Imagine being a time traveler and reliving all of the good old times in Beijing and New York. Here in Peacock Alley, you can have all that and more. Enjoy the serene view from the secluded lounge, order a classic New York cocktail at the elaborate bar or savor an exquisite dish of Delicate Canapés. This iconic spot brings an unforgettable experience through the passage of time that blends modern leisure and timeless elegance.
Peacock Alley is an upscale 66-seat lounge that orchestrates the perfect symphony of Waldorf Astoria's classic surroundings and fresh contemporary ambiance for quick meals, afternoon teas, informal business meetings and sweet breaks before the next round of shopping. Inspired by the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Beijing creates an environment where 'one can see and be seen'. The elaborate bar and secluded lounge immerses guests in a classic and convivial ambience.
A Toast to Legendary Drinks
Our bartenders specialize in the great New York classics, including a range of legendary drinks such as Martinis, Cosmopolitans, Manhattans and all variations created in the vibrant bar scene of New York in the early 20th century. Peacock Alley, as one of the primary bars for high society in 20th century New York, certainly set the stage for legendary drinks, which we can savor right here at Waldorf Astoria Beijing's Peacock Alley.
Peacock Alley boasts exquisite yet lesser known variations such as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Martini, named after American President Roosevelt. He famously stirred up a martini at The White House after announcing the end of Prohibition in 1933. Many signature drinks were created during Prohibition (1920-1933) and were called 'camouflage drinks' with dashes of juice or soft drinks. These cocktails include the well-known Long Island Ice Tea and the lesser known Bronx (gin, vermouth and freshly squeezed orange juice) and Rob Roy (scotch, vermouth and angostura) cocktails. These last two were invented and first sipped at New York's Peacock Alley. The Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Beijing is the one and only address in Beijing to serve these legendary drinks.