovka bison grass vodka fresh apple juice fresh passionfruit lemon juice Grand Marnier Served: Long with an apple leaf and passionfruit garnish

The resulting drink: Treacle Ingredients: Zacapa 23 rum maple syrup chocolate and orange bitters apple juice ice ball orange twist Served: With a spoon to stir as you drink

photo: mitchell pe masilun and courtesy of the participants

The resulting drink: The Randy Bosnian


what did they think of their drinks?

flight of the grapefruit

BERRY crush

the randy bosnian

PHOTOs: mitchell pe masilun

THe Light fruity long drink with no name





Homegrown BBQ CHAR IT HUTONG-STYLE by Marilyn Mai



hen it comes to grilled meat, we Beijingers tend to take pride in the Xinjiang import, yangrou chuanr. But we discovered recently that there’s a style of grilling that’s even more lao Beijing than that. We were given a tip to try out a neighborhood spot on Jiaodaokou Beiertiao called Fankou Lao Beijing Kaorou (饭口老北京烤肉). Beijing might be compulsively glitzifying itself, but at its core it’s still a humble city, and that was captured in full by the scene before us. Rickety tables scattered on the steps of the school opposite the restaurant. A woman’s leg in a cast, propped up on a stool as she chopsticked her lamb. “Proprietors” and fuwuyuan camouflaged with their clientele in T-shirts, shorts and rubber bath sandals. This was going to be a down-home experience, and we were going to like it. Once we sat down, a metal spatula, a bulb of pickled garlic and three glistening slices of fat were slid onto the table. We ordered a plate each of lamb (羊肉, RMB 26), “elite” beef (精品上脑, RMB 26) and squid (鱿鱼, RMB 28) from the one-sheet menu. When the heavy circular grill was plunked down before us, we were instructed to take one slice of

fat and rub it along the hot surface before unceremoniously sliding the raw beef with its cascade of spring onions right on. The first bites of the marinated meat were tender with a judicious blend of sweet and salty, but we quickly discovered that if you linger too long over your first plate, you face a mound of charred chunks on the brazier. With the lamb and squid, we began to quickly grill all the meat at once, then scoop everything off within minutes. We also learned to scrape and re-oil the grill surface between items. We ordered smashed cucumbers (排黄瓜, RMB 8), some shaobing (烧饼, RMB 1) and a few bottles of the Beijing soda Beibingyang (RMB 3) to temper our unruly carnivores within. Next time we go back, we’ll want to try the lamb chop (羊排, RMB 32). We might don our rubber bath slippers, just to fit in. Fankou Lao Beijing Kaorou. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-10pm. Jiaodaokou Beiertiao, Dongcheng District (6400 8125) 饭口老北京烤肉. 东城区交道口北二条 600m south of Andingmen station (Line 2)

Just Add Flower Potted desserts at Cream Paul by Lauren McCarthy




you’re free to dig in and discover that the cutesy presentation hides a surprisingly grownup dessert. The soil turns out to be crumbled chocolate, with a moistness that tastes more like cake than biscuit, or suggests that the garden has been regularly watered. Hoeing through the yielding earth, your spade of a spoon is bound to hit a few walnut rocks; further excavation uncovers a dense cheese mixture – less moist and sweet than a cheesecake – that provides the semisweet chocolate with a tart, creamy base. Afterwards, once the pot was emptied, the table displayed the telltale signs of frittered dirt, as if someone had snuck in and made a meal out of the flowers. Cream Paul. Daily 11am-9pm. Unit 303, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, Chaoyang District (5785 3390) 朝阳区三里屯Soho 5号楼303室 900m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

photos: judy zhou

uring the summers of my childhood, I used to eat dirt. No, not the stuff on the ground. My dad would fill a sand pail with pudding, top it with Oreo cookie crumbs and we would all jostle to find the two-tone gummy worms making their way through the “soil.” Here in Beijing, where childlike kitsch thrives, it’s no surprise that a similarly whimsical garden-themed treat would draw the crowds to this little dessert shop. Clovers, petals and leaves dot many of their puddings, but it’s their “small potted friend” (RMB 28, xiao pen you 小盆友) that looks more suited for the florist’s shop than the dinner table. Both in appearance and sweetness, Cream Paul’s spin on flowerbed snacking shows more restraint than the sugar-rush beach bucket of my youth. Here, a fake purple bud pops out of what looks like soft, loose topsoil in a tiny rust-colored pot. After removing the inedible bits,

Last orders

Michael Crain Founder, Chi Fan for Charity

Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good. The venue I f my guests are a little more adventuresome, then we would go to Dali Courtyard. If they want to watch their fabulous meal being made, we’d be off to Black Sesame Kitchen. If they are treating and the sky is the limit, then I am making reservations at Made in China! The starters This is China … just bring everything at once! Maybe some spinach with peanut sauce or boiled peanuts, but let’s hurry and get to the main courses.

PHOTO: courtesy of michael crain

The mains Being the foreigner that I am, I judge a Chinese restaurant by its gongbao jiding. Most in Beijing don’t use mala pepper but that’s what gives it the unforgettable taste and sensations. While Xiao Wang Fu does a good job with the dish, my favorite has to be at Red Capital Club. We would also need to add some ganbian sijidou as well as some mapo doufu. And of course maybe some gulao rou or a mandarin fish. Yum! The desserts The candied bananas at Black Sesame Kitchen along with the black sesame ice cream are amazing. Everyone there knows to make extra when I am coming as I will lick the container clean – and fight anyone for leftovers even after stuffing my-

self on the other courses. Something from his own kitchen Chinese desserts leave this Southern-raised boy longing for more sugar. Where I come from, more sugar = more awesome. I make a mean molten lava chocolate cake and my wife’s apple pie is legendary, so I’d have to top off a good Chinese meal with a little slice of home. Maybe two or three slices. The music I’d get Patrick Yu to spin some good ’80s and ’90s classics. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as I “Turn Back Time” in “Paradise City.” “Straight Up!” and “Give a Little Respect.” The entertainment Abigail Washburn strumming her banjo to an amazing blend of Chinese and English lyrics. If she’s not in town, then tons of friends (maybe just a tad inebriated) are all the entertainment I need! My wife and I have developed some deep relationships here and if we were to set sail on our next journey, wherever that may be, we would cherish those friendships that have made our time in China so memorable. (We are not even leaving and just writing this makes me sad.) For more on this year’s Chi Fan for Charity, turn to p28.




Matthew Niederhauser Hipster Photographer-in-Chief


atthew Niederhauser is a resident of Beijing, a son of Virginia and a man who’s been known to like a drink. When he’s not busy snapping Beijing bands in front of red walls, he can be found photographing unfinished shopping malls in the south of China or drifting back and forth between here and the States in the name of art. This month, he’s holding his first solo exhibition, “Visions of Modernity,” at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in LA. We hope it’s as good as the rock night he put on at Yugong Yishan.

hungover and puking. We blamed it on the milk going bad in the cooler.

Who would you most like to get drunk with? Hunter S. Thompson, but I missed that boat.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done while drunk? Operate heavy machinery. I think I was somewhere in Henan, though.

What kind of drink are you? Pina colada with a 151 floater.

“it involved massive screwdrivers and an electric fence”

If you could only imbibe one drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? Margaritas. How old were you when you started drinking? Fifteen.


What’s your golden rule of drinking? Take the aspirin before passing out.

Where’s the dumbest place you’ve gone drinking? The Rat Hole in Bulls, New Zealand. Actually, that place was kind of awesome. Could you organize a piss-up in a brewery? Easily. Isn’t that what you go to a brewery for in the first place? Favorite place to go drinking? I have done good work over dinners at Tori Tei recently. Otherwise, ripping it up on the dance floor at Chocolate never hurts. See for more of Matthew’s photography.

photo: courtesy of matthew niederhauser

Tell us about the first time you got drunk. I was at my grandparent’s cabin with a bunch of friends and snuck back up to the main house to steal booze. We ended up with a handle of vodka and peppermint schnapps. What followed is hard to remember but involved massive screwdrivers and an electric fence. We all woke up the next morning


Tell us about the last time you were drunk. Last night I crashed a Brazilian wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel overlooking the White House. Luckily there were cardboard cutouts of President Obama and Governor Romney hanging about. We put lipstick on them and made them get into an altercation at the bar.


A Good Place To Be Brasserie Flo’s guest chef Daniel Chambon by Jovan Belev


hef Chambon hails from the Perigord region of France, where his Michelin-starred restaurant focuses on simple dishes highlighting specialty ingredients, such as pot au feu with foie gras and Perigord-style French century egg. He answers our questions like he cooks his food: simply. A chambon is a strap used in horse training. Does your family have a background in horses? The name has nothing to do with the horse. It means “a good place.”

Being awarded a Michelin star must be a proud moment. When else in your life have you felt the most proud? The most proud moments have been love and giving birth to a child. But being awarded a Michelin star is an affirmation of my career. Does being awarded a Michelin star change your life? Yes, people treat me like a star. What is the absolute highlight of your eight-course degustation menu? Truffle and goose liver.

PHOTO: courtesy of brasserie flo

If truffles are the “black diamonds” of French cuisine, then what are the emeralds, rubies French cuisine is classic, but and sapphires? Spanish and NorThe truffle is rare; it’s “If you don’t cook dic chefs are leada noble ingredient. ing a new charge. well, it’s not Other noble ingrediIs France’s day in ents are: goose liver, the sun ending? worth it to caviar, saffron and The traditional kill a chicken” blue lobster. things are precious and lasting, just like If you could cook for anyone, the Great Wall – it’s not affected alive or dead, who would it be? by trends. I am only willing to cook for people who love food and have passion for What is the most challenging food. It’s not about position. thing about cooking in China? Goodies without borders. What was your earliest memory of cooking? If you could be any animal, My mother cooked for her friend which one would you be? every Sunday. She would say, “If you A bird, flying in the sky. don’t cook well, it’s not worth it to kill a chicken.” When were you at your hungriest? What is the most challenging I have never suffered through starvpart of the process of becoming ing, but I always feel hungry when I a chef? see delicious food. The most difficult thing is to make simple food, and respect noble Enjoy Chef Chambon’s menu at ingredients. Brasserie Flo until Oct 8.




Sausage Party Wieners and losers


ktoberfest is nigh, but German restaurants in this city can cost a pretty penny. For those of you who are desperate to celebrate but shallow of pocket, we sampled a set of links for you, straight off the supermarket shelves. Seriously. We didn’t even cook ’em.

Casa Modena Frankfurter Style RMB 36.5 (300 g), Jenny Lou’s “Looks like a brown banana, and why all those flat angles?” “Not bad. Smells a bit like a dog taking a bath, though” “It’s like the Ned Stark of sausages: tough exterior, would survive the winter. And yet he takes in bastards” “If you had this with a Bimbo bun, they’d be like IKEA hotdogs, but tougher” “If the Germans and Italians had won WWII, this might be on every breakfast plate”

Itoham Non-Smoked Wiener Sausage RMB 13.8 (100 g), Jenny Lou’s “It’s like a baoan’s fingers without the muddy fingernails” “Calling these sausages causes the same kind of disappointment you get when you get a text message but it’s from China Mobile or the bank” “I’m tasting black pepper, with a rubbing alcohol finish” “It tastes like that wafer-thin ham, but no longer wafer-thin. I don’t like ham” “When did it become OK to make such sausages? You think King Henry VIII was eating crap like this?”

Q Xiang Sausage RMB 10 (425 g), Wal-Mart

Q Qu’er Halal Sausage RMB 10 (425g), Wal-Mart “There’s no skin on this, unless you count the plastic” “It’s like the jelly you get in pork pies, but imagine only the jelly without the pork pie” “Wasn’t there a rumor that this brand was using human meat? That can’t be halal ... “ “It smells all right, though. Like tinned corn beef” “This is almost exactly what I feed my dog and now I’m having it for lunch. How the worm has turned”

“Smells like a Chinese operating room” “Smells like hot pot” “It’s interesting – but only because my tongue cannot comprehend what it’s supposed to be” “I’m getting three different textures within a quarter-inch slice: flaky, smooth and mushy all at once” “Five years ago I wouldn’t have been interested in this – but now, it’s part of China’s inner beauty. I’m even tasting some star anise”

Hormel Bratwurst RMB 24.8 (200 g), Jenny Lou’s

Shineway Russian Style Sausage RMB 6.6 (140 g), Wal-Mart

“The skin is quite chewy, like an elastic band wrapped around bad meat with onion and a pinch of salt” “Tastes like bad Chinese food ... really really sweet” “It’s not the worst sausage but it’s not great. I wouldn’t want it in my breakfast” “It comes with a couple packs of Heinz Ketchup ... and the ketchup saves it” “Still looks like the finger of a man with angina”

“This is like they’ve made a leather sausage. They’ve used the outside of animals instead of the inside” “I refuse to believe a self-respecting Russian would be happy with this” “Lumpy, like the sausage equivalent of bubble tea, but instead of tapioca you’ve got a pig’s knee or a lump of fat” “This jovial fellow on the package looks like Robert Redford’s butler in Indecent Proposal. Indecent, indeed” “If I made this, I’d stop and wonder, ‘What was I trying to make again? Oh right, truncheons’”

The Verdict



photos: sui

For venue info, see Directory.

Is it possible to identify the “best” in a situation like this? Let’s start with the worst wursts: the Russian Leather, then Itoham Baoan Fingers, then the Q Human Halal. Most edible went to Casa Modena’s franks, but Hormel’s brats edged up once we discovered the ketchup. Our pet dogs might rate these sausages differently, but you’ll have to ask them.

p.s. we ate you Every month, we like to shine a spotlight on some of the most delicious dishes we’ve stumbled upon recently. Dig in!

beef souvlaki P.O.P Grill, RMB 20 A hot, oiled pita wrapped around meat, vegetable and drenched in tzatziki sauce. Don’t be shy – especially since they’re offering it for RMB 16 to celebrate their new opening.

We all know breakfast on-the-go in this town can be hard. Especially if you want to maintain some decent standard of health. With these little footballs of banana bread, you might be able to kiss some of your breakfast woes goodbye.

chou doufu Nanjing Impressions, RMB 18 (fried), RMB 28 (steamed) Here’s a good entry-level version if you’re looking to acquire the taste. The fried variant is more popular (and less stinky), but the steamed ones, which come floating in a fragrant chilli oil, have one of the most unique textures you’ll ever experience: extremely tender, with just the tiniest bit of juicy bounce. You’ll be shocked how easy it is to chomp another, and another.

mixed green salad Nola, RMB 37 A mound of leaves, beets, pears and candied walnuts make for a tasty salad but it’s the fried goat’s cheese that really hits the spot. This ingredient turns the meal into a strategy game: Eat them too soon and they’re gone, leave them too late and the warm, gooey cheese won’t burst and coat your mouth like it does when they’re hot.

smoked salmon bagel Pekotan, RMB 28 Their lox is tasty too. Is there anything that Pekotan can’t do? banana bread bombs Aili Bakery, RMB 7 (pack of 3)

daoxiao mian Baozi Pu 包子铺, RMB 12 Simple but delicious, these thick, chewy noodles with pork, cilantro and bean sprouts are one of our go-to eats in the Guluo area. If you like it more spicy-tangy, dump in the remainder of your soy-chilli dipping sauce.

Salmon & pesto pizza Twilight, RMB 75 If you haven’t tried any of the food at this Japanese whisky bar, you’re missing out on one of the best places to munch in Beijing. We’ve raved about their triple-meat and English breakfast pizzas, but here’s another we recently tried: salmon and pesto. It’s got generous cuts of smoked salmon on their signature thin, crispy base. Burrata salad China Grill, Park Hyatt, RMB 180+15% We just discovered burrata cheese (a parcel of fresh mozzarella filled with mozzarella scraps and fresh cream) and yes, it’s every bit as amazing as it sounds. At China Grill, it’s served with heirloom cherry tomatoes, buttery croutons and a smattering of olives, sun-dried tomatoes and onions. Breakfast burrito Lucky Lopez, RMB 20 Lovingly made to order. The juices of the scrambled eggs and tomatoes

are soaked up by a potato hash with caramelized onions. Doctor it up with cheese, salsa and bacon, if you like. Herb & pine nut wonton soup A Chun Jia, RMB 20 The wonton filling is a mince of a wild green called malantou, which features in several popular Jiangsu and Zhejiang appetizers. The herb’s sharpness is mellowed by the pine nuts and the sesame oil of the hot soup. Think of it as pesto tortellini in broth.




Things to do, places to be, stuff to try

Are Beijing's ghosts this friendly? See p49




photos: courtesy of the organizers

"Words we have learned since 9/11" at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Oct 13-Nov 3)

WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops

old dog, new tricks ICVS Daily 9am-5pm. 13-16 Rongke Ganlancheng Shangjie, Futong Xidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District (8456 1939, 138 1028 0259) 朝阳区望京阜通西大街融科橄榄城商街13-16号 1.5km east of Wangjing station (Line 15)


h, I’ll take a vet over an M.D. any day. They gotta be able to cure a lizard, a chicken, a pig, a frog – all on the same day.” These are the words of Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer and he does have a point about the daily challenges that face vets. The new ICVS provides the support that a vet dreams of. It’s more than double the size of the old Liangmaqiao location, and what the customer loses in downtown accessibility they gain in an almost tripled staff numbers. Across their titanic two floors, there’s more of everything: examination rooms, food and surgery rooms, boarding facilities and accessories. This all boils down to one pleasing fact: If you are faced with that heartin-mouth moment when your pet

takes ill, the ICVS will always have the capacity to deal with them. They even have the first nitrogen drill in the PRC – just pray that Fido won’t need it. ICVS has been providing top-notch healthcare to animals for the last six years; now they have the facilities to match their noble calling. Jonathan White Also try: Doctors Beck and Stone Pet Health Care Center ICVS are continuing to provide supportive follow-up care and services to current clients and their pets. Look out for the official opening date of the new Wangjing facility, and details on their upcoming services and animal welfare programs, at

Hoods Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, NLG21-NLG2, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6416 6300) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院三里屯Village北区地下1层NLG21-NLG22单元 1km northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)


photos: judy zhou and joey guo

here are two types of people in this city: those who think nothing of paying more than three grand for a shirt and those that are disgusted by the idea. Hoods appeals to the former phylum. The shop is part of the sprawling subterranean I.T concession in Sanlitun Village North (Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, A.P.C., Fred Perry, etc.) in bringing Beijing up-to-date with Asia’s other style hubs. The shop is literally divided down the middle: 50% Neighborhood, 50% WTAPS. If you are arty in a Pharrell Williams kind of way and want to get your high-end Japanese workwear in town rather than over

the Internet, then you’ll be stoked. Bring your wallet, though. You could be forgiven for thinking that the prices are listed in yen. Just to give you an idea, a single towel costs RMB 479. This Hoods store is one of two official overseas stockists (the other is in Hong Kong). This fact tells you all you need to know about the store’s significance for the Beijing fashion scene. You don’t need to shop there, you don’t even need to care but Beijing is a more stylish city for Hoods’ presence. Lyle A. Scott Also try: APC, BAPE

Loop Daily 12pm-10pm. Shop A03, 2 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6011) 朝阳区芳园西路2号底商A03 3km northeast of Liangmaqiao station (Line 10)


or creative types who want their love of unique fashion to spill off their body onto their surroundings, the newest branch of Loop is a one-stop shop. There’s a range of monochromatic, wispy garments from high-end designers Celine and Philip Lim and local brands like C+ and ++ (RMB 7001,000) and Gao Yuan’s gilded necklaces (from RMB 900). Lido brings an older clientele but not an older sensibility, says owner Yin Yaping, and the expanded space reflects her commitment to providing a diverse inventory, including secondhand homeware. In this brightly lit shop,

take a closer look at the lamps that are not on. In the back of the boutique, they sit atop refurbished trunks designed by a local restaurateur. Yin leads me to the pieces de resistance, vintage chairs redesigned by a local whiskey shop owner. Yin’s philosophy – “to be free” – speaks to the store’s eclectic stance and even though the price tag may indicate anything but, you will be drawn in by how much of herself she imprints onto her bright, forward-thinking shop. Ariana Rizzato Also try: Palma




Donkey Curry

Priorities change during a siege by Martyn Fisher


n a hot Beijing summer 112 years ago, several hundred Western expats drank themselves silly in their own enclave for a couple of months while xenophobic locals hollered outside. This was, of course, the famous Siege of the Legations (June-August 1900). To commemorate our forbears, I thought, wouldn’t a siege-themed dinner be jolly good fun. Of course, at first glance this seems a less than appetizing prospect. After all, the most effective power that besiegers have is their power to restrict the culinary options open to the besieged. Food becomes scarce, prices rise. For example, in the siege of Vicksburg during the American Civil War, the price of flour rose to 100 dollars a barrel and meat 250 dollars a pound, which means that the easiest way of recreating such a meal is to pay a visit to Maison Boulud in the old American legation, where prices are somewhat similar. One interesting feature of a siege is how priorities change: what’s durable becomes prized over what’s perishable. This means that the early stages of a siege can become something of an orgy or carnival. You eat what is going to spoil quickly: meat and fresh vegetables. So another easy siege meal would involve a raid on April Gourmet or Jenny Lou’s (the modern equivalents of Imbecks and Kierulffs, the Legation Quarter’s grocers) for all the steaks and salad vegetables you can find. Imagine the bullets flying through the air, try not to get shot, and spend the next few days gorging on meat. In the end, though, rationing and starvation is the only prospect in sight. If you have the skill and inclination, you could sample the grimmer fare – cats, dogs, rats and worse – that have featured in this and many other sieges throughout history. The besieged diplomats of Beijing, however, began eating donkeys and horses. As Mary Hooker, an American veteran of the siege, put it: “The May races having come off before the siege, most of the diplomats had not disposed of their horses and polo ponies, and the all-important question now is not if ‘Couchon’ will win more cups in future, but if his steaks will be tender.” But what would you do with a tough old donkey? Curry it, of course. Which is just what they did. First things first. You’ve got to look the part. In



the steak-eating phase, stop shaving your upper lip and cultivate a David Niven moustache. When that’s done, put on a stylishly scuffed-up dinner jacket, sprinkle your head with dust and broken masonry and stride to your local market to imperiously demand the following: onions coriander chili peppers

ginger tomatoes garlic

(Yes, fresh vegetables would have been unrealistic during a siege, but you can go too far with authenticity).

Now, sprint home as fast as your legs can carry you. This should help with your disheveled appearance. Take off your jacket, roll up your sleeves and start chopping. The tomatoes (peeled), onions, chillies and coriander stalks should be finely chopped and put in a large bowl with crushed ginger and garlic cloves. Next, cut the meat into large cubes (which will become very tender via the slow-cooking). Add to the bowl. Now rifle through your condiments. You should have hoarded plenty of curry powder and other herbs and spices. Add a tablespoon or so

of curry powder to the mix and perhaps a little star anise for a more “Chinese flavor.” Plunge your hands into the bowl and mix thoroughly. Do this defiantly with a devil-may-care look, savoring the aromas. For real atmosphere, you could do this outside (just enjoy the hostility!) but remember to put the dinner jacket back on. It may be hot but there are standards, you know. This is tough meat so something acidic will help to tenderize the meat: squeeze a lemon over the mix or add Worcestershire sauce (widely available in the Quarter) and leave to marinate in the fridge (preferably overnight). You could speed up the process and add an authentic element of danger by leaving the mixture out in the blistering heat. While waiting, go outside with a broomstick and pretend to man a barricade or raid the shops for the champagne and whisky that apparently fueled the besieged diplomats. Chill the champagne – or have it warm if you really must be authentic. Heat cooking oil in a very large saucepan and sear the hunks of meat in small batches.  Don’t crowd the pan and try to remove as much of the vegetable mix as possible before frying. Once that’s done, put the meat aside and cook off the marinade mixture in the same pan. Reintroduce the meat, season to taste, bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, then cover. The mixture should produce its own broth, so there is no need to add water or stock. Beguile the next three or four hours with large whiskies – sieges don’t happen every day. Once your guests have arrived and after you have dismissed any gentlemen and ladies not properly attired (gentlemen: dinner jackets and bowties; ladies: satin dresses, corsets and heaving bosoms), you are ready to serve your donkey curry with rice and copious quantities of champagne. Open the window to enjoy the din and imagine your lights swaying in time to periodic explosions.  After 55 days, the besieged legations were finally relieved by Indian troops. You can pay tribute by visiting one of the many excellent Indian restaurants in the city. But only after you’ve consumed all of your donkey curry. But before I go, you might have noticed one glaring omission. Where is one to buy fresh donkey meat in this city? I have no idea. Feel free to substitute mutton. There was actually a herd of sheep in the Quarter. You can go too far with authenticity.



Contrasting Victoria Beckham FW 2012 (Joyce)


Collars by Tiffany Wang


ll the major trends seem to be on repeat: military, safari, fur, floral and so on. So we probed deeper, rescanned our options and took a closer look at the details right in front of us. While buttoning shirts all the way to the top is nothing new, flashy and fun collars are. They’ve become such a phenomenon that you can even purchase them as attachable accessories. Have fun with them. They’re an easy way to add texture and make your outfit pop.

photos: judy zhou and courtesy of Asos, BNC, H&M, joyce, topman, Topshop and Zara



Derek Lam FW 2012 (Lane Crawford)

OXFORD SHIRT Topman at FEI Space. RMB 299

BIB DRESS Vero Moda at RMB 230




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F NORTH AND SOUTH MILOW The secret of good pop music is its simplicity. “I could have written that,” you think – except that you didn’t. During the golden period of British pop in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Stock Aitken Waterman were musical alchemists; everything they touched zipped to number one in the charts. They were reviled (in the press, not by those who lapped up their records) for their production-line approach. But simplicity isn’t as easy as it looks. Milow isn’t reinventing the wheel on North and South. Its simplicity is its most endearing feature. The Belgian sits pretty comfortably between the occasionally twee synthpop of Owl City and the peppy piano balladry of Daniel Powter. He can’t quite boast the musicianship of Jason Mraz, nor is he as accomplished vocally as James Morrison, neither is he possessing of Gary Barlow-esque songwriting skills – he’s not outstanding at any of those things, but he’s good enough. Which pretty accurately sums up North and South: fun in parts, cloying in others; seldom thought-provoking but always pleasant. Yes, it’s little more than a nice pop record. No, there’s no postmodern trickery. Yes, at one point he sings about working in a restaurant and burning the food, but it’s unaffected and it’s disarming. And whether you’d admit it to your mates or not, sometimes we all like a little easy-listening pop. Paul Ryding

resh off a sell-out tour of Australia, the Melbourne punk rock outfit is embarking on a jaunt around the Middle Kingdom. Their debut album No One Gets Lost Anymore was met with widespread approval, and their sophomore follow-up, Sunshine and Technology, was awarded top marks by Rolling Stone. They’ve been earmarked as “one to watch.” The buzz Frontman Will Wagner has been receiving admiring glances for his energetic, enigmatic stage presence.

Key tracks “I Want Friends,” “The Best Friend I Ever Had,” “Sigourney Weaver” They say: “It’s frustrating to see the amount of chances [people] have to communicate with [others] from all around the world, and how we just use that to slag each other off.” We say: We’re glad you came across the world to communicate with us. Now don’t give us reason to slag you off. See them at Temple on Oct 3

Standout tracks: “Little in the Middle,” “Son,” “Rambo” See Milow live at: MAO Livehouse on Oct 2



Sky’s The Limit Modern Sky Turns 15


ou can see these album covers and more of Modern Sky’s artwork at the Beijing record label’s 15th Anniversary exhibition.

It runs from Sep 29-Oct 6 at RAWR Design Space as part of Beijing Design Week.

jazz frenzy

shanghai jazz fest comes north


Reasons to avoid You’re into thrash metal, punk, rock … anything besides jazz, for that matter. This won’t be your bag.

Reasons to go You realize that there’s currently a sad dearth of quality jazz music in Beijing and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to catch jazz legends on your doorstep.

After the show, you’ll wish … The Jz Festival would decide to set up shop here in the Northern Capital so that we don’t have to make do with Shanghai’s leftovers.



When and where? Oct 26-28 at Yugong Yishan

photos: courtesy of the organizers

s Shanghai’s Jz Festival enters its eighth year, we here in Beijing are getting a satellite mini-fest.

INSPECT A GADGET Survival gadgets BioLite CampStove When the electric grid has been destroyed and you can’t even count on solar energy because the sun’s been blocked out, don’t give up! Gather kindling for this little gadget, which will convert heat into energy to recharge your phones and any other USB-based devices. Ideal for surviving a natural disaster or the Night of the Zombies. RMB 1,288

Panasonic Toughbook 31 This ultra-rugged laptop isn’t just sturdy enough to survive extreme weather conditions and mishaps, it can also be used as a makeshift weapon when a zombie  stumbles towards you. Other highlights include a 13.1” touchscreen, integrated webcam and up to 13 hours of battery life. RMB 15,000

Panasonic Outdoor Network Camera This outdoor camera with built-in LED lights streams video or images to your cell phone or computer. By monitoring your premises remotely, you can be alerted to a zombie attack in time to take measures.

Peak Automotive Cooler/Warmer Plugs into your car’s lighter to cool drinks or warm food. The zombies may be rocking your car back and forth, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a good hot last meal. RMB 650 RMB 2,000

All featured items also available on

Apps of the Living Dead by Joey Guo

Zombie Hunting The world may be coming to an end, but you don’t have to be a victim. Shoot the walking dead with four different weapons – or capture and breed zombies in your own graveyard to earn gold coins. iPhone, iPad Free (and in-app purchases)

Zombie Me

My Pet Zombie Forget spooky – the zombies in this game are cute enough to keep as pets. You can dress them up and earn money (in the app’s mini-game) to buy stuff to keep your pet happy. Stay vigilant: If you don’t feed it everyday, your zombie will get depressed and go back into his grave. iPhone, iPad Free (and in-app purchases)

Transform anyone into a zombie by adding dead eyes, bloody mouths and creepy wounds to their photo. Better yet, zombify yourself, set it as your Weibo profile pic and give all your followers a good scare. iPhone RMB 12



featured Giveaways

wild brunch THE CITY’S SPOOKIEST sunday


Rug Deal

RMB 30,000

Girones can cover it


ho doesn’t love a rug? They are good for rolling around on in front of a fire (a la Women in Love) and they are good for shouting at the dog to get off of. Girones makes the type of rugs you don’t let the dog on. They’ve been doing so since the Spanish Civil War-era, when textile shop owner Jose Maria Gil bought his first hand loom and taught himself to weave. Since the arrival of the shuttle loom (or garroteros, if you want to impress a Spanish-speaking textile aficionado), the company has expanded

n e o f B e i j i n g’s f a v o r i t e brunches for years running, B u b b a l i c i o u s a t We s t i n Chaoyang offers a huge variety of international foods, including noodles, dim sum, teppanyak i, Mongolian BBQ and a Super Foods station on top of the usual seafood and champagne. They ’re also famous for their themed brunches, and this month,

RMB 2,150

they go spooky for Halloween. You get a chance to win four vouchers to the creepy feast by simply telling us: What is the scariest Halloween experience you’ve ever had? The answer that makes our blood run coldest (or makes us laugh the hardest) wins brunch for four. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Oct 15. Good luck!

from family business to designers of fashion floorwear. We want you to feel the fabric of their fine furnishings under your feet, so we’ve teamed up with Girones to give away a rug worth RMB 30,000 to one lucky reader. If you want to win the fancy floor covering, just answer this question: Which actor (man or woman) has benefitted most from wearing a rug in a role, and why? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com by October 31. Good luck!

