Like most large cities there are many different nightlife areas in Beijing. One of the best known is SanLiTun. Including some of Beijing’s biggest and best clubs with many smaller bars and hundreds of restaurants there’s a reason it’s so famous.
The Houhai lake area is a little slower paced. There are a variety of bars around the lake with outdoor seating often with live music acts.
Nanluoguxiang is not so much a bar street as a fashionable Hutong culture zone that offers a gathering of delicious food, bars, coffee and creative shops. However it is also connected to the Gu Luo area where some of Beijing’s trendiest hangouts can be found.