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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Carsick Cars

Punky noise rock trio Carsick Cars formed in 2005 and released their first album in 2007, which was produced by P.K.14 frontman Haisong. They toured Europe with Sonic Youth in 2007, and have been part of various other projects including Snapline, (Li Qing and Li Weisi are its founding members) whose debut album was produced by Public Image Ltd. drummer Martin Atkins. Birdstriking’s He Fan is the group’s bassist.

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Beijing, CN
An alleyway rooftop bar on a nameless street in Gulou. Bar in the front, beer fridges in the back, and an eclectic selection of music helmed by bar owner Wang Ziheng. Expect everything from avant-garde Classical and jazz, to Japanese psychedelic rock and more. There's also a selection of whisky, house-made sangria, and light bites.
77 Xiao Jing Chang Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009
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School Bar
Bar and live venue for rock n roll acts.
53 Wu Dao Ying Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009
Slow Boat Brewery
Founded in 2001, and counted among one of Beijing's first craft breweries, Slow Boat brews all year-round and has a wide selection of IPAs and ales to choose from.
56 Dong Si Ba Tiao, DongSi, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100007
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Dusk Dawn Club (DDC)
Small venue and bar in a renovated courtyard with trees, stone and tile flooring, and a glass roof with lantern-style lights.
Upstairs features small patios and tables for savoring one of their craft brews or selection of single malt whiskies. Stick around for the music that ranges from jazz, folk and indie rock.
14 Shan Lao Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100007
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Record shop with a wide selection of LPs ranging from jazz, pop and rock (’60s - ’90s), soundtracks, blues, country, bluegrass, ambient, and experimental. Mostly retro, used vinyl with a dash of the new and modern.
17 Min Wang Nan Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100013
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Jingshan Park
Formerly a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City until the early 1900's. The artificial hill Jingshan, is the highest point in Beijing, and at its peak offers breathtaking views of the Forbidden City directly north.
44 Jing Shan Xi Jie, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009