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Blue Jay
1m west of Language and Culture University, opposite Wudaokou Market
6253-3432
Tuesday night they have vodka tonic and gin tonic for RMB10, Wed. draft beer RMB5, Thursday night DJ music, and Friday and Saturday admission RMB50 and free drinks all night.

Club Banana
9pm-late evening
12 Chaowai Avenue, 5/F of Sea Sky Market between Blue Island and Full Link
6599-3351/2

Dance Agogo Disco
9pm-late evening
10 Nongzhanguan Nanli
6595-3589

D.D's Club
9pm-late evening
2A Dongdan Dahua Road
6528-5989

The Den
10:30am-3am
4A Gongti East Road, next to the City Hotel
6592-4290
70s and BOs house music, fills up around midnight open for lunch and dinner.

Green
10:30pm-3:30am.
Landmark Tower G/F, 8 North Third Ring Road
6590-6688 ext.2988, 6590-0508
Saturdays hear DJ Ben and Logic, a party he organizes featuring guest DJs and drink specials. Ladies Day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hot Spot Disco Pub
7pm-1:30am. Fri, Sat RMB30.
East Third Ring Road, 100 meters south of the Jinghuang Hotel.
6501-9955

JJ Disco
8pm-2am, RMB50.
6 Xinjiekou North Street
6618-9305

Rock & Roll Disco
8pm-5:30am, RMB25.
1 Nongzhanguan South Road, South gate of Chaoyang Park
6592-9856

The Loft
11am-2am
4 Worker Stadium North Road
6501-7501
Every Friday China Pump Factory plays punchy house and hip wobbling tech-house.

NASA Disco
2 Xitucheng Road, North side of Jimenqiao, (North side of Beijing Film Academy)
6203-2906

Nightmnan Disco
8am-3pm, 8am-5pm weekends.
2 Xibahe Nanli, Chaoyang District
6466-2562

Orange
8pm-2am, 8pm-5am weekends.
Alley 10, 2 Xingfu Yicun Chaoyang District
6415-7413
Saturdays is Ladies night after 11pm guys pay RMB30 and girls get in free.

Solutions
6pm-late evening
West Gate of Beijing University
6255-8877
If Haidian can be said to have a premier dance bar, this is it.

Vogue
7pm-late evening
88 Gongti East Road, kitty corner from City Hotel
6416-5316
henryvogue@hotmail.com

Bars

19 Bar
8pm-2am
49 Beixiao Street Dongzhimennei
8403-9548

Aloha
10:30pm-2am.
Xidan Cutural Square Basement, 3rd Level
6606-3374
Featuring a cover band that plays Chinese pop songs and a belly dancing show every night at 9.

Arcadia
10am-2am.
Building 3, Block 1, Fangzhuang Fangchengyuan
6764-8272

Big Easy
5pm-2pm
Chaoyang Park South Gate
6508-6776
On Mondays see Danny California and Humble Mike, while Jacqui Staton plays with the Big Easy Band from Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday there is a kids brunch and at night Sweet Willies Jazz Quartet plays with guest singers. Dou Peng sings dinner music every night

Black Jack Garden
7pm-late evening
On the Northside of building 2 in Xingfu Yicun. (The hutong across from the north gate of Worker's Stadium)
6417-4628
Arty hangout with Southern USA Decoration, blues, southern rock and jazz music. One of the owners is a tattoo artist, another is a DJ, and the third is an actor who played Puyi in The Last Emperor.

The Blue Lotus Cafe
2pm-2am
11 Qianhai Beiyan, Xicheng District
6618-2542,
The right place to drop by to enjoy a cup of coffee in a great atmosphere after a nice walk around Qianhai lake.

Century Salon
8am-10pm.
8 Yong'an Dongli, Jianwai Avenue
8528-8067/66/65

CD Cafe
8pm-2am
South of Agriculture Exhibition Center, East Third Ring Road
6501-8877 ext.3032
Beijing's last great musical bastion. Thursdays hear live music at Indie Zone shows organized by Play Music company, The Moreno Donadel Jazz Trio plays Every Friday and Sunday at 9:30, and the Liu Yuan jazz quartet plays every Saturday at the same time. Tuesdays catch In-Sound-Out a band that plays jazz, funk, rock, and fusion.

Downtown Cafe
9:30am-late evening
South Sanlitun Road, Next to the City Hotel
6507-3407
Thursday night is open dart night Music is R&B, oldies rock.

Dragon House
5pm-2am
Sanlitun south Bar Street
6593-2360

Durty Nellie's
noon-2am
Sanlitun south Bar Street
6502-2808
In October celebrate a month of Irish culture with special food from Ireland at the bar.

Fengxing Musk Bar
5pm-2am.
Baiyi Road, Straight north from Capital Stadium on Baiyilu, on east side of South Gate of Agriculture and Science University
6217-7744 ext2286
Live music nightly by original bands or cover acts.

First Avenue Cafe and Bar
6pm-2am
Opposite West gate of Beijing University
6264-0702
Western food, snacks and dance in a low lit, stylishly glowing yellow decor.

Fly Bar
8pm-late evening.
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6507-6619

Foreign Exchange Club
2/F, 27 Dongzhimen Wai Avenue,
6466-7738

Friends Club
6pm-2am
1/F, Huadu Hotel, next to Capital Mansion,
6597-1166 ext.8082
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday catch Copy Cat and watch a stylized dance performance at legend Zhang Tianshuo's rock sanctuary. In-Sound-Out plays on Fridays, and Yin Chuizi goes out on a limb with electronically inspired music every Tuesday and Sunday. All shows start at 9pm.

