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Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Bar, Pub
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ChaoYang District SanLiTun Bar Street 81 , NaLi HuaYuan 3 Floor 4, Beijing, China
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Nice cocktail bar

Great attention given to the preparation of our drinks! The place has a very nice athmosphere for a late-night bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Bar scene
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English first
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Used to be a happening place but seemed to be on a slow and steady decline for over a year and a half. Bad sign when a place says "cash only". Even worse when they have a sign in the window saying they are no longer in business!

1 Thank WaynePod
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great attention given to the preparation of our drinks! The place has a very nice athmosphere for a late-night bar.

Thank Mark39
Beijing, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Apothecary is my favorite bar in Beijing. Their cocktails are unparalleled, especially their "death in the afternoon", modeled after Jake Barnes' drink in Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". The food is spectacular. I've eaten there twice and both duck dishes have been phenomenal. The first time I went, there was a thunderstorm that knocked out all the power, yet somehow,... More 

1 Thank carlotus13
Prato, Italia
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363 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've walked a few times in front of Apothecary and it was always super busy. I ge in the following day during weekdays when it was more quite. Atmosphere is very nice and attendant also very good. A nice list of cocktails very unique. VERY NICE

Thank Maurizio S
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Great place if you want to wait 20 min for your overpriced cocktails on a week night despite plenty of staff. Fancy, complicated drinks menu but traditional cocktails (gin/tonic, Bloody Mary) not available.

Thank ThenTryThis
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We went there on Saturday night, but quite late, it was not too crowded and by the time we ordered a drink (the cocktail list is one to study!) the spot at the bar became available, so we moved there. It's certainly nicer to sit at the bar, feels cozy and there is a bit more light, because the room... More 

1 Thank PurpleDegree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I was there with my friends... Good atmosphere, good cocktails... Sanlitun doesn't have too much places where you can drink good alcohol for not so cheap pricese. So this place is one of this ....

Thank Kramarskaya
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unfortunately for a venue that used to be so well supported and a frequent place for a martini or a cocktail after work, it has gone down hill dismally..............even if you want to settle in for a few drinks after work, you need to go elsewhere in search of food, not even any bar snacks to tide you over for... More 

Thank BeijingTrix
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Service was incredibly slow, which is understandable on a busy night, not at 6:30pm on a Tuesday when there was only one other group in the bar. There also seemed to be a problem about my group sitting at two tables - again surprising given how empty the place was. Drinks were fine - the mixologist there knows how to... More 

Thank tsferguson
Tianjin, China
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Apothecary has by far the best cocktails in Beijing, they have a great selection and use quality ingredients. The bar staff really know their stuff, we were served by Luke who took such care and precision when preparing our drinks. It does take time to get your drinks but it's certainly worth the wait. We did not try the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ChaoYang District SanLiTun Bar Street 81 , NaLi HuaYuan 3 Floor 4, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: 010-52086040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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