Fodor's Expert Review Q Bar
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
This tucked-away lounge south of the main Sanlitun drag is an unpretentious option for an evening out. The cocktails here—strong, authentic, and not ridiculously expensive—are a bit of a legend in Beijing, thanks to the involvement of Echo Sun, who has been a real pioneer on the local drinks scene. Don't be put off by the fact that it's on the top floor of a bland, 1980s-styled hotel; in the summer the terrace more than makes up for that.