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September 2012



September 2012



Beijing Folk: A busker who made it big Going Underground: Xinjiekou, Line 4 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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Managing Editor Jonathan White Deputy Managing Editor Paul Ryding Editors Marilyn Mai, Lauren McCarthy, Tiffany Wang Contributing Editor Josh Ong Copy Editor Lilly Chow Visual Planning Joey Guo Contributors Jovan Belev, George Ding, Lillian Li, Kyle Mullin, Simone Nakal, Edward Ragg, Lyle A. Scott, Max Wu Advertising Agency True Run Media

What does it take for a new band to make it big in Beijing? First we asked music industry insiders and bloggers to weigh in. Then we decided that the only way to find out was to build our own band from scratch. What’s New: The Big Smoke Bistro and Uncle Otis, El Nido Bistro, The Loop, J&E Noodle/Teppanyaki, Bibigo, Ao Bao Hui, Serk, Everwines, Dada Alleyway Gourmet: Taipei Kitchen Just Desserts: Blackcurrant sorbet at Modo Bar of the Month: Maiden Voyage Cocktail of the Month: Mint julep Dining Feature: Food synergy Drinks Feature: Open-mic nights Grape Press: Bordeaux Wokipedia: C is for … chaofan, cu, chou doufu, candou Last Orders: Dominic Johnson-Hill of Plastered T-shirts A Drink With: The boys of Black Eyeliner Dining Q&A: Xavier Mauerhofer of Bei Taste Test: Carrot cake … plus what we’ve loved eating this month


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Get the Look: Leather Inspect a Gadget: Music machines and apps for the ears What’s New: Forever 21, Qiao and Vega Zaishi Wang Album Review: 7th Symphony by Apocalyptica Backstage Pass: Dynazty Head of the Queue: Booka Shade Giveaways: NFL Game Pass, a bespoke suit from Jose Acosta, Ritz-Carlton brunch and dinner at Aria Features: Three P’s in a pod, hutong golf and a trans-Eurasian trek Hands-On: Laji Couture DIY … plus where we wish we were this month

Playlist: Max Levy of Apothecary Uniformity: Michel Sutyadi of NLGX Design Bookshelf: Zara Afshad of Design-China Mastermind: Jeff Powell of Back Alley Bistro Q&A: A. S. Byatt talks privacy, Tom Doctoroff gets inside the mind of Chinese consumers, and we get the sound engineer at Baihua Studio to dish the dirt on musicians Feature: How guilty should you feel about visiting the zoo? EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for September THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues Peking Man: George’s Guide to Surviving the Rainpocalpyse




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This month’s cover, shot by Judy Zhou, features the members of Stiletto, the Beijinger’s manufactured band

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The most important dates this month



Thinking outside the (bento) box, Obentos is inviting Beijing’s newest brewers, 京A, to pop in and set up (popup) shop. The crafty brewers are sharing their Mandarin Extra White Summer Wheat and Ber Bang Amber Ale from 1-5pm.

The NFL has thrown long and is touching down at the Western Academy of Beijing for a day of family fun. Watch the Beijing Guardians take on the Shanghai Nighthawks, meet ex-pros and chat up some cheerleaders.


Vogue with all of the other fashionable fillies and fellows as Vogue’s Fashion's Night Out returns to Beijing. Lane Crawford plays hostess to the stylish shopping soiree.



Mexico threw off the shackles of empire two hundred years ago and Q Mex wants you to celebrate with them. We’re expecting a lot of tequila, more food and an eagle devouring a snake.

It’s fair to say that shamans may not have been accurately portrayed in popular culture. Ms. Garu sets the record straight at Dongjen Book Club.




There is a chance that you own a smartphone. There’s a bigger chance that you take bad photos with it. The Culture Yard’s 7pm talk will fix that.


Torches at the ready as ghost stories provide the inspiration for Weird Tales of Beijing. UCCA is planning music, drama and shadow puppetry to give you the willies. (Also Sep 26.)


“Woe is me.” That’s Winter is coming – China corresomething you might time to stock up on spondents hear at Black Eyeliner reading material. The great and nights if all of the hip Bookworm’s book sale kids weren’t having such a good good descend on lasts from 10am-5pm. time dancing. Get your newThe Bookworm Prices start at RMB 5. wave self to Dada and join in. to regale us Café de la Poste offers Booka, booka, booka, with tales of the some of the best-value Booka Shade are in town. steaks in town. They’ve individuals that Germany’s house duo raised those stakes make this country comes to rock the haus at Lantern. with a cash-only carnivore buffet every Thursday. what it is. Talk Get advance tickets to save Meat’s on the go from 8pm. begins at 7.30pm. RMB 100 on the door tax.



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For more events, see p59.

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CITY SCENE Start as you mean to go on


Cankered Corpse Corpse Cook Deadly Sins Deathpact Genocide Regicide Infanticide Poem of a Youngster Death

Deadly Things

Murder Party Raging Mob Evil Thorn Suffocated Medusa Death Pool Tropic Slaughter The Zombie Loves Beauty

Almost Human Black Mamba Nagzul Black Spiders


Entamoeba Histolytica Excited Insects

Devil Festival Hades Hellward Heresy Infidel Moonless Acheron 5-Pointed Star Original Sin Purgatory Resurrection Righteous Person Chthonic


Screaming Savior Seraphim Shepherds the Weak Tarot Saint The Barque of Dante The Thor Varuna VOODOO Yaksa

Beijing’s Metal Bands and their weird names

Cut at Waist Cutting the Throat

Mutilation Lacerate Maul Badly

Beyond Cure Burn Burnmark Cicatricial Diathesis Dopamine Endoputurescence Leukaemia Naked Incise Needle Offset Heads Operating Table


Oxygen Can Phagocyte Pulse Septicaemia Virus of Predacity Visceral Suture Vomit

AK-47 Armour Army of Jade Kirin Tomahawk Honey Gun

Weaponry and War Nuclear Fusion-G Ordnance

Bitter Seeds Thallus

Vegetable The Mushrooms

Chaos Mind Claustrophobia Deranged Shit Die From Sorrow Drawn in Suffering Ego Fall Elitism Fearless Heartless

Unhealthy Emotional Extremes Logic out of Control Mind Crash Misshapen Hatred Raving Jokes Multi-Ego Revilement Silent Resentment Wrath of Despot

Source: Rock in China Wiki



’m tempted to say it was Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, but it could just as easily have been Texas’ White on Blonde. It was definitely one of them. I’d been recording them off the radio for weeks before I received the albums for my 13th birthday. And boy did I listen to them. I could recite every word from each of those albums. Either way, the message is simple: My introduction to music was uncomfortably effeminate. I used to envy people who had “cooler” answers to that question – “What was your first album?” – wishing that my first foray had been Oasis’s Definitely Maybe or Blur’s Parklife. I now list both of those records among my all-time favorites, guileless teenager of the Britpop era that I am. My angry feminist introduction to music could go some way to explaining why I have an occasionally mortifying but very real soft spot for pop music of a feminine bent. Despite strong protestations whenever Natalie Imbruglia or


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Rihanna pops up on shuffle on my iPod that it’s the result of sharing iTunes with my girlfriend, I’ll admit now: No, it is me. But so what? So I have a soft spot for pop music. I’m capable of appreciating experimental, hard rock, hip-hop and indie, but every now and again I feel like listening to Kelly Clarkson, okay? It’s this snobbish attitude towards opening up to new breeds of music that makes for such a limited range of tastes. Hipsters strictly enjoy what’s hip, metalheads throw glassware at indie bands (at one festival, I saw an indie band flee headlong from a stage as a storm of bottles were rained on them by angry, long-haired, tattooed Slayer fans), and rappers wax lyrical about assaulting boy bands. What a happy world we’d live in if we were able to be openminded about the new music that crosses our path. It’s why I think the makers of The Voice got it bang on. No room to pre-judge.

This month, the Beijinger is celebrating the diversity of music in this pulsing city. It’s a young music scene, but it’s growing arms and legs from places we grizzled music snobs have never seen before, and all while still in its infancy. New bands are creating new genres all the time in the city’s livehouses. And those of us that can appreciate it – or at least learn to – might just be witnessing something game-changing. Let’s not stifle their growth. Let’s support and nurture it. Like it or not, it’s the kids who are shaping the city’s musical future. And the kids are alright.

Paul Ryding Nightlife Editor

Beijing folk

Busk Stop

Zheng Tianqi, street musician by Max Wu


heng Tianqi was discovered by a TV producer while busking in 2009. Since that big break, he’s appeared on CCTV (and started a media company employing 20 staff ) but on occasion he can still be found at Xiangshan. Just don’t call him Xiangshan Boy.

gang [a migrant-worker duo that made it big in 2010]. Are there songs that you can’t sing? My Chinese songs satisfy most audiences, but English songs? I know none. Last year I signed up for a class to power up my English.

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What songs do you like to play? Koushui (“saliva”) songs. [口 水 歌 means super-popular, easy-to-learn songs. –Ed.]

Why “Xiangshan Boy?” Why not “Xiangshan Man”? Because I’m not married. I don’t even have a girlfriend yet. I feel “man” Tell us something unusual that should be reserved for guys that happened at are married. But I’m “They run after me, a tough guy and Xiangshan. People are not al“Xiangshan Boy ” I go. They leave, lowed to sing in is a nickname that I come back” the park for montourists gave me. ey, so every time I I hate it. I prefer go there, it’s guerrilla warfare with people call me by my real name. the park staff. They run after me, I go. They leave, I come back. Where are the best street Winters at Xiangshan are really performers? cold. One day, as I was sitting on Houhai, I think. There are so many the concrete, singing, two middlebars there – of course there are more aged women came all the way from good singers. Daxing District (after three hours on the bus) to give me cushions to How did you end up singing at sit on. That day I sang with tears. Xiangshan? Too many people have come and At first I worked the underpasses, helped me. but too many people sing there. I couldn’t make it happen, so I tried Any advice for other street my luck at Xiangshan. The results performers? have been great. It’s definitely a tough road to walk. In this material world, it’s hard to make How long do you think you’ll it without money – tuition is high continue singing here? and creating music is expensive. At Xiangshan? Just occasionally. There are hundreds singing in the When I feel upset, I go there to chill underpasses, but how many are as and sing some songs I used to sing lucky as Xidan Girl and Xuri Yangthere. It’s like a home to me.

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NEWSBITES WATERCOOLER CHAT Guess who was in town last month for another of his charity tours? Diego Maradona. And guess who’s also sniffing around for other opportunities? Apparently, Maradona wants to turn his Hand of God to coaching soccer in China and, eventually, to become boss of Team China. He even met CFA boss Wei Di. We know it’s wrong but we still kind of want it to happen. Richard Burger, the former Global Times editor and longtime Beijing blogger, has published Behind The Red Door: Sex in China. James Fallows offers this blurb: “I would pay to read any of Richard Burger’s insights and interpretations of modern China. To have him explore China through its sexual history, practices, hang-ups, and business ambitions is a particular treat.” We found it more charming that Burger has dedicated the book to his parents.

Acupuncture has been sticking their needles into record grooves for five years this month. They will be dancing their collective DJ socks off at Lantern (where else?) on September 8. All of the Acupuncture Records family will be on the bill. Fun will be had.

year on September 29. Pop-up shops, exhibitions, fashion shows, food stalls and other events will flood the city until October 6. Expect even more venues than last year (Caochangdi in addition to 798 and Dashilar), more designers and more fun (i.e. gourmet jianbing, crafts and craft brews). We’ll be featuring an interview with head honcho Aric Chen in next month’s issue.

Get over to Laji Couture’s eco-minded street fair on September 8 to enjoy beer, snacks, game booths and design installations. The day finishes with a sustainable-fashion show and a cocktail party. A hundred-kuai bill will get you in (and your thirst quenched) from 11am-3pm at Sanlitun Soho.

Beer festivals seem to be as ubiquitous as anniversary celebrations nowadays. (And before you know it, the beer festivals will be holding their one-year anniversaries.) The latest addition to the swelling suds showcases is Dxcel’s September 28 event at Eudora Station. Details were

can pay RMB 200 at the door for freeflow drinks and canapés.

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS Catherine de France has shut down its Shunyi studio and opened shop in Sanlitun’s East Avenue luxury apartments. Check out our review on



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The pageant for Miss Laowai 2012 is scheduled for September 20 at the Mei Lanfang Grand Theatre. There’s some doubt as to how ready they’ll be for the show as they were still looking for contestants as we went to print. Let’s hope they have found enough local laowai who want world peace. Yugong Yishan is also preparing a big birthday cake this month. They have turned an impressive eight years old and they’ll be blowing out the candles in rocker fashion on September 21. Congratulations to them. Capoeira Mandinga Beijing holds their first-ever batizado this month. The word means “baptism” in Portuguese but in slave martial-art circles, it’s an annual gathering of a region’s capoeiristas. Check it out at 2 Kolegas on September 22. Beijing Design Week kicks off this

still being finalized at time of print, but you can be sure to find the full complement of the brand’s beers. To raise awareness for World Rabies Day (Sep 28), ICVS is hosting a Rabies Vaccination Drive-in for Pets (Sep 28) and a Rabies Awareness and Prevention Seminar (Sep 29) at their new Wangjing location. Indigo at Jiuxianqiao will have its grand opening in September. There’s still no word on the likelihood of shoppers being allowed inside Parkview Green. Updates when we have them, consumers.

ON THE HORIZON Despite how they do it in Europe, Oktoberfest takes place in October here in Beijing. Every hotel with the capacity for Teutonic rabble-rousing will soon be lifting their glasses and shouting Prost. Look for all the beery

Bethel China Foundation, a nonprofit for blind orphans, will be opening its fourth training center next month in Changping District. They still urgently need funds to take care of renovations and m e d i c a l e x p e n s e s . Fo r m o r e info, see our interview with their founder Guillaume Gauvain on The Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education has revamped Dongjen Book Club, which they hope to nurture into Beijing’s NGO center, where local residents interested in social issues can meet and collaborate. Talks and networking events will happen on a weekly basis; see Events or visit Dongjen. org for details. Following in the footsteps of The Orchid Hotel and the success of its boutique courtyard concept is the newly opened Beijing Hutongren Courtyard Hotel. They’ve crammed more than ten guest rooms and a teahouse into their century-old renovated courtyard home. Rooms will set you back RMB 780 upwards but you can save money cycling back home from Gulou.


To celebrate 11 years of bringing California rolls to Beijing, Hatsune will throw a shindig at their Sanlitun Village branch on September 6. Presale tickets (RMB 100) can still be bought at the restaurant’s Sanlitun and Guanghua Lu branches, or you

Runners with a conscience can help restore hope to exploited women by joining Starfish Project’s training team for the Beijing Marathon. For more information, email g.lee@ The marathon takes place on October 14.

We don’t like to toot our own horn here at the Beijinger but sometimes it doesn’t pay to be modest. So we’re giving you ample warning to prepare for our 11th Anniversary blowout next month. If you’re curious about what to expect, get yourself a copy of Project X and study it hard.

There is such a thing as families being too close. Take the recent example of the migrant worker who was arrested by Beijing police for running a strip show starring his wife and sister plus a mentally ill woman.

The first day of the month also marks the start of the “Re-History: Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition” at G-Dot Art Space. The show, which runs until October 21, will include some truly famous contemporary artists and their iconic images: Yue Minjun (pink men gripped in convulsive laughter), Fang Lijun (bald-headed youth caught grimacing) and Chen Wenling (malevolent pigs). The price of this cultural education? Not a thing.

The closing ceremony for China AIDS Walk will take place on the Great Wall in October, where the results from the fundrais ing drive will finally be unveiled. Don’t miss out on your last chance to contribute; all proceeds from the Migas party on September 8 will go towards social projects promoting HIV/AIDS awareness/ prevention. You can still help out; learn more at

The way to a man’s heart being through his stomach is ... medically inaccurate, even for an adage, but what cannot be denied is that you can become goodhearted through eating great food if you take part in Chi Fan for Charity 2012. Tickets go on sale next month.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus hits Beijing screens on September 3. The (almost) prequel to the Alien trilogy will join the new Batman and Spiderman films in general release. This is a good time to get that Megabox VIP card. You’ll also be able to see Looper, the new Bruce Willis-Joseph Gordon Levitt vehicle, starting on September 28.

Maybe Mars could well be called Definitely Mars now that they’ve been a going concern for five years. Everyone’s favorite Beijing indie label will rock Yugong Yishan to within an inch of its life on September 1. The lineup is a Who’s Who of the city’s indie scenemakers, topped by Carsick Cars. Don’t miss it.

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Going Underground

Xinjiekou, Line 4 SELLING POINT

Everybody knows Xinjiekou as “The Street of Instruments,” where all sorts of brassy, stringy, reedy and percussive devices can be rented, bought and/or taught. But how did this area become such a mecca for musicians? We have a theory. It has to do with a little piece of Beijing rock & roll history located nearby …


For 30 years, Baihua Recording Studio has occupied a chunk of the whimsically named Baihua Shenchu (“Hundred Flowers Hidden Deep”) Hutong. “Back then,” says one nearby shop owner, “everybody who came through here was a longhaired rocker.” The graffiti on the walls may have faded, but the legacy lives on. (See p53 for more.) Over on Xizhimennei Dajie, at the 300-year-old Xizhimen Catholic Church, take a moment to reflect on what’s really important as you gaze up at the soaring Gothic arches and

glorious stained-glass tableaux.


Veneration is hungry work. Time to carbo-load. Head down to Xinjiekou Nandajie, where some say the best paomo in the city can be found at Lao Xi’an Fanzhuang. Grab a piece of bread and start tearing.


Walk north to Xinjiekou Beidajie and you’ll find a small jewelry museum (a sub-branch of Beida’s Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology). If this collection of ornamental trinkets inspires you to exercise your own nimble fingers in the service of craft, you’re just a few steps south of 迪艾歪DIY Center, where you can create your own candles, soaps and pottery.

generation gap It’s time to face the music. You call that music? In my day …

Tell Us a Joke Jeraldine Tan, Hotel Manager at pentahotel Beijing Q: What happens when bankers get old? A: They never die, they just lose interest. Bank on a good time at the pentahotel.

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the Beijinger held its New Music Showcase on Aug 18 featuring 11 hot young bands, free-flow beer and a roast goat. Photos by Emily Xin, Judy Zhou, Renee Robinson and Sophie Zhu

Haze held a Resident Advisor Party on Jul 14 featuring American DJ Levon Vincent. Photos courtesy of Haze

Ramon Tapia (aka El Carlitto) was in town on Aug 10 for a set at Lantern. Photos courtesy of Lantern

Suzie Wong’s held a summer fiesta party on Jul 20. Photos courtesy of Suzie Wong’s


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Beijingers kicked off the Olympics with an opening ceremony party at 2 Kolegas on Jul 28 with food from Fish Nation and Gung Ho and music by the Beijing Beatles and Ricky Sixx. Photos by Troy Reilly

Italian designer Romeo Gigli created an exclusive fashion collection for Joyce boutique. The Beijing launch took place on Jul 31. Photos courtesy of Elisabeth Koch and Joyce

Good Goods Commune held a handmade postcard workshop on Aug 11. Photos courtesy of Good Goods Commune

CRCC Asia’s internship participants visited Beijing Huiling on Jul 21 for a day of volunteering. Photos courtesy of CRCC

The Radisson Blu Hotel turned the world blu at their Garden Appreciation Party on Aug 10. Photo courtesy of Radisson Blu Hotel

Philippe Daue, China World Hotel’s Area Executive Pastry Chef and Jonathan Wu, Executive Pastry Chef, represented Team China in the World Pastry Team Championship (WPTC) on Jul 8. Photo courtesy of China World Hotel

On Jul 20, Oakley launched their new “Beyond Reason” campaign in Xidan Joy City, featuring Olympian athletes and sports artists. Photos courtesy of Oakley

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media players: scene shapers sound off

Luke Hansford

Josh Feola

tion is a waste of time for any band. Good music rises above everything else.”

Josh Feola, “There is no ‘scene.’ There are small pockets of people organized along genre niches or geographical lines. There’s no unified scene at all. But I suppose there are many futures for many micro-scenes.” Jonathan Alpart, “The Sound Stage,” CRI “Most Westerners simply cannot conceive of the ‘China’ they imagine and have been told about by CNN having anything worthwhile to offer in terms of music. Even if they hear about ‘Chinese rock,’ they may find it ‘interesting’ in the sense that Lebanese cuisine is an interesting choice for dining out once in a blue moon, but not something they’d actually listen to and place in their record

collection alongside Radiohead or Coldplay, for example. The mental framework just isn’t there. Hopefully, over time, Chinese music will become increasingly legitimized and taken more seriously by world audiences.” Luke Hansford, “I would like bands to embrace the fact that China is, potentially, the largest music market in the world. Forget about your Pitchforks and Glastonburys and overseas record labels and whatnot, and focus on spreading the gospel of music throughout China. And if you want to tour overseas, go to Japan or Southeast Asia or Australia. Some bands are already starting to realize this. I reckon that actively seeking out international recogni-

Jonathan Alpart


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David O’Dell

Badr Benjelloun, “Kaiser Kuo wrote a column a year or so ago about how we, as foreigners, are stuck with our labels, whereas a lot of Chinese musicians are freer and not tied to a particular genre. It’s refreshing to see a mean metal dude playing in a funk band or hard-rocker playing experimental noise rock. They have more room to grow musically.” Eric de Fontenay, “When I first visited China, Beijing’s music scene reminded me of New York ’s underground scene in the early ’80s, when

Shaun Hemsley

Eric de Fontenay

think they can make some money being a local act, there’s no way that attitude will get them overseas attention.”

groups like the Ramones and Blondie were redefining New York’s sounds at clubs like CBGB. There is an energy and rawness that is reminiscent of that era that I feel is missing from today’s Western ‘indie’ scene. To some extent, it makes me feel young.” Shaun Hemsley, “I would like to see more originality and pushing of boundaries. I appreciate a lot of experimental music though I rarely listen to much, but it’s at those edges where suddenly new music is spawned that can be simply magnificent.” Alex Searson, City Weekend nightlife editor and owner of Beijing Gig Guide

“The biggest problem that most indie Chinese bands have is not being able to market themselves. The best of them might put up a Douban with some songs and photos and maybe a video they find on Youku, but there’s no concerted effort to publicize themselves or their shows. I don’t think it’s all humility or not wanting to show off – these bands are still made up of musicians with artistic temperaments and egos – but more of a resignation to the perceived (and oftentimes true) fact that being a musician isn’t a worthwhile – or at least financially viable – pursuit. Playing shows is great, but even non-musicians like me know that the best way for a band to make money is to sell merchandise. And if bands don’t even

David O’Dell, author of Inseparable: The Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk Rock “For a Chinese album to make it big [in the US], it would need to be pop in genre, perfect in English grammar and voice, the act would have to be wildly unique and good looking, as well as have a lot of major label support. In other words: absolute crap. A Chinese act in Asia can make it quite big without changing, but crossing the divide is difficult.”

Badr Benjelloun

Alex Searson

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Gouzi, Yugong Yishan “New bands can’t be afraid to make mistakes.”

Lichi, MAO Livehouse “Compared to the musical environment in developed countries, we still have quite some distance to go, but our environment is unique and more rock & roll.”

Felix Liu, label director at Robust Husband Entertainment “New bands are always imitating, but who you imitate is very important. New bands need experience; they can’t aim too high. You can tour outside the country, but if no one in China buys your CD, you are nothing.”

Chung Ling, PR & media manager at Pilot Records “Rock & roll is still new to China, and I don’t think anyone is qualified to be considered an expert. People are better off relying on themselves than waiting for a qualified industry guy to help. Who can tell me a perfect example of an old guy bringing on a newbie?”

Liu Miao, 2 Kolegas “It’s vital to know venue managers; they provide you with the stage that can develop your career. Bands and venues can’t be separated – they can’t survive without each other.”


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Li Lei, Hot Cat Club “Beijing can provide more venues and music festivals for acts to perform live. But more bands hope to perform only at festivals, and are not willing to perform at the smaller venues.”

Mar, Pacalolo “We first heard rock & roll music watching our parents’ porno videos. That was the first foreign media to be smuggled into China, and the music made me and my brother go out and start a band. New musicians may be influenced by the Internet most.”

Matt Holmes, Beijing Alchemists “Beijing is relatively new band-friendly. The place is very vibrant and there is a good pool of local and international musicians. You can get gigs relatively easily and there is still a kind of ‘small pond’ feeling, so audiences are relatively forgiving, and it’s a city of the night so there are curious audiences eager to hear new and old stuff.”

Lolly, Maybe Mars “Beijing has so many opportunities for new musicians to show themselves, and quite a broad audience as well. As long as you make music sincerely, you will get acknowledged.”

Philipp Grefer, Fake Music Media “It’s actually much easier to get a start in Beijing than in more established musical cities. If you are any good and have a few connections, you will find yourself playing a big festival stage in front of tons of people relatively quickly. If you can hold this stage down, though, is another question.”

Clement Berger, Temple “The biggest surprise in the last 12 months is the emergence of a new music style which is a big plus for the music industry in China. It makes the music scene really eclectic, which is definitely good for everyone. Let’s call it ‘musical evolution’!”

Nathaniel Davis, Split Works “If you look at the history of bands in the West, including almost all of the biggest acts from The Beatles to R.E.M., they all started from nothing and worked extremely hard and lived the life of paupers while touring and playing show after show and developing themselves as musicians and live acts. This is something that all Chinese bands should take note of and emulate.”

Traci Smith, publicist “The biggest pitfall is going straight to a larger venue, like 2 Kolegas, before doing a few dry runs on empty nights at a smaller place. Play a few times, get your friends to come, figure out what goes down well and what doesn’t. Change it up, do it again. After you’ve got it right, start asking for weekend nights. When you’ve got that right, move up to a larger venue.”

Djang San, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen “Audiences in Beijing tend to go see what is ‘trendy’ and you feel there is a lack of a solid fan base to work on. People in Beijing come and go – few people stay. You end up with lots of people in a room seeing a band not because it’s good, but because people told them it was ‘the thing to see.’”

Nevin Domer, COO at Maybe Mars “I think it is much easier for younger bands in Beijing than other more developed music scenes. However, the bands can’t rise as high here as they can in other places.”

Jaime Welton, Bad Mamasan “Traveling to Western shows lately has really reminded me that this place still has a long way to go in many ways. I think those who stay here too long get their bar lowered considerably.”

Zakk Wu, booking manager at MiDI Festival “Compared to many other Chinese cities, it’s so much better in Beijing. In comparison to the indie music in the world’s other great musical cities, everything here is new, and so the threshold is low. The big drawback is there’s no pattern to follow. “

September 2012


media players: scene shapers sound off

Luke Hansford

Josh Feola

tion is a waste of time for any band. Good music rises above everything else.”

Josh Feola, “There is no ‘scene.’ There are small pockets of people organized along genre niches or geographical lines. There’s no unified scene at all. But I suppose there are many futures for many micro-scenes.” Jonathan Alpart, “The Sound Stage,” CRI “Most Westerners simply cannot conceive of the ‘China’ they imagine and have been told about by CNN having anything worthwhile to offer in terms of music. Even if they hear about ‘Chinese rock,’ they may find it ‘interesting’ in the sense that Lebanese cuisine is an interesting choice for dining out once in a blue moon, but not something they’d actually listen to and place in their record

collection alongside Radiohead or Coldplay, for example. The mental framework just isn’t there. Hopefully, over time, Chinese music will become increasingly legitimized and taken more seriously by world audiences.” Luke Hansford, “I would like bands to embrace the fact that China is, potentially, the largest music market in the world. Forget about your Pitchforks and Glastonburys and overseas record labels and whatnot, and focus on spreading the gospel of music throughout China. And if you want to tour overseas, go to Japan or Southeast Asia or Australia. Some bands are already starting to realize this. I reckon that actively seeking out international recogni-

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Badr Benjelloun, “Kaiser Kuo wrote a column a year or so ago about how we, as foreigners, are stuck with our labels, whereas a lot of Chinese musicians are freer and not tied to a particular genre. It’s refreshing to see a mean metal dude playing in a funk band or hard-rocker playing experimental noise rock. They have more room to grow musically.” Eric de Fontenay, “When I first visited China, Beijing’s music scene reminded me of New York ’s underground scene in the early ’80s, when

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think they can make some money being a local act, there’s no way that attitude will get them overseas attention.”

groups like the Ramones and Blondie were redefining New York’s sounds at clubs like CBGB. There is an energy and rawness that is reminiscent of that era that I feel is missing from today’s Western ‘indie’ scene. To some extent, it makes me feel young.” Shaun Hemsley, “I would like to see more originality and pushing of boundaries. I appreciate a lot of experimental music though I rarely listen to much, but it’s at those edges where suddenly new music is spawned that can be simply magnificent.” Alex Searson, City Weekend nightlife editor and owner of Beijing Gig Guide

“The biggest problem that most indie Chinese bands have is not being able to market themselves. The best of them might put up a Douban with some songs and photos and maybe a video they find on Youku, but there’s no concerted effort to publicize themselves or their shows. I don’t think it’s all humility or not wanting to show off – these bands are still made up of musicians with artistic temperaments and egos – but more of a resignation to the perceived (and oftentimes true) fact that being a musician isn’t a worthwhile – or at least financially viable – pursuit. Playing shows is great, but even non-musicians like me know that the best way for a band to make money is to sell merchandise. And if bands don’t even

David O’Dell, author of Inseparable: The Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk Rock “For a Chinese album to make it big [in the US], it would need to be pop in genre, perfect in English grammar and voice, the act would have to be wildly unique and good looking, as well as have a lot of major label support. In other words: absolute crap. A Chinese act in Asia can make it quite big without changing, but crossing the divide is difficult.”

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Gouzi, Yugong Yishan “New bands can’t be afraid to make mistakes.”

Lichi, MAO Livehouse “Compared to the musical environment in developed countries, we still have quite some distance to go, but our environment is unique and more rock & roll.”

Felix Liu, label director at Robust Husband Entertainment “New bands are always imitating, but who you imitate is very important. New bands need experience; they can’t aim too high. You can tour outside the country, but if no one in China buys your CD, you are nothing.”

