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THE NIGHTLIFE IN BEIJING,
GUIDE TO ENTERTAINMENT
Clubs and Discos
The Nightlife in Beijing has become a kind of attraction, often there are also guided tours to see the nights in Beijing, and in certain areas such as Sanlitun Bar Street or Ouhai Bar Street come just people with the aim of seeking the fun. Young people and foreign visitors come to theaters, nightclubs, Karaoke clubs, dance halls, cinemas, restaurants or bars.
The Beijing nights are very lively for 5 reasons: 1) because Beijing it is one of the largest cities in Asia (more than 22 million inhabitants) 2) because it is a city that houses many foreign residents 3) because a substantial number of inhabitants has a good level of income 4) because it is a city with several important universities, and therefore it is also home to many young people 5) because it welcomes every year about 200 million tourists. The fact is that even the nights in Beijing have become a kind of attraction, are also organized tours to see the nights in Beijing, and in certain areas such as Sanlitun bar area or Ouhai Bar area come just people with the aim of seeking the fun. Young people are mostly customers of theaters, nightclubs, Karaoke clubs, dance halls, cinemas, restaurants or bars. Foreigner peoples prefer bars, pubs, restaurants, night markets, nightclubs, and also shows typical of China, such as kung fu shows, acrobatics shows and even the Chinese Opera Shows. In certain areas it is enjoyable go by just a walk, shopping and watching, and being guided by instincts and their own personal tastes. Among these, it is recommended a nice walk along Chang'an Street to Tian 'anmen Square.
Sanlitun Bar Street and Houhai Bar Street
Sanlitun bar street in Beijing is an area full of bars, restaurants and clubs. The Sanlitun Street and adjacent streets have become famous worldwide for their intense nightlife. Very frequented by tourists and expats, it is one of those areas where you can take a walk and be sure to find a place you like. One of the most famous bars is the S-52. Located at 52 Sanlitun Street, has based its activities on the number 52: it offers 52 different types of cocktails and changes every week for a series of 52 weeks. There are also other Bars very popular: the Downtown Cafe-Bar, the Swing Bar, Day Off Bar (where you can hear singing and dancing from the street), Top Club Beijing (an unusual company between one German, one Chinese and one American). In Beijing there are also several other areas famous for its nightlife. One of these is Houhai bar street: located at the north of Beihai Park, it is a striking area of the lake, full of romantic corners and terraces where you can sip a drink.
One of the fun things to do in Beijing is going to night clubs. There are many discos in Beijing, including the most popular is the Club Banana / Spicy, where you will experience a typical Asian disco and a fun atmosphere. Others are the Passion Club, one of the most luxurious night in Beijing, located next to the Great Wall Hotel Sheraton. Basilar landmark for the Beijing nightlife are also other Discos: Havana Cafe (with a brazilian theme), Angel Club, Babyface, Blue Fox, Capital Club, Breath Club.
Various Shows: Beijing Kung Fu show and the Acrobatics Show
A lot of shows must see if you go to visit Beijing, like the Beijing Opera, where in fact you can watch the acrobatics and dramatic performances. Others are the Beijing Kung Fu show, where you can look through the presentation, the vast world of the grade wushu, the Shaolin Kung Fu. The Teahouse Beijing Theater, is regarded as a meeting place for local residents, philosophers, artists, etc.. Finally you can also go to the Cinemas with friends or families.
Night Markets, SPAs and Others
Nightlife in Beijing is really very nice and exciting, there are many things to see and above all many shops where to go, as the Dong Hua Men Night Market, is very popular for visitors all over the world and good things to eat. Just like the Wangfujing Night Market, is the most famous street snack throughout Beijing.