Mo bar is perched on the fifth floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This stylish contemporary bar offers inventive cocktails and a spacious outdoor terrace with views of the Forbidden City.
The rich wood paneling and warm lighting decorated with leather seats make the perfect setting to enjoy their cocktails. There is even a flavor map that outlines each cocktail’s flavor profile.
Certain seating areas on the terrace require a minimum food consumption of RMB 2000 ($308). It gets busy on the weekends, so either go early or make a reservation.
It was a last-minute decision to go to the bar. We were lucky to get a seat on the terrace. The view was nice, but we could only see the rooftops of the historical buildings.
Service was slow, drinks came out slow, and the waiters’ attitude was not up to par for a high-class bar at a five-star hotel. Instead, they were casual, inattentive.
Original sin (RMB 128)
Peach, apricot, toasted oats, Michter bourbon, milk, lemon
Sweet and tangy with a hint of bitterness
Mogroni (RMB 98)
Seedlip spice 94, Seedlip grove 42, Campari syrup, Mancino vermouth Rosso
Beautiful presentation – bold and bitter
Telephone: +86 (10) 8509 8850
Opening hours: 4:00 p.m. – midnight (Mon, Tues, Sun)
4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Wed, Sat )
Address: No. 269 Wangfujing Street, Beijing, China, 100006