Pavillion Replenishes Beijing's Nightlife Scene With Music From Solidaz

Beijing, China (January 26, 2011) / — From an old-timer’s sports bar, known for grilled burgers and a private tree-lined garden, Beijing welcomes Pavillion, a new kind of nightspot that appeals to something in us all: one part party and one part lounge.

What we thought would be risky — melding intimacy and the live band Solidaz (with more speakers and LED lighting than Jay Chow's concert last fall) — actually put smiles on our faces, and pulled us from our comfy bar stools onto the dance floor at the re-opened Pavillion.

Aiming to fill a niche in the live music scene, 7-piece New Zealand band Solidaz may have hit on something just right. This seasoned touring group, having honed their skills over the past decade in 5-star hotels, have recently teamed up with Pavillion (opposite Gongti West Gate), offering a crowd-pleasing mix of pop, rock, and R&B classics, with a few Chinese songs thrown in too.

Though the Solidaz crew is new to Beijing, it turns out they are some of the best hosts in town, enjoying beers before and between sets with new friends at the bar and obliging with every song request they know. The 6 guy, 1 (Canadian) girl lineup takes turns at lead and backing vocals creating an energy-packed, party-style experience that Pavillion's long-time regulars are falling for, while at the same time, winning over a range of younger expats and locals alike. An added bonus is spicy Indonesian D.J. Nyna spinning thumping tracks between and after band sets.

Stay tuned for upcoming promotions including: Ladies Night Wednesdays; 80's Night Thursdays; 'House' D.J. Sundays; and generous Happy Hours every day.

In the depths of Beijing's frosty winter, it should go without saying we're looking forward to brunch and refreshing cocktails when Pavillion's gazebo and garden redesign is completed later this spring!


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