Scribbles and Nibbles

RMB 1,000



he restored sprung timber floors and antique chandeliers at The Writers Bar still resonate with the conversations of authors past. As for the food, a new revamped menu includes some of the most yielding fresh mozzarella balls we’ve ever swallowed, an epic hot dog, a slice of cheesecake as big as your face and their most popular item, a big beefy hamburger. The

SUM you win

best part: You won’t need an excuse to splurge on Beijing’s finest comfort food when you have a voucher worth RMB 1,000 in your pocket. To win said voucher, just tell us: Who is your favorite writer, and what drink would you buy him or her at a bar? Email before Oct 31. Good luck!

RMB 1,200

cantonese at the New Chynna



You can enjoy this delectable fare in one of Chynna’s plush dining rooms with a RMB 1,200 voucher to the restaurant. For your chance to win, all you have to do is tell us: What is the real name of WWE wrestler Chyna? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Oct 31. Good luck!

photos: courtesy of the organizers


he H ilton Wangfujing has always set high standards for its fine dining offerings, but with a new executive chef hailing from Singapore, they’re ramping up the dim sum at Chynna. Dig into crispy shrimp rice rolls, BBQ pork rolled in puff pastry, crab roe shaomai and turnip cake with XO sauce before finishing with freshly made almond tea.


Sculling our way across the water at the Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston, MA, Oct 20-21

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Heading to new musical heights at Jazzmandu in Kathmandu, Nepal, late October

Exploring the ancient capital in style with “The Wonders of Xian” package. See

Turning a Singapore stopover into a holiday with Singapore Airline’s package deal.

Trekking through Yunnan on the “South of the Clouds Tour” – Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-La, Oct 1-8. See




Deep Breath Learning to freedive in Beijing by Lauren McCarthy


s a former competitive swimmer, I was thrilled by the thought of breath-hold diving. As an even-more-recent exsmoker, the prospect of relying solely on my own lung capacity to descend through the water was a bit more trepidatious. Breaking the usual one-day training into three evenings, I met with Julian Lopez of Freediving China to start a process that would end at the bottom of a seven-meter pool.



ON THE SURFACE The next phase took place in a lap pool. Floating on my stomach, I was now breathing through a snorkel and ready to test my time again. Filling with as much air as I could get in through my straw of an air tube, I dropped my breathing line on the deck, left go of the side and let my motionless body drift in the water. Shallowly submerged and cut off from outside distractions, I floated for what felt like minutes before my lungs even began their protest. Once they did, the battle between my mind and body began, lungs screaming, my mind urging relaxation, lungs having none of that, me trying to stay calm and continue. As my lungs won the war, I signaled … but I wasn’t out of the water yet. The countdown came and the numbers worked their way slowly up to ten. Coming up for air after 2:30 was like snapping out of a dream. The exhilaration from this extreme sport was the complete opposite of the adrenaline rush I’d experienced with skydiving. Jumping out of a plane was all about the external – air, sights, chute – but this apnea training was a personal meditation in a quiet, serene space while pushing but obeying your body’s boundaries. Now that I was comfortable with resisting the urge to breathe while in a relaxed state, it was time to put the practice into actual action. Being naturally as buoyant as Styrofoam, I was weighed down by several one-kilo weights

before slipping below the surface and, with steady, rhythmic strokes swam towards the end of the 17m pool before turning and making my way back on a single breath. With the addition of the dynamic element, I still had to remain calm against the CO₂ buildup but also move as minimally and efficiently as possible to maximize my oxygen “tank.” As compared with scuba divers, who use regular breathing to gain minutes more on a dive, my self-contained air was less generous. What I was pushing for was an extra meter or an additional second. AT THE BOTTOM The third day, I finally dived deep. By now, many of the movements were familiar: minutes of breathing, removing the snorkel, pre-equalizing on the surface and I was ready to descend. Pulling on the taut rope that anchored the buoy to the pool bottom, I headed for the tiled floor seven meters below. Two meters deep, the pressure built up. I tried to push air down from my lungs to my head. It was impossible to descend. I knew exactly what my body was saying. My diaphragm was too weak. I turned to the surface. Over the next two and a half hours, I worked on descending, adjusting my internal pressure and swimming, or just stopping, 20 feet below the surface in an unfamiliar environment. I wasn’t diving but I was able to reach the bottom feet first (the position for new divers that can’t equalize head-first). In that uninhabitable world, I was in meditating mode and for a little under a minute enjoyed the stillness at the bottom before I knew it was time to slowly climb back to the surface. To sign up for a course, see


ON DRY LAND We started with a briefing on the equipment, the risks and precautions, and the process of learning to equalize – alleviating pressure on your air spaces (sinuses, ears, goggles) with the air from your chest. Once the basics were covered, it was time to test my lungs. First of all, did I know how to breathe properly – from my diaphragm? Thanks to my previous yoga experience, the answer was yes. Then, lying flat and relaxed, I was instructed to hold my breath as long as possible. I held my nose, took in my last deep breath and prepared to wait out the clock. I made it to one minute. Like a balloon filled to its bursting point and released, I expelled the trapped air and was free to take in a lungful of fresh oxygen. “How did your body feel at the end?” Julian asked. I was dumbstruck – who’d have thought this process would require a heightened degree of self-awareness? “I wanted to breathe” was not a sufficient answer to that question. If I wanted to push my time up, I’d need to start paying close attention to my physical reaction. Julian explained that my body wasn’t lacking oxygen but wanting to release CO₂. I’d just have to learn to live with the frightening (but pain-free) choking sensation. For my last attempt on dry land, I signaled

when I thought I could no longer hold my breath and was calmly and softly talked through another ten seconds as the struggle in my lungs moved onto my tensing body; my face scrunched, hands clenched and my feet kicked futilely against nothing as if they thought the airless chamber was surrounding me and could be broken by force. I was now up to 1:50.


Spooky Beijing the city’s creepiest tales

Build on a graveyard, expect a haunting. But hire a leper to be your gatekeeper, and the ghouls will stay away. That’s supposedly what happened at the Huguang Guild Hall at Hufangqiao Lu. The leper eventually died, though, and there was nothing stopping the ghosts from returning. That’s why if you throw a stone over the wall late at night, you’ll hear an angry scolding. But you won’t find anyone inside. A tailor whose shop was located near the execution grounds at Caishikou was awoken one night by the sounds of a prowler, but he found only some of his sewing tools missing. The next day there was a commotion. The head of a decapitated criminal was found to have been stitched back onto his body – and the corpse was holding the tailor’s needle and thread. Caishikou may have been where criminals were executed but Wudaokou was their final resting place. Do the mass graves under the high school attached to the Geosciences University explain the deaths of so many workers falling from the roof during its construction? Does it explain why several teachers later found the floor of the staircase disappearing beneath their feet? There’s a well at the Forbidden City that a concubine threw herself into. If you dare look into it, they say, it’s not your reflection that will be looking back at you. There’s also a rumor that no matter what the weather, the Forbidden City starts to get very cold at 5pm everyday. Is it a coincidence that they try to hurry you out before then?

illlustrations: gerald mak

Ever wanted to sneak into the Bell Tower late at night? Don’t be surprised if you see a little girl looking for her embroidered shoes. If her father had been able to cast the bell to the Emperor’s specifications, she wouldn’t have had to throw herself into the molten metal to make the bell cast true – and wouldn’t have lost her pretty shoes. 81 Chaoyangmennei is well-known as a haunted house. The jilted wife of a KMT general hanged herself inside, and it’s said that her cries can still be heard during thunderstorms. In 2001, drunken construction workers broke through the wall of the cellar. None was ever seen again.

Paoju Hutong, east of Lama Temple, was the site of a munitions factory-turned-jail. In the 1980s, a notorious pickpocket was incarcerated there. One day, he ventured to the prison latrine late at night. “Hey, there’s no toilet paper here!” he shouted. No response. Then a shadowy hand appeared. There was a low growl: “I’ll give you some toilet paper.” Go to Miaofeng Shan in Mentougou District if you want to hear thousands of ghost soldiers howling in the night. A taxi driver dropped off three girls (one dressed in white, one black and one very colorfully) at a residence in Fengtai District. They paid with a single bill; he gave them change. The next day, he saw he had been given joss money. “Three girls?” said the woman who answered the door when he drove back to the house. “No girls live here.” “But our cat gave birth to kittens last night.” Sure enough, one of the newborn kittens was white, one was black, and the last one was calico – and all of them were curled up around the money he had given the girls the day before as change. “What a great deed you’ve done,” exclaimed the owner. “You allowed those poor souls to reincarnate.” “Who are you? What do you want?” demanded the old lady when she saw the stranger outside her Jinsong apartment. The long-haired woman stood silently with her back to her. The old lady tried to push past the woman, but then she let out a shriek and fainted. Later, when she woke up in the hospital, her family asked her what had happened. “When that thing turned, there was nothing but more long hair and its backside,” the old lady whispered. “That ghoul had no front.” Rumor has it that a dragon known as Sea Eye was locked with chains in a well at Beixinqiao. When the Japanese occupied Beijing in 1937, a few of their soldiers pulled at the chains, only to be greeted with yellow liquid, the sound of wind and the smell of the sea. No one has ever pulled the chains all the way. In fact, it’s said that Line 5 subway construction was rerouted around the site so as not to disturb the dragon.

Despite all of the construction around the Drum Tower, the white bridge just east of Houhai remains untouched. A pair of 2,000-year-old animal statues can be seen under the bridge. Legend has it that if they are disturbed, Beijing will be under water. Prince Li’s Mansion, out by the West Fourth Ring Road, is one of the city’s legendary haunted houses. Over the past century, tornadoes as tall as three men have been experienced near the mansion. Ten steps away, all is calm. When the Beijing Subway was first constructed, so many mysterious setbacks occurred that people began to say it was the thousands of graves that the construction disturbed. To appease their spirits, it’s said, a monk was hired to perform a ritual, during which it was promised that every day after 11pm, an empty train would be sent around to return the souls to their resting place. So, does this actually happen? Well, for most subway lines, the last train still leaves around 11pm. Who can say what happens afterwards? Opposite Dongyue Temple near Dongdaqiao stands an ancient gate. In the Ming Dynasty, three eunuchs had it built, warning that nobody should ever move this gate. During the 1950s, authorities made three attempts to tear it down. Each time, someone died mysteriously. The gate stands there still. November 14, 1995. Three men step onto Bus 375 between Yuanmingyuan and Xiangshan. The middle one, supported by two men in Qing-era uniforms, hangs his head. They make the other passengers nervous but the ticket lady says they’re probably drunk actors. “Thief!” shouts an old lady a few stops later, grabbing the young man next to her, not letting go. He protests his innocence but she demands that they get off at the nearest police station. “Young man, I just saved your life,” she tells him solemnly. “Those strange-looking men who got on the bus – when they walked past us, I saw that they had no legs!” Three days later, the bus was found near Miyun Reservoir, nearly 100km away, with three badly decomposed bodies inside. The gas tank was filled with blood.




Home Movies Film fun with Electric Shadows


o mark the debut of “Screentime” (p54), our new Q&A column, we have teamed up with Beijing film fanatics Electric Shadows for a mini-film fest. They asked us if we’d like to put some films on. “Would we ever!” we exclaimed. Then we asked ourselves a question: What movie do you watch to remind yourself of home? The answers we got were as diverse as our editorial team, so that’s what we’ll be showing on the Wednesdays of October at the Electric Shadows Cine Club. Looking for Eric (Oct 3) “I t should be Twenty Four Hour Par ty People just for Steve Coogan’s homage to Anthony H. Wilson but it’s currently Looking For Eric. It’s filmed in my part of Manchester, it’s very accurate in its portrayal (from football loyalties to gun crime) and it stars Eric Cantona. As films go, it’s pretty comforting looking at Chorlton Precinct before you see your formative footballing hero take a hallucinating postman for a run down the River Mersey. Plus the ending is absolutely top-drawer cinema.” Shooters (Oct 10) “Whenever I tire of the daily grind of Beijing and long for home, I watch this chillingly accurate crime drama to remind myself that it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be shot, tied up and robbed in my home

or have my face chewed off in Paddy O’Shea’s. Interestingly, the cast are all real-life badasses making their acting debuts.” Trainspotting (Oct 17) “Braveheart came out about a year before this and encouraged a lot of silly chestbeating about how great Scotland is. Trainspotting did the opposite and seemed a lot more honest for doing so. Starts with shoplifting from the long-defunct and much-missed John Menzies on Princes Street in Edinburgh, which takes me back in more ways than one. Other welcome reminders of home: the dialogue, occasionally grating Edinburgh accents, dank pubs, familiar landmarks, cobbled streets, and the fact that although Beijing can be mad at times, lunatics like Begbie are few and far between here. Not all of it reminds me of home: I have never been swimming inside a toilet.” Back to the Future (Oct 24) “There are no movies based in Hacienda Heights, CA, really, but the parking lot scene in which they first launch the DeLorean and then the Libyans come through was filmed at the Puente Hills Mall, where I did all my back-to-school shopping as a kid.”

The Electric Shadows and the Beijinger Cine Club takes place on the first four Wednesdays of October at Riverbank Cafe. Tickets are priced at RMB 40 and things get rolling at 7.30pm.



REELS ON WHEELS Electric Shadows are going collaboration-crazy this month. They’ve also joined forces with hutong bicycle cafe Serk for Reels on Wheels. It’s a great title but we wanted to know more. What is it? A five-film screening at five hutong locations for 60 lucky cinephiles who can cycle. Huh? You follow Serk’s mobile cinema (and mobile bar) through old Beijing before stopping to watch short films, which have been selected by Electric Shadows. What do you need? A bicycle – if you don’t have one then you could buy one at Serk. Where is it? You start at 8pm at Serk and then take a guided bike tour around the Beixinqiao and Yonghegong area. Reels on Wheels rolls out on Oct 5. Tickets are RMB 50. The event is limited to 30; RSVP to

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Helen Couchman mixed-media Artist


e asked artist Helen Couchman to reminisce about the uniforms she’s worn over the years. Which uniform was the most flattering? My most flattering “uniform” was a bridesmaid dress I wore in Italy. It was a beautiful silk Christian Lacroix bias- cut evening dress bought for me by the bride and it was wonderful to wear. Hot pink with a low back and thread shoulder straps. I think the three of us (two bridesmaids and the bride) made quite an entrance. 

Elisabeth Koch Milliner Specialist Subject: Hats GENERAL KNOWLEDGE During the Great Plague, what was painted on the front doors of plague-ridden houses? Gosh, good question. Was it a big red “X”? A big red cross.

What is the name of the second James Bond film? Oh, gee! The Man With the Golden Gun. I don’t know …


According to the lyrics of the song by The Weather Girls, it will start raining men at just about what time? Wait, I know. Half past ten!

Written by Edgar Allen Poe and published in 1845, what poem repeats the famous line: “Nevermore”? Damn it! I can’t think of a single title of any of Edgar Allen Poe’s poems! Edgar Allen Poe. I don’t know! Maybe it’s called Nevermore.


Phasmaphobia is the fear of what? What could that be? Latin? Greek? Phasma. I don’t know. Fear of hats. X

SPECIALIST SUBJECT Who wrote The Cat in the Hat? Dr. Seuss! Yes! Yes!

Two English football teams are nicknamed The Hatters. Name either town. Liverpool … er … and Newcastle.

Did you ever feel transformed by wearing any of these uniforms? I was very pleased with my school’s summer uniform when I was five or six, as we wore a straw boater with a blue band and an embroidered badge. Long after I left the convent, I would wear the straw hat for dressing up. Did you ruin any of these uniforms? My school uniform from when I was 13-16 years old. I cut the bottom off and hemmed it shorter and cut the itchy grey nylon lining out. There can’t have been much of it left by the time I was finished with it.

Which uniform did you have the most fun in? I was only a Girl Guide for a year and I can’t say I understood what we were doing much of the time, but it was definitely fun. I remember I found the uniform oddly militaristic, and for doing classic Guide activities – like making a wash stand out of branches – it was fairly impractical. Which uniform were you most mocked for wearing? When I was waitressing to help pay for art school, I could not bear to spend money on a boring white shirt and black skirt. So I had a good line in being given secondhand shirts from friends. One night, for a flashy wedding disco party in Knightsbridge, London, a friend had given me a nice cream shirt to wear. I stepped out with my canapes onto the neon dance floor and circulated the whole room. I got some strange reactions. I was starting out into the room again with my second plate of nibbles when the head waiter came and grabbed me. It turned out that my white bra had been glowing white in the UV on the dance floor but my cream shirt had not! I was hastily offered one of the waiters’ spare shirts. When I headed back out, quite a number of the male guests commented that they were sorry I had changed. 


Which country’s military traditionally wears the kepi? Turkey? I’m guessing.


What hats do bishops wear? It’s not the papal tiara … er … bishop’s tiara?


Where are Panama hats made? I want to say Panama, but I think a lot of them are made in Ecuador.

photos: mitchell pe masilun and courtesy of helen couchman


Verdict: 1970s pop, kids’ literature, medieval history … Elisabeth’s knowledge proved to be as varied as her hat designs. Not the best score ever, but four points was no disgrace for this challenging round of questions.


Win a Hoegaarden gift pack by telling us: What would Henri Boppe’s boxing entrance music be? Answers to Answers 1) red crosses 2) From Russia With Love 3) half past ten 4) “The Raven” 5) ghosts 6) Dr. Seuss 7) Stockport and Luton 8) France 9) mitre 10) Ecuador



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Terrah Danjah Lives a life of grime Describe yourself to the uninitiated in three words ... Unique, Exciting & Grimy. Did you ever think grime would become the UK mainstream? Never. It’s a beautiful thing to see how far grime has come. Are you grime royalty? I was there before and a part of the creation of grime, so, yes, I would say I am.  Top three MCs of all time? Wiley, Dizzee Rascal & D Double E.

Henri Boppe

Manager, Riviera Events Beijing What is your favorite music video? “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. This music video is a revolution on its own and changed the music industry. It is more a movie than a music video. It’s thanks to MJ that we have MTV. What is your favorite TV theme tune? “I Need a Dollar” from Aloe Blacc for the TV show How to Make It in America. It describes really well how young people and entrepreneurs have to survive to make it in our world today. Which character from a song would you most like to meet? The owner of Hotel California! Which artist would you most like to go for a drink with?

Keith Richards. He is a great musician, and has been in the music industry for so long that there would be so many things to discuss. What song would you want to be played at your funeral? “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” the string quartet version. I’ve always loved that song by Guns N’ Roses. Nice and also not depressing for such an occasion. If you were a boxer, what would be your entrance music? Definitely something energetic. I would go for a good hip-hop song, and a song I would use for my training. “California Love” by 2Pac would be a good choice. The crowd would love it, and as they say, once you have the crowd on your side, anything is possible!


photo: Henri boppe and courtesy of the organizers

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses One of the greatest guitar songs ever played, with a great solo by Slash, a guitar genius. “One Drop” by Bob Marley I chose this one as people might not know it. I always have Bob Marley songs on my iPod when I travel. It really helps me to fall asleep on the plane. “Still D.R.E” by Dr. Dre This song was one of my favorites

when it came out. The entire album is the bomb! “Le Retour du Rap Français” by Kerry James A real French hip-hop song like we used to hear during the golden years of French hip-hop. Great lyrics and rhythm.

Favorite producers?   Roni Size, Andy C, Dillinja, Wookie & Shy FX.

music works in a culture that speaks another language? Yeah, definitely. Different languages can open different and more doors. 

What are you listening to nowadays? Basically, old skool everything. Most of the new stuff is washed, boring, uninspiring. LOL.

To prove there’s a lighter side of grime, will you tell us a joke?   I don’t think I could type a joke. LOL. I’m just a funnier person in real life – it’s all about the moment. I swear I’ll make you laugh in person.  

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Terrah Danjah plays Dada on Oct 2.

Blind Summit Knows how to pull strings


f you think you’re too old for puppets, Blind Summit Theatre will make you feel like a kid again.

What was the first puppet you ever made? I made a puppet out of a green woolly sock, I think, with button eyes. I guess it was a crocodile. Do you create the voice as you build the puppets? We make the puppet first, then discover the voice in rehearsals. It’s impossible to know the puppet until it is finished. Sometimes they need recasting before we find the voice. If someone damaged one of your puppets, would you go crazy? Puppets are working things and they

break during rehearsals and performances – that is part of the deal. I go more crazy when the puppets are not properly credited. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten? Someone came to see our show, Mr. China’s Son, about a man from Dali in Yunnan province, and they were then inspired to go and visit him in China. Who do you most want to make a puppet of? Tom Cruise. Catch Blind Summit at Beijing Pioneer Theater on Oct 23-28 as part of the UK Now Festival..

“Baby I’m Yours” by Breakbot This song will always give me positive vibes when I wake up in the morning.

Riviera Events hosts White Collar Boxing: Brawl on the Wall on Nov 17 at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. For event info or tickets, contact Tickets are on sale now. Find the full interviews at




photos: vicky mohiedeen and courtesy of the poets



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oses are red, violets are blue and The Poetry Project is The Bookworm’s fortnight-long foray into the valley of verse. Those are the facts. Here’s another: Three accomplished performance poets – Luka Lesson, Omar Musa and Bohdan Piasecki – will take on the challenge

of rhyming in front of crowds and hosting school workshops. Before that, we gave them a challenge of our own. We asked them to write us a poem based on a Beijing photograph (shown on opposite page). Here’s what they created …

“Camera Sap” by Omar Musa

“Street Music” by Luka Lesson

“Oversight” by Bohdan Piasecki

Those who are snared by a camera lens, as if trapped in a bead of bejewelled sap, exhibit a certain type of melancholy, whether they’re laughing or not.

Angels don’t whisper here anymore

In retrospect of course it seems painfully obvious, but on this busy side street we would buy, and sell, and a colourless cat seemed of no consequence.

It is a rare loneliness, to be alive and dead, remembered and forgotten, spectral remnants of a yesterday we who remain dash towards eternally. The scraps of commerce/ the telephones that won’t be answered/ the mirrors/ the peaked ears/ the slaps of ink and mournful stares/ captured in camera sap. Until one fine day, (today perhaps?) a treasurehunter plucks the bead of sap from the branch and polishes it up

Pop queens sing billboards Summer dresses barely sway Refugees of the record players Dangle melodies between sky scrapers and fog Sing choruses in the midst of traffic celebrate in the cemeteries dance on headstones like podiums stray cats hide in the alleyways of the city like specs of dust in the grooves of vinyl and don’t even notice if they make us jump

That’s why at first none of us saw it grow, the gray. The cat brought monochrome with every visit. Us, we’d ignore desaturated iceboxes, sachets of old hair product turning gray.  Cardboard is often gray, bricks can be gray. There was a feature in the paper on a slow news day. “Yes, we all watch the line crawling over our skin.”

We’re all for promoting poetry so we’ve joined up with The Bookworm and their poets extraordinaire to give you the opportunity to contribute to an exciting live-action, real-time social media poetry project. Check out and starting on Oct 1. Luka, Omar and Bohdan will be performing at various events including The Bookworm + JUE Showcase at 2 Kolegas on Oct 20.

to be set in a rich man’s ring.





Lance Crayon Documentary filmmaker What haven’t you been able to find on DVD? Play It As It Lays (1972) directed by Frank Perry is a forgotten American gem from the 1970s. Anthony Perkins is great in this. The cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth (he later shot Blade Runner) is brilliant. Why this film is not available on DVD has always been a mystery to me. Favorite movie when you were a child? High Plains Drifter (1973), directed by Clint Eastwood, was the first film I remember watching that actually moved me in some way.

Aric Chen

Creative director, Beijing Design Week


ric Chen is cooler than you. Just check out the spelling of his name. He’s also a regular contributor to the likes of Modern Weekly, Wallpaper and the New York Times. He’s currently keeping busy running Beijing Design Week. On his background I’m Chinese and born in the US, but please don’t call me an “ABC On Beijing Why do we love Beijing? Most of us aren’t bankers who were sent here against our will on assignment. It’s not for the traffic jams or the air quality. The shopping malls are convenient but I don’t think anyone really loves them. We love Beijing for the spirit and the soul and the people who are here. We hope through BJDW to try and capture a bit of that. On what went right last year We’re not a biennial that curates and dictates everything that happens. We’re more concerned with creating a space for grassroots designers.



What fictional hangout would you like to spend your spare time in? Any one of the English pubs from the film Withnail and I (1987), or the bar that Francis Bacon frequents in Love Is the Devil (1998). Favorite sports film? The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) directed by Tony Richardson is a classic. It’s one of the most subversive sports films I’ve ever

Scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The documentary Jesus Camp (2006) scared the hell out of me. Then again, I’m naturally frightened of Christians. After I saw it I thought to myself, “I think it’s time I moved to China.” What’s the finest breakout performance you can remember? Andy Griffith from A Face in the Crowd (1957) in one of the best acting debuts I have ever seen. Why he went on to spend years playing the sheriff of a small pastoral American town is beyond me, and I blame his agents for steering him in that direction. Are you a rewatcher of films? I normally watch films over again because I’m not very smart and probably have some sort of learning disorder as yet to be defined. Anyway, if I like a film I can’t just watch it one time. What a horrible rule that is to impose upon oneself. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen Seven Samurai, Mephisto, Withnail and I, Rollerball and 24 Hour Party People. Look out for upcoming screenings of Lance’s documentary, Spray Paint Beijing.

On the current state of design In China we’re still in the phase of painting everything red or abstracting latticework. On where creativity comes from Cities who do well with creativity do well because there’s an intangible soul to them that’s not found in shopping malls and shiny office buildings and 20-lane roads.

photos: judy zhou and courtesy of aric chen

On what went wrong last year This year we’re focusing on expanding our distribution points as well as developing a smartphone app. It’s a huge citywide event with lots of venues, so we need to do a better job making sure people can find them. On what to look out for this year Dashilar will be really fun – we have about twice as many venues and participants as last year. There will

be a great mix of pop-up bars with their own Dashilar brews, pop-up stores in hutongs being revitalized, gourmet jianbing carts, exhibitions from the World College of Art in London, Beijing’s own maker spaces, film and lomography projects. 751 will have the Design Fair, the Dutch, and a workshop with kids and architects using hundreds of thousands of Legos. Our new zone in Caochangdi will host a conceptual project called Shanzhai Biennial questioning the ideas of originality and copying, and making the argument that shanzhai is actually an incredibly rich font of innovation in China. On what the Chinese have to learn I always say Chinese designers should pay very close attention to what designers around the world are doing, but then they should forget it.

Ever walked out on a film? Moulin Rouge (2001). I sat through the first ten minutes and couldn’t get out of the theater fast enough. It’s a gross spectacle masquerading as an art film about love. I’d rather watch crack addicts recite the poetry of Kahlil Gibran.

seen. I love the Angry Young Man era of British cinema, and this one is probably my favorites from that outpouring of films.

On this year’s opening ceremony Less laser lights, more stuff about design. BJDW runs Sep 28-Oct 6. Check out the full BJDW schedule at Find the full interviews at


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Pollution Hunter

Ma Jun of China Pollution map by Kyle Mullin

Years of reporting about pollution violations began to take their toll on Ma Jun, so he switched roles from investigative journalist to environmentalist. In 2006, he founded the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, and assembled a team to develop an online database and digital map identifying Chinese factories that were in violation of environmental regulations. Ma gathering evidence in the field. “I think the biggest ecological gap in China is not just the lack of technology or money – it’s the lack of motivation,” he told us. “In China, unfortunately, enforcement remains weak and environmental law is still very lacking. That won’t change overnight. Therefore we need extensive public participation to be a driving force. And people need to be informed before they get involved.”



photo: Courtesy of the Goldman Environmental Prize

The China Pollution Map database lists over 90,000 air and water environmental violations by both local and multinational companies in China. Users can pore over the maps at Air quality and pollution discharge stats are listed at the bottom. Users can then click to zoom in and find ecological data for specific provinces and districts.

Troubled Waters

Zhang Junfeng of happy water journeys by Kyle Mullin Zhang Junfeng scoops sludge out of Yongding River, which is located on the western outskirts of Beijing. In 2006, he co-founded Happy Water Journeys, a non-governmental water resource watchdog, and through it he now hosts weekly guided tours of Beijing’s most polluted waters.

photos: kyle mullin

Zhang says the waste in this river didn’t ooze from a sinister, corporate factory – these polluters are far more mundane. “This comes from laundry water, toilet water, maybe restaurants with oil from bad foods,” he says of the goopy clumps bobbing beneath the water’s surface. Zhang adds: “I’m upset for the farmers and villagers. City people take all the clean water, and dispose of all their bad water back out here.”

Zhang guides the group further down the former riverbed until they reach two towering bridges, in order to show the scale of how much water was lost.

Zhang points to a barren path dotted with litter. He says the Yongding River used to flow down this riverbed, but today it’s parched thanks to construction and the unnatural diversion of the river’s flow.

Before ending the polluted water tour, Zhang points toward the bridge’s inscription. It reads: “Rainbows are reflected in clear water.” His group leaves every Saturday at 8am, venturing to new polluted riversides each time. The tours are Mandarin-only. For more information, call Zhang at 139 0130 2801.



Torrential Urbanization How our shelter from the storm may have contributed to the downpour by Kyle Mullin


t turned the streets into canals, and the subway stairwells into treacherous little waterfalls. On July 21, Beijing’s worst storm in six decades left at least 77 dead. Thousands more victims were forced to abandon their homes thanks to the relentless 16-hour downpour that left behind 215mm of rain. Fei Chen says that downpour was anything but a natural disaster. Dr. Chen, a meteorological scientist at Colorado’s National Center for Atmospheric Research, conducted a recent study linking urbanization with storm strength. His findings pointed to skyscrapers that emit heat into the air, which, in turn, stokes enough atmospheric circulation to encourage storms. On top of that, he says Beijing’s pavement and concrete is much drier than the soil and vegetation of its outskirts, leaving it impervious to cooling moisture and creating what scientists call a “heat island.” That

extra heat can also thrust clouds upward, worsening downpours because higher clouds yield greater rainfall. However, some experts question the merits of Chen’s theory. Below, Chen and University of Maryland atmospheric scientist Da-Lin Zhang debate whether or not Beijing’s highways and penthouse floors will be inviting fiercer storms. Dr. Chen, your storm-urbanization study was conducted in 2011. Regarding this year’s rainfall and flooding in Beijing, were you surprised or was this something that was easy to predict? Fei Chen: I experienced a few flash-flood events last July when I was in Beijing, but they were of small magnitudes. It’s sad that this storm killed people. But predicting summer convective storms is generally more difficult than winter storms,

because they often occur at smaller spatial scales and are influenced by many regional and local factors. But you’ve said urbanization was a key factor this time. Dr. Zhang, how do you feel about Fei’s findings? Da-Lin Zhang: I don’t agree completely that urbanization is the issue. There was a tropical-like air mass that was very moist from the surface to mid-level. That large amount of moisture is responsible for the heavy rainfall. All the tall buildings could enhance some precipitation in some areas, like the southern portion of the city that was upstream of the air mass. But mountains to the southwest of the city also lifted the moisture, and accounted for the initiation of the storm. FC: Urbanization can make such storms worse in other ways. It can increase runoff because of all the concrete and other man-made impervious surfaces, which leads to larger flash floods. Better urban planning, improving storm forecast accuracy, and boosting emergency response are all needed to reduce the damage of future catastrophes. What sort of urban planning would help? DZ: Beijing’s drainage system was not designed very well; it could not handle such heavy rainfall. If you recall, a lot of cars were buried under deep water because the city did not have a pump system to pump all the water out. But now they’ve learned a lesson, and have already installed such equipment.




Are those measures adequate? DZ: I don’t think it’s enough, although thanks to the pumps, future flooding will not be as serious. But better research is of course needed in terms of predicting these storms from now on.

