Watering Holes

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 Webmaster.  If you would like to establish a new watering hole in your area, you must have a MemDiv in place exceptions are on a case by case basis.

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

Coming Soon: Abu Dhabi

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.

Dhahran – dandianne@hotmail.com

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

Philippines – Sato’s Clubhouse, 0041 (425) Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines, ph. 09297681867  – All the China Post 1 stuff is displayed beautifully here in the bar.  “Honestly, the place is one of the best looking bars in all of Asia.   We understand the responsibilities of being an official Watering Hole for China Post 1 members worldwide, and are very excited to show off.”

Philippines – Rocky Mountain Café, Plaridel Street, Brgy. Quezon
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines – The owner of the establishment, Rocky Mountain Café, is a Kuwaiti gentleman who is very appreciative of what US Forces did for him, his family and his country and jumped at the chance to allow his place to be used as a watering hole for CP1.

Thailand – LOOK 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.

FINNEGAN’S, BAN CHANG – This is a super friendly pub, with Guinness on draft, along with other English and Irish draft beers. The owner Terry Tansley is there every day and is an excellent host. The food is outstanding a mix of English, Irish, and American food, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. What makes Finnegan’s special are the friendly staff, the welcoming environment, and the varied selection of spirits and beer.

THE CAMEL PUB IN BAN CHANG, RAYONG, THAILAND – After more than thirteen years of trading and numerous face-lifts and extensions, The Camel Pub has the largest Bar on the famous “strip’ in Ban Chang. It is the first bar on the ‘strip’ on Soi 25 off Sukumvit Road, Ban Chang which is approximately forty five kilometers Southeast of Pattaya as you head towards Rayong


United States – 

Apache Junction, AZThe Gary Snyder Memorial Watering Hole is located at VFW Post 7968,  250 S. Phelps Drive; Apache Junction, Arizona 85120 … Phone, (480) 671-6239

Bullhead City, AZ American Legion Post 87,  2249 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City AZ,  Post phone 1-928-763-0305 and on Facebook.  Hey, they have 5 stars on Yelp check them out.

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.

El Paso, TX  –  American Legion Post 58 – 4724 Vulcan Ave, El Paso, TX a secure facility, has a cantina, a kitchen, relaxing environment, games, and more.

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

Green Creek, N.J.Two Black Dogs Country Pub- 421 Route 47 So., Green Creek, NJ 08219 P.O. Box 419.  The owner is a member of China Post 1 and proudly displays the flags. Show your CP 1 membership card.

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.

Santa Fe, N.M. – American Legion Post 1, New Mexico –  This is a great Post in historic Santa Fe, NM whose members welcome you openly. Stop by and see then at 1601 Berry Ave., Santa Fe NM 87505-3437, phone 505-982-9622.

San Antonio, TXLongtab Brew Pub and Coffee BarThe Brewmeister, Mike Brown, is a CP1 Member. Longtab Brewing Company is a brewpub, coffee bar, and restaurant which honors the history, culture, and veterans of US Army Special Forces, or “Green Berets” Located at: 4700 Timco W Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas 78238, 210-947-4766

San Antonio, TX – VFW Post 8541, 2222 Austin Hwy,  San Antonio, TX 78218, (210) 655-2944. Newly established watering hole in the S.A. area. This post also hosts Special Forces Association Chapter meetings on a regular basis.

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

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.