Watering Holes

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China Post 1 has members in all corners of the world. To create a way for these people to gather and meet each other we have designated Watering Holes spotted across the globe. To find one near you check our list below or contact us if you would like to initiate a new one in your area.

Afghanistan | Bahrain | Dhahran | Guatemala | Korea | Philippines | Thailand | United States

Coming Soon: Abu Dhabi – contact: Tim Haman  thaman@emirates.net.ae

Afghanistan “Jacks Tora Bora Cafe”
(Its written about in the best-selling war book, The Hunt for Bin Laden) and it was the FIRST place to get the ok for serving alcohol.  It is on the rooftop of the Mustafa Hotel in Kabul, and run by two American expats called Weiss and Sol.  It is very reminiscent of Lucy’s Tiger Den in Bangkok in the 70’s and 80’s. SF drinks free the first night– so I’ll let Weiss and Sol know that CP boys should too.

Bahrain – Ric’s Kountry Kitchen See pictures from Ric’s


France See Jack’s Place Hotel Le Terminus Menton, FR

Germany – The commander of Stuttgart American Legion post, George Johnston,  has hung our CP1 banner in the Community Club on Patch Barracks Army post where they hold their meetings. Also we have another CP1 banner hanging in the Special Forces club “Garden of Eden” near Panzer Kanserne Army Post.  Our members are welcome.

Guatemala – Shakespeare’s Pub, 13 Calle 1-51, Zona 10, Guatemala City, Phone: + 502-2331-2641 Shakespeare’s Pub, located in the middle of the free zone in Guatemala City, has been owned by a lady named Valerie, an ex-pat, for 27 years.

Korea*SAFEHOUSE* The China Post 1 has NEW safe house, in Yongsan, Seoul, Korea!   Kwons Engraving Shop  –  Yes, this is at the corner into Itaewon from Yongsan, up the hill from Crown Hotel.  The Kwon brothers speak English and know the area. They can fix problems! Tel :82-2-797-2796 Fax:82-2-790-7308, E-mail:kwonscoin@hotmail.com, 34-17, Itaewon 1-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea

PhilippinesTemporary watering hole in Baguio City:  The Newtown Plaza Hotel, ELEMENTS Bar, Navy Base Road, Baguio City Philippines. They also have a Facebook Page.

ThailandLOOK OUT INN PATTAYAThe Look Out Inn is located conveniently close to “Walking Street” in Pattaya and is frequented by multiple nationalities, but seems to draw a majority of Americans, especially military veterans and active duty sailors that are looking for conversation and cold beer.  A Happy Hour Watering Hole in the true sense of the word. Location:  The Look Out Inn    Ground Floor – Center Condo    South Pattaya Road    (Next to Wat Chai)    TEL/FAX: 66-(038)-414511    eMail: lookoutinn@gmail.com

CHIKNCOOP, PATTAYA (New in 2015) – Chicken Coop. it is owned by Mike Cooperman and his wife. The location is: Second road east side about 100 meters south of Soi Diana Inn. Mikes phone number in Thailand is:  086-071-6109.


United States – 

Fryeburg, Maine,Two Black Dogs Country Pub 2 Jockey Cap Lane, Fryeburg, Me 04037, 207-256-3036.  The owner is a member of China Post 1 and proudly displays the flags. Show your CP 1 membership card.

Las Vegas – Gilligans Hideaway An original Las Vegas restaurant & lounge2601 Atlantic Street, Las Vegas, Nevada Phone: (702) 214-8610   Email: reservations@gilliganshideaway.com

Las Vegas, NV – Leatherneck Club – Address: 4360 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Phone:(702) 368-1775 Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM Reminds me of DMZ Bar as a military history location, but in Las Vegas.

Flagler Beach, FL Beach Front Grill(Owner is a retired Boston cop named Jamie Bordeaux) 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd. Flagler Beach, FL 32136 Flagler Beach, Florida

Taveres, FL Buster Tubbs Watering Hole – Lori is an owner of a pub and a good friend who had a daughter and son both serve in Iraq. She asked me about China Post one and I showed her the web site. She was interested in becoming a watering hole for any China Post one member coming by her pub. 110 S New Hampshire Ave, Tavares, FL 32778, (352) 742-7676

Virginia Beach VA – The Raven Restaurant A Virginia Beach Landmark Since 1968, 1200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Phone: (757) 425-1200   Email: Raven@theraven.com *Also a Safe House* The Raven has expanded and holds weekly meetings (Tuesday evenings) for the Virginia Beach Memorial Division.

Colorado Springs, CO VFW Post 101Located at 702 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO this post is the home of the local S.F. Group as well as a number of “contractors”.  Join us in the Rathskeller.

Seward, AKAmerican Legion Post #5 – PO Box 306, 502 5th Ave. Seward, AK 99664   (907) 224-5440 and on Facebook

Established 1919 at the American Club, Shanghai, China, Chartered April 1920