The Big Easy was a big rambling ol’ two-floor joint at Chaoyang Park South, with live blues, tasty Bloody Marys and an outdoor bar out back. The Little Easy, to soon open on that neon-laden, big beer brand-sign adorned, lady bar tout-strolling Sanlitun Bar strip, might not be quite as ambitious but aims to bring a bit of New Orleans to our fair city.
The Little Easy is directly across from Sanlitun Village South, two doors north of Swing. On this strip, that is ideal positioning, as Swing is among the few (only?) bars that draws a regular Beijing crowd. Perhaps they can team up and help upgrade that entire area.
Anyway, when I walked by last night, I saw furniture being moved into the two-floor venue and signs on the door door saying it will open March 30, tonight. Ignore those signs.
Chad Lager, known from Fubar, Tun and The Rickshaw, is consulting on the project and says the soft opening will be on Monday. Look for an official launch on April 13..