Chung Ling, PR & media manager at Pilot Records “Rock & roll is still new to China, and I don’t think anyone is qualified to be considered an expert. People are better off relying on themselves than waiting for a qualified industry guy to help. Who can tell me a perfect example of an old guy bringing on a newbie?”

Liu Mao, 2 Kolegas “It’s vital to know venue managers; they provide you with the stage that can develop your career. Bands and venues can’t be separated – they can’t survive without each other.”


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Li Lei, Hot Cat Club “Beijing can provide more venues and music festivals for acts to perform live. But more bands hope to perform only at festivals, and are not willing to perform at the smaller venues.”

Mar, Pacalolo “We first heard rock & roll music watching our parents’ porno videos. That was the first foreign media to be smuggled into China, and the music made me and my brother go out and start a band. New musicians may be influenced by the Internet most.”

Matt Holmes, Beijing Alchemists “Beijing is relatively new band-friendly. The place is very vibrant and there is a good pool of local and international musicians. You can get gigs relatively easily and there is still a kind of ‘small pond’ feeling, so audiences are relatively forgiving, and it’s a city of the night so there are curious audiences eager to hear new and old stuff.”

Lolly, Maybe Mars “Beijing has so many opportunities for new musicians to show themselves, and quite a broad audience as well. As long as you make music sincerely, you will get acknowledged.”

Philipp Grefer, Fake Music Media “It’s actually much easier to get a start in Beijing than in more established musical cities. If you are any good and have a few connections, you will find yourself playing a big festival stage in front of tons of people relatively quickly. If you can hold this stage down, though, is another question.”

Clement Berger, Temple “The biggest surprise in the last 12 months is the emergence of a new music style which is a big plus for the music industry in China. It makes the music scene really eclectic, which is definitely good for everyone. Let’s call it ‘musical evolution’!”

Nathaniel Davis, Split Works “If you look at the history of bands in the West, including almost all of the biggest acts from The Beatles to R.E.M., they all started from nothing and worked extremely hard and lived the life of paupers while touring and playing show after show and developing themselves as musicians and live acts. This is something that all Chinese bands should take note of and emulate.”

Traci Smith, publicist “The biggest pitfall is going straight to a larger venue, like 2 Kolegas, before doing a few dry runs on empty nights at a smaller place. Play a few times, get your friends to come, figure out what goes down well and what doesn’t. Change it up, do it again. After you’ve got it right, start asking for weekend nights. When you’ve got that right, move up to a larger venue.”

Djang San, The Amazing Insurance Salesman “Audiences in Beijing tend to go see what is ‘trendy’ and you feel there is a lack of a solid fan base to work on. People in Beijing come and go – few people stay. You end up with lots of people in a room seeing a band not because it’s good, but because people told them it was ‘the thing to see.’”

Nevin Domer, COO at Maybe Mars “I think it is much easier for younger bands in Beijing than other more developed music scenes. However, the bands can’t rise as high here as they can in other places.”

Jaime Welton, Bad Mamasan “Traveling to Western shows lately has really reminded me that this place still has a long way to go in many ways. I think those who stay here too long get their bar lowered considerably.”

Zakk Wu, booking manager at MiDI Festival “Compared to many other Chinese cities, it’s so much better in Beijing. In comparison to the indie music in the world’s other great musical cities, everything here is new, and so the threshold is low. The big drawback is there’s no pattern to follow. “

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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 are two vouchers (worth RMB 500 each) for treatments at Toni&Guy. Answers to

WIn stuff 1. Beijing Restaurant Week runs from: a) Sep 3-9 b) Sep 10-16 c) Sep 17-23 d) Sep 24-30

5. What popular dish does Taipei Kitchen serve? a) one-pot chicken b) three-cup chicken c) four-alarm chicken d) five-spice chicken

2. Jose Acosta is a former __________. a) model b) racecar driver c) ambassador d) restaurateur

6. Peng Lei is the lead singer of which band? a) Misandao b) Hedgehog c) New Pants d) The Amazing Insurance Salesmen

3. Whose music is Max Levy most embarrassed about having on his iPod? a) Beastie Boys b) Carly Rae Jepsen c) One Direction d) Marilyn Manson

Answers for last month: 1. a) Air Asia 2. c) Pilates 3. c) Dao Le 4. c) Belfast 5. d) Zou Shiming 6. b) We Can’t All Be Astronauts, by Tim Clare 7. d) Southern Comfort 8. d) a fly Last month’s winner was Geert Janssen.


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4. What weekend retreat offers modern courtyards near the Wall? a) Badaling Retreats b) Beijing Retreats c) Shan Li Retreats d) Simatai Retreats

7. Apart from drinks, what does Serk specialize in? a) plants b) computers c) art d) bicycles 8) What’s the name of the band that we put together for this month’s cover feature? a) Wellington b) Trainer c) Stiletto d) Steel Toecap

Win two vouchers (worth RMB 500 each) for treatments at Toni&Guy 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 massages at Origin Spa. Answer the question at the end of Mastermind to win a Hoegaarden gift pack. Up for grabs in the Go section: a bespoke suit (worth RMB 5,000) from Jose Acosta, a Weekend Brunch for four at Aroma (worth RMB 2,566) in the Ritz-Carlton Beijing a weekend dinner for four at Aria (worth RMB 1,370) in the China World Hotel, and a full-season Game Pass (worth RMB 1,270) on


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

CARROT CAKE // FOOD SYNERGY // MONGOLIAN WEDDING // OPEN-MIC NIGHTS NEW OPENINGS Southern Barbarian is now open on Baochao Hutong. Owner Feng Jianwen is likely to create the same fun, relaxed vibe the Yunnan restaurant has in Shanghai. They celebrate their opening and their inaugural photography exhibit on Sep 2. Switch! has opened its new cafe in the Cathay View Plaza out in Shunyi. It’ll bring back more of the goodies you loved at their 798 location. The tiny Sanlitun Noodle Bar across from Tongli Studio has expanded with a bigger, brighter location on the fifth floor of 3.3. Here’s to never getting turned away again. The food options at Indigo mall are really shaping up. Blue Frog’s new spot is huge – a good option if you’re avoiding the Monday night crowds in Sanlitun. There’s also Element Fresh, fast-casual bibimbap spot Bibigo (see review, p21) and unsung duck lords Xihe Yayuan. Hercules is looking spiffy in its new incarnation, with its owners also rolling out T Republic next door and an upstairs location for their Vietnamese restaurant, Muse, to follow.

slow food saturday takes place on sep 22 at the schoolhouse at mutianyu

Capital Bites

Marilyn Mai is biting to the beat

photo: courtesy OF the schoolhouse at mutianyu


n high school Biology, I devised an experiment wherein I raised cucumbers to see if music would help them grow. The control group sprouted in silence, while two other groups enjoyed classical music and heavy metal in opposite corners of my parents’ backyard. I seem to remember the classical cucumbers doing the best, followed by the metalheads and finally the silent types. Later I read that heavy metal can kill plants. Maybe I hadn’t turned it up loud enough. There are many reasons why I’m not in charge of any kind of real science now, but you should have seen the leaves on those violin-treated vines. Clearly music does something for living organisms, and that doesn’t stop at vegetables. Have you paid attention to what greets your ears in restaurants around town? You can chomp to a

blend of country and rock at Home Plate Bar-B-Que – though chef and co-owner Adam swears the good stuff comes on after-hours. Last time we were at Q Mex, we picked up on “Stairway to Heaven,” Gypsy Kingsstyle. One of our colleagues has noticed that La Pizza likes a lot of Taylor Swift and Celine Dion. If you’re into that sort of thing, McDonald’s near Wudaokou has a habit of playing Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” on repeat for hours straight. For a very sing-along-able ‘80s mix, try Union. Blue Frog plays a lot of The Smiths, but we’ll have to listen and see if “Meat is Murder” ever makes it through. Some avoid lyrics altogether and go for setting the mood: bassy electronic music at Modo, tinkly jazz at the Japanese whisky bars. And oh, the hotels. Gang Starr at Grace Hotel, trip-hop in Bei at The Oppo-

site House and the ever-dependable champagne brunch mix: “Girl from Ipanema,” “Yesterday Once More” and “Fly Me to the Moon” – always in that order. You might be surprised how few people can remember what music their favorite restaurants play. Maybe it’s time to start paying a little more attention as you eat out. Dining City’s Beijing Restaurant Week, now in its second year, gives you the perfect opportunity. It runs September 3-9 and includes over 50 restaurants. If you haven’t made your reservations yet, get to and nab those last few spots. Then check out this month’s Dining Feature (p28), which shows us how different ingredients and cooking methods harmonize to keep your body properly tuned. Trust us, it’s science.

The new Swire hotel, East Beijing, will open its doors to the public on September 17. As for food and drink, they ’ll offer eclectic bistro-style eats at Feast (Food by East) and California-style Japanese at Hagaki as well as fresh baked goods, salads and sandwiches at their cafe and lounge, Domain. The night spot, Xian, will include a whiskey bar and a pub with beer by the bottle and on tap. Fatburger’s opening their third location in September, in the basement of Gemdale Plaza at the Dawanglu subway station.

HAPPENINGS To celebrate their new location, Brasserie Flo has invited Michelinstarred chef Daniel Chambon to Beijing. He’ll visit from Sep 8-15 and offer an ambitious degustation menu that will last until Oct 15. Always a good deal, the Ganges lunch buffet is now available at their new Sanlitun location, for RMB 60. Tell them that you heard about it from the Beijinger to enjoy a free Indian masala tea.

CLOSINGS Ristorante Sadler at Chi’enmen 23 is officially closed. Ciro’s Pomodoro has also closed. Ciao, Ciro. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear what will be taking these restaurants’ places.

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants braised lamb cutlets

Uncle Smoky A m e r i can / Bar b e c u e

The Big Smoke Bistro Daily 5pm-midnight.

Uncle Otis Daily 5pm-midnight. 1/F, Lee World Building (down the alley from Frost Nails), 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (6416 2683) 朝阳区幸福村中路57号楼利世楼
 1.2km northeast of Dongsishitiao stop (Line 2)



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Meat-wise, I’d recommend the braised lamb cutlets with coffee and ancho-chilli sauce (RMB 65). The sauce is funky, but the pairing works. Eight-hour woodfired pig (RMB 68) is also a draw, though the crackly skin gets rubbery if you let it sit too long. Don’t miss the drinks. We could easily get used to downing the bourbon stormy (RMB 48) and the strawberry basil mojito (RMB 55). Uncle Otis, the second half of Kris Ryan’s Americana-style project, offers takeout or delivery of rotisserie chicken, in either Cajun or natural flavors. Fight the temptation all you want, but if you live in their delivery area (greater Sanlitun), you’ll soon be calling “Uncle” to have a hot chick at your door, moist thighs,

breasts and all. If you can’t wait to get home, a handful of seats will let you get right down to business. A whole bird will run you RMB 78, or you can choose half (RMB 56) or a quarter (RMB 2730). Of the nine sauces, the roasted tomato and the gravy are our favorites so far, but we’re still working our way down the list. Pick up a couple sides, such as root vegetable mash (RMB 20) and mac & cheese (RMB 25), to go with your chicken, but be warned that the servings are tiny. Wash things down with pink lemonade or Southern sweet tea (RMB 20), then cap it all off with a supple cinnamon roll (RMB 28). Josh Ong Also try: Home Plate Bar-B-Que, Nola

photos: judy zhou

reamed up by Kris Ryan of Saddle Cantina, The Big Smoke consists of a café, private room, dining room, bar and lounge. It offers the down-home comfort of barbecue with a gussied-up full dining experience. A chilled roast beef salad in a radicchio cup (RMB 32) and chargrilled scallops with a tequila lemon sauce (RMB 38) were our favorite starters. Roasted nuts (RMB 25) were also a joy to eat, but I’d only recommend them to nut nuts. You know who you are. Omnivores will dig the baby spinach salad (RMB 40), which comes with prosciutto and a garlic vinaigrette. A charred fennel with grilled zucchini (RMB 37) tickled my taste buds with a licorice-like finish.

WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Play It Again W i n e bar / A m e r i ca n

The Loop Kitchen and Wine Daily 6-10.30pm. Rm 1, Unit 2, Bldg 36 (west of Heaven Supermarket), Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow), Chaoyang District (8772 5713) 朝阳区幸福三村三巷36楼2门1号(雅秀后边天堂便利店西边) 900m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)


fried pork cubes with pineapple and mint

he Loop Kitchen and Wine is a butterfly. Its move from Shuangjing to Sanlitun was the chrysalis. Maybe I’m losing you with this middle-school biology talk, but what I’m trying to say is the new “kitchen and wine” concept is an evolutionary thing of beauty. The restaurant isn’t large, but its white walls and tables impart a subtle elegance. The Loop’s the kind of place that I’d take a date or an intimate group of friends. Appetizers like thin fries with truffle mayonnaise (RMB 35) and chicken wings on a bed of blue cheese sauce (RMB 40) are refined bar foods done right. I enjoyed every bite of both the filet mignon with truffle jus (RMB 145) and pork shoulder steak with dark chocolate jus (RMB 125). Bites

of the filet yielded like a bicyclist up against a bus at an intersection. The pork, on the other hand, put up selfassured resistance when eaten. The two desserts appealed to either side of my palate. The classic crème brûlée (45) was appropriately silken, while a Greek yoghurt with passionfruit honey and papaya jam (RMB 40) was restrained in its sweetness without compromising on complexity. Proprietor Weiley Lu, who spent time at Cordon Bleu and has a background in wine, has put together a solid wine list with a selection of ten wines by the glass starting from RMB 60, including sparkling, sweet and fortified choices. Josh Ong Also try: Modo, Bar Veloce

Stone Pot Star

bibigo rice

Ko r e an

Bibigo 必品阁 Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 153, 1/F, Indigo, 20 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8426 0759) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐提港商业1层53号单元 3.8km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)


photos: judy zhou

othing satisfies quite like the sound of rice crackling against a stone pot. And Bibigo’s bibimbap doesn’t just sizzle – it hisses and sputters, leaving no vegetable unscathed. Everything about this Korean restaurant chain demonstrates a

self-assured modernity – from the simplicity of its decor to the bilingual menus. Bibigo has already expanded all over its native country as well as to Los Angeles, Singapore and London. But is Beijing ready for fastcasual dining that places so much emphasis on health? I’d say so. The clear stars of the menu fall under the bibimbap category, from bibigo rice (RMB 55) – a hybrid salad and rice dish – to hot stone bibim bansang (RMB 58). We opted for the latter and found the rice crisped to perfection and the broccoli, mushrooms and sprouts blissfully fresh. Did we mention you can customize your own meal? Health freaks will rejoice over the choice of rice (white, black, brown or barley), while picky eaters may be more pleased by the variety of toppings (from char-grilled beef to shrimp and tofu) and sauces, which arrive in packets that you can dribble at your leisure.

While not cheap, the mains do come with substantial sides. The soybean soup with mini cubes of potatoes and melon soothed the soul, without the lingering effects of too much sodium. Given the quality of their broths here, I’m looking forward to trying their soondubu, a spicy tofu stew (RMB 55). Of course, no

Korean restaurant can be said to be fully vetted before one tastes the kimchi; Bibigo’s is crisp, sour and thankfully not too sweet. Tiffany Wang Also try: Ssam, Saveurs de Coree, Iki

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Mongolian Nights M o n g o lia n

Ao Bao Hui (Ordos Restaurant) Daily 10am-10pm. 30 Zhongguancun Nanlu (near Zhongguancun Science and Technology Building), Haidian District (6216 8176) 海淀区中关村南大街30号(近中关村科技发展大厦) 800m north of National Library station (Line 4)


y visa trip to Mongolia left me with a growling stomach (I didn’t much like the food), a sore behind (long horse rides are better dreamt about than lived), and less money than I’d have liked (the return train tickets were, of course, sold out). So when I first heard about Ao Bao Hui, I wasn’t too jazzed. But where there’s dinner and a show and the promise of roast meat, I can usually be swayed. We started with the milk tea (RMB 8/person). Mildly savory as it should be, it’s served with a spinning wheel of toasted millet, yogurts and cheeses. Fear crept in. On my trip, my host family had handed me a dense block of cheese that was hard to chew and even harder to swallow. That time, I discreetly palmed it all through dinner, then slipped it in my pajama pocket so I could dispose of it the next morning. Thankfully, the treats at Ao

Bao Hui were much more delectable. Then of course, there’s the meat. Highlights include the roasted lamb chop (RMB 198) and the fried beef with almond oyster mushroom (RMB 68), with beef so tender and mushrooms so hefty it was almost hard to tell them apart. To go big, grab some friends and order the tender roasted sheep back (RMB 1,988), or gather a small village and get the roasted whole cow (RMB 29,999). No, that price is not a typo. For lighter eaters, the “self-made tofu” (RMB 48) is firm and musky, served with a Sriracha-like chilli paste that you’ll start putting on everything else. Boiled seasonal vegetables are fresh and hearty, cooked in spring water (imported from Inner Mongolia) and served with a soy-vinegar dip. Pastries are not the Mongolians’ strong suit,

but you can go adventurous with the fragrant camel hump pastry (RMB 68) or go easy with the roasted yogurt bread (RMB 12). The latter is a hoot; we loved the crunchy skin and smooth crumb dipped in condensed milk. Let’s not forget the show. Nationally revered per formers take the stage here, with a re enactment of a traditional Mongolian wedding that seems to end with the dancers practically funneling rice wine down the gullets of diners young and old – out of a bull’s horn, of course. It’s precisely the kind of pageantry that you want to see while gnawing on a lamb chop – and I can assure you I didn’t get to see this in Mongolia. Marilyn Mai Also try: Genghis Khan Restaurant, Makye Ame

photos: mitchell pe masilun


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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

pesto gnocchi

comfort me Ja pa n e s e

J&E Noodle 健一面 Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, Shinkong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5738 2500) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地地下1层

J&E Teppanyaki 健一面烧 Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5738 2500) 朝阳区建国路87号华贸购物中心1号楼地下1层

100m north of Dawanglu station (Line 1)

W My Nest Friend E u r o p ea n

El Nido Bistro Daily 11am-midnight. 64 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District (8403 5004) 东城区方家胡同64号 600m southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)


photos: sui & mitchell pe masilun

t’s easy to be skeptical. A Chinese guy running a place that serves up homestyle Western food? We’ve seen this before. But wait, this is Xiao Shuai we’re talking about. His bar up the street, El Nido, seemed a bit small, a bit spare at first, but using his rare gift for listening to and serving his customers, he grew it into a beloved hutong watering hole. We’re ready to watch him do the same with this restaurant. It features a solid menu of salads, pizza, pasta and meaty mains such as bangers and mash served with lentil gravy (RMB 58).

He’s not going for high-end artisanal authenticity. Instead, he’s offering simple, honest food for people who want a taste of home, priced so they might find themselves stopping by for dinner three or four times a week without hemorrhaging cash. The spaghetti bolognaise (RMB 35) is pretty standard – dried noodles cooked al dente with a light, homey sauce, while the pesto gnocchi (RMB 38) is handmade for a denser and toothier bite. The quattro formaggi pizza (RMB 50) included drizzles of Gorgonzola on a thin crust. Many of his meat dishes – steak, sausages – are sourced from Boucherie Michel on Xinfucun Zhonglu. Next time we go, we’re looking forward to trying the pork tenderloin medallions (RMB 68), served with a baked apple and “crispy aubergine calzone.” There’s some tweaking to be done – more sauce here, more salt there – but this is where Xiao Shuai excels. If something doesn’t suit you, speak up – politely, of course. WIth a little help from his friends, this will shape up to be another hutong favorite. Marilyn Mai

hen J&E Mansion spins off its high-quality culinary concepts into approachably priced fast food, everybody wins – except that guy who has to pick up our trays. At J&E Noodle, the signature beef noodle soups are indeed impressive, but we would especially recommend the liangmian (RMB 36), which features a peanutty, vinegary sauce that clings to the wonderfully chewy noodles. The bowl is big enough for two to share a light lunch, especially if you order the garlicky cold cucumber appetizer (RMB 8). Those cucumbers were like David Beckham after Victoria’s given him an exacting once-over – impeccably dressed, and a bit chilled. Turn the corner from the food court and you’ll cross from the basement of Shin Kong to China Central Place. There, J&E Teppanyaki will

welcome you into its Ikea catalog of a dining room. You can fill up on iron-plate meats over rice or noodles, or snack on an assortment of pancake-like offerings from the grill. Okonomiyaki (RMB 36-46), that Japanese post-war meal-stretcher, are highlighted. We found the savory pancakes enjoyable, though studded with kimchi. More comfort food comes in the form of omurice or its fun variation, the omunoodle (both RMB 32). Have you ever played the Cooking Mama video game on Nintendo Wii? Eating here feels like your plastic controller has gone beyond stirring and chopping a digital meal and actually beamed it into existence in front of you, piping hot and looking almost too perfect. High score! Marilyn Mai Also try: Noodle Bar, Chef Hung’s Beef Noodle Soup, Takenosuke


Also try: Mercante, Vineyard Cafe

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bike curious Serk Mon-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-late. 40-2 Beixinqiao Santiao, Dongcheng District (134 2647 4634) 东城区北新桥三条40-2号

300m northeast of Beixinqiao station (Line 5)


Also try: The Drive-Thru; Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails


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photos: courtesy of serk

eijing has seen a glut of multifunctional imbibing establishments recently. We now have places where you can sip a martini as you get your nails done and swig beer while you have your pooch preened – the latest is Serk, where you can corrode your liver as you invest in your health. We’re not talking anything quite as extreme as a gym with vodka served intravenously (though that could be another winner), but Serk offers patrons the opportunity to discover cycling through their in-house biking clinics, while enjoying a small but considered range of drink. Sitting unremarkable yet distinct among the sleepy hutongs of Beixinqiao, Serk’s is a style best defined as effortlessly practical. There’s no drinks menu. Instead the prices are etched onto the black wall behind shelving which displays its wares. Chipboard wood benches and storage compartments are minimalist but in keeping with the modern style of the space, and the front of the space will eventually edge more towards a cafe style. But it’s Serk’s planned events that set the pulse racing, with bike speed-dating and televised bike racing among them. Paul Ryding


populist plonk 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

800m east of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)


he city’s exploding with wine bars – venues that range from “we serve a full menu of food but we really care about wine” to “nobody here but us bottles.” Everwines

is squarely in the latter camp, with a minimalist, no-fuss approach to making wines available to both the novice and the seasoned oenophile. If you’d like to buy a bottle to take home, there’s a large selection with a focus on family-owned wineries; prices range from RMB 70-800. If you want to stay and drink, they’ll charge an extra RMB 50 for service. You can also choose from eight wines by the glass (RMB 50-65). So that you don’t have to drink on an empty stomach, they’ll serve up some bread, olives and even Joselito jamon iberico, but not much beyond that. If you don’t want to leave home at all, they’ll deliver too. Everwines’ lack of pretention may disappoint some, but the rest of us will be relieved. Marilyn Mai Also try: Cru, Bar Veloce

The Surreal Life Dada Sun-Fri 9pm-2am, Sat 9pm-5am. Rm 101, Bldg B, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District (183 1108 0818) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B座101屋 1.2km southeast of Gulou Dajie station (Line 2)

PHOTOs:judy zhou & mitchell pe masilun


ada, which shares a building with Temple, has cultivated a space that looks good, but doesn’t look like it’s trying. In other words, the hipster’s Holy Grail. The exposed pipe system in the ceiling and the rubber dance floor gives the place a raw feel. And the wall stencils of flirty-eyed Taoist gods are both surreal and tongue-in-cheek. Dada draws a specific crowd. I counted four meticulously groomed beards, three ironic hats and one girl with a shaved head. However, these hipsters are laidback enough to dance with a cigarette in one hand and a full stein of beer in the other. Suddenly the rubber floor makes sense. The bar, which divides the lounge from the dance floor, serves up some strong cocktails. While the drinks menu is nothing unusual, there is a must-try original called the “Chinglish” (RMB 35), which manages to make baijiu palatable. Dada, despite the lounge foosball

table, is a mature bar. It’s the hipster who has grown up and mellowed out fashionably. And that’s a bar worth hanging out with. Lillian Li Also try: Temple, Siif

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C IS FOR … ... chaofan 炒饭 There are few things more comforting than a plate of fried rice, both for us eaters and for those leftovers languishing in your fridge. You get a tasty meal, they get renewed purpose. Everybody wins. Chaofan may have humble beginnings as a lastminute meal solution, but Chinese chefs will tell you that rice-frying skills reveal a lot about a cook’s technique in the kitchen, particularly their control of the burner’s heat – a pivotal skill in Chinese cuisine.


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... chou doufu 臭豆腐 Come on, isn’t it time you caved? Just imagine all those times you’ve pitied your Chinese friend for skipping out on a hunk of Roquefort, then get yourself a steaming pile of the stinky tofu and dig in. An easy way to start is with the fried variety at a place like Nanjing Impressions – just don’t be alarmed by the grayish hue. If you’re really timid, you might even head to Taipei Kitchen and start with an order of their popcorn chicken flavored with furu (腐乳). The creamy fermented beancurd shares some of the flavor profile of its sturdier relative, but when it’s paired with the crunchy, salty chicken, you just might get why people actually eat the stuff. ... candou 蚕豆 Fava beans, broad beans … whatever you call ’em, you should know that the Chinese have improved upon them by – what else? – frying them. You’ll find them in most supermarkets, packaged and ready for your snacking pleasure. In Sichuan, they’ve also done you the favor of mixing them with soybeans and chili to make doubanjiang (豆瓣 酱), the paste upon which zhajiang mian is built.

ONE TO QUAFF 2008 Ginestet “Mascaron” Bordeaux Blanc (ASC, RMB 198) Available at LAN Club, Duck de Chine (1949 Jinbao Jie) A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this is well-made. Medium green-gold, the nose offers pleasant toasty oak with

lemon citrus and nutty, developed aromas. Medium-bodied with attractive fruit, lifting medium acidity, well-balanced and with quite good length. ONE TO DRINK 2007 Château Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru (China Wines & Spirits, RMB 255) Available at Scarlett, Chez Julien As a category, “St. Emilion Grand Cru” is something to be wary of; these are not the Grand Cru Classé wines of St. Emilion and only need to be slightly higher in alcohol than regular St. Emilion. But this one is a good example. Medium ruby, the nose has aromatic oak with delicate red plum fruit and herbaceous, oaky notes. Medium-bodied with pleasant fruit, medium-high acidity and good length. ONE TO SAVOR 2010 Mouton Cadet Reserve Sauternes (Everwines, RMB 435) Available at Wish, Mosto This is a reliable bottling of Sauternes which we show to our students. Deep gold, the nose offers honey, candied lemon and peach with distinct botrytis aromas. Fullbodied, medium sweet with enough acidity to prevent cloying, pleasant candied fruits and good 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

... cu 醋 Chinese vinegars may not have the clout of Italy’s balsamics, but they deserve plenty of respect in their own right. The pleasure of a xiaolong bao is elevated by thin slices of ginger steeped in either red or black rice vinegar. If red, you’re likely eating with some Cantonese folks, or borrowing whatever was served with your shark fin soup (while checking over your shoulder for those PETA guys). If black, we hope you’re using Gold Plum’s Chinkiang vinegar – the Moutai of vinegars. The condiment also makes for a great idiom. In Mandarin, ai chicu (爱吃醋), or “love to eat vinegar” can mean that you’re the jealous type.


hat Price Bordeaux? is the title of Benjamin Lewin’s searching account of the history of wine pricing from France’s most famous and largest appellation. With high-end Chinese consumers taking less interest in Château Lafite over the last year and with many of the Grand Cru Classé properties releasing their 2011 wines En Primeur at ridiculously high prices (given the quality), the Chinese relationship with Bordeaux is changing. Since I began writing this column in 2007, I’ve rarely recommended Bordeaux – certainly red Bordeaux. Why not? Even though it is a massive part of the imported wine market, there is often not much value-formoney to be found, either from the famous classified properties or from its regular AC wines, which account for most of Bordeaux. However, this month’s selections all feature Bordelais wines that are relatively well-priced for what they are.



Mint Julep


Maiden Voyage


fter winding your way along the corridors deep into the basement of the Lucky Street complex, you’re met with a re laxed vibe and jazz music oozing through the speakers. Check out the huge catalogue of choice jazz cuts, or browse the sizable Scotch and Japanese whiskey selection. The style Dark wood, up-lit and inviting

so simple. The easy recipe of bourbon, mint and sugar (or syrup) has not stopped the more drink-literate from arguing over the best time to add the mint: Should it be infused in the syrup, muddled in with the sugar or present as a mere decorative sprig? We don’t know but we’d be willing to try all three. As the song says, “One mint julep was the cause of it all.” WHERE TO GET IT Apothecary (RMB 65) and Centro (RMB 70)

their way through the collection Go to Maiden Voyage’s motto is simply “Jazz and whiskey.” Says it all, really. Drink One of the 69 varieties of whiskey on offer Most likely celebrity customer Bill Murray If you like Maiden Voyage, you’ll probably like … Glen, East Shore Jazz Cafe

PHOTOs: judy zhou

The punters Jazz lovers or whiskey buffs working

here may be other songs named after cocktails, but surely the ’50s hit “One Mint Julep” is the only one that blames its namesake drink for a shotgun wedding and six subsequent offspring. Some may see this as a dire warning – others will understand the irresistible allure it implies. As far back as the early 19th century, the mint julep was described as “a dram of spirituous liquor that has mint steeped in it, taken by Virginians of a morning.” Anything suitable for morning drinking with a Southern belle has our vote, especially as it is

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Suck It Up Sneaky pairings for absorbing nutrients by Josh Ong

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f you’re like me, your eating habits here are borderline atrocious. I blame the fact that time and space have conspired to take the majority of us Beijingers away from those wonderful days when our mothers, bless their hearts, made sure we ate healthy and balanced meals.


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Now that we’re fending for ourselves, we’d best make the most out of any nutrients that we get around to eating. That’s where nutritional synergy comes in. Pairings of ingredients and their respective cooking methods all influence the bioavailability of certain nutrients – which is just nerd talk for “how much


of the good stuff our bodies actually absorb.” Here are some easy pairings to take advantage of while you’re out. Just keep in mind that these are informal suggestions, not medical advice. In other words, don’t sue me.