EVENTS What are you planning to do?

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DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR P61 // WEEKLY EVENTS P67 // ONGOING EVENTS P70 november events deadline – oct 15 send events to venue info can be found in the directory starting p72.

OCT 1 BARS & CLUBS NEON + M.A.D Presents KLUBLABOR Resident DJ at the infamous Brussels night spot Libertine Supersport, Mickey comes to Beijing as part of the Music and Design series. Price and time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

Until Oct 6. Seek out hidden monasteries and centuries-old stupas. RMB 9,700. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Sichuan Panda Nature Reserve & Leshan Buddha Until Oct 3. Spice up your October holiday. RMB 6,700. China Culture Center (6432 9341) South of the Clouds Yunnan Tour

MUSIC Miji Concert No. 10: Radical Listening An ensemble of classic and modern instrumentalists jam unabashed. RMB 60. 8pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Milow Popular Belgian singer-songwriter hits Beijing as part of a brief China jaunt. RMB 60. Time TBD. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Nova Heart + The KDMS + Pei The official Caochangdi Design Week afterparty doubles as a rare Nova Heart Beijing show before the trio embarks on an eight-country European tour. Support provided by Polish five-piece KDMS and Chinese disco queen Pei. RMB 80, RMB

Childs Mexican post-rock band Childs bring their “electronic lullabies” to Gulou. RMB 120, RMB 80 (advance). 8.30pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

The Smith Street Band Melbourne rockers make their Beijing bow at the end of their first China tour, supported by Gumbleed and Rejkavictim. RMB 40 (includes one beer). Time TBD. Temple (131 6107 0713)


ARTS & CULTURE Film: Looking for Eric A postman puts his life back together with the help of his football hero Eric Cantona. See Feature, p50. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

Ancient City Xi’an Until Oct 3. Isn’t it time you saw those terracotta warriors? RMB 4,800. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Highlights of Guizhou & Ethnic Culture Until Oct 6. Trek through this remote southwest province. RMB 9,500. China Culture Center (6432 9341) In-Depth South Xinjiang Until Oct 6. Explore Kashgar, Kucha and the Takalamakan Desert. RMB 11,600. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Ningxia’s Muslims & Inner Mongolia Desert Sand Dunes Until Oct 3. Try camel riding and goat-skin rafting. RMB 6,200. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Qinghai and Xiahe

Sichuan Panda Nature Reserve, Leshan Buddha & Jiuzhaigou Until Oct 6. CCC’s regular Sichuan trip plus a visit to the famous nature reserve of shimmering lakes, forests and mountains. RMB 14,500. China Culture Center (6432 9341)


5-day Great Wall Trekking: GubeikouJinshanling-Huanghuacheng-Jiankou Until Oct 5. Go for a nice, long walk on the Wall. RMB 3,500. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall Hike and Chinese Family Cooking Style Meal Don’t want to camp? Just go for the day. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Ningxia’s Muslims & Inner Mongolia Desert Sand Dunes Until Oct 4. See Oct 1 listing.


Mama Funker Vibrant samba stylings from the Brazilian funksters. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Gubeikou Winding Dragon Great Wall Hiking and Camping Until Oct 2. Wake up to the sunrise on the Wall. RMB 850. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Jinshanling Great Wall Hike and Chinese Family-Style Meal Look out over Miyun from your choice of more than 100 watchtowers. RMB 450. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Six-Day Qinghai Cycling Tour Until Oct 7. Rely on your own pedal power to explore Qinghai Lake and Ta’er monastery. Price and time TBD. Cycle China (6402 5653)


Five-Day Guilin and Yangshuo Cycling Tour Until Oct 5. Start stretching those leg muscles. Price and time TBD. Cycle China (6402 5653)


Oct 2: Nova Heart

Home is where the heart is (Yugong Yishan, in this case). Until Oct 8. Visit the minority villages of Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La. RMB 12,700. China Culture Center (6432 9341) The Silk Road Until Oct 6. Ride the ancient trail from Dunhuang to Kazakh. RMB 13,600. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Two-Day Great Wall Trek Until Oct 2. Get ready to tackle the wildest and steepest parts of the Wall. Price and time TBD. Cycle China (6402 5653)

50 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Terror Danjah UK grime titan comes to Beijing for a special one-off set at the city’s hippest new bar. RMB 50. 10pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)


OCT 1-3

Film: Return Ticket Cai Li commandeers a rickety old bus to help get fellow migrant workers home for Spring Festival. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students), RMB 25-30 (members). 4pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258 ext 8008/1)



AND Festival of Mongolian Music A who’s who of the cream of Mongolian music comes together for the second outing of China’s largest festival of Mongolian and minority Chinese folk music. RMB 120 (per day), RMB 100 (advance, per day). 798 Art Theater Livehouse (5961 4336)

Countryside Stroll: Lily Village and the Silver Pagodas Take a relaxing walk in the countryside on this hike. RMB 400. 8.30am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)


Four-Day Tour of Guilin, Yangshuo & Longsheng Until Oct 5. Bike and raft past the Li River, karst mountains and terraces rice paddies. RMB 7,100. China Culture Center (6432

Looking for more? Tons more to do at

EXPLORE Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hiking and Camping Oct 3-4. A perfect break if you’re the outdoorsy type. RMB 850. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Hiking to Huanghuacheng Great Wall and See the “Waterside Wall” A day hike through the yellow foliage on a section of the Wall that overlooks a reservoir. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Three-Day Trip to Pingyao and Datong Until Oct 5. Stay in an ancient walled city, than head to a cliffside monastery. Price and time TBD. Cycle China (6402 5653) Two-Day Great Wall Trek Until Oct 4. See Oct 1 listing. Zhuangdaokou Great Wall and Walled Village A slightly tougher version of one of their nicest countryside walks. RMB 350. 8.30am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)




sound of Chinese classical instruments with modern digital techniques to create “poetic noise.” RMB 50. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)

Film: The Park A young woman’s father takes to the local park with her profile for potential suitors. Also screens on Oct 28. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students), RMB 25-30 (members). 4pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258 ext 8008/1)

Seattle Standard Café Japanese pop-rockers stop by Beijing as part of their Asian tour. RMB 50. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Meet the Filmmaker: Ghosts of the Third Reich Claudia Sobral’s documentary examines the impact of the Holocaust decades later by interviewing descendants of both the victims and the perpetrators. Q&A with director to follow. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Brit Band Concert Series: The Fence Collective DIY label Fence brings its collective, featuring King Creosote and The Pictish Trail among others, as they embark on a tour along the ancient Silk Road as part of UK Now. RMB 60, RMB 40 (students). Time TBD. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080)



Hiking to Jiankou (Arrow Lock) A challenging hike with stunning views. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Sichuan Panda Nature Reserve, Leshan Buddha & Sanxingdui Until Oct 6. Visit the archaeological site of an ancient Chinese city. RMB 6,500. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Zhenbiancheng Great Wall loop hike A moderately difficult walk through peach orchards, up valleys, and along the Great Wall. RMB 330. 7.30am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)

OCT 5 DINING Wine Salon: Sweet Wines They’re not all bad. Sommelier Krishna Hathaway shows you three classic, classy styles. Reservations required. Free. Bar Veloce (6586 1006)

MUSIC Aki Takase Kanon + Alfred Harth Shanghai Quintet Performing as part of the Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival 2012, Japanese/German outfit Aki Takase Kanon and the Alfred Harth Shanghai Quintet provide a night of jazz improv. RMB 150, RMB 120 (advance). RMB 200 (two-night ticket), RMB 180 (twonight advance ticket). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Mademoiselle Et Son Orchestre Compact and intense, the Orchestre always provide delight and excitement among the French chanson, marble tables and absinthe drinkers. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Opera Demystified If Peking Opera intrigues you but you’re stumped about how to enjoy it, a foreigner trained in the art explains it all. RMB 150, RMB 100 (early bird), RMB 50 (students/ children). 3pm. Xiao Ke Theater, Beijing 798 Artist Village (187 1007 5094, 131 2187 3627) Film: Useless Man On the eve of Japanese occupation in Tianjin, Su Hongda is an idler who dreams of unseating one of the city’s most powerful men. Also screens on Oct 21. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students), RMB 25-30 (members). 4pm. BC Moma (8438 8258 ext 8008/1) Reels on Wheels – Short Films It’s cinema on the go! Ride your bike around a dark hutong until the “lead cycler” stops and plays a short film using a portable projector and speakers. Sessions are limited, so sign up now (events@serk.



Auspicious Village and Huanghuacheng A countryside walk through farmland, hills, valleys and small villages hidden from the outside world. RMB 300. 8.30am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)

Oct 12-14: Carrefour autumn Wine Fair Top tip: Bring your own wine glasses. cc). RMB 50. 8pm. Serk (134 2647 4634)

LIVING Beijing Opera Demystified Find out what the devil is going on as the “English Monkey King,” Ghaffar Pourazar, presents Peking Opera in English. Recommended donation: RMB 100 (RMB 50 for students). 3pm. Xiao Ke Theater, 798 Art District (187 1007 5094, beijingopera@ Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) Happy Hour Drink, mingle and network with the city’s international journalists. 6.30-10.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

EXPLORE Great Wall Spur Holiday Hike Visit a remote stretch of the Wall that was completed around A.D. 1580. Price includes lunch after the hike. RMB 350. 8.30am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Nine-Eye Tower Great Wall Hike and Brazier Hot Pot Dinner Reward yourself with food at the end of the day. RMB 450. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Ningxia’s Muslims & Inner Mongolia Desert Sand Dunes Until Oct 7. See Oct 1 listing.

OCT 6 BARS & CLUBS Bubbly Birthday Get a free bottle of bubbly if you’re an October baby. 9pm-1am. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307) Great Leap’s 2nd Anniversary BBQ The Beijing brewery celebrates its second anniversary with beers, burgers, music and friends at the courtyard venue. Expect a debut of their very special new brew. RMB 50 (includes one burger and one beer from the RMB 25–40 range, excluding the anniversary ale). Noon-6pm. Great Leap Brewing (5717 1399)

MUSIC Latin Music Night: Danadri Live Band The warm, surprising sounds of Barbados and Cape Verde islands spread to Baochao

Hutong. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Silke Eberhard Trio + Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio The second night of the Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival 2012. Will the decorated Silke Eberhard Trio and the “Schlippenbach Three” – pioneers of European free jazz – wow the YGYS crowd? RMB 150, RMB 120 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Opera Demystified See Oct 5.

LIVING Beijing Opera Demystified See Oct 5. Global Kitchen: India Chef Sridevi highlights popular Indian cuisine and southern delicacies. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Sichuan Pickles Chef Sue teaches you how to stave off winter’s chill with chillis. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory) Tea Tasting A private ceremony to teach you all you need to know about teas. RMB 160, RMB 120 (members). 2-4pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Gubeikou to Jinshanling Walk along the seldom-visited Gubeikou Great Wall and end at Jinshanling after a detour through Hemp Village. RMB 450. 8am. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Hiking to Zhenbiancheng Wild Great Wall Head out to Hebei for one of the most original and ruined Wall sections around Beijing. RMB 400. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

OCT 7 MUSIC FM3 The Beijing-based duo combine the

Hiking to the Qiangzilu Great Wall Relax on this leisurely 10k trek. RMB 400. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Royal Canal Boat Tour Summer Palace Travel like an emperor to your summer retreat. RMB 420, RMB 280 (kids 5-11). 9am4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 8 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Babylon A black man loses his job and goes on the run in the racially charged London of the 1980s. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

OCT 9 ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Postcards: The Story of Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace Take a more well-rounded look at one of Beijing’s most famous historical sites with Beijing Postcards. RMB 20-30. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Opera: Le Cinesi This spectacular new adaptation of Gluck’s opera blends Western-style singing with traditional Peking opera, even reconstructing early choreography by Mei Lanfang. Reserve tickets at RMB 380-1,280. 7.30pm. Mei Lanfang Grand Theater (5833 1288/1388)

LIVING Global Kitchen: Thailand Learn the favorites such as pad thai and curries. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Green Drinks Join like-minded green thinkers for drinks and discussion. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

OCT 10 DINING Dr. Loosen Wine Dinner Chinese cuisine paired with wines from Germany’s famed Mosel region. RMB 488+15%. 7pm. Dragon Palace, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)

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Paul Mathew. Limited space, RSVP at www. RMB 300. 5-7pm. Q Mex Bar & Grill (6585 3828)

Film: Shooters A chilling crime drama set in Liverpool. See Feature, p50. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

Haze One-Year Anniversary The whole Haze family (including Yang Bing, Donald Summe, Pancake Lee, Mickey Zhang, Boflex, Tobias Patrick, Max Feelgood and Kaize) get together to mark the Guanghua Lu club’s first year. RMB 80. Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

Opera: Le Cinesi See Oct 9.

OCT 11

Mojito Night The house cocktail is twice as attractive; buy one mojito, get one free. 9pm. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307)

BARS & CLUBS Rebecca & Fiona Sexy lady DJs from Sweden provide the soundtrack for a true ladies’ night when free drinks will flow. Blokes, you have to pay. RMB 200. 9pm. Spark (186 1841 5929)

MUSIC 87FEI87’s First Anniversary Fløøød, Verktyget, and special guests Dub Zen Melodist and Chronmaster unleash skweee, glitch and hip-hop beats to mark the first birthday and celebrate Verkytget’s debut EP release. Free. 10pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

MUSIC Flamenco Night Together with saxophonist Nathaniel Gao and drummer Zac Courtney, Master Alberto Cuellar brings aged flamenco to life. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Quadro Nuevo The World Music Top Ten quartet perform as part of the ongoing jazz season at Yugong Yishan, after receiving The Echo award, the German Phono Academy’s highest distinction, in the category “Jazz/ World Music, Best Live Act”. RMB 60. 8.30pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Yan Yulong As a child, Yan was forced by his family to study violin and piano. These days, the avant-garde performer combines minimalism and psychedelica to exciting effect. RMB 30. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)

ARTS & CULTURE Cinequeer: Shinjuku Boys The three titular transgenders work at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo, where heterosexual women go to find relationships with men who used to be women. . Free. 7.30pm. Caffe O’Henry (138 1169 1305; see Dining directory)

LIVING China’s Modern Consumers: The Golden Rules for Marketing in China AmCham brings Tom Doctoroff, the head of advertising giant JWT, heads north to talk about his latest book, What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, and China’s Modern Consumer. RMB 450, RMB 100 (members). 11.30am-2pm. AmCham China Conference Center (8519 0800) INN Trekkie The International Newcomers Network takes to 798 for this month’s exploration of the city. Free. 9.30am-2pm. RSVP to by Oct 9.

OCT 12 DINING Chef Emmanuel Menu Chef Zhao creates a four-course dinner from the freshest spoils of the market. RMB 398. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307) Sureño 4th Anniversary Celebrate with the flavors of the Mediterranean, brought by their new chef: Laia Pons of Jaan fame. RMB 338+15% (3 courses), RMB 458+15% (5 courses), +RMB 138+15% (5 courses with wine pairings). Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240) Where the Wild Things Are: Fuchsia

Oct 8: Dr. Loosen Wine Dinner

Will he be joined by Dr. Actually Unscrews The Cork? Dunlop Dunlop whips up a three-course Chinese meal and talks about her new book, Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. RMB 188. Noon. Capital M (6702 2727) Wine Salon: Classics of South America Taste the best from the Malbec, Carmenere, and Torrontes regions. Reservations required. Free. Bar Veloce (6586 1006)

BARS & CLUBS China Girl Ren and Neri play their favorite vintage and indie classics, from The Beatles, Rolling Stones and David Bowie, to Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and White Stripes. Free. Time TBD. 4corners (6401 7797)

80 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Sonic Calligraphy The Swiss group returns to China for a series of concerts as part of a collaboration with Chinese musicians Coco Zhao and Wu Na. Price TBD. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)

ARTS & CULTURE Flute and Classical Guitar: James Galway with Yang Xuefei The man with the golden flute meets the guitarist with the nylon strings. Music lovers should be sure to catch this rare meeting of two musical legends in a beautiful venue. Price TBD. 7.30pm. St Joseph’s Wangfujing Church (6524 0634)

Cuba Night Every month they will celebrate a special themed night. This month is the first “Cuba Night”, featuring special Cuban music and Cuban-themed cocktails. Limited space, RSVP at Free (for women). 9.30pm. Q Mex Bar & Grill (6585 3828)

Global Kitchen: Korea Kimchi, kimchi and kimchi. And much, much more. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Funk D’Void Electronic maven Funk D’Void continues his Balance 022 Tour supported by Mickey Zhang, WengWeng and Eric Lee. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

Backstreet Beijing Walk: Peking University Campus Head back to school but skip the class. RMB 100, RMB 70 (kids 6-12). 10am12.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Magda Minimal techno queen Magda grinds the decks in Gongti. Price and time TBD. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Troy Pierce Supported by Pancake Lee (who will be celebrating a birthday) and Donald Summer, the American spinner fuses techno with minimalism for the Haze crowd. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

MUSIC Bu Yi Ably supported by a cast including Residence A and METOO, the “people’s band” thrills at the drive-in. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Gao Feng & G-Eleven Album Release Show Gao leads his R&B/funk band. The record, seven years in the making, is set to be launched with the help of some of the city’s top jazz musicians. RMB 100, RMB



OCT 12-14

Electro House Party with Djang San A new electro house DJ set from French instrumentalist Djang San. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Rolling Bowling The Beijing rockabilly riot instigators are supported by The K, Perpetual Motion Machine and Devils at the Crossroad. RMB 60. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

SPORT Heyrobics Rooftop Session Say hey to the sky as you exercise on a Beijing rooftop. Register in advance. RMB 20. 4pm. Location announced a week in advance on Mashup Beer Pong Balls and beer is not everyone’s idea of a good Saturday night but if it is … beer pong. Signup at RMB 100 per team. Kokomo (6413 1019; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING Departing from China with Pets Step-by-step guidelines for those who want to take the furry family members with them. Free. 11am-noon. ICVS Wangjing Global Kitchen: Pakistan The Hutong’s Pakistani chef shares authentic cuisine. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Tea Market Tour to Maliandao Taste teas from all over China at Beijing’s largest wholesale tea market. Includes lunch. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10am-3pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

DINING Carrefour Autumn Wine Fair Sample food pairings and listen to live music at the opening day of this three-day wine fair. Then from Oct 12-14, enjoy twenty percent off all Carrefour’s imported wines, with expert consultations available. Free to attend. Carrefour, Shuangjing (5190 9589)

OCT 13 DINING Carrefour Autumn Wine Fair See Oct 12.

BARS & CLUBS Cocktail Class with Paul Mathew An intro to tequila with master mixologist

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EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk – Legation Quarter What hidden secrets lie around Qianmen? RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-11). 2.30-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Royal Canal Boat Tour Summer Palace See Oct 7.

OCT 14 DINING Carrefour Autumn Wine Fair See Oct 12.



events Sidney Samson Dutch house jock, previously ranked one of the world’s top 100, touches down at The Place. Entry includes one free drink. RMB 300 (men), RMB 200 (women). 9pm. Spark (186 1841 5929)

Brush up on 5,000 years of imperial history. RMB 180, RMB 120 (kids 6-11). 9am-1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 20



Meet The Filmmaker: Lost in the Mountain Gao Zipeng presents a poetic picture of a real-life subject’s experience of being lost, physically and mentally. RMB 60, RMB 40 (presale). 8-10pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166; see Living directory)

’80s Night with DJ Paul Harding Get into the groove with DJ Paul Harding throwing back to the 80’s 10pm-1am. Free. Q Mex (6585 3828) Joakim Supported by Bite-size Buddha and Tiger9stein, one of France’s foremost electro jocks brings his eclectic mix of vinyl to Gongti. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

LIVING Benefits of Breathwork TCM expert Alex Tan reveals the secrets of breathing. Free. 2pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Speed Dating Meet people, quickly. Anything else is a bonus. RMB 150 (includes a drink and appetizers). 7pm. Location TBD.

EXPLORE Beijing Amblers: Wise Water Village Well worth it. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 6-11). 8am-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Eunuch Tombs, Mural and Temple Tour See what it was like to go under the knife. RMB 320, RMB 250 (kids 6-12). 9.30am3.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Hike Miaofeng Mountain An easy hike in the nearby Taihang mountain range. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

OCT 15 DINING Egomei Wine Dinner Five courses paired with six wines from Spain, hosted by Eduardo Lavin. Reserve by emailing meet@temple-restaurant. com. Save RMB 200 by pre-paying. RMB 788. 7pm. Temple Restaurant Beijing (8400 2232)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Shogun Assassin After a samurai’s beloved wife is killed by a paranoid shogun, he traverses the Japanese countryside seeking revenge with his toddler son in tow. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

OCT 16 MUSIC Tobias Preisig The Swiss jazz violinist performs as part of Yugong Yishan’s continuing jazz extravaganza. Price and time TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING British Club Coffee Morning What ho, TCM? You’ll find out at this acupuncture and TCM talk. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). 10am-noon. No denim or trainers. Capital Club (8426 2225) Gourmet Cupcakes: Cake 101 You’re a lesson away from starting your own business. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2.30-5pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)



Kid606 Venezuela-born, California-raised, and Berlin-based, Kid 606 has been creating and destroying sub-genres of electronic music since the mid ‘90s. RMB 60. 10pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

Oct 15-Nov 15: Hairy crab Grand Millennium My, what lovely hair you have.

INN Neighborhood Coffee Morning – Sanlitun The International Newcomers Network gets social over a cup of Joe. RSVP at by Oct 9. Free. 10am-noon. The Bookworm (6558 9507)

EXPLORE Chinese Tea Tour to Maliandao Market Everything you ever wanted to know about the traditional drink. RMB 280. 10am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Royal Canal Boat Tour Summer Palace See Oct 7.

OCT 17 MUSIC The Black Atlantic + Halo of Pendor The Netherlands outfit kick off an 11-date China tour in Beijing, ably supported by Gothenburg’s Daniel Ohman aka Halo of Pendor. RMB 60. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Return Ticket See Oct 2. 7.30pm. Film: Trainspotting The grittier side of Scotland. Braveheart this ain’t. See Feature, p50. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING INN Neighborhood Coffee Morning – Chaoyang Park The International Newcomers Network gets social over a picnic lunch. Bring your own. Park entry costs RMB 5. 10am-noon. Meet at Chaoyang Park South Gate.

OCT 18 BARS & CLUBS The Beijinger’s 11th Anniversary Party We [HEART] Beijing is the theme of our

11th birthday bash. Get along for a Beijing love in spurred by free flow drink until 1am. RMB 100. 9pm. Elements (6552 6223)

LIVING INN Neighborhood Coffee Morning – Shunyi The International Newcomers Network is on home ground in the suburbs. Free. 10am-noon. Starbucks, Pinnacle Plaza (8046 4360)

OCT 19 DINING Wine Salon: Uniquely Italian Sommelier Krishna Hathaway takes you through wines specific to the terroir and varietals of Italy. Reservations required. Free. Bar Veloce (6586 1006)

BARS & CLUBS Lush’s 9th Birthday The legendary student hangout turns nine. Celebrate with specials and live music from the Red Pirates. Free. 9pm. Lush (8286 3566) Sean Kingston Platinum selling Jamaican-American rapper, singer and songwriter returns to Beijing to perform at Gongti. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). Midnight. Le Nest (6553 2228) Yang Bing Marathon set Yang Bing returns for his monthly marathon to take you through highs and lows all night long. RMB 50. Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

MUSIC Pet Conspiracy The Beijing outfit embarks on their Noise From the Future tour in support of their latest record, mixing old-school synths with a dash of planetary ambient. Price RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: White Pagoda, Emperors’ Shrine, Writer Lu Xun

Oktoberfest @ Scarlett Free flow all night long on draft beers and pretzels. RMB 128. 9pm. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307)

MUSIC BLF + JUE Showcase Luka Lesson, Omar Musa, Bohdan Piasecki and Residence A combine for an art and music showcase presented by the Bookworm Literary Festival and JUE Festival with visuals provided by Electric Shadows. RMB 100, RMB 50 (students who register online). 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Cannibal Corpse US death metal legends perform as part of Painkiller magazine’s 12th anniversary party, with organizers claiming their first Beijing gig will be “the heaviest metal gig in Chinese rock history.” RMB 380, RMB 280 (advance), RMB 800 (VIP). Time TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING Shadow Boxing Mandarin combines with martial arts in Ritan Park. Free. 1.30-3.30pm. Meet at Beijing Mandarin School, e-Tower (6508 1026) Tea Tasting See Oct 6.

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Thousand Year Pagoda & White Cloud Taoist Temple Travel to this ancient Buddhist pagoda and the surrounding neighborhood. RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-11). 2-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Buddhism Introduction Weekend Getaway Oct 20-21. Learn about the Eastern religion in a relaxed setting. Six Step Retreats (139 1051 8743) Fall Colors Hike Until Oct 21. Visit two beautiful sections of the Wall on this overnight foliage adventure. RMB 700. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Hiking the Intelligence Valley You’d be dumb not to. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 6-12). 9.30am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 21

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Chef Emmanuel Menu See Oct 12.

Book Talk: The Vanished World of Peking’s Foreign Colony (1860-1949) If you think Beijing’s expat life is crazy and debauched now, you should have seen it a hundred years ago. Julia Boyd discusses. RMB 20-30. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

Lobsterlicious Friday Boston lobster prepared 15 different ways, from sashimi to thermidor. Add RMB 100 for free-flow white wine and beer. Buy your ticket before Oct 23 for 15% off. RMB 588+15%. Scene-a-Café, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 35)

Film: Useless Man See Oct 5. 7.30pm.

Wine Salon: Full-bodied Reds Look for structure and tannins in classic red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Tourigo Nacional. Reservations required. Free. Bar Veloce (6586 1006)

SPORT Commando Krav Maga Seminar Moni Aizik will teach you his brand of Krav Maga. RMB 790. 10am-4pm. Workers’ Stadium (6501 6655 ext 5033) www.

BARS & CLUBS 3345 – Underground Disco Project In homage to the original White Rabbit party night named Connection, 12 DJs from across China will play in one night on two floors. RMB 80. Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

LIVING Food, Film & Friends: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Cook a charming chocolate dinner, then watch Roald Dahl’s sweetest creation. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members), RMB 30 (screening only). 7pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory) Gourmet Cupcakes: Classic Creations Discover the desserts that kick-started the trend. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Mexican Cooking Class Take the opportunity to learn to cook authentic Mexican cuisine. Arriba! RMB 300. 2-5pm. Q Mex (6585 3828; see Dining directory)

EXPLORE Go Hiking to Baihua Mountain Tired of the Wall? Try the third highest peak in Beijing. RMB 400. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Hiking the Silver Mountain & Pagoda Forest Spot the seven Buddhist stupas. RMB 280, RMB 200 (kids under 12). 9.30am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Shangyuan Established Artists Village Tour See where some of the contemporary magic happens. RMB 280, RMB 200 (kids under 12). 9.30am-5pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 22 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Blue Velvet A college student returns to his quiet logging town only to stumble into a shocking world of kidnapping and sexual violence. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

OCT 23 ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table Through Oct 28. The guys behind the giant Voldemort puppet at Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremonies in London come to Beijing with an existential puppet show. See Feature, p53. RMB 150-280, RMB 60 (students). 7.30pm. Oriental Pioneer Theatre (6527 6911, 6559 7394) Green Screen: The Oceans Electric Shadows’ environmental series takes us to the sea this month, with new ocean shorts by Greenpeace followed by The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. RMB 30.

Oct 9-10: LE CINESI

Luxuriant locks to make even the hairiest of crabs jealous. 7.30pm. The Hutong (6406 9955; see Living directory) Moviemakers Mixer Grab a drink with members of Beijing’s film festival and screening community. Free. 7pm. Salsa Caribe (6507 7821) Poetry: Bodhan Piasecki Poland’s first slam poet will perform with a stirring mix of languages, cultures and mediums. See Feature, p54. RMB 50. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

LIVING British Club Coffee Morning Join the Britishers for a “mini spa” morning. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). 10am-noon. No denim or trainers. Capital Club (8426 2225)

EXPLORE Royal Canal Boat Tour Summer Palace See Oct 7.

OCT 24 DINING Hats Off with Chef Enrique Farjeat The renowned chef behind Mexico City’s Quintonil restaurant shows his stuff in Beijing. RMB 400 (3-course lunch), RMB 800 (7-course dinner). Prego, Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7815)

ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table See Oct 23. Danger, Danger: Omar Musa Furious rhymes from the Malaysian-Australian rapper, with a social justice bent to boot. See Feature, p54. RMB 50. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Film: Back to the Future The film that made time-travel as accessible as a souped-up DeLorean. See Feature, p50. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)


to teach his brand of Krav Maga in this four-day course. Certification awarded at the end of the course. RMB 12,335. Workers’ Stadium (6501 6655 ext 5033)

LIVING Introduction to Chinese Herbs TCM expert Alex Tan shares his knowledge. Free. 10am. The Hutong (6404 3355)

OCT 25 ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table See Oct 23. Cinequeer: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Follow Hedwig’s transsexual and musical adventures from East Germany to Kansas. Free. 7.30pm. Caffe O’Henry (138 1169 1305; see Dining directory)

LIVING Beijing Opera Makeup Join Beijing Mandarin School to learn how to paint your face like Peking Opera’s finest, then take home a mask. RMB 50. Time TBD. Beijing Mandarin School, e-Tower (6508 1026) INN Neighborhood Coffee Morning – Lido The International Newcomers Network have a chin wag. Free. 10am-noon. Maan Coffee (8457 3470) Irish Network Social Night It’s the last Thursday of the month so it’s the Irish Network China’s night of craic. Full details at Register at

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Xuanwumen North Discover the New Culture Street. RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-11). 10am-1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 26

Commando Krav Maga Boot Camp Through Oct 27. Moni Aizik will teach you

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Ah-Q Jazz The Ah-Q Arkestra performs an eclectic mix of jazz, Latin and funk. Mixing different styles and influences is the band’s trademark. Limited space, RSVP at www. Free. 9:30pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Yen Fetish Halloween Put your leathers, chains, fishnets and whips to good use at Yen’s latest fetish party. DJs Dio, Usami, Patrick Yu, Ouyang and Blackie provide the soundtrack. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance), RMB 360 (advance VIP). 9pm. Venue TBD.

