Bars in China Are Delivering Cocktails to Customers Affected by the Coronavirus Lockdown
Bars in Beijing and Guangzhou are offering delivery menus and happy hour deals for those affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
The street's of China's most bustling cities remain quiet as coronavirus continues to threaten the nation. This is certainly bad for business, and several bars in particular are getting creative when it comes to reaching customers on lockdown.
Hope & Sesame, a speakeasy in Guangzhou that was named one of Asia's 50 Best Bars in 2019, launched a bottled cocktail delivery service for patrons to enjoy their favorite libations from the comfort of home. Some of these cocktails include traditional beverages, like a "Fast-Aged Boulevardier," while others are more for the novelty, like "Cantonese Chicken Rice."
"It is true we cannot operate during this #coronavirus period, it is true this is the toughest time for our entire industry, but it is also true we won't let this beat us," writes Hope & Sesame owners on Instagram.
CNBC reports that Bandidos, a Mexican restaurant in Beijing, is allowing customers to enjoy happy hour deals by delivering their favorite margaritas to their door. Customers can connect to one of the bar's representatives via WeChat (a messaging app) for $3.58 margaritas served Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The news outlet also reported a brewery in Beijing, Jing-A Brewing Co., is only open for deliveries and takeaway services where customers can bring their own growlers for refills.