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“One of Beijing's best live music venues” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mao Livehouse

Mao Livehouse
NO.111 Gulou East Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
010-64025080
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Ranked #263 of 1,463 things to do in Beijing
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Beijing, China
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“One of Beijing's best live music venues”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you're backpacking around Gulou Dajie & Nanluoguxiang / studying / working here, try catch a few of the local and sometimes international acts that play here. Great place to meet expats and locals, especially around JUE music & art festival etc, lots of stuff happening there at that time. I saw Baths there a little while back, and they hosted Grimes and Mac DeMarco last year too.

Visited March 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Mao livehouse rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to see some concerts of Chinese (but also foreign) bands this is one of the places you should check out. They have all styles of music, Punk, oi, ska, Rockabilly, Metal, etc. The beer is cheap, the people are nice. It is one of the places where you can see really good bands in a more familiar setting.

Visited April 2014
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“Metal night at Mao Livehouse (Beijing)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I read about this place on internet looking for the Beijing's Metal scene. There I found a concert of the Army of the Jade Kirin (chinese industrial metal band) and I had one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had in China. The place is like a little garage with walls painted in black and it has a huge stage at the backdoor. The sound system is great, beers are served cold (in Beijing this is not a widespread habit), people are kind and friendly even if they speak very little english. If during your Beijing stay you want to experience something different from usual, don't miss Mao Livehouse.

Visited January 2013
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“Good venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphear, good bands, ok soundsystem, pretty cheap beer, cheap entrance fees, cool people, some annoyingly loud americans... What more could you ask for?

I will definitely go check out some other bands there soon!

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“Neat venue, good bands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I went to mao livehouse on the recommendation of some locals that I know. It was about a block away from the hotel I was staying in (hutongren courtyard hotel- highly recommended). The neighborhood is great- lots of restaurants, bars, streetfood, shopping all around. the band that I saw was My Little Airport but I heard that it has a lot of black metal and european bands which would have been interesting to see as well.

Visited November 2012
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