After three decades in the business, Hong Kong’s longest-running live music venue, The Wanch, finally ceased operations of their Wan Chai bar. Since the outbreak hit Hong Kong, stringent social distancing measures restricted live venues to operate pending further developments in the city. Closed for most of the year and without revenue, The Wanch announced last August 30 that they will finally vacate their venue and will reopen until the pandemic is under control. "The Wanch management and staff look forward to coming back and rocking HK even harder in the future," states the official announcement on the bar's Facebook page.
This popular local bar and music club hosted bands of all shapes and sizes, from across genres and origins, without fail every night since 1987.