MUSIC Ochun The Cuban band bring their Grammy-nominated blend of traditional and original as part of YGYS’s October jazz frenzy. Part of the Jz Festival Beijing. RMB 280, RMB 180 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) WHAI The Beijing experimental rockers celebrate their anniversary with a show supported by DJ Mickey Zhang. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table See Oct 23. Amber Lights/Please Resist Me: Luka Lesson Lesson advocates for marginalized communities in Australia, teaching them expression through hip-hop and poetry. Don’t miss out on new work from his latest show. See Feature, p54. RMB 50. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

LIVING Global Kitchen: Japan Comfort food and homemade dishes in the authentic Japanese style. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

OCT 27 DINING Hilton Food & Wine Experience Beijing’s biggest wine event is back with food, fine wines and even chocolate and coffee tastings. Get your palate ready. RMB 280 per person (includes one lunch or dinner). 1-7pm. Hilton Beijing (5865 5125)

BARS & CLUBS Chilloween & Zoo Break



events No duck apple to be found here, just straight up dance offs with Max Feelgood and Donald Summer among a line up of Haze’s finest. RMB 80 (including one beer or lemon shot), RMB 50 (advance). 10pm. Haze (5900 6128)

INN Night Out The International Newcomers Network let their collective hair down. RSVP at by Oct 28. Free. 7pm-9pm. Location TBD. Winter Wellness Dr. Lyn Wren of International SOS discusses seasonal health problems. Free. 10-11.30am. International SOS Clinic (6462 9199)

Ladies’ Night Ladies drink for free, with silky electro provided by resident DJ Fernando. 9pm. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307)


OCT 31

Happy Halloween Party The 2 Kolegas crew celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with the help of SUBS, Wu & The Side Effects, Steely Heart and Candy Monster. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tribute Show Los Crasher, The Power Powder, Randy Abel Stable, Pacalolo and Devils at the Crossroad join forces to pay tribute to the British rock legends. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Yellowjackets Seventeen-time Grammy-nominated US jazz act come to Beijing to perform at the Jz Festival Beijing. RMB 400, RMB 300 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table See Oct 23. International Festival Chorus and Peking Sinfonietta The IFC continues its ten-year anniversary celebrations by featuring 18-year-old violin star Kenneth Renshaw. RMB 100-480. 7.30pm. Beijing Concert Hall (6605 7006)

LIVING Chinese Painting Open Day Gift of Hope invites everyone to Master Geng’s hutong home to learn how to paint and for an insight into disabled life in China. RMB 160. 2pm. RSVP to opend@ for venue details. Gourmet Cupcakes: Decorating Made Easy Be taught how Lollipop Bakery glams up their cupcakes. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Tea Market Tour to Maliandao See Oct 13. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Workshops Ever wondered how to deal with all those stray cats? The ICVS provide answers in this English-language workshop. Free. 11am12.30pm. Register at ICVS_CHINA@yahoo. com before Oct 24. ICVS Wangjing

EXPLORE Day Tour: Stone Sutra Mountain & Cloud-Dwelling Temple You’ll find 14,278 carved stone tablets at this UNESCO site. RMB 350. 9am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Hike: Round Towers (Yuan Lou Zi) A relaxed, rambling hike. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 11 and under). 9am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 28 DINING Spooky Bubbalicious Carve pumpkins, paint faces and scavenge among vampires surrounded by the



DINING Halloween Afternoon Tea All month. China World’s Red Afternoon Tea goes a little spooky. RMB 298+15%. The Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37)

BARS & CLUBS Halloween! Halloween! Dance to Thriller and the Monster Mash with DJ Paul Harding. Free. 10pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

Oct 20-31: Nordox at UCCA

You might want to camouflage those peepers. usual spread of brunch offerings. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

BARS & CLUBS John Dahlback Stockholm spin merchant deputizes on the deck for a white-themed party. Entry includes one free drink. RMB 300 (men), RMB 200 (women). 9pm. Spark (186 1841 5929)

MUSIC fRUITYPESHOW The third volume of a concert series of ambient music featuring Flica and DJ:wei from Malaysia, Japan’s Okamotonoriaki, Layer from Italy and our very own me:mo. RMB 50. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252) Terri Lyne Carrington Grammy-winning jazz drummer, composer and music producer performs as part of Jz Festival Beijing. Carrington brings great pedigree having performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Celine Dion. RMB 380, RMB 280 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Blind Summit Puppets: The Table See Oct 23. Film: The Park See Oct 4. 7.30pm

spend all your money in Jenny Lou’s on imported alcohol for when you get tricked. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Mosque & Muslim Quarters See all that Ox Street has to offer. RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-12). 2:30-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Caochangdi Artist Village Tour Move beyond 798 to Beijing’s other art district. RMB 150, RMB 100 (kids 6-12). 9.30am-12:30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Hike: Great Wall Gubeikou to Jinshanling Two sections of the Wall for the price of one. RMB 420, RMB 300 (kids 5-11). 8.30am6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

OCT 29

People’s Run Heyrobics goes Halloween. The costumed get a free weeklong pass to Heyrobics. RMB 30. Noon. Chaoyang Park, West Gate 3. Zombie Run 2012 Are you a human or a zombie? Make the choice at Registration necessary. 8am. Olympic Forest Park South Gate

LIVING A Cookie Story Presents Tales of the Chestnut Three chestnut cookies from across the world unite in Beijing ingredients. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory) Halloween Candy Learn to cook your own treats so you can

Scary Nosferatu 1920s Halloween Party Dress up like a horror movie character and you’ll get a special Spanish hot chocolate with rum on the house. Trick or treat for traditional Spanish Dead Saints pastries, while old black & white horror movies fill the walls as you swing to the gypsy jazz of the Hot Club of Beijing. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

MUSIC 2012 Halloween Hoedown Throw down with the Hoedown with entertainment provided by The Randy Abel Stable, Not There and Confectionaires for some foot-stompin’, bone-shakin’ jams for your enjoyment. Dress your spookiest to enter the running for prizes. RMB 70, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)



Suspiria Suzy enrolls at a ballet school haunted by strange sounds and mysterious deaths. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

Dance: Cloud Gate 2 Cloud Gate gets huge buzz all around the world. Here’s another chance to see them in Beijing, as part of the NCPA’s 2012 Dance Festival. Also Nov 1. RMB 180-580. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)



Halloween Party Arrive in All Hallows’ garb before the witching hour (midnight) and gain free entry. Entry includes one free drink. RMB 200 (men), RMB 100 (women). Time TBD. Spark (186 1841 5929)

INN Monthly Meeting This month’s is titled “Reinventing Yourself in Beijing”. Find out how you can do it too. RSVP at by Oct 28. RMB 50 (includes drinks and pastries). 10am-noon. Capital Club Athletic Center (8486 2225)


Dance: Entity by Wayne McGregor See Oct 30. Halloween Movie Night Spooky themed drinks and snacks plus a screening of George Romano’s zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead. RMB 30. 7.30pm. The Hutong (6406 9955; see Living directory)


Dance: Entity by Wayne McGregor One of the world’s most exciting contemporary choreographers creates yet another amalgam of bodies, light and music. Also Oct 31. RMB 80-480. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

Alameda Specials Night Live bossa nova and jazz. Buy a bottle of wine and get a free plate of finger foods. Alameda (6417 8084)


Couples Night Guys and girls coming together, buy-two-


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events musicians, playing everything from jazz to rock, as well as Latin and reggae. Free. 9.30pm. Salud (6402 5086)

get-two-free (classics, house wine, frozen special, local beer and mystery cocktail). 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613)

Open Mic Night All types of music welcome: original, covers, jazz, pop, folk ... anything goes! Free. 9pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

The Bookworm Pub Quiz Intellectually dominate all of your peers through six rounds of trivia. Drink prizes up for grabs all night. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)



Riverbank Cine Club Your favorite magazine (that would be us) have rounded up four films that remind us of home, and we’re sharing them with you. See Oct 3, 10, 17 and 24 for specifics. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

Open Jazz Jam Session The Wudaoying Hutong venue welcomes jazz musicians and fans to jam. Free. Time TBD. V.A. Cafe & Bar (5844 3638)



Gaelic Football Beijing GAA’s training session. Open to all. Free. 8pm. Si’de Park

Culinary Walking Tour Walk the streets and source the ingredients to make classic dishes. RMB 100, RMB 80 (members). 9-10.30am. The Hutong (6404 3355)

LIVING Life Drawing Club Meet fellow artists and draw some models. Beginners welcome but all attendees must register for the class. RMB 60, RMB 50 (members). 7.30-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Metaphysics Walks TCM expert Alex Tan takes you on a physical walk. That’s meta. Free. 8-10am. The Hutong (6404 3355)

TUESDAYS DINING Happy Tuesday Buy-one-get-one-free on snacks (11am4pm) and couscous (6-11pm). Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095) Steak Night Buy-one-get-one-free on Flamme’s house steak. Free. Flamme (6417 8608) Tuesday Half-Price All food at the Belgian eatery is half-price. 5-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

BARS & CLUBS Black Sun Quiz Night Testing times at Chaoyang Park West Gate. Free. 8.30pm. Black Sun (6593 6909) Game Night Play poker and mahjong tournaments for free drink prizes. Whiskeys also half-price from 8pm-midnight. Free. 8pm-late. Modernista (136 9142 5744) It’s Your Day! Every week, one name is chosen and on that Tuesday, those with that name can learn how to make cocktails and get a 50% off all orders. Just Salad (134 8871 3633) Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passion fruit and lychee martinis. Free. Mesh (6417 6688) Networking Night Make business contacts here. RMB 380 buys admission for four people, RMB 50 pays for any additional networkers. 10pmmidnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161) Stumble Inn Quiz Get along to the Village for the weekly quiz. Free. 8.30pm. Stumble Inn (6417 7794) Taco y Tequila Tuesdays All tacos and selected tequila shots at RMB

Metaphysics Walks See Mondays. 2-4pm.

Oct 1: In-Depth South Xinjiang

Classic camel caption ... One hump or two? [Stop clapping.] 20. 5-7pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Tightass Tuesdays Happy hour all day – and all of the night. Two-for-one drinks, two-for-one on ceviches if you get hungry. Free. Terra (6591 9148)

MUSIC Gypsy Jazz Jam Session The Hot Club of Beijing hosts the weekly jam. Free. 9pm. Salud (6402 5086) Live Music at Migas Everything from jazz to R&B, blues to reggae, as well as funk and soul, up on the terrace. Free. 9-11.30pm. Migas (5208 6061)

SPORT Aardvarks Rugby Training Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915) Beijing Devils Rugby training. Meet from 7pm at The Den (6592 6290) Mashup Dodgeball League Starts Oct 16, runs until early December. Relive highschool or Hollywood, depending on your dodgeball experience. Signup at Venue TBD.

EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Bike Tour Explore the hutongs by bike. No bike? No problem. They’ll have one for you there. RMB 210. Chihaner (5713 3232)

WEDNESDAYS DINING Bodega Fever Free-flow tapas. For an additional RMB 128, you can share a jug of sangria with friends. RMB 118. 6-10pm. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307) Curry Wednesday Three different curries to choose from. RMB 98. Village Cafe (6410 5210) It’s a Steak Out! Sirloin or rib-eye steak with a bowl of soup and a glass of house wine. RMB 180. Blue Frog (8561 2665) Wine and Dine

Free glass of wine with every three-course set dinner. Free. Terra (6591 9148)

BARS & CLUBS 100 Kuai Pitchers One red bill gets you a pitcher of ale. Why not? Free. 5pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) All You Can Drink Take advantage of Hidden Lounge’s night of excess. Guys pay RMB 100, while gals get in half-price. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Divas’ Wednesday With every purchase of a glass or bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Chandon Rose, the second glass or bottle is on the house. Free. 9pm-midnight. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Hutong School Nights Wind back the clock to your school days aided by RMB 20 Stella and mixed drinks. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Ladies’ Night Ladies drink free from a select list of drinks – sip your cocktail and enjoy a modeling show on the club’s runway. Price and time TBD. Suzie Wong (6500 3377)

EXPLORE Beijing Hikers Mid-week treks every week at different locations around Beijing. Prices vary by hike. See for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Dandelion Hiking Join for weekly excursions to the Wall or other locations. See for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Gubeikou Great Wall Hiking Get out of the city for a hike on this unrestored section of the Wall. RMB 420. Chihaner (5713 3232) Pedicab Hutong Family Visit, Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City Fill your day with a tour of Beijing’s alleyways plus visits to a traditional courtyard house, an herbal pharmacy and a porcelain museum. RMB 350, RMB 250 (kids 5-11). 9.30am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)


Lush Pub Quiz How many students does it take to change a light bulb? Come early for a seat. Winners take home a bottle of Jack Daniels. Free. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566)

Beef It As You Want Your choice of Prime Australian beef cuts with choice of sides and a glass of house red wine. RMB 288. 6-10pm. Scarlett, Hotel G Beijing (6552 2880)

Margaritas for Senoritas All ladies in the house who buy one margarita will get a second margarita free. Groups of four or more ladies get a plate of tostadas or a guacamole on the house. Free. 8-10pm. Q Mex (5620 3759)

Prime Rib Night Enjoy 250-day Australian Stockyard prime rib. RMB 260 (includes one beer or glass of wine). The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3617)

Martini Night Grey Goose martinis for RMB 70. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433)

MUSIC The Hot Club of Beijing The Hot Club play a regular ’20s swing dance party Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Live Music at Migas See Tuesdays. Live Music Session An ever-changing selection of talented

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Steak Thursday Enjoy tenderloin with a bowl of soup. RMB 148 (includes glass of house wine), RMB 108 (no wine). Village Café, The Opposite House (6410 5210) Sushi Lab Through Oct. Learn to make three signature sushi rolls designed by Alan Wong, from chefs trained by Wong himself. In Chinese with translation; reservations required. RMB 180. 5-6pm. Timezone 8 Sushi Bar (5762 6208)

BARS & CLUBS Beer Pong



events Win glory, the respect of the opposite sex, and a bottle of booze – all in one night. Free. 8pm. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240)

Mojito Hour Hot on the heels of the house happy hour is the 10 kuai mojito deal with “no skimping” on quality. RMB 10. 9-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

Champagne Night @ Xian Two-for-one on Moet by the glass or bottle all night long. Xian, East (8414 9810)

Under the Sky Open bar, live music, and BBQ, a fine way to spend your Saturday night. RMB 200 (open bar 9-11pm). 8pm-4am. 99 Degrees (6416 9971)

Girls’ Night Out Two free drinks for every lady. Price and time TBD. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108)


Gone With the Live Music Smooth tunes will play as you relax with signature cocktails and specially made canapés (RMB 168). Free. 5.30-10 .30pm. Rendez-Vous Bar & Lounge (6465 3388 ext 4225)

China Through Cinema This month’s theme is “difficult love.” Watch Lou Ye’s Suzhou River (Oct 6), Comrades, Almost a Love Story by Peter Chan (Oct 13), Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Three Times (Oct 20) and A Night Deeply Drunk on the Spring Breeze, also by Lou Ye (Oct 27). RMB 25. 7.30-9.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166; see Living directory)

Green Cap Quiz Night Where did she go? Free. 7.30pm. The Green Cap (186 1174 7939) Kro’s Quiz Night Anthony and Jim rock the trivia. Free. 8pm. Kro’s Nest, Xiaoyun Lu (8391 3131) Ladies Drink Free Exactly what the name of the event implies. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Ladies’ Night Half-price on all drinks between 5pm and midnight. Free. 5pm. Brussels (6591 9525) Ladies’ Night Free quaffing for ladies. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Lindemans Ladies’ Nights Buy two Lindemans Fruit Beers and get a free Belgian ice cream. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Mesh Cocktail Thursday Passionfruit and lychee martini two-forone until midnight every Thursday. Mesh (6410 5220) Over the Rainbow LGBT Night Quality drinks and music are promised at the city’s newest LGBT night. RMB 40 (includes one drink). 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra (6591 9148) Thrifty Thursdays Regular happy hour from 5-9pm, but from 9pm to midnight mixed drinks and cocktail of the day are just RMB 25. 5pm-minight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Thursday Night Fever Playing music from the ’80s and ’90s and bringing back some memories. Price and time TBD. Suzie Wong (6500 3377)

MUSIC Music Open Mic All comers welcome to take to the mic. Free. 9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

SPORT Aardvarks Rugby Training Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8.30pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915) Angels Basketball Wings not essential. Venue is located near the Temple of Heaven. RMB 80. 7pm. Contact to play. Beijing Devils See Tuesdays. Beijing Ladies Golf Play with the ladies at some of the best courses of the city. Email for more details. Expat Squash League



SPORT oct 2: Sichuan Jiuzhaigou We were promised pandas.

Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email to sign up. 6.30pm. Asia Pacific Building (near Ritan Park)

EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Bike Tour See Tuesdays. Beijing Countryside Experience Head off the farm for a lesson in dumplingmaking and working the land. RMB 420. Chihaner (5713 3232) Great Wall Mutianyu & Ming Tombs Tour Climb this less-commercialized section of the Great Wall, alight by cable car or toboggan, and visit the Ming Tombs in Changping. RMB 480, RMB 300 (kids under 12). 9am-6.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

FRIDAYS DINING Fish Fry Choose from breaded or beer-battered for one of the best fish ‘n’ chip deals in town. RMB 58. 5pm-late. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday Soup, fish ‘n’ chips and a dessert. RMB 88. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210) MEAT Me! Australian tenderloin features in this meatheavy buffet. RMB 328+15%, RMB 108 extra for free-flow house wine and Stella Artois. 6-11pm. Elements, Hilton Beijing (5865 5020) Seafood Grill Fridays Fresh spread of just-caught lobster, fish, crab and other underwater delights, plus the regular buffet. RMB 268+15%, RMB 398+15% (includes one lobster and access to seafood grill). 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388)

BARS & CLUBS Ladies Night All cocktails and mixed drinks, house specials and martinis are half price for ladies. While on the hour, every hour (after 9pm) all the ladies in the house get a shot drunker. Free. 9pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

Gone With the Live Music See Thursdays. Ladies Night Put on your favorite dress and heels and enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and special cocktails. Free. 9pm-midnight. Loong Bar (5908 8906) Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. Free. 5pm. Terra (6591 9148)

EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Night Tour See the city while others sleep. Free (bike rental RMB 30). 10pm. Cycle China (6402 5653)

SATURDAYS DINING Dim Sum Brunch All-you-can-eat dim sum. RMB 108+15%. 11am-2.30pm. Horizon, Kerry Centre Hotel (8565 2188) Feijoada Saturdays Start off your weekend with the traditional Brazilian stew. RMB 128. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Honzen’s Sushi Saturdays From Oct 6. Brunch for sushi fanatics. RMB 188+15%. 11am-3pm. Honzen, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4220) Mexican Saturdays Fresh tortilla wraps with meat, seafood and vegetable fillings, quesadillas, guacamole and margaritas. RMB 366+15%. 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) Seafood Dinner Buffet For those who are more surf than turf. RMB 518+15%. 6-10pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Taste Brazil: Feijoada Braised black beans, crispy pork crackling and ribs, spring greens, farofa and more. RMB 188 per person. SALT (6437 8457)

BARS & CLUBS Champagne Cocktails Special cocktails made from fruit purees, and 15% discounts on bottles of bubbly. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433)

Mashup Basketball League Starts Oct 20. Find out whether you have been hiding your talent like Jeremy Lin. Signup at Venue TBD. Mashup Flag Football League Join a team for Mashup’s friendlier form of football. 1-4pm. Ditan Stadium (info@ The Peloton Beijing Road Bike Cycling Club Road cycling for the serious and enthusiastic alike. Bikes are available for hire. To register, email Price TBD. 7am. Ride begins and ends at the TREK store near Chaoyang Park South Gate.

LIVING Culinary Walking Tour See Wednesdays. 12.30-2pm. Lez Party Beijing’s best lala party, with drinks specials for all. RMB 50 (includes drink). 9pm-late. Alfa (6413 0086)

SUNDAYS DINING 360° Champagne Brunch A fine spread, Mumm champagne and the best homemade ice cream in town. RMB 298-368+15%. 11.30am-3pm. 360°, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport (6458 8888) American Sunday Roast prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings. RMB 198+15%, RMB 98+15% extra for wine buffet. Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Barolo Family Sunday Fresh pasta and risotto, with classic Italian desserts and free-flow Italian wines. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) Bubbly Sundays Caviar, live seafood, make-your-own sushi rolls, teppanyaki ice cream and much more. RMB 398+15% (includes free flow of champagne), RMB 328+15% (free-flow wine and beer), RMB 168+15% (kids under 12), free (kids under 6). 11.30am-3pm. Senses, Westin Financial Street (6629 7810) Bubbalicious Free-flow champagne and Grand Marnier cocktails, an array of dishes and desserts, along with juice and smoothie stations. RMB 468+15% (includes free-flow champagne). 11.30am-3.30pm. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

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events A selection of sausages, lamb, steaks, ribs and grilled vegetables on the menu and Stella Artois on tap. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210)

Champagne Brunch Sundays don’t get better than Veuve Clicquot champagne with oysters, grilled meat, fresh cheese and luscious desserts. RMB 428-528+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis (6460 6688)

Weekend Brunch Omelets, poached eggs, scrambled eggs on rye toast, croissanwiches and waffles. Choose any dish and add a coffee for RMB 10. RMB 48. 9am-2pm. Colibri (6417 0808)

Dim Sum Feast Sunday All-you-can-eat dim sum, with Dom Perignon if you like. RMB 288+15% (two people), RMB 1,998+15% (two people, includes free-flow Dom Perignon). Qi, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666)

Tea at Tiananmen Enjoy a luxurious afternoon – nibble on an array of freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches, delectable cakes and pastries. RMB 138. 3.30-5.30pm. Capital M (6702 2727)

FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch Mumm Champagne on free-flow and a lip-smacking array of international gastronomy, including lobsters and assorted goodies brought direct to your table. RMB 458+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Vasco’s, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411 Grand CRU Brunch One of Beijing’s most indulgent Sunday brunches. Enjoy Beluga caviar, winter black truffle and live lobster. RMB 688+15% (includes free-flow champagne, wine and martinis), kids 6-12 half price. 11.30am-3pm. CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Beijing (5908 8995) ext 1628) Latin Brunch Enjoy a seafood platter and choose up to six dishes from a selection with Latin, European and Asian influences. RMB 288 (free-flow prosecco, red & white wine), RMB 228 (free-flow non-alcoholic drinks). Noon-4pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Luce Sunday Brunch Choose two, three or four courses of fresh, flavorful Italian cuisine. RMB 110-150. 11am-4pm. Luce (8402 4417) Mosto Brunch Add RMB 158 to the cost of your brunch for free-flow sparkling wine, house wines, Bellinis and mimosas. Noon-3pm. Mosto (5208 6030) pentabrunch Sunday Rehab The place to recover from your Saturday night shenanigans. Hearty comfort food, hangover cocktails and even ice packs at the ready – all at a great price. RMB 128. 11am- 3pm. pentahotel Beijing (6708 8118) S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch Order a la carte, and add RMB 200 for free-flow champagne. RMB 468+15%. 11am-4pm. S.T.A.Y., Shangri-La (6841 2211 ext 6727) SALT Bubbly Sundays Two- or three-course brunches. Pick from the wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or add RMB 150 for freeflow drinking. RMB 198 (two courses), RMB 228 (three courses). SALT (6437 8457) soFEASTication Brunch Boston lobster, tomahawk steak, fresh oysters and free-flow Taittinger. RMB 428488+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8908) Sunday Brunch New in town and a phenomenal value. Enjoy an appetizer buffet, limitless madeto-order entrees and desserts. Add RMB 70 for free-flow bubbly. RMB 388+15%. The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3630) Sunday Brunch One of the best champagne brunches in town relies on quality rather than quantity. RMB 428+15% per person (includes freeflow champagne). VIC, Sofitel (8599 6666) Sunday Brunch Bliss A feast of meats, seafood and luscious desserts. RMB 438+15% (includes champagne), RMB 348+15% (includes wine and draft beer). 11.30am-3.30pm. Asia Bistro, JW Marriott (5908 8995)

EXPLORE Beijing Hikers Choose from two Saturday and two Sunday treks to suit all levels. Prices vary by hike. See for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)

OCt 17: The Black Atlantic

These lads look like they’ll love sitting in a hutong. Sunday Lunch Buffet at Greenfish Appetizers from the buffet plus your choice of main course. RMB 218+15% (includes soft drinks, coffee and tea). 11.30am-2.30pm. Greenfish, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6990) Sweet Escape Lavish food and live jazz. RMB 348+15%, RMB 388+15% (unlimited Paulaner beer, and sparkling, red and white wines). 11.30am-3pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217) Ultimate Sunday Brunch The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet mean you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 268+15% (includes wine and beer), RMB 368+15% (includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot). 11.30am-3pm. BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital (5863 8223)

BARS & CLUBS Q Mex Pub Quiz The newest quiz night in town. See how it sizes up. Free. 5pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

SPORT The Beijing Bunch Rides Beijing Triathlon and Serk join forces for a ride open to anyone with a bike and a helmet. It also sounds like a cool gang. 6am. Serk (134 2647 4634) mashup Ultimate Frisbee Pickups Frisbee for all. It’s like the first day of college before everyone has a clique. RMB 50. Time TBD. Chaoyang Park East Gate (info@ Beijing Golfers Golf with fellow walk-spoilers. Prizes to be won for members. Details at golf@ Beijing Hockey Club Mixed-level field hockey for all. Pitch costs split. 11am-1pm. Sessions take place at Taiyuan Diplomatic Compound or Olympic Training Centre. Info at bjhockeyclub@ Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email to sign up. 7pm. Dongzhimen area

LIVING Metaphysics Walks See Mondays.

Survival Chinese Does your current level of Chinese make you fear for your life? This class guarantees survival. RMB 150, RMB 100 (if you bring a friend). 10pm-noon. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

WEEKENDS DINING Aroma Gourmet Brunch Boston lobster, Australian oysters, French foie gras, international cheeses and more. RMB 518+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Dim Sum Brunch More than 40 kinds of dim sum, plus a buffet of cold appetizers, congee and desserts, with free-flow tea. RMB 128+15%. 10.30am-2.30pm. Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing (6338 1999 ext 1726) Dim Sum Brunch Try out Yu’s new menu by indulging in their unlimited dim sum. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Yu, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8111) I Love Dim Sum All-you-can-eat dim sum and congee at wallet-friendly prices. RMB 99. Noon-2pm. Sun Palace, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing (6429 8888 ext 6332) Luxurious Brunch at Maison Boulud Pick and choose from an array of delectable courses. RMB 258 (four courses), RMB 218 (three courses), RMB 168 (two courses). 11am-4pm. Maison Boulud (6559 9200) Pizza and Pasta Mania Unlimited pizza and pasta. RMB 189+15% (includes free-flow beer and soft drinks). Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 6-10pm. Prego, Westin Financial Street (6629 7815) Seafood Fascination Fri-Sat. Indulge in seafood to ease yourself into the weekend. Dinner only. RMB 328+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Seafood Weekend Buffet Fri-Sat. Fresh oysters and an entire Boston lobster per diner. Dinner only. RMB 498+15%, RMB 199+15% (6-12 yrs). Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666 ext 6255) Weekend Barbeque

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Dandelion Hiking Join them for weekend excursions to the Wall or other locations. Saturday hikes and Sat-Sun camping trips available. See for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Fragrant Hills Bike Tour and Hike An advanced bike tour to see the changing leaves in the west of Beijing. RMB 250 (includes dinner and return van). 9am. Cycle China (6402 5653)

ONGOING DINING Asian Lobster Until Oct 15. Seasonal lobsters from throughout Asia in a variety of cooking methods. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Australian Beef All month. Try a 300g Australian short rib steak for RMB 168+15%, or a 200g beef fillet for RMB 198+15%. Salad buffet included. 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel (6437 6688 ext 1849) Barolo New Menu Mon-Sat. Don’t miss the squid ink tagliolini with Dungeness crab. 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) BBQ Buffet Dinner Thu-Sat. Hearty German dishes, with meat, seafood, salads and desserts. RMB 168+15% (includes beer). 6-9pm. Villa Castanea (6272 0130) Best Dishes of the Decade Oct 15-28. Their greatest hits list includes bak kut teh, braised lamb shank and veal picatta. Scene a Café, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 35) The Big Blue All month. Generous four-course lunch or dinner set menu with wine pairing options starting at an additional RMB 248. RMB 688+15%. Le Pré Lenotre, Sofitel (8599 6666 ext 6528) Bollywood Dance Thu-Sun. Belly-baring performances to enjoy during dinner. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) and The Place (6587 2999) Boston Lobster Delights Oct 1-31. Whether you like your lobster wok-fried in chilli sauce, baked with ginger and leek or oven-roasted with glass noodles and XO sauce, you’re set. Dragon



events Palace, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)

at all three locations. Taj Pavilion (6505 5866)

Cepe Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Three courses, with a fine selection of antipasti and main courses. RMB 328+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Cepe, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6996)

Tasting Menu All month. Taste what their new chef can do. RMB 600+15%, RMB 1,000+15% (with paired wines). Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36) Tea Amo Oct 1-31. Choose up to five of your favorite leaves to enjoy. RMB 178 (2 persons). 3-5pm. Crystal Bar & Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6629 6660, 6601 6666)

Chef’s Menu All month. Six-course tasting menu from Chef Daniel Urdaneta. RMB 338, RMB 458 (includes free-flow sparkling and house wines). Modo (6415 7207) Degustation with Michelin Chef Daniel Chambon Until Oct 8. Eight courses featuring foie gras pot au feu, duck confit and peach melba with thyme ice cream. RMB 999+10%, RMB 1,299+10% (with wine pairings). Brasserie Flo (6595 5135) Dim Sum Menu at Chynna All month. New housemade dim sum offerings like crispy shrimp rice rolls and fresh almond tea give you more reasons to visit this revamped restaurant. Chynna, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411) Dumpling Deluge All month. Both classics and new dim sum dishes available for a la carte or all-you-can-eat. RMB 108+15% (set menu). 11.30am-2pm. Choy’s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888/8320) Feast Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Choose a main course, then go wild with the fabulous buffet selection. RMB 138+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Feast Dinner Buffet Mon-Thu. New buffet restaurant Feast showcases one of Beijing’s most lavish dinner spreads for a less-lavish price. RMB 288+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Feast on Hairy Crab Oct 15-Nov 30. Get the hairy guys from Yangcheng Lake a la carte or as part of a set menu. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Free Beer and Wine All month. For anyone ordering off the menu at their newest location. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) Free Bruschetta Sampler All month. Buy any bottle of wine and receive a sampling plate of their delicious bruschettas. Bar Veloce (6586 1006) Fresh Seafood Festival October 1-31. Feast on all things seafood, from Yangcheng Lake’s hairy crabs to crab roe xiaolongbao, steamed codfish and saucy razor clams. Chynna, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8818 ext 8411) Ganges All-You-Can Eat Lunch Buffet Tue-Thu. Gorge on butter chicken and naan. Only available at The Place and Dongzhimenwai branches. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges (6587 2999, 6417 0900) Hairy Crabs Return Oct 1-Nov 30. Our favorite hirsute crustaceans are back, at both Qi and Cepe. RMB 288-750. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6629 6660) Hairy Crab Season Oct 15-Nov 15. Enjoy them whole or in a quartet of hairy crab-based dishes. RMB 228+15% (whole male crab), RMB 198+15% (whole female crab). Grand Millennium Beijing (8587 6888 ext 3013) Happy Mid-Autumn Festival All month. A mix of traditional flavors with



Tomahawk All month. Get your teeth into an enormous, 30cm-long slab of 70-dayold grain-fed beef. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

OCT 27: Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Back when they had gathered no moss. new ones like French cherry, rose lover and coffee chocolate hazelnut. RMB 238418. Sofitel Wanda Beijing (6581 9917)

Mon-Fri. Indian and Pakistani curries, vegetable dishes and more. Noon-2.30pm. Mughal’s (6638 2160)

Hungry for Hummus? Mon-Fri. Middle Eastern favorite Rumi offers a lunch buffet featuring many of their most popular menu items. RMB 88. 11.30am-2.30pm. Rumi (8454 3838)

Oktoberfest Beijing 2012 Oct 12-28. Hearty German cuisine, jugs of beer and the sights and sounds of the Munich Showgirls and Münchner Sinfoniker. 6-11pm. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)

