Cost: Dinner - 150 RMB / Party - FREE
Meeting point/time: Guloudajie station, exit B, 7:00pm
Our 5th annual Chun Jie Eve party is ON! We had such a great time at 4 Corners last year that they’ve agreed to take us in once again! There will be food, live music, DJs and more explosions than you can count! With both the Drum Tower and Houhai just steps away from the bar you’ll have an unrivaled view of the fireworks that will absolutely fill the sky come midnight!
During its first year 4 Corners has become known for its great parties and as an awesome place to hang out. What many don’t realize is that 4 Corners is also where you can sample the awesome culinary creations of co-owner and eclectic executive chef, Jun Trinh. (He makes, hands-down, the best pho and poutine in the city!) You can learn a bit more about Jun and his cooking by checking out an episode of his Travel Channel show “Kitchen Quest” (谁借我厨房) and watch him bounce all over China and around the world doing cultural exchange through cooking:
For those who want to join in for the dinner portion, Jun will be whipping up a special menu that he’s calling “East Meats West, Dragon Meets Snake.” Cost for the dinner is 150 RMB and seats must be reserved in advance. That will get you a big, multi-course dinner that’ll appeal to even the most discerning foodie and be as culturally mashed up as Jun himself!
Dinner will start promptly at 7:30pm. For those who are not confident that they can find their way, we’ll meet at Guloudajie station, exit B (outside the station) at 7:00pm and walk down as a group. DON’T BE LATE!
**DINNER RESERVATION DETAILS**
DINNER RESERVATIONS HAVE CLOSED!
Due to a large number of no-shows for dinner last year (which caused the restaurant to lose money and the organizers to be out several thousand RMB) pre-paid reservations were be absolutely necessary at 4 Corners this year and the window to book a seat there has now closed. However, there is an alternate option.
There is a wonderful Indian restaurant, called Raj, that is just around the corner from 4 Corners and they'll be open on Saturday night. They've agreed to take as many walk-ins as they can. As a bonus they have plenty of veggie (and a few vegan) options available for those whose dietary predilections run that way. The catch? Space will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to join in there just meet us at the subway meeting point by 7:00pm and we'll all walk there together. It would also be helpful if you gave a shout-out in the comments below if you're coming so that I can give them an estimate as to how many folks may be dropping in on them.
Everybody is welcome to the party!!!
If you weren't able to make a reservation for dinner, or if you have alternate food plans that’s totally OK!! Just show up at 4 Corners any time after 9:45pm as the doors will be open to all comers at that point. There may be some live music on offer and the funky stylings of DJ Wilbey will keep us all dancing well into the wee hours. You can also walk a few steps around the corner to either the Drum Tower or onto frozen Houhai lake for some incredible views of the fireworks that will be lighting up the sky. For a sample of what you can expect check out this great video about Chinese New Year in Beijing with scenes from last year's celebrations: http://bit.ly/TcTKom
**DIRECTIONS TO 4 CORNERS**
From Guloudajie Station (Line 2):
- Go out of exit B. Turn right.
- Walk all the way to the end of the street. You will come to an intersection and a wall will be directly across the street from you. (You'll also see the Drum Tower on your left.)
- Cross the street towards the wall.
- Turn right. Walk about 100 meters and turn left down the first alley. This is Dashibei Hutong.
- 4 Corners is about 150 meters in, around the corner.