One of three remaining holdouts at the southern end of Sanlitun South, it is your typical bar in a box: rectangular, tile floor, wooden tables, wooden bar, a few posters, a foosball machine [Ed. M-Dawg's hand-eye coordination is easily depleted by fruit cocktails]. Qingdao: 10 kuai, Bacardi Breezer: 15 kuai. Sesame was empty, so we had a monopoly on the foosball as we listened to a CD on which every song title contained the word “America”: David Bowie (I’m Afraid of America), Violent Femmes (American Music), James Brown (Living in America), you get the idea. Sesame is nothing special, but okay if you like foosball and cheap drinks.
(From Beijing Boyce VIII, first emailed on January 13, 2006)