Salad + Fat I’ve always thought we added nuts and dressing to salads to distract us from the fact that we’re eating leaves, but studies have shown that the healthy oils found in nuts and olive oil can actually help your body absorb more of the key nutrients from the raw vegetables. When it

comes to salads, Element Fresh and Wagas are obvious choices, but you can also go beyond the lettuce patch for great raw veggie mixes at Middle Eastern spots. Cedar’s avocado salad (RMB 30) and Biteapitta’s tabbouleh (RMB 35) are both great. Nuts also earned bonus points from certified nutritionist Olivia Lee because they reduce hunger hormones. A handful of nuts go a long way toward helping you actually feel full when scarfing down those leafy greens. Black Pepper + Turmeric Isn’t it nice when spices play nicely together? Black pepper acts like a signal-boosting antenna for turmeric; when consumed together, the pepper potentially increases the absorption of the yellow spice’s active ingredient by a jaw-dropping 2000 percent. Who cares? Well, that active ingredient, called curcumin, is a phytonutrient that acts as a great anti-inflammatory, so it can calm an upset stomach and help with prostate problems. Also, scientists are looking into its ability to help fight cancer. Booyah. The chicken kallimirch (RMB 55) at Ganges has a generous amount of black pepper to go with turmeric, which is also present in all of their curries. Black Pepper + Red Wine While we’re on the subject of black pepper, I’ve got another synergistic pairing that I think you’ll like. Piperine, the alkaloid that gives pepper its distinctive heat, improves absorption of resveratrol, the compound that contributes to red wine’s heart-healthy and cancer-fighting characteristics. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a decent glass of wine to go with a peppery dish in this city, but, if you need some pointers, Modo’s staff says their beef tenderloin (RMB 168), pork loin (RMB 148), pork belly (RMB 128) and duck breast (RMB 128) all contain a dose of black pepper. Deep-frying + Vegetables I was also pleased to find a study from the Journal of Nutrition that repor ted deep-fried vegetables as having better bioavailability of beta-carotene. The authors, from National Taiwan University, tested a deep-fried sweet potato ball. Kudos to them for eliminating some of the guilt in ordering those sweet potato fries at Fatburger (RMB 28) and Grinders (RMB 30). Tomato + Oil I’ve been looking for excuses to eat pizza since before I was tall enough

for the Mad Hatter teacup ride at Disneyland, so this next one’s my favorite. The people in lab coats who play with food have found that lycopene (the antioxidant so commonly associated with tomatoes and often linked to fighting cancer, diabetes and even infertility) is more bioavailable in tomato paste, ketchup or oily tomato sauces than in raw tomatoes.This may not be the conclusion we’re meant to draw, but all I’m hearing is “Eat pizza and pasta – the oilier, the better!” N o t t h a t I’d e ve r a d vo c a te overeating, but you can get plenty of lycopene from Hercules’ spaghetti bolognese on Mondays when their pasta is all you-can-eat for RMB 60. (It comes with a glass of wine, too, so throw on some black pepper and knock two off the list.) For a particularly saucy pie, try the lasagna pizza at La Pizza (RMB 98), which comes with gorgeous gobs of ricotta and mozzarella. Iron + Vitamin C – Caffeine When you got a runny nose as a kid, you were probably forced to chew on those grainy Vitamin C tablets since it’s known as the all-time immunity booster. But nutritional scientists have found that it also helps with the absorption of iron. Non-heme (or “non-blood,” aka plant-based) iron is more difficult for our bodies to absorb, making the presence of Vitamin C all the more crucial. That means Popeye should have been downing some OJ with his cans of spinach to get those crazy forearms. Nola’s spinach salad (RMB 33) comes with a helping of sweet potato, which, aside from being a betacarotene powerhouse, also lands an honorable mention for Vitamin C. I’ve got some bad news for you on this one, though – consumption of caffeine actually inhibits intake of iron. So, if you’re getting that spinach wrap at Wagas (RMB 50), you might want to skip the latte. Soy + Salmon There’s an isoflavone in soy that helps you absorb Vitamin D better, thereby decreasing your risk for cancer. Salmon’s an excellent source of Vitamin D, so head to your neighborhood sushi bar to ward off those carcinogens. Obentos’ salmon sashimi salad (RMB 70) comes with a soy-ginger dressing that should do the trick. Tuna also works, so the next time you’re at Hatsune, order a dish of yama kake (RMB 55), which comes with diced tuna, avocado and soy sauce. For venue information, see Directory.

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Musical Bar Stools A week of Beijing’s open-mic nights by Lauren McCarthy


aking my way around B e i j i n g ’s o p e n - m i c nights, I discovered: One, they usually don’t start on time. And two, that an evening of music always goes well with alcohol. In fact, sometimes a drink is necessary to remedy the ache caused by grating vocals and jarring chord changes. If you want a live soundtrack to accompany your drinking, here are some musical evenings to fill up your week.


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back tunes played to a conga beat, with beer in hand and enveloped in the scent of apple tobacco. Drinks to order: Imported beer (RMB 25-50), mixed drink (RMB 30-55) Instruments available: Acoustic guitar, conga drums, keyboard, tambourine Organizer says: “Even if you’re terrible, the crowd will cheer you on – as long as you’re not being an asshole. But the best thing? Probably how often it doesn’t happen. Seriously, the talent we’ve had on that stage over the years is mindblowing.” Rules: 2-3 song limit and keep it snappy (no 20-minute renditions). Standup comedy is fine but there’s zero tolerance for discrimination.

4CORNERS (Tue 9.30pm) This restaurant-bar ’s “BYOPer fomance Night” is one of the newest open-mic nights in town. The prospect of 50 percent off on pho (also offered every Tuesday) made our journey to Gulou deliciously rewarding. As we worked our way through a full spread of delectable Vietnamese offerings, we nearly forgot that there were no performers on stage at the appointed time. Once the music did start, a lone guitarist (who later identified himself as 4corners coowner Tavey Lin) strummed out a mixture of acoustic rock, pop and ska tunes while we sat back with a bottled beer and soaked in the melodic harmony between strings and silky vocals. In the corner snoozed Chef Jun Trinh, lulled to sleep by his business-partner’s soothing tunes (a regular occurrence). More than any

photo: judy zhou

LUSH (Sun 9pm) Lush’s open-mic night draws in the students as well as anyone happy to relive their unfettered college days. In that spirit, if you’re going to trek out to Student Central, shouldn’t you reward the long commute with the motherlode of bad decisions, a Jagerbomb or Carbomb (RMB

55)? Shisha fans can grab a hookah for RMB 45, one of the cheapest in the city. Because this Wudaokou hangout keeps things acoustic, the strippeddown pop renditions mix more organically with conversation; you won’t have to shout across a blaring bass to be heard. We were told by organizer and former boy-band member Rich Akers that it was a slow night because the students aren’t in town. Even so, seats were still at a premium. Be prepared: If you’re even slightly more sociable than a fly on the wall, prepare to mix and mingle – and to be asked to perform. Everyone who steps off the stage will try to persuade you to take your own turn at the mic. I decided to keep my perch in the audience (despite insistent pleas to the contrary), happy to listen to laid-

Drinks FEATURE other bar, the intimacy of this event persuaded us to linger at the darkened corner table. When we finally decided to head home, our movements felt like the first disruptive ripples on a smooth, serene pond.

V.A. BAR (Wed 9pm) Guarding the entry of ever-moretrendy Wudaoying Hutong, V.A. Bar has garnered quite a bit of respect as a live music club. The (delayed) open-mic evening began with some terrifying words booming over the sound system: “Experimental jam.” Taking a large gulp from a bottle of Tsingtao, I braced myself for the worst. Luckily, it proved to be quite bearable. A three-piece band offered a jazz melody while an uninhibited

Drinks to order: Tsingtao (RMB 20) Instruments available: Keyboard, drum set, electric guitar, electric bass Song you’re most likely to hear: “The Seeds (2.0)” by The Roots Organizer says: “When you have to improvise and jam on the spot,

it helps you improve how you feel and interact with others through music.” Rules: A three-song limit (but you can play more once everyone’s had a turn). No nudity or violence. THE BOOKWORM (Thu 7.30pm) Probably the only one in town that starts on time. But what else would you expect from Beijing’s only classical open-mic? Dubbed “Basically Beethoven,” this evening stands out from the rest of the city’s mic nights. The vibe reminded me of my childhood piano recitals; you may have to accept one or two stumbling performances, but you’ll also be rewarded with flawless runs as fingers float across the keys. Anticipating a serenade of Shubert, Chopin and Mozart, I was ready to order a classical – and classy – red wine to match the mood, but the Slow Boat taps at the bar distracted me mid-order. Since many of the regulars are music teachers (who teach at schools or give private lessons), I was told, summers are slower; more people show up when school is in session. Still, I heard a handful of duets (flute-clarinet, flute-piano) and a lot of encouragement for anyone new to this close-knit scene or who

was willing to go it alone. Drinks to order: Wine by the glass (RMB 37-44), Slow Boat beer (RMB 45) Instruments available: Piano Organizer says: “It is an opportunity for professionals and amateurs of all instruments and voices to perform in public, but also to meet other musicians, which often leads to new groups, duets, trios, etc.” Rules: There are none. The organizer will make sure everyone gets a go and even song choice isn’t restricted to just classical music. For venue info, see Directory. Sunday

Lush 9pm Zajia Lab 9pm


VA Bar Jazz Jam 10pm Migas 10pm


4corners 9.30pm Migas 10pm

Wednesday VA Bar 9pm Salud 9pm Migas 10pm



Drinks to order: Martini (RMB 45), Moosehead beer (RMB 40) Instruments available: Acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, a hand drum and “a drum kit that’s older than dirt.” Organizer says: “I’m trying to encourage a safe vibe for performers and songwriters to present original material, which is something I feel is lacking in Beijing open mics.” Rules: Expect a three-song limit if it’s busy – otherwise, “you’re free to give as much as you’ve got.”

singer let the music guide her lyrics and movements. Expect a lot of twists and lots of guts, this first act proclaimed. Then, even with the experimenting out of the way, the evening continued to bring forth a steady parade of characters. A shy Chinese girl stepped on the stage, announced a “slow, slow song,” and proceeded to emit warbling soulful sounds that required no translation or comprehension. The brash new band Stiletto (see p16) came together for only their fourth time and needed to be dragged off stage. An American with a Southern drawl and swagger ran in when his name was called; after putting together a piecemeal backup band made up of audience members, he effortlessly hit the high notes of Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and then solicited a free drink by improvising a song made up of just two words: “Complimentary beer, complimentary beer.”

The Bookworm 7.30pm (once a month) Hot Cat Club 9pm

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Three-Cup Treats Humble and hearty Taiwanese eats by Lauren McCarthy


warfed by the LG Towers, Taipei Kitchen serves as a reminder that behind the newer and more opulent restaurants are small local eateries that deserve our attention. The star of the menu is their “three-cup” sauce, a rich blend of soy, rice wine and sesame oil that cloaks a variety of meat or vegetable options. We opted for the traditional chicken (sanbei ji 三杯鸡, RMB 44), which came as a bowl full of meaty chunks studded with basil. Hidden among those bone-in boulders are smaller gems of fatty skin and juicy meat, the more flavorful elements in the bowl. The three-cup chicken may be the star of the show, but the supporting cast is pulling their weight as well. The pickled bamboo (Taiwei suansun 台味酸筍, RMB 12) offers a bit of crunch and a vinegary tang, plus the slightest hint of spice that disappears before you’ve even reg-


istered it. The cabbage with bacon (peigen gaolicai 培根高丽菜, RMB 28) stands out for its lovely smokiness. Lagging a bit behind was the beef and scallions (congbao niurou 葱爆 牛肉, RMB 34) which, though solid, was more one-note than melody in a soy-dominating sauce. The menu leaves little room in the back for drink options, which are limited to tea, fruit juices and Taiwan beer. But a restaurant that focuses mainly on its food is fine with us, especially when the staff has no problem if you bring in your own refreshments from the shop on the corner. Taipei Kitchen. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 9 Yonganli Xijie (behind the New China Insurance Building), Chaoyang District (5717 4863) 台北厨坊, 朝阳区永安里西街9号(新华 保险后) 300m southwest of Yonganli (Line 1)

Currant Events

And now for some breaking mousse by Marilyn Mai



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Next I might grab some tiny friends and migrate over to a neighboring plate of dessert: the goat cheese panna cotta with poached pears and basil foam (RMB 58). This dessert will ask us to behave ourselves a little more. Perhaps we’ll gather round the dome of gelatinous cream and scoop with cupped hands instead of planting our faces directly in. We could finish with the profiteroles (RMB 58). The caramelized peanuts allude to a neighborhood carnival, so we might as well treat the cream puffs as edible bouncy houses filled with ice cream. Which really begs the question: Why hasn’t someone done this already? Modo. Sun-Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10.30pm. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6415 7207) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区3层
 800m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

photos: judy zhou & sui

ver have that dream where you’re flying down a giant slide, except it turns out to be a Pop Tart? Well that’s what I wish would happen with Modo’s white chocolate mousse (RMB 58). If I were Lilliputian, I’d start at the top of that thin, curvaceous cookie, push off and pick up some speed until I plowed straight into the blackcurrant sorbet. Eating my way out of the tart, silky little scoop would be no problem. The challenge would be how to get to the downy cream of the white chocolate mousse below. My strategy would be to jump up and down on the cookie until it broke into little triangular rafts, then dunk my face straight into the rivers of mousse that are sure to come up in between. Oh, sweet sweet satisfaction. I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate, but the texture they achieve in this dessert convinces me that the pale cousin of chocolate does in fact deserve to exist.

Last orders

Dominic Johnson-Hill Founder, Plastered T-Shirts Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good. The premise: Beijing Spirit Having spent 19 years in Beijing, I thought it would be fitting to live my last day here according to the four Beijing Spirits that you see advertised all over the city.

PHOTOs: mitchell pe masilun

The venue: Inclusiveness I would choose to start at Afunti ’cause it’s a venue for fat corporate types from all over the world to dance together like idiots on teambuilding nights. Good thing the tables are reinforced, to support their overzealous grinding with secretaries and personal assistants to the sound of Xinjiang music that might as well be the Lambada. Here I’ll enjoy a la tiaozi – the pulled noodles with sauce, meat and peppers. The starter: Patriotism Being British, I’m heading to Sanlitun Houjie to enjoy a nice bread bing with a fried egg in it. This is as close as I can get to a British snack on the streets of Beijing. To top off my patriotic experience, the reason I chose this spot is because I know at some point I’ll find a drunk Scottish girl in a mini-skirt and fishnet stockings rolling around in a puddle, having failed to pick up at Vics.

The mains: Innovation I once did a motivational talk alongside Alan Wong for the American Chamber of Commerce; he said he went to every Japanese restaurant, sussed out their signature dish and gave it the Hatsune treatment – in other words, copied it and stuck it on the Hatsune menu. So in that spirit I’m going to take Alan Wong’s concept at Karaiya Spice House and scale it out to airports all over China (next to all those coffee shops). At each location, I’ll have Tang Dynasty playing all day – which I downloaded from Baidu, of course. Now that’s innovative. By the way, I love Alan’s steamed Mandarin fish and hot-andsour pork ribs. The dessert: Virtue For dessert, I’ll take my four daughters to Houhai for tang hulu (the ones with icing sugar on top) and wash them down with my favorite Beijing Spirit: Erguotou. After that, I’ll probably tell my eldest daughter Prudence a few too many stories about how I lost my moral compass living and starting a business in Beijing. But I won’t share everything with her, by way of virtue.

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Black Eyeliner Beijing’s hippest DJ trio


eet Alex Chow, Ben Bacon and Kyle Page, the men behind Black Eyeliner. Their monthly party series began creating a stir in the hutongs earlier this year, drawing glamorous crowds keen on dancing to choice cuts of new wave, synthpop and electro. We asked them where they like to go drinking.

How old were you when you started drinking? AC: Five years old. At least that’s what my mother tells me. I drank half her wine glass at a restaurant when she went to the bathroom. By the time she came back, I was dancing on top of the table and throwing forks at nearby customers. We had to be escorted out of the restaurant. KP: I got a late start – age 23. BB: Around 15. I also threw up all over the place. Not pretty. What was your first drink? KP: Keg beer. BB: I believe it was a cocktail of every type of brown liquor I could find. I don’t remember.

You’re hosting a cocktail party – what are you making? KP: Southern Sangria. Two parts red wine to one part bourbon. Add


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You’re at the bar – what are you having? KP: Complimentary Tsingtao. Unless you’re buying. Then I’m having a Dark and Stormy. BB: Whatever Alex is buying me. What kind of drink are you? KP: People tell me I’m a tall drink of water. According to Jackson’s (1985) Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses, that’s only about 60 percent true. BB: Bourbon. AC: Pabst Blue Ribbon. Everyone hates me but everyone still drinks me. What’s your Golden Rule of drinking? KP: Never fight a land war in Asia. BB: Never fight Kyle in a land war. AC: Never invade Russia without a proper supply line. What’s your idea of a good night out? KP: Pretty much like Lord of the Rings, except every orc is a beer and nobody bites my finger off and falls into a volcano. Where’s your favorite place to go drinking? AC: I love the new Dada bar and plan to go there often. Also, 30 Rock in Sanlitun often plays good music. BB: Wherever I wake up. Get crazy with Black Eyeliner on Sep 15 at Dada.

photo: mitchell pe masilun

Where’s the dumbest place you’ve gone drinking? KP: Fifty feet up the Robert E. Lee memorial tree – a stately magnolia in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. BB: At an AA meeting.

citrus juice and sparkling water to taste.


Professor X

Chef Xavier Mauerhofer of Bei by Marilyn Mai


hef Mauerhofer arrived at Bei in December last year and began applying his French training and Slow Food sensibilities to the restaurant’s trademark contemporary Asian cuisine. He chatted with us about successes, failures and feeling naked. Your name suggests a diverse background. Can you tell us more? I am French and was born in the French Alps, but my name’s origin is Swiss German (Zurich). I guess one of my ancestors crossed over the French border at some point!

guests) and kept only the stock. My manager shouted at me for ten minutes straight. This taught me to never waste anything for the rest of my life. What can diners expect to be different at Bei now that you’re running the kitchen? A little less use of dry produce and more fresh produce. Tell us about one of the new dishes at Bei. I’m preparing a goose liver and eel terrine that I will serve with a baozi stuffed with apricot chutney.

PHOTO: sui

How did you decide to become How many hours a day do you a chef? spend in the kitchen at Bei? My grandmother, who always cooked It depends. I know I come in all day long, inspired around 11am and me. Also the fact “It was a cucumber I leave whenever that I get to create I’d carved to look the last desserts are and express myself sent away. like a crocodile” through cooking. Is Slow Food hard What was the first dish you ever to do in such a fast-paced city? cooked that you were proud of? Not really. You just need to spend As a kid, I often baked cakes, but time in local markets and go out the first dish I was proud of did there to meet farmers who are ready not involve any cooking. It was a to grow produce without pesticide. cucumber that I had carved to look There are plenty of them. like a crocodile on a bed of shredded carrots with a lemon dressing. I What do you like to do when think I was 12. you’re not cooking? Spend time with my 4-year-old What about your first cooking son. catastrophe? During my apprenticeship, I was What’s your favorite piece of cooking a pot-au-feu and it was clothing? perfect, actually, except that I threw My apron – because without it, I away all the meat in the stew (which can’t cook and I’d feel like I was was supposed to be served to the naked!

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What’s Up, Doc? Carrot cake, that’s what


peaking of beta-carotene (see p28), we set out to find the best version of carrot cake in town. Between the five of us, there were two who liked carrot cake, two who weren’t sure and one who only recently realized that carrot cake actually contains carrots. As you can see, we’re experts. Milly’s Cafe, RMB 25 “What a show-off, with its little carrot on top” “Nice distribution of walnut chunks” “My favorite icing so far … honest to the cream cheese tradition and silky smooth, like a baby’s bottom” “Yes, but the icing is so skilled it makes me want more flavor from the cake. It’s capable of so much more” “How very Tiger Mom of you. ‘What, only an A, not an A+?!’”

Lollipop Bakery, RMB 18.33 (minimum order: one dozen) “This glittery icing makes me feel like a rabbit princess” “Look at that cream-to-cake ratio! Like it’s wearing a Marie Antoinette wig with a model ship in it” “The icing evaporates in my mouth like a lemony sea spray” “I find it actually quite sandy … too much sugar, maybe?” “The cake itself is crumbly, with a spice that’s more curry than carrot”

A Food Affaire (April Gourmet), RMB 20 “A very sparing layer of icing” “But it’s nice and wet, and there are two layers of it. Like a carrot birthday cake” “Lke they used a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and then shredded a bunch of carrots into it” “Tastes like marzipan, quite sweet” “In a romantic comedy, this would be the really nice guy with whom you feel no chemistry”

Dareen Coffee, RMB 20

The Veggie Table, RMB 28 “This one looks nice. You can see all the raisins and everything” “It’s halfway to carrot bread. Nothing wrong with that, but with carrot cake one expects something a little sweeter” “You could get fed this for breakfast and your mother wouldn’t object” “If you did eat a piece of that for breakfast, you wouldn’t have to eat again until teatime”

Cafe Flatwhite, RMB 23 “Looks like it’s got a wedge of butter on top” “Is that hope I hear in your voice?” “I think the baker got confused and topped his carrot cake with lemon meringue pie filling” “This topping is what kids need when they realize the cake has carrots” “The cake is a little dense and dryer than the other ones”

“Mmm, the spices … it smells like Christmas” “The bundt shape makes it very rustic, very reassuringly home-style” “Lots of visible carrot. Resembles confetti cake, but more monotone” “There’s no frosting. This is an adult cake” [frowns] “That means I could gobble down slice after slice, because hey, it’s healthy”

Wagas, RMB 18 “It’s so dark and handsome” “There’s like a crusty edge to it. Almost like paella” “The topping is throwing me. Not much cream cheese flavor. I’m getting condensed milk with lemon” “Easy to eat. Doesn’t outstay its welcome on the back of your tongue like some of the others” “Texturally well-composed, both the cake and the icing”

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photos: sui

For venue info, see Directory.

The frosting set went for Milly’s while Dareen’s cake was a big winner. We frankensteined the two to monstrously delicious effect (with apologies to the chefs). Wagas pulled in right under those two. Unlike in many of our taste tests, all the entrants came out kicking – but Lollipop was ultimately deemed the least carroty of the bunch, so maybe we should stick to their red velvet variety.

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!

Oreo Cornetto 非常曲奇可爱多 Your corner shop, RMB 3.8 Vanilla ice cream with Oreo specks in a cone insulated with a thin layer of chocolate. Make sure to enjoy some before your local xiaomaibu starts packing up their ice cream fridges. crispy chicken 南乳炸子鸡 The Orient Kitchen, RMB 55 We never really talk about this place, but it’s always packed, even on weekday nights. This chicken helps explain why. Crispy, paper-thin skin and moist meat are served with a spicy fermented bean sauce. bruschette Bar Veloce, RMB 20-35 Try them all. For bolder flavors, get the mozzarella, anchovies and caper-mint-pesto bruschetta, then tone it down with the more classic tapenade or grape tomatoes. edamame 毛豆 7-11, RMB 7.8 It’s easy to reach for junk food at the convenience store, but why do that

when you can get these little guys? They’re refreshing, nutrient-rich and fun to eat. Also, their Japanese name means “twig bean” while their Chinese name (maodou) means “furry bean.” What’s not to love? steak salad Union Bar & Grille, RMB 52 (half ), RMB 85 (whole) Usually when you order something like this, you expect salad with a maybe a few tiny pieces of beef. But Union does it with a great balance of meat and veggie, in a lovely winebased dressing. Our staffer who recommended it says, “Love it, love it, love it. Thank you, Union, please don’t raise your prices.” Did you hear that, Andy? lazi ji 辣子鸡 Xiongdi Chuancai, RMB 49 This restaurant’s Gulou Dongdajie branch is still one of the best Sichuan joints in the city, and one of the few places around Nanluogu Xiang worth lining up for (as you might need to do on a weekend

evening). Their lazi ji is the must-try dish, featuring a generous portion of diced chicken under the familiar heap of scorched (and scorching) chilli peppers. parmesan-stuffed tortelli Daccapo, RMB 138+15% These little parcels show Chef Mario Cittadini at his creative best. The tortelli are complemented by a black truffle sauce and roasted breadcrumbs with onion powder. bitter melon rice balls 碧绿凉瓜汤圆 Kara Kitchen, RMB 22 These glistening, jade - colored spheres with a smooth red bean paste inside are some of the most beautifully executed rice balls we’ve had. Some of us didn’t taste the bitter melon, while others got a lingering taste of it at the finish, but regardless, we were all impressed. canneloni di verdure Alio Olio, RMB 39 This rolled-up vegetarian pasta is

even better than its meaty counterpart, since it’s less oily. It also packs the one-two punch of being both cheap and tasty. fried tofu 炸豆腐 Noodle Bar at 1949 – The Hidden City, RMB 12 It’s easy to accuse their noodles of being pricey (though in our estimation, they’re worth a splurge every so often), but there’s some great value in their sides. Case in point: the once-inch cubes of fried tofu tucked inside a heaping pile of fried minced garlic. Eat it while it’s hot.

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Things to do, places to be, stuff to try

Who's putting the tee in hutong? See p46.


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WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops

viva la vega Vega Zaishi Wang Daily 10am-7pm. 63 Yanyue Hutong, Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District (5900 2279) 东城区东四南大街演乐胡同63号 400m northwest of Dengshikou station (Line 5)


t was only a matter of time. When she first opened up shop in Jianwai Soho, most people were

baffled by her choice of location. Vega Zaishi Wang’s designs are full of history, quirk and soul, attributes more common to Beijing’s hutongs than its commercial district. At last, Vega looks right at home. We found her drawing upstairs in a corner surrounded by books and candles, just a few steps away from her rooftop terrace. The gray brick structure now housing her workshop-studio wears her sleek logo, announcing to passersby that unlike its neighbors, it wants to be noticed. Some of the standout furnishings look familiar – the same antique sewing machine, oversized scissors and spools of thread have been thoughtfully rearranged to suit their new surroundings. Unlike her first store, Chinese influences pop up everywhere, from the lattice staircase

to the traditional courtyard. Her earlier designs occupy the second floor, while her latest pieces are arrayed alluringly around the entrance. This season, she’s updated traditional Chinese hues by pairing them with modern textures and shapes, in the form of military-green

jackets with leather sleeves, gradient red wool coats and black-and-gold capes. Her new collection is much darker than before, just the way we like her. Tiffany Wang Also try: Dong Liang Studio, LUVON by Liu Lu

Qiao Noon-8pm. Unit 2, Bldg 28 (in residential compound west of Yashow Market), 28 Sanlitun Nanjie, Chaoyang District (6416 9822) 朝阳区三里屯南街28号2单元(雅秀西侧小区) 900m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)

photos: judy zhou, mitchell pe masilun and courtesy of qiao


f there’s one thing Queena Qiao excels at, it is understanding her audience. Her first namesake boutique, Queena, caters to Wudakou’s thrifty student population, specializing in trendy yet affordable clothing from Korea. Two years later, she has opened the more sophisticated Qiao, better suited for the fancier (and wealthier) folks of Sanlitun. And what do Wudaokou and Sanlitun denizens have in common? They are both down to party. The same skimpy dresses (RMB 300-700) we saw at Queena turn up here, but are now displayed alongside classic leather tote bags, cocktail gowns and secondhand steals by Alexander

Wang and Ralph Lauren. A rack of menswear has also been added into the mix. Expat boys will happily pounce on the vintage-style tees (RMB 300), or eye the delicate charm bracelets (RMB 100-200) and costume jewelry (RMB 300-600) as gifts for girlfriends. While more grown-up, Qiao sticks to Queena’s original recipe – that is to say, anything you see in the shop, you can imagine the owner wearing, whether it’s a floral blouse or sequined skirt. Luckily, we can see ourselves wearing them, too. Tiffany Wang Also try: Queena, Jan & Iti

Forever 21 Daily 10am-10pm. 1/F, APM Mall, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District (no tel) 东城区王府井大街138号新东安广场1层 800m north of Wangfujing station (Line 1)


fter a few false starts, Beijing’s first Forever 21 has opened in Wangfujing’s APM Mall to crowds of women and a few haggard-looking boyfriends. The four levels each overflow with a mishmash of recent American fashion styles. While you can stock up on your basics, the store is best known for its affordable copycatting of the latest crazes. On the fence about those magenta closed-toe wedges? For RMB 149, why not give them a whirl? And what about the ’70s look that’s

sweeping streets like a patchouliscented wind? A retro jean jacket with triangle print can be yours for only RMB 159. Though the prices stateside are slightly cheaper, this branch offers Beijingers an exhaustive selection of trendy options all in one place. And judging from the mix of teenagers, moms, and even some grandmothers waiting in the checkout line, this is good news for the 21-year-old inside us all. Lillian Li Also try: H&M, American Eagle

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weden doesn’t have much of a reputation for heavy metal. Then again, who does nowadays? And so it’s with a sudden and inexplicable taste for nostalgia that we introduce you to the big-haired, e y e - s h a d o w e d, s e l f - p ro fe s s e d sultans of sin, Dynazty.

