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Drum Tower

To discover the soul of Beijing, explore the lakes and hutongs around the Drum Tower and Houhai. The centrepiece of this age old precinct is the Shichahai – a cascade of three beautiful “seas”. Qianhai is popular with locals for skating in winter and boating in the summertime. A stroll around these lakes is one of the sublime pleasures of Beijing. The Drum Tower and Bell Tower face each other defiantly across a quiet plaza. You’ll notice drum and bell towers in other cities and temples, but none are as grand or ornate as these giants. The towers were once the official timepieces of imperial China, ringing reassuringly over old Beijing every day and night. The hutongs around the Drum Tower are now mostly protected from voracious modern redevelopment. You can find a charming collection of old courtyard houses, some renovated into mansions. In the main streets and deep into the alleys you’ll be surprised by the number of art galleries, antique shops, tea houses, corner stores plus some other outlets and other projects that will leave you enthralled or just scratching your head – a store dedicated to paper cut-outs of famous world landmarks, another for home brew beers or for zany toys and gifts.      
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We recommend 10 businesses for Drum Tower

 

Natooke
Natooke
19-1 Wudaoying Hutong
五道营胡同甲19-1号
Open: Daily 10am-7pm
 

Hi Beer
嗨啤
19 Beiluoguxiang, Dongcheng
北锣鼓巷19号
Open: Daily 11am - 1am
 

Chill Café Bar
妾酒吧
2 Andingmen Xidajie (50m west from SW corner of Andingmen Bridge)
安定门内西大街2号(安定门桥西南边往西走50米)
Ph: 182-1003-3125
Open: Daily 1pm-2am
 

Modernista
老摩
44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie
鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同44号
Ph: 136-9142-5744
Open: Daily 6pm-late
 

1796 Bar & Café
1796酒吧
No.60 Zhonglou Huwan Hutong
钟楼湾胡同60号(钟鼓楼文化广场)
Ph: 137-0117-1142
 

Samans
红孩儿酒吧
121 Baochao Hutong
宝钞胡同121号
 

H.E.A. Coffee
憧憬咖啡
1 Qian Gulouyuan Hutong
前鼓楼苑胡同1号
 

Mr Shi's Dumplings
老石饺子馆
74 Baochao Hutong
宝钞胡同74号
Ph: 131-6100-3826
Open: 10am-10pm
 

Soi Baochao/Cangku
宝钞仓库
10 Baochao Hutong
宝钞胡同10号
 

Mao Mao Chong
毛毛虫酒吧与比萨
12 Banchang Hutong
板厂胡同12号
 
 

More Drum Tower businesses

Bars and Clubs

12SQM
Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong
南锣鼓巷福祥1号
Ph: 6402 1554
Open: Daily noon-1am

Restaurants

4corners
四角餐厅
27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie)
大石碑胡同27号 (烟袋斜街西口附近)
Ph: 6401 7797
Open: Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-late

Cafes and Teahouses

Beiluo Bread Bar
70A Beiluogu Xiang
北锣鼓巷甲70号(近南锣鼓巷)
Ph: 8408 3069
Open: Mon-Sun 10am-12am

Restaurants

Burger Counter
271 Gulou Dongdajie
鼓楼东大街271号
Ph: 8400 1857

Restaurants

Da Gui
大贵
69 Daxing Hutong, Jiaodaokou
交道口大兴胡同69号
Ph: 6407 1800
Open: Daily 10am-2pm, 5-10pm

Cafes and Teahouses

Drum and Bell
鼓钟咖啡馆
41 Zhonglouwan Hutong
钟楼湾胡同41号
Ph: 8403 3600
Open: Daily 1pm-2am

Restaurants

Drum and Gong Fusion Restaurant
锣鼓洞天
102 Nanluogu Xiang
南锣鼓巷102号
Ph: 8402 4729
Open: Daily 10am-midnight

Bars and Clubs

East Shore Live Jazz Cafe
东岸咖啡
2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di'anmenwai Dajie)
地安门外大街前海南沿2号楼2层
Ph: 8403 2131
Open: Daily 3pm-2am

Restaurants

Huguosi Xiaochidian
护国寺小吃店
93 Huguosi Dajie
护国寺大街93号
Ph: 6618 1705
Open: Daily 5.30am-9pm

Bars and Clubs

Jianghu Bar
江湖酒吧
7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie
交道口南大街东棉花胡同7号
Ph: 6401 5269
Open: Daily 7pm-2am

Restaurants

Luce
路溪
138 Jiugulou Dajie
旧鼓楼大街138号
Ph: 8402 4417
Open: Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri- Sat noon-4am

Bars and Clubs

Mao Livehouse
光芒
111 Gulou Dongdajie
鼓楼东大街111号
Ph: 6402 5080

Restaurants

No Name Restaurant
无名云南餐吧
1 Dajinsi Hutong
大金丝胡同1号
Ph: 8328 3061
Open: Daily 10.30am-2am

Restaurants

Nuage
庆云楼
22 Qianhai Dongyan
前海东沿22号
Ph: 6401 9581
Open: Daily 11am-11pm

Bars and Clubs

Salud
老伍
66 Nanluogu Xiang
南锣鼓巷66号
Ph: 6402 5086
Open: Mon-Fri 3pm-late, Sat-Sun noon-late

Restaurants

Saveurs de Corée
韩香馆
128-1 Xiang'er Hutong
香饵胡同128-1号
Ph: 5741 5753
Open: Mon - Fri 11:30am- 3:00pm / 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sat - Sun 11:30am - 10:30pm

Bars and Clubs

Siif
如果
67 Beiluogu Xiang
鼓楼东大街北锣鼓巷67号
Ph: 6406 9496
Open: Daily 1pm-2am

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