The Sanlitun area has a reputation for being a magnet for the young party crowd. Janes and Hooch, though by no means stuffy, is a more a more stylish and mature alternative to most other watering holes in the neighborhood. Its owners label it an "urban saloon," which is reflected by a design featuring rich wood-paneling and polished brass accents. The bar's name is derived from jocular slang for women and booze, and while they can't promise the former, the owners certainly deliver on the latter. House specialties are modern takes on classics, spiced up with local and seasonal ingredients. Weekends can be crowded, so come early if you want to grab a good table.
Address: Gongti Beilu, just east of Sanlitun South Road.