Admittedly, we’ve never spotted all that many local Chinese here, as it seems to be the bar of choice for hutong-dwelling expats. Don’t let that put you off. The barman Phil knows how to make a fruity drink that packs a punch. Tell him what you are looking for, and he delivers with humble aplomb. If arriving as a group, do order the flaming volcano, but don’t expect to be able to enjoy much beyond that. And yes, you did just see an armored dog break into the bar. He actually belongs to the bar a few doors down.