Colourful chestfield, eh?
Do you hail from The Great White North but live in The Middle Kingdom? Do you crave Moosehead, poutine and a replay of the 2010 Olympic gold medal hockey game? Then, despite this being a busy weekend what with the 90th anniversary of the CCP and the Moon Island and aircraft carrier parties (see here), you are in luck as a trio of Beijing bars and restaurants have some good deals to celebrate Canada Day.
So get off the chesterfield, put on your toque and check ‘em out. And as a warm-up, try my Canada quiz. (Note to the apple pie-eating Olympic silver medal-winning sweater monkeys who live directly south of Canada: I will soon have a post on July Fourth deals in Beijing.)
Trevor Metz (British Columbia) of Shuangjing bar and restaurant Grinders is cracking open the C.C. from noon on Friday (July 1) until the moose come home or closing time, whichever is first. He’ll have rmb60 pitchers of Canadian Club and Canada Dry ginger ale, rmb15 bottles of Moosehead, and, if all goes well, Bloody Caesars. (He is planning some poutine action, though purists beware, I’m not sure if he has cheese curds.) And he has a pile of hockey sticks in case people want to play pickup out front – or make giant chuanr.
Arthur Hagopian (Ontario) of Gulou area bar The Box, known to some as “the Canadian bar” given its use of the flag, moose images, and souvenirs, is getting into the spirit on Saturday (July 2). From 2 pm to 6 pm, The Box will have free local draft and snacks – look for poutine again – as well as Mill Street beers Tank House and Stock Ale from Toronto at half-price. If you dress like a famous Canadian – think Bob and Doug, Red Green, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion or, if you can pull it off, Bieber and Dion at the same time – you get in a draw for a bottle of Crown Royal. And Hagopian plans to show the 2010 Olympic gold medal game between Canada and the United States in which Robert Luongo made us all poop our pants before we eventually won.
Billy Kawaja (Newfoundland) of 798 restaurant, bar and lemonade stand Switch is celebrating the ultimate Canadian food and beverage pairing – doughnuts and beer. (Just typing that sentence makes me hungry for Timbits.) Anyone who orders a bucket of five Moosehead – a deal at rmb100 – gets a six-pack of jelly doughnuts. Freeze that extra donut and use it as a puck, a very thick coaster, or whatever. The special at Switch runs Saturday and Sunday.
If I find any more deals, and I’m hoping for one or two more, I’ll add them here…