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Nestled just off Jiaodaokou Nandajie is the unassuming facade of Pinó, the newest addition to the Beijing bar scene and sister to hutong favorite, Nina. Those who wept at the disappearance of the foreign import shop in the same location will now rejoice at its wine-heavy replacement.
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It seems hutongers have a lot to celebrate these days. The latest victory? Slow Boat Brewery finally unveiled their long-awaited Dengshikou location. The taproom feels very familiar: It retains the same menu, the same burgers and the same beers, however, the atmosphere is a lot more laid-back.
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For a bar full of bric-a-brac — ostrich feathers, old teapots, various lamps, potpourri, plush couches, wooden benches and mismatched chandeliers — Pi Bar feels cozy but not cluttered.
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Oh! is a new little brunch spot in Gulou from the people behind Fine Café & Canteen, whose Shanghai locations are so popular they reportedly often boast lines out the door. While surely not everyone’s cup of tea, this cheerful new spot does serve as a lovely rendezvous point for a Sunday afternoon.
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Craving coffee over in Chaowai Soho? Head over to Poly Café, a cheery addition to the numerous office spaces housed in the building.
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Kyoto import %Arabica recently opened a pop-up in Taikoo Li North. Propped right in the middle of the complex, the minimal white design of this kiosk maintains its consistent style of less is more and mainly sells take-away coffee.
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Setting up a second shop closer to Chaoyang Park, Fangjia favorite The Great Outdoors has moved in with craft brewers Foam Lab to create a relaxing atmosphere ideal for party animals and families alike.
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