The rock climbing wall is down, the ice skating rink is up – the guys at Sanlitun Village work fast. Skate rentals and lockers are available. This ought to keep the families on shopping sprees, the first-daters, and even the dealers trying to sell their “stuff” amused.
- Many people I know had doubts Sanlitun Village would succeed in Beijing, but the spot has done well. Many restaurants on the third floor – from Blue Frog to Union to Herbal Cafe – have drawn more patrons than the cynics expected and overall foot traffic is substantial. Sanlitun Village has done well to […]
Mr. Brau, Village Grouch, and I did a test-run of the new 24-hour McDonald’s in Sanlitun Village on Saturday night – or, rather, Sunday morning – at 4 AM. Even though the place had only just over a dozen patrons, including we three, a pair of Germans (including one sans shoes), a group of French […]
A China Daily article titled “Beijing police nab 8 foreigners suspected of drug trafficking” states that more than 20 people were nabbed in a Sanlitun raid last night: Police in Beijing apprehended more than 20 people, including eight foreigners, in suspicion of using and trafficking drugs in two downtown bars, said Beijing’s pubic [sic] security […]
The South China Morning Post and Reuters have reported that Beijing police arrested, and in some cases beat, between 20 and 30 blacks in Sanlitun last Friday night in what was an apparent drug crackdown. The Zhongnanhai blog quotes the SCMP report: Dozens of black tourists and expatriates, including the son of the Grenadian ambassador, were arrested and some […]
M-Dawg witnessed two major brawls on Saturday night in what he calls ”the Sanlitun cesspool.” One was a five-on-five scrap spilling out of Poachers, the other a “three-way, multinational catfight in front of Shooters that left tufts of hair on the ground in its wake.” (Those video cameras in Sanlitun sure are acting as a deterrent…) The excitement didn’t […]
Notes from visits around Sanlitun and Workers Stadium. I’ll have a separate post on a pair of trips to Shuangjing… Refresh: My 10 percent discount card is seeing lots of action given I like the coffee / rocket fuel at this place. Refresh also has a “happy hour” from 8 PM to 9 PM, Sunday […]
So, the big Foursquare Day thingamajig happened last Friday night and apparently I was at Fubar drinking Stella when I was supposed to be at the Apple store earning a “swarm badge.” Ice cold beer vs computer graphic? I believe I made the right decision. About 30 Foursquarers made it to Fubar later and some […]