If you've been in Beijing for more than a minute, you've likely stumbled across the infamous Suzie Wong nightclub that's popular with first-time tourists and ex-pats of a certain generation. Despite it's broad appeal, Suzie Wong remains a worthy dance icon from its 40s inspired imperial palace reminiscent of the grand mansion of Shanghai booming decade. A neon-lit facade in classic style leads to an amber-lit entrance flanked by a rising iron staircase that connects the three levels and rooftop of the club. Interiors preserve a native Chinese flair with silk tapestries; elegant opium beds with floral drapery and various bar scenes surrounded in cushioned banquettes under pillowed roofs where modern-day clubbers while away the night like a modern-day opium den. During warmer months an illuminated skyline offering one of the city's top summer time terraces surrounds the roof.
Shanghai nights captured in legendary Beijing dance club with innovative 20s design and diverse clientele that's almost always a hit.
Visitors range from 50-something jetsetters to 20-something Westerners that comes for weekly dance parties with themes that range from Latin and disco to Shanghai and Vegas revival complete with occasional red carpet and local VIP following.