Beijing Nightlife: Bars and Nightclubs in Haidian District2016-06-23 15:51:00Share:
Haidian district is known in Beijing as the University district because it houses several of Beijing's largest and best colleges and universities. Because of this, the area has developed an affordable range of bars, clubs and lounges. You can't find Haidian district prices anywhere else in Beijing, likewise the trendy, hip and low-key establishments that flourish in Haidian owe their success to the trendy and chic students who frequent them.
Haidian's most popular and well known nightclub is Propaganda(Now closed and moved to Guang'anmen area). You'll get decently mixed drinks at affordable prices-- once you make it through the metal detector, that is. The dance floor downstairs is packed, while the tables and bar on the first floor are usually packed with local students and those eager to practice their Chinese.
Lush, which hosts events every night of the week, is the other main staple in the Haidian bar scene. Like Propaganda, Lush attracts students and locals, and relies on their patronage to survive. Trivia nights, open mic and other events keep Lush in the game.
D-22 is a well known dance club and bar, and although many who don't live in Haidian despise the long drive out, its often made just for the fun atmosphere at D-22.
For a trendy outing, Cloud Nine Bar offers luxury and class at the Shangri-la hotel. For the university quarter, this is quite the standout and you'll often see young men trying to impress their dates with a trip to Shangri-la.
For fun establishments that also serve food, check out Pyro, La Bamba and Kiev, which all have bars and offer affordable beer. Here, you'll find middle-class locals and students mingling with hungry expats in a truly international-feeling atmosphere.
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Lush - Fun Student Hang Out
Nestled in the hustle and bustle of the Hai Dian district and tucked above a bookstore, Lush offers many options for the twenty-something crowd. The place is known for being a hangout for foreign students, but of course it is never short of Chinese patrons. Lush offers a full bar and a cafe, should you become hungry. Various shows can fill the small and simple place with at most two hundred people. There is something for everyone here, including Open Mic on Sundays, Movie Night on Mondays, and Pub Quiz on Wednesdays. Those uninterested in all of the above can go during the weekend for live music or for tasty desserts. The music is good, the drinks are cheap, so indulge yourself at Lush.
Huaqing Jiayuan, 2nd Floor, Building 1, Wudaokou Hai Dian Beijing
+86 10 8286 3566
Address: 13 Chengfu Lu, On Chengfu Rd between East Rd of Zhongguancun and Baiyi Rd, Wudaokou area, Haidan district
100084 Beijing, China
Phone: 010 - 62653177
Cloud Nine Bar
Address:29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Shangri-la Hotel Beijing, 100089 Beijing, China
Phone:010 - 68412211
Sculpting in Time (Diaoke Shiguang)
Address: Weigongcun Xi Kou 7, Ligong Da Nan Men, just to left of the university's south gate
Phone: 010 - 68946825
Blue Jay - A Student Hang-Out Place
This place is a favorite with university students. There always seems to be a party going on plus the students like to take advantage of frequent drink promotions(particularly around exam time). Party, party, party, drink, drink, drink is the credo here. Regulars of this establishment soon forget the existence of other nightlife haunts in Beijing. Could it be that drinking is the cause?
44-4 Chengfu Lu, West of Language and Culture University, Hai Dian District Beijing
010 - 62533432
La Bamba - Mexico-A-Go-Go!
Located directly above student nightclub Propaganda, La Bamba is Wudaokou’s only Mexican eatery. Famous for large portions and low prices, the two-story restaurant and bar is fitted with a pool table, table football, darts and TV screens showing international sport matches, making it a popular hangout for foreign students living around Haidian District. Signature dishes include burritos, fajitas and nachos as well as burgers, pizza and sandwiches. Although it is not particularly authentic, La Bamba’s Mexican fare is tasty and probably the cheapest in Beijing. The restaurant offers Happy Hour drink specials every day between 7pm and 11pm, CNY 5 tacos between 12-6pm on Mondays and CNY 15 burritos between 12-6pm on Fridays.
No. 12 Huaqingjiayuan Building 5, 2/3 F Beijing
010 - 82866755
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