Ghosting, the ninja, the Irish goodbye or the French exit – call it whatever geographically nebulous name you fancy – we're all familiar with the concept of needing to duck out of the sesh early, ideally without the mafan
of convincing you're friends that you're a) too sloshed to stay any longer, b) too boring, c) are ditching them for another party or d) all of the above.
Not all bars are created equal, and some in Beijing are significantly easier than others to slip out from and be on your bike faster than your friends can call on you to order the next round. If a sneaky early night is on your radar, plan ahead with our handy guide to the best bars in Beijing to ghost from. Please note: this guide is intended for ditching groups of friends only; don't be a dick and leave a date hanging.
By Amy Hawkins