Pub-crawls are not possible in small Chinese towns that only have one or two real pubs. But that doesn’t stop anyone from having a party. Small grocery stores make for the perfect location to relax, have a drink and even play some beer pong!
Not every grocery store has tables and chairs, but those that do have pretty lax rules. If there is a designated sitting area within the store it is normal to take whatever you want to eat or drink off the shelves and dig in!
The Chinese culture promotes honesty and trust, so they let you enjoy yourself and pay for your purchases at the end of the night!
If you take a bottle of wine from their shelves and you need a bottle opener, they don’t even mind you rummaging behind the counter if they’re not around.
They also allow you to bring drinks or food purchased elsewhere, as long as you or your friends are buying from the store too.
They are very accommodating and are open to just about anything. If you ask them for cups to play beer pong, they will be happy to give them to you. When you play wildly and spill drinks all over the floor, they will just laugh, hand you some tissues and will cheer you on.
Unfortunately, they don’t always have a bathroom, sometimes not even a squatting one. Generally, though, any businesses nearby will be happy to let you use their bathroom even if you’re not a customer. Sometimes they will even have regular sitting toilets with stocked toilet paper in the places where you least expect it!
This is definitely a unique way to party and enjoy a night out!
Why go on a bar crawl when you can hop from one grocery store to another?