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The Local Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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4 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (Formerly Brussels Bar & Restaurant)
Name/address in local language
+86 10 6591 9525
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly an expat bar, but good beer, good food and a decent atmosphere with a selection of sports on tap to view.

Thank ChrisWalder
Beijing, China
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a typical American-style bar packed almost every night. Great selection of beers, cocktails and food. Stay indoors and play some games, or sit outside. It is up to you

Thank rdinbj
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I often say the local is like the Applebee's of Beijing, and I mean that in the BEST way possible. It's a home away from home - not flashy, cultured, or sophisticated - but it's reliable and it's comfortable. Also FYI: everyone who visits Beijing needs to try a Naughty Pear... Life. Changing.

1 Thank berr520
Dovje, Slovenia
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is the place to come for an excellent beer and watch sports. And not only that. There are happy hour deals and well priced food. Good selection of beers. I have mostly eaten burgers here (classic cheese burger and avocado burgers). They were both tasty, meat was done as it should be. Note that usually the place is not... More 

Thank matevzh
Local_Kenn, Owner at The Local Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for your kind words and feedback. I'm glad you had a good experience despite the service. I'm recently back in Beijing and doing what I can to train the waitstaff up both in terms of speed and friendliness. In the meantime, thanks for being patient with us. I hope that next time you're in you'll notice an improvement!... More 

Beijing, China
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The bar is nice however when busy difficult to get a table inside for the air conditioning. The range of beers is great including local beers on Tap and Cider. I have now visited 3 times and the Cheese Burger is very good, (in my top 5 for Beijing). And in summer the draft cider is very good. Recomend a... More 

Thank beijing-nigel
Nova Scotia, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This place has come a long way in 2 years! And I mean a long way! New branding, new upstairs patio and a new menu. My husband, the non salad eater, won't stop telling people, (sometimes strangers) how good the Blue Cheese and Apple Salad is. Personally I'm a fan of the Hummus Wrap, that comes with a healthy dose... More 

Thank krista24
Local_Kenn, Owner at The Local Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We have put a lot of work into improvements and it means a lot to us to hear that our guests notice! I've been on vacation overseas for a month, so I'm also glad to hear that team have been doing a good job while I've been out of town. I'll be back... More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Recommend the almond mudslide they are amazing good English speaking staff also and very friendly a lil hard to find but worth finding :)

1 Thank Jessi-leigh B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Let me start at the beginning. I crave authentic buffalo wings more then any other food. I was mesmerized that this place carries my favorite beer and buffalo wings. There is a LARGE variety of cheap drinks during happy hour and anything from steaks to bar food and pizza. There is a pool table which is free to play at...... More 

2 Thank Matthew M
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Read a lot of good reviews so went there with some expectations. The place is nice, the atmosphere is cool until it gets too crowded but the food was really disappointing. The hamburger was uneatable. Maybe our expectations were too high. We will not come again.

Thank Bruge88
Local_Kenn, Owner at The Local Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi there! I'm not sure how we let you down, and I know you said you won't come again, but I hope you'd be willing to give us a second try. I wish I had known you were dissatisfied with your meal. I care very much about my guests' experience with us and would have done my best to make... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Went twice there, had some-not-so-cheap beer, but didn't find it inviting enough for eating. Once there was so cold inside, that everybody were sitting in their winter jackets. I'll not going third time and that's a pity, cause the location it's very convenient to me.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Local_Kenn, Owner at The Local Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi there- I'd like to respond to you more personally, but for some reason your name comes up as "A TripAdvisor Member." Anyhow, I am sorry you didn't find The Local inviting. Since we aim to make you feel like you're visiting our home, I can only guess that your bad experience was an unfortunate result of the current renovations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $70
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (Formerly Brussels Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6591 9525
Formerly known as Brussels Bar & Restaurant, The Local is a pub that focuses not only on the nightlife aspect, but also on great western fare.With over 400 square meters across two floors, The Local also functions as an events space, with the second floor often being rented out while the first floor continues to serve as a pub for regular customers. The Local also caters for parties and can provide bartenders and alcohol for your own events.Multiple flat screen televisions and a large, 3 meter projection screen makes The Local an ideal space for watching sports, screening movies and showing presentations.The Local also stays open late, with full kitchen service until 3am on weekdays, and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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