Indian Buffet Mon-Fri. One of the best deals in town, with free masala tea if you mention the Beijinger. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) It’s Crab Time of the Year Oct 22-Nov 30. Enjoy a special menu celebrating hairy crab season, including crab steamed with huadiao wine. Summer Palace, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 34) Italian Wines at Aria Oct 1-31. Take a trip through Italy by enjoying the traditional varieties of wine from each of its regions. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36) Kempinski 20 Years Anniversary Wine All month. Celebrate 20 years with two newly created anniversary wines: one Pinot Noir, one Riesling. Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217) Lots of Lobster Until Oct 31. Fresh lobster paired with Australian fine wines. 11.30am-2.30pm (Mon-Fri), 5.30-10.30pm (Sat-Sun). Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Lunch Express For a great lunch deal, choose from set meals at any of their four restaurants: Cantonese at Yue, Japanese at Miyabi, Italian at Bene and international cuisine at Feast. RMB 98. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Modo Happy Hour Dinner Set All month. The perfect excuse to have an early dinner. RMB 148 (2 courses), RMB 168 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Modo (6415 7207) Mooncake Cupcakes Until Oct 14. Non-traditionalists can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with black sesame, red bean, pineapple and date cupcakes. Colibri (6417 0808) Mosto at 6 All month. Dine alfresco as the sun sets over Nali Patio. RMB 218 (2 courses), RMB 258 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Mosto (5208 6030) Mughal’s Buffet Lunch

Pop-Up Menu Until Oct 7. Food and drink specials to go with bamboo installations and film screenings for Beijing Design Week. Sip Taittinger out of a Baccarat Vega glass for RMB 88. Noon-late. Capital M (6702 2727) Red Afternoon Tea All month. Strawberry cheesecake, raspberry tarts and red chocolate pralines help you blend in with the falling leaves. RMB 298+15%. The Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37) SALT Autumn Days Mon-Fri. Sample their seasonal menu, and add RMB 30 to your set lunch for a glass of wine or beer. RMB 118 (two courses), RMB 138 (three courses). Noon-3pm. SALT (6437 8457) SALTastation All month. Five courses paired with New and Old World wines. This fall, enjoy restaurateur Gaby’s emphasis on wild game and produce. RMB 568 (food and wine), RMB 368 (food only). SALT (6437 8457) Seasoning All-Day Dining International Buffet All month. Enjoy fish, scallops, lamb chops, chicken and beef hot off the grill, along with other international options. RMB 198+15%. 6-9.30pm. Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square (6473 3333 ext 6310) Simply Dim Sum All month. Endless samples for dim sum lovers. RMB 118+15% (per person, weekdays), RMB 218+15% (two people, weekends). 11.30am-2pm. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Station-to-Station All month. Sixteen fresh gourmet stations, each with its own specialization: foie gras, seafood, rotisserie, Chinese barbecue, dim sum and more. RMB 288+15%, RMB 158+15% (kids under 12). 6-10pm. Jing, The Peninsula Beijing (8516 2888) Tandoori Bar-B-Q Festival Oct 5-21. Grilled items not on the usual menu will be flying out of the tandoor ovens, so get your naan ready. Available

Ven Pronto All month. A bargain four-course set menu for early diners – as long as you finish by 7.30pm. Reservations essential. RMB 248. Agua (5208 6188) Vino & Tostas Mon-Fri. Free special toast tapas with purchase of any bottle of wine. Noon10 .30pm. Niajo (5208 6052) Wine Ritual All month. Unwind in sophisticated surroundings with free-flowing wines and cocktails. Canapes and snacks also provided. RMB 198+15%. 5.30-7pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Hotel (6460 6688 ext 2360) Wine Tasting Classes All month. Learn how to taste wines like the experts, and get your Wine & Spirit Education Trust certification. Class fees for each of the three levels include all study materials, exam fees, and of course, wines. Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting (5960 4050, Ya Yuan Roast Duck All month. An excellent duck spread, with crisp skin, moist, savory flesh and thin but toothsome pancakes. RMB 268+15% (6 servings), RMB 188+15% (single serving). Horizon, Kerry Hotel (8529 2188) Yum Cha Dim Sum All month. All-you-can-eat dim sum. No service charge. RMB 98. 11.30am-2pm. Yue, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Yummy Yum Cha All month. Start your day off in proper Cantonese style with unlimited dim sum delicacies. RMB 108+15%. 7-10am. Jewel, Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7820)

BARS & CLUBS Absinthe Green Hour Up to 25% discount on their absinthe selection Free. 6-8pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Aria Bar Cool Summer Cocktails Countless reasons for drinking cool cocktails, such as the Mint and Cucumber Martini, the Cloudy Bay Cocktail and the Grand Marnier Sour. Prices starting at RMB 80. Aria Bar (6505 2266 ext 36) Beijing Sling at Writers Bar Get Raffles’ iconic “Beijing Sling” cocktail for RMB 60 between 6-8pm. Writers Bar (6526 3388) Brenda Vaughn Performs The lady shows off her pipes. Free. Time TBD. CJW (6587 1222) Cigars and Mojitos Enjoy the finer things in life with a wide

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events selection of cigars, paired with the perfect summertime drink. Free. 5pmmidnight. Cigar Lounge (6460 6688 ext 2709)

Yu Xiao: Nursery Rhymes Until Nov 18. Her photos point to this Shandong native’s childhood, but with a sharp, futuristic edge. Free. 798 Photo Gallery (6438 1784, 5978 9188)

Class of ’92 Cocktails Turn back the clock to 1992 with new signature cocktails to celebrate 20 years of Kempinski Hotel Beijing, everyday at 8.20pm. Rendez-vous Bar and Lounge (6465 3388 ext 4225)

Yung Ho Chang: Material-ism Sep 30-Dec 2. China’s first international architect turns the Great Hall into a modern hutong, with each subspace reflecting an area of his practice. RMB 10, Free (Thu). UCCA (8459 9269)

Crazy Hour Mon-Fri. Tsingtao RMB 10 and mojitos. RMB 25. 6-7pm. The Black Sun (6593 6909)

Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics Until Jan 6. The story of China’s porcelain capturing minds, hearts and pocketbooks in Europe, told through the finest pieces from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Part of the UK Now Festival. Free. National Museum of China (6512 8910)

Dreamy Cosmopolitan Until Oct 31. Work your way through Mix’s selection of cosmopolitans with live jazz and 50% off. Free. 5-9pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Loong Bar Happy Hour 50% off drinks. 5.30-9pm. Loong Bar (5908 8520) Mojito Twist Unwind with soothing live jazz from vocalist Sunny Daye and enjoy 50% off the Mojito of the Day. Free. 5-9pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) One for One Happy Hour Buy-one-get-one-free on all standard drinks, every day of the week between 6am-7pm. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307) Paulaner “Biergarten” Beer and BBQ to finish off your perfect day. Free. 11am-1am. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4212) Premier League at Black Sun Watch, cheer, and drink beer throughout the week. Free. Time TBD. Black Sun (6593 6909) Radlers Bavarian “radlers” were created in the Alps for hikers and cyclists seeking refreshment. Try Paulaner draft or weissbier mixed with a variety of fruit juices and sodas. Price TBD. 11am-1am. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4212) Summer Cocktails Bringing you special cocktails to cool your summer: St. Regis Martini, Daiquiri, and the signature Great Wall Bloody Mary. Free. 8.30am-12.30am. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Beijing (6460 6688 ext 2361) Wine Ritual In-residence guests are invited to explore a world of refined wines and cocktails. RMB 198. 5.30-7.30pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Beijing (6460 6688 ext 2361) Xiu Hour Mon-Thu. It’s buy-one-get-one-free on selected drinks. Free. 6-9pm. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108)

MUSIC Regi Brown Tue-Sat. The sassy jazz vocalist returns for autumn. Free. 8.30pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8000)

ARTS & CULTURE Modern Sky 15th Anniversary Exhibit Sep 29-Oct 6. View the Chinese indie label’s most striking album covers and artwork throughout the years. Free. RAWR (no tel) Che Photographer Until Oct 10. See the world through Che Guevara’s eyes in this sweeping exhibit of 232 photographs captured by the revolutionary himself. Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663)

STYLE all month: Yu Xiao – Nursery Rhymes Was this taken on the rides at Chaoyang Park? Diego Zuelli: A Retrospective Sep 30-Oct 14. The Italian video, photography and 3-D graphic artist takes up residency in Beijing for a month. Free. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252) Emerging Artists from the Affordable Art Fair 2012 Until Oct 15. Red Gate’s director Brian Wallace chooses the most promising pieces from this year’s AAF. Free. Red Gate Gallery (6525 1005) Ru Xiaofan Solo Exhibition: Exhale Until Oct 15. Ru’s plant people manage to be both beautiful and disturbing. Free. Dialogue Space (5876 9392) Feng Qian: Beauty in Mirror Until Oct 15. Feng Qian describes and circumscribes beauty through her cartoonish portraits. Free. Artist Village Gallery (6959 8343) Public Art Tour: Parkview Green Until Oct 21. View the largest collection of Dali sculptures outside of Spain plus a sizeable collection of Chinese contemporary art in Beijing’s greenest building yet. Every weekend and all week for the October holiday. Register for one of three sessions at the visitor’s center on LG2. For more info, visit Free. 11am, 2pm, 4pm. Parkview Green (6500 5511) Li Dafang: Throw-Back – Lin Zhan’s Messy Growth Until Oct 21. Paintings, portraits and mixed media installations in this very personal and mature solo exhibit. Free. Galerie Urs Meile (6433 3393) Re-History: Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition Until Oct 21. A who’s who of China’s hottest contemporary artists will be participating in this show, including Yue Minjun, Fang Lijun, Chen Wenling and more. Free. G-Dot Art Space (6057 3345) Drama: Soul Kitchen Until Oct 28 (no shows on Oct 8-9, 15-16, 22). Scriptwriter Fei Ming takes us into a “kitchen” where souls are produced by a head TV writer and his intern. Chinese with English subtitles. Reserve at RMB 60-180 (15% off Tue-Thu except for student tickets). 7.45pm. Penghao Theatre (6400 6472) Feng Mengbo: Not Too Late Until Oct 28. The beloved “video game” artist continues his exploration of painting. Free. Chambers Fine Art (5127 3298)

Nordox 2012 Documentary Photography Exhibition Oct 20-30. The Nordic documentary festival’s accompanying photo exhibit returns this year with a focus on Nordic photojournalism. Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663) Film Festival: Nordox 2012 Oct 20-31. The yearly Nordic documentary festival is back, with a film about Norwegian pop art icon Hariton Pushwagner, another about the psychological trauma experienced by Danish troops in Afghanistan and more. Check out nordox. cn for screening schedules. Free. UCCA (8459 9269) Zhu Yeqing: Buddha’s Boogie Until Nov 2. Zhu’s black-and-white landscape paintings achieve a ghostly, skeletal effect. Free. Egg Gallery (6432 8089) Words We Have Learned Since 9-11 Oct 13-Nov 3. Los Angeles-based visual artist Clayton Campbell started this participatory photo project in 2004, and this marks its first entry into China (see p40). Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663) Kan Xuan: Millet Mound Until Nov 10. Kan’s stop-motion photography of historic burial sites fuses past and present. RMB 10, free (Thu). UCCA (8459 9269) He Xiangyu Until Nov 11. No title, no details save a miniature silicone self-sculpture and a promise that the artist is turning himself into a viewer. Free. White Space Beijing (8456 2054) Yang Jian: Simple Mechanical Until Nov 11. Video and installation art focusing on themes of elapsed time and destruction. Free. White Space Beijing (8456 2054) Hiroyuki Togashi: View with Tibetan Winds Oct 13-Nov 15. A Tibetan-themed photography exhibit by the Japanese photographer and former Beijing resident. Free. Modernista (136 9142 5744; see Nightlife directory) Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners: From the House to the City Until Nov 18. A well-produced architecture exhibit featuring the work of a prominent, socially conscious British firm. Free. 9am-5pm (Tue-Sun). Capital Museum (6337 0491/2)

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Beijing Design Week Sep 28-Oct 6. It’s back and bigger than ever. Split over three hubs – Dashilar, 751 D-Park and Coachangdi – BJDW consists of exhibitions, installations and pop-up shops. Highlights include the Beijing Design Fair (751 D-Park), Shanzhai Biennal (Caochangdi) and Augmented Virtual Reality History Walk (Dashilar). Free. Various venues. See for full information.

SPORT China Open Sep 29-Oct 7. The cream of the WTA – and Novak Djokovic – contest Beijing’s number one tennis tournament. Tickets at RMB 30-1,680. National Tennis Center ClubFootball Men’s 5-a-side Leagues All month. Players and teams welcome for all 12 divisions on weeknights. Register by calling 5130 6893/4/5/6, or email play@ More info at www.

LIVING Black Sesame Cooking Class Scheduled classes every Tue, Thu and Sat or private classes at your convenience. This month’s topics include knife skills, back-to-basics, Sichuan and Imperial dishes. RMB 300. 10am-1pm for scheduled classes. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) The Chinese Kitchen All month. If you want to cook it, The Hutong will teach you how. Their range of workshops covers the basics (the essentials, knife skills), regional specialties (Beijing, Sichuan, Cantonese, Hunan, dim sum, ethnic minority cuisine), doughbased treats (dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, pancakes, baozi) and other categories (vegetarian, street food, TCM cooking, contemporary Chinese cuisine). Morning, afternoon and evening classes available. For the full schedule, see www. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). The Hutong (6404 3355) Golden Week Yoga Oct 3-6. A 16-hour Vinyasa workshop spread over four days led by Dee Rawlins and Victor Chau. RMB 1, 500 (four days), RMB 500 (per day). 9am-1.15pm. International Friendship Garden

EXPLORE Hutong Exploration by Bicycle Investigate Beijing on two wheels. Offered daily, but reservations required. RMB 150. 1pm. Cycle China (6402 5653)



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DINING P72 // NIGHTLIFE P78 // STYLE P80 // ARTS & CULTURE P81 // SPORTS P82 // LIVING P82 // EXPLORE P84 DINING Dining Directory Index 360 Casual Dining – Buffets 4corners – Southeast Asian 1001 Nights – Middle Eastern A Chun Jia – Dumplings A Food Affaire – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Afunti – Xinjiang & Muslim Agua – Spanish Ahava Bistro + Cafe – American Aili Bakery – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Aimo Town – Yunnan Alameda – Contemporary International Alba – Cafes & Teahouses Alio Olio – Italian Annie’s – Italian Aria – European Aroma – Buffets Asia Bistro – Buffets The Astor Grill – Steakhouses Avocado Tree – Central and South American Baozi Pu – Shanxi & Shaanxi Barolo – Italian Bei – Japanese Beijing Cook – Shanghai Bene – Italian Bianyifang – Beijing Duck Biteapitta – Middle Eastern BLCU Xinjiang Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim BLD Cafe – Buffet Blue Frog – American The Bookworm – Cafes & Teahouses Boucherie Francaise Chez Gerarde – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Brasserie Flo – French Brazillian Churrascos – Central & South American Cafe Cha – Buffets Cafe de la Poste – French Cafe Noir – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe on the 6 – Buffets Cafe O2 – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe Swiss – European Cafe Zarah – Cafes & Teahouses Capital M – European Carmen – Spanish CBD International Cuisine – Buffets CCSweets – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Cedar’s – Middle Eastern Celestial Court – Cantonese Cepe – Italian Chef Too – American Chez Julien – French China Grill – Contemporary International Choy’s Seafood – Cantonese Chynna – Contemporary Chinese Citrus Restaurant – Buffets City Wall Bistro – Buffets Colibri Cafe – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Compass Grill - Contemporary International Comptoirs de France – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Crepanini – French Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant – Xinjiang and Muslim CRU Steakhouse – Steakhouses The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill – Steakhouses Da Dong Roast Duck – Beijing Duck Daccapo, The Regent Beijing – Italian Daily Treats – Bakeries, Delis And Candy Dali Courtyard – Yunnan Dali Renjia – Yunnan Danieli’s – Italian Dareen Coffee – Middle Eastern Di – Cantonese Dianke Dianlai – Yunnan Din Tai Fung – Dumplings Dragon Palace – Cantonese Duck de Chine – Beijing Duck East 33 – Buffets Eatalia – Italian El Nido Bistro – European Element Fresh – American Elements – Cantonese Ellingen Brauhaus – German Enoterra – European



Essence – Buffets Exchange – Cafes & Teahouses Fatburger – American Feast – Buffets Feast (Food by EAST) - Contemporary International Flamme International Grill – Steakhouses Fook Lam Moon – Cantonese Fratelli Fresh – Italian Fuel – Contemporary International Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Garden Court – Buffets Golden Peacock Dai Ethnic Flavour – Yunnan Grand Cafe – Buffets Grandma’s Kitchen – American Grange Grill – Steakhouses Green Bites Dumpling Bar – Dumplings Greenfish – Buffets The Grill – Steakhouses Grill 79 – Contemporary International Grinders – American Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory – Pizza Haidilao Hot Pot – Hot Pot Hatsune – Japanese Hawka – Southeast Asian Hengshan Hui – Cantonese Hercules – Cafes & Teahouses Home Plate Bar-B-Que – American Honzen – Japanese Horizon – Cantonese Huanghe Shui Shaanxi Mianguan – Shaanxi Huang Ting – Cantonese Hujiang Xiangmanlou – Shanghai IFW – Contemporary Chinese In & Out – Yunnan Invincible Ramen – Japanese Italian Trattoria – Italian Jaan – French Jade Garden – Shanghai Jewel – Cantonese Jing – Buffets Kagen – Japanese Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kerry’s Kitchen – Buffets Kerry’s Pantry – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Khajuraho – Indian/Pakistani Khatoon - Middle Eastern Kranzler’s – Buffets The Kro’s Nest – Pizza Kura Kura – Japanese La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing – Italian La Pizza – Pizza Lao Nong Tang Restaurant – Shanghai Lau Pa Sak – Southeast Asian Le Cabernet – French Le Fromager de Pekin – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Le Petit Gourmand – French Le Pre Lenotre – French The Library, Hilton Wangfujing – Cafes and Teahouses Little Yunnan – Yunnan Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) – Cafes and Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium Beijing) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street) – Cafes and Teahouses Lollipop Bakery – Bakeries, Delis and Candy Long Xingsheng Snack Shop – Xinjiang and Muslim Lost Heaven – Yunnan Luce – Italian Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill – Central and South American Luga’s Villa – Central and South American Lunar 8 – Fusion Made in China – Beijing Duck Maison Boulud – French Malacca Legend – Southeast Asian Mei Mansion – Shanghai Mei Wei Zhai – Shanghai

Meiming’r Shengjian – Shanghai Middle 8th Restaurant – Yunnan Migas Restaurant & Lounge – Spanish Milly’s Cakes – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Ming Court – Cantonese Miyabi - Japanese Modo – Contemporary International Moment Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Monsoon – Buffets Morel’s – European Mosto – Contemporary International My China – Beijing Nadaman, China World Summit Wing – Japanese Nanjing Impressions – Jiangsu Niajo – Spanish Nishimura – Japanese No Name Restaurant – Yunnan Noble Court – Cantonese Nola – American Noodle Bar (1949–The Hidden City) – Beijing Noodle Bar (pentahotel) – Beijing Nyonya Kitchen – Southeast Asian Obentos – Japanese Olé Spanish Restaurant – Spanish One East – American Orient Kitchen – Contemporary Chinese Park Side Bar & Grill – European Paulaner Brauhaus – German The Pavillion Grill – European Pekotan – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Pita O Pie Grill – Middle Eastern Pizza by LMPlus – Pizza Prego – Italian Punjabi Indian Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar – Thai Q Mex – Central and South American Qi – Cantonese Rainbow – Yunnan Red Capital Residence – Cafes & Teahouses Red Orange – Buffet Remote City – Yunnan Renaissance Cafe – Buffet Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge, Kempinski Beijing – Cafes and Teahouses Ri Chang – Cantonese The Roadhouse at Mutianyu – Beijing RoomBeijing – Contemporary International Rug Bagel & Café – Cafés and Teahouses Rumi – Middle Eastern The Saddle Cantina – Central and South American SALT – Contemporary International San Yang Cai – Sichuan Sanlitun Noodle Bar – Sichuan Scarlett – Contemporary International Scene a Café – European Schindler’s Anlegestelle (Schindler’s Docking Station) – German Scott’s Family Restaurants - Italian Seasonal Tastes – Buffets Seasoning - Buffets Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) – Buffets Senses (Westin Beijing) – Buffets Shanghai Flavor – Shanghai

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American Ahava Bistro + Cafe Daily 10am-11pm. 17 Huixin East Street (Near UIBE West Gate) South Side of Yinghua Hotel, Chaoyang District. (13521055392) 爱哈 瓦西式小厨, 朝阳区惠新东街17号(对外经济贸 易大学西门对面樱花宾馆南侧)

Blue Frog 1) Daily 10am-late. 167, 1/F, Indigo, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0017,; 2) Daily 10am-late. 1/F, Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (8561 2665, info@bluefrog.; 3) Daily 10am-late. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, info@bluefrog. 蓝蛙, 1) 朝阳 区颐堤港店酒仙桥路18号1层167号; 2) 朝阳区三 丰北里悠唐生活广场1号楼1层; 3) 朝阳区三里屯 北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30

Chef Too Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, 5-10pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (north of Block 8), Chaoyang District. (6591 8676) 美西西餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路枣 营南里小区东门南侧

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Element Fresh American salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more. Popular weekend brunch menu. Voted “Best American,” “Best Brunch (Affordable),” “Best Sandwiches,” “Outstanding Family-Friendly Restaurant,“ and “Outstanding Vegetarian“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058); 2) The Sanlitun location is closed for renovation from July 16 to the end of September. Usual hours: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318) 新元素, 1) 朝阳区将太路6号; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼833单元

Sizzler Enjoy unlimited trips to the salad bar along with steaks, seafood, ribs and other grilled treats at this American chain. 1) Daily 11am-9pm. 2/F, Jiamao Shopping Mall, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6471 3876); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 0399); 3) Daily 11am9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6315); 4) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6532 0475); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Anzhen Hualian Department Store, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District. (6441 9996) 时时乐, 1) 朝阳区望京广顺北大街嘉茂购物中心二层; 2) 崇 文区崇文门外大街18号 国瑞城购物中心 B1-30; 3) 东城区东方新天地1区地铁层食通天大街FF16 商铺; 4) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国际俱乐部 旁边); 5) 朝阳区安贞西里华联商厦2层

Switch! Cafe 10am-9pm. 1/F, No 1 Bldg, 6 Xiangjiang Lu, Chaoyang District. (137 1878 0944) 朝阳 区香江路6号(观唐广场)1号楼1层

Texan Bar and Grill Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Metropark Lido Hotel, Jichang Lu, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6688 ext 1971/1975) 德克萨斯扒房, 朝阳 区机场路将台路丽都大酒店1层

Fatburger American diner serving lean Australian beef burgers, freshly ground daily and cooked to order. Burgers are accompanied by fries or homemade onion rings and hot wings. Voted “Outstanding Burger“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am9pm. B1/F, Bldg C, Gemdale Plaza, 91 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8571 2797, jwu@,; 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 7789,,; 3) Daily 11am-9pm. 1-LB01 The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (in the same building as Tavola and Starbucks, across the street and 300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878,, 1) 朝阳区建国 路91号金地中心C座B1楼; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸商城B1楼; 3) 朝阳区东方东路19号亮 马桥外交公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺

Grandma’s Kitchen 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 47-2 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 2790); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 28 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 9452); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou Shopping Mall, Haidian District. (6266 6105); 4) Daily 7.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6503 2893); 5) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 3055/3056) 祖母厨房, 1) 东城区南池子

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) www. Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路 14号贵友大厦正北200米

Union Bar & Grille Mon-Fri 11am-11pm,SatSun 11am-12pm. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9117) 优年美式餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯路19号 三里屯Village6号楼3层S6-31

Bakeries, Delis & candy A Food Affaire Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 1114) 朝阳区幸福一村西里5号绿叶子食品店

Aili Bakery 7.30am-10pm. 2105-2121 Soho Shangdu, North Tower, Bldg 1, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5869 9400) 爱的礼 物, 朝阳区东大桥路8号SOHO尚都北塔1楼 2105-2121室

Boucherie Francaise Chez Gerarde Daily 10am-9pm. 40 Jianchang Hutong (east of the Yonghe Villas, just south of the Yongkang Hutong intersection), Dongcheng District. (6415 0118) 东城区东城区简厂胡同40号 CCSweets Daily 10am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6973) 喜喜饼,朝阳朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼109

Colibri Cafe Daily 10am-10pm. LG51, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 0808) 蜂鸟, 朝阳区三里屯路11号 三里屯Village北区地下1层

大街47-2号; 2) 东城区北新桥石雀胡同28号; 3) 海淀区五道口购物中心5层; 4) 朝阳区建国门 外秀水南街甲11号(友谊商店后面); 5) 朝阳区东 三环中路39号建外SohoB座1-2层

Daily Treats Daily 6.30am-8pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区

体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

Made in China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9608) 长安一号, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场北 京东方君悦大酒店1层

Utopia Chinese Restaurant Daily 11am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 4/F Novotel Beijing Xinqiao, 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Dongcheng District. (6513 3366 ext 2401/2402) 蓬莱阁中餐厅, 东城 区崇文门西大街1号北京新侨诺富特饭店4层

Buffets 360 Casual Dining Daily 24hrs. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) 朝阳区首都机场3号航站希尔顿酒店

Aroma Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8161) 香溢, 朝阳区华贸中心建国 路甲83号丽思卡尔顿酒店

凯宾美食廊, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店1层

Kerry’s Pantry 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 华路1号

Le Fromager De Pekin Lollipop Bakery Reserve 24 hrs in advance. Also available at Crepanini, Fisheye Café, and Secrets From Africa. (135 5277 2683, www.lollipopbakery. cn 朝阳区可百尼尼,鱼眼咖啡和亦有售 Milly's Cakes Custom cakes, sweets and all-day brunch in a clean, relaxing space. Nali Patio C308,Sanlitun North Street Chaoyang District 三里屯路81号那里花园C308 朝阳区 Neighborhood: Sanlitun 三里屯 Hours: 11am10pm Daily Phone: 5208 6071 Pekotan Daily 7am-10pm. Store 21-22, Bldg 12, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6605) 配口堂, 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街6号新城国际12号楼21-22号

Pita O Pie Grill 7 Guanghua Lu (near Xiushui 2), Chaoyang District. (136 8111 8043) 朝阳区光 华路7号(近秀水2号)

The Sweet Spot Daily 9am-11.30pm. EB118, B1/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0885) 朝阳区建国门外


Beijing Bistro 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪 酒店2层

BLD Cafe All day dining with international breakfast, business buffet lunch and an extensive a la carte menu. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8223) 朝阳区东三环中路61号 北京富力万丽酒店

Cafe Cha Daily 6-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2715) 咖啡 Cha, 海淀区紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店

Café on the 6 Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town, 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6688) 慕尼黑啤 酒屋, 北京朝阳悠唐皇冠假日朝阳区三丰北里3号 (钱柜KTV对面)

CBD International Cuisine Daily 6.30am-11pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心北京 千禧大酒店

The Swiss Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288 ext 2127) 东城区潮阳门北大

Citrus Restaurant Daily 24hrs (buffet 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm). Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (lobby west side), 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Chongwen District. (6513 3366 ext 2001) 春晓西餐厅, 崇文区崇文门西大街1号北京




BEIJING My China Daily 11.30am-10pm. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6450 4889, 6458 8888 ext 8901) 腾香居, 朝阳区首都机场3 号航站希尔顿酒店

Noodle Bar (1949 – The Hidden City) Daily 11am-10pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 1949) 面吧, 朝阳区工

Beijing Duck Bianyifang Daily 11am-9.30pm. for locations. Comptoirs de France 1) Daily 8.30am-9pm. Stalls 1 & 2, 1/F, Silk Market (east side), 8 Xiushui

Duck De Chine Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 1949, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District (6501 8881) 朝阳区工

Asia Bistro Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建

儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村12号


金宝街金宝大厦5层; 2) 东城区东四十条甲22号 南新仓国际大厦1~2楼; 3) 朝阳区团结湖北口3 号楼东三环路


The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. 12 Mutianyu Village, Huairou District. (6162 6506) www.roadhouseatmutianyu.com大路馆

Nola Daily 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水

District. (8522 1234); 2) 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (5169 0329); 3) 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6582 2892/4003) 北京大董烤鸭店, 1) 东城区

Kempi Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5741)

Noodle Bar (pentahotel) 7am-11.30pm. 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区崇文门外大街3-18号

垒美国餐, 朝阳区霄云路35号院(东三环北路,过 霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一个路口右转)


秀水大厦东区一层1,2号; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号北 京和睦家医院店; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京和睦 家医院2店; 4) 朝阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓 商业5号楼1层; 5) 朝阳区幸福村中路55-1号; 6) 朝阳区来广营东路5号2楼东侧; 7) 东城区东直门 外大街35号东湖俱乐部1层; 8) 朝阳区日坛北路 4号; 9) 顺义区裕翔路99号天竺镇欧陆广场L111 室; 10) 朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心15号楼102

体北路4号院 (盈科中心南面)

Home Plate Bar-B-Que Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (5128 5584, 本

One East Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5030) 东方路一号, 朝

Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (5169 9298); 2) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Daily 7am-8.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 1, Chaoyang District. (5927 7597); 3) Daily 7am-8.30pm. (opening soon) Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 2, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District.; 4) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, Bldg 5, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7645); 5) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 55-1, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6416 2853); 6) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 2/F Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2347); 7) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6461 1525); 8) Daily 7am8.30pm. 4 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8562 3355); 9) Daily 7am-8.30pm. L-111, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6309); 10) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5480) 法派, 1) 朝阳区秀水东街8号

Da Dong Roast Duck Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng

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City Wall Bistro Daily 6am-11am,noonmidnight. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8255) 城墙小馆, 东城区建国门南大街7号 北京万豪酒店

East 33 Daily 6.30am-10.30pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchangan Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 5171) 东三十三, 东城区 东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

Elements Daily 6-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5020) 元素 阁, 朝阳区东方路1号希尔顿酒店2层

Essence Daily 24hrs. Lobby level of Crowne Plaza Beijing, 48 Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District. (6513 3388 ext 3) 西餐厅, 东城区王府井大街48号国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店内

Feast Great lunch and dinner buffet options with sushi, roast chicken, steak, dim sum and more. Sunday brunch offers lobster and free-flow champagne. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城 区北三环路36号

Garden Court Daily 6-10am,11.30am-2pm,611pm. St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2340) 景苑咖



DIRECTORY Sun 9am-4pm,5-10pm. Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu (intersection of Xiaoyun Qiao and Fangyuan Xilu near Upper East Side), Chaoyang District (5907 8406) 朝阳

啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店

Grand Cafe Daily 24hrs (buffet 6.30-10 .30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm). Grand Hyatt, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3628) 凯菲

区东四环北路2号(霄云桥和芳园西十字路口)北京 上东盛贸饭店 2-3 层

厅, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场东方君悦大酒店

Yao Chi Daily 11am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888)

Greenfish Daily 6.30am-11pm. The RitzCarlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6255) 四季汇, 西城区金城坊东街1号北

瑶池中餐厅, 朝阳区东三环中路7号

Yu Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 83A Jianguo Lu (inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel), Chaoyang District. (5908 8111) 玉, 朝阳区建国路甲83号


Jing Daily 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888 ext 6714) 京,

Yue Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号


Kranzler’s Daily 6am-midnight. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388 ext 4222) 朝阳区亮马桥路50

ZEN Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5918) 西城区金融



Kerry’s Kitchen 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光

Zen5es Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8121)


Monsoon Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5916) 季候风, 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店 Red Orange Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6328) 红橙, 新云南皇冠假日酒店1层,


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Chaoyang District. (8437 1334) 粤秀轩中餐厅,




Renaissance Cafe 6am-midnight. Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext.3121) 朝阳区朝阳区

Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) 1/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266) 朝阳区建国门外

Dragon Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4217) 龙苑中

霄云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店


餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层

Senses (Westin Beijing) Daily 6.3010.30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7810) 味, 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融

Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888 ext 3011) 朝阳区东三环中路7号

Fook Lam Moon Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6411) 福临门,朝阳区建国门外大


Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Langfang, Bldg A, Wanda Plaza, 50 Xinhua Lu, Guangyang District, Langfang, Hebei province (+316 555 9999 ext 6001, 逸咖 啡, 河北省廊坊市广阳区新华路50号万达广场A座 廊坊万达希尔顿逸林酒店

Seasonal Tastes Daily 6.30-10.30am, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8102) 朝阳区东三环北路 7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店2层

Seasoning Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square, Bldg 3, 6 Futong Dongdajie, Chaoyang District. (6473 3333 ext 6310) 朝阳区通东大街6号院3号 Vasco’s Daily 6.30-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王 府井酒店5层

VIC Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, SatSun 6-10.30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) VIC国际美食, 朝阳区建国路93号万 达广场C座6层

Cafes & teahouses Alba Daily 8am-2am. 70 Gulou Dongdajie (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6407 3730) 东城区鼓楼东大街70号 Cafe Noir Daily 6.30am-midnight. Traders Upper East Hotel, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8888) 朝阳区东四环北路2号上 东盛贸酒店

Cafe O2 Daily 6am-11pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1345) 朝阳区北辰西路8号

Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼,北京 北辰洲际酒店

Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Financial Street) 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6601 6666)


Huang Ting Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. B2/F, The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing Jie, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6707) 凰庭, 东城区王府井大街金鱼胡

Red Capital Residence Daily 10am-midnight. 9 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District. (8403 5308) 新红资客栈, 东城区东四六条9号 Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮 马桥路50号

Rug Bagel & Café Tue-Sun 11.30am-10pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park) Chaoyang District (8550 2722) 朝阳区朝阳公园 南路丽水嘉园4号楼(朝阳公园南门对面)

Unconditional Love Coffee Daily 8ammidnight. Today Art Museum, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5826 3652, 朝阳区朝阳区百 子湾路32号苹果社区今日美术馆往东100米

Village Cafe Daily 24hrs. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5210) 朝阳区三里屯路 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层

Wagas Daily 8am-10.30pm. S833, Bldg 8, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5829) 沃歌斯, 朝阳区 三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼S8-33

Zest M-F, 7am-7pm. Bldg 2, 3A Sanlitun Xi Liujie, Chaoyang District. (6531 3492) 朝阳区三

Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店1层

Celestial Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2460 or 2462) 天宝阁, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京

Hercules Daily 11am-midnight. 1) Bldg 1, Indigo Shopping Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6415 0299) 1)朝

Choy’s Seafood Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 2/F, Marriott Beijing Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 采



Horizon Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Shangri-La’s Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 41) 海天阁,


里屯西六街甲3 2号楼

The Library Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District.

