Round 2: FIGHT!
Tell me I’m not the only one who has visions of Blanka electrocuting Guile whilst battling in the Amazon whenever I hear the name of this club.
Round 2 is giving it another round, so to speak, after some renovations had it closed for a short time and is now ready to get into the ring with various upcoming electronic and hip hop nights.
Going down the staircase into the club, you can see the posters for past events they have had. I picture the small dance floor crammed with neon clad dancers - their sweat slicking up the floor and the cleaners needing a mop to soak it up.
The club is well crafted, and designed, with a throne like DJ booth and posh lighting rigs in the side room. There are booths and tables throughout - each giving you ample vision to the DJ booth and video screens around it. The method of purchasing beer in the club is unique in that you go into a kind of side store, pick your drink from a fridge, and then pay the piper. Drink specials are also offered, with some events banishing a “buy 6 shots, get 6 free” or “buy 6 beer, get 6 free”deals - so you buy one round, and get round 2 for free. See what I did there?
The location has stayed the same, now neighboring the newly opened Rouge nightclub, at the north end of the Five Great Avenues, Wudadao. If we are still talking Street Fighter, Round 2 is like the Ryu to Rouge’s red cloaked Ken. Same street, same aim to give a devastating party, though Rouge is more Western spirited (besides the Russian girls - that’s Zangief’s turf).
Wednesday is the free weekly hip hop night. I figured there would be battling MCs when I checked out the club on this night but it was simply hip hop tracks played by the DJ. Not a problem, though the atmosphere was more low key and chill than I had anticipated.
There are a number of events lined up at Round 2. So choose your fighter -