SUS2's unusual name divides would-be bar-goers into two distinct camps: those cool enough to get it and those smart enough not to ask.
In the former are rock enthusiasts, who know that SUS2 is a guitar chord. And as its name implies, SUS2 is a destination for the musically inclined. This down-to-earth neighborhood watering hole avoids the common warehouse-cum-bar trap of snooty service and pretentious pricing. Instead, customers are left to lounge on the comfortable dark blue sofas and enjoy a few beers (RMB 20-35) or cocktails (RMB 30-40) before the show. Then, the lights are slowly dimmed and local band Fatty Club takes the stage to play a decent, if not award-winning, set.
In all, while it might not become a city hotspot, SUS2 is a solid choice for nearby residents and live music fans looking for a low-key night out.
Location: 685 Dingxi Lu, by Yan¨ªan Xi Lu
Open: Daily 8pm-2am.