Your ultimate guide to Beijing

Discover the best Beijing events, things to do, restaurants, gigs and nightlife

Beijing's best parks
Things to Do

Beijing's best parks

Whether it's a picnic, peace and quiet or play, there's a park for it all

Read more
The best things to do this week
Blogs

The best things to do this week

Your forecast of the week's best events

Read more
The Bulk House opens Mainland China's first zero-waste store
Blogs

The Bulk House opens Mainland China's first zero-waste store

Burgeoning zero-waste brand officially opens new store in Gulou

Read more
Made in China: the Ping Pong Diplomat
Bars

Made in China: the Ping Pong Diplomat

Beijing cocktails you won't find anywhere else

Read more

Book with Time Out Tickets

Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall
Things to DoBuy tickets

Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes

12 Jan - 31 Dec
Beijing Badaling Airport
Read more
Cats

Cats

The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic leaps into Beijing

22-27 Sep
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
Read more
The Color Run 2018 Hero Tour
Things to DoBuy tickets

The Color Run 2018 Hero Tour

Is it a 5K race? Is it a party? Who cares, you'll end up splattered anyway

09 Jun
Beijing Garden Expo Park
Read more
Leo Kalyan

Leo Kalyan

Atmospheric, R&B-infused pop from the English singer-songwriter

01 Jun
Yugong Yishan (愚公移山)
Read more

What's happening in Beijing

Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation
Blogs

Listen: Beijing label Maybe Mars' ten-year anniversary compilation

Listen to highlights from the influential Beijing label's first decade

Read more
The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now
Things to Do

The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

The best concerts, films, comedy shows and more on Time Out Tickets

Read more
What to see and do during Beijing's first Africa Week
Things to Do

What to see and do during Beijing's first Africa Week

A week of events featuring African arts, food, discussions and parties

Read more
China to have 3,000 more Starbucks stores by 2022
Blogs

China to have 3,000 more Starbucks stores by 2022

That's a latte Starbucks

Read more
The Chainsmokers, Afrojack, Nicky Romero and more announced for Ultra Festival
Blogs

The Chainsmokers, Afrojack, Nicky Romero and more announced for Ultra Festival

The electronic music festival makes its Beijing debut this June

Read more
More blogs

Beijing area guides

Area guide: Sanlitun

Area guide: Sanlitun

The expat hot spot is home to some of the city's most exciting places to eat, drink and party

Read more
Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Big ticket tourist attractions as well as cosier local joints in the heart of old Beijing

Read more
Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Hit up the embassy district for great Japanese food as well as some hidden cheap eats

Read more
Area guide: Greater Gulou

Area guide: Greater Gulou

Hit up the hutongs for vintage shops, poppin' bars and more

Read more
Area guide: Wudaokou

Area guide: Wudaokou

Head to the universities' district for cheap restaurants, markets and bars

Read more
Area guide: Wangjing

Area guide: Wangjing

Head to Beijing's Korean district for street markets, groundbreaking design, and lots and lots of kimchi

Read more
Area guide: CBD

Area guide: CBD

Beijing's business district has more to offer than just banks and skyscrapers

Read more
Area guide: 798

Area guide: 798

Beijing's famous art district has world-class galleries as well as restaurants, bars and shopping

Read more

Latest bar and restaurant reviews

Barista Speciality
Restaurants

Barista Speciality

The second wave of the Beijing third-wave roasters

  • 3 out of 5 stars
Read more
Wonderwall
Bars

Wonderwall

Two-faced bar that’s determined to offer something for everyone

  • 7 out of 5 stars
Read more
Rollbox
Restaurants

Rollbox

Solid French-Vietnamese sandwiches and coffee in Sanlitun

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Read more
Scandal
Bars

Scandal

Miami chic cocktail bar in Sanlitun

  • 9 out of 5 stars
Read more

The best of Beijing

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing
Restaurants

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing

Time Out's top 100 restaurants, cafes and places to eat in China's capital city

Read more
Beijing's best shops
Shopping

Beijing's best shops

Beijing's best boutiques, bookshops, gifts stores and more

Read more
Beijing's best museums
Things to Do

Beijing's best museums

A complete guide to the city's museums whether you want to discover art, history or bees

Read more
100 best Mainland Chinese films

100 best Mainland Chinese films

The best movies of all time as picked by 88 international film experts

Read more
50 things to do in Beijing
Visiting Beijing

50 things to do in Beijing

Whether you're in Beijing for 72 hours or a decade, don't miss the 50 best things to do in the city

Read more
Beijing's best cafés
Restaurants

Beijing's best cafés

Our top 10 of the best spots in Beijing to get your caffeine fix

Read more

Spring in Beijing

Spring in Beijing

Spring in Beijing

Spring is finally here! Take advantage of the warmer weather and get outdoors

Read more

More events in Beijing this week

Loading...
See more

暴走胡同

方家胡同:光芒褪去,吃喝继续 (Fangjia Hutong)

方家胡同:光芒褪去,吃喝继续 (Fangjia Hutong)

早两年,有一家北京的报纸写到“北京胡同四大热”,说的是南锣鼓巷、烟袋斜街、方家胡同和五道营胡同。南锣和烟袋斜街连着游客扎堆的什刹海,外地人对北京胡同的

Read more
东四九条:一条胡同的可能性 (Dongsi Jiutiao)

东四九条:一条胡同的可能性 (Dongsi Jiutiao)

老胡同中绽放的新生命

Read more
东四四条 (Dongsi Sitiao)

东四四条 (Dongsi Sitiao)

阅微庄,最符合外国人对中国的想象

Read more
南锣鼓巷 (Nanluoguxiang)

南锣鼓巷 (Nanluoguxiang)

乐在南锣,最隐秘的桃花源

Read more