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Bacardi Opens a Bar, Teaches You How to Make Your Own Drinks

The prime real estate on the corner of Xiangyang Lu and Julu Lu, just under Kartel, has been a couple of things recently, including my favorite neighborhood canteen (RIP) and some Cantonese joint that...
Last updated: 2020-06-09
Photos: Angela Leung
The prime real estate on the corner of Xiangyang Lu and Julu Lu, just under Kartel, has been a couple of things recently, including my favorite neighborhood canteen (RIP) and some Cantonese joint that didn't last long. This is what replaced it! Mixlab. It's a cocktail bar. It has Lucky Huang (Union Trading Company, Birds of Paradise) behind the bar, under a giant Bacardi logo, Bacardi championship winning drinks on the menu, and — differentiator! — a front room designed for cocktail-making classes. Make a person to drink, they'll drink for a night. Teach a person to make a drink, and they'll never fish a day in their life. Or something.

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