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“Still the best view in town”
Review of Atmosphere Bar

Atmosphere Bar
Ranked #45 of 12,890 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $157
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Guomao
Description: A destination bar in Beijing on Level 80, Atmosphere is a beacon of style. The dramatic backdrop of the Beijing cityscape is framed by a ceiling resembling a constellation of delicate stars. Atmosphere has a collection of single malts and uses only the freshest ingredients in the cocktail concoction. The distinguished tradition of bartending is rejuvenated by Atmosphere's vibrant live musical entertainment.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The cigar lounge of Atmosphere is my usual spot to enjoy a nice whiskey with cigar. Ask the bar tender to mix a cocktail for you.....you will be pleased what they can create out of fruits, juice and.....alcohol :-)

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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I never thought I would match quality and selection compared to Grand Havana Room in NYC. You get what you pay for, and that is the case here. Best location, best views, best people watching, best service in Beijing. Highly recommend if you find yourself in beijing.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Went there for a few drinks on Monday 22nd July after a busy few days of work meetings. All was going well (apart from it being a bit smokey in the non-smoking area). We were asked to pay as they were closing which we did, in cash. 15 or so minutes after we paid another bartender comes to us with a fake 100 yuan note saying it was ours. We found that odd as we were all from overseas and the money we had was from the bureau de change/cash point. A couple of us could speak mandarin and we explained that it couldn't be ours as the money we had came from the bank (we hadn't broken any notes or received any as change) and all the money we gave was old and crumply vs the crisp new note he came back with. He was having none of it and got quite irritated so we just changed it (keep it as souvenir). We found it odd that he didn't call the police (it's a crime?!!). 5 minutes later he comes back with another note, the same thing!!! Again we explained that this was not ours. We left swiftly and we were quite scared as this clearly seems like some targeting of foreign gullible tourists. We wanted to call the cops but in hindsight it's a good job we didn't as it would have been our word (foreigners) against theirs (Chinese). Like in any other country fake money is about but you don't expect to get this when you get it from the bank. Above all, this was not we would expect from a bar at the Shangri-La. Very disappointed and will never go there again and will make sure to mention this to my work colleagues and friends.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Atmosphere is the tallest bar in Beijing. It has great drinks and pretty decent service. However, I've been there a few times and something weird always happens. Once our waitress insisted that we already paid for our bottle of champagne when we didn't. If we were dishonest people we would have just left but no, we argued with her for a bit until she realized that she made a mistake. Another time there were a group of drunk loud Chinese guys who insisted on harassing us and taking photos. It was pretty annoying.

Thank Wilhelmina Y
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The only place I have been with more expensive drinks is Singapore; the drink menu is fantastic (I've been a few times) but be prepared for sticker shock!

Forget about a "view", it Beijing and the air is atrocious so the smog limits your visibility to a few km at the most ... that and the windows are quite narrow so you will need to reserve a window table to enjoy anything.

The "atmosphere" is quite nice, you are barely in "Beijing" given the fact the place is ~50% foreigners. This bar has probably the best ventilation I have experienced for a chain smoking establishment ... virtually everyone smokes cigars or cigarettes but the air is decent. The music / live band is a little loud for a private business conversation, however, that being said the American band is pretty good, as is the DJ who replaces them after midnight.

If you want a slightly less noisy place to sit the "cigar room" is closed off with glass and the air is a little better as well (I know that sounds counter intuitive). The cigar room is also a little better lit.

I haven't tried to the food but it looks good being served.

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