5 great roof top bars in Bejing

January 12, 2014

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the cities that will influence trends in the 21st century. Fueled by China's rise and rise as a world’s economic superpower, this Chinese capital has recreated a night scene only available in New York. Luckily, the Chinese love merrymaking as any other peoples around the world and thus the rooftop bars in the city have had their fair share of local patrons. Below are the top rooftop bars in Beijing.

1. Migas

Located in the Beijing Workers' Sports Complex, this rooftop bar serves Spanish cuisines as well as ingeniously mixed cocktails. The place is always busy during the weekends and you will meet the most lively and interesting people in Beijing here.

2. Yin Bar

How would you love the view of Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, and Tiananmen Square all when enjoying some Chinese cocktail? Yin Bar is located on the top floor of the Emperor Hotel, giving its patrons an unparalleled view of the historic sites in Beijing. For these views, you will pay a little more than in other bars, but the views are more than worth it.

3. Cambulac

With exotic wines such as the Italian Sangiovese a Virgilio, this Chinese rooftop wine bar is one of those places you read about in travel magazines and wish you could visit. It is hidden from the local crowd and will take you a while to find but when you find it, you will never want to leave. Cambulac is located behind Nanluoguxiang’s penghao theatre.

4. Obiwan

This small rooftop eatery and watering hole will be your best discovery in Beijing. It serves fried mushrooms and sparkling wine as their signature dish and drink respectively. If you are into gourmet dining, then you can never go wrong at Obiwan. It offers the views of Houhai Lake.

5. Q-Bar

This rooftop bar serves martini cocktails that can easily rival the ones served in pubs in the US. It is one of the few places in China that is westernized enough to make you feel at home away from home.

There you have it. Whenever you are in Beijing on business, you know where to kill the hours. These bars will help you mingle both with the Chinese as well as other foreigners.