New Beijing Bars and Restaurants: October 2019

By That's Beijing, September 29, 2019

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Jing-A Taproom

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Image via Andrew Braun for Jing-A 

Jing-A’s new Longfusi taproom has an undeniable Brooklyn vibe with exposed brick walls, wooden and industrial furnishings, a vibrant mural and the overall hipster ambiance. It’s a blend of hutong diehards, business professionals and families with their kids – a place for anyone and everyone tucked into a nice nook of Beijing’s newest center. There are over 20 different beers on tap, plus a couple barreled cocktails too. But beer is not the only name of the game here: With Executive Chef Simone Thompson cooking in the kitchen, Jing-A’s new grub menu deserves the spotlight as much as the brews.

See a listing for Jing-A Taproom

Cravings to Longfu

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Image via Cravings

A few blocks away from the Jing-A Taproom is a new Yunnan restaurant by Chaoyang Park favorite Cravings. The new joint is decked out in true Cravings style. Bold yellows and greens accent the space, with funky art like vibrantly painted fruits, strangely shaped animals, and kitschy prints of chubby Chinese babies (you know the ones) plastered on the walls. Cravings to Longfu is dedicated to serving light and fresh Yunnan fare with subtle flavors that surprise the palate rather than overwhelm it. The tasty menu has also made its way to their original location, seeing Cravings fully returning to its Chinese roots.

See a listing for Cravings to Longfu

Le Moments

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Image via Curtis Dunn for That’s

Le Moments is a recently opened cocktail bar in Gongti that exceeds all expectations. Run by an ex-Tiki Bungalow bartender (the beloved hutong classic), the place is high-class meets high-kitsch. The place retains some of Tiki Bungalow’s magic, with a deliciously thrilling menu of drinks.

See a listing for Le Moments

The Bake Shop

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Image via The Orchid

The Orchid has always had our brunching hearts, but the newest addition to its ever-growing maze of delights has us really salivating. Find yourself immediately transported to the chillest of luxe Grecian cafes at The Bake Shop’s new residence. 

See a listing for The Bake Shop

Seesaw Coffee (Sanlitun)

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Image via Mollie Gower for That’s

Walking into Seesaw’s newest location across from Tienstiens, we almost assumed we were on a cooking show set or just a bizarrely pristine kitchen. Snacks are limited to cakes and cookies, but the caffeinated drink options would delight any coffee fan.

See a listing for Seesaw Coffee (Sanlitun)

Capital Spirits

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Image via Andrew Braun for That’s

Ah, finally, the old hutong staple is back. But there’s a catch: It’s a coffee shop by day and Capital Spirits by night.

See a listing for Capital Spirits

Susu (Longfusi)

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Image via Valerie Osipov/That’s

Known for its fresh and creative Vietnamese fare, chic dining joint Susu has established another location just a stone’s throw from its original cozy spot in Qianliang Hutong.

See a listing for Susu (Longfusi)

[Top image via Cravings]

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