Reserved For The Refined
alking into Fugue, our group let slip a unanimous ‘whoa’. With two locations next to each other and both named Fugue, the bar’s subtle front doesn’t do it justice in attracting the attention of Beijing’s nightlife seekers. Although it’s located by the new Heaven Supermarket, if you’re looking for a cheap and easy night out, look elsewhere. Fugue was built for the refined and sophisticated.
The first thing that catches your eye is the design. Fugue doesn’t follow traditional rules, nor does it chase being branded ‘unique’ with some tacky getup. Look around the bar and take in the details - from black and white photographs on the wall, to a wall of vintage Leica cameras, to a one-of-a-kind bar top. The owners spared nothing in the name of design.
In the back, wall after wall of vinyl records are available for sale. Whether you’re looking for some classical, jazz, or rock, they’ve got all the genres. Slip in the back to the listening rooms and you can sit back, relax, and preview your album with a drink in hand before you purchase. Which other bar in Beijing can offer that?
Rare and exclusive is the general feeling when you visit Fugue. Not everyone will like it, but it was never meant to be for the masses. If you’re into a more refined night out, stop by Fugue and experience something new.
A different kind of night out