As more venues start to reopen, more deals are surfacing to lure you from your very comfy couch. Below is a selection of events and promotions that Beijing’s bars and restaurants are offering to get you through the door without breaking the bank.
Before you head out, be aware that the majority of venues are still operating with some combination of dining restrictions (50 percent capacity, X number of customers per table, X amount of space per tables, etc.), so we’d recommend calling ahead to make sure they’re amenable to your specific requirements.
Finally, since our last update, Xingfucun’s Anchor 2.0 has unfortunately been unable to weather the fiscal storm that is the coronavirus, shuttering on Wednesday (read their full statement here), while TRB Hutong, Opera Bombana, Beersmith, Migas Mercado, Centro, Great Leap #12, Nanjie, QS, Pie Squared, Atmosphere and The Red Chamber (at China World Summit Wing), and Made in China (at the Grand Hyatt) have all reopened. Go show them your support!
Taco Bar – All-hours taco happy hour
Courtyard 4’s Taco Bar, since it’s reopening this Tuesday, are likely to be seeing obscene numbers of people trying to get through their doors, and their extended happy hour tacos aren’t likely to help. They’re currently running at 15 people max., three per table, so make sure to book ahead or prepare to stand around for a very long time.
Boxing Cat – Daily happy hour deals
Boxing Cat has a huge range of daily deals, including weekday happy (Tue-Fri, 4-7pm, RMB 35 beers and drinks), RMB 35 all-day happy hour on Mondays, BOGOF burgers on Wednesdays, and free-flow brunch for RMB 150 on Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm. Click through for the full list.
Beersmith at Hotel Jen – Daily deals
Beersmith reopened on Monday along with their regular happy hour deals, including BOGOF beer and cocktails from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays, and all Beersmith beer for RMB 35 from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Click through above to see details on their takeaway beer service and a range of daily deals, including your choice of a veggie dish and a beer for RMB 98 on meat-free Mondays and two free beers with every steak on Tuesdays. If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you can also try their daily lunch waimai deal from RMB 35.
Moka Bros – Discounts and a lucky draw
There are still a few days left to take advantage of Moka Bros’ 40 percent off deal on their best-selling dishes. If you miss out, don’t worry as they’ll begin a 50 percent off a drink of your choice (smoothies, teas, coffees, and juices) with purchase of any main, including power bowls, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Also, if you order online, before Apr 16, you’ll automatically be entered into a draw to win a pair of Apple AirPods.
Tribe – Lunch sets
Tribe is offering deals on two lunch sets, available weekdays 11am-2.30pm: RMB 68 for an Americano plus a wrap, sandwich, grain bowl (their Spring Break Salad is pictured at top), or noodle, or RMB 88 for a small salad plus a wrap, sandwich, grain bowl, or noodle.
Red Lobster – Daily deals
Head to Red Lobster throughout the week and indulge on deals like endless shrimp Tuesdays for RMB 158, date night dinner for two for RMB 248, or even a build-your-own feast on Thursdays for RMB 198.
Side Street – BOGOF burgers
Side Street is once again open and drawing in fans with the return of their BOGOF burger deal on Mondays from 5pm onwards. All you need to do is buy any drink to unlock the deal.
Jing-A – Free beer with pizza and half-price ribs and wings
While Dongchengers keenly await the reopening of Jing-A’s Longfusi venue, the brewery is keeping the party alive by delivering two free bottles of beer with every pizza delivered. If you dine in at their Xingfucun venue on Tuesdays, feast on half-price ribs and wings with the purchase of any alcoholic beverage.
Gung Ho! Pizza – Two-for-one pizza and half-price salads
Every Tuesday, if you order pizza in-store at Gung Ho, you’ll receive a second pizza on the house. For deliveries, you’ll also get 20 percent off. However, we recommend going in between 5-8pm as you’ll also be rewarded with their daily two-for-one draft beers. Also, on Mondays, all salads are 50 percent off so that you can start the week right.
Q Mex and Q Mex Taqueria – Daily deals
Q Mex and Q Mex Taqueria continue their daily deals on half-price tacos, burritos, pizzas, nachos, and steak and chicken depending on which day you choose as well as all-day happy hour prices on selected cocktails and beers.
El Barrio – Daily deals
Nali Patio Mexican eatery El Barrio is also awash with daily deals, including half-price taco Mondays, half-price fajita Tuesdays, half-price frozen margarita Wednesdays, and half-price quesadilla Thursdays (pictured above). They also continue their three-hour Mexican brunch every weekend from midday to 3pm with free-flow frozen margaritas, sangrias, and cocktails as well as a selection of Mexican brunch plates.
Burger Box – Wine and Dine in the Box
Burger Box will hold their final Dine in the Box event this Friday and Saturday, transforming the casual day-time burger joint into a high-dining night out courtesy of Mosto’s Alex Molina and Daniel Urdaneta. This weekend’s one-off set menu includes five courses for RMB 450 per person as well as wine available by the bottle and by the glass. Seats a super limited so make sure to book ahead. Check out the menu in full by clicking through above.
Slow Boat – New spring brunch
Swing by Slow Boat’s Sanlitun Brewpub on Saturday and Sundays, 11am-3pm to try their all-new spring-inspired menu, including classics like homemade hashbrowns, blue cheese omelet, a vegan plate, pumpkin pancakes, or their signature spicy fried chicken and waffles. Wash it down with DIY mimosas.
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