Hengshan Hui Daily 1 0.30am-11.30pm. 1/F, Kerry EAS Logistics Building (entrance at back of building), 21 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (6466 1211) 朝阳区霄云路21号嘉里大通附楼1楼

Moment Cafe Daily noon-10pm. B1-525, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0724) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho B1-525

Cafe Zarah Daily 9.30am-midnight. 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 9807) 东城区鼓楼东大街42号

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Di Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu,


Jewel Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7820) 金城阁, 西城区金 融大街乙9号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Ming Court Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 1 Er Jing Road, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport. Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 明阁, 朝阳区首都机场二经路1号朗豪酒店 Noble Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, SatSun 10.30am-2.30pm; daily 5.30-10pm. B1/F, Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3822) 悦庭, 东城区东长安街1号东方广 场北京东方君悦大酒店地下1层

Qi Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) 金阁, 西城区金城坊东街1号金融街丽思 卡顿酒店2层

Ri Chang Daily 11am-3am. 72 Dongdan Beidajie, at the corner of Waijiaobu Hutong, Dongcheng District (6525 1783) 东城区东单北 大街72号外交部口内

Sui Yuan Daily 11.30am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. 3/F, Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing, 168 Guang’anmenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6338 1888) 宣 武区广安门外大街168号

Sun Palace Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010pm. 4/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6332) 太阳宫 中餐厅, 新云南皇冠假日酒店4层, 朝阳区东北三 环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Tang Palace Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (6513 1288) 东城区东

Central & South American Avocado Tree Daily 11.30am-9.30pm.. 37 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (133 9172 9760) 油梨树, 朝阳区霄云路37号院( 东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一 个路口右转)

Brazillian Churrascos Daily 11.30am-2 .30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 2288) 朝阳区北四环中路8号五洲皇冠假 日酒店1层

Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 0827, 1/F, Bldg 8, Jianwai Soho, Henghui Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0820) 朝阳区 朝阳区恒惠东路建外Soho8号楼1层0827号

Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-3am. 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) 朝阳区三里屯北街7号3.3 购物中心后

The Saddle Cantina Daily 11am-late. Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (5208 6005) 朝阳区 三里屯北路81号北京那里花园内西侧二层小楼

TERRA Cevicheria and bar by the team behind SALT. Offering contemporary Peruvian cuisine and innovative cocktails. Tue-Sun 11am-1am. 1 Sanlitun Nan Lu, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (6591 9148) 朝阳区三里屯 南路1号

Q Mex 5620 3759. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (under Kro’s Nest), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (下乌巢)

Contemporary Chinese Chynna Daily 10.30am-2pm.5.30-11pm. 5/F Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城 区王府井希尔顿酒店王府井东街8号

Green T. House Daily 11am-11pm. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8310, 6552 8311) 紫云轩, 朝阳区工体西路6号

IFW Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am10pm. B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1568) 悦食悦香, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街2号 北京银泰中心悦·生活地下1层

My China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店2层 Orient Kitchen 1) 10am-11pm. 3 Jinrong Jie (Across from the Financial Street Shopping Center), Xicheng District. (6622 0072); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. S4-31, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4070) 小城知味, 1) 西城区金融街3号,金融街 购物中心对面; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区4号楼S4-31

Wish Daily 11.30am-midnight. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Lido Garden (700m east of Xiaoyun Qiao on the Eastern Fourth Ring Road), Chaoyang District. (6438 1118/8883, 133 0112 2787 (English Service), zhuyunyun@wutong-wish. com) 梧桐, 朝阳区 芳园西路6号东四环霄云桥东700米路北丽都花 园南门


Wu Li Xiang Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm,Sat-

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men Pedestrian Street, Chongwen District. (6702 2727) 崇文区前门步行街2号3层 El Nido Bistro 64 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. 东城 区东城区方家胡同64号

Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室

Morel’s Mon-Sat 11.30am-1am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, northwest corner of Chunxiu Lu), Dongcheng District. (6416 8802) 东城区莫劳龙玺西餐, 工 体北路春秀路西北角工人体育馆北门对面

Alameda Contemporary fine dining with a Brazilian twist. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8084) 朝阳区 三里屯北街

China Grill Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2 .30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 66/F, Park Hyatt Hotel, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 北京亮, 朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏

Brasserie Flo Owned by the powerful Flo Group, and now a Beijing institution. French classics include the onion soup and profiteroles. Voted “Best French (Affordable)” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 5135) 北京福楼餐

Sherpa’s Daily 9.30am-10.30pm (40 0600 6209)

Dumplings A Chun Jia Daily 7am-10pm. Unit B (inside KFC), New World City, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 1088) 阿春家蟹黄鲍


Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-late. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 东城区雍和宫大街58号

鱼生煎包, 朝阳区建国路88号SOHO现代城B座 (近KFC)


Chez Julien B12 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝阳

Compass Grill Daily 5.30-11pm. Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都

Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555) 园景, 朝阳区将


Feast (Food by EAST) Daily 6am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm. 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, www. 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北


Jaan Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8500 4186, 6526 3388 ext 4186) 家安,

Fuel Daily 11am-late. 1/F, Langham Place, 1 Erjing Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 朝阳区首都机场




Modo Modern wine bar serving well over a dozen wines by the glass, as well as small plates of tasty contemporary European cuisine. Also features Enomatic wine dispensers to allow people to explore different wines. Voted “Best New Retaurant (Non-Chinese)“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. SunThu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10.30pm. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 7207) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区3楼

Mosto Inventive, exciting contemporary food with a South American touch. Voted “Best Business Lunch,” “Best Steak,” “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese),“ “Outstanding For a Romantic Meal“ and “Outstanding Steak“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6030) 摸石头, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那 里花园3层

Le Cabernet Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6512 8833 ext 7621) 卡 本妮法餐厅, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同3号诺富特 和平宾馆

Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they’re famous around the world. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9 .30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 3) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536); 4) B1-1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6615 9028) 鼎泰丰, 1) 海淀 区中关村大街40号当代商城7层; 2) 朝阳区新源 西里中街24号; 3) 朝阳区建国路87号华贸中心新 光天地6层; 4) 西城区西单北大街133号君太百 货地下1层及1层

Green Bites Dumpling Bar Healthy steamed dumplings & slow-cooked soup delivered to your door. Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. Unit 5-106, 1/F, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0475) 绿盒子蒸饺,朝 阳区工体北路三里屯Soho 1层5-106室

European Aria Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; Sat-Sun 5.30-10pm. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 38, 6505 3318) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号中国大饭店二层

Café Swiss Daily 6:30am-10pm. Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288) 东城区潮阳门北大街2号 Capital M Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, 2 Qian-

Le Petit Gourmand Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www.lepetitigourmand. 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层 The Pavillion Grill Steaks, an abundance of seafood and antipasti-style openers are among the hallmarks of this fine dining restaurant from Chef William Bolton. There’s a good wine selection, and the bar offers a well-considered cocktail list combining classic drinks and the venue’s own appealing signatures. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am11pm. Gongti Xilu (opposite west gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6551 6680) 朝阳区工体西路(工体西门对面)

Scene a Cafe Daily 6am-1am. China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 35) 咖啡苑, 朝阳区建国 门外大街1号中国大饭店

Taverna Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 8882, 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (盈科中心南面)

Temple Restaurant Beijing Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 11.30am-2 .30pm. 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District (8400 2232)东城区沙滩北 街嵩祝寺23号

The Vineleaf Daily (closed Tuesdays) 11.30am-2.45pm, 6-10.15pm. 9 Jianchang Hutong (east of Yonghe Villas), Dongcheng District (6407 6308) 东城区箭厂胡同9号(近五 道营胡同))

SALT Innovative restaurant in a fresh modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” and “Outstanding Steak” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sun Brunch noon4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) 盐, 朝 阳区将台西路9号2层(珀丽酒店西边)

Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) 朝阳区工

Crepanini Sun-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Unit A110, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5208 6092/93) 可 百尼尼, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园1层酒 吧街对面


Grill 79 Mon-Thu & Sun noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 79/F, China World Summit Wing, China World Trade Center Phase 3, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6424) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街1号国


Vineyard Cafe Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 7961) 葡萄院儿, 东 城区五道营胡同31号

Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181)

Le Pré Lenôtre Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座6层 Maison Boulud Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, 6-10.30pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 9200) 布鲁宫法餐 厅, 东城区前门东大街23号

S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) Simple, communal-style French food by a Michelin Chef. Tue-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8882 6727) 海淀区紫竹院路29号北京香 格里拉饭店新阁一层

Fusion Lunar 8 Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3618) 朝阳区建国门外大街,永安东里8号

German Ellingen Brauhaus Daily 11am-2am. B114B115, Financial Street Shopping mall, Xicheng District Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐 厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

Schindler’s Anlegestelle (Schindler’s Docking Station) Daily 11am-late. 10 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (6463 1108) 申德勒码头餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯北小街10号

作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京饭店莱 佛士一层

South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube Restaurant daily 9am10pm. Bakery daily 7am-10pm. 27 Haoyun Jie (Lucky Street), 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0201) 德南面包房, 朝阳区枣营路

YellowStone Restaurant & Bar Daily 9am-1am. Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou, Bldg 28, 8 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6481 7000) 黄玉石, 朝阳区北辰东路8

Villa Castanea Daily 11am-10pm. 266 Wan’an Donglu, Pu‘an Dian, Haidian District. (6272 0130; 6272 0131) 七叶香山, 海淀区万安东

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“Outstanding Italian (High-End)“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2 .30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 2/F, The Grand Summit, Section B, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Mansion, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 5068) 塔沃拉意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东方东路19号

Hot Pot Haidilao Hot Pot 1) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 2982); 2) Daily 24hrs. 7/F, New Wedding Shopping Center, 109 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6617 4063); 3) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (8463 9300) 海底捞火锅, 1) 朝阳区白家庄路甲


Trattoria La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅,朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店

2号; 2) 西城区西单北大街109号婚庆大楼7层; 3) 朝阳区惠新东街甲2号北奥大厦3层


Va Piano Daily 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1360) 朝阳区北辰西路8号北京北辰洲

Huaiyang Summer Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Lobby, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 34) 夏宫中餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1




Bei Daily 5.30-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5230) 北, 朝阳区三里

Wumingju Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. 32 Zaoying Beili, Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6502 1568) 无名居,朝阳区麦子店街枣营北



Hatsune Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 3939); 2) S8-30 (Opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3939)

Indian/Pakistani Ganges Indian Restaurant Daily 11am-11pm. 1) Stall 202, 2/F, Bldg 1, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu Chaoyang District (6416 0181); 2) 6/F, Wudaokou U-Center, Chengfu Lu Haidian District (6262 7944); 3) 2/F, Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie Chaoyang District (6417 0900); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu Chaoyang District (6587 2999); 5) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu Chaoyang District. (5135 8353) 恒河印度餐厅, 1)工体北路13号世

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Eenie, meenie, miny ... Sean Kingston will have to do. District. (8522 1789) 迪卡博意大利餐厅, 东城区 金宝街99号北京丽晶酒店2层 Danieli’s Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2441) 丹尼艾丽意大利餐厅, 朝阳区建

贸百货1号楼2层202 朝阳区; 2)成府路五道口 U-Center6层 海淀区五道口; 3) 东直门外大街 28号爱尔兰酒吧2层 朝阳区东直门外; 4) 光华 路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A 朝阳区世贸天街新 城国际; 5) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓底商 5号 朝阳区丽都

Khajuraho Taking inspiration from ancient town of Khajuraho, this brand-new Sanlitun Soho restaurant serves healthy Indian food. Daily 11.30am-10.30pm. 1122-1-2, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (8527 0464) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯soho1号楼 1122-1-2

Punjabi Indian Restaurant Daily 11.15am11.15pm. C-8, 2/F, Lucky Street, Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0221/23) 本杰比, 朝阳区朝阳公园路好运街2 楼C-8号

Tadka Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝 The Taj Pavilion Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 3238); 2) China Overseas Plaza, Chaoyang District. (136 9302 8663); 3) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Shoudu Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6436 7678, 6437 6688 ext 3811) 泰姬楼印度

利餐厅, 1) 朝阳区瑞赛大厦商务楼一层(北京雅 诗阁服务公寓对面); 2) 朝阳区望京街8号利星行 广场奔驰展厅2层; 3) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋 光华国际AB座1楼(近新城国际/世贸天阶); 4) 朝阳区工体东路丙2号中国红街大厦3号楼105室; 5) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城西门; 6) 朝阳 区朝阳公园西路(朝阳公园西门); 7) 朝阳区来 广营东路5号京西学校对面; 8) 朝阳区神路街39 号日坛公园北门对面日坛上街2-3-93号; 9) 朝 阳区酒仙桥将台路商业街

餐厅, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆时尚购 物中心L222室; 2) 朝阳区国贸往西北中海广 场; 3) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽都假日酒店 广场缤纷廊3层

Barolo Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8151, 巴

The Tandoor Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.3010.30pm. 1/F, Zhaolong Hotel, 2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6597 2211, 6597 2299 ext 2112) 天都里印度餐厅, 朝阳区工体北路2号兆

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Italian Alio Olio West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6594 0938) 朝阳区朝阳 公园西门



Invincible Ramen Daily 11am-10.30pm. 32 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6467 7688) 无 敌家 浜骨汤创作面坊, 朝阳区霄云路32号

Kagen Daily 10.30am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. B1/F, Bldg C, Heqiao Dasha, 8 Guanghua Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6583 6830) 火源,

Fratelli Fresh Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 1/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8203) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路61 号北京富力万丽酒店1层

Italian Trattoria 5:30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Bldg 4, Chaoyang District. (8437 1360) 朝阳区北辰西路 8号院4号楼,北京北辰洲际酒店

La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马 桥路50号

Luce Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4417) 路溪, 东城区旧鼓 楼大街138号

Prego Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7815) 意大利餐厅, 西城区金融大街乙9 号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Scott’s Family Italian Cuisine and Bar 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 28 Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomen Wai (near the Friendship Store), Chaoyang District. (5285 4988); 2) Daily 10.30am-11pm. 41 Xingfu Lu (250m south of Dongzhimenwai in the alley west of Paddy O’Shea’s), Chaoyang District. (6416 0600) 1) 朝 阳区建国门外秀水南街28号(近友谊商店); 2) 朝 阳区幸福41路号


Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550) 藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101

Miyabi Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号 Nadaman Daily 11.30am-2pm, 2.30-10pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6407) 滩万日餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国 贸大酒店4楼

Nishimura Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2719) 西村餐厅, 海淀区 紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店2层

Obentos 106/107, Bdg 9, Central Park, Chaoyang District. (6597 0085/0223) www. 朝阳区新城国际,9号楼 106/107 铺

Timezone 8 Sushi Bar Daily 11.30am-11 .30pm. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu (across from the UCCA), 798 Art District, Dashanzi, Chaoyang District. (5762 6208, artbeijing798@gmail. com) 东八时区创作日本料理, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4 号,798工厂院内,尤伦斯艺术中心对面

Yotsuba 1) Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Next to Bldg 2, Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie (near Xindong Lu), Chaoyang District. (6467 1837); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. 2/F, Bldg 8, Lakeview Place, Dragon Bay Villa, Shayu Huanlu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8042 2284) 四叶, 1) 朝阳区新源西里中街2号楼旁(近新东路); 2) 顺义区后沙峪镇沙峪环路8号楼2层

Jiangsu Nanjing Impressions Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 4/F, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8405 9777) 南京大排挡, 朝阳区工体北 路13号世茂百货4楼

Mediterranean Sureño Daily noon-3.30pm, 6-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5240) 朝阳区 三里屯路11号三里屯Village瑜舍地下1层

Cepe Daily 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 6996) 意味轩, 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金融街 丽思卡顿酒店大堂



Bene Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号

Daccapo Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng

Honzen Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳

Eatalia Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1) 18 Xilou Gang (next door to XP at southwest corner of Di’anmen Xidajie and Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. (6401 3263); 2) 10-12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Haidian District. (151 1026 2017) 1) 西 城区西楼巷18号(近秋栗香); 2) 海淀区华清嘉 园10-12号

Annie’s Voted “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant” and “Best Italian (Affordable)” in our 2012 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 1/F Ruisai Business Building (opposite Ascott Beijing), Chaoyang District. (6568 5890); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F Daimler Tower, 8 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (8476 0398); 3) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Tower AB, The Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua International), 10 Jintong Xilu (near Central Park/The Place), Chaoyang District.; 4) 105, Bldg 3, China View, 2C Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1469); 5) Daily 11am-11pm. West Gate of Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 8366); 6) Daily 11am-11pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (next to Chaoyang Park West Gate), Chaoyang District. (6591 1931); 7) Daily 11am-11pm. Across from Western Academy Beijing, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4768); 8) 11am-11pm. Unit 2-3-93, Ritan Highlife, (opposite north gate of Ritan Park), 39 Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (8569 3031); 9) Daily 11am-11pm. Jiuxianqiao, Jiangtai Lu, Shangye Jie, Chaoyang District. (6436 3735) 安妮意大

隐泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲8号和乔大厦 C座2层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南 区8号楼S8-30

Middle Eastern Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Voted

1001 Nights Daily 11am-2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4050) 夜, 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面 Biteapitta Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6467

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DIRECTORY 2961) 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里2层 Cedar’s West side of Yashow Market, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6417 9048) 松树咖啡, 朝阳区雅秀市场西边 Dareen Coffee Daily 7am-midnight. 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 0557) 达 琳咖啡, 朝阳区三里屯路29号

Khatoon Persian restaurant serving hearty, traditional fare. Daily 11am-4pm, 6-11pm. North side of Waijiao Apartments, 1 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1071, 8532 5335) 朝阳区新东路1号

(400 820 9777); 7) Rm 402, 4/F U-Town Phase 2, 7 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 8) 28 Zhanlanguan Lu, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777) 小南国, 1) 朝阳区工体北路8号 三里屯SOHO一栋3楼; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3 号都汇天地商场4层401-A号铺; 3) 东城区东直 门南大街1号北京来福士购物中心5楼04-05号铺; 4) 东城区王府井大街东方新天地广场地下一层 CC18号铺; 5) 西城区金融大街17号中国人寿中 心3楼301; 6) 东城区金宝街89号金宝大厦2楼; 7) 朝阳区三丰北里7号悠唐广场二期4层402室; 8) 西城区展览馆路28号

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Baozi Pu Daily 6.30am-9pm. 108 Gulou Dongdajie (at the entrance to Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (no tel) 包子铺, 东 城区鼓楼东大街108号

Huanghe Shui Shaanxi Mianguan Daily 24 hours. 1) 24 Meishuguan Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (6404 4526); 2) 6 Workers’ Stadium East Gate (inside the east gate on the north side of the stadium), Chaoyang District. (5842 6260) 黄河水陕西面馆, 1) 东城区美术馆东街甲

(6505 0376) 娘惹厨房, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸商城B1楼

Spanish Agua 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里 花园4层

Carmen Daily 11am-2am. Beside Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8038) 朝阳区三里屯北街81号(哪里花园边)

Ole Spanish Restaurant Sun-Wed 11ammidnight, Thu 11am-2am, Fri- Sat 11am-4am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (next to Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (6595 9677) 朝阳区

娃, 东城区美术馆东街21号(三联书店对面)

Rumi Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 入迷, 朝 阳区工体北路甲1号

Turkish Mum Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 3 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8532 3979) 土 耳其妈妈, 朝阳区工体北路3号

Pizza Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory 1) Daily 11am-11pm. Bldg. 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1404/1370); 2) Daily 11am-11pm.Shop 2, Hairun International Apartments, corner Jiangtai Lu and Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5135 8557) 叫板!比萨 1) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街3号楼; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓(将台路和方园 西路的十字路口)

The Kro’s Nest 1) Daily 10-2am (kitchen closes 11pm). Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (8523 6655); 2) Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sun 101am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8391 3131) 乌巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (卡利宾拉 丁舞俱乐部对面); 2) 朝阳区霄云路35号

La Pizza Daily 10.30am-3pm, 6-11pm. SA-48, Bldg 3, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6106); 2) 1/F, 3.3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5136 5582) 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区3号楼 SA-48; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路33号3.3服装 大厦西北角底商

Pizza by LMPlus Daily 11am-11pm. Unit 111, Tower 11, Central Park, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0108) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼111号

SEAFOOD Starfish Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (opposite Canadian embassy), Chaoyang District (6416 9838)朝阳

Sichuan San Yang Cai Daily 24hrs. North Gate of Workers’ Stadium (beside Latte), 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 3499; 6552 6499) 三样菜, 朝阳区工体北路8号工人体育 场北门

Sanlitun Noodle Bar 1) Bldg 2 (across from Tongli Studios), Sanlitun Bar Street, Chaoyang District. (6415 8098); 2) Unit 5007, 5/F (next to Lily Nails), 3.3 Shopping Mall, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5136 5108) 三里屯面馆, 1) 朝阳区三里屯3.3后门临街居民楼2楼(同里对面); 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路3.3商场5楼5007室

Transit Daily 6-10pm. N4-36, Sanlintun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9090) 渡金湖, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village北区N4-36号

Xiongdi Chuancai 1) 9.30 - 3am. 162 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (8402 5686); 2) 9.30 - 1am. 121 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (6405 6681) 兄弟川菜, 1) 东城区东城区东直门内大街162号; 2) 东城区东 城区鼓楼东大街121号(北锣鼓巷口)

Southeast Asian 4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie), Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号(烟袋斜街西口附近)

Hawka Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District (5811 8888 ext 8266) 东城区建国门南大街7号

Switch! Grill Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Regent Land, 66 Gongti Beilu (east of the Swissotel), Chaoyang District. (6553 5691) 朝阳区工体北路 66号瑞士公寓西侧1层



Migas Restaurant & Lounge 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

Niajo Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6052) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那 里花园3层

24号; 2) 朝阳区工人体育场东门内6号看台北侧

Xiao Shaan Wa Daily 24 hours. 21 Meishuguan Dongjie (across from Sanlian Book Store), Dongcheng District. (6402 9799) 小陕

open kitchen and live entertainment, this restaurant serves 250-day, grain-fed Australian Angus steaks, charcoal grilled to perfection. There’s also a fantastic wine selection, and some incredible desserts. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5921) 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店

Steakhouses The Astor Grill Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm; daily 6-10pm. 3/F, St. Regis Hotel Apartments, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2637) 艾斯特扒房, 朝阳区建国 门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店公寓3层

CRU Steakhouse Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8530) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心JW万 豪酒店2层

The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill The main menu features a wide selection of prime imported beef, market-fresh seafood and poultry roasted to perfection. Tue-Sat 6-11pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3630) 刃, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里8

Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Thai cuisine served amongst purple hues. Books, coffee and Wi-Fi create the perfect atmosphere for a lazy afternoon. Voted “Best Thai” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11 .30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium (behind ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. (6413 0899) 紫苏庭, 朝阳区工体北门对 面胡同工商银行后


Flamme International Grill This stylish two-floor bar and grill features American steaks. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese)“ and “Outstanding Steak“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-midnight. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝 阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4-33室

Grange Grill Mon-Fri 11.30-3pm (lunch), daily 5.30-11pm (dinner). 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂 北京威斯汀大饭店

The Grill Steaks and seafood grilled on an open flame with a Scandinavian twist, with Chinese dishes also available. Daily 3-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. (5922 3440) 朝 阳区北三环东路甲6号,北京皇家大饭店

Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar With an

Thai Express Convenience and speed are the essence here, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Strengths lie in their simpler curries and a commendable Pad Thai. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (next to the International Club) (8532-1073) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国 际俱乐部旁边)


Lau Pa Sak Daily 11am-11pm. Xindong Lu (opposite Canadian Embassy), Chaoyang District (6417 0952) 朝阳区新东路加拿大使馆对面


Shanghai Jade Garden Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 6, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 8688) 苏浙汇, 朝阳区朝外大街 吉庆里6号楼

Meiming'r Shengjian 1) Daily 8am-8pm.. Rm 1356, 1/F, Bldg 13, Jianwai Soho west area, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Gulou Xidajie (near Ganlu Hutong), Xicheng District. (8408 3133) 没名儿 生煎, 1) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho1356 号; 2) 西城区鼓楼西大街 (近甘露胡同)

Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) 1) 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 2) Stall 401-A, 4/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 3) 5/F, Raffles City Beijing Shopping Center, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 4) Stall CC16, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 5) Rm 301, 3/F, China Life Center, 17 Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777); 6) 2/F, Jinbao Plaza, 89 Jingbao Jie, Dongcheng District.

Malacca Legend Elaborate Malaysian restaurant boasts serene water views (Luoma Lake location) and zesty Southeast Asian cuisine. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 1/F Building B, Ocean International Center, 58 East 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 0075); 2) On the banks of Luoma lake, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 8902) 马六甲传奇, 1) 朝阳区朝 阳区东四环路58号远洋国际中心B座1层; 2) 顺义 区后沙峪镇罗马湖畔

Nyonya Kitchen B1/F (near the Line 10 Subway entrance), China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.

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The Veggie Table Award-winning, fresh, safe, and sustainable vegan cuisine using high-quality ingredients. New seasonal organic menu to go along with old favorites. Try the organic mixed salad, organic pakora, and organic vegan chocolate cake. 25% off on all cake and drinks after 10pm (Sun-Thu). Wed-Mon 11am-11pm. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6446 2073) 吃素的, 东城

Cheers The cheapest wine store in town. Unit 102, Door 6, 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 2935) 朝阳区三里


China Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 65/F, Park Hyatt, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号


Chill Café Bar Daily 2pm-2am. 2 Andingmennei Xidajie (50m west from southwest corner of Andingmen Qiao), Dongcheng District. 东城区安定门内西大街2号 (安定门桥西南边往西走50米)

Xinjiang AND muslim Afunti Daily 10.30am-11pm. 166 Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6527 2288, 6525 1071) 阿凡提, 东城区朝内大街166号

Cigar Lounge, St. Regis Beijing Daily 4.30pm-1am. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688 ext 2709) 建国门

BLCU Xinjiang Restaurant 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. 北京语言大学新疆饭馆, 海淀

外大街21号, 朝阳区

CJW Daily 11.30am-2am. L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1222)


雪茄爵士酒吧, 朝阳区世贸天阶 L-137 光华 路9号

Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant Daily 11am-11.30pm. 16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6400 5281) 弯弯的月亮,

Crystal Bar & Lounge Daily 7.30am1am. Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Jie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6231) 西城区金城坊东


Long Xingsheng Snack Shop Daily 5.30am-9pm. 19 Ya’er Hutong (near Yinding Qiao), Houhai, Xicheng District. (8403 1024) 隆 兴盛名优小吃, 西城区西城区后海鸦儿胡同19号 (近银锭桥)

Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Daily 11am-10 .30pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆 伊斯兰饭庄, 西城区三里河路7号

Xinjiang Red Rose Daily 10.30am-11pm. Inside 7 Xingfu Yicun alley, opposite Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Chaoyang District. (6415 5741) 新疆红玫瑰餐厅, 朝阳区工人体育场北门对 面幸福一村7巷内

Yunnan Aimo Town Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg G, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 1725) 埃蒙小镇, 东 城区方家胡同46号艺术园区 (国子监南临) G座

Dali Courtyard Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大理, 东城区 鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同67号

Dali Renjia Daily 10.30am-11pm. Baochao Hutong (100m north of Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (158 1039 2366) 大理人 家, 东城区东城区宝钞胡同80号(鼓楼东大街往 北走100米)

Dianke Dianlai Daily 11am-11pm. 8 Dafangjia Hutong (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6512 0930) 滇客滇来, 东 城区大方家胡同8号(朝阳门地铁站南)

Golden Peacock Dai Ethnic Flavour Daily 11am-9.15pm. 16 Minzu Daxue Beilu, Weigongcun, Haidian District. (6893 2030) 金 孔雀傣家风味餐厅, 海淀区魏公村民族大学北 路16号楼

In & Out Daily 11am-10pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8454 0086/6467 5235) 一坐一忘, 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号 Little Yunnan Daily 11am-midnight. 28 Donghuangchenggen Beijie, Dongcheng District. (6401 9498, 小云南, 东城区


oct 7: The Fence Collective

How will The Pictish Trail get the sheep into MAO Livehouse?

