The Distillery by Capital Spirits
Speakeasy Style Bar in Gulou
This speakeasy was brought to Beijing by the same team behind Capital Spirits. The latter does Chinese-style liquors, while Distillery specializes in Western spirits. The house spirits (made in the giant copper contraption on the first floor) should be your first port of call, but their classic cocktails are strong with clear, heady flavors. The surroundings remind you of a tiny Victorian warehouse plopped deep within the hutongs.
By Lisa Gay
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