The night in Houhai is another ideal heaven gives you a different feeling compared to daytime. Lying in this picturesque lake surrounded by eateries, bars and shops is fun, you are staying in a Xanadu-like retreat which is a small town with river in mid of Beijing city.
If you don’t like to drink anything or to stay in one site, take a walk by the river is another wonderful active. Cool breeze kiss your face while you are looking at the flashing lights sparking from bars and the bustling crowds by river, listening to sound of guitar floating from a far distance, you are in exposure outside secular.
Houhai 5 Hao
Houhai 5 Hao is an elegant courtyard with tasteful decorated antique style, unusual demeanor and larger space. Walk through in the big courtyard at night, maybe you want join the party of the bands activities.
Addition to various drink, western food, Thai food and buffet here are delicate and delicious. Taste the private kitchens is a must, only the menu in a fan style will refresh you eyes. Nanyang spicy chicken packages, Pear walnut, Green Tea Chicken are recommended.
Every night bands of different style show you a brilliant perfomance. A relaxed atmosphere of humor makes you involved in the interaction on stage, and you can order songs you like showed by singers.
Site: 5 Houhai Beiyan, Shichahai,Xicheng District.
Opening hours: Daily 1pm-2midnight
Houhai 5 Hao Bar
Maybe it more like a place to recollect rather than a bar, you will feel the Hutong so closely in this bar at night, antique building structures, ingenious moon gate, whole body of the wooden sculpture, which the hall is a courtyard surrounded by rooms, you feel back to the old night bar in Beijing, and then you back to Hutong where you desired.
The Hutong bar seemed to recall something and describes the life in Hutonglane, including the unchanged furniture, lightings and decorative hangings in west-wing room, a pair of cute cloth tigers on the desk which are handmade by a 70 years old granny from county in Hebei.
Recollection feeling is more than drinking, it’s a best site to realize your Hutong dream.
Site: 8 Houhai Nanyan, Shichahai,Xicheng District.
Opening hours: Daily 8pm-12.30midnight
The first bar established in Houhai. If you respect for the Buddhism or search a quiet retreat, Buddha bar can make you cozy and relax, it been renovated with lakeside lounge seating, antique chairs, and large couches on their first floor. Kitschy wall hangings complement a soundtrack of salsa and other Latin American musical styles, as the Buddha Bar plays some of the better music.
A statue of Buddha respected in a room, worship maybe give you more luckiness. Compared to the mysterious and quiet surrounding, smelling the aroma of beer, wine and coffee from the old courtyard that the most attractive to young people make you really have a wonderful sense of history dislocation.
Site: 2 Yindianqiao, Shichahai,Xicheng District.
Opening hours: Daily 12am-2midnight