Rubbing up against one of two Pure Girls, Cox is a fitting name for the
latest bar on a street rife with innuendo. Or perhaps that's just my childish
mind working overtime. Opened by Saddle owner Chris Ryan, Cox adheres to the
winning formula of good service, cocktails and bar food, though chicken wings
rather than burritos monopolize the menu.
Seven wings go for RMB 30 and
are available in a range of flavors. For a more substantial bar snack, try the
RMB 35 chicken burger. However, the piece de resistance has to be the battered
Snickers bar (RMB 15), which is on hand to sate the comedown cravings of
Beijing's Scottish contingent. Cocktails are equally adventurous, from the Brett
Hurricane (RMB 45) to staples such as margaritas (RMB 40). The inviting decor is
complemented by Roadhouse podcasts, ensuring late-night drinkers-cum-diners
finish their night to the smooth sound of blues.
Opening time: Weekdays 10am-midnight, weekends
Address: Opposite Lovely Nails/Tongli Studios, Bei Sanlitun Lu,