7th Symphony Apocalyptica How did it happen? How did a “cello metal” tribute act release seven records and sell over four million units in the process? It goes to show that, increasingly, in this age of music gone mad, the seemingly impossible is now very possible. We now live in a world where the viability of a record release is a serious consideration for TV show execs, where X Factor losers sweep to the top of the charts on the basis of unexpected international adulation (Chinese people should never have had to hear of One Direction) and where in the last decade or so, songs about ketchup, dogs escaping from their homes and Barbie dolls have all variously sat atop the music charts. I suppose that’s what happens when you let Simon Cowell, the devil incarnate, dominate the airwaves and the music charts at the same time. The wonderfully named Apocalyptica, a Finnish Metallica-cover band, are far from the strangest chart-toppers doing the rounds at the moment. And, to their credit, it seems their latest offering comes with a healthy dose of irony to wash down their rather earnest brand of opera rock. Like on the standout “Not Strong Enough,” where they call on a pop star to help them out. Paul Ryding

The buzz The Stockholm quintet is touring their third album throughout China in September on the back of a near miss in last year’s Melodifestivalen, a national competition which determines who will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Key tracks “Come Alive,” “Falling,” “Land Of Broken Dreams” They say: “We get a lot of haters for doing the whole Eurovision thing, but this is gonna make people realize that we actually play and we are just a heavy metal band.” We say: Thanks to ABBA, Eurovision will always matter – at least in Sweden. Let the haters hate, Dynazty. See them at: MAO Livehouse on Sep 21

Standout tracks: “Not Strong Enough,” “End of Me,” “Broken Pieces” See Apocalyptica live at: Yugong Yishan on Sep 7



Happy Eighth Win tickets to Yugong Yishan’s anniversary party

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accolades that greeted the release of their ubiquitous 2006 record Movement, theirs is a back catalogue to rival any in electronica. Reasons to go Their accompanying visuals are as lauded as their sonic offerings. Reasons to avoid Yours is a palette which requires finer strokes than their oft broad sound delivers. When and where? Sep 30 at Lantern

including DJs Dio and Mickey Zhang of Yen, and DJs Yangbing, Wengweng and Ouyang. Yugong Yishan have k indly agreed to give away four pairs of tickets to the September bash and four T-shirts to mark the special occasion. To win, just tell us: What does the phrase yugong yishan mean (figuratively)? The best answer to that question will win the prizes. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Sep 14.

photos: courtesy of the organizers

hey’ve gone from being pop guns for hire to the top dogs of the Frankfurt electronic scene and trusted mix merchants for international chart-toppers. Now Booka Shade’s bumpy journey has brought them to China. The German duo of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier started out 15 years ago as a synth-pop act and enjoyed modest success. Their breakthrough came when they gave their sound a harder club vibe. They’ve now released four albums of original cuts. Though they’ve struggled to recapture the

ight represents a lifetime in club years. To survive that long in the fickle world of nightlife, you’ve got to have deep roots in the community, having earned the trust and respect of musicians, promoters and audiences alike. As Yugong Yishan enters its lucky eighth year of life this month, they’re marking the joyous occasion by hosting an almighty bash on September 21. They’ve invited some old friends back to raise some glasses – and the roof. Carsick Cars, ReTROS, Pet Conspiracy and Residence A will be joined by a cast of Beijing spinners


Ricostru FW 2012 (BNC and Dong Liang Studio)

Givenchy FW 2012 (Lane Crawford)

LEATHER QIPAO Mandarin & General at RMB 5,970

Chi Zhang FW 2012 (BNC and Dong Liang Studio)

by Tiffany Wang

I photos: judy zhou, Chi Zhang, Ricostru,, Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Stradivarius, Topshop,

t used to be that leather (with the exception of moto jackets, boots and handbags) was reserved for fans of S&M or motorcycle gangs. But the skintight fabric has recently stretched into the mainstream. Now anyone can strut around in leather looks, sit prim-and-pretty in a leather skirt or rock a studded leather jacket. And if you look a little fetish, so what? The fashion houses have spoken: Kink is officially in.

LEATHER GLOVES Yashow Market. RMB 50

LEATHER VEST Topshop at FEI Space. RMB 415

LEATHER PANTS Stradivarius. Price TBD


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a Season of NFL


merican football has toiled away steadily in the China market for the last few years – but last year they went big by hosting the NFL Experience in Shanghai. Now they’re bringing their charm offensive to Beijing to coincide with the start of the new NFL season. At WAB on September 9, expect to see former pros, cheerleaders and all the razzmatazz that you expect from the American football – as well as a real, full-contact game between the Beijing Guardians and Shanghai Nighthawks for the Founder’s Bowl. We’ve teamed up with the NFL to

give one lucky reader a Game Pass to watch the full season on their laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android device. To win, just tell us: What player has played the most games in his NFL career? Email your answer to Everyone’s a winner, though. The NFL is offering everybody a weeklong Game Pass free trial during Week 2 of the season (Sep 12-18). To redeem that, just go to Then you can catch Jets vs. Steelers, Ravens vs. Eagles and Cardinals vs. Patriots live from your living room.

here are few restaurants in Beijing that can be counted on to hit all the high notes every time – but Aria at the China World Hotel is one of them. This dedication to excellence continues with new chef David Pooley at the conductor’s podium. If you’re eager to sample his latest fare but need another few months to save up, wait no more. First, their weekend dinner is a great deal. RMB 298+15% gets you a three-course meal. Choose from four

different starters, five main courses and four desserts. Even better, how about enjoying it with three of your friends for free? To win vouchers for a weekend dinner at Aria for four, tell us: What is your favorite aria, and why? The answer that delights us most will win this feast for four. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Sep 31. Good luck!

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is free to all (with food and drink exchanged for purchasable tokens). We’ve got something that’s just as free but will add some fireworks to the carnival. One lucky reader can win Weekend Brunch for four at the Ritz-Carlton’s Aroma on September 22, so that your party can be as welloiled as the waltzers when you get to the carnival. For your chance to win, just tell us: What does the “JW” stand for in JW Marriott? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before September 15. Good luck.

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swear by his made-to-measure garments. And now the dapper founder wants to give away a Mad Men-style suit, tailored especially to fit one lucky winner. To win the suit that will have women swooning like you’re Don Draper, just tell us: Which fashion accessory from the ’60s do you wish would make a comeback? The answer that impresses us the most gets the bespoke suit. Email before Sep 30. Good luck!

photos: courtesy of the organizers and jose acosta

he JW Marriott Beijing and Ritz-Carlton Beijing are joining forces this month. No, not into one superhotel but for a super event: their first-ever Autumn Carnival. What’s an Autumn Carnival? We don’t know yet but we’re excited to find out what will happen on their shared lawn on September 22. They’re promising food from both hotels, including the famous Ritz burger and Wagyu from CRU Steakhouse, as well as live entertainment, carnival-style games with prizes to be won and a charity bazaar benefitting Right to Play. This all-day affair

ale models in charge of a tailoring brand? Your first impulse may be to sneer, but when you think about it, doesn’t it make sense? If there’s one thing beautiful men excel at, it’s looking and dressing sharp. Jose Acosta, a former regular on the China Fashion Week circuit, decided to shift his attention from posing to designing when he launched the Bauer Company in 2010. This month, with his co-founder gone, Acosta is rebranding the shop under his own name. Talk to the d lounge crowd and you’ll find many devout fans who

RMB 1,370

INSPECT A GADGET machines of note Soulo Digital Wireless Mic + Karaoke App

Beats Wireless Headphones

KTV’s fun but it can get expensive. So why not turn your home into a karaoke parlor? Practice honestly to get better – or cheat with voice effects. You can also record performances and even your own music videos.

Daft Punk told us that “Dr. Dre is in the house” but now the tubby beatsmith could be anywhere within range of his Bluetooth-enabled device and still listening to his music. RMB 730 RMB 2,100

Libratone Lounge Speaker Speakers looking like speakers is so 1980s. These Scandinavian natives will wirelessly stream audio from Mac devices and multimedia systems to fill any room. As a bonus, the classic design will blend seamlessly with all your Ikea furniture. RMB 9,490

Monster iSport LiveStrong In-Ear Headphones The perfect headphones for doing a lap of France on a bike: rugged, sweatproof and bass-heavy. The shape also practically guarantees that they’ll stay in your ear even on Beijing’s bumpiest roads. Your purchase will also help fund the efforts of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. RMB 1,095

All featured items also available on

Music apps by Joey Guo 音悦台 yinyuetai

For people who want to invite their eyes to the party Keep up with the latest music videos on your iPhone – at last count, there were over 4,000 available to browse. New clips are added every day so now you have no excuse for getting outdanced by the youngsters in Mix. iPhone Free


For the performer in all of us Does your busy life leave you no time to get to the recording studio? Enter Garageband, which turns your Apple devices into a portable hit factory. You get a full backing band and can record up to eight tracks to create your Internet sensation. No musical ability necessary. iPad & iPhone RMB 30 


For people who can never remember the song titles Stop driving your friends mad by never fully remembering that song. Simply hum the ditty in question into your smartphone and the ‘Hound will track it down. They’ll even throw in the lyrics and links to its music video. The question is: Can you hum? iOs, Ovi and Andoid Free

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Hands on

Crafty Ingenuity

Make your own fun with Laji Couture by Tiffany Wang


his month sees the debut of Laji Couture, Beijing’s first street fair bringing together local businesses and individuals involved in design, fashion, food, games and healthy living, all in the name of raising awareness about sustainability. Among those confirmed: Shangrila Farms, Migas, Brand Nü, 360 Fashion. According to organizer Miranda Mullett, “Sustainability can be viewed as the steps we take to extend the life of our resources, by creating cycles around us.” In that spirit, she has agreed to take us step-by-step through one of her DIY projects: recycling old wine corks into a usable consumer product (or in this case, a coaster).



To get started, collect a few old wine corks, a ruler, a pencil, a knife, and some super glue.

Measure and cut into 0.5cm slices.



For more DIY tutorials and ideas on spreading sustainability through creativity and design, check out Laji Couture on Sep 8 at Sanlitun Soho. Download Laji Couture’s smartphone app at


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Super-glue all edges that meet. (You can also connect more cork slices to make a bulletin board or a placemat.)

Arrange the corks into the desired shape.

WISH WE WERE THERE When pigs fly at the Royal Melbourne Show. Sep 24-Oct 9. Melbourne, Australia

photos: Kelvin chai,, and courtesy of Shan Li retreats and

Exploring Hong Kong’s islands. DragonAir has a SuperCity package (3 day/2 nights) for RMB 3,430

Splashing out for a weekend at the Wall at Shan Li Retreats. Studios from RMB 900, courtyards from RMB 1,500. See

traveling in luxury in africa. Check out

Spending the National Day holiday on the Silk Road. Sep 30-Oct 5. See

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Three Ps in a Pod

Three Men, Two Beds, One Dream by Paul Ryding


’ve always gotten weirdly excited at the prospect of sleeping in strange places. As a youth, I joined the Scouts just to join their regular jaunts to various fields in Wales and camp under the stars. And as a rogue teenager, me and my mates used to spend summer nights drinking cider before happily passing out for the night on the wicket of the local cricket club, rising at dawn to gorge ourselves on the bounty of fresh milk and orange juice the milkman had recently lain at the neighborhood doorsteps. So ever since I’d learned of the existence of “pod hotels,” I’d dreamed of spending the night in one. To a serial strange-sleeper, these represented the Holy Grail. A few years back, when I visited Tokyo, I had the chance to realize the biggest of my somnial ambitions … but I awoke the next morning fully clothed, half inside my mounted catacomb and half out, remembering none of it. The effects of all-you-can-drink gin & tonic at a Japanese karaoke had rendered my night in the pod hotel a failure. I had wasted a crack at my own personal big time. So you can imagine my delight a few weeks back when, crammed into a leaking rickshaw on a particularly virulent night of rain, I espied the neon signage for a “Pod Inn” in Tuanjiehu. I immediately pitched the idea to my editor that I spend the night there on the company tab. But how to make a story of it? The Pod Cast I’m six-feet-six inches tall. Particularly gangly, and more awkward a soul you’d be hard-pressed to encounter. The idea of me spending the night in a tight capsule was too delicious for my editor to pass up. I quickly recruited another staturally awkward friend in Peter. He’s a short, stout gentleman – some might say rotund. Again, not a build ideally suited to sleeping in a


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giant Coke can. The third of our misshapen trio, Paul, is both chubby and tall at six-feet-three inches. Together, we make a dream lineup for a potentially awkward night of cold storagestyle slumber. An Early Setback Because my plan was to get my podular cohorts dead drunk before we went along to the Pod Inn, I wanted to check-in early that evening to ensure smooth sailing when we returned later that night. That’s when the Pod Inn Tuanjiehu informed me that laowai were not allowed to stay there. Passport in hand, I trudged outside, numb in the realization that fickle fortune was mocking me, and my shot at redemption had been tugged away from me as readily as it had been presented. I glumly recounted the episode to my colleagues and the article was promptly spiked. Crestfallen, I couldn’t be bothered with work that morning. But then – a breakthrough. A web search turned up a second Pod Inn out at Zhongguancun. Phone calls were made, and joy: foreign guests were welcome! I had been handed another chance. The booking was made. P-Day Approaches The week dragged but P-Day eventually came around and we intrepid podsters were again reunited at a friend’s leaving party. I was itching to get to the hotel, but risked their ire if I were to pull them away from this gathering to embark on a 50-minute taxi journey to the opposite end of the city. And so we stayed and we drank. All the while, I dropped subtle hints suggesting we should be on our way, but they wouldn’t be swayed and selfishly wished to remain enjoying the company of our soon-to-beerstwhile friend. At 3am, they were finally ready

to go. Pie-eyed and belligerent, I eventually managed to pour the pair into a cab. An hour-long journey later, I woke the snoozing duo and giddily led the Ps into the lobby. It wasn’t all that different from what I remember the Tokyo pod lobby looked like. Then came the first sign that all was not how it should be. The desk attendant tossed me a card. “Why on earth do I need a card?” I thought. ‘Surely this lady should just be pointing me in the direction of the pods?” Slightly perturbed, I led the gang in the direction I was ushered. A lift. “Perhaps we’re on the second floor of pods,” I tried to convince myself, but already I felt a tightening in my gut. Peter and Paul were jabbering and giggling away. I, not wanting to fall foul of my Tokyo foible, had opted to stay reasonably sober. And so I traipsed along the dimly lit corridor with my increasingly loutish compodriots in tow, aimlessly looking out for the capsules. But I didn’t need to check. I knew that I held in my hand a room key. I’d been sold a lie, and like a fool I’d gobbled it up with extra relish. But there was still time for one more crushing disappointment. As I flung open the door to a tiny, stuffy, scruffy urinal of a room, a shudder of disappointment cracked through me. Peter and Paul barged past me and fell face first and flat out onto the only two beds in the room. Like a pair of drunken sows, they were each snoring already. Fickle fortune had saved her final and most sadistic trick for the last. As I took up my place on the floor at their feet, laying down a hand towel as my sheet, with the dust of an unswept floor as my pillow, to settle into a broken, dreamless series of cat naps interrupted steadily by the sleepy snorts of two drunken beasts, I realized I’d have the devil’s own time convincing my editor to send me to Tokyo.


Bringing Fun to the Fore The Hutong’s golf-based charity hijinks by Lyle A. Scott Question: What do you get if you combine “a good walk spoiled” and an urban labyrinth? Answer: Creative Hutong Golf. OK, it’s not much of a punch line but that’s because this event is no joke. Though devised by The Hutong as a fun way to highlight grassroots local businesses, Creative Hutong Golf also has a serious side. Proceeds from the event go to this year’s Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) beneficiaries: Starfish Projects and China Little Flower. What is Creative Hutong Golf? It’s part scavenger hunt, part pub crawl and part 18 holes of golf. Teams of six to eight are tasked with visiting as many of the 18 partner venues as they can. At each one, they will have to complete a challenge. Their success at each challenge (in comparison to the other teams taking part) determines how many strokes they get. The team with the lowest score will be declared the winner, so you want to bag more birdies than bogeys. What are these challenges? The challenges are specific to the individual venues but they are all linked thematically. Oddly enough, the theme is golf. So you might find yourself at Beijing Improv Theatre creating a hilarious

vignette on the Open Championship, painting a watercolor of Tiger Woods at Affordable Art Beijing or fashioning a golf club from a cucumber at The Veggie Table. The challenges remain a closely guarded secret until tee-off time. You could be doing anything. Be prepared. What does it cost? It’s RMB 150 per person and this includes a limited edition event T-shirt from Plastered. Drinks and snacks should be provided at all of the participating venues – as well as at the final hole, 4corners, where the awards presentation will also take place. The big winners will be rewarded with a gift basket featuring prizes from all of the day’s venues. The not-so-big winners will receive consolation prizes such as David Leadbetter’s Guide to Golf on DVD. Which venues are involved? In alphabetical order, those confirmed so far are: Acewood, Affordable Art Beijing, Beijing Improv, Black Sesame Kitchen, Brand Nü, Cu Ju, Culture Yard, Great Leap Brewing, Jiami Gallery, Penghao Theater, Plastered T-shirts, Studio-X, The Hutong, The Orchid, Veggie Table and 4corners.

opportunity to meet likeminded funseekers? The opportunity to learn more about hutong architecture? How about the knowledge that your afternoon of fun will help give exploited women and sick orphans a future? We’ll leave the last word on this to the charities themselves. Here are their messages to the people of Beijing: “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” – Malaika Hahne, China Little Flower “Thank you and keep supporting us and great initiatives like CFFC. The needs out there are so great and we so appreciate that you keep supporting us through your donations, purchase of Starfish Project jewelry and volunteer work. We could not do what we do without you!” – Philippa Nelson, Starfish Project See you at the tee. Creative Hutong Golf takes place on Sep 22. The entry fee is RMB 150 per person. Sign up at Unforgetty. com. Tickets for Chi Fan for Charity 2012 go on sale next month.

Why should I take part? Is fun reason enough for you? What about the

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MEET Introducing the people that matter

"people thought I looked like the Karate Kid." SEE p50 "the triangle player just went “tinkle tinkle tinkle." SEE p52 "Leonardo Dicaprio for both of us, haha!" SEE p52 "It used to mean a god breathing in your ear." SEE p52 "He was completely tone-deaf, completely hopeless." SEE p53


"Painting is harder than music. You can just lock yourself in a dark room to write songs, but painting requires more than that."

IMAGE: Peng Lei

"An artist who’s really disappointed me is Pang Kuan, our keyboardist. He’s been painting a lot but hasn’t sold any.”

Peng Lei says ...

“The who le Chinese contempo ra art scen ry e is overestim ated.”

“Art is an easy job compared to other jobs.”

"Savage," an exhibition showcasing the art of rocker Peng Lei, runs until Sep 2 September 2012




Michel Sutyadi

Co-founder and designer, NLGX Design


e asked Michel Sutyadi of NLGX Design to reminisce about the uniforms he’s worn over the years. Which uniform was the most flattering? Probably my judo uniform, from when I was 12 years old. Growing up in Germany and being Asian, people thought I looked like the Karate Kid. Unfortunately, my tournament results were not as flattering.

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co-founder, Apothecary What would be your dream cover of a song? Ray Charles doing “ Too Drunk to F**k” by the Dead Kennedys. I heard the Nouvelle Vague version a few years back when I was a bit drunk and a friend started singing along in a gospel voice mimicking Jamie Foxx in Ray. There have been a lot of folk covers of punk and hip-hop, but not very many soul covers of hardcore. What is your favorite music video? Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” by Spike Jonze. That video really makes the song feel like a theme song that can change your frame of mind at any time. It brought the band back to their punk roots, besides being a huge reminder of the original Hawaii Five-O and Kojak and countless other ’70s police TV dramas. What track are you most embarrassed about having on your iPod? Anything by Marilyn Manson. Just a painful reminder of a misguided few

years that I would love to forget. What is your favorite TV theme tune? Miami Vice [“Crockett’s Theme” by Jan Hammer]. Looking back now, the show was terrible, but the opening credits with the flamingos and Ferraris and pre - gentrified South Beach got you so pumped to see those tacky white suits and turquoise T-shirts. And Tubbs was just a bad ass.

Which uniform was the worst fit? When I worked as a gardener in a zoo one summer, they gave me rubber boots and overalls that were way too big for me. Every time I had to clear the weeds at the tiger cage, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to run fast enough in those clothes if the tiger decided to eat me. Did you ruin any of these uniforms? After high school, I had to do one year of mandatory medical service in Germany instead of joining the military. During that time, I was helping old folks at their homes, doing housework, and feeding and washing them. I probably ruined my uniform every week by getting it dirty with everything from vomit to poop.

Which uniform did you resent wearing the most? My pizza delivery-boy uniform! A red sweatshirt with the pizza company logo on it and a baseball cap. I got fired after one week. Which uniform do you feel most sentimental about? An old soccer uniform. Not that I was a particular good player or my team very successful, but it has my name flocked on the back so I never managed to throw it away. Which uniform did you have the most fun in? I played electric guitar in a heavy metal band when I was 15. We dressed in all black from top to bottom every time we were on stage for little gigs in our local live venue. I thought I was James Hetfield from Metallica banging my head to my guitar’s power riffs. Which uniform were you most mocked for wearing? Probably my swimming team’s Speedo. No further comment … Which uniform would be considered the least fashionable? Definitely my confirmation suit. A suit which was too short in all respects, combined with a hideous bowtie!

Which artist would you most like to go for a drink with? Jack White. He turns simple ideas into reality and gets acceptance from the masses without altering his vision.

 What song would you want to be played at your funeral? “Just a Gigolo” by David Lee Roth. Isn’t every man? If you were a boxer, what would be your entrance music? “Conquest” by The White Stripes. At least my intention would be clear.


“Ha Di Ka” by Galactic This just reminds me of home, growing up and the fact that creativity has no rules or boundaries. “Staring at the Sun” by TV on the Radio


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The perfect mix of a cappella and distortion. It makes all the hairs stand in ovation.

photos: judy zhou & courtesy of nlgx

“Let’s Ride” by Q-Tip The perfect song for sitting outside in the too-hot summer, drinking and people-watching.

“Freak Like Me” by Santigold Great song to dance to, work to, bike to, f**k to. “Picking Flowers” by Second Hand Rose This band is great. Almost better than Gwar.

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battle of the Brands

Tom Doctoroff talks advertising by Jovan Belev


photos: courtesy of tom doctoroff

om Doctoroff is a China hand, a China watcher, a China guru and a China analyst. He does all this from his desk in Shanghai, where he also runs advertising firm JWT. His latest book, What Chinese Want, peers into the psyche of the Chinese consumer. Apple is a hit. And its advertising is very basic (and globally produced, for the most part). The brand succeeds because of exquisite products that make Chinese people feel cool and empowered. But could the brand be more successful if it infused Chinese elements? The same goes for Nike. The “Just Do It” spirit is appealing because it’s rooted in human truth – i.e., the desire to transcend the limitations of society. But Nike still doesn’t touch the heart of Chinese desire because, until quite recently, the advertising and marketing felt very Western, espousing an American definition of individualism. And some brands just get lucky. Budweiser’s Ants campaign (again, globally produced) is actually quite Chinese. There’s a team effort going on, and a specific goal that people work towards. Chinese consumers responded quite enthusiastically to this work because it, serendipitously and amusingly, addresses the Chinese need for trust facilitation through collaboration. I love Mad Men. The production design is exquisite. The characters are nuanced and realistic. The depiction of the ad industry during the ’60s feels right. And a fundamental truth

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– existentialism that accompanies excessive self-driven individualism – drives the show’s narrative. In China, materialism is not superficial. It’s a sign of progress and hope for the future. Brands are vessels of this optimism and also tools of success …. They are important means of self-expression within the context of a very regimented social structure. True, over-the-top materialism is dangerous on many levels and will no doubt recede as consumers become more secure in their identities. So I’m not cynical about brands because I think – really, I do – they make people happier. To boot, successful brands mak e companies more profitable, and that’s good for society, assuming profits are distributed fairly between shareholders and employees. The best China book I’ve ever read? Hands down it’s Jonathan Spence’s Search for Modern China. He makes a strong argument in that China’s expansive land mass, disaster-prone since time immemorial, explains much of China’s preoccupation with stability. He further posits the country’s indigenous philosophies (Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism) reinforce the sublimity of order and the evil of chaos, albeit on

different levels (sociological, cosmological and governmental). His book was very important in teaching me that Chinese culture is deeply engrained and will not be blown away by ten years of WTO membership or Barbie and Ken fantasia. I adore the spicy spontaneity of Beijing people. They are fun and funny. But Beijing is a bureaucratic city – home to the central government and the largest state-owned enterprises. Hierarchical considerations are everywhere and people buck against them. Being a “national city,” many locals are excluded from the power structure. This leads to bursts of frustrated emotionalism, given the dragon many Chinese have in their hearts. It also explains the extremely powerful appeal of blatant status projectors – even more than elsewhere on the mainland – such as watches and cars. (One in three Beijing families now owns an automobile!) In the South, luxury goods such as cognacs sell as trust lubricators and transaction facilitators. Shanghai is more open to the world. The sky is higher and the sense of possibility broader. I find the people more pragmatic, more able to conform to the imperatives of multinational corporations and more self-protective, perhaps because they feel they have

more to lose. As people become more sophisticated and international, they tend to outgrow old-style ostentation and other one-dimensional cliches. I have a good friend who just bought and decorated a 10,000 square foot mansion. To any Westerner, the decor is over the top, chock-a-block with brass and other expensive fixtures, including two-story tall red velvet drapes. However, he is proud of its understatement. He takes pride in how every piece of furniture is top of the line in terms of quality and design. And nothing “shines.” My point is that rococo eruptions are less prevalent now than a decade ago but they’re still there. Cultural roles are being contemporarized but they aren’t being abandoned. Advertising must reflect this evolution. The three clichés of Chinese ads that I find most tiresome are booming voiceovers that pierce ear drums; dancing grandparents who demonstrate vitality; any handshake scene that signals the conclusion of successful business negotiations. My team makes fun of me for my predilection for men and women “gliding forward, with confidence in every step.” I also like on-topof-the-mountain shots, because it reflects the boundless ambition of the Chinese, but such imagery is, indeed, cliche. What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, And China’s Modern Consumer is available at The Bookworm.

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A.S. Byatt

is not a fan of inspiration


or over 40 years, A.S. Byatt has been a ver y private public figure. Despite her literar y plaudits she remains elusive, rarely drawn on the feuds and foibles that make celebrities of lesser novelists. We just wish we’d been brave enough to ask her about the film version of Possession. My maternal grandparents came from the Potteries, and had porcelain plates hanging on the walls. They also had a cabinet of special pieces, which I used to look at as a child. Amongst them was a Crown Derby (I think) “moustache cup” – a large floral cup with a shelf built inside to keep Edwardian gentlemen’s moustaches out of the tea. I was allowed to hold that, and to look at the other cups and plates. Relations between a writer and a reader (unlike between musicians or actors and an audience) are always one to one. It is slightly frightening being in one-to-one relations with millions of people – but also giddily exciting. My first work, The Shadow of the Sun, was a book by a very young woman, who knew she didn’t know enough to write about – a lot of it was written when I was a student at Cambridge. It is a book about fear of an empty future – and particularly about the fear of my generation of university women, who seemed to have to choose between having

a life of the mind or marriage and children. I think it did that quite well. My latest books are about people and worlds that are nothing to do with me personally. I find this much more exciting and liberating. I hate both the word and the idea of “self-expression.” I like trying to understand. I don’t really know what “inspire/ inspiration” mean. It used to mean a god breathing in your ear … Don’t start the writing before you know where you are going. I do a lot of work in notebooks before setting pen to paper. I still write by hand. I don’t like the modern publicizing of the personal life. I just looked at my Wikipedia page and found two completely untrue statements. It’s very depressing. What A.S. Byatt’s been reading recently Big Breasts and Wide Hips by Mo Yan A Phone Call from Dalian and Banished by Han Dong Scenes From Early Life by Philip Hensher Absolution by Patrick Flanery The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

A.S. Byatt speaks at the National Library on Sep 2 as part of the UK Now Festival’s literature program.

classic expat is mad about mozart

C founder Chris D e vonshire -Ellis is many things, including a Scottish baron. He’s also quite the classical music enthusiast. On the best performance he saw last year Probably Bertrand Haitinck conducting the Chicago Philharmonic at the Egg. Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony is a huge piece; they’d brought over 100 musicians. They had this little Chinese-American girl on timpani at the back of the orchestra. She just sat there, for ages, with this other guy with a triangle, waiting for their moment. Towards the end of the piece, Bruckner describes a thunderstorm, and all of a sudden these two

Is hotly tipped


People are saying you could be the next Daft Punk. To even be mentioned in the same breath as them is the hugest honor. What’s the best thing Sweden has to offer these days? Besides the short summer weather (which we are currently enjoying), it would be Audrio, who’s currently killing it! How did you get started with dub house? Both of us think that one never

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On the best new act he’s seen recently Yuja Wang, playing Rachmaninoff’s Third. Brilliant. She’s tiny, but really talented, and she scandalized the Americans by playing a classical concert at the Hollywood Bowl while wearing a tiny orange miniskirt. That’s what you want: music and sex appeal, and she’s got both.

Cazzette he Swedish duo of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund is at the forefront of dub house, which might as well be the dubstep of 2012, as they are only going to get bigger.


musicians became quite animated and then – crash! This girl banged the cymbals together – once – and the triangle player just went “tinkle tinkle tinkle.” Two musicians, all the way from Chicago, just to perform one cymbal crash and three notes on the triangle. Now that’s attention to detail.

should rule out any genres that are up for combining. What do you look for in a musical soulmate? When your weaknesses are your soulmate’s strengths, it’s a match made in ... music heaven. Tell us a secret about each other. Alex likes to sleep in women’s underwear and Sebastian watches Teletubbies on Monday mornings. Who would play you in a movie about your life? Leonardo Dicaprio for both of us, haha! He is simply the best and could pull off double parts in the same movie. Cazzette plays Le Nest on Sep 15.

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the hit factory Beijing’s legendary recording studio by Max Wu


f livehouses are the cradle of the music scene, then recording studios are like the first day of school: when all that playful f re e d o m g e t s c h a n n e l e d i n t o precision and you start to learn the value of watching the clock. As one of the first commercial recording studios in Beijing, Baihua Studio has manipulated sound levels and cut masters for the pioneers of the Chinese rock scene: Cui Jian, Tang Dynasty, Black Panther, Cold Blooded Animals, Cobra and many more. Musicians take all the glory, but it’s the studio technicians who make their albums sound flawless – and who witness all the behind-thescenes drama. We asked Dao Zi, a recording director at Baihua, to tell us a few of those stories. What makes Baihua different? First, hardware. The building as a whole was designed by a Dutch designer; there are springs underneath to eliminate the impact of traffic vibrations on the recording process (we are located next to the street, after all). Second, our reputation as the holy land of Chinese rock. Even before that, the music for Shaolin Temple, the movie that helped Jet Li gain fame, was recorded here. We were established in 1981. Third, equipment. We do rentals and no matter how high-end the request is, we have it. Who is your customer base? Thirty percent of our clients are

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amateur musicians; the rest is c o m p r i s e d o f c o m p a n i e s, c i t y governments, movies and TV dramas. When big companies and cities need music services, they often hire professionals such as China Philharmonic Orchestra or the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra.

