80/F China World Summit, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie
10/6505-2299 ext. 6432
HOURS: Daily noon-2 a.m.
METRO: Yonganli (Line 1)
The highest bar in Beijing sits on the 80th floor of the World Summit building, with views (on clear days) all the way out to the distant mountains that ring the city. Atmosphere is the lounge bar that grew up, with some of the best cocktails in town and a restrained atmosphere that suits a leisurely drink that you don’t mind paying top brass for.
The high ceiling, contemporary glass accents, and purple seats stay just the right side of minimalist. There are expert mixologists to prepare your drinks and live jazz to entertain you while you sit and admire the constellation-style light fittings.