RIP Old China Hand

Our Beijing little club

Calm down folks. RIP Old China Hand applies to a Hong Kong bar, not our little club, Yes, our last lunch was in January, see the report.
Obviously February, March and probably April is cancelled in view of COVID-19.

RIP Old China Hand (now for real)

That applies to a bar in Hong Kong, I learned about it through one of little club members who sent me a pic of the closed bar.
So I did some research and found out it was a well-known bar in Hongkong, been there for decades, it had to move once (guess why, increase in rent, as always).

Read here:
In 2015 The Old China Hand, one of the most famous pubs in Wan Chai, has been suddenly cleared out and had its sign removed. A veteran 45-year tenant of Lockhart Road, the bar appears to have shut down.
See: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1853752/rent-rise-forces-old-china-hand-hong-kong-move-home

It later moved but it seems to be closed again.
They even had a Facebook page, stopped now.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Pub/Old-China-Hand-1817887905128143/

Last location would be: 1C Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
The pics: I tried to identify the two different locations, Lockhart Road and Kennedy Town. See the names.
Sad! did not know about it earlier – I also lived in Hong Kong, in 1989, for one year.

One thought on “RIP Old China Hand

  1. We are still open in Kennedy Town from 12pm to 10pm. Please come down and visit us again. We were shutdown from November because of the pandemic but reopened February 2021. See you soon!

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