YEN’s Epic Great Wall Parties
YEN parties are always packed out and guaranteed awesome nights that you vaguely remember the next morning as a blur of music, drinks and good times, but YEN’s parties on the Great Wall are epic.
Friends of mine are still reminiscing about the 2005 Great Wall Party to this very day. So as YEN reaches its 8th Anniversary, they are “taking it back to the roots” where YEN first started on the Great Wall and throw a big blowout bash that guarantees to be a legendary party.
“YEN’s 8 years of experience will keep you sweating and moving like jagged peaks until we’re welcomed to the dawn of another year of seismic ritual in Beijing.”
Death Cab for Cutie (Press Photo by Danny Clinch)
People have been going nuts for American Indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie tickets since word first got out that they’d be coming to China this year and thanks to JUE | Music + Art Festival, the Splitworks team has brought the arrival of Death Cab for Cutie for two performances in Shanghai (March 9) and Beijing (March 10)!
Beijing’s performance will be held at the 3rd floor of Tango at 8PM on Saturday, March 10 and pre-sale tickets are available now! See below for ticket sale info.
Think you’ve got what it takes to beat out Beijing’s top whiz master? Think you’re the king of utterly useless, random trivia knowledge? (JUST KIDDING, I revoke my comment about trivia knowledge being useless as I’m sure you can find great use with random facts.)
In any case, I know how seriously hard-core Beijingers get when it comes to pub quizzes – there’s a reason why every freakin’ pub in Beijing hosts their own pub quiz night. So now you can put your knowledge to the test and come out for the ultimate pub quiz of the year – theBeijinger’s Annual Charity Super Quiz, the holy grail of pub quizzes with “tougher questions than ever” and all proceeds going to Ping An Medical Foster Home.
Hosted at Chocolate Club this Sunday, December 11, doors open at 6PM and questions start at 7:30PM. Round up your dream whiz team (tables are limited to teams of 10) and tickets cost RMB 100 including a free drink.
I admit that this was my very first time to Lush. And before this weekend, I had only been out to the Wu once in the 5 years I’ve been in Beijing. I have nothing against Wudaokou, but it is student-central and it’s a RMB 60+ cab ride from my Chaoyang hood.
Before going into Lush, I had pinned it down as something similar to the student hang-outs in Sanlitun like Nanjie, Kai Bar, Shooters…I was not expecting to stumble upon such a cool joint! Lush is open 24/7 and it is packed 24/7 - mostly with students but the vibe is chill and full of energy at the same time. I realize these are too opposites, but yet it works. People are chilled-out while still having a great time because they feel at home when they come to Lush. I even overheard someone telling their friend that they call Lush their second home.
Located up the stairs from a bookstore, the staircase is lined with fun polaroid photos of party people and inside, the tables are full, the vibe is buzzing, the drinks are strong, the food is good, everything is half the price of Sanlitun/CBD and I instantly understand exactly why Lush is a Wu institution that continues to reign supreme in this student-run neighborhood.
After staying in Friday night to recover from Hatsune’s 10 Year Anniversary the night before, I was in the mood for adventure Saturday morning. I was up for anything as long as nature and physical activity were both part of the equation.
There are a few good people in Beijing I can consistently count on to be both spontaneous and outdoorsy and this time, I was lucky enough to tag along for a day of fun with none other than Pizza and Burger King Jade Gray (co-owner of Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory, and the man behind both Lush and Pyro Pizza in Wudaokou). One of my favorite people in Beijing, Jade is freakin hilarious and is always on-the-go whether he’s traveling, exploring or on a mission to just get out of Beijing for a day.
Thanks to Jade, I got my fix of the great outdoors as we zoom zoomed out of Beijing on his motorbike.
theBeijinger knows just how much we Beijingers all love burgers.
Now it’s find to find the King of Beijing’s burgers by pitting off various restaurants in Beijing from the famous Blue Frog, Lush in WuDaoKou, Fatburger, Let’s Burger, fast food joints like Burger King and Hollywood to fine dining restaurants like One East (Hilton) and Maison Boulud.
Sadly, I am ashamed to admit that there are even a few restaurants listed I have not yet tested out! I will make a conscious effort to change this and try out Burgers & Beer in Shunyi, Lush and La Bamba in WuDaoKou and Lily’s American Diner in Shuangjing.
theBeijinger is switching things up in more ways than one.
Already beginning the initial phases of their magazine face-lift, theBeijinger most recently announced that voting for their 7th
Annual Reader Bar & Club Awards have commenced. This year, they have not only revised their nomination categories, voters can now choose their first, second and third favorite in ranking order (out of 8-13 choices) for every category.
theBeijinger 2010 Bar Awards Categories this year include:
- Best Cocktails
- Best Individual Cocktail
- Best Cheap Drinks
- Most Reliable Drinks
- Best Whiskey Bar
- Best Wine
- Best Beer
- Best Bartender
- Best Daily Happy Hour
- Best Ladies Night
- Best Regular Event
- Best Quiz Night
- Best Live Rock Venue
- Best Live Jazz Venue
- Most Beautiful People
- Friendliest Crowd
- Best Service
- Best Place to Find a Date
- Best Place to Bring a Date
- Sexiest Bar Staff
- Best Bar Food
- Best Late-Night Dining
- Best Hotel bar
- Best Student Hangout
- Best Nightclub
- Best Sportsbar
- Best Lounge
- Best Place for Dancing
- Best Business Networking
- Best Hidden Gem
- Best After-Hours Club
- Best Party of the Year
- Best New Bar/Club
- Bar/Club of the Year