Next time you find yourself craving a full-on meal in the middle of the night, we suggest you try one of these Beijing restaurants. They're the perfect places to go to soak up all that booze after a night out in the capital. We love that we live in a city where it's possible to find food at all hours.
Thanks to its 24-hour service and tasty dim sum, Jindingxuan has always been there for us, like the loud, Cantonese mother we never had. One time, we even spent seven hours there – from midnight to 7am. We think that attests to the fact that Jindingxuan will do the trick when it’s late and you’re drunk and hungry
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Open till 4am Jianghu Weidao is a no brainer when it comes to late-night eating in the capital. Located in Beixinqiao, this place serves up traditional Xinjiang dishes really, really well. The menu is extensive – Xinjiang fried noodles, chuan’r, dapanji and more. Plus, prices are reasonable, which is why this is such a popular spot.
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3. Hai Di Lao
It might be a little noisy, but this 24-hour classic is a solid choice for hot pot. Best yet: for only a couple RMB you can order the famous 'noodle dance,' during which a trained noodle dancer will twirl dough fanatically around your table. It's always hilarious – but especially so at night.
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If you’re looking for a late-night snack that’s unabashedly American, then look no further than Queenie’s. Yonghegong Dajie is a booze-heavy and foreigner-heavy part of town, which is why it’s the perfect place for a shop that sells large, American-style sandwiches. Offerings at Queenie's include steak-and-cheese, braised lamb and Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, all wickedly cheap (RMB20-25). It’s a solid late-night sandwich spot and they have a surprisingly good bottled beer selection.
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