蹴鞠北京, 东城区细管胡同28号

11.30pm. Zhongba Lou, Sanlitun Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0629); 2) Daily 11am10.30pm. R17, Zhongguancun Pedestrian Mall, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1728) 中八楼, 1) 朝阳区三里屯中街中 八楼; 2) 海淀区中关村大街15号中关村广场步 行街R17

No Name Restaurant Daily 10.30am-2am. 1 Dajinsi Hutong, Xicheng District. (8328 3061) 无名云南餐吧, 西城区大金丝胡同1号

Rainbow Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 5/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6425) 彩云天, 新云南 皇冠假日酒店5层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳 宫桥东北角

South Silk Road 1) 1/F, 58 bldg, Worker’s Stadium (near the west gate), Chaoyang District. (8580 4287); 2) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 2-3/F, North Bldg 4, Area 2, Anhuili, Chaoyang District. (6481 3261); 3) Daily 10.30am-10pm. 5/F, APM Mall, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6526 8401); 4) Daily 11am-10.30pm. 3/F, Bldg D, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 4286) 茶马古道, 1) 朝阳区工人体育场58栋1楼(工体西门); 2) 朝阳 区安慧里2区4号北楼3层; 3) 东城区王府井大街 新东安广场5层; 4) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代 城D座3层会所

Southern Barbarian Daily 11am-11pm. 107 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6401 3318) 南蛮子, 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同107号 Yunteng Shifu Daily 11am-10pm (Hall 2), 11.30am-1.30pm, 5.30-10pm (Hall 1). Yunnan Provincial Government Office, 7 Donghuashi Beili Dongqu, Chongwen District. (6711 3322 ext 7105) 云腾宾馆食府, 崇文区东花市北里 东区7号



bars & clubs 2 Kolegas 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. (6436 8998, 两个好朋友, 朝阳区亮马桥 路21号(燕莎桥往东1500米路北汽车电影院内)

2F Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. Sanlitun Houjie (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 4549) 贰楼, 朝阳区三 里屯北街3.3服装大厦南侧

4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie), Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号(烟袋斜街西口附近)

Lost Heaven A hip new Yunnan restaurant and bar with crowd-pleasing ethnic minority cuisine and great drinks. Daily, noon-2pm, 5pm-1am (kitchen closes at 10.30pm). Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 花马天堂, 东城区前门东大街23号 Middle 8th Restaurant 1) Daily 11am-



Cu Ju Beijing 6pm till late. 28 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (186 0114 3837)

Ala House Daily 6pm-2am. Unit 102, Bldg 21, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6661) 朝阳区朝阳区朝 阳门外大街新城国际21号楼102室

Aperitivo Daily 10am-late. 43 Sanlitun Houjie (next to Tongli Studio), Chaoyang District. (6417 7793) 意式餐吧, 朝阳区三里屯后街43号 同里旁边

Apothecary Tue-Sat 7pm-late, Sun 6pm-late (kitchen closes 1am). 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6040) 朝阳

Cru Wine Bar 1 Gongti Beilu (next to Sanlitun Youth Hostel, off Chunxiu Lu), Chaoyang District (6416 4699) (6416 4699) 东城区工体北



Atmosphere Bar Daily noon-2am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6433)

d lounge Daily 8pm-late. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock & Roll Club), Chaoyang District. (6593 7710) 朝阳区工体北路4号


Dada Sun-Fri 9pm-2am, Sat 9pm-5am Unit 101, Bldg B, 206 Gulou Dongdajie (near Temple Bar), Dongcheng District. 东

Ashen Daily 3pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District (136 8155 5650) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号 院天之骄子2号楼底商2-11

The Bar (InterContinental Beichen)

Tue-Sun 2pm-1am. 1/F, InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1386) 朝阳区北辰西路8号北京 北辰洲际酒店1层

The Bar at Migas Sun-Wed 6pm-2am, ThuFri 6pm-late. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 朝阳区三里屯路 81号那里花园6层

Bar Veloce Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 1006) www. 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (1949西门对面)

Beer Mania Daily 2pm-late. 1/F, Taiyue Fang, Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6500 0559) 欧月啤酒吧, 朝阳区南三里屯路泰乐坊1层 Black Sun Bar Daily 5.30pm-3am. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6593 6909) 黑太阳, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 Blue Frog See Dining Directory under “American.” The Brick Daily 4pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (134 2616 6677) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号


Destination Sun-Thu 8pm-2am; Fri-Sat 8pm-late. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8180) index_en.htm 目的地, 朝阳区工体西路7号 Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus Daily 11am2am. 1/F, Bldg 5, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5555) 皇冠自酿啤酒 坊, 朝阳区工体东路中国红街5号楼1层

The Drive-Thru Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. 3/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (139 1113 6564) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho5号楼3层 Drum and Bell Daily 1pm-2am. 41 Zhonglouwan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 3600) 鼓钟咖啡馆, 东城区钟楼湾胡同 41号

East Shore Live Jazz Cafe Daily 2.30pm-2am. 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. (8403 2131) 东岸咖啡, 西城区 地安门外大街前海南沿2号楼2层

El Nido/Bar No. 59 Daily 4pm-late. 59 Fangjia Hutong (enter from Andingmennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. (8402 9495) 东城区 方家胡同59号(丛安定门内大街往东走20米)

Elements, e-Club Wed-Sun 9pm-late. Gongti Xilu (east side, 100m north of Workers' Stadium West Gate, next to Lantern), Chaoyang District. (135 6552 6223) 朝阳区工体



Brussels Bar & Restaurant Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6591 9525) 朝阳区工体北路4号院

Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076)


Bu Zhi Dao Thu-Sat 7pm-midnight. 56 Dongsijiutiao, Dongcheng District. (6405 5510, 不知道, 东城 区东四九条56号

Buzz Mon-Sat 6pm-1.30am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京 金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Cafe del Mar Daily 9am-2am. Hairun International Apartment, 2A Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7028) 海润天缘, 朝阳 区将台路甲2号海润国际公寓

Centro Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 42) 炫酷, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

Champagne Bar Daily 6pm-midnight. 2/F, Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Chaoyang District. (8511 7777) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东


Entero Daily 7pm-3am. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (8451 0554) 朝阳区新源 里1号

Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant American food, a great terrace and live music. Greg Carroll Band featuring singer Greg Carroll (who formerly performed with Robert Palmer), plays a mix of Latin-influenced blues, jazz and rock & roll Wed-Sat 9.30pm-1am. Daily 9am2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (opposite Lido Plaza), Chaoyang District. (6437 8331/8813) 朝阳区芳 园西路6号(丽都广场对面)

Everwines Daily noon-midnight. B1-102,

B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8442 5008) 朝阳区新 东路10号逸盛阁地下1层B1-102

Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店1层

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DIRECTORY Fez Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188, 5208 6198) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那 里花园6层

First Floor Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. 1/F, Tongli Studio (southwest of 3.3 Shopping Mall), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0587) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里1层

Flames Daily 11am-1am. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号北京 王府井西尔顿

Flamme International Grill Mon-Sat 11am11pm. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号三里屯Village3楼S4室

Flensburger Brauhaus Unit 105, World Financial Center, 1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (85878488) 朝阳区东三环 中路1号环球金融中心105

Four Points by Sheraton Sun 11am-4pm. 25 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8889 8888) 海 淀区福朋喜来登永泰酒店, 海淀区远大路25号

Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails Mon-Fri 7.30am-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430, 朝阳区幸福村中路55 George’s Daily 3pm-2am. Near Gate 12, east side of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6553 6299) 朝阳区工体东路


Ichikura 2/F (entrance via stairs at south wall of Chaoyang Theater), Chaoyang Theater, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1107) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝阳剧场南侧 The Irish Volunteer Daily 9am-2am. Jiangtai Lu (opposite the east gate of the Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区高家园小区平房311号 (丽都饭店东门对面)

The James Joyce Daily 11am-2am. 14 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9125) 朝 阳区新东路14号

Just Salad Daily 1pm-2am. 100 meters west into Dashibei Hutong North entrance, Gulou, Xicheng District, Xicheng District. (134 8871 3633) 洒沙拉吧, 西城区西城区鼓楼往西100米大


Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550)

Mokihi Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0244) 朝阳区好运街

藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101



Helen’s Cafe Daily 11am-late. 200m south of Wudaokou subway station intersection, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (8286 7558) 海 淀区成府路五道口城铁站路口往南走200米

Hidden Lounge Daily 6pm-1am. Rm 101, Bldg 8, CBD2 Apartments (400m west of Third Ring Road), Shuanghuayuan Nanli Erqu, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (8772 1613) 朝 阳区双花园南里二区CBD2总部公寓8号楼101室

Hopfenstube 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6666/5909 6622) 慕尼黑啤酒屋, 朝阳区三丰北 里3号(钱柜KTV对面)

Hot Cat Club Daily 10am-late. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 7868) 东城区方家胡 同46号艺术园区(国子监南临)

Little Britain Fangyuan Xilu and Jiangtai Lu intersection, Chaoyang District. (186 1174 0582) 朝阳区芳园西路和将台路路口东北角 Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 1/F, Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心 Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼,北京 北辰洲际酒店

Long Bar Daily 4pm-1am. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) 朝阳区 首都机场3号航站希尔顿酒店

Loong Bar Daily 5.30pm-2am. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8906) 龙吧, 朝阳区华

Nanjie Two floors packed with exchange students. Low prices. Daily 5pm-5am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite to Banana Leaf), Chaoyang District. (6413 0963) 南街, 朝阳区工 体北路4号院蕉叶对面

Nola Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水南街11号 Paddy O’Shea’s Daily 10am-late. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6415 6389) 朝阳区东 直门外大街28号

Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555, info@ www.parksidebeijing. com 园景, 朝阳区将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店


Lush Daily 24hrs. 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou light-rail station), Haidian District. (8286 3566) 海淀区成府路华清嘉园1

Plan B Daily 5pm-late. 2-012, 22 International Art Plaza, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, (east of the Today Art Museum) (5821 1353) 百子湾路

Mao Mao Chong Wed-Thu 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 7.30pm-1am. 12 Banchang Hutong (east off Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (159 9264 6024) 毛毛虫, 东城区板厂胡同 12号(南锣鼓巷往东走)

Más Tue-Wed 6pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 6pm-midnight. 25 Beixinqiao Toutiao (behind Guijie, near Beixinqiao


Salud Mon-Fri 3pm-late, Sat-Sun noon-late. 1) Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District.; 2) 66 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6402 5086) 老伍, 1) 朝


pentalounge Unique for its open floor plan, pentalounge is as chill as it gets. Share drinks with friends or tuck into the comforting bar food. 6am-midnight (a la carte hours 11.30am11.30pm). pentahotel, 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区

光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街111号

Salsa Caribe Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from The Loft), Chaoyang District. (6507 7821) 卡利宾拉丁舞俱乐部, 朝阳

Serk Mon-Wed 11am-1pm, Thu-Sat


MAO Livehouse Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 5080)


Riverbank Café & Bar 1/F, FX Hotel, 39 Maizidian Xijie, Chaoyang District. (6506 8277) 朝阳区麦子店西街39号富驿时尚酒店1层


Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐

阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福贝贝 南边)

The Ritz-Carlton Bar Daily 6pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 8131) 丽思卡尔顿吧,

School Bar Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881) 朝阳

The Lounge (China World Summit Wing) Daily 6.30am-1am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6431) 酒廊,

Mako Live House Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36, Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3) 麻雀, 朝

Revolution Daily noon-1am. West side of Yashow Market, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 8776) 朝阳区工体北路雅秀市场西侧

Schindler’s Tankstelle Daily 10am-midnight. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439) 申德勒加油站,


Mai Sun-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am. 40 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (138 1125 2641) 麦, 东城区北锣鼓巷40号


Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu (in the alley leading to Julong Garden), Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) www.hotel-g. com 朝阳区工体西路甲7号北京极栈内


Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-2am. 2/F, 7 Sanlitun Houjie (10m from northwest corner of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) 朝阳区三里屯后

Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮

阳区三里屯后街同里对面; 2) 东城区南锣鼓 巷66号

兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号LG双子座4层


Huxley’s Shut Up and Drink: Not much more need be said. Daily 6pm-late. Yandai Xiejie (the street running diagonally between the Drum Tower and Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. (6402 7825) 德彼酒吧, 西城区烟袋


LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13)

Le Petit Gourmand Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www.lepetitigourmand. 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层


Mix (Gongti) Daily 8pm-late. Inside the north gate of Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6530 2889) 密克斯, 朝阳区工体北门内


格兰高地, 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭2层203

Haze Thu-Sat 9pm-late. B1/F, On the Corner Cafe, Guanghualu Soho, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路光华路Soho

Migas Daily 10am-3pm, 5-11pm. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

Modernista Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (136 7127 4747) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝

阳区工体西路工体西门往北走100米(许仙楼后 面地下1层)





Havana Bar Daily 5pm-1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳

Mesh Daily 5pm-2am. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688) 朝阳区三里屯路

Kokomo Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, 朝

Glen Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191)

The Green Cap Bar Tue-Sun noon-late. Beside Western Academy of Beijing, Laiguangying Donglu (off the Airport Expressway), Chaoyang District. 爱尔兰老人酒吧, 朝阳区来

Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9366, 8518 1234 ext 6366) 东方亮, 东城区东长安街1号东 方君悦酒店大厅

Mix (Westin Chaoyang) Live jazz in the evenings and an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and whiskey. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8000) 朝阳区东

Lantern Daily 9pm-late. 100m north of Workers’ Stadium West Gate, (in the basement behind Xuxian Lou restaurant), Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (135 0134 8785) 灯笼, 朝

Great Leap Brewing Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. 6 Doujiao Hutong (from Di’anmenwai Dajie, walk east down Fangzhuanchang Hutong until you hit Doujiao Hutong. Turn right then follow the road round to the left), Dongcheng District. (5717 1399) 大跃, 东城区豆角胡同6号

subway exit B), Dongcheng District. (6405 4337) 东城区北京市东城区北新桥头条25号

厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

崇文门外大街3-18号 pentahotel

32号苹果社区22院街艺术区2-012(今日美术 馆东侧)

Plush Daily 7am-1am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融街 威斯汀大酒店1层

The Pool Bar Daily 6pm-2am. 106 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 7956) 东城区鼓楼东大街106号

Press Club Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, St. Regis Hotel Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6460 6688 ext 2360) 记 者吧, 东城区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐 部饭店1层

R Lounge 4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东三环中路61号北京富力万丽 酒店4层

Redmoon Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an

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11am-late 40-2 Beixinqiao Santiao, Dongcheng District. (134 2647 4634) 东城 区北新桥三条 40-2号

Siif Daily 1pm-2am. 67 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6406 9496) 如果, 东城区 鼓楼东大街北锣鼓巷67号

Soccer Bar Daily 5pm-late. Worker’s Stadium East Gate (Gate 5-6), Chaoyang District. (6552 8389) 朝阳区工人体育馆5-6号看台 Soul n’ Pepper Afternoon-late. 4 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6468 8016, 朝阳区新源西 里中街4号

Spark B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天 阶B108

The Corner Daily 10am-2am. Commercial 1-19, No. 2, Hairun International Condominium, Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District,. (5135 7607) 朝阳区朝阳区将台路海润国际公寓 乙2号商业1-19

The Stumble Inn Daily 10am-2am. S3-31, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 7794) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号三里屯Village南区3号楼3层S3-31

Temple Daily 7pm-late. B202, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (131 6107 0713) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B202 Terra See Dining directory under “Central & South American.” Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路14号贵友大厦正北200米

Tonic Lounge Daily 10am-12.30am. Lobby Level of Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5060) 汤尼 酒廊, 朝阳区北京希尔顿酒店大堂

The Tree Daily noon-2am. 100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 隐蔽的树, 朝 阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米友谊旅馆后面三里 屯医院东面

Twilight Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-2am. (Behind Starbucks) 3/F, 0102, Bldg 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5376) 暮光, 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho5号0102单元3层

V.A. Cafe & Bar Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638) 东城区五道营胡同13号



DIRECTORY 888 2155) 朝阳区三里

Vinejoy Wine Bar & Cellar Daily 10am-late. Rm 108-109, Bojing Haoting, 8 Shizipo Jie Dongcheng District. (6416 0523) 十字坡街8号

屯Village 南区9号楼 S9-30

I.O Spa Inside Workers’ Stadium East Gate (towards south), Chaoyang District. (6588 3228/82) 私人会所, 朝阳区工体东南边茉莉

铂晶豪庭108-109室 东城区东直门外

The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377, www. 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲


I Spa 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Yuyuanhui Club, South of Gongdesi Bridge (northwest to Summer Palace), Haidian District. (6287 9868); 2) 6/F, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport,Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (6450 4777); 3) 10am-midnight. B1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, Lido, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8877); 4) 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8380); 5) 1/F, Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6202 8888 ext 6666); 6) Daily noon-11pm. 5/F, Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1517, 8595 2277 ext 5666) www. 泰美好, 1) 海淀区功德寺桥南御园汇会


Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181) 作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京饭店莱 佛士一层

Würzburger Hofbräu 10.30am-1.30am. Unit 38-4, Bldg 38 (next to Bank of China), Xingfu Ercun, Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 4506) 朝阳区新东路幸福二村38号楼38-4 (中 国银行隔壁)

Xiu Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-late, Sat-Sun 6pm-late. Park Hyatt (entrance across from the hotel lobby), 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5867 1108) 秀, 朝阳 区朝阳区建国门外大街2号

XP Daily 1pm - 2am. At the intersection between Di'anmen Wai, Nei, Dong and Xidajie, Xicheng District. (6404 9947) 地安门口秋栗香 后边西城区

Yugong Yishan Daily 7pm-late. 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (100m west of Zhangzizhong Lu subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 2711) 愚公移山, 东城区平安大道张自忠路3-2号

oct 22: Vespa Party

There’s a reason why “vespa” is Italian for WASP. Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. (8118 1888 ext 5100/01, 延庆县八 达岭高速路水关长城出口长城脚下的公社凯宾 斯基饭店


国际SPA养, 1) 朝阳区麦子店街53号; 2) 朝阳 区新源路45号

Zeta Bar Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sun 6pm-3am, Sun close. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5050) 颐达吧, 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Daily 10am1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. (8532 3122); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 9368); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6066) 悠庭保


STYLE Accessories & jewelry

健会所, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区燕莎桥东方东路19号外 交会所1层(燕莎中心路北100米); 2) 东城区 东城区东华门大街60号(近王府饭店和东方广场); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯南路逸羽酒店1层

Angel Hands Daily 24hrs. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳区东三环中 路39号建外Soho2号楼1801室

Aqua Salus Urban Retreat 1) Daily noonmidnight. 1-17 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639,; 2) Taiyue Height 106, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6501-2881, www. 良泉都市怡疗三里屯会馆, 1) 朝 Kavenna Diamond Provides high-class diamond accessories, classical engagement and wedding rings. Unique, personalized orders including re-styling are gladly accepted. Daily 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 23, 1/F, Fortune Mall (behind the Millennium Hotel), 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6533 0236, 137 0120 0304, kavenna@163. com) 卡文那钻石, 朝阳区东三环中路7号北京财 富购物中心一层23号

BEAUTY PARLORS & SPAS 99 Massage and Spa Center Daily 11ammidnight. Rm 703, E-Tower C12, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 0799) 99按摩中心, 朝阳区光华路丙12号数码01大厦703室(嘉里中心 与国贸之间)

Anantara Spa Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune,

阳区朝阳公园路1号 好运街1-17号; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭底商106

Bangs Hair Salon Tue-Sun 10am-9pm. Stall 101, Bldg 4, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0579) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际4号楼101号

Beijing Salon Vajra Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. S106, Glory World Apartments, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6461/2/3) www. 画间沙龙, 朝阳区工体西路18号光 彩国际公寓S106

Bodhi Sense Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1495) 朝阳区亮马 桥路46号盛捷副景苑公寓2层

Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat Daily 11am12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) 菩提会所, 朝 阳区工体北路17号

Catherine de France Hair & Beauty Salon Tue-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun-Mon 11am-6pm. B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1097 1473, 8470 4639, www. 法式美容美发沙龙, 朝 阳区新东路10号逸盛阁地下1层

db tanning Daily 11am-9pm. Rm 307, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu,, Chaoyang District. (5900 0427) db 日晒沙龙, 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho4号楼307商铺

Dong Ying Spa Founded in 1994, this spa boasts more than 10,000 members and over six branches around the capital. The business concept focuses on art and humanity,



often inviting cosmetic professionals to give lectures on essential oils, women's health and beauty. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 53 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6591 6661); 2) 45 Xinyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8448 7268) 北京东英

Eric Paris Salon Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 5/F, Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie (Financial Street), Xicheng District. (139 1162 6051); 2) 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (135 0137 2971); 3) Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 5843) 爱丽克美容美发, 1) 西城区西城区金融大街乙9 号威斯汀大酒店5层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯后街43号; 3) 朝阳区机场路112号丽都饭店

essensuals 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm. 105106, Tower F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6585 9288, fax 6585 9388); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 303, 3/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (8444 2388, fax 8444 2488); 3) Daily 9am-10pm. Unit 15/16, 4/F, Chaoyang Joy City, Chaoyang Beilu,Chaoyang District (8551 5800); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 228, B1, Tower B, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5935 9717) 彩秀, 1) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际公 寓F座1层105-106; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3号都 汇天地商场3层303号; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路101号 朝阳大悦城4层15/16号; 4)朝阳区工人体育场北 路8号院三里屯Soho B座B1-228室

Franck Provost Daily 10am-10pm. Shop D2001-1, 2/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 7696/7669) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地二层D2001-1店铺

Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails MonFri 7.30am-2am, Sat & Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430, 朝阳区幸 福村中路55

Hair & Beauty by Hummingbird Daily 10am-midnight. Unit 103, Bldg 3, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 9119) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新城国际 3号楼103

Heavenly Spa by Westin Daily 9am-10pm. 1) The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. The Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7878) 威斯汀天梦水疗中心, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东 三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店; 2) 西城区 西城区威斯汀大酒店金融街9B

Herborist Spa Daily 10am-10pm. S9-30, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5179, 6416 5962, 400

所1层(颐和园西北角); 2) 顺义区北京首都机场 3号航站楼北京机场希尔顿酒店6层(3号航站楼附 近); 3) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东上东盛贸饭 店地下1层; 4) 朝阳区华贸中心建国路83号北京 JW万豪酒店2层; 5) 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号歌华 开元大酒店1层 (原华北大酒店); 6) 朝阳区三里 屯南路泰悦豪庭2座5层

I-Spa Daily 10.30am-midnight (last appointment 11pm). 6/F, InterContinental Financial Street Beijing, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5888 ext 5601) 西城区金融街11号金融街 洲际酒店6层

Kocoon Tue-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688 ext 5008) 朝阳区三 里屯路11号三里屯Village北区瑜舍地下1层

LeSpa Daily 11am-11pm. 5/F, Sofitel Beijing, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座索菲特酒店5层

Long Island Massage & Spa 1) Daily 11am2am. 14A Guanghua Lu (5/F, Nuo’an Bldg, southwest of the Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (5130 9718, 6591 6247); 2) Daily 11am-1am. B1/F, Jiahui Center, 6 Jiqingli, Dongcheng District. (6551 6112/13) www.longislandspa. 长岛健身, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲14号(嘉 里中心西南侧诺安大厦5层); 2) 东城区吉庆里6 号佳汇中心地下1层

The Luxury Massage Center Rm 2121, Van Palace Center (East Tower), Guandongdian Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (136 8335 2960) 朝 阳区关东店南街旺座中心东塔2121室

The Meridian Daily 10am-11pm. 9-10-A, Si’de Park, Fangyuan Xilu, Dongsihuan, Chaoyang District. (8456 7010) 朝阳区东四环芳园西路四 得公园9-10-A

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 1) Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, 2A Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6299); 2) Daily 11am-12.30am. B1/F, 1 Xindong Lu (next to Shenji Best Soup), Chaoyang District. (8532 2177); 3) Daily 11am-3am. Sunjoy Mansion, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6502 5722); 4) Daily 10am-12.30am. B/1-3F, Shuncheng Hotel, 26A Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6621 8622); 5) Daily 10am-12 .30am. Bldg 25, Central Park Phase 3, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0015); 6) Daily 11am-1am. Rm 101, Bldg B, Winterless Center, 1 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6538 8086) 东方 大班保健休闲会所, 1) 朝阳区芳园西路甲2号丽 都广场9号公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区新东路1号沈记靓 汤旁; 3) 朝阳区日坛路6号新族大厦院内; 4) 西 城区西城区金融街甲26号顺成饭店地下一层; 5) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际公寓三期25号楼; 6) 朝阳区西大望路1号温特莱中心B座101

Origin Spa Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Bldg AB, Lan Chou Ming Zuo, Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 9599) www. 本源, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆 里蓝筹名座AB座2层

Peninsula Spa by ESPA 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6090) 东城区东城区王 府井金鱼胡同8号2王府半岛酒店三层

Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东城区建国 门南大街7号

The Ritz-Carlton Spa China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5908 8080/8081) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心

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DIRECTORY Salon 88 Daily 9am-10pm. 1) 6712 6081. 118 Carrefour Fu Gui Yuan, Block 3, South DongHuaShi, Chongwen District.; 2) 394 Zhongtancun, East Xiaokou Town, Changping District. (139 1135 2069); 3) PJWJ 103, Huacai Center, 16 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (136 0115 0326); 4) Daily 9am-10pm. 1/F, Chuangyijia Carrefour, 6B Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (139 1055 3427); 5) Daily 9am-10pm. Store 310, Tongzhou Carrefour, 48 Jiukeshu Xilu, Tongzhou District. (137 0117 9323); 6) Daily 9am-10pm. 109, Shuangjing Carrefour, Jiulong Shangsha, 31 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1016 9259); 7) Daily 9am-10pm. 107-108, Maliandao Carrefour, 11 Maliandao Lu, Xuanwu District. (135 0101 1627); 8) Daily 9am-10pm. B1/F, 1516, Zhongguancun Carrefour, Zhongguancun Xiqu, Haidian District. (136 0139 2562) 1) 崇

Yishengyuan-Beijing Health Center Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun 8.30am-5.30pm, Thu-Fri 8.30am-9.30pm. 8 Fangjiayuan Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District. (6514 0806) http://english.hcpcm. com 颐生院-中医养生保健, 东城区朝阳门内南

文区东花市南里三区底商裙房富贵苑家乐福118 号; 2) 昌平区东小口镇中滩村394号家乐福购物 中心No.212; 3) 朝阳区广顺大街16号华彩中心 PJWJ 103; 4) 朝阳区北三环东路乙6号创益佳 家乐福一层; 5) 通州区九棵树西路48号通州家乐 福310号; 6) 朝阳区广渠路31号九龙商厦双井家 乐福109号; 7) 宣武区马连道路11号马连道家乐 福107-108; 8) 海淀区中关村西区中关村家乐福 地下一层15&16号

台路芳园南里9号院7号楼; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街6号朝外SohoC座0159A

Salon de France Hair and Beauty Salon Daily 10am-8pm. Nali Mall, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 3029, 159 0146 0954, 138 1037 4763, com) 风色云边美容美发中心, 朝阳区三里屯路


BODY & HEALTH Elite Nutrition Center 1) Daily 7am-10pm. D-Space, Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 8258,; 2) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 0159A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 4538, www. 盈奥营养中心, 1) 朝阳区将

Creation Tattoo Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 4309, 3/F, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1886, www.tianxiciqing. com 天喜刺青, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路39号建 外Soho4号楼3层4309号

Boutiques & specialty shops Brand New China (BNC) Unit NLG-09, B/1F, Sanlitun Village North, Chaoyang District. (6416 9045) 薄荷糯米葱, 朝阳区三里屯Village

FAST-FASHION American Eagle Outfitters Daily 10am-10pm. SA-36B, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6252) www. 朝阳区朝 阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区SA-36B

Forever 21 Daily 10am-10pm. Beijing APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区王府井大街138号新 东安广场311号

H&M Daily 10am-10pm. Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 4199) 东城区东直门南大街1号来福士广场

Home Decor Beijing Torana Clean Air Center 1) 10.30am-6.30pm. Unit 308, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. (8046 1091); 2) 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) index.html 1) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南“荣祥


Dong Liang Studio Daily 11am-9pm. 26 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 7648) 东城区五道营胡同26号

Casa Pagoda Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-8pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6591 3491) 朝

朝阳区光华路2号阳光100 C306; 2) 朝阳区农展 北路枣营北里宾都苑204室

Tai Dian Massage Salon Daily 10am-2am. Rm 305, Bldg 6, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 8200, 5869 0707) 泰殿养生会馆, 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho6号楼305室

TATA Daily 10am-10pm. Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8511 3880) 朝阳区工体北路工人体育场北门


Good Goods Commune 141 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 2628)

区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO D座0738


Lane Crawford Daily 10am-9pm. L130, Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6622 0808) 西城区金 independent apparel brand and design community. Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11ammidnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088) 东城区南


Wonderful Massage Center Rm 101, 1/F, Bldg 13, West Gate of Central Park, Chaowai Dajie (across from World City), Chaoyang District. (5243 7258, 133 9161 6582) 朝阳区朝外大 街新城国际西门13号楼1层101室(世界城对面)


Jose Acosta 1) Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 350 Gaobeidian, Chaoyang District. (8575 8864); 2) By appointment only. D0738, Bldg D, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (137 1793 5156) 1) 朝阳区高碑店350号; 2) 朝阳


Willow Stream Spa Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东

Torana Tibetan Rugs Daily 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧


Toni & Guy 1) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Units, 3/F, Tower 8, South Area, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District. (6417 4188); 2) Daily 10am9pm. 1/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6461 8368); 3) Unit 303, Tower C Office Bldg, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8517 1292); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F Seasons Place Shopping Centre, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0316); 5) Daily 10am-9pm. Rm105-106, Block F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6585 9288); 6) Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 2646); 7) Daily 10am-10pm. Units F4-04 & 05, ECMall, 1A Danling Jie, Haidian District (8248 3435, fax 8248 3301) 托尼英盖, 1) 朝阳



798艺术街区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号

Jan & Iti Daily 11am-9.30pm. Rm 0106A, Villa 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 6210) 朝阳区朝阳区

TicTac Daily 10am-9pm. Suite 2-06, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 6899) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋

The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6922) 朝阳区朝阳门外


Chang & Biorck Daily 10am-10pm. 2-19A, 1/F, Bldg 2, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8400 2296) 朝阳区三里屯南

PMT Art Shop Interesting Chinese photos, original wood furniture, leather goods and ceramics. 1) Daily 10am-7pm. 2 Zhongjie, 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5762 6364); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 75 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6400 8520), http://site. 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号


Joyce Daily 10am-9.30pm. Shop 3L103-104, Block 3, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6288 8383) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号

区三里屯Village南区8号楼3层3单元; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店大堂1层; 3) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心写字楼C座3 层303商铺; 4) 西城区金城纺街2号金融街购物中 心四层L404; 5) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际 公寓F座105-106号; 6) 东城区东长安街1号东方 广场汇贤豪庭1层; 7) 海淀区丹棱街甲1号欧美汇 购物中心4层04-05



The Spa at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Daily 10am-11pm. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888 ext 8560) 东城区王府井东 Spa de Feng Daily noon-midnight. 1) C306, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5100 1330, reservation@spadefeng. com); 2) Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639, 临枫男士健康会馆, 1)

Piin Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, U-Town Shopping Center, 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8562 5325) 朝阳区朝

Zara Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6350) www. 西城区西单北大街131号大悦城


FEI Space Tues-Sun 10.30am-5pm. B-01, Dashanzi 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9580) 朝阳区酒仙桥路

藏艺古典家具店, 1) 朝阳区潘家园市场乙排1号; 2) 朝阳区高碑店家具街158号

Stradivarius Daily 10am-10pm. Unit 101, Bldg 1, U-Town Shopping Center, 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5977 5780) STR悠唐, 朝阳区朝外大街三

广场308室; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆 广场L1-110


Linfeng Tibetan Artistic Firm 1) Daily 8.30am-8.30 pm. Stall 1, Row B, Panjiayuan Market, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@; 2) 158 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@ 北京灵峰


LUVON by Liu Lu Unit 501, Bldg 10, Jianwai Soho West, Chaoyang District. (5869 5951) 朝阳区建外SOHO西区 10号楼501室

NLGX Design Store 1) Daily 6.30am-8 .30pm. Terminal 3 (next to Gate E29), Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (; 2) Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088, info@nlgx. com) 1) 顺义区首都机场3号航 站; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号

Plastered T-shirts Daily 10am-10pm. 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 8884 8855) 东城区 南锣鼓巷61号

PMT Art Shop Interesting Chinese photos, original wood furniture, leather goods and ceramics. 1) Daily 10am-7pm. 2 Zhongjie, 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5762 6364); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 75 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6400 8520), 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺 术区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号

Underground Kidz Daily 10am-10pm. 147 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区 鼓楼东大街147号

IQ Air While little can be done about outdoor air pollution, you can certainly make a difference with the air you breathe in your home or office. IQAir has been the top-rated air purifier brand for more than a decade. The Health Pro 250 is their most popular product and is considered by most to be the best all-around air cleaning system available. With their HyperHEPA technology, you are guaranteed near perfect levels of efficiency for the life of your machine. IQAir China specializes in bringing clean air solutions to both residential and commercial users. 1) Rm 1801-03, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800, 400 650 1266, info@iqair-china. com); 2) 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0136 1601, info@iqair-china. com); 3) 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5738 2401, info@; 4) 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179,; 5) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, www.iqair-china. com 1) 朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦1801-03室; 2) 朝阳区亮马桥路52号燕莎友谊商城5层; 3) 朝 阳区建国路87号新光天地5层生活家电区; 4) 西 城区金城坊街金融街417号四层; 5) 顺义区天竺 镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场4层

Lily’s Antiques Furniture 1) Daily 8.30am6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) (8579 2458); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) 华伦古 典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址,通州区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院

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Villa Lifestyles Villa Lifestyles has been serving the Beijing community for more than five years. Providing you with quality name brand products backed by great service, they have the widest selection of BBQs and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet, trampolines, IQAir air purifiers, Bissell Vacuums and more. Stop by their Shunyi showroom or visit their website to have a look at what’s new. 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 1260, 6457 1922, 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99 号欧陆广场4层

malls & markets Indigo 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 颐堤港, 朝阳区酒 仙桥路18

Yashow Market Daily 9.30am-9pm. 58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 1726) 雅秀市场, 朝阳区工体北路58号

Arts & Culture Bookstores The Bookworm 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@; 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507) 书虫书吧, 1) 顺义区崔各庄乡,何 各庄村一号院; 2) 朝阳区工体北路4号院

Page One Daily 10am-9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1055, page1_cwtc@ www.pageonegroup.



