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Sunday on NLGX: 12SQM turns six and Kornides says bye

Kornides behind the bar and pretending he's closed.
Joseph Kornides appears to mimic a setting sun and thus make this pic relevant to his short amount of time left in Beijing.


It seems like yesterday that 12SQM was a brand-spanking new pub that measured, well, 12 square meters. My, how it has grown to… 45 square meters. But it still retains the coziness of the original plus a nice supply of single malts and Coopers Pale Ale.

This Sunday, 12SQM marks its sixth year in business as well as the departure of Joseph Kornides, who will go home indefinitely to Australia for family reasons and leave both this bar and the newer Mini Bar to run “as is” under the management of a friend.

Drink specials from noon to 1 AM. Drop by to say goodbye, have a drink, and take a photo with the stuffed tiger outside. A few photos from the past:

A man and his wood: the bar top ready to go in.
Wood you? When a man finds the right bar top…
stephen rocard joseph kornides beijinger 2011 restaurant awards renaissance beijing
Rocard & Kornides, winning some award
joseph kornides 12sqm beijing china
Taking up at least two square meters
Kornides keeps a close eye on 12SQM.
Kornides keeps a close eye on 12SQM.