American, in China, on business. I gravitate toward Irish pubs, so I decided to hit this place up. Met many people while I was there. Chinese nationals, Irish, English, Australians, Welsh, Polish; as I read in a previous review, this really is the United Nations of Beijing. Met the French owner, who was cool... yet also reminded me of some biting US foreign policy inconsistencies (which I enjoy a good ribbing)...Although I forgot to remind him though of how us Yanks may have assisted his countrymen a couple decades back;) (Hope he reads this...) They served up Magners cider, which is my go to in an Irish pub, and honestly, I never tried the food (despite three..maybe it was four nights?). I can say this. I have traveled the world quite a bit (Central America/Europe/Middle East/Africa/North America) and I have not come across a more hospitable staff. I saw a couple "ugly American and European" performances by customers while I was in the bar, where one guy helped himself to a beer while the bar was closed (while also insulting one of the staff members) and another guy who was insulting to the gracious Chinese staff. The native Chinese staff could not have been more hospitable to me.
The Chinese staff ordered food out and invited me to stay and share food with them, they even helped me in everyway they could to try and locate a rented iphone that I had lost (stupidly..in a cab). I have to say that Katherine is the backbone to the staff, the anchor staffer. I hope to some day make it back there and joust some more with the French owner over American foreign policy...love this place!
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