Imagine a club with mostly seating areas where you can order up a bottle of expensive bubbly or Chivas Regal to share among your equally fancy yet despondent crew of companions. Sounds like a really boring scene if you ask us.

The oddly named Sir Teen might fit this uninspired trend, but they are also trying to make it much more by incorporating some 1940s Parisian cabaret elements into the mix. The style at this new club shoots back and forth between this and your run of the mill EDM party hall in a very interesting way. At points, it reminded us of the “The Ink & Paint Club” from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? with plenty of garishly dressed patrons and a whole gaggle of sequined, multinational Jessica Rabbits. When they switched over to EDM, we expected a SWAT team to burst through the ceiling and take out some high-profile criminal syndicate. We have to admit that our reference point for many dance clubs in Gongti is action movies of the 80s and 90s.

Surprisingly, the cocktails that we sampled were all delectable. We tried the Old Fashioned, and it happened to be a prime example of what this cocktail should be. Alhough the price was on the high side (RMB 70), this is a standard price for the clubs in this location. A couple weeks ago they had a Doraemon-themed party with creepy blue figures adorning the entire length of the club. Some of the sexiest human beings Beijing has to offer crowded the venue taking selfies with these popular Japanese figures. Later on this month they will have a Da Vinci Code themed party, called “The Sir Teen Code.” We have no idea what this means, but we are definitely intrigued by whomever comes up with this stuff.

Sir Teen
Daily 9pm-late. 6 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District (8821 9999)
700m southeast of Dongsishitiao (Line 2)

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