Recap | Great Leap hosts 16-team Bufpong tourney


Beer Pong became Buf Pong with a raucous sixteen-team tournament at Great Leap #12 in Beijing on November 28.

Teams paid rmb500 each and were divided by lottery into four divisions of four teams, where they played round robin, with the top ping pong ball tossing team from each heading to the semi-finals and, for the winners there, to the finals. This year’s champs, the Pretentious Philanthropists, won the weight of one player in Buf2, a total of 11 cases of 24 cans of BuF2 each!

Players also enjoyed free-flow Buf2, in three flavors, throughout the event. And many played the bean bag toss to win tickets in a raffle that includes prizes from Buf2, Great Leap, Peach, Arch and more.

By the time the last ball was thrown, Bufpong had raised rmb15,046 or 150,460 mao, including rmb11,251 in team fees (and additional donations), rmb2295 in raffle ticket sales and rmb1500 in bidding to shave the Maovember mustache of chief organizer Dill. Check out the pics below!

Recap | Dog Pub Crawl tours Peach, Great Leap, Jing-A & Pi Bar


Two dozen of Beijing’s finest furry friends took to the city’s streets on Sunday for the fifth annual Maovember Dog Pub Crawl.

This year’s tour started at Peach by Hulu Sanlitun, where humans enjoyed mulled wine and received their dog snack packs courtesy of Penny’s Food Studio. The Peach team gave the best Halloween costume award to top dog Buksie, dressed as Chucky, who won a Peach ‘Boo Box’ filled with Halloween-themed treats.

Buksie (above) received that prize at the second stop, Great Leap #12, with everyone enjoying the gorgeous fall foliage during the walk there, then enjoying Summer Harmony APA and a raffle for Great Leap shirts, six-packs and free beer vouchers.

And then it was up the street to Jing-A Brewpub, a Dog Pub Crawl veteran, for a choice of one of the brewery’s four core bottled beers, plus prizes such as toques and T-shirts.

The final stop was Pi Bar, with drink options of draft beer and Nasch Katszhen, and a final raffle. That included a bunch of vouchers from Peach and Hulu, and some wines from CHEERS and Grape Wall of China. Some of the dogs missed it, as they were already snoozing after that long fun day (see below)!

This year’s Dog Pub Crawl raised rmb5388 / or 53,800 mao: rmb4950 in entry fees (33 people x rmb150), rmb250 in donations, rmb100 in raffle tickets and rmb88 from one dog attending ‘virtually’–Kuro-Chan!

Thanks to Peach by Hulu, Great Leap, Jing-A and Pi Bar for hosting this year’s tour and to everyone who participated. And to Penny’s for donating snacks Dog Pub Crawl in, Dog Pub Crawl out. You can also check out the Dog Pub Crawl writeups from 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017.