Reviews of Bars

Reply
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Yuen Long
    Posts
    1,649

    Question Reviews of Bars

    Hey guys

    Would anyone be able to review the following bars:
    Joe Bananas
    Chinatown
    Skitz

    Most wanting to know the feeling, how they are for groups and if they have areas to book.

    Thanks guys and gals!!


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    23,221

    Joe Bananas: has a high density of "professional" clientele, bouncers on the door, but is, for some reason that I don't understand, seen as reasonably classy. Not sure about groups, but I guess so if you know the management.

    Chinatown: owned by the same people as own some of the "curtain bars"; used by the girls from those bars as a place to take their clients for a drink before going home/to the hotel (not least as a means of getting into the uber-mama-san's good books). Also a hangout for gweilos who are very close to that business. They would certainly let you reserve tables for a group.

    Skitz: quite variable - the pool tables used to be very good, but under new management they degenerated rapidly. Still a very high quotient of freelancing professionals there, some just to play pool (at which some of them are very good indeed). Skitz itself is not really a place for big groups, but Visages bar at the back certainly takes bookings and has an excellent house band. Unfortunately though whenever I have been there there have been more people in the band than in the audience, which does lead to much atmosphere.


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Yuen Long
    Posts
    1,649

    Thanks so much PDLM! You are the best!


  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sham Tseng Downtown
    Posts
    492

    All three places are nothing special though.
    Skitz was great for watching the world cup, but this place definitely needs a refurbishment. They do have a live band, but I never heard them playing.
    Chinatown is just a normal bar, although the food seems to be not too bad.... As PDLM said this place is really popular among hookers getting a drink with their clients before heading to the 'playground'....

    Depending on what u want Joe Bananas might be the best choice out of those three, even though their visitors can be rude sometimes.