DIRECTORY com 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城三期地

A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, www.clubfootball. 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒仙桥路14




Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) 当

Heyrobics International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) (1571 005 0115,

代MOMA百老汇电影中心, 朝阳区东直门香河园 路1号, 万国城北区(二环路东北角)



Alona Pilates Studio Specializing in both Mat Pilates and Reformers Pilates classes with experienced and talented English speaking instructors. Reformers and other Pilates equipment are available for private and semi-private instruction sessions in Westin Studio. 7.30am – 9.30pm. F/5, Heavenly Spa, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (139 1029 0260, www. 朝阳区新源南路一

798 Photo Gallery Daily 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 1784, 6437 5284) 百年印象摄影画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798大山子艺术区

Alexander Ochs Gallery Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 255 Caochangdi, Jichang Fulu, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054, Alliance Française de Pekin 1) 103 Deshengmennei Dajie, Xihai, Xicheng District. (6404 2643); 2) Rm 421, Block 2, Beijing Language and Culture University, 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8230 3619); 3) 18 Gongti Xilu, Guangcai International Mansion, Chaoyang District. (6553 2678) 北京法语培训中心, 1) 西 城区德胜门内大街103号; 2) 海淀区学院路15号 北京语言文化大学教学2号楼421室; 3) 朝阳区工 体西路18号光彩国际公寓

Arrow Factory 38 Jianchang Hutong (Off Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. 箭厂空间, 东城区箭厂胡同38 号(国子监街内)

Artist Village Gallery Daily 9am-midnight. North of Rencun, Song Village, Tong County, Tongzhou District. (6959 8343, 139 0124 4283) 宋庄画家村画廊, 通州区宋庄任村北一号

Beijing Center for the Arts Daily 10am10pm. 23, Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 8008) 天安时间当代艺术中心, 东 城区前门东大街23号


all month: YANG JIAN – Simple Mechanical World’s most complicated bookmark? 6pm. 4 Jiuxianqiao, Dashanzi Art District, Chaoyang District. (5978 9172, gallery@ 仁艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

miscellaneous Caffe O’Henry’s Tue-Fri 4pm-midnight, SatSun 10am-midnight. Rm 201, Bldg 2, China View, 1 Gongti East Road, Chaoyang District. (138 1169 1305, projectohenry@gmail. com) 朝阳区工人体育场东路1号中国红街大厦 2号楼201室

RAWR! Innovation Lab Unit B4, Hongyihaoyuan, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. ( 朝

Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3298, www. 前波画廊, 朝阳区草场



St. Joseph’s Wangfujing Church (Dongtang Cathedral) 74 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6524 0634) 东堂, 东城

Dialogue Space Tue-Sun 10.30 am-6.30pm. 6-99,22 International Art Plaza,32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5876 9392, contact@ 对画空间, 朝阳区百子湾路32号二十二院街艺术 区6-99(今日美术馆南侧)

EGG Gallery 327 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6432 8089, eggartgallery@ 朝阳区朝阳 区草场地327号

Parkview Green Daily 10am-10pm. 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6500 5511) 芳草地, 朝阳区东大桥路9号


Zajia 1pm- late. Hong En Daoist Temple (behind Bell Tower, beside Dia market and Contempio bar) Doufuchi Hutong, Xicheng District. ((English) 15601122252, zajialab@126. com), http:// Space 杂家, 西城区旧鼓楼大街豆腐池胡同宏恩

G-Dot Art Space Central Gallery Street, Songzhuang Art District, Tongzhou District. (6057 3345, 贵点艺术空间, 通州

观前殿 (钟楼菜市场旁) 地铁鼓楼大街站B口出向 南200米路东胡同内100米


Capital Museum Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6337 0491/2) 首都博物

Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne-Beijing TueSun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6433 3393, fax 6433 0203) 麦勒 画廊, 朝阳区草场地村104号

Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体 南路甲1号

Jiali Gallery Thu-Sat 2-7pm, and by appointment. 4 Beijixiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 5613), www. 家里画廊, 东城区



Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. (6432 2663) www. 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区 草场地艺术东区155号(站台中国旁)

White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054) 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅 路草场地255号

Yan Club Arts Center Mon-Sun 10.30am-




Penghao Theater 35 Dongmianhua Hutong (south gate of the Central Academy of Drama, between Nanluogu Xiang and Jiaodaokou Nandajie), Dongcheng District. (6400 6452/72) 蓬蒿剧场, 东城区东棉花胡同35号(中 央戏剧学院南门, 南锣鼓巷和交道口南大街之间)

Xiao Ke Theater 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 751 D-Park, Chaoyang District. (8459 9339) 小 柯剧场, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号751时尚设计广场 (798内)

SPORTS GOLF Beijing Golfers Club Beijing Ladies Golf (beijingladiesgolf@


Iso Fit Units C-2-86, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (info@pilates. cn) 朝阳区阳光上东东四环北路

HIKING & camping Beijing Hikers Suite 1907, Bldg 107, Jiangfu Jiayuan, Tuofangying Lu, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, 朝阳区 酒仙桥驼房营路将府家园107号楼1907

Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581) www. 蒲公英远足

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) 尤伦斯当代艺术 中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

Theaters Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. (6605 7006/5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城区 北新华街1号

Mei Lanfang Grand Theater 32 Ping’anli Dajie (southeast of Guanyuan Qiao), Xicheng District. (5833 1288/1388) 梅兰芳大剧院, 西城区平安里西大街32号(官园 桥东南角)

National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) 国家大剧院, 西 城区西长安街2号

Oriental Pioneer Theatre 8-2 Dongdan Santiao (northeast corner of Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 6911, 6559

区西大望路蓝堡国际中心会所2号楼16层; 2) 朝 阳区景华南街1号旺座中心东塔2层


馆, 西城区复兴门外大街 16号

家博物馆, 东城区天安门广场东侧

Fine Yoga Offers traditional ashtanga yoga for all levels, with experienced instructors. They also offer vinyasa flow, anusara, hot yoga, kids’ yoga, yin and hatha yoga and prenatal yoga. Classes offered throughout the day and evening. 1) Mon-Fri 7am-8.30pm, Sun-Sat 8am-6pm. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 9566, 139 1120 9563); 2) 2/F, East Tower, Van Palace Apartment, 1 Jinghua Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (139 1120 9563) 梵音瑜珈, 1) 朝阳

Health Club Daily 6am-11pm. 6/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel, 26 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦

National Museum of China Free to the public. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. East side of Tian’anmen Square, Dongcheng District. (6512 8910, fax 6525 6774) 中国国


Red Gate Gallery Daily 9am-5pm. 1/F & 4/F, Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen Dongdajie, Chongwen District. (6525 1005) 红门画廊, 崇文区崇

7394) 东方先锋剧场, 东城区东单三条8-2号东

scuba Diving SinoScuba (135 0116 3629,

TEAM SPORTS Aardvarks Rugby Club (135 2224 8133, 地豚橄榄球俱乐部 Beijing Devils Rugby Football Club ( www. Bejiing Bombers Xiaowuji Football Ground, Xiaowuji Lu, just east of Xiaowuji Qiao on the East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District. ( 小武基足球场, 朝 阳区东四环路小武基桥往东

Beijing Cricket ( 北京板球俱乐部

Prana Vikasa Yoga Shala One of the only non-commercial yoga schools in Beijing dedicated to teaching the traditional and pure form of Indian yoga. Their yogi masters help pave the way to better understanding yourself and your potential for happiness and health. Special courses include: Ashtanga, Hatha, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, P.V. Back Bends, Prana Yoga and P.V. therapy class. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6.30pm. Rm 2409, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5869 6438, info@ 朝阳 区东大桥路8号Soho尚都北塔楼2409

Soma Hot Yoga With Huiping Mo Daily 10am-6.45pm. 5/F, Bldg E, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3434, 139 1051 3285) somahotyoga. com PCC盈科会所, 朝阳区工体北路甲2号盈科 中心E座5层

Beijing Guardians (beijingguardians@

Yoga Yard Mon-Thu 7.15am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. 6/F, Bldg 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, info@yogayard. com) 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体

ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3,


Beijing Gaelic Football Club (beijingaa@ 爱尔兰足球

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DIRECTORY VENUES Beijing Shougang Basketball Center 159 Fushi Lu, Shijingshan District. (8829 6158) 北京

Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, 庇 利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路7号

首钢篮球中心, 石景山区阜石路159号

Woodward Beijing Panggezhuang, Daxing District. 大兴区魏善 庄(星明湖度假村内 WOODWARD北京) Workers’ Stadium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝 阳区工体北路

tional) standard. HMC is strategic partner of PHMI and cooperates with Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School—Boston Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Located next to Olympic Forest Park, HMC covers an area of 13,000 square meters. HMC is a medical center in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6499 0000, 朝阳区北苑路小关北里甲2号

-Thu 9:30am - 7:30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4 .30pm. Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) 北京和睦家医院诊所, 顺义区天 竺开发区荣祥广场818号

LIVING Community Groups Beijing Hutongren Courtyard Hotel 71 Xiao Ju’er Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4218/5238, 北京胡同仁庭院酒店, 东城区鼓楼东大街南锣鼓巷小菊儿胡同71号

The Capital Club 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 260, www. China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, 朝阳区亮马桥路 29号安家楼肯特中心院内

Culture Yard Daily 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, 东

Beijing 21st Century Hospital A comprehensive healthcare facility providing health screening services, medical care and health management by a team of internationally experienced physicians and nurses. Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm; 24-hr house call service. 1-2/F, 21st Century Plaza, A40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 6168 (English/Chinese), 8444 6169 (Japanese/Korean)) 朝阳区亮马桥路甲40号21世纪大厦1-2楼


FC Group (139 1109 8002 [Colin], colin@ Fishbowl Events International Newcomers’ Network Function Room, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大 厦康乐中心3层

COOKING SCHOOLS Black Sesame Kitchen 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, 东城区黑芝麻胡同3号 The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355, info@ 东城区 九道湾中巷胡同1号(北新桥地铁站东南边)

Education Beijing Mandarin School Rm 904, 9/F, ETower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026) 北京 普通话学校, 朝阳区光华路数码01大厦9层904

The British School of Beijing 1) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8532 5320,; 2) South Side, 9 Anhua Lu, Shunyi District. (8047 3588,; 3) 5 Sanlitun Xiliujie, Chaoyang District. (8532 3088, www. 北京英国学校, 1) 朝阳 区三里屯北小街7号; 2) 顺义区安华路9号南院; 3) 朝阳区三里屯西六街5号

Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, Contact@

Beijing International SOS Clinic One of the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance company with 66% of the world’s Fortune 500 companies choosing International SOS. Since 1989, International SOS has led international-standard medical care in China, with a 24/7 alarm center hotline, a dedicated air ambulance, four international quality clinics staffed with expat and foreign doctors and 200+ network of medical service partners. Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462 9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100,, 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源里16号 琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital 15 years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vision corrective surgery and preventative care. On-site shop sells frames and lenses. The VIP clinic has English-speaking staff, many trained overseas. Can direct bill to many international insurance companies. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1,4,5/F Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6773 2700, 英 智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大 厦1,4,5层

Beijing DCN Orthopedic Hospital Daily 24hrs. 19 Fushi Lu, Haidian District. (5271 3366, 5271 3366 (fax), www. 德尔康尼骨科医院版权所有, 海淀 区阜石路19号

Beijing Dental Beijing Dental is a reservation service to help patients make appointments with dentists, including bookings for dental fillings, teeth cleaning, whitening, teeth correction, implants, and dentures. (186 1846 3696, 8581 8320 weekdays only,

Beijing International SOS Dental, Orthodontics Clinic Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) 北京国际SOS齿科,畸齿矫正诊所, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic Daily 24hrs. K-01, Bldg 19, Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6456 2599) cn 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区天竺镇丽 苑街荣和商业中心19号楼K-01

Beijing Puhua International Clinic Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuaclinic. com 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号 Beijing Puhua International Hospital 12 Tiantan Nanli (800m west of the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. (8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuachina. com 崇文区天坛南里12号(天坛南门往西800米) Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic Mon

Beijing United Family Hospital Beijing’s only private, international-standard hospital offering the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. BJU has a team of over 60 certified expatriate and internationally trained physicians and surgeons. Clinics include pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, ophthalmology, counseling, ENT, physiotherapy, TCM chiropractics and dermatology. The ICU and emergency room are open 24hrs. 1) Mon-Fri9.30-7.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432); 2) Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm. DRC, Liangma Qiao, Chaoyang District. (5927 7005); 3) Mon-Sun8.30am-3 .30pm. St Regis Wellness Center. B1/F, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1678); 4) Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) 北 京和睦家医院, 1) 顺义区顺义区天竺房地产开发 区日荣祥广场818号; 2) 朝阳区亮马桥外交公寓; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭 店地下1层; 4) 朝阳区将台路2号

Bioscor Beijing Clinic Rm 1008, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5706/7, www.bioscor. 澳保加医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路12号 数码01大厦1008室(嘉里中心对面)

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Tue, Wed, Thur and Sat 9.30am-6.30pm,. Beijing Internal

卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho, B1-535

Rutgers EMBA Program 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5877 1706/7) 新泽西州立大学EMBA项目, 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街16号中国人寿大厦5层

Medical Services Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Daily 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2388 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200) 北京美中 宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号

Bayley & Jackson Medical Center Founded in Hong Kong in 1958, Bayley & Jackson has grown into a comprehensive health care provider that accepts over 40 major international insurance plans. Services include (but are not limited to) Family Medicine, Dental, Health Checkups, Pediatrics, Obgyn, General Surgery, Staff Dietician and TCM. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 7

Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) offers medical services both Chinese and western families with JCI (Joint Commission Interna-

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DIRECTORY Medical Center, S110, 1/F, Lufthansa Center Office building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6464 9828, 8448 3449) 朝阳区北京国 际医疗中心中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中 心写字楼一层 S110

CMS Clinic Beijing Tower (Chang’an Club Bldg) 7/F, Suite 701, 10 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6559 6769) 北京西美斯医疗美容诊所, 东城区东 城区长安街10号长安俱乐部7层

Cosmetic Surgery Center 38 Shangdi Xinxi Lu, Haidian District. (8289 0216) cn 北医三院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上 地信息路38号上地数码大厦B座

Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing Daily 9am-9pm (after 9pm minimal staff on duty). 9/F, office tower of the Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6501 4260, 6553 2288 ext 2345/6/7) 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东

dental care for the whole family. Dr. Lee, an American dentist and ADA member, and his team adhere to the highest dental standards and offer exceptional service that is never rushed and always gentle. Treatments include routine cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, veneers, whitening, orthodontics, prevention orthodontics, periodontics, and implants. Our practice emphasizes lasting solutions and the prevention and control of tooth and gum disease to avoid serious and costly dental problems. For dental emergencies, call our 24-hour hospital line at 400 876 2747. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. For appointments call 5985 0305. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5985 0305) 朝阳区酒仙桥北路9号

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a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, 维 世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心3层

Mental Health Services Beijing International SOS Clinic Family Counseling Center Suite 105, Bldg 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333, china.inquiries@internationalsos. com), 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源 里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing United Psychological Health Center (5927 7067) 1) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (; 2) Inside Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center, B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (fcreception@; 3) Inside Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. ( 北京和睦家 医院诊所, 1) 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场818单 元北京和睦家医院诊所内; 2) 朝阳区建国门外 大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓楼地下1层北 京和睦家健康中心内; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京 和睦家医院内

International Medical Center (IMC) Foreign doctors on-site offering a wide range of medical services, including family medicine, psychological services, dental, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics and TCM. Drop-in services for travelers; x-rays and ultrasounds available on-site. English, Chinese, Arabic and Russian spoken. Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, 北 京国际医疗中心,朝阳 区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心 写字楼1层S106

OASIS Healthcare OASIS is a full-service private hospital with international standard medical care.Our international medical team provides patient-centered care in a comforting and stress free atmosphere. OASIS offers a full array of inpatient and outpatient services under one roof. Departments include dental, dermatology, emergency care, ENT, mental health, OB/GYN, orthopedics, opthalmology, pediatrics, surgery, traditional Chinese medicine, urology, and more. The state-of-the-art hospital features surgical theaters, ER, ICU, NICU, and a medical imaging center with MRI and CT. Homelike private rooms and delivery suites offer comfort, safety, and privacy for patients and their guests. Direct billing is available for most insurance providers. Daily 24hrs (emergency care), Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm, Sun 8.30-12.30am. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (400 UR OASIS (876 2747)) 明德医院, 朝阳区 朝阳区酒仙桥北路9号

IMC Psychological and Family Counseling Services Daily 24hrs. S106, 1/F, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0131 9796, 6465 1561/2/3) 朝阳区亮马桥

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OASIS Dental Clinic With internationally trained dentists and state-of-the-art equipment, OASIS Dental provides complete



EXPLORE Airlines Air Asia Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat-Sun 10am6pm. 0163A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District 朝阳 区北京市, 朝阳区, 朝外大街朝外SOHO, C座 0163A底商 Air Canada Rm C201, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 811 2001) 加拿大航空, 朝阳区 亮马桥路50号燕莎中心C201

Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8808) 法国航空, 朝阳区朝阳 Emirates Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 1003, Tower A, Eagle Run Plaza, 26 Xiao Yun Road, Chao Yang District, Chaoyang District. (400 882 2380)

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Vista Medical Center Vista’s mental health care team includes a psychiatrist, two psychologists and a counselor. They offer counseling for interpersonal issues, including marriage, divorce and parenting, emotional disorders including depression, grief, anxiety, as well as stress and anger management. They also specialize in working with children and their families as they navigate expat life in China. They work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Our counseling services are available in English, Japanese, Persian, Hindi and Chinese. Medical prescriptions are available. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, www. 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号

公司, 1) 朝阳区百子湾路后现代城3栋B座104 底商; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SohoB号 楼0153; 3) 朝阳区芳园南里9号院7号楼104; 4) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇 裕祥路99号欧陆广场LB05

Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, TCM, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Also offers pre- and postnatal care and infant health check-ups. English-speaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with

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New Century International Children’s Hospital (NCICH) Daily 8am-5pm (full services), daily 24hrs (A+E services). 56 Nanlishi Lu (next to the east gate of the Beijing Children’s Hospital), Xicheng District. (6802 5588) 北京新世纪国际儿童医院,

Lee Pet Animal Hospital Daily 24hrs. Unit 5-6, 9 Lincui Lu, Chaoyang District. (5821 3503) 乐宠丽派特动物医院, 朝阳区林萃路9号

Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health) Mon-Fri 8-11.30am and 1.30-5pm, Sat 8-11.30am. 51 Huayuanbeilu (100m north of Peking University Third Hospital), Haidian District. (8280 1989 (English), Chinese (8280 1984), 北京大学第六医院(精神卫生

Doctors Beck & Stone Pet Health Care Center 1) Unit 104, Tower B, Bldg 3, Hou Xiandai Cheng, BaiziwanLu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8774 8653, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies),; 2) Daily 9am-7pm. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 3) Daily 9am-9pm. Unit 104, Bldg 7, Compound 9,Fangyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8457 8233, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 4) Shop LB05, Euro Plaza,99 Yu Xiang Lu, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (8046 2886, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), 思威(北京)国际动物医院有限

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May Flower Dental Through the integration of expertise and technique, advanced facilities, and excellent service, May Flower Dental has established a high-end brand known for its high quality dental care in Beijing. May Flower is a multi-functional dental care office that provides services including dental implants, crowns, bridges, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery, braces, teeth whitening,and cosmetic dentistry. 1) Rm 03-06, 3/F, Tower 2, China World Office, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8033,; 2) 3/F, Bldg 2, Yingtai Business Center, 28 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, info@ 五月花口腔诊所, 1) 朝阳区建

Lee Pet 1) Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 5499); 2) Rm 4119, 4/F, Golden Resources Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 0706); 3) B118, B1/F, Longde Square Shopping Mall, 186 Litang Lu, Changping District. (8484 1916); 4) Bldg 4, Landgent Chateau, 33 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (8776 9602) 乐宠, 1)朝阳区

International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment). 13-16 Rongke Ganlan Chengshang Jie, Futongxi Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (8456 1939/40/41, ICVS_ 北

Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) 朝阳区 Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1867) 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路50 号燕莎中心W103

Travel Agencies Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) 北京赛 笛芭诗城市观光旅行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街22 号赛特大厦1207室

Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) 18 Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District (150 1008 9588) 朝阳 区朝阳门 南大街 18号

Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (+21 3222 0616, www. 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho11号楼2804

Koryo Tours 27 Beisanlitun Nan, Chaoyang District. (6416 7544,, www.koryostudio. com 朝阳区北三里屯南27号东侧院 Ninety Percent Travel (151 1791 6648, SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340, info@ www.snapadventures. com Wan Lin Tours (186 0112 6254, wanlin@ Sunflower Travel 22D, Bldg B, Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (8447 6361) www., Dongcheng District. (8447 6361) 东城区东直门外大街48号东方银 座B座22D)

TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, cn 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华长安大厦 2座921-926

京新天地国际动物医院, 朝阳区望京阜通西大街, 融科橄榄城商街13-16号

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Beijing Mandarin School Mandarin is a difficult language, so don’t make it any harder. Join the team that knows how to make learning easier. Our effective teaching methods have students speaking 60% of the time in class and communicating more in the everyday world. 15 years of history, 1000’s of students from over 50 countries and more than 70 companies and embassies have successfully learned with us each year. Join us now. New beginner group classes start on October 15th and 23rd; VIP private classes start anytime. Call us to get more information or for a free trial lesson. VISA service and accommodation E-tower: Room 904-905, 9/F Tel: 6508 1026/1126 Guangming Hotel: Room 0709, 7/F Tel: 8441 8391 /186 1173 6419 Skype ID: beijingmandarinschool1998 The Frontiers School- Makes Chinese Easy Intensive classes on National Holiday, 6hours/day, 2nd-6th Oct. Beginner to advanced groups, rmb1350/person New beginner group classes are starting 10th Oct. Morning class: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-12 Evening class: Mon/Wed 7pm-9pm. Learn to play Chinese traditional instruments! Acupuncture classes are available, fun and easy! Dongzhimen Location: 10-64131548/1547 (next to Dongzhimen subway station) Haidian Location: @ Arabic Mood Café, No. 109 building 2, Hanlanting, Jingshuyuan Road. Berlitz is for people who are serious about speaking a new language. Join us for a free demonstration ad experience the Berlitz Method of over 131 years. Sign Up now! Add: Suit 801, Sunjoy Mansion, No.6 Ritan Road Contact person:  Tel:6593 0478. Website: Fesco International Teaching Center: Mandarin and Cultural Courses 85618287 85636133

The Bridge School Come to get 10 more free hours with 100 hours private courses registration! The new beginner group class starts on Oct10 The official HSK test date is on Oct21 and Dec2. The Bridge School has a history of 20 years and 6 locations in Beijing, has been voted the Best Chinese Language School in the City Weekend reader’s choice survey. There are about 150 committed teachers and over 60 contracted companies/ embassies. Our own textbooks including memory cards and CDs are published by Beijing Language and Culture University, and we are the official test centre for HSK and BCT exam. There are over 5000 worldwide students studying at The Bridge School annually. Guangming Hotel: Room503, 5/F. Tel: 84517605 Fax: 64680287. E-tower: Room903, 9/F. Tel: 65064409 Fax: 65046389. Capital Paradise Club: Tel: 80466114 Fax: 80461707. Riviera Resident Service Center: Tel: 84308068Fax: 84703587 Sanlitun Tongguang Tower: Room 8013, Tel: 65389422 fax: 65389455 Dongzhimen Yufei Building Room 901 Tel: 15712845017, 64163990 Sino MandarinTM Hey, guys, you need a proper school to learn mandarin? Sino MandarinTM is the one!!! Dare you come & try our trial lessons? 010-56186008 Address: Room8118, Building Baoliyuan, Opposite Workers’ Stadium North Gate 朝阳区工体北门对面保利源一层8118室 iHappy Mandarin School Make Chinese easy and fun! * Innovative iHappy method makes learning easy through role play, topic discussion, or music appreciation. * 1-on-2 quality course: pay one and get another one free. * Group class: maximum of 6 persons per group. * Free demo class and free after-class tutor everyday, free learning materials! * Highly competitive price. Flexible time and location. * Help your visa conversion, extension. Campus: 1. Room 3106, Building No.9, Jianwai SOHO, Chaoyang. (朝阳区建外SOHO 9号楼3106室) 2. Room 903, Peking University Resource Building, Haidian. (海淀区北京大学资源大厦903室) 010-59002125 010-59002875 / skype: ihappychinese / New Concept Mandarin School The choice of many Embassies and Fortune 500 companies around China. Discover how effective and enjoyable Mandarin language learning can be. Proven Methodology specially developed for Western Expats. Full-time professional trainers. In-house developed training materials including Online Study Tools and DVDs to help you review between classes. Take 1-2 lessons per week, or our intensive classes when you have more time. Private, Small Group and Corporate Training courses can be arranged based on your availability. 20,000 clients have been empowered with Mandarin communication skills through NCM centers all around China. Call us to book a one-hour free demo lesson. Services - Translation/Writing see more at  PrimeTrans offers comprehensive translation services that help you overcome your business barriers. Quality, prompt and worry-free! Call George: 010 81732035, 13501089053, primetrans2000@ Micromice Translation: Free for First 100 Words! Staffs from China Daily offer you most reliable and qualified translation. 100 language,5000 linguistic experts, all types of files and meetings. 13801130910,

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Imagine Photography Studio is a children-oriented photography studio, and we have gained a lot of popularity among the foreign families in Shunyi Villa areas over the 4 years since our establishment. Beside the family photos, we also have business relations with many international school.10am-6pm, Unit 503, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. 84727478 info@imaginestudio SERVICE - Health see more at Angel Hands Enjoy vigorous deep-tissue massage, soothing and gentle massage, or a combination of both. Daily 24 hours. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外Soho2号楼1801室 SERVICE - Service apartment see more at Oakwood Residence Beijing Experience the comfort of a contemporary home at Oakwood Residence Beijing. Oakwood Residence Beijing offers 406 fully equipped luxury apartments ranging from studios to four bedroom penthouse and terrace apartments, all exquisitely furnished in elegant and stylish decor. Enjoy a modern lifestyle with our fitness center, health and beauty day spa, business center and beautifully landscaped private gardens. Choose to dine in your own apartment or in our Mediterranean or Chinese restaurants or enjoy our inroom private dining service. Each apartment is fitted with a state-of-the-art air purification and air conditioning system which ensures 99.9% pure, triple filtered air, so you can trust in Oakwood and breathe easy. 8 Dongzhimenwai Xiejie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China. 010-5995 2888. www.oakwoodasia. com/oakwood-residence-beijing

Ascott Beijing “Ascott Beijing offers luxurious serviced accommodation with comprehensive personalized services and facilities. It is centrally located to make your business travel, weekend retreat or extended stay convenient and enjoyable. Designed for discerning executives and their families, the residences are spacious and private with elegant and refined decor. Ascott Beijing serviced apartments imbues a sense of refinement and style. Neo-Asian lines inspire the elegant interior with exquisite Asian artwork adorning the hallways. Each of the residences from one to three-bedroom layouts as well as the three and four-bedroom penthouses are designed for distinguishing tastes and needs of the international traveler. Fully-equipped kitchens, home entertainment system and elegant furnishings are provided to make your stay convenient and comfortable. The twelve penthouses offer panoramic views of this majestic city.” 108B Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District 0106567 8100

Fraser Residence CBD “With a home at Fraser Residence CBD East, Beijing, you’ll get beauty and luxury both inside and out. The view of the modern cityscape and beautiful landscaped gardens provide a perfect backdrop for the contemporary concepts of your stylish apartment in Beijing. From the exclusive elevator access to the separate living room, dining and kitchen areas, from the tasteful furnishing to beautiful finishes, each detail is meticulously considered to create a comfortable and cosy haven for your family. Your accommodation in Beijing in this Beijing Apartment Hotel provides total comfort better than any other Beijng hotels. For recreation, you can enjoy in-house facilities such as the gymnasium with jet pool, steam and sauna, DVD movie library, all-day dining, members’ lounge and snooker lounge. The Business Centre offers a range of secretarial services and meeting spaces while round-the-clock reception, concierge and security services mean help is always at hand.” Block B, Ocean International Centre, 58 Dongsihuanzhonglu, Chaoyang District 010-5870 9188 The St. Regis Residence Built in 2001 the Residences at The St. Regis Beijing consist of 64 fully furnished units (1-4 bedrooms) boasting natural hot spring water, comfortable beds, tastefully furnished living rooms, carefully fitted bathrooms or fully equipped kitchens. Short term rate starts from CNY2,070 +15% service charge for a two-bedroom residence (maximum 4 guests), or CNY2,270 +15% service charge for a three-bedroom residence (maximum 6 guests). 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 6460 6688 The Beijing CBD has emerged as one of the most dynamic and vibrant districts in Asia and The Millennium Residences @ Beijng Fortune Plaza are placed at its very core. With stunning views of the CCTV Building to the East, World Financial Center to the north, Fortune Plaza to the South and Ritan Parkand surrounds to the West. Embassy House 32-story apartments boast no more than six units per floor, with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens. Facilities include fitness center, pool, bar, cafe, business center, playroom, library and more. Concierge service available. 18 Donzhimenwai Xiaojie, Dongcheng District 010-8449 9000 (leasing hotline), 010-6415 4724 China Children’s Art Theater Situated 1,500 meters northwest of Dongdan Station, this four story playhouse presents plays and musicals for children in Chinese all year long.Every weekend, the Holiday Classic Theatre Hall on the fourth floor puts on plays starting at 10am, andperformers even talk to the audience after each play. Performances include the Chinese classic Ma Lan Hua, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and A Journey With Hans Christian Andersen, among others. The Ma Lan Hua Art School that connects to the theater offers acting, recitation and dance classes for kids ages 5-12. 64 Donganmen Dajie, west at Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. Daily 9am-9pm 6521 1425




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