Capital Spirits

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Baijiu Bar & Distillery

Baijiu Bar

Capital Spirits is the world’s first bar dedicated to Baijiu and craft liquor. Come taste baijiu by the glass and discover the distinctive hand-picked stock of Baijiu, craft Chinese beers, lesser known fine spirits from around the world, and specialty baijiu cocktails by an award winning Beijing bartender / Mixologist.  We’re proud to be featured in NY Times 36 Hours in Beijing, Conde Nast Traveler’s A Guide to Beijing’s Hutongs and Winner of Time Out Beijing’s 2014 Spirits Specialist Bar.

Nestled within an historic hutong in a restored shop house designed by international Greek architect Anna Pipilis, Capital Spirits features period furnishings for a relaxing environment with a taste of Old Beijing.

Still not convinced about baijiu? Let Capital Spirits’ expert staff passionately take you on a journey of baijiu flights and finally discover the real spirit of China.

LOCATION: 大菊胡同3号 (DaJuHutong #3)
OPEN EVERY Tues -Sun 8PM – 12:30AM (or later)
CLOSED ON MONDAYS

 

 

 

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The Distillery

The Distillery by Capital Spirits is Beijing’s first bar and craft distillery. With its new custom built state of the art 100L copper fitted column still distillator, The Distillery is creating small batches of house distilled spirits such as London Dry style gins, vodkas, fruit based schnapps, and rums.

Our goal is to celebrate the heritage of Western spirit distillation with a Chinese twist. With our larger distillator and expanded space we are creating craft liquors using unique ingredients native to China and offering our products [as demonstration purposes] to our customers. As with the original Capital Spirits Baijiu Bar, The Distillery continues to offer the same tasting room concept with an expanded menu of liquor flights. Customers at The Distillery can learn, taste and discover flights of unique craft spirits of rum, gin and vodka from around the world.

Enjoy our house distilled spirits as well as classic cocktails such as Manhattans, Side Cars, Gin & Tonics, Tom Collins, Old Fashioned, and Martinis can be made with a variety of different gins, vodkas, rums and whiskeys from around the world. We stock a growing collection of over a dozen gins, as well as one of Beijing’s best bourbon selections. All spirits also available in 15ml tasting pours served in professional “tulip” glasses besides in full servings or in cocktails. Tasting pours are 15-30RMB each to try some of the world’s best spirits. We also feature draft beer from Arrow Factory Brewery and Slow Boat.

LOCATION: 辛寺胡同23号 (XinSi Hutong #23)
OPEN EVERY Mon -Sat 8PM – 12:30 AM (or later)
CLOSED on Sundays

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Blog & News

Moutai Forum – Baijiu Appealing to New Audiences

Moutai Forum – Baijiu Appealing to New Audiences

Moutai Forum – Baijiu Appealing to New Audiences Top officials, bartenders and other baijiu experts met in China last week at the Moutai Forum to discuss new interesting ways to appeal to new audiences for Baijiu. Discussions included new products aimed at women as well as foreign audiences. China’s baijiu industry has struggled in recent […]

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Happy Hour Martini Monday!

Happy Hour Martini Monday!

Happy Hour – Martini Monday! The best thing about Monday is…Martini Monday. Enjoy our house gin martinis for just 30 RMB at The Distillery by Capital Spirits Beijing. Every Monday from 19:00 – 21:00 The Distillery by Capital Spirits 23 Xinxi Hutong Beijing 辛寺胡同23号 by

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Happy Hour – Seasonal Saturdays

Happy Hour – Seasonal Saturdays

Happy Hour at The Distillery – Seasonal Saturdays Enjoy our new line of seasonal inspired cocktails masterly concocted by Bartender / Parnter David Putney: Paper Airplane Amaro Montenegro, Bourbon, Aperol, Fresh Lemon Juice Chrysanthemum Gimlet Our House Distilled Chrysanthemum Monkey Gin, Lime Juice Champagne Mojito Rum, Lime, Sugar, Mint Topped with Sparkling Wine Strawberry Kiss […]

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[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World The Distillery by Capital Spirits in Beijing has been included in Time Out USA’s list of best new distilleries in the world. It’s a great honor to be included in the list that includes One Eight Distilling in Washington DC, to Isle […]

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Happy Hour Returns at The Distillery.  Thirsty Thursday

Happy Hour Returns at The Distillery. Thirsty Thursday

Hour Returns at The Distillery. Thirsty Thursday Enjoy our special spring Happy Hour specials starting this week. Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursday (from 19:00 – 21:00) Free 45 ML pour of any standard spirit with purchase of any beer. by

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Tap 357 Maple Syrup Rye Whiskey – The Distillery Beijing Whiskey Bar

