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D-22 was a small venue near to 13 Club. Often dubbed The Chinese CBGB.
For Booking: booking AT d22beijing.com
All Other Inquiries: charles AT d22beijing.com
Is's a small venue for all kind of live stuff, if you know where 13 Club is, just go few steps further and you will see D-22.
Live Schedules: Archive
Opened on May 1st 2006.
Located in the Wudaokou area (in the Haidian district), D-22 is a bar music club, and performance space dedicated to identifying and supporting talented young musicans and artists in Beijing, as well as inviting leading experimental musicans from the US, Japan, Europe and elsewhere to perform and collaborate with local musicians. The club has been designed with relaxed seating arrangements for up to 200 guests, an upstairs lounge and viewing space, and one of the best live music sound systems in China. Besides regular performances most nights, the club acts as a workshop, music rehearsal space, and a center for local filmmakers. The partners involved in D-22 have previously run independent record labels in the US and China, managed a well-known music club in New York, curated performances at leading New York and Beijing venues, and written extensively in local and foreign periodicals about underground and experimental music in China. D-22 is not operated for profit and all revenues earned by the club are used to support the local music scene. - taken from their homepage
In summer 2007, they established their record label offspring Maybe Mars Records.
Winner of the Bar of the Year 2007 that’s Beijing Reader Bar and Club Awards.
On August 11th, 2009, they started the Zoomin Night event series, an ongoing regular event featuring noise rock and experimental bands, that came into the focus of attention in July 2010.
At the beginning of May 2011, the D-22 celebrated their fifth anniversary in a three-day concert (Apr 30th, May 1st and 2nd) along with those bands that grew big by the help of D-22 including Carsick Cars, White, Snapline and many others. 
Major events that happened here
CDs and Shirts
at the entrance beside the bar, you will also find some decent CDs and demos of chn. punk bands.
Appearances in Books/Press
- Mentioned as one of Beijing's rockinest music venues in the Insider's Guide to Beijing 2008.
Map and Directions
- Douban.com page
- on Facebook.com
- Official Homepage Down!!!
- old Homepage Down!!!
- MySpace Page
- Podcast-Interview with owner Michael Pettis by CNE
- Video "Why is D-22 called D-22?"
Articles & Interviews
- Review on the D-22 University Night, Jonathan Alpart (The Beijinger), December 22, 2008
- Mark Godfrey (2007), Beijing Beat: Dive Bar D-22, published on 15 February 2007
- ↑ "tbjblog: Who is D-22?". Berwin Song, The Beijinger (2007-07-27). Retrieved on 2008-07-27.
- ↑ Beijing Daze (2011-05-18). "D-22 Celebrates 5 years and Pangbianr documents it". Retrieved on 2011-05-19.
- ↑ China Music Radar (2011-05-18). "D22 is five years old". Retrieved on 2011-05-19.
- ↑ Andy Best (2012-01-04). "D22 Closing: Full Interview with founder Michael Pettis". Retrieved on 2012-04-05.
- ↑ pangbianr (2012-02-13). "Sally Can’t Dance 撒丽不跳舞 2012". Retrieved on 2012-04-05.