The new Q: Beijing bar veteran almost ready for relaunch


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Work is coming along nicely on the new Q Bar atop the Eastern Inn in Sanlitun South. Look for a new color scheme, an upgrade on that super long bar, and a shift from the Edison lighting that has become the default at most every other watering hole in Beijing.

Owner George Zhou and his partners plan to have this place open within a week or two. I stopped by yesterday as the workers were finishing the paint job, removing the construction materials and installing the lights. I’m told this weekend will see the new floor go in and fridges pulled from their crates and installed.

As with the former Q, there will also be a rooftop patio with a 270-degree view, although it will only be about half to two-thirds of the former size during this first summer of the relaunch. More details to come as the launch of the new Q nears.

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These lights are a nightmare to assemble.
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