We are sitting in City Diner, aka the office, making our usual rounds on Chinese blogs and news sites. On our table are two cards advertising a startling development in the diner’s drinks list: Brooklyn East India Pale and Rogue Dead Guy Ale are now available for consumption at Rmb40 a bottle.
But that’s not all. When inquiring as to the price of said beers, we noticed a further development of CD’s push to attract a more alcohol-minded crowd (note the new bar). According to the chalkboard which advertises the restaurant’s soups of the day and dessert specials, patrons can now enjoy buy-one-get-one-free cocktails between the hours of 6pm and 6am. The two-for-one special does not include the new beers—sorry.
The 12-hour happy hour deal got us thinking: Why not just halve the price of drinks all 24 hours? Is City Diner attracting a lucrative brunch-cocktails crowd? Are alcoholics at the Kerry Centre running up tabs over business lunches? How many people are drinking between the hours of 6am and 6pm?
Anyway, back to the grind. And the beer. And the bottomless coffee.
Image from monkeyking’s photostream on flickr.