Great classes fit my needs

Joined: May 10, 2011
Posts: 16
Review of Culture Yard

My work sponsored my Chinese classes here for 6 months in 2016 and I had a great experience. I was able to do 1:1 classes with a flexible schedule and could easily move classes around if I couldn't make it at the regular time because of work. My teacher and I built my curriculum together, spending half time on grammar and half time working on vocabularly and scenarios specific to what I needed for work. All in all I would recommend cultureyard!

Not particularly good, some 'operations' issues

Joined: Sep 17, 2013
Posts: 38
Review of Dongli Brewery

I really wanted to like this place because it is in a convenient location to me, much easier than heading across town to Arrow Factory or Jing A.

It actually appears to be an restaurant primarily, rather than a 'brewpub' - we were directed to a table for two and placemats and condiments put in front of us, and I had to explain that we just wanted to drink.

We tried to order two sampler flights of four beers with little success. Half the beers on the menu were "mei you". My mate gave up and just ordered an IPA. I persevered and managed to find four beers that were actually available. It would be helpful, by the way, if places like this just used a chalkboard to show which beers were actually available instead of having an extensive menu of "mei yous". I thought I had finally solved the issue, then the waitress came back with the menu and pointed at one I had ordered and said "zhege - mei you".

My mate's IPA (a British beer, traditionally) arrived in a British style pint glass, but it was far from full to the top and about 20% of the contents of the glass were foam and air. Maybe this is a Chinese-style 'Cha bu duo' IPA - I didn't want to look at the menu again to find out, though. Eventually the flight arrived with an IPA, a wheat beer and two 'Pilsen's that I think were identical. Admittedly the IPA was quite good (7/10). The other beers were just inoffensive.

On a nearby table, 5 hammered locals slept on the table, waking up briefly to talk at 200 decibels and light and half smoke cigarettes (indoors), and no-one seemed to care. This is worth mentioning as it would ruin the ambience for some regular Beijinger readers, but if a place is serving strong alcohol (in annoying and irregular quantities), you've probably got to expect some of that.

They managed to present us with a bill for 6 drinks and a flight at the end of the night (so, 7 items total) which was weird because there were 2 of us who had been matching each other round for round. We asked them to take one of the items off the bill, but they insisted it was ours. The waitresses seemed a bit simple but cute and largely responsive, which is what I generally look for in a woman, so we just paid rather than be a pain.

Delicious Diavola

Joined: Sep 24, 2015
Posts: 124
Review of Pizza View

I love the spicy, meaty diavola slices on this restaurant's menu. Pizza View is a bit pricey but tastes great and serves its slices quickly, making it a solid lunch spot when you're looking to treat yourself.

Beijing's Largest Rugby Club

Joined: Mar 15, 2017
Posts: 1

The Aardvarks are not only Beijing's largest, but also most fun rugby club! I have joined the Aardvarks Women Rugby Team in 2015 and never regretted it since. Through rugby I have become way more confident on and off the field and I have found the best friends I could wish for. Visit our website, and become a part of the Aardvarks family!

Good burger, better coffee

Joined: Sep 24, 2015
Posts: 124
Review of Cafe Flatwhite

Stopped by their 798 branch last week. Ordered a burger that was quite tasty and juicy, though not overly memborable. The coffee, on the other hand, was a real stand out. Way more fresh and distinct than any of the other generic cafes in the area.


Joined: Mar 04, 2017
Posts: 2

I am not an easy person to impress but Sanfine Hospital was awesome! Handsdown! They were extremely professional and courteous. From the 1st greeting at the door to checkin at reception to treatment by the doctors and nurses, Sanfine is top notch.
I had to go there for several post operation appointments and each time they were consistant with their exceptional service.
I highly recommend this hospital for the high quality service and attention they provide. They communicate very well.