Firstly, Houhai is famous for its beautiful scenery. While when you walk along the lake side, you will another character of Houhai – Houhai Bars Street. There are many bars, coffee houses, little restaurants. You can have leisure afternoon or night when you have a walk along the lake, and then, get a rest by entering into one of the bars.
Houhai is very fashionable and trendy in contrast to the crowded Sanlitun Bar district. When we generally talk about Houhai, we often mean Shichahai which is composed of three lakes - Qianhai Lake, Houhai Lake and Xihai Lake. All the three lakes are connected and lined with lots of bars and restaurants.
Houhai is Beijing’s newly developed old town of funky nightlife full of small bars and pubs with character. With the glow of lights over the lake Houhai takes on an unreal feeling – this is where Willy Wonka came to party. Most cafes and restaurants are individually owned and have their own unique style and service. Not to say that they don’t copy each other’s good ideas.
A great place for people of all ages – you can have drinks, tea or coffee and with so many little places to choose from you can find the right one for you.
Some Information about Bars in Houhai Park
Blue Lotus bar was esterblished in 1997 with an area of nearly 2,000 square meters, the club owns wine bar, tea room, KTV and inrer-pofessional Standard performing stage with a 15-piece Chinese Instrumental orchestra performing on weekends. Not forgeting it’’s Southeast Asian Flavor restaurant where you can enojoy some dishes like Beef Satay, Barbeque Chicken Wings, Barbecue Squid Arms, and Thai Fish Cake. The drinks are excellent, ranging from Mojitos to Caipirnhas, and special herb infused vodka cocktails. Live entertainment is often part of the night, with live local bands coming in and Djs mixing the best tunes around.
Address : No.1 Shishahai Xihaidongyan, Beijing
Jiading Fang Bar
Jiading Fang Bar is a great place to catch up a glass of wine or beer to wind down at the end of the day and also taste Singapore Nyonya FoodThe bar overlooks a beautiful scene by the west shore of the Lake Shi Sha Hai with a shimering water, shady green,vivid reflection and a sunset glow opening from 10:30 am-2:00am
Address: No.9, Hehuashichang, No.51, Dianmen Xidajie, Xicheng district
Zone is located at the east end of Houhai. The name of the bar was originally "Z-one" but was always misunderstood as "Zone" and later was officially changed. Mixing classic and popular designs, this bar has a natural and comfortable vibe. The large stonewashed yellow sofas, antique furniture, and inlayed stone floor brings the beauty of the lake inside. Don't be misled by it's first appearance, Zone is well known for having a beautiful washroom. It is shapped like a cylindar with colored pebbles decorating the surface. Be sure to make a stop when you visit.
Address: No.12, west coast of Houhai, Xicheng district
Business hours: 1:00pm-3:00am
Houhai NO-5 Bar
Renovated from a traditional Beijing courtyard house, No. 5 is situated in the heart of the Houhai area (Lake Shi Cha Hai). This bar and restaurant covers an area of 400 square meters. Framed beneath a glass roof, the spacious central courtyard is surrounded by delicate modern design. No. 5 represents a unique front where West meets East and is suitable for a variety of social events, from small private parties to big corporate gatherings for as many as 200 guests. On the glass roof sits an open balcony where people may enjoy delicious food, sip wine and experience great views of the lake and the entire area. A rich collection of branded vintage liquors, diversified cuisine, including Chinese, Thai and Western, as well as live music every night makes No.5 a great addition to any evening.
Address: No.5, Houhai Beiyan, Dongcheng district
Open hour: 24 hours
The 70s Bar
This 70s style club was founded by a young director, Jia Yongwei. Because of his obsession with movies, 70s film became the theme of the bar. The club has attracted many young directors, writers, and actors looking to develop their career. Very relaxed and indie bar.
Suggested: Cocktails named after movie.
A22, Qianhai West street, Xicheng district