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Nightlife in Houhai (Shichahai) Area: most recommended bars

Houhai (Shichahai) is Beijing’s newly developed old town of funky nightlife, full of small bars and pubs with character. With the glow of lights over the lake Hohai takes on an unreal feeling – this is where Willy Wonka came to party. Most cafes and restaurants are individually owned and have their own unique style and services. Not to say that they don’t copy each other’s good ideas.

Beijing Houhai Bar

A great place for dinner and then migrate from place to place for drinks. Or a nice stroll with good people watching. A mixture of old Beijing and the modern west, Houhai is worth a look.

A great place for people of all ages – you can have drinks, tea or coffee and with so many little places to choose from you can find the right one for you.

Address: Shichahai area, Xicheng District, Beijing
Transportation: Take bus routes 13, 42, 107,111 and take off at Beihaihoumen stop.

Most Recommended Bars in Houhai

No name Bar

The bar is known as the first bar in Houhai. The refreshing venue has a charm that differs from most city bars and keeps it in the favor of the locals. It a nice spot to spend some time with friends and love ones by curling up with the cat and Irish whiskey in winter or kick back with beer in the summer.

During the colder months the bar is kept at a warm temperature through classic wood-burning stoves making you feel right at home.

Address: Qianhaidongyan, Shichahai, Xicheng district
Tel: 010-64018541
Business hours: 12:00am –2:00 am

Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus bar was esterblished in 1997 with an area of nearly 2,000 square meters, the club owns wine bar, tea room, KTV and inrer-pofessional Standard performing stage with a 15-piece Chinese Instrumental orchestra performing on weekends. Not forgeting it’’s Southeast Asian Flavor restaurant where you can enojoy some dishes like Beef Satay, Barbeque Chicken Wings, Barbecue Squid Arms, and Thai Fish Cake. The drinks are excellent, ranging from Mojitos to Caipirnhas, and special herb infused vodka cocktails. Live entertainment is often part of the night, with live local bands coming in and Djs mixing the best tunes around.

Address : No.1 Shishahai Xihaidongyan, Beijing
Tel: 010-64000168

Jiading Fang Bar

Jiading Fang Bar is a great place to catch up a glass of wine or beer to wind down at the end of the day and also taste Singapore Nyonya Food. The bar overlooks a beautiful scene by the west shore of the Lake Shi Sha Hai with a shimering water, shady green,vivid reflection and a sunset glow opening from 10:30 am-2:00am

Address: No.9, Hehuashichang, No.51, Dianmen Xidajie, Xicheng district
Tel: 010-83289898

Amber Bar

The bar can be found right next to the Silver-Ingot Bridge providing an amazing view of Houhai Lake.It s a place to catch up with your folks for beer of coctails..However, is a warehouse in which you can almost forget you’re in the basement of The Place shopping mall. The bar is a square affair, providing basic drink-dispensing capabilities; the dance floor is divided into a roomy, raised dais. Unfortunately, Amber only opens a few times a week when there are special parties on.

Address: A18, Houhai Nanyan, Xicheng District
Tel: 010-66130844

Sex and Da City

Sex and Da City is a classic Beijing Club featuring a pole dancer,yet classy and titillating. Sex and Da City is a best place to enjoy well mixed cocktails, taste fusion tapas and also dance to R&B hits. The patio overlooking Chaoyang Park lake is an ideal spot for an open-air summer night mojito.

Address: LW-16 Solana Park, No. 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Road,
Tel: 010-64071665

The 70s Bar

This 70s style club was founded by a young director, Jia Yongwei. Because of his obsession with movies, 70s film became the theme of the bar. The club has attracted many young directors, writers, and actors looking to develop their career. Very relaxed and indie bar.
Suggested: Cocktails named after movie.

Address: A22, Qianhai West street, Xicheng district
Tel: 010-66572003

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