Gambay’s voted Wuxi China’s best Expat Pub for 10th consecutive year.

Gambay’s Pub, in the 1912 Bar District of Wuxi, China,has been voted Wuxi China’s best Expat Pub in a poll of Wuxi China Expatdom pub-goers conducted by the Ipsus-Reid-Cornway Polling Consortium. It was the 10th year the poll had been conducted and the 10th year that Gambay’s was voted the top Wuxi China Expatdom Pub.

Fred Minkleman, co-owner of Gambay’s, full of emotion accepted the Ipsus Reid Cornway Cup, symbolic of Wuxi China Expat Pub supremacy, for winning the poll. After being presented the cup by the King of the Wuxi China Expatdom, Gorzo the Mighty, Minkleman raised the trophy in the air, and began his victory lap around the Wuxi China Expatdom. He made a point of stopping in front of competing Wuxi Expat Pubs and doing a victory dance. During the victory lap, he handed off the cup to his twin brother and spouse Frank Minkleman. The huge crowds wept at the romance of the handoff, as the twin-brother-spouse-pub-co-owners embraced each other and kissed. Frank carried the cup aloft for a while, before handing off the trophy to little Jimmy O’toole, a poor boy who had been stuck under a bridge in a deep hole for ten years till he was rescued by the Wuxi China Expatdom Contingent. At the end of the victory lap, Fred Minkleman dedicated the poll victory to "all the poor children of the world who don’t have parents or matchbox toys or sober parents or a school with a roof to attend and so on….."

Asked to what he attributed Gambay’s long stretch of popularity among Wuxi Expats, Fred Minkleman said "A belief in Civilization, and a dislike of all that is base and barbarous. Eleven years ago, they told me that Wuxi Expats weren’t interested in a pub where one could listen to good music and engage in sparkling and witty conversation. They told me that all they wanted hip-hop, necrophilia, bestiality, rock and roll, drugs, oy-oy talk, easy sex, and German-precision vomiting. Well, I showed them they were wrong! At Gambay’s, I have created an atmosphere of civilization comparable to Florence of the Renaissance, and the Salons of France in the time of Voltaire."


About wuxiandis

An English Teacher in Wuxi, China. Married to a local girl. Father of a boy born August 23, 2007.
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