IV is VI: The Irish Volunteer Turns Six This Weekend

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It’s been called everything from the “best local in Beijing” to the “home of Canadian Pizza” to the “site of the most ferociously and valiantly fought corn hole tournaments ever held in China”. It’s The Irish Volunteer and it’s celebrating six years in business with a weekend of fun and games.

An extended happy hour starts on Friday afternoon (today) at 3 PM (now) and goes all the way until The IV closes on Sunday night.

Friday also features an NHL PS4 tournament at sibling The Hockey Bar next door. Sign up your two-player team by emailing Conor at conorsmith21 (at) gmail.com.

Saturday afternoon includes a full slate of activities, including:

  • Corn Hole (2 PM). Enjoy a sport that combines the accuracy of lawn darts and the excitement of curling. Seriously, this is addictive. Sign up your two-member team by emailing Trish at trishsmithus (at) gmail.com.
  • Beer Pong (3 PM). Do you like to drink beer? Do you like to bounce ping pong balls? Can you do both in a single afternoon? This game is for you!
  • Sjoelan (3 PM). A game of precision that also goes by the name “Dutch Shuffleboard”. More here.

There will also be a Power Hour on Saturday, from 1 PM to 2 PM, with TsingTao beers and Penalty Shots at rmb6 each.

Finally, on Sunday, catch NHL playoff games in the morning and play Blackjack in the afternoon from 2 PM.

And if even activities sound like too much, do what I usually do at The IV, which is grab a drink and a seat by the window and chat with fellow pub goers while watching both the fun inside and life going by outside. That atmosphere is what makes The IV such a good local.

The Irish Volunteer is on Jiangtai Lu, close to Metropark Lido Hotel Beijing.


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