A rose by any other name would apparently smell awful.
Okay, so here goes: late-night spot Generation took over Craft's Donghu Lu space (above The Parrot) after Craft closed a couple of months ago. But now, the new team has negotiated with the previous bar's owners to take over the old name, too, so now it's called Craft again. Whatever makes them happy, so long as they’re still serving booze.
So is this sequel going to match up to the original? ‘Craft the 2nd’ is reportedly larger, has more tables, and – hold on to your hats – 'much more comfortable.' The drink prices are the same as before at 60RMB for cocktails and 50RMB for mixed drinks. No change for tunes either, with different DJs spinning every weekend.
So, same name, different bar, same drinks, different gigs, and now it's time for an opening (reopening?) party. Craft will roll out the proverbial red carpet this Friday the 13th with free entry that gets you one mixed drink and sets by DJ Charp from 11:00pm until late.