Located on the top floor of Wangfujing’s ritzy new WF Central, just around the corner from the Cheesecake Factory, The Five offers a stylish take on Henan street foods, many of which us Beijingers are unfamiliar with.
Z-Space is built for anyone looking for an easy dose of cool. The design alone is enough reason to come through the door – its natural-light flooded open floor plan feels like it’s designed with us in mind, lost and hungry wanderers wanting something more out of the afternoon. The coffee at Z-Space, meanwhile, is standard.
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Crafted by the team behind Hoper’s first, smaller location in Gulou (one of the few remaining hutong bars), Hoper’s cocktails are sophisticated without being overly complicated.
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Mojito Man sets up shop permanently and makes us nostalgic for a Beijing past, though the man behind it all lives on only in cartoon form on plastic cups. The whole set-up is Dirty Bar Street levels of dirty. Treat it with care nonetheless.
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Chaos Chimney brings Hungarian ice cream cones to Beijing. What’s a Hungarian ice cream cone, you ask? Why only the mother of all cones.
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Sanlitun’s new Chunli Coffee looks like a misplaced hutong street food booth that somehow ended up in the middle of Sanlitun.
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Don’t be fooled by the ‘Grand Opening’ signs – we were! – Vintage by Element Fresh is just... Element Fresh.
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Well, well, well – look who it is. The Georg closed earlier this year, but, to our surprise, reopened quietly last month.
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