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cameron326

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Madison bar closed? No, just moved!
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:49:29 AM »

Has anyone been to Madison bar recently (near Huangshan dashan if I remember rightly?) The one with the homebrewed beer and pool table. Went there a couple of times recently around 9/10pm only to find the downstairs doors locked and no sign of life. So I guess they've either shut it down completely or changing ownership or something. Shame if they've closed as it was one of the better places I've seen in Hefei imo. Anyone got any info?
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 02:58:14 AM »

i was going to post this as well!
stepped in front of it saturday and it seems so..
all dark and door closed!!

i used to go there very often but the standard had dropped incredibly, especially for laowai!!
the last times i was there it was really dead place.. full only for bbq!

one of the guy working there, John (chinese), now works in a place that is quite similar, but less central.. and even more quite the only time i went there.. i can post more later!
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 08:03:09 AM »

Pls let me know address of the new place. thanks.
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 08:05:22 AM »

sorry dude, i moved and i had been only once to the other place.. but it was nothing like madison!
if i manage to get the address i will post it here, but you miss nothing!
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 08:14:47 AM »

Thanks for the reply. Any not-too-loud pub in hefei? I'm staying near 1912 street but the pubs were below average and mostly closed down now.

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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 08:28:00 AM »

closed already???
i have been there a few times only...

actually before i left the best place was knight bar in jinzhai lu.. but yes, far too loud!

on the street of the big park in the center there is another little bar, called Morgans'.. we used to go there for football world cup in 2010..
but after that the bar was extremely dead. too quiet!!

bitburger might be the place for you.. little expensive though..
but in the same street there is another tiny place, very cute, called Shipyard : http://hefeiexpat.com/forum/food/shipyard-cafe/..

this is probably good, but tiny..
great beer though and very good coffee!


good luck!
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 12:31:16 PM »

Hey, thanks. I am actually going to spend a lot more time in hefei now....
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 05:23:21 AM »

Someone mentioned to me that it may have reopened or will soon reopen.
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 05:33:58 AM »

this was the same they told me ppl that worked there when they closed it.....
long ago!!

like ur bar, one day...........................   ;D :D
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 06:27:03 AM »

bar goers, why not open a bar by yourself?  atmosphere and quality here may be quite different from those in your hometown, which i can tell.  it may be an opportunity for you to establish somewhere deserving our time, money and passion.
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Near CBD behind TianDu Hotel
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 07:55:55 AM »

The Madison has moved back into one of it's original premises. It's between the corner of JinZhai Lu and the CBD Building.
It is on the west side of the TianDu Hotel on the corner of ChangJiang Lu and YongHong Lu it's up stairs on the second floor.
They still have pool table and dart board.
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Re: Madison bar closed?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 02:47:47 AM »

bar goers, why not open a bar by yourself?  atmosphere and quality here may be quite different from those in your hometown, which i can tell.  it may be an opportunity for you to establish somewhere deserving our time, money and passion.

Because, you need a gimmick if you're not already established. There are quite a few bars already open or opening, so unless you have a 'catch' or a gimmick, it's gonna be hard to compete. Basically, too much competition to make it worth while. IMHO.
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