Plan your Beijing tour? If you travel Beijing in July and August, the Beijing’s rainy season, you will expect muggy weather – hot, humid and feverish. But your encounter with the uncomfortable weather is offset by colorful activities on Beijing summer’s evenings – Bars, Cafes, Night Snacks Markets and etc.
Drinking cold beer is a passion warmly received by local residents. As a foreign visitor, why not join them to get rid of the heat and mix with the lcals. there are tons of outlets for cafes and bars. Drinking cold beer is very much popular here in Beijing on a hot evening.
Unlike westerners, we Chinese like to eat a lot while drinking. So some of the beer bars in Beijing are a kind of combination of night snack market and beer outlet. You order beer and at the same time you buy a variety of food from numerous food stalls in an outddor beer outlet.
Last night, we went to Chengxiang Beer Garden, which is located in front of Chengxiang Suppermarket Xiaotun in Fengtai District, Beijing.
“Chengxiang” literally means “Urban and Rural”, a short form of a famous local department chain company known as Beijing Urban-Rural Trade Centre Co. Ltd.. This company group has set up several franchises and directly owned and controlled department stores or supermarkets in and around Beijing.
Chengxiang Suppermarket Xiaotun is Chengxiang’s newest investment. Chengxiang Beer Garden is just a by-product of Chengxiang Suppermarket Xiaotun.
Each night Chengxiang Beer Garden is alive with a great number of beer drinkers coming here to kill their dull and hot night time in summer time. They have black beer and yellow beer of Tsingtao contained in big 3 liter Beer Towers.
We five people ordered 3 liter black beer towers and also a table of dishes including caryfishes, Skewered lamb kebab, baked fishes, salted peanuts, boiled green beans and many more.
We talked about our company business, common life and the current situation. Time went fast! The 6pm – 10pm beer dinking ended to our great satisfaction. Life is beautiful after all though there exists unavoidable sadness and difficulty in our lives past and ahead.
Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours:
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites
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