Where to head for celebratory drinks in Hong Kong this festive season!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s time to celebrate the end of the 2015 with a little fun! It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, wrap up loose ends and cheers to the New Year ahead, so grab your girlfriends and head out for some festive fun. We’ve chosen some of our favourite bars with a little help from Bar Stars for you to check out this holiday season – find out more about Bar Stars here. So grab a glass of mulled wine, don those reindeer ears and get ready to enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year”!
We’re big fans of this stylish bar located in The Pottinger Hotel. Not only is the location centrally located, making it perfect for a couple of cocktails before you hit the town, but it’s even got a terrace so you can sip under the stars. The creative drinks are beautifully presented (totally Insta-worthy!) and use unique ingredients like Pandan Vodka – we can’t wait to check out the Christmas cocktails! Find out more about The Envoy in our City Guide here.
The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.theenvoy.hk
If you’re looking for a chilled out hidden spot in Wan Chai, Djboutii should be first on your list. Perfect for after work drinks, this little bar is tucked away down an alley and promises an atmospheric, relaxed vibe that will have you unwinding in no time. We loved sipping on the tea-infused cocktails at this semi al fresco, and the freshly stone baked organic Za’taar flatbread was ideal as a pre-dinner snack! The perfect spot if you’re looking for somewhere laid-back… check out our review of Djboutii here.
Djboutii, G/F, 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.djiboutii.squarespace.com
This sophisticated bar on Hollywood Road is the perfect place to get the party started. The outdoor space is definitely a highlight, and it’s a great place to socialise with the friendly, welcoming vibe. The little decor details create a cosy environment that you could hang out in all night and the handcrafted cocktails along with the veggie canapes definitely don’t go amiss… Topiary is definitely one to try out if you haven’t already! Read about Topiary in our Top 8 New Bars from last year.
Topiary, 3/F Hilltop Plaza, 49-51 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2866 6485, www.topiaryhk.com
Fans of a tiki-theme will fall in love with Mahalo’s Tiki Lounge, which exudes a relaxed, tropical vibe like no other. The terrace is super chilled, the cocktails are delicious and refreshing, and you can munch on tasty skewers and poke… what more could you want? The bartenders are great too and Mahalo always knows how to put on a awesome party with great music. Take a look at the space here for more of an idea! See our coverage on Mahalo in our Top 5 Hidden Al Fresco Bars here.
Mahalo, 29/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2488 8750, www.mahalotikibar.com
Oh, The Pontiac. We genuinely think there’s no other bar like this in Hong Kong. With a rough and retro rock ‘n’ roll vibe, The Pontiac authenticity that’s seriously cool. With an all female-staff, this bar emanates girl power and keeps it real with strong drinks, plenty of shots and a hell of a lot of fun. This is where you need to go if you want a seriously wild night out with your girlfriends… trust us, you won’t regret it. Check out our mention of The Pontiac in our Food News Flash here.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 3855, www.facebook.com/thepontiac
Cheers to the holiday season! Want to check out more bars to enjoy over the Christmas break? Check out Bar Stars, a Hong Kong Bar Guide that will make navigating our city’s watering holes that little bit easier…