It is no exaggeration that Sanlitun boasts the most bustling nightlife all over Beijing. Here are multitudinous luxurious and fashionable brand stores, high-quality restaurants, online-popular stores and bookstores, not to mention the jungle of bars and clubs here. Taking a stroll along the street, you will encounter many fashionable young people and foreigners, who constitute many picturesque sceneries together with streetscape. When the night falls, you might as well visit here to appreciate the fashionable and multicultural Beijing.
▶ 19:00 | Vintage Tour to 3.3 Mall
Vintage-style shops and buyer-oriented multibrand boutiques are classic destinations for people of good taste. In this regard, Sanlitun, in particular of Sanlitun 3.3, is a must-go destination for you. The 6th floor of this building houses a number of vintage-style shops which are popular online, including vintage clothing and furniture stores and cafes as well as the TWOFACE, a chic barber shop.
The Mega Vintage sells vintage-style knapsacks, accessories and clothing popular during the 1920s and the 1980s, including military uniform, business wear, American-style sportswear and gentleman’s clothing. As a musician, the owner usually heads for other countries for vintage clothing collection together with his team members. In addition, Mega Vintage has cooperated with many stars for shooting.
Across the Mega Vintage, DDR features low-key appearance but stunning interior layout - all of costumes and bags are arranged according to their designers, most of whom enjoy high reputation in the world. Unlike other vintage-style shops giving you a feeling of relaxation and brilliance, the DDR takes you embark on a “pilgrimage” sight-seeing tour;
CALLUS is a complex space in which furniture and vintage-style men’s wear are mainly sold, like infrequent men’s waistcoat and shirt. If you are a zealot of furniture, CALLUS of vintage-style surely brings you an amazing and special experience.
Address: 6F, 3.3 Mall, No. 33, Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯路33号3.3大厦6F
▶ 22:00 | TACO in Mexican-style
If you want to treat yourself after strolling around vintage, you might come to THE TACO BAR. It has authentic Mexican cuisines, focusing on taco (Mexican burrito). Boasting a great fame, it attracts numerous visitors. Opening till late at night, THE TACO BAR is the best place for late-night snacks with moderate price and alternative portions.
Although there are a lot of places for late-night snacks in Sanlitun, the unique THE TACO BAR brings you the real local life style and the international Beijing. Opening TACO's door, you will be overwhelmed by the soup scent mixed with languages and words. And you seem to step into another country with the elegant light of caramel color and the bar filled with Westerners.
Foreigners' tacos set meal: If you want to try different flavors and you find it difficult to choose the dazzling taco stuffing, you might try the classical “Foreigners”, which has three small portions of flavors of pork, chicken and fish respectively.
Average spend: RMB 100 per person
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 17:00 - 00:00; Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 - 00:00
Address: Beijing Research Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Technology, Gongti North Road (directly opposite the Bank of China) 工体北路机电工程院 中国银行正对面
▶23:00 | THE SECRET - A Quiet Place in the Rustling and Bustling City
Coming to late 11 p.m., Beijing's stunning nightlife just begins. It’s easy to find a nightclub in the area of “Sanlitun - Workers’ Stadium”, but a tasteful bar needs your preparation. THE SECRET is on a floor of a building, giving people the atmosphere that “great hermit hides in the city”. It’s a place for pure drinking because bartenders would make satisfactory flavors of fruits or florals for every customer by communicating with them. The comfortable and exquisite bar is decorated with pictures of Frida, a famous feminist painter, presenting a kind of artistic and elegant atmosphere. You can overlook the night view in the Sanlitun area by the French window on F20.
Average spend: RMB 120 per person
Address: Room 2022-2026, F20, Unit 1, Yoolee Plaza, No. 21, Gongti North Road 工体北路21号永利国际1单元20层2022-2026室
Tel: 010-84059372 18611519319
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 19:00 -02:00
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