Johnny Morgan on the Craziest Thing He's Seen in a Guangzhou Pub

By Matthew Bossons, September 12, 2017

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Every month, Take 5 sees a PRD resident answer five questions on whatever our editors feel like asking.

If you like billiards, football, beer or good banter, chances are you know this guy. The friendly, father-like pub proprietor is a staple of the Guangzhou food and beverage scene, and has been in the city long enough (nine years) to experience some weird sh*t. This month, we pulled Johnny aside to ask five semi-ridiculous questions.

Who is the most famous person to ever walk through the doors of Morgan’s Public House?
Jimmy White, a world-famous snooker player. He is actually a friend of ours, and he used to come over sometimes and play pool.

When you have family and friends come visit, which Guangzhou landmark do you take them to first?
The Canton Tower – it’s the most iconic place in town. Everyone wants to know what it is, so I take them over to have a look. And, of course, the Cave Bar… (kidding).

What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve seen in a Guangzhou pub?
Pubs open early for Super Bowl Monday in Guangzhou, and one year after a crazy, crazy match, an American kid took a poo on a table in the bar. After that he locked himself in the washroom and we had to kick down the door to get him out.

Make love to one, kill one and marry one: Michael Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Margret Thatcher.
I’d make love to Whoopi, I’d kill Thatcher and I’d marry Michael – for his money of course. 

Rumor has it you’re fighting in the upcoming White Collar Fight in Guangzhou, what can boxing enthusiasts expect from ‘Captain Johnny’?
They can expect some less than pretty skills, but my robe will look awesome.

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