Resting on the 12th floor of the New World Hotel, Yin Bar is introducing a “modern Oriental” ambience to Chongwenmen to class up your cocktail sipping experiences this summer. This 1,100-meter lounge is sure to attract hoards of local socialites interested in getting buzzed with an elevated view of one of Beijing’s fastest growing commercial areas.

Yin Bar’s design reflects the aesthetics of Beijing’s hutongs and courtyards, but is filtered by high-end architectural themes of modernist simplicity. Chinese style calligraphy brushes line the entryway leading you to the main room where musicians and DJs entertain nightly.

You’ll likely find most of Yin’s clientele on their large terrace, filled with sleek, comfy furniture and warm amber lighting. The cocktail and spirit menus have everything you could thirst for and a short list of specialties like their very own Long Island variation called the Long Yin Iced Tea (RMB 60). Equal parts potent and sweet, and featuring a dash of herbal tea, this was surprisingly easy to swig and a dangerous addition to their arsenal of mixes. The beer selection is overall not very impressive, consisting mainly of overpriced Qingdao (RMB 45) and various imports in bottles and on draft (RMB 40).

Yin Bar
Tue-Thu, 6pm-1.30am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-2.30am. 12/F, New World Beijing Hotel, 8 Qinian Dajie, Dongcheng District (5960 8866)

Also try: Mesh, Atmosphere

Photos: Ken

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