Beijing Bar Review: One Third

By Noelle Mateer, December 7, 2017

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Look, we’re not gonna tell you our salaries or anything, but we don’t normally hang out in places where the first item on the menu is RMB65,888. 

But some people do. A lot of people do. And hell, maybe even we will now (although we’ll be ordering from a different page of the menu).

One Third has all the trappings of a notorious Gongti club – a prime location on Gongti Xilu, metal detectors and squads of security guards at the entrance, hot girls parading around Champagne bottles, lit up with LED lights. 

But it’s also different. The drinks menu here is world-class, with holdovers from the owners’ days at former cocktail institution BBC (Bottle, Boot & Cigar). The club’s expert bartenders serve barrel-aged, well, everything – barrel-aged Hemingway Daiquiris (RMB110), barrel-aged Vieux Carrés (RMB130), barrel-aged Negronis (RMB90). Our barrel-aged Old Fashioned (RMB90) is excellent – as is our Coppertone Girl (RMB100, surprisingly not barrel-aged). 

We’re more used to sipping these kind of drinks to a subdued jazz soundtrack, not blaring EDM. But hey – after a couple whiskeys, the weirdness of it fades away.  


See a listing for One Third and read more Beijing Restaurant Reviews 

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