Made few calls to make inquiries, for 2 hours nobody picked up. Finally 'someone' picked up, and I found that they were kids playing with the phone. I called again, but the kids just picked up and hung up. It was frustrating; so I called again. Finally they 'spoke' and asked me 'who was I looking for?' .. Then hung up. I called again to ask to speak to an adult, and I was was put 'on hold' and line was cut off. I called again, and the kids groups on children picked up, and finally an adult came to the line who was also not helpful. Pretty disappointed with such an encounter. Not sure if I would even consider sending my kids there.
They were pretty good. Helped me pack. They were fast. Took away my stuff and returned it all with one day's notice. I was gone for 5 months and forgot to pay, I was a little worried when i got back but there was no problem. All my things were there in good order. :)
I absolutely love the Jing A Tap Room. It is in a beautiful space, in the 1949 building, and the motif is excellent with the red brick lining the walls, cool lights hanging from the ceiling, and just the right amount of room for people to sit at tables, stand around and talk, or hang out at the bar. There is also an outside area that is great during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
The beers are, simple stated, fantastic. I am huge hop head so I love the Flying Fist IPA and, to be honest, there is nothing better than the Airpocalypse Double IPA, especially on a heavily polluted day in Beijing.
The food is very good and the service is quick and friendly. That means a lot here in China because most people aren't trained in Western style service and it is very noticeable when the service is really good.
Since the tap room opened, I have to say that I find myself spending more and more time there each week. The owners, Kris and Alex, are awesome guys and love to hang out with the crowds and will talk to you about beer, music, or whatever is going on. Definitely say hello to them when you visit and pull up a chair and hang out a while!
I send everyone I know to Feifei's to get things made, repaired or copied. Her seamstresses are all trained in the south, accommodating and some of them even speak a little bit of English. They made a straight-up evening gown for me only from a couple of photos and I couldn't be more happy about the result. Cannot recommend highly enough.
The original Feifei Tailor is at the end of the strip of imitators on Xinyuan Jie, closest to the Airport Expressway. It has double wooden doors and a little red sign that says "Original Feifei."
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