Just when we thought there were no cool bars left outside of Sanlitun, ARCH comes along. And happily, it’s the kind of place that could only exist in Beijing’s old town. Why? Because you get to experience the thrill of dodging security guards at the gate of one of Beijing’s most gorgeous old buildings in order to get to it.
Thought every inch of Wuding Lu was already taken up with buzzy bars? Well newcomer La Social has carved out a delightfully hidden away little spot for itself behind the main strip and if a touch of Latin American flair has been missing from your life (and let’s be honest we’re in China, so yes it has), then this new venture from the guys behind the Moka Bros will make your heart sing.