UPDATE: There is a concert at Workers Stadium tomorrow (Saturday), but Fubar management tells me patrons can come to the bar via the east gate from 8 PM. Other news: 1) Happy hour will be extended t0 11 PM; 2) Any Girl in Tech can get a Fubar T-shirt for only RMB50; 3) Word has it tequila shots will go for RMB10 (I’ll confirm this in the morning).
When I think of where Girls in Tech should drink after the launch of its China branch tomorrow afternoon, I think of Fubar. Why? Because if any place has a shortage of females, it is that one, and because maybe some of them could figure out how to dim those Close Encounters of the Third Kind lights above the bar.
Plus, Fubar makes potent drinks, the kind of drinks girls in tech need after a hard day of rewiring computers, splicing fibre optics, laying underseas cables, readjusting satellite orbits, or whatever it is they do. (By the way, I think they should make a field trip to my Mom’s house for an example of Girls Not in Tech: she still uses a rotary telephone, great fun when I try to confirm a flight back to Beijing and am asked to press seven.)
As chance would have it, Fubar is exactly where GIT–which bills itself as having tech appeal–will be holding its “after party.” It will include a GIT cocktail that I will introduce at the launch that afternoon. The cocktail is the result of book research, taste testing, online research, taste testing, discussions with bar experts, taste testing, sourcing a special ingredient, taste testing, and, finally, taste testing. The final product has been described as “deceptively strong“.
The party is open to anyone and will be held at Fubar (map) tomorrow (Saturday) night from 8 PM to 10 PM, though I imagine it will go longer. Happy hour prices will be in effect.
On Monday, I will post the GIT cocktail recipes for the alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions as well as a list of the collaborators on this project.