Get Lucky Bar
5pm-2am
Taiyang Gong, East of University of International Business and Economics, near Taiyang Market
6429-9109, 6420-4249
Hard to find, but worth the trip. Beijing's up and coming underground rock venue. Live shows every Saturday and Sunday.

Happy Paradise
5pm-2am
In the alley opposite Wudaokou Workers Club, (look for the Xinjiang restaurant at the end of the alley)
6232-6821

Hard Drive Cafe
7am-2am
Tower A, Sigma Apartment, 49 Zhichun Road
8809-6922

Havana Cafe
11am-late evening
Near the Northern gate of Worker Stadium
6586-6166, 6594-0048
Packed, packed, packed. Sundays the theme is chill out music with local DJs invited to spin every Sunday from 3-6pm.

Hidden Tree
6pm-2am
12 Dongdaqiao Xie Street
6509-3642

High Ground
1pm-2am
19 Zuojiazhuang Beili Shangye Street
6468-6708
Crazed militant design, but amusing nonetheless.

Honolulu Bar
4pm-3am
11 Xiyuan Street, near the Xiyuan Hotel
6835-4970
Three stars for this friendly bar.

Hotline 1950
7pm-2am
4-5 Liangmaqiao Road, east of the 21st Century Hotel
6461-1950
Drag queens in qipaos and more.

Island Club
9am-late evening
16 Tuanjiehu Nanli, West gate of Tuanjiehu Park,
8597-8391
island@bj.col.com

Jam House
8pm-2am
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6506-3845
Thursdays see DJ Martin, Fridays and Saturdays go to Flamenco night and Wednesdays hear Kim's Canadian Funk Band. Shows start at 10pm.

John Bull Pub
44 Guanghua Road
6532-5905
A Genuine English pub, featuring live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday by Chito-Solo, a band specializing in oldies and country music.

Milan Club
3pm-3am
Sanlitun North Bar Street
6416-4560
Get hip to the latest styles while you drink a beer. The lights in your table will match the ones on the runway. Shows nightly at 10:30.

Minder's Cafe
11am-2am, Fri, Sat 11am-4am.
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6500-6066
All acoustic roots music by the performing artist Nogabe nightly at 9pm.

Nashville
6pm-2am
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6502-4201
Thursdays and Saturdays Phonograph plays the blues, on Fridays listen to more rock and blues, Sundays and Wednesdays Dabao comes to strum guitar, and Tuesdays you can hear a country duo on Tuesdays. All shows start at 9.

NY City Music Kitchen
11:30am-2:20am, 5:30pm-10:20pm.
4/F, Full Link Plaza, Chaoyangmen Wai Avenue (next to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
6588-1791/2/3

Oak Club
8pm-1am
The alley behind Wudaokou Market Haidian District
13701257628
Every Friday the Wild Children will be playing, and on Saturdays catch local death metal bands Diaodeda, Bengkui, Shijiaori, Chenshi.

Passby Bar
7pm-2am
97 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District
6401-9474
Hear lectures on travels inside and out of China every Wednesday at 7.

PJ O'Reilly's
11am-2am
18 Jiannei Avenue, (Henderson Center Building South)
6559-4239
http://www.pjo.com.cn

Porgy's Place
5pm-late evening
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6508-9439
porgysplace@chinaexpats.com
Friays and Wednesdays hear live on stage blues from Beijing's newest bands, Saturday listen to the band Roots play cover tunes, Mondays there is a reggae dance party, Tuesday check out DJ Jenny Rock Star, the "Texan blond bombshell," and Thursday check out Sanlitun slim, spinning blues tunes as always. All shows start at 10pm.

Pretty Bird Club
5pm-2:30am
Anhuali Block 4, Building 3, behind Jiangsu Hotel
6427-7025/6
Bomb shelter converted into human-sized sculpture.

R&B
4:30pm-late evening.
Sanlitun South Bar Street
6502-5595,
R&B, funk, and hip hop music.

Rhine River Bar (previously KIT Soundstage)
6pm-2am
A2 Huangtingzi Road, north from Jimenqiao, near NASA Disco
8208-9579, 6201-4172
They've started their live music shows again.

Richmond Brewery
10am-2am
84 Baofu Temple, Zhongguncun
6253-1039
24 home-brewed black and golden beers with recipes from all over the world.

Sanwei Bookstore
9:30am-10:30pm
60 Fuxinmennei Avenue
6601-3204
Hear the twang and thang of the People's song and Dance Troupe of China every Saturday at 8:30.

Schiller's
5pm-3am M-F, 11am-3am weekends
West gate of Chaoyang Park
6586-1861/2, 6593-1078
Monday-Thursday Grey Wolf plays at 9:30.

Sports City Cafe
11am-2am
3/F, Gloria Plaza Hotel, 2 Jianguomen Wai Street
6515-8855 ext.3349
Embassy night every Monday, embassy officials with ID enjoy 50% off on food and drink all night.

Swallow Tail Butterfly Movie Bar
6pm-2am
A58 Qipei Street Sanlitun South Bar Street
6586-9544
This Sunday the bar will be hosting an experimental video show. See Stage and Screen for details.

Travelers Coffee Bar and Restaurant
10:30am-1:30am
Liangmahe South Road, Sanlitun, (across from the Huadu Hotel)
6468-0735

Water Mark
55A Xingfu Yicun, Chaoyang District
6417-5428.
It's been looking pretty dark the past few weeks, but maybe they'll reopen someday.

Woo Me Cafe
5pm-9pm dinner time, after 9pm bar
Wudaokou, Haidian District, (Near Haidian Foreign Language Bookstore)
6233-5212

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