It seems another Lan Kwai Fong institution is set to close following news that Hong Kong Brew House will soon be no more. Open since 2004, a veritable lifetime in terms of LKF, the popular pub is set to be replaced by a branch of Mexican fast food joint Cali-Mex, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. The Brew House was famous/infamous – take your pick – for the carpet of peanut shells that continually littered the floor and last year’s wounding of Ravi Kanasamoorthe by comedian Gary Jackson in a dispute about a stand-up comedy routine.
Given such facts, there are those who will shed no tears about the venue disappearing, but it’s a timely reminder about the impact of Club 7-Eleven and how cheap alcohol on the street is affecting the city's bar trade. Read our earlier investigation Is ‘Club 7-Eleven’ killing Hong Kong's bar scene? here.