Close to the heart of the sin city that is Walking Street lies an upcoming favorite gathering place called The International Bistro Casino. What used to be an Irish pub is now a 24-hour hangout that rolls into one: a sports and gaming station, a poker room, a bar and a restaurant.
The place has a laidback feel to it — comfy couches, dim light and handcrafted furniture to set the mood. The International is spacious enough to fit a hundred people. There are pool tables close to the entrance. At least 10 widescreen televisions showcase what’s hot and now, from the live World Cup soccer match to the latest installment of American Idol. And hey, there’s the occasional uproar from overly excited sports fans, too! (Which really, really livens up the place!) On certain nights live music is played.
There’s an in-house betting station so sports enthusiasts do not miss out on tipping for their favorite rugby, footy and other teams on events all-year round. The licensed Wild Aces Poker Room holds daily poker tournaments from 3pm. On certain days it offers free poker lessons to attract newbies.
The International is also a favorite among gastronomes — its extensive menu catering to Western, European, Asian and local tastes. You can expect friendly service from the young local waitresses. Plus, they speak good English. Meal price is mid-to high range. The bar is stocked with imported beers, whiskeys and liquors for the mostly-foreigner patrons.
Overall, if you’re out to have a break from the girly bars, wanna hang out with other expats and tourists, or maybe just wanna have a laidback night, you’re sure to love the International experience!