Friday, December 29, 2006

On Bars

So a Finnish friend is down under and we decided to bring him around to impress him with the highly established Melbourne bar life.

We bar hopped over 10 venues in the whole night starting at 8pm untill 2am. A drink and then the next.

This was not just a learning curve for Jukka (Yuu Ka) but i was again amazed and awed by the variety, the cultural depth and the intensity of the Melbourne bar life that is very much alive at any day of the week.

Out of the 10 plus venues we visited, i would say i have only been to 2 or 3. Alot were random bars and pubs that we stumbled upon or through asking strangers on the street.

It was awesome! Interestingly we stumbled on alot of "Underground" bars. Not your plush, minimalism, modern, chic or Sex and the City kind of bar. It was truly underground playing international underground house music, a make shift drinking area in the alleys where drainage pipes hits you in your face as you down your drink. Where the crowd is grungy, rough, and they come in a whole assortment of races.

Why! i even found a bar that played my much idolised French hip hop and R&B!!!! Sexy.

Then there was Polly. A velvety bar reminiscent of French Boudouirs. Very gay friendly from my observation.

Apart from being the only Asian, i had a ton load of fun. Brazilians, Africans, Australians, The Swedes, and then my Finnish friend.

I wanna do this again.

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