Sanlitun Bar Street in Beijing

Why is Sanlitun Bar Street so Special?

Almost all foreigners visiting Beijing know about it. To the north of the bar street is the embassy district, because this street is very famous. some foreign embassies have changed the door number from Sanlitun road to “Sanlitun bar street”. the bar street is open from every afternoon to the morning of the next day.

Where is Sanlitun Bar Street?

Sanlitun Bar Street is located in the east of Chaoyang District and is a fashion center for shopping, food and art. It is famous for its bar street, a symbol of Beijing’s nightlife and the city’s first bar community, leading Beijing’s bar culture and fashion. It is divided into northern and southern areas by the “3.3 Building”.

Main Attraction of Sanlitun Bar Street

Bar Street

There are more than 80 bars on both sides of Sanlitun bar street. The most famous are boys and girls, Red Moon Club, Swing, Lan Kwai Fong, Butterfly, No.52, Kai Club and rest days. Some bars are open from the afternoon till the morning of the following day, while others are open 24 hours a day. Beverages include imported wine, homemade wine, cocktails, soft drinks and fruit juice. There are also many activities to enjoy, such as bands, magicians, cocktail parties, dance performances and theme activities. In large football matches, there will be a big screen scoreboard. Every bar has a table on the sidewalk where guests can drink, watch TV and talk about matches. Sports banners and flags are hung on roadside fences, trees and lampposts.


Shopping in Sanlitun bar street is very different and very pleasant. Shops are distributed on the interconnected roads in the southern region. This layout with no fixed route makes shopping a journey of exploration. You will be surprised by its flagship stores of world famous brands, such as Adidas, Uniqlo, Mango, Puma, steve madden, Nike, Colombia, North Face, Crocodile, Apple, Hong Kong jewelry brands Chow Tai Fook, Chikshev, HP, Twice, Fossil, Rice and Gogh.


Many restaurants have different cuisines, from innovative China to the United States, from traditional Vietnam to authentic Spanish snacks. Food is consistent with high-end brand environment. Some famous places include: cupcake cafe-hummingbird, golden lake which originated in Sichuan and combines the concept of leisure food, and abalone called “king of abalone in hong kong”.


The art of Sanlitun Bar Street blends into the details of life. It is very casual, not only hanging on the wall, but also appearing on the street. You can see sculptures by local artists and fashion shows by world famous designers in the streets or squares. There are also a large number of indoor art galleries, photography studios, fashion shows and photography exhibitions. You can also enjoy colorful performances, such as magic and comedy.

Best Time to Travel Sanlitun Bar Street

September and October are the best travel times.

Autumn is the most beautiful season in Beijing. As autumn grows stronger, the leaves of various trees are still fresh green, some are beginning to yellow, and some are brilliant red and flowery. Around October, the red leaves of Xiangshan Mountain became more and more red and more colorful. People who climbed the mountain to admire the red leaves came in an endless stream. In the morning after the autumn rain, the air was clear and clear.

How to Get There

  • Bus Routes:
    1. Bus 113, 115, 431, 701, Te 16, Night Bus 3, or Night Bus 34 can take you directly to Sanlitun.
    2. Take Night Sightseeing Bus – East Line to Sanlitun Jiubajie.
  • Subway Routes:
    Take Line 10 and get off at Tuanjiehu Station through Exit A, and then walk westwards for about 10 minutes.
  • Taxi:
    It is a paradise at night, so a taxi would be a wise choice after you enjoy the parties in the bars. If there are no traffic jams, a taxi costs about CNY 30 to the area around the Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Avenue, and about CNY 70 to the Capital Airport.

Useful Travel Tips

In addition, there are some quality beauty salons and spas in Sanlitun Bar Street. You can go to TONI and GUY, OPI professional nail service, comfort zone, the Han Fang SPA, French skin-care brand Ingrid Millet or the Japanese make-up brand DHC.

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Edited by Doreen/张洋