The Beijing Reviewer

Essential reviews, recommendations, and teaching information for Beijing, China

How to find an apartment in Beijing

Finding a flat in Beijing is easy. But finding a nice one can be excruciatingly difficult. Beijing, like most big cities, has every kind of accommodation you could possibly be looking for: university dormitories, cheap youth hostels, traditional hutong living, apartments of any size, penthouses, all the way to diplomatic residences.

November 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

5 iOS Apps for Beijing

The market for travel and destination apps is huge and it may be difficult to sort through the underperformers to get to the truly great apps. Here are 5 iOS … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

BJ Brew News

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Beijing. The imported bottle beer selection is quite large and our own local breweries are beginning to open taprooms. Here are a few updates and events from some of our favorites around BEERJING!

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

BJ Brew News for November

November beer news from Beijing’s local breweries and bottle shops. This month we feature 京A Brewing Co., Slow Boat Brewery, Great Leap Brewing and the new NBeer taproom and bottle shop. Check out their new beers on tap and their upcoming events. 

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition

Yesterday I ventured out of the city to Shunyi to the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. The exhibition runs from April 20 – April 29, 2014 and features many of … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

BJ Brew News for March/April

Spring is here and with it comes a bunch of outdoor events all involving beer. This month’s BJ Brew News checks out Dogfish Head’s arrival in Beijing at Trouble Bar, Great Leap Brewing’s Back Alley Chili Cook-Off, The Gaymazing Poker Race, and other craft brew news from Slow Boat Brewery and 京A Brewing Co. 

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

How To: Buying Shoes in Beijing

from That’s Mandarin Chinese Language School 

The season is changing from winter to spring (or perhaps it’ll jump right into summer) and this means that we not only have to change the clothes we wear but also our shoes.  Finding the right shoes is harder than finding the right clothes and sometimes, it depends on how you tell the clerk what you are looking for. Here are some tips and useful vocabulary for a trip to the shoe store. 

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pyro Pizza Reopens as Sugar Shack in Wudaokou

Popular student hangout and pizza joint in Wudaokou, Pyro Pizza, reopened last week as the Sugar Shack. The rebranding comes after a couple months of renovations and plans to expand … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Weekend: Puppy and Dog Obedience Training at ICVS

from ICVS

The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) is delighted to offer puppy and adult dog obedience training programs to help you live a happier and more harmonious life with your pets!
An introduction and Q&A session on canine psychology and the basics of puppy and adult dog obedience training will be held on:
Date:              Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time:              11:00AM to 12:00 PM
Location:       International Center for Veterinary Services
This session is FREE! Everyone is welcome!

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment