Wendy, the youngest and hippest bartender in Q Bar, makes it happen with her cute rebelliousness. The black tie affirms her professional credentials while anchoring the abrasiveness in her gaze. Her attitude is what makes it.
Q Bar makes the best cocktails of any bar in Beijing and it also has the widest selection. Highlights include the frozen daiquiris, all types of martini, and the Q Bar signature drinks. They will know what you mean if you say” “rusty nail”. The prices are almost on an international level, reflecting the better service and presumably real booze. The crowd is almost exclusively foreign and the bar doesn’t have anything particularly “Beijing” about it, aside from Wendy, and the view of high-rises outside. It is good place to hang out if you live in Beijing, since the only other places with real cocktails tend to be hotel bars. If you are visiting, I would recommend checking out more atmospheric places like Lan, Suzie Wang, Bed Bar, Rockstar, and Salud.