The heart of expat nightlife is the centrally located Sanlitun Village, where newcomer Apothecary (drinks for two, $22) is shaking up local cocktail culture with creative concoctions and house-made mixers. Try the "secret Earl Grey," Beefeater gin finished off with pomelo-lavender bitters.
81 Sanlitun Bei Rd.
Nali Patio, 3rd floor, D302
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 6pm - 1am