Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Soft Pawn

Went to new bar The Pawn in Wan Chai for an after-work drink with the missus. In some ways it's very pleasant; who can argue with a nice old building with balconies overlooking the street, nicely tarted up and a bit of ska and rocksteady on the sound system on a Friday night?

The problem of course is that they have chosen to charge ridiculous Lan Kwai Fong prices, part of the increasing poncification of Wan Chai spreading down from the benighted Star Street area like a particularly virulent virus. Working class culture has been turned into a theme pub for yuppies (or whatever they're called nowadays) it seems.

Halve the price of the beer and park a kebab van outside and it would be the place to go.

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