Drink Deals

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Get more renhao for your renminbi with Beijing drink deals. Check out these daily (Monday to Sunday), weekday (Monday to Friday), weekend (Saturday and Sunday only) and weekly (once per seven days) specials.

Prices can change, places can close without notice, I sometimes make typos, and so on, thus it pays to check before you go. Also, this is a work in progress and limited mostly to deals I’ve tried. I realize there are many other options out there, so if you have one to recommend, leave a comment or let me know at beijingboyce (at) yahoo.com.

(By the way, the heart symbol denotes deals I like most. Also check out some weekly food deals here and lunch options here.)


Note: Union Bar & Grille will close for good on August 20 and is offering happy hour prices from opening to 8 PM daily until that fateful day.

DAILY: ALL WEEK LONG

11 AM-9 PM

Q Mex | Beer and cocktail discounts you can pair with the half-price food specials from Monday to Thursday. Grab a seat at the bar, high tables or lounge areas.

11 AM-7 PM

Home Plate | House spirits half-price, five-bottle beer buckets 元100 to 元125, and cocktails and house wine 元10 off.

4-8 PM

♥ Union Bar & Grille | Draft Guinness at 元35, wine from 元48 (big pours!), cocktails from 元35, and more. Has a comfy three-sided bar where you can park, forget your cares, and watch sports or cheesy music videos. (Note: Union will close for good on August 20 so it is now offering happy hour prices daily from opening to 8 PM.)

4-8 PM

The Local | Drinks like Long Islands, Mojitos and Margaritas 元35 to 元40, well drinks at 元25 and discounts on beer. Go Wednesday and also enjoy three-kuai wings.

4-8 PM

Blue Frog | Buy one, get one on beer, cocktails and house wine and pours, plus juice and soft drinks. Check for the location nearest you.

4-7 PM

Ramo | Discounts on a trio of pitchers—Special Sangria, Not Your Typical Housewife’s Iced Tea, and Watermelon Basil Sucker Punch.

4-7 PM

Moka Bros | 元30 cocktails, house wine, including bubbly, and Tsingtao. Feel healthy by drinking Bloody Marys.

5-9 PM

Yin on 12 at New World Hotel. Half-price cocktails with views of the Forbidden City.

5-8 PM

Q Bar | Tasty drinks, a relaxed rooftop and an enticing buy one, get one free deal. Martinis, Mojitos and Manhattans, with prices from 元50 for a pair.

5-8 PM

♥ Centro | Buy one, get one cocktails at this veteran Kerry Center bar. Two martinis for 元80 is solid value.

5-8 PM

♥ Nashville | The two-for-one whisky deals ranks among the city’s best, given a wide range of choices and mix and match options. Deals on beers and other drinks, too.

5-7 PM

Pop-Up Beijing | House wine—red, white and rose—at 元35 per glass. Enjoy a few while staring at shiny things like chandeliers and ceramics.

6-9 PM

Modernista | 元35 seasonal cocktails in the hutongs.

6-8 PM

♥ Mokihi | 元20 off cocktails at one of the city’s best hideaways. Settle into one of the dozen or so seats at the bar and enjoy a few.

7-9 PM

Janes & Hooch | Buy one, get one select cocktails. Quality drinks.

8-11 PM

Sugar Shack | Get pitchers of beer and buy two, get one cocktails, not including “fish bowls” in Wudaokou.

8-10 PM

Lush | Seven Tsingtaos for 元90, plus deals of cocktails, mixed drinks and other beers.

11 PM-close

Cafe de la Poste | Buy one, get one local draft at a place where ‘close’ often means well into the wee hours of the morning.

Midnight-02 AM

Modernista | 元10 shots.


WEEKDAYS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY

2-8 PM

Paddy O’Shea’s  | 30 percent off most drinks, plus a buy one, get one deal on well drinks and local and Tiger beer.

2-8 PM

4 Corners | Double well drinks for 元50, bucket of six Tigers for 元100, or six 333 Bia Saigon or Corona for 元150.

4-5 PM

Paddy O’Shea’s  | ‘Crazy Irish Hour‘ at means buy one, get one on all Irish beverages, including Guinness, Kilkenny, Murphy’s, Baileys, Magners, whiskey and more.

4-8 PM

♥ Beer Mania |  Eight Belgian draft beers at half-price—元25 Chimay Red!—plus assorted bottle specials.

5-8 PM

Morton’s | Half-price martinis—check to see which spirits count for the discount.

5-7 PM

Arrow Factory | 元10 off draft beers just off Wudaoying Hutong.

5-7 PM

Jing-A Taproom | 元10 off draft beers (except Monday), which works well with the rmb30 chili night on Wednesdays. From 5 PM.

5-7 PM

Tuk Tuk in Fangjia Hutnog | Buy one, get one free deal on bottled beer.

6-8 PM

Atmosphere | Free-flow cocktails for 元188 in the city’s highest bar. (Does not include promotional or ‘Renaissance’ cocktails.)  Bring a little extra because there is 10 percent service charge and 6 percent value-added tax. Til the end of 2016.


WEEKENDS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

2-6 PM

Paddy O’Shea’s | 30 percent off most drinks, plus a buy one, get one deal on well drinks and local and Tiger beer.

3 PM-close

Ramo | Discounts on a trio of pitchers—Special Sangria, Not Your Typical Housewife’s Iced Tea, and Watermelon Basil Sucker Punch.

5-7 PM

Beer Mania | Eight Belgian draft beers at half-price along with assorted bottle specials.

10 PM-late (Friday and Saturday nights)

Q Mex | 元10 tequila shots, 元20 Coronas.


DAILY SPECIALS

SUNDAY

XL | Buy one, get one drinks (except Guinness).

Taco Bar | Paloma or Sangria pitchers for 元100, noon to 5 PM.

MONDAY

Bungalow Tiki Bar | Drinks that start with “M” at 元40 each.

TUESDAY

♥ Union Bar & Grille | All-day happy hour at this getaway in Swire (Taikooli) Sanlitun Village south. (Note: Union will close on August 20.)

Pop-Up Beijing | Happy hour prices—元35 per glass—from 5 PM for this venue’s weekly movie night.

Taco Bar | Get a “boozy drink”, get a free taco, 5 PM to close.

Paddy O’Shea’s | Free-flow local beer for 元98.

8-Bit | 元30 cocktails, 元20 big bottles of Kirin, and more.

Cafe de la Poste | House wine for 元20 per glass, 元88 per bottle. 7-10:30 PM.

Wednesday

♥ Bungalow Tiki Bar: All-night happy hour. Get freaky at Tiki.

Taco Bar | Get a “boozy drink”, get a taco free, 5 PM to close.

Thursday

Paddy O’Shea’s | All-day happy hour—30 percent off—on over 20 ciders.

Taco Bar | Get a “boozy drink”, get a taco free, 5 PM to close.

Friday

XL | Happy hour drinks all night.

Saturday

Taco Bar | Paloma or Sangria pitchers for 元100, noon to 5 PM.


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