Tap 357 Maple Syrup Rye Whiskey – The Distillery Beijing Whiskey Bar

Tap 357 Maple Syrup Rye Whiskey – Distillery Beijing Whiskey Bar I’m sure you’ve all heard of Canadian Maple Syrup and Canadian Whiskey. Here’s a product that combines the best of both world by blending Canada’s world famous heritage in Syrup tapping harking back to the 1500s with aged blended whiskeys. Tap 357 features cask-aged […]

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Gin, Straight up, Neat.  Why not? -The Atlantic

Gin, Straight up, Neat. Why not? -The Atlantic

Gin, Straight up, Neat. Why not? -The Atlantic Gin fans, here’s a great article about Gin. It’s such an amazing spirit, why don’t more people drink it straight up? Super dry martini’s aside, how often have you ordered a gin neat? How else will you truly appreciate the intricate flavors from the botanicals if mixed […]

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[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily Capital Spirits’ Tasting Club www.thetastingclub.cn was recently featured on Jing Daily. An exclusive interview with co founders Simon Dang and Bill Isler. Full Article here: http://jingdaily.com/online-tasting-club-aims-to-turn-chinas-liquor-consumers-into-connoisseurs/#.VrFoNtJ9670 by

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[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West

[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West

[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West Capital Spirits LTD partners Derek Sandhaus and Bill Isler are mentioned in a recent NY Times Article about the growing interest in Baijiu outside of China. Derek speaks about the challenges in terms of educating and informing Westerners about what Baijiu is […]

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[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails

[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails

[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails Thank you Forbes Travel for including Capital Spirits Baijiu Bar as one of top 3 places for amazing cocktails in Beijing! Full article here 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails In Beijing by

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Awards

Capital Spirits Bar & Distillery is proud to be awarded

 

Best Specialists Spirits Bar

Capital Spirits Baijiu Bar Time Out Beijing 2015: Beijing's Best Specialist Spirits Bar

Merit Award

The Distillery by Capital Spirits Time Out Beijing 2015: Best Specialists Spirits Bar (Merit Award)

Press

Capital Spirits Bar and Distillery
China and International Press / Media Information Center:

Thank you for reaching out to Capital Spirits Bar and Distillery in Beijing. On this page you’ll, find all pertinent information pertaining to press releases, media kits, photos and recent news media coverage of Capital Spirits.

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Western / International Coverage in the press:

300 Shots At Greatness – Derek Sandhaus: Capital Spirits: A Virtual Primer
Beijing Boyce Blog: DIY BOOZE IN BEIJING: WILL CAPITAL SPIRITS INSPIRE A DISTILLATION TREND?
The Beijinger: Got Proof? Seven Strong Beijing Cocktails (When All You Really Need Is One)
The Beijinger: Beijing’s 20 Most Interesting People: Bill Isler
Bespoke Beijing Travel: Booze Beijing – The World’s First Baijiu Bar
Condé Nast Traveler: A Guide to Beijing’s Hutongs
CBS NEWS:Chinese liquor company adapts amid corruption crackdown
China Daily: A place designed to raise the capital’s spirits
Drink Magazine: Capital Gains – The World’s First Bar Dedicated to Baijiu Has Opened in Beijing. About Time says Jim Boyce
Drink Magazine: Capital Spirits to open second location in JuneLiquor.com – Bartenders Only: One Chinese Bar is Bringing a Buzzy Booze to Life
Forbes Travel: 3 Places for Amazing Cocktails in Beijing
Eater -Building the World’s First Baijiu Bar.  How one Chinese bar is spreading the baijiu gospel
Liquor.com: Bartenders Only Behold Beijing’s Newest Gin Joint
New York Times:  36 Hours in Beijing
NBC.COM – Makers of China’s ‘Firewater’ Baijiu Fight to Make a Splash in U.S.
People’s Daily (English)
Reuters: China’s baijiu king navigates rocky shoals of China’s anti-luxury drive
South China Morning Post: Self Confessed Convert Raises The Bar for Baijiu
Smart Beijing: New Drinks: Capital Spirits
Time Out Beijing: First Look Capital Spirits
Time Out Beijing – 5 Star Review
Vice Magazine (Munchies): The World’s First Baijiu Bar Is Stinky and Delicious
Wall Street Journal: For The Brave of Stomach: A Baijiu-Themed Bar Opens in Beijing

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[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Beijing – Best New Distilleries in the World The Distillery by Capital Spirits in Beijing has been included in Time Out USA’s list of best new distilleries in the world. It’s a great honor to be included in the list that includes One Eight Distilling in Washington DC, to Isle […]

