Winners Of The 2nd Annual BJC Bar And Club Awards

BJC Bar and Club Awards final winners
(Image Katie)

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The winners circle includes: Great Leap Brewing, The James Joyce, Slow Boat, Atmosphere, Homeplate, 1F, Coco/GT Banana, The Den, a three-way tie between 3F, Haze and Spark; The World of Suzie Wong, Mix/Vics, Elements, Kokomo, Temple, 2 Kolegas, Cafe del Mar, Mesh/Punk, The Bookworm, Modernista, Propaganda.

That list is pretty representative of the city’s bar and club scene, I think you’ll agree (as long as you don’t live in Wudaokou). It turns out it doesn’t really matter what the categories are. We’ll break it down for you anyway:

Mr. Laowai (analyzed by Kelly Mason)

Most Likely to Encounter a Young Candide Who Believes He/She Will Change China for the Better

  • Apothecary
  • Flamme
  • Great Leap Brewing (40.9%)
  • Heaven Supermarket
  • Paddy O’Shea’s
  • Salud

Most Likely to Find a Jaded China Hand Who Hates Everything and Everyone

  • Amilal
  • Capital M
  • The James Joyce (41.5%)
  • Janes and Hooch
  • Maison Boulud
  • Susu

Most Likely to Spot Another Laowai Looking Pissed That You Also Know This “Hidden” Place

  • Cu Ju
  • Mai
  • Mao Mao Chong
  • Más
  • Revolution
  • Slow Boat Brewery Taproom (21.0%)

Place You’d Take Your Visiting Parents, But Probably No One Else

  • Ala House
  • Atmosphere (56.4%)
  • Bar Veloce
  • Centro
  • CJW
  • Glen
  • Scarlett

Best Value Drinks for a Food Establishment

  • Blue Frog
  • Homeplate (26.1%)
  • The Kro’s Nest
  • Q Mex
  • Tim’s Texas BBQ
  • Union

Mr. Drunk (analyzed by Ginny Weasley)

Place You’ll Probably End Up, No Matter How Hard You Resist

  • 1F (32.2%)
  • Brussels
  • Chocolate
  • Latte
  • Miga’s
  • Smugglers

Best Place to Go if You’re a Government Official or Fu’erdai

  • Coco / GT Banana (49.0%)
  • Dao Club
  • Domus
  • Face
  • Tang Club
  • Tango

Most Likely to Encounter a Cockeyed Sot Who Harbors Bad, Bad Intentions

  • The Den (72.3%)
  • Grinders
  • Luga’s
  • Plan B
  • The Stumble Inn
  • The Tree

Most Likely to Physically Injure Oneself

  • 3F (25.0%)
  • Haze (25.0%)
  • LAN Club
  • Lantern
  • Red Club
  • Spark (25.0%)

Place That Opened Before the Olympics That, Against All Odds, is Still Open

  • 12SQM
  • Black Sun
  • Nanjie
  • Nashville
  • Q Bar
  • The World of Suzie Wong (30.6%)

Little Miss Dance (analyzed by Hannah Lincoln)

Best Place to Go If You’re the Type of Shameless Asshole to Take Advantage of Another’s Drunkenness

  • Alfa
  • Bar Blu
  • Destination
  • d Lounge
  • Mix / Vics (58.1%)
  • Salsa Caribe
  • Xiu

Place You’re Most Likely to Get Shanked, Probably by Management

  • 9.9
  • Butterfly
  • Cheers
  • Elements (45.5%)
  • Kai
  • School Bar

Most Likely to Hear the Phrase “YOLO, Bitches!”

  • The Brick
  • Kokomo (40.5%)
  • Lush
  • Modernista
  • Pyro
  • Wu

Music That Doesn’t Suck. NOT Suck

  • 2 Kolegas
  • Hot Cat Club
  • Jianghu
  • MAO Live House
  • Temple (32.4%)
  • What Bar
  • XP
  • Yugong Yishan

Corollary: Music That Kind of Sucks

  • 2 Kolegas (24.1%)
  • Hot Cat Club
  • Jianghu
  • MAO Live House
  • Temple
  • What Bar
  • XP
  • Yugong Yishan

Mr. Sex (and drugs) (analyzed by Drake Moreau)

A Place You’ll Only Patronize if You’ve Been Drugged and Taken There in the Back of a Trunk

  • Cafe del Mar (29.4%)
  • Green Cap
  • Frank’s Place
  • The Irish Volunteer
  • Little Britain
  • Park Side Bar and Grill

Best Bathroom for Having Sex, Doing a Line, or, Most Likely, Both

  • 2F
  • Aperitivo
  • Dada
  • The Kro’s Nest
  • Mesh / Punk (37.5%)
  • Zeta Bar

Most Likely to Leave You with Blue Balls (or the Female Equivalent)

  • The Bookworm (74.4%)
  • The Box
  • Cafe de la Poste
  • Siif
  • Twilight
  • VA Bar

Best Place to Find a Date

  • 4corners
  • Great Leap Brewing
  • El Nido
  • Fubar
  • Lush
  • Modernista (37.8%)

Best Place to Find a Lay

  • Chocolate
  • The Den
  • Latte
  • Maggie’s
  • Propaganda (37.8%)
  • Pyro

Thank you to those who voted. All 50 or so of you.

    2 Responses to “Winners Of The 2nd Annual BJC Bar And Club Awards”

    1. Vino Vitus Snobbus

      Awards given by people who can’t afford to go out to any bar that doesn’t sell cheap beer. No Aria for example?

    2. Chumgoblin

      I don’t know…this list look pretty representative to me…they should put it in Frommer’s 2013


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