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A farewell to Dixon! Sunday afternoon Scrabble on the waterfront in Stanley

  • Jun 30, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Sadly, Dixon, our host at Groucho's in Stanley on many occasions (and a Scrabbler himself) has decided to move back to his native Australia, and he will be handing over the management of Groucho's on the 1st of July.

So this is our last chance to partake of his hospitality, and the excellent burgers, hotdogs etc that he serves (not forgetting the Belgian beers of course)!

I have also organised a hike over from Braemar Hill with the Hong Kong Hikers, so join either or both, as you wish.


The waterfront in Stanley is a great place for an afternoon and/or evening of scrabbling, and partaking of the simple but excellent fare at Cafe Groucho's. It offers excellent value on Belgian beers, burgers (including veggie burgers), hot dogs, sandwiches, waffles, shakes & smoothies, and the hospitality of Dixon the owner.

I've set the meetup time at 2pm because that's about when the people on the hike will be arriving. We will probably finish Scrabbling around 6:30-7pm, although I believe there will be a private-ish party for Groucho regulars through the evening.

If you don't fancy the hike then there are buses to Stanley from Central, Causeway Bay, North Point and TST, and on previous occasions people pooled together to get taxis over (about HK$100 from Central, less from Admiralty/Wanchai); drink 3 drinks or eat some food at Groucho's prices and you've covered the cost of a taxi vs drinking in Central, and you had the pleasure of sitting out on the beautiful Stanley waterfront promenade playing Scrabble.

Obviously this is an outdoor venue, with "beer umbrellas" the only protection from the elements. Please dress accordingly!

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  • Paul

    A somewhat disappointing turnout to bid farewell to what has been a popular venue in the past. But anyway, the three of us enjoyed a few games, beers, burgers etc. There were 7 bingos, but I neglected to take photos, sorry.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paul, I may be in Stanley that afternoon with family in town from LA. If I can, I'll try to drop by and say hi. I'll be gone for 6 weeks in early July and hope to join you sometime when I come back.

    June 24, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Will probably come along later in the day

    June 23, 2013

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