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[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily

[In The Press] Capital Spirits Tasting Club Jing Daily Capital Spirits’ Tasting Club www.thetastingclub.cn was recently featured on Jing Daily. An exclusive interview with co founders Simon Dang and Bill Isler. Full Article here: http://jingdaily.com/online-tasting-club-aims-to-turn-chinas-liquor-consumers-into-connoisseurs/#.VrFoNtJ9670 by

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[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West

[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West

[In The Press] NY Times Baijiu Article National Drink of China, Heads West Capital Spirits LTD partners Derek Sandhaus and Bill Isler are mentioned in a recent NY Times Article about the growing interest in Baijiu outside of China. Derek speaks about the challenges in terms of educating and informing Westerners about what Baijiu is […]

Read more
[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails

[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails

[In The Press] – Forbes Travel – Capital Spirits Named Top 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails Thank you Forbes Travel for including Capital Spirits Baijiu Bar as one of top 3 places for amazing cocktails in Beijing! Full article here 3 Places For Amazing Cocktails In Beijing by

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[In The Press] Liquor.com Gin at The Distillery Bar Beijing

[In The Press] Liquor.com Gin at The Distillery Bar Beijing

[In The Press] Liquor.com Gin at The Distillery Bar Beijing The Distillery is proud to be recently featured in Liquor.com regarding its gin making operations in Beijing. Click here to view the article by

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Locations

Capital Spirits Baijiu Bar

OPEN TUES – SUN (CLOSED MONDAYS) 8PM – 12:30AM (or later)

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ADDRESS:

大菊胡同3号 (DA JU HUTONG #3)

TAXI DIRECTIONS:

Have them take you to the South West corner DongzhimenGuiJie and DongzhimenNanXiaoJie  or show the driver this:

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直门簋街

和东直门

南小街

You’ll see a 刀削面 restaurant on the corner, then walk one block south, turn right on 大菊胡同 DaJuHutong, walk 10 meters, bar is on your right.

METRO/SUBWAY DIRECTIONS.
From Line #5 to BeiXinQiao:

Get out at exit C, turn left and walk east along the hutong for about 10 mins till you almost get to the very end.  You’ll see the bar on the left side, 10 meters from the end of the hutong. Look for the raised concrete patio with the small chairs and tables. If you find yourself at an intersection with a street with a low white steel fence, you’ve gone too far. Turn around and walk 30 secs back into the hutong.

From Line #2/#13/Airport Express Way DongZhiMen Station

, Walk west along Dongzhimen (10 mins) to DongZhiMenNanXiaoJie 东直门南小街, cross over to the SW corner (you’ll see the Qian Yuan Hotel on the NW corner) then walk south to the first hutong 大菊胡同 (named daju hutong where you’ll see a pharmacy on the left and a muslim restaurant on the right), turn right, bar is 10 meters in on your right side. Look for the raised concrete patio on the hutong with the small chairs and tables.

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The Distillery by Capital Spirits

OPEN MON – SAT (CLOSED SUNDAYS) 8PM – 12:30 AM (or later)

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ADDRESS:

辛寺胡同23号 (XINSI HUTONG #23)

TAXI DIRECTIONS:

Have the driver take you to the ZhangZiZhongLu subway station at the North East corner of Dong Si Shi Tiao and Dong Si Bei Da Jie  or show the driver this:

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Look for Exit B of the Line #5 subway station, then follow directions below.

METRO/SUBWAY DIRECTIONS.
From Line #5 to ZhangZiZhongLu:

Get out at exit B, turn right and walk north along Dong Si Bei Da Jie for 10 meters, then turn right at the second hutong, Dong Si Shi Er (Donsi 12 Street). Walk into the hutong for 80 meters then turn on the first left to XinSiHutong. Look for the signs for Lucky Family Hostel, you’ll go north for 15 meters then the alley will turn right, walk another 20 meters and you’ll see the bar (2 wooden doors with metal mesh and a diamond design) on your left. The address is #23 and is just a few meters before the hanging red lanterns of the Lucky Family Hostel.

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Baijiu Consulting

Capital Spirits LTD is the leading professional consultancy dedicated to opening and growing new markets for baijiu around the world. Through our internationally recognized and award winning success at Capital Spirits Bar and Distillery in Beijing, we’ve identified and perfected how to build excitement and sell Baijiu to Western audiences. Our team of international professionals currently work with the full value chain of Baijiu including Chinese baijiu producers, China spirits distributors / exporters, major American and European importers, distributors, retailers and FB outlets in China and around the world. We offer consulting services in branding, marketing, sales channel development, product development and more.

Visit us at www.capitalspiritsltd.com

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