GT Club: Old Dongguan

1014_Bar“Do you want Beer?” my friend started. Yeah, no need to drop several hundred on misinformed booze.

After RMB 150, we were faced with six sad cans of Budweiser between the two of us. We were informed that occasionally a promotion allowed RMB 220 to get you 24 cans instead of the usual 12—still not very appealing. “I don’t think this is the kind of place I would bring my girlfriend,” Liu said. It’s the kind of place I wouldn’t even bring someone else’s.

“What do you make of those lights? It’s like Disco Inferno meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Liu chuckled, missing the references. They’re to see the girls clearer; people like shiny lights. It’s comforting. The exterior could look a bit sleazy. The pre-yellow sweeping with LED runners flashing in a random pattern around the entry way. We drank our warm beer from shot glasses and waited for something to happen as the place felt as if some eruption was imminent. The floor in the center of the bar is raised like a cat walk and the girls occasionally pranced along it to Keisha’s “Timber,” miming with suggestive, faux-burlesque gestures. “I think I am in love,” Liu smirked, pointing at a leggy lady in a dress more resembling a loin cloth.

Man, the prices on the menu are pretty shocking. This is absolutely not the kind of place to frequent to save some dimes. “It’s a bit of old Dongguan for me,” Liu said, from when expense accounts would be reimbursed with no questions asked. More than a thousand for a bottle of alcohol was nothing in the past. The uneasy bartender kept trying to push modestly priced Long Islands and Mohitos on us like a corner dealer; a low quota could mean his job. Yes, coming here has definitely been an education, surreal even. Ms. Leggy playfully blew a kiss to Liu and he turned beet red.

Pretty nice big screen, though. We could have some mad parties here with the right music. “It’s a bit too backstreet for me,” Liu remarked. Actually, he had a point. GT Club is situated behind two or three other clubs and down an alley away from any main thoroughfares. Far enough away from accountability for you? “Exactly,” he smiled.

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