Beijing hutong rooftops

Discover some of the best of hutong rooftops.

10/12/20223 min read

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Below is our 1st wave of recommendations for rooftops in the hutongs to enjoy. This wave mostly focuses on rooftops to relax with a drink with or without a mate, to do some remote work, read a book or just have a hard chill. Hutong Rooftops 2.0 will include rooftops to enjoy good food.

Phoenix Coffee

Address: 五道营胡同63号
Wudaoying hutong has array of cafes with quality coffee. It is also the hutong with the most amount of open rooftops. This sweet one is definitely worth a visit. Big recommendation is to just wonder down wudaoying and see what you can discover.

Still Water

Address: 鼓楼东大街69东城区
An absolute treat on the east gulou street. East of the drum tower. Really nice spot for some work.


Address: 鼓楼大街70号
Big rooftop and they're always open to reservations.

Old World

Address: 东城区罗车胡同68号
Very cool new cafe hidden in the beixinqiao hutongs. A classic hutong hipster spot.


Address: 南阳胡同6号
Awesome spot for a day drinking session. They have lots of live music & jazz vinyls. Cool spot.

Sugar Bar

Address: 什刹海东沿22号庆云楼三层
Without a doubt the best view of shichahai. An incredible view of gulou behind and on a clear day you can see the CBD, as well as the mountains surrounding Beijing.

Toast at the Orchid

Address: 宝钞胡同65号
Great location, great food, great people. Perfect spot for an aperol spritz. This spot will get a 2nd mention in Hutong Rooftops 2.0.


Address: 协作胡同40号8
Perfect spot for a day of work or an afternoon of reading. Also right next to 3 little pigs, one of the best burger joints in Beijing.


Address: 旧鼓楼大街51号
The vibes here are straight up holiday vibes. They are open for big group reservations for parties.


Address: 妙应寺白塔 - 阜成门内大街 171号
Wow, what a view.

Mplus coffice

Address: 北新桥板桥南巷7号
For a quiet chill & coffee.

Many of our Beijing tours and experiences include stops at a nice cafe, especially those hidden in the hutongs.

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