This bar has a perfect location—right between the Drum and Bell towers. The terrace is a comfy perch for a summer afternoon drink, where you scan the surrounding hutong rooftops. Don't get too plastered, though, because the staircase down is very steep. On the ground floor there are jumbles of scruffy sofas tossed with Cultural Revolution memorabilia.
41 Zhonglouwan Hutong, Beijing, 100009, China