What happened then? Yeah, she wanted to finish the song, so after she threw up, she came out and ate some food, rested a while. Everyone comes here hoping to finish recording in the shortest time possible.

How many people can you fit in What’s the longest it ever took to the studio? record a single track? Seventy. But somebody is planning Twenty-nine hours. Wait, minus the to bring in 90 people soon. two hours I slept, in total it was 27 recording hours with only one break. What’s the biggest mistake that The musicians come and go – as people make while recording? soon as they finish, they can go Does making life unbearable for me home and the next count? Once, in the one star ts – but I middle of recording, “Please stop. have to stay for the an artist stopped, e n t i re re c o rd i n g. If I keep listening, said she wanted to It ’s a general rule put on some sunI’ll vomit” of thumb that one block and asked for engineer works on her assistant. The asthe same piece from the beginning sistant opened the door and handed to end. Even the position of the mic her the cream. You never open the will alter the sound, so a different door! Besides, the lighting inside was sound engineer would definitely dim. I don’t understand. have an impact on the music. I’m sure there have been people Has anyone ever started crying in who weren’t ready to record but the studio while recording? showed up anyway. Crying’s not special. I once told Yep. There was an American trying to an ar tist: “Please stop. If I keep prepare something for his girlfriend. listening, I’ll vomit.” Another case The drums were bad and so was the was actual vomiting. A girl from a singing. He knew it too but he didn’t nightclub spent the whole day here have enough time to practice. Many trying to make a great song, but she foreign friends like to come here hadn’t eaten anything all day, so because our rental instruments are she vomited a bit in the middle of the best in Beijing. a sentence. And then there was the TV star who came in because he had to

record a song. He was completely tone-deaf, completely hopeless. Finally, we worked out a solution: We asked him to sing one syllable at a time – giving him the correct pitch for each one. We recorded all of those syllables individually and then finally spliced it all together to sound like he’d sung the song naturally. If you listen to the finished track, you’d have no idea. Have there ever been any fights in the studio? Yes, in the early days, over a scheduling conflict. We were so busy that people needed to book six months in advance. Musician A was already recording when Musician B showed up wanting to record as well. So B turned the electricity off to stop A. They talked and A went back inside to continue recording and B did it again. That’s why their managers started fighting in the courtyard. What do you think about the future of Chinese rock? It’s going to become a huge deal at a slow pace. People say that only the rich have the money to play music all the time – I prefer the guys who are poor but stick with it their entire lives. That’s true rock spirit. Have you ever dreamed of making a professional studio recording? Check out or call 139 1050 2958.

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Zara Arshad Founder, My favorite book from childhood is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Who can resist the notion of a chocolate factory with square sweets that look round and a huge chocolate river (which I’ve always dreamed of drinking from)?

Jeff Powell

Owner of Back Alley Bistro SPECIALIST SUBJECT: California Cuisine GENERAL KNOWLEDGE What does the Latin word “alibi” translate to in English? Alibi? Well, I know what alibi means, for sure … um, “alternative”? No, no no no. I’ll say “excuse.”


What was the nationality of the composer Chopin? French? Or no, Belgian.


What did Sir Tim Berners-Lee from the UK invent? Um ... motorcycles.


In geometry, an acute angle is below how many degrees? 45? I was terrible at math.


What is the smallest breed of dog? I think that’s a chihuahua.

SPECIALIST SUBJECT In what year did Alice Waters open Chez Panisse? 1971.

Which Food Network chef is an alumnus of the San Francisco restaurant Stars? Hmm. I probably know this person, because I used to work at Stars, as executive sous chef. Emily Luchetti? No. Jeremiah Tower, the executive chef … no, he’s not on Food Network. He was my mentor, you k now. Mark Franz? You got me, I don’t know. I’ll say Alton Brown, but as far as I know he never worked at Stars.


When did California’s foie gras ban come into effect? 2005? Maybe it was 2007. Yeah, I’ll say 2007.


The book on my shelf with the most sentimental value is Massive Change by Bruce Mau and the Institute Without Boundaries, which reveals how design is so deeply integrated into everyday life – from the military to the energy sector, from science to politics – and how it has the potential to change the world. This was one of the first books that opened my eyes to design beyond luxury and aesthetics. Subway reading is whatever book or design magazine (usually Icon) I’m reading at the time. This time, it’s For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose for the third time! I’m a massive fan of tea, and this account of the history of tea is exciting, captivating and somehow full of mystery. The book that changed my life is Cultural Resistance Reader by Stephen Duncombe, which instigated my passion in change by design. After reading it, I developed a strong ethic of integrating and considering both context and culture into my design work. The last book I read was Wild Swans by Jung Chang, a narrative that is both a great historic account as

well as inspiring for women all over. The story spans a century of events, recounting the lives of three female generations in China. It’s astounding that so much could happen to one family in such a short amount of time; it really does reveal the power of the human will. The character in a book I dream of meeting is Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I would love to sit down and brainstorm food design ideas with him, or prompt some sort of collaboration. I’m sure he would drive me nuts, but he is also a genius. The book I’d like to see adapted as a film is Barry Trotter by Michael Gerber, a parody of Harry Potter. I’m not sure who would play the protagonist, though … The book I brought with me on my latest travels was Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, which describes the author’s transition from a registered nurse and mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and promoting education for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It’s helping me to refocus my own work for after Beijing Design Week 2012. My favorite quote from a book: “Curiouser and curiouser” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Beijing Design Week starts Sep 29. See for the full schedule.

Thomas Keller was consulted for which recent animated film? Ratatouille. Thomas is a good friend of mine!

What is California’s leading export crop? Almonds.


VERDICT: After a rough general knowledge round, Jeff bounced back with his expertise on California cuisine, bringing him solidly to the middle of the pack. He tells us he’s going to have to ask Batali about working at Stars the next time they hang out. photo: judy zhou & mitchell pe masilun


Win a Hoegaarden gift pack by telling us: What is the name of the drummer in the band Stiletto? Answers to Answers 1) “elsewhere” 2) Polish 3) the Internet 4) 90 5) chihuahua 6) 1971 7) Mario Batali 8) July 1, 2012 9) Ratatouille 10) almonds


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a giraffe at the badaling zoo

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Feeding Frenzy

Can your day at the zoo be deadly for the animals? by Kyle Mullin


t may seem like innocent fun, but it’s not. At least that’s what zookeepers say about the random treats that the public loves to feed the animals. One of those workers even insists that visitors’ unhealthy offerings killed a golden snub-nosed monkey named Quanquan at the Beijing Zoo this past spring. “It’s not right for parents to let their kids feed the animals. They’re not your pets!” reads a weibo entry by Beijing Zoo staffer Yang Yi, posted the day of the monkey’s death, according to the Global Times. Are such concerns legitimate, or are zookeepers scapegoating zoo visitors? Both the Beijing Zoo and the Badaling Zoo could not be reached for comment at time of press. Below, several experts, activists and zoo visitors weigh in: “Snub-nosed monkeys do very badly in captivity and there should be no public feeding. They are highly specialized in their diets. There should be fines instituted for zoo visitors who feed any animals. There should be plenty of caregivers patrolling zoos.” – Dr. Shirley McGreal, executive director of the International Primate Protection League “Chinese zoos are improving, but many of their monkey enclosures are barren, a design relic that encourages disrespectful behaviors among the visitors. Therefore, I would say both the zoo and the visitor are to blame.” – Peter J. Li, China specialist for Humane Society International “I think it’s a little dangerous to feed the animals, maybe I’ll give them something they’re not supposed to eat. I know my dog can’t eat grapes or chocolate, so who knows what these animals aren’t supposed to have.” – Frayda Cohen, Beijing Zoo visitor

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nimals in the wild have instincts that tell them what items constitute food, and how much of it they should eat. However, animals that are held captive often lose this instinct because they are given foods that are not part of their speciesspecific diets, and in addition they are bored and often welcome any distractions. Chinese zoos, in particular, are known for frequent and severe cases of animal abuse, using cruel methods to make animals perform tricks, and often depriving animals of adequate protection from visitors.” – Ashley Fruno, senior campaigner of PETA Asia “Some of the more well-managed Chinese zoos have better conditions than the worst of the zoos in the UK or US. Visitor behavior is almost always to blame for animals receiving unsuitable foods. The root of any problem such as this is the lack of public awareness.” – David Neale, animal welfare director of Animals Asia Foundation

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“Visitors need to be educated and it should start in schools. Understanding the dangers of feeding zoo animals must be provided for both children and adults.” – Dr. Yang Weiwei, International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)

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Coping with captivity

The struggles of zoo animals in China and around the world by Simone Nakal


injiang Zoo, China (2012): Rational people will accept that chimpanzees and humans are distantly related. No one rational will accept that a chimp aping some of humankind’s more illicit pleasures is OK. Pictures of the zoo’s chimp sipping beer and chain-smoking for visitors, supposedly at the behest of a zookeeper, garnered worldwide media coverage. Oklahoma City Zoo, US (2010): A dead alligator was found to have seven plastic water bottles in its stomach. When other alligators at the zoo were subsequently checked by veterinarians, the contents of their stomachs included coins, bottle caps, more plastic bottles, a child’s shoe and a little plastic alligator. Salt Lake City’s Hogle Zoo, US (2003): A navy blue fleece glove with grey lining was responsible for the death of the zoo’s 14-year-old polar bear, Andy. The murderous mitten was described as “very much a fluke accident” by the zoo.

Singapore Zoo (2006): Responding to a study entitled “What’s a Polar Bear Doing in the Tropics?”, this zoo assured the public that once their two polar bears passed away, arctic animals would be phased out of the zoo.


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Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia (2007): Australia’s Green Party called for an inquiry following a number of incidents, including the death of a 4-year-old rhino who died after “sand bound with food caused a blockage in her intestinal tract.” Serengeti Zoo/Chihuahua Zoo, Mexico (2011): Sixty-five animals, including a capuchin monkey, died at the zoo in February 2011. Cold weather knocked out the electricity supply but no one checked that the backup gas heaters were working after turning them on. The result was a Noah’s Ark of death. Muskingum County Animal Farm, Ohio, US (2011): Authorities had to hunt down 56 animals released from the zoo when the owner opened all of their cages before then taking his own life. Forty-eight of the escapees (including 18 endangered Bengal tigers), were eventually killed. Calgary Zoo, Canada (2009): A capybara was crushed in a manually operated hydraulic door. Other incidents included a knife being left in the gorilla enclosure and a Turkmenian markhor goat hanging itself on a toy. South Forest Park, Gaza, Palestine (2009): A lion and monkey starved to death at the impoverished

Palestinian zoo when it was abandoned during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Owners of a neighboring Gaza City zoo had to resort to painting stripes on a horse after its two zebras died during the same Israeli offensive. Reston Zoo, Virginia, US (2012): The director of the zoo was charged with animal cruelty after a sick wallaby was found drowned. The subsequent investigation also found the misuse of euthanasia drugs on other animals. Lake Superior Zoo, Minnesota, US (2012): Floods led to the death of 14 animals. PETA concluded that the root cause of the animals’ deaths was the failure of a railroad culvert to manage the excess flow. Knowsley Safari Park, England (2011): A necessary culling of animals was conducted in inhumane fashion, with untrained employees being handed live ammunition to practice on live animals. One witness described the “cack-handed” shooting of an antelope and the body of a baboon left by the bins for up to ten days. Kiev Zoo, Ukraine (2011): This zoo has been labeled a “death trap” by animal rights advocates. High-profile instances of neglect include “dozens if not hundreds” of deaths from malnutrition and Theo the zebra dying after crashing into a metal fence.

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Surabaya Zoo, Indonesia (2012): When 21-year old giraffe Kliwon passed away, the autopsy revealed 20kg of plastic food wrappers that he had ingested over his years in captivity.

National Zoo, US (2003): Congress demanded an outside inquiry into the deaths of two endangered red pandas after they died from eating rat poison buried in their enclosure.

EVENTS What are you planning to do?

DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR P59 // WEEKLY EVENTS P64 // ONGOING EVENTS P67 October events deadline – Sep 10 send events to venue info can be found in the directory starting p68. all event details correct at time of going to press.

SEP 1 BARS & CLUBS ’80s Night: DJ Paul Harding Get into the groove after with the DJ throwing back to the ’80s, and offering prizes for best ’80s garb. Free. 10pm-late. Q Mex (6585 3828)

Beside Me). RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Reggae Party Prepare to hear some Marley, Buster and Dekker. Free (before 9pm), RMB 50. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Sailing Concert An ensemble group of musicians in a collaboration of music, media and visual

A Summer Pop-Up The newest brewers in town show up for the afternoon with Mandarin Extra White Summer Wheat and Ber Bang Amber Ale. 1-5pm. Obentos (6597 0085/0223; see Dining Directory)

Muslim Quarters Pay a visit to Ox Street. RMB 120 (includes admission). 2.30-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Overnight Stay in Qingshanguan Great Wall Fort Get away from the tourists at this 600year-old fort, four hours from Beijing. Until Sep 2. RMB 1,400. 8.30am. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Picnic in the Park Close out the summer with some afternoon drinking in Chaoyang with SnapAdventures. Free. 1-5pm. Chaoyang Park

com. RMB 150 (includes drink and appetizers). 7pm. Suzie Wong’s (6500 3377)

SEP 3 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Coffy Pam Grier kicks ass as a vengeful nurse in this ’70s blaxploitation classic. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)



ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: Janusz Leon Wisniewski His bestselling novel, Loneliness on the Net, shows us how love and isolation persist in the Internet age. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

Computer Love DJs Donkey Tonk of Syndicate and Pei of Bye Bye Disco spin at the new Gulou dance haunt. Free. 9pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

Greenpeace Shorts If the world’s not ending after all, maybe we shouldn’t let it go to crap. Start with these environmental films and discussions. RMB 30. 7.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory)

Derrick May The “father of techno” introduces his children to the latest in house, disco and techno. RMB 50. 10pm-late. Migas (5208 6061)


Dim Sum Disco Presents deepSPACEdisco Haze launches its space-themed party night with the help of DJs BoFlex, Tobias Patrick and Donald Summer.
RMB 50, Free (before 11pm). 11pm. Haze (5900 6128)

Outside the Box Networking Mix and mingle with people outside your industry. Free entry and drink at Suzie Wong’s next door afterwards. RMB 130 (includes one drink), RMB 90 (advance). 7.30pm. Jintai Art Museum (139 1109 8002)

Ibiza Party Vol. 2: Eddie Halliwell Top international spinner Halliwell plays first Beijing set. RMB 200, RMB 150 (presale). 9pm-6am. Elements e-club (135 6552 6223)

Chinese Kitchen: Vegetarian Learn both non-meat recipes and other well-known dishes with a vegetarian twist. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Mojitos Night Exactly what it says on the tin. Free. 9pm-1am. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307)

MUSIC Bad Mamasan: New EP Release Beijing heavy metal rockers mark their latest release with a party at Temple. RMB 50 (includes one beer). 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) fRUITYPESHOW Layer, me:mo and Knowledge provide a night of different and captivating tunes. RMB 50. 9pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252) Gypsy Jazz: The Hot Club of Beijing See the city’s premier swing and gypsy jazz outfit. Free. 10pm-midnight. 99 Degrees (6416 9971) Latin Music Night Practice your cha cha and your samba without annoying your neighbors. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Maybe Mars 5th Anniversary The Beijing indie label turns five with a little help from their friends: Carsick Cars, AV Okubo, Xiaohe, Liu Kun, Mr. Graceless, Chui Wan, Yang Haisong (from P.K.14), Zhan Pan (from the Gar) and Yang Fan (from Ourself

Sep 26: Capitan Tifus

They won’t make you walk the plank. But there will be a bottle of rum.


arts. Price and time TBD. The One Club

ARTS & CULTURE Film Festival: DocBrazil From matriarchal societies to the worldwide spread of capoeira, dive into Brazilian culture through documentary film, workshops, exhibits and more. Free. For details and venue information, see www. Royal Oak 40 Years: From AvantGarde to Icon Watchmakers Audemars Piget celebrate 40 years with an amalgam of modern art, rare memorabilia and new designs. Free. UCCA (8459 9269)

SPORT AFL China Cup Game 1 The Bombers take on Shanghai Tigers to win back the trophy. More information at

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Mosque &

Experimental: Simon Berz, Yan Yulong, Lin Xinyu Swiss drummer, improviser and sound researcher Berz teams up with local experimental violinist Yan and guitarist Liu. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

Sichuan Favorites Class Hone your use of mala. RMB 300. 10am1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

EXPLORE Chateau Afip Vineyard and Wine Tasting Tour Transport yourself to a French winery in the Chinese countryside. RMB 420. 9.30am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Sir Alice and Marie Madeleine Disco wave and post-grunge in a show rearranged from the ill-fated Fun Music Festival. RMB 40 (includes one beer). 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

ARTS & CULTURE Film Festival: DocBrazil See Sep 1. Royal Oak 40 Years: From AvantGarde to Icon See Sep 1.

SEP 4-10 DINING Oktoberfest Festival A seven-piece German band serenades as you enjoy Bavarian delicacies as well as a Chinese buffet with unlimited Carlsberg and soft drinks. RMB 398. 6-11pm. Crowne Plaza Wuzhou (8498 2288 ext 7204)


LIVING Speed Dating Meet 15 other sizzling singles to meet your match. Reserve at www.fishbowlevents.

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events Electronic rock in Gulou. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

The Beijing Beatles The Fab Four of Beijing return to one of their old stomping grounds in Yonghegong. Price and time TBD. V.A. Bar (5844 3638)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: 24 Hour Party People Relive the Olympics with this tribute to Manchester’s Factory Records community. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea), 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

Brazilian National Day Party: El Magnetico & DJ Peter Stone The National Day celebrations continue. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Dolan’s Live Traditional Mongolian folk, including the horse-head fiddle. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students). 9.30pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Knife Skills Master the cleaver. RMB 330 (includes knife), RMB 249 (class only). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Shufuland 2012 The annual outdoor music and fun party returns for another edition. Price TBD. 5pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

Cookery: Hand-Pulled Noodles and Dumplings Turn dough into noodles, then make jiaozi with different fillings and flavors. RMB 210. 6-8pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

EXPLORE Madame Soong’s Residence and Soong Sisters Visit this courtyard residence on the shores of Houhai. RMB 120 (includes admission). 10am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SEP 5-8 SPORT Anatomy in Motion A four-day workshop by Claire Norgate, one of Australia’s leading yoga, pilates and fitness experts. Certification at the end of the course. RMB 3,300. 9am-4.30pm. D-Space (8457 8258)

SEP 6 DINING Hatsune 11th Anniversary Party Celebrate 11 years of sushi-making dominance with canapés, sake and more. RMB 100 (advance), RMB 200 (door). 10pm. Hatsune, Sanlitun (6415 3939)

BARS & CLUBS Groovetop Shen Yue delves into the soul of deep house music. Free. 10pm-late. Migas (5208 6061)

MUSIC Zac Courtney Jazz Trio Australian drummer Zac Courtney is back in Beijing, together with saxophonist Wang Liming and bassist Yuan Ye. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

SEP 7 DINING Art of Wine n*8 Enjoy five wines from southern France’s Languedoc region. RMB 288 (appetizers and meal), RMB 170 (appetizers only). 7-9pm. Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095) Yering Station Wine Dinner Enjoy starters, a pasta and main course followed by dessert, all paired with wines from one of Australia’s prized family-owned wineries. To reserve, contact Danielle (, 5869 7050). RMB 950. 7pm. Astor Grill, St. Regis (6460 6688)


September 2012

Red Pirates Hot Haidian rockers return to shiver your timbers. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

ongoing until sep 30: Huang Qingjun – Belongings Putting the hey in Heilongjiang.

BARS & CLUBS Classixx The US dance duo descends on Beijing for the first time. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 10pm. Haze (5900 6128) The Detroit Series: Vernon English Known for his classic blends and sexy lounge sets, the Detroit resident continues the popular Detroit Series. RMB 30. 10pmlate. Migas (5208 6061) Dragon Dance Goa Productions presents the follow-up to all-day dance event Forest Magick. RMB 230 (includes bus transportation), RMB 150. Price and venue TBD (158 1093 8411) La Noche Latina: DJ Juan Cardona A full night of Latin beats. Free. 10pm-2am. Q Mex (6585 3828) Ladies Night Ladies drink for free as silky electro is provided by resident DJ Fernando. Free. 9pm-1am. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307) Les+ Party: This Is Ladies Night A ladies night in every sense of the term, with female DJ BB Deng behind the decks, bringing the ladies their favorite tunes. Price TBD. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Marie-Madeleine Sex Tape DJ The French band head over to drop tunes at Dada. Free. 9pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

MUSIC An Adventurous Night Audacious Three Sergeants Sergents cover classical, jazz, rock and modern/electroacoustic with Li Tieqiao in support. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students). 9pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

Release your inner gypsy – it’s aching to get out and groove with the Hot Club. Free. 10pm-late. Temple (131 6107 0713) Stranded Horse As part of the “Brand New, You’re Retro” series, French folk singer returns to Beijing after working on his next album in Senegal. RMB 60. 9pm. Jianghu Bar (6401 5269)

ARTS & CULTURE Brazil Through Cinema: City of God Broaden your understanding of Rio de Janeiro before the 2016 Olympic Games with this award-winning film about organized crime in the city’s suburbs. RMB 35. 7.30-9.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166; see Living directory)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Xuanwumen North Head southwest to check out the historical sites of this venerable district. RMB 120. 10am-1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SEP 8 BARS & CLUBS Acupuncture Records 5th Anniversary A lineup of Weng Weng, ELVIS.T, X.L.F., Ou Yang, Patrick Yu, Saul D., Eric Lee, and Shen Yue lead the celebrations. RMB 80. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Ah Q at Q Mex: Live Jazz A live show from Beijing’s own Ah-Q Jazz Akestra. Free. 10pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

Apocalyptica Cello metal pioneers hit Beijing, where they may call time on a glittering career. RMB 380, RMB 500 (VIP), RMB 270 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Chocolate Under the Sky Le Petit Gourmand Chef, Frederic Muller, hosts Beijing’s first chocolate night with chocolate BBQ and cocktails. RMB 480. 8pm-4am. 99 Degrees (6416 9971)

Brazilian National Day Party: Mama Funker & Enough of Samba DJs Can you think of a better way to celebrate Brazilian National Day? Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Prohibition Ends Party Kick off your night with a swinging round of tip-top cocktails, featuring retro music from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Price TBD. 9pm. Mai Bar (138 1125 2641)

DJ Wordy & Soulspeak The Beijing dubstep duo returns with a new show at the drive in. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

Yang Bing Five Hour Set Beijing techno legend Yang Bing embarks on a mammoth session. RMB 50. 10pm. Haze (5900 6128)

Gypsy Night: The Hot Club of Beijing


STYLE Fashion’s Night Out Lane Crawford has teamed up with Vogue China to bring the annual fashion extravaganza to its premises, which will be packed with pop-up shops, art installations, limited-edition merchandise and, of course, celebrity appearances. Free. Time TBD. Lane Crawford (6622 0808) Street Fair: Laji Couture Beer, snacks, game booths, design installations, plus a sustainable fashion show and cocktail party. Visit for more information. RMB 100 (includes drinks). 11am-3pm, 6-9.30pm. Sanlitun Soho (186 1145 1332)

SPORT Founders’ Bowl II Beijing Guardians take on Shanghai Nighthawks for China bragging rights. Part of the NFL Experience. 5.30 pm. Western Academy of Beijing mashup Beer Pong The modern equivalent of Peter Pan syndrome. You might get hooked. RMB 100 (teams of two). Time TBD. Kokomo (6413 1019) NFL Experience Beijing Fun for all the family, with cheerleaders, former stars and live football. 10am-7pm. Western Academy of Beijing

LIVING Global Kitchen: Indian Learn how to make curries and naan at home. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Roundabout Charity Book Fair Until Oct 8. Paperbacks start from RMB 10, and all proceeds go to children in need. 10am-3pm. British School of Beijing, Shunyi (137 1877 7761) Departing From China With Pets Step-by-step instructions on the exit process and vaccination requirements. Free. 11am-noon. ICVS (8456 1939)

EXPLORE Shidu Adventure Weekend Until Sep 9. Get the adrenaline pumping with some river rafting and bungee jumping, then relax with some barbecue and beer. RMB 500. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Tsinghua University Campus Walk Go back to school, just for the afternoon. RMB 100. 2.30-5pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

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events SEP 9 BARS & CLUBS Beer for Books Twelve-hour charity event offering beer in exchange for books. Price and time TBD. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Cuban Night All the flavors and music of Cuba, a live band from Havana and a selection of cocktails. Free. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307)

MUSIC Autumn Harvest Uprising Abayumbi, Refute, Famous Young and Jew’s-Ear collaborate for a musical kick off. RMB 99.9, RMB 69.9 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING The Bookworm Book Sale They’re cleaning out their library again. Books from RMB 5. 10am-5pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050; see Dining directory) Mahjong Workshop: Part 1 Learn the history and the symbolism behind the game. RMB 200 (2 sessions), RMB 160 (Culture Yard students). 9.30am12.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

EXPLORE Chinese Tea Tour to Maliandao Market Find the puer-fect cup. RMB 280 (includes transportation and lunch). 10am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SEP 10 DINING Appreciate Our Teachers Show your teacher’s ID card to get a free golden baked corn with cheese for your table, plus a free cocktail with any main course. Flamme (6417 8608)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Dark City Fiendish underground beings are putting people to sleep and changing the course of their lives in this creepy sci-fi. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

SEP 11 BARS & CLUBS Nick Hoppner: Panorama Bar 04 Tour Berlin-based house spinner comes to town. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 10pm. Lantern (187 1013 2787)


Whiskey Tasting: Glenfiddich Four different whiskies from the Glenfiddich distillery: aged 12 years, 15 years, 18 years and 21 years. RMB 150. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050; see Dining directory)

MUSIC The Intrepid Adventurers A heady mix of blues, funk, disco and rock & roll. Free. Time TBD. Salud (6402 5086)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: Chinese Characters Your favorite China correspondents (Evan Osnos, Christina Larson, Ian Johnson) zoom in on the individuals who make up China. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Film: Trois Couleurs: Rouge Raise a glass for brotherhood with the third in Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea), 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

SEP 13 MUSIC IOIC China Tour Improv from a group of ten Swiss and five Chinese musicians and sound artists. Until Sep 15. RMB 50, RMB 100 (3 days). 8pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252)

STYLE Elisabeth Koch Millinery Pop-up Shop Until Sep 20. Get your hat on. Free. BNC (6416 9045)

Chinese Rock Sound A night for “those who cannot forget the classics” with covers of Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Bob Marley and Guns N’ Roses. RMB 50. 8.30pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Djang San Acoustic electro folk from the Beijing stalwart. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Gypsy Jazz: Shushufufu Jazz, swing and bossa nova from the duo. 9-11pm. Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095; see Dining directory)

ARTS & CULTURE Meet the Filmmaker: Xue Jianqiang Xue’s mildly sci-fi experimental film, Martian Syndrome, shows us just how alien a migrant worker in Beijing can feel. RMB 60, RMB 40 (presale). 8-10pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166; see Living directory)

EXPLORE Badanjilin Desert Trip Until Sep 21. Venture into the desert on camelback. RMB 7,500. Dandelion Hiking (156 5220 0950)

SEP 15


BARS & CLUBS Black Eyeliner Party DJs Benjamin Bacon, Apocalypse Chow, and AttacksUnicorns mix up a feast of new wave, post-punk, industrial and coldwave. Free. 9pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

SEP 14 DINING Chef Emmanuel Menu Fresh from the market to a four-course dinner on the table. Also available on Sep 28. Seats are limited, so reserve early. RMB 398. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307) One Night in Kerry’s Kitchen: Argentinean Grill Five courses of satisfying pan-Asian and Argentinean fusion dishes paired with wines from the Dominio Del Plata Winery. RMB 488+15%. Kerry’s Kitchen (8565 2356)

BARS & CLUBS Brett Johnson US house spinner, who had previously performed at White Rabbit, makes his Haze debut. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

Career Development Networking Connects job-seekers with staff-seekers. RMB 130 (includes one drink), RMB 90 (advance). 7.30pm. Flames, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888)

NEON with Nassdak Tiger9stein and Bite-Size Buddha are joined by Nassdak for a melding of deep house grooves, indie dance and pumped up nu disco. RMB 30. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)


MUSIC The Beijing Beatles Beijing’s Merseybeat pioneers are back, this time in Gulou. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

INN Trekkie: Ancient Observatory & Wall Walkout Make new friends and explore Beijing’s gems together. RSVP by Sep 11 to Free. 9.30am-2pm. Ancient Observatory (no tel)

Green Drinks Join Beijing’s green community at their monthly meet-and-greet. Happy hour promotions apply. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050; see Dining directory)

SEP 12

Scratcha DVA Supported by Drunk Monk, Dada offers a night of the best in new UK bass. RMB 40. 9pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

Nick Hoppner and Green Room Vol. 3 Deep house which could veer into disco, techno or pop. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

Cazzette Swedish dub-house duo spin at Gongti. They’ve been called the next Daft Punk. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance with free cocktail). 10pm. Le Nest (6553 2228) Housing the Bar x Maians Special prizes and plenty of surprises as house DJs combine with live musical elements, to bring you soulful house and disco grooves. RMB 30. 10pm-late. Migas (5208 6061) Malek, Lima, Sageera, and Aida Four spinners for the price of one. RMB 50. 10pm. Haze (5900 6128) Mexican Independence Day! There will be few places in town better to celebrate Mexico’s monumental anniversary. Free. 10pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Mojitos Night See Sep 1.

