Sips & bites: Last call at Scarlett, Daze, plus Janes & Hooch, Great Leap, Jing A

The bar called Scarlett held its closing party tonight — there was a 150-kuai free-flow booze deal — as Hotel G wraps up a five year-plus run in Beijing. I’ve enjoyed some fun times there but I do worry about where this guy is going to get his baked Alaska.

Daze — in the former Zap Urban Eatery space — is also closing. Look for drink specials today (Saturday) from 3 PM, including house wine at rmb25 per glass — see the poster below. I’m told the place will close for good on Sunday.

Cocktail bar Janes & Hooch now has snacks via Okra Works just across the way. You can get marinated olives, dates wrapped in smoked maple bacon, and more, and word is other items are on the way.

Both locations of Great Leap Brewery marked the release yesterday of the third edition of the “Yunnan Amber” made in partnership with Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai. This one has three malts, three hops and Yunnan tea.

Jing A is starting “brewer’s table” events that include a tour of the facilities at The Big Smoke, a tasting of the half-dozen beers on tap and whatever is in the tanks, and snacks. The first one is February 26 and costs rmb100. Reservation essential. Get a spot by emailing richard (at)

Also of note, click here for some Australia Day events this weekend and here for a list of some spots in Beijing showing the Super Bowl.

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