RYE WHISKEY AT MARTINI BAR: D&G Martini Bar (1/F, 6 on The Bund) has acquired a limited stock of Templeton rye whiskey, probably the only rye whiskey commercially available in Shanghai. Martini Bar has specially prepared some cocktail recipes featuring this much sought after liquor including “The Horse’s Neck” and the “Klondyke Clipper.” Should you be a whiskey or Bourbon aficionado, mosey over to Martini Bar and sample one of these delightfully different drops.
PUB PRICES ON THE RISE: Last time we reported on the food price increases at The Blarney Stone. In a further development, nearly all drink prices at The Blarney Stone have gone up 10% too. A pint of humble Carlsberg is a stunning RMB45, while a glass of house quality plonk is a salary-shredder at RMB55. Will the Blarney’s sea of regulars stupidly take this on the chin or will they justifyingly abandon ship? Stay tuned. Meanwhile, Big Bamboo now boasts the most expensive Guinness in town: RMB70 a pint!
ODDS AND ENDS:
– Sammi, GM of Zapatas Suzhou, is leaving the Theme Pub Company to open his own bar and restaurant in Shanghai this summer. Location and other details are still under wraps.
– There’s another shamrock on the block! Brendan Brophy, ex Dublin Exchange, is Theme Pub Company’s new corporate chef. Brendan will be working with compatriot, Alan Duffy, and is sure to weave his culinary magic for all epicurean sybarites who set foot in Sashas. Maybe Dongping Rd should be renamed Dublin Rd, as a short distance down the street are Dave, Paul and other Blarney Stone leprechauns.
And some word witticisms to challenge those alcohol-soaked brain cells of yours…
– When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I
– Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft, and I’ll show you a flat minor
– You feel stuck in debt if you can’t budge it.
– Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.
– Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer the agony of defeat.
– When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
Photo of Martini Bar on the Bund from Stuck in Customs
Winopete is Shanghaiist’s resident drunkard. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s bar scene to drink at shanghaiist dot com.