MUSIC The Beijing Beatles A busy weekend for the Fab Four of Beijing – they’ll reproduce the iconic rooftop gig at the SLT haunt. Free. 10pm-midnight. 99 Degrees (6416 9971) Bad Mamasan With a batch of new material, Beijing’s premier metal rockers return to the drive-in. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Zhen Ren Old Blues Band

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Authentic blues with American finger-picking guitarist Peter Murchison, Xiao Song on harmonica Song and French guitarist Nico Torrese. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

LIVING Roundabout’s Store Opening Party Hopefully the charity shop can stay put this time. 1-5pm. Roundabout (137 1877 7761) WuWoChaHui: Without Me Tea Ceremony This social tea gathering traditionally promotes selflessness. Bring your own teas and snacks to share. RSVP at info@ to let the organizers know whether you’re sipping or sharing. RMB 50. 4-6pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Beijing Dishes Class Learn more about the city you love through its cuisine. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: First Farmer’s Palace & Hutong Market Pray for a good harvest at the temple. RMB 150. 2.30-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Taishan Summit Excursion Until Sep 16. Take in the sunrise on the “First Mountain Under Heaven.” RMB 800. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

SEP 16 DINING Chef Laberer’s Garden Brunch A seasonal 11-course meal bids farewell to summer with fresh oysters, pan-fried foie gras and grilled rib-eye steak. RMB 498+15%. 10.30am-4pm. Dragon Palace, Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4217)

MUSIC Institute of Incoherent Cinematography The Fritz Lang sci-fi classic, Metropolis, is the subject of this as-yet-undefined gathering. Price TBD. 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Grunge Rock Party A chance to celebrate the Seattle sound. Expect more than a hint of Nirvana. RMB 80. 3pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

ARTS & CULTURE Food, Film & Friends: France Cook a delectable French dinner, then watch the not-so-delectable Delicatessen. RMB 240, RMB 200 (members), RMB 30 (screening only). 5pm, film starts at 7.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory)

SPORT Hill Running Session Outside Beijing The Scandinavians take you to the mountains to improve technique and endurance. RMB 130 (includes bus transportation). For details, email heyrunning@

LIVING Expat Services Expo Full of the latest information about products and services designed to make lives easier for expats. Free. Time TBD. Sanlitun Soho (139 1109 8002) Mahjong Workshop: Part 2

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events SEP 22

It’s time to visit a neighborhood parlor and test your wits against the locals. See Sep 9. Peking Opera Workshop Actors will demonstrate the rituals of preparation and discuss the art form’s history and background. RMB 180. 2.30-4 .30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

DINING Slow Food Saturday Get involved with local food producers through orchard walks, corn-milling demonstrations and courses on honey and chestnut harvesting. Shuttle available. Stay tuned for ticket prices and registration details. Price and time TBD. The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu (6162 6506)

EXPLORE Stone Sutra Mountain & CloudDwelling Temple Two good reasons to head down to Fangshan. RMB 350. 9am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

BARS & CLUBS Cuban Night See Sep 9.

SEP 17

The Drop Vol. 18: LIMAN The 18th installment of the popular house night with support from OSHI & TNEM. RMB 50 (free before 11pm). 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Phantasm Halloween comes early and kicking with this disturbing tale of Morningside Cemetery. Watch at your own risk. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING Minority Mondays Ms. Garu of Manchu origin will explain the culture and history of shamans, and how they’ve been inaccurately portrayed in films, dramas and TV. Free. 7-9pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803)

SEP 18 ARTS & CULTURE Book Club: Wolf Totem When the film based on Jiang Rong’s bestseller hits theaters, you’ll be able to say, “Oh, you have to read the book first.” Smuggler’s Book Club has just changed locations and is open to the public. Free. 7pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

LIVING INN Coffee Morning: Sanlitun Meet other people in the neighborhood. Free. 10am-noon. The Bookworm (6503 2050; see Dining directory) FAME Meets PRAMS Networking Dress to impress to socialize with people in the fashion and arts industries. RMB 130 (includes one drink), RMB 90 (advance). 7.30pm. Zeta Bar, Hilton Beijing (139 1109 8002)

SEP 19

all month: Guillaume Janot Welcome Home Ikea Photography for the flat-pack generation. RMB 35. 7-8pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

SEP 20 BARS & CLUBS ’80s Pub Quiz A full ’80s-themed stroll down memory lane. Free. 7.30pm. The Green Cap (186 1174 7939) Groovetop See Sep 6. 9pm.

MUSIC Miss Lulu Galore and Sweet Leaf A night of swing jazz in Gulou. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Summer Breeze & David Colp Rock and avant-garde folk are the order of the day at the drive-in. RMB 50. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

LIVING Chinese Cooking: Ganbian Doujiao Everybody loves spicy green beans; learn to recreate this dish at home. RMB 120. 2-4pm. Beijing Mandarin School, E-Tower (6508 1026)


Gourmet Cupcakes: Cake 101 The perfect class for beginning bakers. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2-5pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Book Talk: Stephanie Tansey Be inspired as Tansey discusses individuals who are contributing to a sustainable Beijing. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

Gourmet Cupcakes: Decorating Elevate your cupcakes to an art with the expert bakers from Lollipop Bakery. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Film: Pina Wim Wenders’ stunning 3-D portrait of the modern dance choreographer, Pina Bausch. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea), 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING INN Coffee Morning: Chaoyang Park See Sep 18. Pack your own lunch. RMB 5 (park entrance fee). 10am. South gate of Chaoyang Park (in case of rain, event will be held at Rug Bagel and Café) Smartphone Photography Talk Get the most out of your camera phone.


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SEP 21 BARS & CLUBS Cuban Night See Sep 9. DJs From Mars One of the biggest names in the mashup scene lands in Beijing. RMB 200, RMB 150 (presale). 9pm-6am. Elements e-club (135 6552 6223) Konrad Black Pumping house from the US spinner. RMB

100, RMB 70 (advance). 10pm. Haze (5900 6128) La Noche Latina: DJ Juan Cardona See Sep 7. Moonlighting Patrick Yu and Usami serve up a mix of the best music under the moon. RMB 30. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Retro Party: DJ Suki ft DJ Demone A night with a mix from rockabilly, disco funk and new wave. Free (ladies), RMB 50 (men, includes one drink). 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Ye’ Shanghai Travel back to 1920s Shanghai. That means it’s time to bust out the three-piece suits, brimmed hats, pocket watches and sexy qipaos. RMB 100. 8.30pm-4.30am. Club Suzie Wong’s (6500 3377)

MUSIC The Amazing Insurance Salesmen Progressive experimental rock from Djang San and co. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Dynazty Tour Swedish hair-metal rockers provide rocktastic fun with support from Los Crasher. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 8.30-11.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Gypsy Jazz: The Hot Club of Beijing See Sep 1. 9-11pm. Nine Treasures’ Special Unplugged Live A mix of one part Chinese folk with one part Mongolian folk to get something like Chinese metal. RMB 30 (includes one beer). 9.30pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252) Yugong Yishan Eighth Anniversary The stalwart Beijing livehouse invites a host of city favorites to celebrate its coming of age. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING Understanding Brazil There’s more to Brazilian culture than football, women and beaches. RMB 60. 7-8.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Chinese Kitchen: Knife Skills See Sep 5. 10.30am-1pm.

Funk Fever: Hawaii-Funk-O Vol. 2 Throw on a Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt and get on up to Migas to sample classic hip-hop, Caribbean and dancehall sounds. RMB 30. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Sebastian Bayne Australian DJ and producer highly regarded on the techno circuit. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 10pm. Haze (5900 6128) Whale Party Two-hundred tons of indie and electro in the deep, dark hutong. Free. 9pm. Dada (137 6495 1613)

MUSIC Capoeira Mandinga Beijing A traditional Brazilian martial art celebration with live music and performances. RMB 100. 7pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Devils at the Crossroad Rock with balls. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) The Gar New Album Release Party Garage rockers celebrate the launch of their latest record. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Indie Night: Do You Remember DJ BA’AL presents an indie session aimed at those over 30. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

LIVING Autumn Carnival: JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton A dizzying array of epicurean delights, live performances, games, art exhibitions, activities for kids and a charity bazaar for the special needs community. RMB 20. 11am-9pm. The Lawn at JW Marriott Hotel Beijing and the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (5908 8995) Baking Made Easy: A Cookie Story The simple cookie gets a makeover with time-honored recipes from around the world. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Trap-Neuter-Return Workshop Learn how to humanely and effectively manage stray cats. Register by Sep 19 to Free. 1-2.30pm. ICVS (8456 1939)

EXPLORE Day Trip: Peking Man Site and Marco Polo Bridge Channel your inner 13th-century explorer. RMB 350. 9am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Great Wall Camping Trip Until Sep 23. The last Jiankou overnighter

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of the season. RMB 600. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

Sarau Project: “Outsiders” Share original works (films, scripts, musical performances, anything) centered on the theme of “outsiders.” To participate, contact Free. 8.30pm-late. Modernista (136 9142 5744; see Nightlife directory)

SEP 23 MUSIC Guitar China 12th Anniversary Guitar China celebrates its 12th birthday with performances from Wen Lin, Chen Lei, Kerman, Yao Lin and Ji Yuan. Free. 7-11pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING Free Yoga Class A master teacher will teach you the moves to practice at home. Free. 1.30-3.30pm. Beijing Mandarin School, Guangming Hotel (6508 1026)

ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Playhouse Audition: Snow White Your shot at local fame. This year’s panto welcomes adult and child actors – someone needs to play the dwarves. Free. 6.30pm. British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (8532 5320; see Living directory)

INN Coffee Morning: Lido See Sep 18. Maan Coffee, Lido (8457 3470) Vegetarian Stir-Fries Class Who knew meatless food could taste so delicious? RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

LIVING Mexican Cooking Class Q Mex’s executive chef introduces basic dishes. Reserve at RMB 300. 2-5pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

EXPLORE Eunuch Tombs, Mural and Temple Tour Discover what happened to the family jewels. RMB 320. 9.30am-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SEP 24 DINING Dominio del Plata Wine Dinner Five courses of elegant Chinese cuisine paired with Susana Balbo’s legendary Argentinean wines. RMB 488+15%. 7pm. Dragon Palace, Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4217)

BARS & CLUBS Kickoff Party RMB 20 martinis will be the main feature of the party – you can count on it. Free. Time TBD. Lush (8286 3566)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Perfect Blue An animated psychological thriller about a pop singer, Mima, who disappoints her fans when she ditches the singing for a role on a violent TV show. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING INN Monthly Meeting: Medical Q&A A panel of doctors will answer your questions about health and emergency care. RMB 50 (includes coffee and pastries). 10am-noon. The Capital Club Athletic Center (8486 2225 ext 136)

EXPLORE Chateau Afip Vineyard and Wine Tasting Tour See Sep 4. Great Wall Overnight Trip Until Sep 25. Wake up on the Wall and leave the details to them. Book at book@ RMB 1,990. The China Guide (8532 1860)

SEP 25

SEP 28 sep 21: yugong yishan 8th anniversary

Pet Conspiracy might be jumping out of the giant birthday cake.

ARTS & CULTURE Drama: Weird Tales of Beijing Musicians, shadow puppets and stage actors show us Beijing’s bizarre side. Price and time TBD. UCCA (8459 9269)

BARS & CLUBS Power Hour Everyone knows what a power hour is, right? Free. Time TBD. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240)

LIVING Business Networking Meet interesting people to help promote and grow your business. RMB 130 (includes one drink), RMB 90 (advance). 7.30pm. Switch! Grill, Dongsishitiao (6553 5691; see Dining Directory) INN Night Out! Meet up with other newcomers and longtime residents to swap stories about living in China’s capital. RSVP by Sep 23. Free. 7-9pm. In and Out (8454 0086; see Dining Directory) Chinese Knotting Workshop Visit a local craftsman’s home, create your own handmade gift and support the disabled community. Register at opend@ RMB 160. 2pm. Gift of Hope (no tel)

SEP 26 BARS & CLUBS Lush Pub Quiz The award-winning pub quiz returns. Free. Time TBD. Lush (8286 3566)

MUSIC Capitan Tifus Argentinean ska funk group make their Beijing bow. RMB 50. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Drama: Weird Tales of Beijing See Sep 25. Film: Waltz With Bashir One more chance to see the Israeli ani-

mated film in Beijing. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea), 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

LIVING Beijing WordPress Meetup Get tips from experts on building websites with WordPress. Free. 7-9pm. California Open Sauce Café (5820 6862) NGO Networking Evening To strengthen links between NGOs and international organizations. Free. 7-9pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803) Portrait Photography Class Peter Carney will teach you how to maximize the photos you take with your SLR. RMB 35. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

SEP 27 BARS & CLUBS Beer Night Don’t tip up expecting wine. It’s a beer night. RMB 30. Time TBD. Lush (8286 3566) Beer Pong Sign your team up to become Pyro Pong Champions. RMB 30. Time TBD. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240) Favela DJs Nassdak and Bite-Size Buddha stitch together a patchwork of Latin-infused and Afro-Caribbean dance music. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Tastings: Introduction to Absinthe Sample the collection, but don’t handle scissors afterwards. RMB 280. 7.30-9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

MUSIC Electronic Music Party Max Tundra, John Maus and Electric Youth present an electric celebration. RMB 50. 9-11.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Crash & Compute Danish dance duo bring their drum heavy show to these shores. RMB 50. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Randy Able Stable Band A night for those of a bluegrass or country persuasion. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

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DINING Chef Emmanuel Menu See Sep 14.

BARS & CLUBS Digitalism Big-name German electro house duo. Price TBD. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Los Residentes Residents Nassdak and Bite-Size Buddha rev up the Migas sound system and get your booties shakin’ with Disco, House and funky grooves. RMB 30. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Wet Dreams Dub-step, drum and bass and glitch hop from DJs Yauman, Donkey Tonk, Kay C, Marsko and Shackup. RMB 30. 10pm-late. Dada (137 6495 1613)

MUSIC Lesoir Dutch rockers begin their China tour in Gulou. RMB 40 (includes one beer). 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Matthew Parker Organ Trio Funk from the hand of trumpeter Matthew Parker and his trio of organists. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Streets Kill Strange Animals Album Release Tour Beijing indie rockers launch their latest. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Wu & The Side Effects A sterling night in store as Wu and Co. are joined by Residence A, Perpetual Motion Machine and Steely Heart. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Zhen Ren Old Blues Band See Sep 15. Free. 9-11pm. Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095; see Dining directory)

ARTS & CULTURE Bamboo Installation Until Oct 7. See what’s possible with China’s miracle plant. Free. 11am-noon. Capital M (6702 2727; see Dining directory) Screening: Luma Lu 24-Hour Indie Film Competition The creative studio invites participants to make a film in the Dashilar Hutong using a Lomokino camera. Screenings take place on this date, but submissions must be in by Sep 21. Write to for

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events more. Noon. Capital M (6702 2727; see Dining directory)

Alameda (6417 8084)


GeoCity Smart City Until Oct 14. The exhibition maps information design and application cases for “smart city” initiatives around the world. Free. China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (5980 2320)

Couples Night Guys and girls coming together, buy-twoget-two-free (classics, house wine, frozen special, local beer and mystery cocktail). 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613)


Lucky Draw An old-fashioned luck-of-the-draw competition to go with your Belgian beer. Free. Time TBD. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

Friday Get-Together Swap stories and meet people who are interested in social issues. Drinks are buy-one-get-one-free. Free. 6pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803)

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)

Rabies Vaccination Drive for Pets The perfect time to ensure your pet never suffers from this disease. Price TBD. 8am-8pm. ICVS (8456 1939)


SEP 29

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

BARS & CLUBS 555 Party RMB 5 tequila shots, gin and tonics, and draft beer. Free. Time TBD. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240) Andhim “Super House” from the German dance outfit. RMB 30. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Bubbly Birthday Were you born in September? Celebrate it with Scarlett and get a free bottle of bubbles. Free. 9pm-1am. Scarlett (6552 3600 ext 3307) Craft Beerfest Get your choice of IPA, pale ale, blonde ale and chocolate stout from US and UK microbreweries. The RMB 100 entry gets you three pints. RMB 100. 3-8pm. Eudora Station (6437 8331) Digital 21 Spanish electronic pioneer lands at Haze. RMB 80. 10pm. Haze (5900 6128) DJ QQ, Andy & HuangTong One of the first female DJs in Beijing, DJ QQ shares the decks with two experts in DJs Andy & HuangTong. Expect pure electronic. Price TBD. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Mid-Autumn Festival Party: Moonglow Burlesque Golden oldies are the order of the day with go-go performances by Moonglow Burlesque and a twist contest. Those dressed in ’60s attire get a free special “shot of the day.” Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Tequila Flights: Paul Mathew Master mixologist Paul Mathew leads a tasting tour of tequilas and mezcals. RMB 300. 5-7pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

MUSIC Gypsy Jazz: The Hot Club of Beijing See Sep 1. Cam Butler: Save My Soul Melbourne-based guitarist and composer Cam Butler promotes his new album, Save My Soul. Price TBD. 8pm. XP (6404 9947) Tim & Puma + Reikjavictim If you want to see somebody playing “I Feel Good” on a cucumber, this could be your night. Eclectic stylings from Tim & Puma and Reikjavictim. RMB 80. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Toasters China Tour Manhattan ska outfit (with a reputed 5,000 gigs under their belt) continues celebrating their 30-year anniversary. RMB 120,


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all month: Barolo Ritz-Carlton new menu See food. Then add punch line to taste. RMB 90 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) ANT + Ally Kerr British singer-songwriters ANT and Ally Kerr team up. RMB 60, RMB 40 (advance). 8-10pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080)

STYLE Tang’ Roulou: Fabrickolor Until Oct 6. A pop-up shop for a local brand that’s eager to share its passion for craft. Free. Noon-8pm. 7 Zhujia Hutong, Dashilar (131 2138 7938)

ARTS & CULTURE Talk: Making a Business of Design Five days of seminars teaching creatives how to turn their design ideas into viable businesses, with discussions on proposals, finding partners, marketing and production. Sep 29-30, Oct 2-4. Details at Free. 5pm. Capital M (6702 2727; see Dining directory)

LIVING Rabies Awareness and Prevention Seminar Learn how we can help make rabies a thing of the past. Free. 11am-noon. ICVS (8456 1939) Full-Day Photography Workshop Join for a day of shooting and editing sessions in the hutongs. RMB 500. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Global Kitchen: Indian See Sep 8.

EXPLORE The Silk Road (Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar & Kazakh) Until Oct 5. See where the road takes you in Xinjiang. RMB 13,400, RMB 12,900 (book by Sep 20). China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SEP 30 BARS & CLUBS Booka Shade A first-time China performance from the world-famous German house duo. RMB 300, RMB 200 (advance). 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

Dance Dangereux XV With Wolfram Moby’s mate Wolfram marks the 15th edition of the Dance Dangereux series. RMB 40. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Open Mic Probably the most popular open-mic night in the city. Free. Time TBD. Lush (8286 3566)

MUSIC Cam Butler: Save My Soul See Sep 29. Lonely Drifter Karen & Bellman European pop act with a dash of dreamy indie-pop provided by Norway’s Bellman. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Open-Air Moon Fest Film Screening: Moonstruck Mooncake, beer, a young Nicolas Cage and the ageless Cher – now that’s a good mid-autumn celebration. Free. 8pm. Great Leap Brewing (5717 1399; see Nightlife directory) Talk: Making a Business of Design See Sep 29. Continues Oct 2-4.

EXPLORE Guilin and Zhangjiajie Until Oct 6. Get ready to (photographically) snap up all the gorgeous scenes in the south of China. RMB 4,800. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Seven Days in Tibet Until Oct 6. Explore the Tibetan plateau over the holiday week. RMB 13,500, RMB 13,100 (book by Sep 5). China Culture Center (6432 9341) South of the Clouds Yunnan Tour: Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-La Until Oct 7. See the most popular sites in this southwestern province. RMB 12,700, RMB 12,100 (book by Sep 6). China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MONDAYS DINING Alameda Specials Night Live bossa nova and jazz. Buy a bottle of wine and get a free plate of finger foods.

ARTS & CULTURE Sub-Cinema Movie Night Beijing’s hottest new club has a cinematic side, too. See Sep 3, 10, 17 and 24 for details. Free. 8pm. Dada (137 6495 1613; see Nightlife directory)

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

LIVING Life Drawing Club Draw live models in the nude. Beginners encouraged. Register at www.thehutong. com. 7.30-9.30pm. RMB 60, RMB 50 (members). The Hutong (6404 3355) Metaphysics Walk Enhance your mind with the principles of Tao, yin/yang and the five elements that are the soul of the Chinese health sciences. RMB 150. 8-9.30am. The Hutong (6404 3355) Chinese Calligraphy Class Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful traditions in China. RMB 180. 7-8.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

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)

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events Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passion fruit and lychee martinis. Free. Mesh (6417 6688)

Beijing Hikers Midweek treks at different locations around Beijing. Prices vary by hike. See for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)

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)

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)

Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161) Taco y Tequila Tuesdays All tacos and selected tequila shots at RMB 20. 5-7pm. Q Mex (5620 3759)

Hiking Huanghuacheng Great Wall and Waterside Wall Walk along the water. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

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)

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 (children 5-11). 9.30am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

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 as the long summer nights roll around. 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) Heyrobics Group Exercises Music and fashion were always the passion. But let’s not forget aerobic fitness. RMB 20. 6.45-8.45pm. British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (8532 5320) Beijing Devils Rugby training. Meet from 6.30pm at The Den (6592 6290)

LIVING Exploring Chinese Social Trends Learn about their effect on the old traditions and China’s future. RMB 50, RMB 35 (Culture Yard students). 7-8.40pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Chinese Calligraphy Class See Mondays. 10-11.30am. Chinese Corner Practice your oral Chinese and make new friends. 1-3pm. Beijing Mandarin School (6508 1026) Chinese Bird Flower Painting Beginner’s Course Try your hand at this thousand-year-old tradition. RMB 180. 7-9pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Tuina Massage Course Learn basic manipulation techniques. RMB 1,500 (8 sessions). 7.30-9.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

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) Royal Canal Boat Tour Summer Palace Travel like an emperor to your summer retreat. RMB 420, RMB 280 (children 5-11). 9am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)


Sep 14: scratcha DVA

You scratcha my back, I’ll scratcha yours.

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 offered. RMB 98. Village Cafe (6410 5210) Food and Wine Pairing Night Through Sep. Choose from two set menus each paired with a bottle of wine (RMB 350-450 value) selected by The Wine Republic. RMB 438-488. 7-10pm. Flamme (8468 1100) 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) 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)

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) 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)

THURSDAYS DINING 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) 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)

Live Music at Migas See Tuesdays.

Steak at Café de la Poste The chef will recommend steak dishes for an omnivore’s buffet. RMB 328 (cash only). 8pm-closing. Café de la Poste (6402 7047)

Live Music Session An ever-changing selection of talented musicians, playing everything from jazz to rock, as well as Latin and reggae. Free. 9.30pm. Salud (6402 5086)

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)

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

Sushi Lab Through Oct. Up to six students each week will learn how 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)

ARTS & CULTURE Riverbank Cine Club Electric Shadows turns one this month, and they pick their favorites from the past year to celebrate. See Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 for titles and details. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)

SPORT HeyRunning: Become a Better Runner Top tips from the tip-top teachers. Details at RMB 30-80. 6.45pm. Chaoyang Park

LIVING Balboa Swing Class Get your dancing shoes on. Price TBD. 8.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Chinese Through Media Weekly discussion group for intermediateadvanced Chinese speakers. RMB 500 (4 sessions). 7-9pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)


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BARS & CLUBS Ladies Drink Free Exactly what the name of the event implies. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) 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 summer 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) 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)

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events dependents: Youth (Sep 1), Shanghai Panic (Sep 8), Taking Father Home (Sep 15), Oxhide (Sep 22) and A Song of Love, Maybe Not (Sep 29). RMB 25. 7.30-9.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166; see Living directory)

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)

mashup Flag Football League Join a team for Mashup’s friendlier form of football. 1-4pm. Ditan Stadium (info@

Mesh Cocktail Thursday Passionfruit and lychee martini two-forone until midnight every Thursday. Mesh (6410 5220)

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.

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) Post-Happy Hour A postmodern happy hour offer; one that starts after all the others have finished. It’s genius. RMB 10 (appetizers), RMB 25 (select cocktails). 9pm-late. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra (6591 9148) Thursday Night Fever Playing music from the ’80s and ’90s and bringing back some memories. Price and time TBD. Suzie Wong (6500 3377)


LIVING Sep 8-15: Degustation with Michelin Chef Chambon Sample all the degustatory delights. toboggan, and visit the Ming Tombs in Changping. RMB 480, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am-6.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)



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)

Aardvarks Rugby Training Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8.30pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915)

Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday Soup, fish ‘n’ chips and a dessert. RMB 88. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210)

Angels Basketball Wings not essential. Venue is located near the Temple of Heaven. RMB 80. 7pm. Contact to play.

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)

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

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

LIVING Discussing American Culture Share your opinion on a different subject each week. RMB 50, RMB 35 (Culture Yard students). 7-8.40pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Tuina Massage Course See Tuesdays.

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


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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 Free Shooters On the hour, every hour (after 9pm) all the ladies in the house get a shot drunker. Free. 10pm, 11pm, midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

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) Mexican Saturdays Fresh tortilla wraps with meat, seafood and vegetable fillings, quesadillas, guacamole and margaritas. RMB 366+15% (regular buffet plus “Mexican Saturday” offerings), RMB 268+15% (regular buffet only). 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) SALT BBQ on the Terrace Beef tenderloin and baby beer chicken, prawns, grilled vegetables, Belgian beer and more. RMB 188-288. Noon-3pm. SALT (6437 8457) Seafood Dinner Buffet For those who are more surf than turf. RMB 518+15%. 6-10pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Sunken Garden Tapas Tapas await you at Sureño’s summer terrace. RMB 158 and up. Noon-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240)


Gone With the Live Music See Thursdays.

