Dec 11, 2014 at 04:03 AM
In modern day Beijing, the Western influence is wide and pervading. This pub is located in the Lotus Market, old Beijing. As the capital of China, Beijing brings together people from all over the world. The prosperity of the city has brought about a varied and colorful nightlife. China's market reforms has opened Beijing’s cultural armour, and foreigners began introducing techno music to locals hungry for sounds from the outside world. By the end of the ’90s, all-night parties on the Great Wall were drawing hundreds of Chinese and foreign ravers. The gatherings were banned in 2006 after reports depicting them as “wild orgies” surfaced in China’s state-controlled news media. But as the wave of global bankers, entertainment entrepreneurs and foreign college students has flooded the city, and as growth demolishes ancient neighborhoods and traditional Communist inhibitions, the capital’s new monied class has come out to party. Young Chinese are looking for an escape because they work so hard. The diverse nightlife in Beijing makes it suitable for people with different interests, but especially for the young. There are cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, bars, song and dance halls, Karaoke clubs, restaurants, Beijing opera, or teahouses, not to mention Kung Fu and acrobatics shows. There are hundreds of bars in Beijing, the famous bar streets, such as Sanlitun or Houhai, cater to the local youth as well as many foreigners. The music, décor, and various kinds of activities make them enjoyable places to relax and make friends.But as the sun sets and the neon lights rise the shopping hub is transformed into a hotspot of twenty-four hour restaurants, bars and upscale night clubs. Live bands set the tone with everything from R&B to jazz.This is one such local pub which is frequented by locals, expats as well as tourists looking for some nightlife and thrill. Local artists create the ambience with their music and song. Come and groove to the beats and shake a leg too. This pub in old Beijing is near to Wangfujing , close to Jingshan Park, Beihai Park, and Forbidden City. Also nearby are Tiananmen Square and Bell and Drum Towers. Go and check out the nightlife while on a tour of this scintillating metropolis.