Wine Weekend III: One year for wine bar

I owed myself a weekend of fun for ages and cashed in Friday, Saturday and Sunday by attending five wine events. Here’s number three:

It took (exactly) one year but I finally made it to Houhai wine bar Le Baie des Anges last Saturday night for its first-year anniversary party. The layout is tight but cozy, with two seating areas separated by a bar with space for a half-dozen people. There are about ten wines by the glass and prices are reasonable – two roses and a house red set me back 110 kuai. The wait staff is friendly, though service was a bit spotty at times, partly due to the busy night and partly because they weren’t coming to the back areas much, but twas no biggie.

If you’ve been to Hutong Pizza, you’ll find Le Baie des Anges a few meters away. You can also walk from Starbuck’s, down Lotus Lane and to the street with Buddha Bar. Look up the sidestreets until you find the one – it has a hotpot restaurant on the corner – with the bar’s neon-blue sign. Or just get the map here.

All in all, a good place, a good time, and it won’t take me a year to return…

Note: Actually, it took me less than a week, as I visited this place with Sir Campbell T last night for a Moon Festival drink. A nice, relaxed environment…

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