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)

Ladies Night Put on your favorite dress and heels and enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and special cocktails. Free. 9pm-midnight. Loong Bar (5908 8906)

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)

Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. Free. 5pm. Terra (6591 9148)

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)

EXPLORE Overnight Tour to Tianjin Until Sat. It’s just a short train ride away. 7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

ARTS & CULTURE China Through Cinema Celebrate the underdogs of Chinese film with this month’s series of low-budget in-

Metaphysics Walk See Mondays. Chinese Bird Flower Painting Beginner’s Course See Tuesdays. 10am-noon. Morning Zen Practice & Meditation A Buddhist layman gives insight on the teachings of Zen Buddhism. RMB 150, RMB 500 (4 classes). 10.30am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

SUNDAYS DINING 360° Champagne Brunch Enjoy a fine brunch 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, tartare stations, 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 cold and hot 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) 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) 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) FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch

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events 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) “Hot and Wet” BBQ Pool Party Burgers, grilled meats and seafood and a full salad bar for those in bikinis. Free-flow drinks to boot. RMB 268. Noon-4pm. Doubletree by Hilton Beijing (6338 1999 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 From Sep 9. The place to recover from your Saturday night shenanigans. Hearty comfort food, hangover cocktails like their “Spicy Mary” and “Hair of the Dog” at halfprice, and even ice packs at the ready – all at a ridiculously low price. RMB 128. 11am3pm. 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 168 (two courses), RMB 188 (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) Sunday Lunch Buffet at Greenfish Appetizers and seafood from the buffet plus your choice of main course. RMB 218+15% (includes soft drinks, coffee and tea). 11.30am-2.30pm. Greenfish, RitzCarlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6990)

Ultimate Sunday Brunch The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means 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) HeyRunning: Become a Better Runner See Wednesdays. 10.30am. 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@ Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email to sign up. 7pm. Dongzhimen area

LIVING Chinese Tea Course Learn how to brew Chinese tea and sample top-quality leaves. RMB 70. 3-5pm. Beijing Hutongren Courtyard Hotel (8402 4218) Tai Chi Class Until Sep 23. An ancient Chinese meditative exercise for the body. RMB 160. 1011.30am. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

WEEKENDS DINING Aria Weekend Dinner Four choices for starter, main course and dessert. RMB 298+15%. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36) Aroma Gourmet Brunch Sat-Sun. Boston lobster, Australian oysters, French foie gras, international cheeses and more. RMB 518+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) At-Home Cooking Class Through Sep. Book one of the Ritz-Carlton’s world-class chefs and learn to make roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, prawn cocktail langoustine with lobster, beef carpaccio or other classic dishes. By appointment only. RMB 10,000+15% (for group of 4-6). Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6601 6666) 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) French Brunch Sat-Sun. Ratatouille, pain perdu, croissants, eggs and bacon, among other things. RMB 98. 10am-3pm. Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095)

Fri-Sat, through Sep. Meat and seafood off the grill with salads and desserts. RMB 160. 6-10pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing (5922 3399) Grinders Brunch Four-egg omelets, breakfast burritos, champagne specials and Expee’s Hungry Dog Breakfast. 10.30am-2.30pm. Grinders (8775 1847) 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) Niajo By Night The paella purveyors of Nali Patio are extending their hours to 2am, with a latenight menu featuring paella, tapas and desserts alongside cocktails and other drinks. Niajo (5208 6052) 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)

Survival Chinese Learn the vocabulary essential for surviving in China. RMB 150. 10am-noon. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

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) Dandelion Hiking Join them for weekend excursions to the Wall or other locations. Sat-Sun camping trips available. See for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Hiking with China Travellers Choose from Saturday at Gubeikou or Sunday at Jinshanling. RMB 400 (Saturday), RMB 450 (Sunday). 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)


Seafood Fascination Fri-Sat. Indulge in seafood to ease yourself into the weekend. Dinner only. RMB 328+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888)

2012 Mooncake Collection Until Sep 30. Twelve mooncake boxes with 30 flavors, from traditional white lotus to bacon and truffle paste. Proceeds from the Sanctuary Box will benefit the Wild Duck lake bird sanctuary. RMB 138-588. China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 5722/3)

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)

Afternoon Tea at The Library All month. Three menus to choose from, from the chocolatey indulgence to the tradition of scones. There’s even a healthy option. 2.30-5.30pm. The Library, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8406)

Set Summer Brunch Escape for the weekend in the middle of the city. Two courses: RMB 158, RMB 328 (free-flow beer and bubbly); three courses: RMB 178, RMB 358 (free-flow beer and bubbly). 11am-4pm. Terra (6591 9148)

Agua Set Lunch All month. Menus rotated weekly. RMB 88 (two courses), RMB 99 (three courses). Noon-2pm. Agua (5208 6198)

Summer Barbeque Spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon hanging out on the deck, with 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) 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)

BARS & CLUBS DJ Tu Kai Old skool, new mashups and dirty house on top of hourly drink promotions. Free. 10pm-2am. Fubar (6593 8227)

SPORT Beijing Sailing Center Lots of chances to learn to sail or touch up your yardarm skills. Info at Beijing Sailing Center (5900 0276) IFFC 11-a-side League Beijing’s biggest expat-friendly full-size football tournament. Games take place at Chaoyang Stadium and Si’de Park. More details at

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Alameda Lunch Rapido Mon-Fri. Two- and three-course set lunches. RMB 79-98. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Aria Business Lunch All month. Your choice of six starters, six mains, four desserts and coffee or tea. RMB 198+15%. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 6644) The Art of Tea Sep 1-30. If you’ve always wondered what the deal is with pu’er, here’s a chance to find out. Lobby Lounge, Grand Millennium Beijing (8587 6888 ext 3011) Asian Lobster Sep 1-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%. Meats served with choice of sauce; 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

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Be Inspired Korea: Taste & Aroma Sep 14-30. Heartwarming Korean cuisine from visiting chef Sang-chul Lee. Beijing Marriott Northeast (5927 8618)

Embrace the Arrival of the Full Moon Festival These mooncakes run the gamut from lotus and red bean to tiramisu, coffee and fruit with cheese. From RMB 198. Horizon, Kerry Hotel (8529 2188)

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) Cepe Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Three courses, with a fine selection of antipasti and main courses. RMB 328+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Cepe, RitzCarlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6996) 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) Chocolicious All month. Afternoon tea with desserts featuring Valrhona French and Felchlin Swiss fine chocolate. Add RMB 100 for a glass of champagne. RMB 298+15% (two people, tea included). 3-6pm. Lobby Lounge, RitzCarlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666) Classic Afternoon Tea All month. The Ritz-Carlton ramps up their tea with new desserts, sandwiches and scones. RMB 208+15%. Daily 2.30-5.30pm. The Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8180) Classic Afternoon Tea Celebration Sep 1-30. Tea sandwiches, mini scones and Chinese and English teas, with light live music. RMB 298+15%. Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266) Colibri Set Lunch All month. Mix and match sandwiches, baked potatoes, soups, salads and quiches. RMB 48. Colibri Cafe (6417 0808) Degustation with Michelin Chef Daniel Chambon Sep 8-Oct 8. Eight courses featuring his “Periford Delicacies,” including foie gras pot au feu, duck confit, fricassee de Saint Jacques with risotto of pasta and Rocamadour cheese with truffle and peach melba with thyme ice cream in a Valrhona chocolate dome. The chef will be in Beijing from Sep 8-15. 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) Eco-Themed Menu at The Cut Sep 1-30. Steelhead trout from the world’s first fresh-water, floating, solid-wall containment fish farm and Tasmanian grass-fed striploin. RMB 488+15%. The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3630) Eco-Themed Menu at Lunar 8 Sep 1-30. Grilled botargo, double-boiled ginseng soup and organic pork belly. RMB 388+15%. Lunar 8, Fairmont Beijing (8507


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Exquisite Mooncake Until Sep 20. Flavors from the traditional (lotus with egg yolk) to the more creative (tiramisu, charcoal peanuts). RMB 138 (deluxe package), RMB 188 (luxurious package). Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall (5811 8200) 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) Free Beer and Wine All month. For anyone ordering off the menu at their newest location. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) Fresh Mushroom Specials All month. Amazing seasonal mushrooms have popped up on the menu. Cepe, Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (6601 6666) 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) Happy Mid-Autumn Festival All month. A mix of traditional flavors with new ones like French cherry, rose lover and coffee chocolate hazelnut. RMB 238-418. Sofitel Wanda Beijing (6581 9917) Healthy Living at the Park Until Sep. Getting in shape can still be delicious, with salads, light seafood dishes and peach-champagne sorbet. RMB 65240 +15%. All day. The Lounge, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1838/40) Healthy Menu All month. Antioxidant-packed black garlic and North American wild rice on Chef Jimmy’s new menu make fine dining good for you, too. Qi, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666) Heavenly Mooncakes All month. The daring among you can skip the lotus and egg yolk and try the red wine strawberry or rose crystal crisp instead. Get up to 40% off for advance purchase. RMB 188 and up. Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7777) 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) In With the New Sep 1-30. Celebrate the milestones in your life with the Kempinski’s new Passion Chocolate Sensation cake, created for the hotel’s 20th anniversary here in Beijing. RMB 398. Kempi Deli (6465 3388 ext 4227) 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) Lots of Lobster All month. 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 Mon-Fri. Two or three courses of pizza, pasta and more Italian classics, plus coffee or tea – and no service charge. RMB 118168. 11.30am-2pm. Bene, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 5888) Lunch for Life at Lunar 8 All month. Three-course business lunch to set you up for the afternoon. RMB 88 (includes donation to Special Commune). Noon-2.30pm. Lunar 8, The Fairmont Beijing (8507 3618) Lunch It All month. Choose two courses and get a dessert for 50% off RMB 88. 12-3pm. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600) Mid-Autumn Festival at the RitzCarlton, Beijing Until Sep 30. Impress with these gift boxes that include mooncake flavors like egg yolk and red lotus, creamy custard and roasted Japanese tea. RMB 218-588. Yu, Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (5908 8777) Mid-Autumn Festival Specials Until Sep 30. Enjoy mooncake boxes with a focus on well-crafted traditional flavors (lotus seed, date paste), or extravagant hampers with Chinese or Western delicacies. Mooncake boxes: RMB 238-688, Hampers: 1,688-3,888. Qi, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6999) Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes All month. Choose from boxes containing flavors like assorted nuts, coffee, red bean paste and white lotus. RMB 288-358. Yao Chi, Grand Millennium Beijing (8587 6888) Mid-Autumn Mooncakes Until Sep 30. Traditional lotus seed, egg yolk and five treasures fillings in commemorative boxes. RMB 88-488. Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4220) 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) 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 Mon-Fri. Indian and Pakistani curries, vegetable dishes and more. Noon-2.30pm. Mughal’s (6638 2160) New Menu at Daccapo Restaurant All month. Enjoy a revamped menu in the Italian restaurant’s brand-new surroundings. Daccapo, Regent Beijing (8522 1789) New Menu at Writers Bar All month. If you’re ready to splurge on satisfying down-home comfort food, try the hot dog, burger, caprese salad or cheesecake. Writers Bar, Raffles Beijing Hotel (6526 3388 ext 4181) New Menu at Wu Li Xiang All month. A dramatic dim sum platter and luxe seafood dishes amp up their new offerings. Wu Li Xiang, Traders Upper East Hotel (5907 8888) Olé! Business Lunch All month. A quick two-course lunch. RMB 60, RMB 70 (includes glass of wine). 11am3.30pm. Olé! (6595 9677) One East Set Lunch Mon-Fri. A light American set lunch. RMB 128+15% (two courses), RMB 138+15% (three courses). Noon-2pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Oodles of Noodles

Sep 1-30. Japan’s translucent harusame noodles are prepared with steamed scallops and winter melon, tossed with crab meat and tobiko, and served in a comforting soup. Honzen, Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4220) Pizza Traveling the Silk Road Until Sep 30. Choose from eight pizzas inspired by stops on the historic Silk Road, like lychee and suckling pig from Chang’an or tandoori chicken from Bombay. Add RMB 40 for house-made tiramisu. RMB 88 and up. 11am-10pm. East 33, Raffles Beijing (8500 4363) Salad Bar at Scarlett All month. Just what this city needs: unlimited servings of salad. Add an entrée for RMB 30 more, or try one of their gazpacho specials for RMB 38. RMB 58. Noon-3pm. Scarlett, Hotel G Beijing (6552 2880) SALT Summer Days Mon-Fri. Add RMB 30 to your set lunch for a glass of wine or beer. RMB 98 (two courses), RMB 118 (three courses). Noon-3pm. 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) Set Lunch at The Tandoor All month. Tikkas, curries, samosas and more. RMB 68-88. 11.30am-2.30pm. The Tandoor (6597 2211) Set Lunch: French Design Mon-Fri. Ever-rotating sets of simple French classics. RMB 65 (2 courses), RMB 95 (3 courses). 11am-3pm. Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095) Set Summer Lunch Tue-Fri. Two or three courses with a glass of wine, local beer, or juice. RMB 98 (two courses), RMB 128 (three courses). 11am-2pm. Terra (6591 9148) Sheraton Mooncakes Until Sep 30. We’re intrigued by the brownie mooncake flavor, which comes in every package. RMB 168-368. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8989) 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) Splendid Mid-Autumn All month. Choose from four, six or eight mooncakes in a variety of flavors. RMB 208-558. JW Marriott (5908 6688) 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) Summer Black Truffle All month. Enjoy the earthy treat in special dishes featuring black truffles imported from Burgundy. Le Pré Lenotre (8599 6666 ext 6528) Summer Breeze Afternoon Tea All month. Sandwiches, pastries and miniature scones with live classical music. RMB 298+15%. Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37) Summer Menu at S.T.A.Y. All month. Artichoke and black truffle soup and smoked eel and beetroot terrine among more traditional French classics.

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The lady shows off her pipes. Free. Time TBD. CJW (6587 1222)

Sureño Set Lunch Mon-Fri. Two or three courses. RMB 128-158+15%. Noon-2.30pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240)

Cigars and Mojitos Enjoy the finer things in life with a wide selection of cigars, paired with the perfect summertime drink. Free. 5pm-midnight. Cigar Lounge (6460 6688 ext 2709)

Taking Time for Lunch Mon-Sat. Three courses at one of the best Italian spots in town. RMB 178+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8777) Tomahawk All month. Get your teeth into an enormous, 30cm-long slab of 70-day-old grain-fed beef. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Unwind After Work Mon-Wed. After a long day, plop down with a bucket of five ice-cold Kingfisher beers. RMB 198. The Tandoor (6597 2211) 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. Noon-10 .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 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) Yunnan Mushroom Delights at Summer Palace Sep 1-30. Enjoy a special menu with delicacies like braised fresh abalone with mushroom in claypot. Summer Palace, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 34)

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

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) Crazy Hour Mon-Fri, Tsingtao RMB 10 and mojitos. RMB 25. 6-7pm. The Black Sun (6593 6909) Dreamy Cosmopolitan Work your way through Mix’s selection of cosmopolitans with live jazz and 50% off between 5pm and 9pm every day .Until Oct 31. Free. 5-9pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Flamme Happy Hour One of the city’s longest happy hours offering 50% off beers, cocktails and wine by the glass. Mon-Fri. 3-7.30pm. Flamme (6417 8608) Hidden Lounge Happy Hour Two-for-one drinks. Price TBD. 6-8pm. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Loong Bar Happy Hour 50% off drinks. 5.30-9pm. Loong Bar (5908 8520) Mexican Happy Hour Happy hour Mexican-style. Mon-Thur. 5-8pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Modo Happy Hour Enjoy summer cocktails, wines and more drinks on the terrace. Free. 5-8pm. Modo (6415 7207) Mojito Twist Start off your summer night with an exciting selection of mojitos, while you unwind with soothing live jazz from soulful vocalist Sunny Daye. Enjoy 50% off the Mojito of the Day. Free. 5-9pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Mosto Happy Hour Relax on the balcony terrace for summer cocktails, wines and more drinks. Free. 6-8pm. Mosto (5208 6030) 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 summer’s 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) Salud Happy Hour Buy a Yanjing or an infused rum, get a tapas for free, and buy two draft Vedett get one for free. 3-7pm. Salud (6402 5086) Starfish Happy Hour Mon-Fri. RMB 20 house wines by glass, draft beers, and standard mixed drinks. Price and time TBD. Starfish Wine & Seafood Bar (6416 5499; see Dining directory)

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)


Free. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666 ext 3032/3011) 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 Sep 8-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 Sep 8-Oct 15. Ru’s plant people manage to be both beautiful and disturbing. Free. Dialogue Space (5876 9392)

Rejuvenate You A lush new therapy designed exclusively for your eyes, face and body. RMB 2,660+15%. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6601 6666)

Feng Qian: Beauty in Mirror Sep 15-Oct 15. Feng Qian describes and circumscribes beauty through her cartoonish portraits. Free. Artist Village Gallery (6959 8343)


Li Dafang: Throw-Back – Jin Zhan’s Messy Growth Sep 1-Oct 21. Paintings, portraits and mixed media installations in this very personal and mature solo exhibit. Free. Galerie Urs Meile (6433 3393)

Peng Lei: Savage Until Sep 2. Besides making films and singing with his band New Pants, Peng Lei also likes to paint amusing images of ducks and mice acting like humans. Free. ModernSky Lab (6847 5087) Fourth Annual Park Fine Art Tour Sep 1-9. Sixty artists from three continents will exhibit in this show that travels through Beijing, Seoul, Istanbul and Albuquerque. Free. Hanyan Gallery (6959 2209)

Re-History: Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition Sep 1-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)

Adolf Graessmann: 2012 Human Relations Until Sep 11. Abstract sculptures in this little gallery off the beaten path. Free. XYZ Gallery (5762 3017)

Buddha’s Boogie: Zhu Yeqing Solo Exhibition Sep 8-Nov 2. Zhu’s black-and-white landscape paintings achieve a ghostly, skeletal effect. Free. Egg Gallery (6432 8089)

Art, Design, Culture: The History of Penguin by Design Aug 29-Sep 13. A journey through Penguin’s iconic book covers, starting from 1935. Brought to you by the UK Now Festival. Free. The Temple Hotel (8400 2232)

Kan Xuan: Millet Mound Sep 14-Nov 10. Kan’s stop-motion photography of historic burial sites fuses past and present. RMB 10, Free (Thu). UCCA (8459 9269)

Li Jikai Solo Exhibition: Boy, Doll, Fragment Sep 15-29. Muted ruminations on childhood abound in Li’s paintings. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students, military). Today Art Museum (5876 0600 ext 100)

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners: From the House to the City Sep 20-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)

Liu Qinghe: Piao Until Sep 30. The sculptor’s languorous yet anxious scene of swimmers in a pond fetishizes the rural ideal. In other words, there are girls with their tops off. Free. The Opposite House (6417 6688)

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)

Huang Qingjun: Belongings Sep 2-30. A photojournalist captures people from all over China standing outside their homes with the entirety of their belongings, in a stark yet fresh look at the “have nots.” Free. Southern Barbarian (see Dining Directory)

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)

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 Sep 8-Oct 10. See the world through Che Guevara’s eyes in this sweeping exhibit of 232 photographs captured by the revolutionary himself, alongside video interviews of those close to him. This will be the internationally-traveled exhibit’s debut in Asia. Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663)

SPORT 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.

Stripping Eve Until Oct 14. A collection of female artists deconstruct the feminine mystique.

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DINING Dining Directory Index 360 Casual Dining – Buffets 4corners – Southeast Asian 1001 Nights – Middle Eastern A Food Affaire – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Afunti – Xinjiang & Muslim Agua – Spanish Ahava Bistro + Cafe – American 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 Baodu Jinshenglong – Beijing 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 Flatwhite – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe Noir – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe on the 6 – Buffets Cafe O2 – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe Swiss – European Cafe Zarah – Cafes & Teahouses California Open Sauce Cafe – Homestyle and Private Cuisine 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 Dali Su – 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


September 2012

Ellingen Brauhaus – German Enoterra – European Essence – Buffets Exchange – Cafes & Teahouses Fatburger – American Feast – Buffets Flamme International Grill – Steakhouses Fook Lam Moon – Cantonese Fratelli Fresh – Italian Fuel – Contemporary International Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Garden Court – Buffets Geba Geba – Japanese 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 Haru Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar - Japanese Hatsune – Japanese Hawka – Southeast Asian Hengshan Hui – Cantonese Hercules – Cafes & Teahouses Hinode – Japanese Home Plate Bar-B-Que – American Honzen – Japanese Horizon – Cantonese Hua Jia Yi Yuan – Homestyle and Private Cuisine 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 Kara Kitchen – Cantonese Karaiya Spice House – Hunan & Hubei Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kerry’s Kitchen – Buffets Kerry’s Pantry – Bakeries, Delis and Candy Khajuraho – Indian/Pakistani Khatoon - Middle Eastern Kranzler’s – Buffets The Kro’s Nest – Pizza Kura Kura – Japanese Kurazen – 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 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 Menya Tsubame – Japanese Middle 8th Restaurant – Yunnan Migas Restaurant & Lounge – Spanish Milly’s Cakes – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Ming Court – Cantonese Mirch Masala – Indian/Pakistani Miyabi - Japanese Modo – Contemporary International Moment Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Monsoon – Buffets Morel’s – European Mosto – Contemporary International Mughal’s Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani My China – Beijing Nadaman, China World Summit Wing – Japanese Nathan’s Famous – American 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 Pizza by LMPlus – Pizza The Pizza Company – 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 Seasonal Tastes – Buffets Seasoning - Buffets Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) – Buffets

Senses (Westin Beijing) – Buffets Shanghai Flavor – Shanghai Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) – Shanghai Sherpa’s – Deliveries Sincere Shanghai Restaurant – Shanghai Sizzler – American South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube – German South Silk Road – Yunnan Southern Barbarian – Yunnan S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) – French Starfish – Seafood Steak Exchange + Bar – Steakhouses Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing – Cantonese Summer Palace – Huaiyang Sun Palace – Cantonese Sureño – Mediterranean Suzumei – Japanese The Sweet Spot – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Switch! Café – American Switch! Grill - Steakhouses Tadka – Indian/Pakistani Taipei Kitchen – Taiwanese The Taj Pavilion – Indian/Pakistani The Tandoor – Indian Tang Palace – Cantonese Tavola Italian Dining – Italian Temple Restaurant Beijing – European Terra – Central & South American Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel – American TGI Friday’s – American Thai Express – Thai Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q – American Timezone 8 Sushi Bar – Japanese Trattoria La Gondola – Italian Turkish Mum – Middle Eastern Umami Ramen – Japanese Unconditional Love Coffee – Cafes & Teahouses Union Bar & Grille – American Utopia Chinese Restaurant – Beijing Duck Va Piano – Italian Vasco’s – Buffets The Veggie Table – Vegetarian VIC – Buffets Villa Castanea – German Village Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses The Vineleaf – European Vineyard Cafe – European Wagas – Cafes & Teahouses Wish – Contemporary Chinese Writers Bar – European Wu Li Xiang – Cantonese Xiao Shaan Wa – Shaanxi Xin Ji Shi – Shanghai Xinjiang Islam Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Xinjiang Red Rose – Xinjiang & Muslim Xiongdi Chuancai – Sichuan Xixiangzi – Hunan Yao Chi – Cantonese YellowStone Restaurant & Bar – European Yotsuba – Japanese Yu – Cantonese Yue – Cantonese Yunteng Shifu –Yunnan ZEN – Cantonese Zen5es – Cantonese Zest – Cafes and Teahouses


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

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)

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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,

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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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


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

公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸商城地下1层EB103

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 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

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 Dis-

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

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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


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 儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村12号

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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 11am-10pm. 1-LB01, The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878) 2) EB103, B1/F, Bldg 1, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 7789) 1) 朝阳区东方东路19号亮马乔外交


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

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

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)

BEIJING Baodu Jinshenglong Daily 11am-10.30pm. 65-8 Lipukang, Ande Lu, Xicheng District. (133 0111 8396) 爆肚金生隆, 西城区安德路六

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

TGI Friday’s 1) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Grand Skylight Catic Hotel, 18 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8497 0650); 2) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 9-2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0880); 3) Daily 11.30am-midnight. Bldg C, Beijing International Plaza, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8526 3388); 4) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Beijing Friendship Hotel, 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6849 8738) 星期五 餐厅, 1) 朝阳区北辰东路18号凯迪克格兰云天大 酒店1层; 2) 西城区金城坊街9-2号; 3) 朝阳区 建国门外大街19号国际大厦C座; 4) 海淀区中关 村南大街1号北京友谊宾馆

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

Boucherie Francaise Chez Gerarde Daily 10am-9pm. 40 Jianchang Hutong (east of the Yonghe Villas, just south of the Yongkang

Comptoirs de France 1) Daily 8.30am-9pm. Stalls 1 & 2, 1/F, Silk Market (east side), 8 Xiushui 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 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

Daily Treats Daily 6.30am-8pm. 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

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

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 大街1号国贸商城地1层EB118

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 街2号港澳中心瑞士酒店1层

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Bianyifang Daily 11am-9.30pm. for locations. Da Dong Roast Duck Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng 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 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

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 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

Asia Bistro Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建 国路83号JW万豪酒店

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

Citrus Restaurant Daily 24hrs (buffet 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm). Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (lobby west side), 1 Chongwenmen

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DIRECTORY Xidajie, Chongwen District. (6513 3366 ext

Sun 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

2001) 春晓西餐厅, 崇文区崇文门西大街1号北京 新侨诺富特饭店大堂西侧 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


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


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


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


Elements Daily 6-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5020) 元素


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

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

Sep 8-Oct 15: Emerging Artists from aaf 2012 Packing’s a bloody nightmare.

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

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

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

啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店

Cafe Flatwhite 1) Daily 8.30am -8pm. B1/F, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3762); 2) Unit 2, Bldg 6, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound, 1 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1992); 3) Daily 8.30am-9pm. 4 Dashanzi art district, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 2798); 4) Daily 9am-10.30pm. Shop 365, 1/F, Silk Street Market, Chaoyang District. (5169 9156) www. 仙英咖啡, 1) 朝阳区工体北

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 厅, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场东方君悦大酒店

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 京金融街丽思卡顿酒店

Jing Daily 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888 ext 6714) 京, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同8号王府半岛酒店地下1层

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 号凯宾斯基饭店1层

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

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, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Renaissance Cafe 6am-midnight. Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext.3121) 朝阳区朝阳区 霄云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店

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 街威斯汀大酒店1层

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,


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路8号三里屯Soho 地下1层B1-239号; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区新东路1号6号楼2门12室; 3) 朝阳区酒仙 桥路4号大山子艺术区; 4) 朝阳区秀水大厦一层 东侧商铺356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

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 阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商业中心1楼; 2) 朝阳 区三里屯同里2楼

The Library Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 书 阁, 东 城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王府井酒店

Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) 1/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266) 朝阳区建国门外 大街1号中国大饭店1层

Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888 ext 3011) 朝阳区东三环中路7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) 西城区金城坊东街1号.

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 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


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

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


瑶池中餐厅, 朝阳区东三环中路7号

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

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

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


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

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


Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)

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

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

里屯西六街甲3 2号楼

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


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



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



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

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


Di Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. Intercontinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1334) 粤秀轩中餐厅, 朝阳区北辰西路8号

Dragon Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4217) 龙苑中 餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层

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 街1号国贸大酒店4楼

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 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, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

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 同8号王府半岛酒店地下2层

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

Kara Kitchen NW Corner of Worker’s Stadium (opposite Gate 21), Chaoyang District. (6593 9999) 饪我行, 朝阳区工人 体育场内西北角21号看台对面

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, Sat-


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

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)

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DIRECTORY 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

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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

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

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

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

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

Capital M Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, 2 Qianmen 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

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 悦酒店66层

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

French 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 厅,朝阳区霄云路18号

Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-3pm, 6pmlate. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 东城区雍和宫大街58号 Chez Julien B12 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝 阳公园西路1号,好运街B12单元

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

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

本妮法餐厅, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同3号诺富 特和平宾馆

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


Compass Grill Daily 5.30-11pm. Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都 机场希尔顿酒店

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

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


YellowStone Restaurant & Bar Daily 9am1am. 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

安, 东城区东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

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



Le Cabernet Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6512 8833 ext 7621) 卡


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


Vineyard Cafe Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 7961) 葡萄院儿,

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

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


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

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


Contemporary International

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


Le Pré Lenôtre Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.3011.30pm. 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


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



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

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

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)

Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they’re famous around the world. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in our 2011 Reader

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

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German Ellingen Brauhaus Daily 11am-2am. B114-B115, 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

South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube Restaurant daily 9am-

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DIRECTORY 10pm. 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

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

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



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

homestyle & private cuisine California Open Sauce Cafe Unit 19-1-15, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 6862) 加州开源餐把, 朝阳区建国路93号万


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


Hua Jia Yi Yuan 1) Daily 24 hours. 235 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6405 1908); 2) Daily 10.30am-2.30am. 5 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8407 8281/88); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Dangxiao Lu, Jing’anli, Chaoyang District. (8451 8809); 4) Daily 10.30am-11pm. 5/F, West Tower, Shangdu Soho, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3055); 5) Daily 10am-10pm. Shimao Tower, 92A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 9010) 花家怡园, 1) 东城区东直 门内大街235号; 2) 东城区东直门内大街5号; 3) 朝阳区静安里党校路3号(家乐福对面); 4) 朝 阳区东大桥路8号Soho尚都西塔5层; 5) 朝阳区 建国路甲92号世贸大厦

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 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

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 号中国大饭店大堂

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 里32号

Hunan & Hubei Karaiya Spice House Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3535) 朝阳区 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼

Xixiangzi 36 Dingfu Jie, Xicheng District. (no tel) 西城区定阜街36号(庆王府旁)

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 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


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 亮马桥路50号

Mon-Sat: Lots of Lobster

Grange Grill is well aware that this is only one lobster. They have more.


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

Mirch Masala Daily 11am-10.30pm. 1 Jingyang Hutong (50m west off Nanluogu Xiang) Dongcheng District. (6406 4347) 东城区景阳胡 同1号(南锣鼓巷往东50米)

Mughal’s Restaurant Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6082/134) 朝阳区三里 屯路81号那里花园4层

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 阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪酒店2层

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 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

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 龙饭店1层

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

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 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

尚水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院 (Village北区)能号楼3层N4-30单元; 2) 顺义区 天竺镇开发区荣祥广场902

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) 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

Hinode Fangyuan Xilu (50m northeast of Fangyuan Xilu and Jiangtai Lu intersection), Chaoyang District. (6438 6892) 日出拉面, 朝阳 芳园西路(芳园西路和将台路路口往东北50米)

罗洛, 朝阳区建国路甲83


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

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

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


Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550)

Daccapo Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1789) 迪卡博意大利餐厅, 东城区 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 Eatalia Daily 11.30am-midnight. 10-12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Haidian District. (151 1026 2017) 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

September 2012

Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 1) Unit N4-30, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. (6415 2112); 2) 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 5112)

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




Geba Geba Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-11pm. 23 Guandongdian Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6592 4305) 朝阳区关东店北街23号

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


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);

Japanese 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

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


Khajuraho Taking inspiration from ancient town of Khajuraho, this brand-new Sanlitun

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

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


藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101

Kurazen Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 21 Haoyun Jie, Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0281/2) 藏善日本料理店, 朝阳区 枣营路好运街21号

Menya Tsubame Daily 11am-1.30am. Unit 2-4, Bldg 1, Guandongdian (opposite World Financial Center), Chaoyang District. (6501 1389) 燕 屋面, 朝阳区朝阳路关东店1号楼2-4室

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,

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

Suzumei Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. 1/F, Bldg 6, Sanyuanli residential compound (north side), 2 Xinyuan Jie, Chaoyang District. (6466 0204) 朝阳区新源街2 号三源里小区6号楼1层北侧

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

Umami Ramen 7 Guanghualu (near Silk Market 2), Chaoyang District. 旨味拉面, 朝阳

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

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,

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

Mediterranean George’s Mediterranean Cuisine Daily noon-3pm, 6-10pm. 1A Fangcaodi Beixiang, Chaoyang District. (8561 3357) 佐治地中海餐 厅, 朝阳区芳草地北巷甲1号

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

Middle Eastern 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 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

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

The Pizza Company (4008 113 113) 1) West of Hualian department store, 2/F, 102 Lishi Beilu, Xicheng District; 2) 1/F, 40 Chongwai Daijie, Chongwen District; 3) West of Wumei department store, 3-5 Fang Zhuang Xin Shi Dai, 9 Pufang Lu, Fengtai District; 4) Unit B, Bldg 7, Huaqingjiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District; 5) SO801, Zone A, Soho New Town, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District; 6) B1/F, Times Square, Changan Xiejie, Xicheng District; 7) Stall 0102, 2/F, Zone A, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District; 8) B1-25, Glory Mall, 18 Chongwai Dajie, Chongwen District; 9) B-10 U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District; 10) 100m east of Caihong Xincheng, Huang Village, Daxing District; 11) 1/F Xi Rong Ge, West Fourth Ring Road North, Haidian District; 12) Bldg 5 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District; 13) 102, Zone A, Shifengguoji Bldg, Pingfang Xiang Huangshan Mudian, Chaoyang District; 14) 14 Shunyuanli, Chaoyang District. 1) 西城 区阜成门华联商厦西侧二层 ; 2) 崇文区崇文外 搜秀商城一层; 3) 丰台区蒲方路9号方庄新世代 大厦一层; 4)海淀区五道口华清嘉圆7号楼B号; 5) 朝阳区建国路88号 现代城A区SO801 ; 6) 西 城区西长安街首都时代广场地下一层; 7) 朝阳区 东三环中路39号建外SOHO A座2层0102; 8) 崇 文区崇外大街18号国瑞购物中心地下 一层25号 商铺B1-25; 9) 朝阳区三丰北里1-3号楼悠唐生 活广场地下 一层B10 ; 10) 大兴区黄村镇彩虹 新城北门物美东100米 ; 11) 海淀区西四环北路 136号西荣阁大厦; 12) 朝阳区蒋台路商业街5号 楼; 13) 朝阳区平房乡黄杉木店世丰国际大厦A 座 102号; 14) 朝阳区顺源里14号

SEAFOOD Starfish Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (opposite Canadian embassy), Chaoyang District (6416 9838)朝阳 区东直门外大街22-1号(加拿大使馆对面)

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 外交公寓亮马河南岸

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)

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

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. (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

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September 2012


DIRECTORY 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

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


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

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

BLCU Xinjiang Restaurant 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. 北京语言大学新疆饭馆, 海淀 区学院路15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,

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


娃, 东城区美术馆东街21号(三联书店对面)

Long Xingsheng Snack Shop Daily 5.30am-9pm. 19 Ya’er Hutong (near Yinding Qiao), Houhai, Xicheng District. (8403 1024) 隆

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

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)

兴盛名优小吃, 西城区西城区后海鸦儿胡同19号 (近银锭桥)

Sep 15-Oct 15: Feng Qian’s Beauty in Mirror Who’s the fairest of them all?

Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (next to Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (6595 9677) 朝阳区

9 Yonganli Xijie (behind the New China Insurance Building), Chaoyang District. (5717 4863)


台北厨坊, 朝阳区永安里西街9号(新华保险后)

Migas Restaurant & Lounge 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061)


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 北京万豪酒店

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

Dali Courtyard Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大理, 东城区

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



家, 东城区东城区宝钞胡同80号(鼓楼东大街往 北走100米)

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

Dali Renjia Daily 10.30am-11pm. Baochao Hutong (100m north of Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (158 1039 2366) 大理人

Dali Su 1 Beixiawazi Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 6913) 大里院子 2, 东城区北下 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

Purple Haze Courtyard Authentic Thai cuisine in rustic hutong digs. Voted “Best Thai” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District. (6501 9345) 紫苏庭, 东城区东四六 条1号


Nyonya Kitchen B1/F (near the Line 10 Subway entrance), China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (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)


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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 东黄城根北街28号

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 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 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


Ole Spanish Restaurant Sun-Wed 11ammidnight, Thu 11am-2am, Fri- Sat 11am-4am.


城区方家胡同46号艺术园区 (国子监南临) G座


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


Aimo Town Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg G, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 1725) 埃蒙小镇, 东

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


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

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


米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

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

Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Daily 11am-10 .30pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆

Taiwanese Taipei Kitchen Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm.

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)

Vegetarian 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.

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 11am11.30pm. Zhongba Lou, Sanlitun Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0629); 2) Daily 11am-

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DIRECTORY 10.30pm. R17, Zhongguancun Pedestrian Mall, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1728) 中八楼, 1) 朝阳区三里屯中街中


The Den Daily 24hrs. 4 Gongti Donglu (next to City Hotel’s main entrance), Chaoyang District. (6592 6290) 敦煌, 朝阳区工体东路4号

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 14: Badanjilin Desert Trip Get your just deserts. 街同里4层

Chaoyang District. (8561 3988) 朝阳区日坛

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


Cigar Lounge, St. Regis Beijing Daily 4.30pm-1am. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688 ext 2709) 建国门


外大街21号, 朝阳区


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

CJW Daily 11.30am-2am. L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1222)

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Bed Daily 3pm-1.30am. 17 Zhangwang Hutong, Xicheng District. (8400 1554) 床吧,


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)

99 Degrees Daily 6pm-late. 4/F, Youyi Youth Hostel (100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, east of Sanlitun Hospital), Chaoyang District (6416 9971) 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米三里屯医院 东面友谊旅馆4层

Amilal Daily 2pm-late. 48 Shoubi Hutong (southeast of 66 Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (8404 1416) 东城区鼓楼东 大街66号东南侧寿比胡同48号院内

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 区三里屯北路81号那里花园3层

Aria See Dining Directory under “European.” Atmosphere Bar Daily noon-2am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6433) 朝阳区光华路国贸3期80层(中国大饭店北侧)

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 Blu Daily 6.30pm-late. 4/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 4124, 蓝吧, 朝阳区三里屯后


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.” Blue Stream 183 Jiugulou Dajie (Intersection of Gulou Xidajie and Jiugulou Dajie), Xicheng District. (6403 2597) 蓝溪酒吧,西城区旧鼓楼大 街183号(旧鼓楼大街和鼓楼西大街路口

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 院天之骄子2号楼底商2-11

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 (1949西门对面)

雪茄爵士酒吧, 朝阳区世贸天阶 L-137 光华 路9号

Club LA Daily 10pm-late. 8 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 9998) 朝阳区工体


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 西路(工体西门往北走100米)

Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园4层

Entero Daily 7pm-3am. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (8451 0554) 朝阳区新源 里1号


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 街1号北京金融街丽资卡尔顿酒店大堂

Cu Ju Beijing 6pm till late. 28 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (186 0114 3837) 蹴鞠北京, 东城区细管胡同28号

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 路1号院青年旅店院内

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

Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant American food, a great terrace and live music. Greg Carroll Band featuring singer Greg Carroll

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

By The Tree Wed-Sun 6pm-late. 2/F, Youyi Youth Hostel (100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, east of Sanlitun Hospital), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街往西 100米三里屯医院东面友谊旅馆2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 里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店2层

Cheers The cheapest wine store in town. Unit 102, Door 6, 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 2935) 朝阳区三里 屯路29号楼6门102室

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 Chocolate Daily 7pm-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu,

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September 2012


DIRECTORY (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

4337) 东城区北京市东城区北新桥头条25号 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 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层


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

Everwines Daily noon-midnight. B1-102,

B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8442 5008) 朝阳区新

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


Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)

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


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



Modernista Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (136 7127 4747) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝

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


Mokihi Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0244) 朝阳区好运街


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

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

Frank’s Place Daily 24hrs. Jiangtai Xilu, west of Rosedale Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6437 8399) 朝阳区丽都将台西路 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


ongoing: pizza Traveling the Silk Road

And you thought that the Italians were the best at pizza. 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)

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

Havana Bar Daily 5pm-1.30am. 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

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 地下1层

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

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

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 斜街16号

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

Juicy Daily 6pm-late. 2-3/F, 2 Chaoyang Xilu (30m south of Chaoyang Park West Gate), Chaoyang District. (6593 0610) 朝阳区朝阳公园 西路2号楼2-3层 (朝阳公园西门往南30米)

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 石碑胡同北口

Kokomo Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, 朝 阳区三里屯后街同里4层

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

LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang


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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

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

格兰高地, 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭2层203


阳区工体西路工体西门往北走100米(许仙楼后 面地下1层)


Glen Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191)

Grinders Daily 10am-2am. Unit 3-02, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (8775 1847) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号院天

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

The Little Easy Daily 11am-late. 54 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4643) 朝阳区



兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号LG双子座4层

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

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

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

District. (5109 6012/13)

Morrell English Pub Daily 6pm-2am. Rm 206, 2/F Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu Chaoyang District. (5612 5636) 南三里屯路16 号泰悦豪庭206室

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

Nashville Bar & Restaurant Daily 11am3am. Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0298) 乡 谣, 朝阳区枣营路29号好运街


Nearby the Tree Daily 11am-11pm; bar is open until 2am. Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow, west of Tongli), Chaoyang District. (6413 1522/87) www.nearbythetree. com 树旁边酒吧, 朝阳区幸福三村三巷三里屯南

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,

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

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


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 街7号2层(离3.3购物中心西北角10米)

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 号楼2层(五道口城铁站对面)

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 Mako Live House Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36, Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3) 麻雀, 朝 阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福贝贝 南边)

MAO Livehouse Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 5080) 光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街111号

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 subway exit B), Dongcheng District. (6405


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 对面)

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

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 崇文门外大街3-18号 pentahotel

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 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

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Press Club Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, St. Regis Hotel Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6460 6688 ext 2360) 记

Temple Daily 7pm-late. B202, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (131 6107 0713) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B202

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Anantara Spa Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune, Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. (8118 1888 ext 5100/01, 延庆县八

Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 7956)

Propaganda Mon-Fri 8pm-4.30am, Sat-Sun 8pm-5am. 100m north of the east gate of Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (8286 3991) 海淀区五道口华清嘉园东门往北 100米

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

Red House 1) Daily noon-1am. Shizipo Jie (20m west of Chunxiu Lu and Xingfucun Zhonglu intersection), Chaoyang District. (6415 9982); 2) Daily noon-midnight. Wangzhuang Lu (20m north of Chengfu Lu intersection), Haidian District. (6291 3350) 1) 朝阳区十字坡街(春秀路幸福村中路路口往 西20米); 2) 海淀区五道口王庄路(成府路路 口往北20米)

Redmoon Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an 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

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

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 The Ritz-Carlton Bar Daily 6pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 8131) 丽思卡尔顿吧, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路93号华贸中心

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

酒廊, 朝阳区北京希尔顿酒店大堂


V.A. Cafe & Bar Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638) 东城区五道营胡同13号

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 铂晶豪庭108-109室 东城区东直门外

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

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

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

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

阳区三里屯后街同里对面; 2) 东城区南锣鼓 巷66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 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, 朝阳区光华路甲15号(日坛南门往东200米)


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 (地铁五号线张自忠路站往西100米)

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 号希尔顿饭店2层

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School Bar Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881) 朝阳

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



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,


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 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


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, 400 888 2155) 朝阳区三里 屯Village 南区9号楼 S9-30


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,

国际SPA养, 1) 朝阳区麦子店街53号; 2) 朝阳 区新源路45号


Soul n’ Pepper Afternoon-late. 4 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6468 8016, 朝阳区新源西

The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377) 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲1号朝

Angel Hands Daily 24hrs. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳区东三环中

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

Serk Mon-Wed 11am-1pm, Thu-Sat

Spark B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天

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





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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

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

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

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

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

Tonic Lounge Daily 10am-12.30am. Lobby Level of Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5060) 汤尼

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


达岭高速路水关长城出口长城脚下的公社凯宾 斯基饭店

3) 朝阳区机场路112号丽都饭店

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,

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 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

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;

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September 2012


DIRECTORY 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




Good Goods Commune 141 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 2628)

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 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

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 东三环中路39号建外Soho5号别墅104

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 区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO D座0738

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 国贸商城3L103-4

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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 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

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 那里市场内

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 大街8号北京王府井希尔顿6层

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) 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

Peninsula Spa by ESPA 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6090) 东城区东城区王

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



Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东城区建国

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


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 Salon 88 Daily 9am-10pm. 1) 6712 6081. 118 Carrefour Fu Gui Yuan, Block 3, South


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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 锣鼓巷33号

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 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 Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6922) 朝阳区朝阳门外 大街6号新城国际26号楼

Willow Stream Spa Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东 里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店

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)

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 小街大方家胡同芳嘉园甲8号

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 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

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 北区地下1层NLG-09

Dong Liang Studio Daily 11am-9pm. 26 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 7648) 东城区五道营胡同26号 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

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

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 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 丰北里2号悠唐生活广场1楼101单元

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

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 广场308室; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆 广场L1-110

Casa Pagoda Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-8pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6591 3491) 朝 阳区三里屯南路6号

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

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Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧 陆广场L1-110

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 地红一号D座

China Art Archives and Warehouse WedSun 1-6pm, or by appointment. Opposite the Nangao Police Station,Caochangdi, (take the Airport Service road one exit past Wuhuan Lu, then take the first right past the Chang Jian Driving School), Chaoyang District. (8456 5152/5153, 艺术文化仓库, 朝阳区机 场辅路草场地村南皋派出所对面(机场辅路由南往 北五环外第一个路口)

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

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 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

Piin Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, U-Town Shopping Center, 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8562 5325) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街三丰北里悠唐广场二期3层

Dialogue Space Tue-Sun 10.30 am-6.30pm. 6-99,22 International Art Plaza,32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5876 9392, contact@ 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. com 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城三期地 下2层

Cinemas Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) 当 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)


798艺术街区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号

Torana Tibetan Rugs Daily 10am-8.30pm.

EGG Gallery 327 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6432 8089, eggartgallery@ 朝阳区朝阳 区草场地327号

G-Dot Art Space Central Gallery Street, Songzhuang Art District, Tongzhou District. (6057 3345, 贵点艺术空间, 通州 区通州区宋庄画家村艺术东区中心画廊街

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

Green T. House Gallery 1) Daily 11.30am-11 .30pm. 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (8456 4922 ext 8); 2) Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8310/8311) 紫云轩, 1) 朝 阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村318号; 2) 朝阳区工体 西路6号

Imagine Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm. 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6438 5747, 139 1091 7965, laetitia.gauden@ www.imagine-gallery. com 想象画廊, 朝阳区来广营东路同达生态园对


Yuanfen Flow Qixing Donglu (off 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, near At Cafe), Chaoyang District. 缘分汇, 朝阳区4酒仙桥 路合七星东路(近爱特咖啡)

miscellaneous RAWR! Innovation Lab Unit B4, Hongyihaoyuan, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. ( 朝 阳区草场地村红一号院B4

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 The Temple Hotel 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District. (8400 2232) 东城区沙滩北街嵩祝寺23号

The Opposite House Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu (north of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village北区1号楼

Yishu 8 Former Sino-French University, 20A Donghuangcheng Gen Beijie, Dongcheng District. (6581 9058,, 艺术 8, 东城区东皇城根北街甲20号(原中法大学)

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 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

Museums CAFA Art Museum Tue-Sun 9.30am-5 .30pm (last ticket at 5pm). 8 Huajiadi Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (6477 1575) 中央美术学院美 Capital Museum Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6337 0491/2)


Long March Space Tue-Sun 11am-7pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9768, 长征空间, 朝阳区大山子艺术区

ModernSky Lab Rms 8&10, Bldg 6, 22 International Art Street, Pingod Apartments, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6847 5087) 朝阳区百子湾路32号二十二院街艺术区6号楼 8—10门

艺门画廊, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地村241号

首都博物馆, 西城区复兴门外大街 16号

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 家博物馆, 东城区天安门广场东侧

Today Art Museum Daily 9am-5pm. Pingod Space, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5862 1100) 今日 美术馆, 朝阳区百子湾路32号

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



Taikang Space One of Beijing’s unsung but stalwart art organizations, with one of the most solid collections of Chinese contemporary art. Tues-Sat, 10am-5.30pm, Sun by appt.. Red No.1-B2, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang Village, Chaoyang District. (5127 3173, 135 2250 3389) 泰康空间, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地

Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6559 8285) 中山公园音乐堂,



Tang Contemporary Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. (6436 3518/3658, 当代唐人艺术中


心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号, 大山子艺术区

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

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. (6432 2663) www.


XYZ Gallery Daily 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9299) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山

术馆, 朝阳区朝阳区花家地南街8号

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

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,


Jiali Gallery Thu-Sat 2-7pm, and by appointment. 4 Beijixiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 5613), www. 家里画廊, 东城区

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


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


Pekin Fine Arts Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 241,Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang,, Chaoyang District. (5127 3220)

Arrow Factory 38 Jianchang Hutong (Off Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. 箭厂空间, 东城区箭厂胡同38



Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体

Alexander Ochs Gallery Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 255 Caochangdi, Jichang Fulu, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054,

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

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

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) 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区

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National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) 国家大剧院, 西

SPORTS GOLF Beijing Golfers Club Beijing Ladies Golf (beijingladiesgolf@

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Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355, info@ 东城区

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




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

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

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

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 Beijing Gaelic Football Club (beijingaa@ 爱尔兰足球 Beijing Guardians (beijingguardians@ ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, 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

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

Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, Contact@

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

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,



LIVING Community Groups

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

Medical Services

宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号

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 International) 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 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 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, 庇 利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路7号

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 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 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


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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

The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang

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

COOKING SCHOOLS Black Sesame Kitchen 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, 东城区黑芝麻胡同3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,

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

Workers’ Stadium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝 阳区工体北路


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


Woodward Beijing Panggezhuang, Daxing District. 大兴区魏善 庄(星明湖度假村内 WOODWARD北京)

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

Rutgers EMBA Program 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5877 1706/7)

Beijing Shougang Basketball Center 159 Fushi Lu, Shijingshan District. (8829 6158) 北京 首钢篮球中心, 石景山区阜石路159号

智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大 厦1,4,5层

卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho, B1-535




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

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


International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) (1571 005 0115,

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

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

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital 15 years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vision corrective surgery and preventative care.

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

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DIRECTORY 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 -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

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 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

Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, info@ 五月花口腔诊所, 1) 朝阳区建 国门外大街国贸写字楼2座3层03-06; 2) 西城区 金融大街28号盈泰中心2号楼3层

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, 西城区南礼士路56号 (北京儿童医院东门南侧)

OASIS Dental Clinic With internationally trained dentists and state-of-the-art equipment, OASIS Dental provides complete 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

International Medical Center (IMC) Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, 北

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

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

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

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

世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心3层

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

城区朝阳门北大街2号港澳中心瑞士酒店办公 楼9层

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

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 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


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

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 研究所), 海淀区花园北路51号 (北医三院西 侧100米路北)

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



Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology,

Doctors Beck & Stone Pet Health Care

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DIRECTORY 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 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

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 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

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 朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO A座3层3097; 2)海 淀区远大路1号金源新燕莎4层4119; 3)昌平区立 汤路186号龙德广场地下1层B118; 4)朝阳区广渠 路33号石韵浩庭4号楼4底商

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 5-6底商. 电话


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Volunteer and NGOs Bethel China Foundation Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. (8031 0383, 8031 0683 (guest house), 8031 0483 (medical house), 房山区房山区窦店镇交

38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) 朝阳区 霄云路38号现代汽车大厦901-3号

Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1867) 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路50



Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action 19 Dashiqiao Hutong, Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (8403 4803)

United Airlines C/D1, 15/F, Tower A, Gateway Plaza, 18 Xiaguangli, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8468 6666) www.united. com 美国联合航空, 朝阳区东三环路霞光里18号


Roundabout Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. 10 Anhua Jie (Opposite the East Gate of the International School of Beijing), Shunyi District. (137 1801 1124 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only), roundaboutchina@gmail. com) 顺义区安华 街10号(北京顺义国际学校东门的对面)

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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 门外大街甲12号昆泰国际大厦1号楼1609室


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

Chihaner 5/F, Tower B, Jingonghongyang Dasha, 25 Nanbinhe Lu, Guanganmenwai Nan, Xicheng District (5713 3232) 西城区西城 区广安门外南滨河路25号金工宏洋大厦B座518

Kingdom Travel Apt 718, Bldg 2, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 3388, fit@ www.kingdomtravel. 中侨国旅, 朝阳区光华路22号光华路 SOHO 2号楼718室

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

The China Guide Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Rm 81, 8/F, Bldg 7-1, Jiangguomenwai Diplomatic Residence Compound, 1 Xiushui Jie, Chaoyang District (8532 1860) 朝阳区 秀水街1号建外外交公寓7-1坐8层81室 www. China Travellers (chinatravellers88@gmail. com) Context Travel (+1 215 392 0303, info@

Emirates Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 1003, Tower A, Eagle Run Plaza, 26 Xiao Yun Road, Chao Yang District, Chaoyang District. (400 882 2380)

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

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Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS) is an active faith community of expatriate Christians. We embrace denominational diversity; affirm a common, Biblical faith as set out in the historic creeds; and offer Christ-centered, liturgical worship. Weekly worship is complemented by Sunday School for children, along with opportunities for participation through service projects, small groups, choir, and other activities. DishHD provides the ultimate television experience. Rediscover television with DishHD! More and more TV users are switching from dream satellite TV or local cable TV to DishHD! Why choose DishHD? 1.It has the most HD channels in Asia, with 6 times the picture quality of cable TV or dream satellite TV; 2. With 50+ English TV channels, it is the best choice for expats in Beijing; 3. Dishnetwork (US) offers the most stable satellite TV system; 4. User-friendly EPG keeps track of your viewing schedule;

5. With DVR, you don’t need to be worried about missing your favorite show; With only a 0.45 metre dish installation, you will have access to HBO HD, FOX Movies HD, Star Movies HD, CNN HD, Fox News HD, Sky News, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, ASN, Golf HD, NBA HD, NHL, Star World HD, FOX, FX HD, Fashion HD, Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD, Fox Crime, Disney, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, DW TV, Australia Network. More info at ; Mobile: 133 716 00100 or Mobile: 139 1188 5499 Services - car rental see more at Beijing Executive Services Car service - Van and car rental with English speaking drivers; Fair price with long term contract and short term sightseeing. Buick Honda Audi etc. Many choices. Email: Cell: 138 0122 7668 Web: Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service Co., Ltd Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service provides: ﹡English-speaking driver ﹡Long-short term leasing ﹡Airport-Pick up/Drop off ﹡Sedan, Van and Bus We, EX-PATS Life Group, also serves with Mandarin, housemaid, Visa, driver, driving license, vehicle registration service. Tel: 64381634, 13501237292, service@ Beijing Top Rated Car Rental Service Co. Ltd. We will provide you with: * Long/Short term leasing * Daily car service * Sight-seeing car service, Tailor-made car service * Airport-Pick up / Drop off * Sedan (AudiA6, AudiA6L, Passat, Accord, Lacross2.4 ,BenzMB100,Benz Vito, Hyundai) and Buses * Native drivers with good English More information please: Tel.: 86-10-65047266 / 65047256 Tel. For free: 400-004-1910, 13031160727(Eng) Web: E-mail: Address: Room 1012 Huaye Center Building B Mid East 4th Ring Road 39 Chaoyang District Beijing Beijing Top Level Car Rental Service Co,.Ltd Long term and Short term Car Leasing for business or family travel Airport pick up/ drop off Sight-seeing / Business Buick /Honda /Toyota/Faw volkswagen/Hyundai More information please call 13911206276(24 hours) Address:Room 3005,Guangchen Building,No.16 Zuojiazhuang Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing. AAA expatcar . New car sales . Used car sales . Leasing options . Driver license . 24 hour road side assistance T: 81523060 13031171334

Fax: (010) 8580-1475 Email: beijing@aemovers. Website: SERVICE - PET CARE see more at International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) ICVS is a professionally managed and affordable full service international standard animal hospital and pet care facility. All doctors are legally licensed in the PRC. Services include internal medicine, hospitalization, spay/ neuter, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, dermatology, blood tests, laboratory diagnostics, X-rays, ultrasound, legal vaccinations, prescription pet foods, behavior counseling and obedience training, import/ export advice, pet adoption counseling and more. Boarding kennel, grooming salon, SAFE pet foods and pet shop available. All services in Mandarin and English. Licensed rabies vaccinations for export. Kent Center, 29 Liangmaqiao Lu, Anjialou (shares a courtyard with China Culture Center), Chaoyang District. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment) 010-8456 1939/1940/1941 Doctors Beck and Stone Pet Health Care Center Get full, international standard, pet care with open Western and highly trained Chinese veterinarians, nurses and medical technicians. Hospitals are also emergency crisis centers. Ambulances available for collection and drop off of pets. Daily, 24 hours. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. Daily 9am-7pm 5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies) Lee Pet PetSmart, America’s largest retailer of pet products and services, operates on this side of the globe under the name Lee Pet. Its Chaowai Soho branch is now Beijing’s largest pet store, offering not only a diverse range of imported products, but also in-house grooming,photography and kennel services. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5900 5499) 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO A座3层3097 Leepet chain stores’ location: 1. Golden Resources Shopping Mall 4th floor; Suite: 4119 乐宠金源新燕莎MALL店: 北 京市海淀区远大路1号金源燕莎购物中心 4层西侧4119 (停车楼4层E28口) 电话: 01088870706 2. Longde Square Shopping Mall  Suite: B118,tangli road, Changpin district 龙德广场 店: 北京市昌平区立汤路186号龙德广场地下一 层B118铺位, 电话: 010-84841916 3. Land gent chateau store #4 building, guangqu road, Chaoyang district.  石韵浩庭 店: 北京市朝阳区广渠路33号石韵浩庭04号楼 04底商, 电话: 010-87769602 4. Leepet animal hospital ( 24 hours)  #9 Lincui Street, Chaoyang District 乐宠丽派特动物医 院: 北京市朝阳区林萃路9号院5-6底商, 电话: 010-58213503 Hotline:  English: 138 1029 5757 Services - IT / Computer see more at 

Services - Relocation Firms see more at Seven Seas Worldwide Save up to 50%! We’re the first choice when it comes to moving baggage internationally from one box up to 2M3. We offer a global, door-to-door service with prices starting from RMB 999 by sea and RMB 1580 by air. Call our 24/7 multilingual hotline now on 400 181 6698 for an instant quote or book online at Asian Express is an expert in international, domestic, local household goods and office moving, storage and full relocation services. We have been servicing Mainland China since 1979, which makes us one of the most experienced moving companies. Call today and get an obligation FREE quotation from our multilingual expat staff. Tel: (010) 8580-1471

Your preferred IT partner in China: CANDIS Group is a one stop shop for all your IT needs at affordable rates, making us the IT Gateway with China for many international companies. Our services include top tier Hosting environments in China and abroad, Office network design and construction, Proactive Network IT Management, Office network support, Security audits, IT needs assessment, broadband connectivity, and much more. All our staff is bilingual and we provide a 24/7 support hotline to all our clients. Contact us

Classifieds for more details: 400 680 5025 IT is so easy – CenturyTang provide IT Outsourcing Service from ¥300/ month for enterprise, IT Outsourcing include: Server maintenance & troubleshooting; PC maintenance & troubleshooting; Software troubleshooting & update; Printer & Network equipment maintenance; Enterprise level Anti-virus; Weekly/Monthly backup/restore. Contact Eric Wu at 1350 120 8862 or 010-5979 5301. Website: 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, Services - Language Training see more at

The Bridge School Come to get 10 more free hours with 100 hours private courses registration! The new beginner group class starts on Sep3 The official HSK test date is on Oct21. 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 The Frontiers School- Makes Chinese Easy Founded in 2003 by a team of dedicated language teachers, we offer full and part time courses as well as programs tailored specifically to you or your company’s requirements – backed up by after-course support and competitive pricing in Beijing’s most accessible location. Make the right choice for your Chinese Language Journey –choose The Frontiers School. 3rd Floor, Building 30, Dongzhong St. Dongzhiwai St. (next to Dongzhimen subway station) Sino MandarinTM “Hey, guys, you need a proper language school to learn Mandarin?” Sino MandarinTM could be the one! Here are efficient learning methods, practical language skills, comfortable environment, & heart to heart services. Welcome to enjoy Chinese language and culture here. 1-on-1 courses, just! 30 VIPs, only! Staff-student ratio above 1/5 in corporate training! 100% professional full-time teachers. NO part-timers! 100% free trial lessons. Not satisfied, not paid! TEL: (010)5618 6008 Add: Room 8118, 1/F, Building Baoliyuan, opposite of Workers’ Stadium north gate, & west of Shimao Dept. Store 朝阳区工体北门对面保利源一层8118室

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 September 10th and 18th; 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 Fesco International Teaching Center: Mandarin and Cultural Courses 85618287 85636133

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: 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

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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

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

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.

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

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

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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

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George’s Guide to Surviving the Rainpocalypse by George Ding

Rule #1: Be wealthy. Studies show that wealth is the greatest predictor of whether or not your house will collapse during a rainstorm. Wealth is also strongly correlated with the likelihood of owning an umbrella. Even if you end up in a life-threatening situation, people are more likely to try and save you. After all, no one wants a rich person’s death on their conscience. NOTE! This survival tip could take some time so start now!


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TIP! If you live on the ground floor of an apartment building, invest in a canoe. If you’re in a car, breathe a sigh of relief: If worse comes to worst, you’ve got a place to sleep tonight. If you’re stuck in endless traffic, cut the engine, turn on something soothing and laugh at all the poor bastards trudging home in the rain. When you get hungry, call McDonald’s 24-hour delivery line and tell them the closest intersection and your license plate number. If you absolutely must get home to feed some animal that can’t fend for itself – like a Husky or a teenager – then do what you have to do. Drive on the shoulder, drive in the bike lane, barrel down the sidewalk. During the Rainpocalypse, anything goes. DID YOU KNOW? If you have a car and no sense of shame, you can drive to the airport and charge people 800 yuan for a ride into the city. If you approach a highway underpass that is completely flooded, gun it. If your car is going

fast enough – and I mean Back to the Future fast – the force of the car should be able to slice through the water. If that doesn’t work, maybe you will have traveled back to a point in time before you tried something so stupid. Should you fail to break the space-time continuum and find your vehicle fully submerged, do NOT use your head to break the car window – use a chisel or ice pick instead. If you don’t have these things, call someone and tell them to buy one before coming to rescue you. As the water slowly rises around you, don’t be surprised if your life starts flashing before your eyes. Try to dwell on the good parts, if there are any. Make sure not to soil yourself until the water rises above your crotch. You never know who might be watching. Unlock all the doors and wait for the car to fill completely with water. Then, when the car is entirely inundated, push open the door. If the driver’s door is stuck, try the others. If they are all stuck, leave them unlocked – no sense in making it harder for first responders to fish you out. If none of these scenarios apply to you, then I don’t know what to say. Buy an umbrella? Seriously though, if you find yourself on foot in the middle of the downpour and have to get home, start walking. You can spot an overflowing sewer because it looks like a weak geyser in an otherwise placid river. Avoid these, especially if you have any open wounds. When you get to a deep pond or river you can’t ford, grab a long stick, strike it down at the water’s edge and pray for a miracle. I hear it’s worked before.

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If you’re not rich, the next best insurance policy is the ability to swim. If you don’t know how to swim, now might be a good time to enroll in a class or to jot down some quick notes for your executor. In the event you find yourself carried away by a river of rainwater, the stroke you employ to escape it should depend on the speed of the current. If the river is flowing at a leisurely rate, work the breaststroke like an old Beijinger out for a morning dip. If the flash flood is more vigorous, try the backstroke – it’s elegant and says, Oh, this torrent of rainwater? Why, I hadn’t even noticed. If you’re really struggling in the deluge, keep in mind the same rules apply to escaping a rapid river as to escaping a riptide: Flail around and scream until the lifeguard comes and saves you. Of course, if the current is flowing in the direction of your house, flip onto your back with

your feet pointed downstream and think about how much money you just saved on cab fare. If you’re poor and you don’t know how to swim, for the love of God stay inside a solid structure. That means no school buildings! Load up on instant noodles and bottled water and don’t come out until you see the sun, which could take weeks. Quit your job if you have to.

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