Cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
August is in full-flow, and with the sun shining we’re looking for the perfect spots for a summery drink (or three!). For post-work happy hours, you’ll find us sipping away at Jinjuu, El Loco Gringo, or Cicada. And for outdoor drinks over the weekend, our August favourites are Red Sugar, Picada and Havana.
Or (for when we’re not staying in with our favourite bottle of wine from U-Select!), here’s a look at some of the new specials to check out this month:
One of our new favourite restaurants is making us even happier these days! We’re especially excited about mid-week, as on Tuesdays it will have Soju Carafes for $50, on Wednesdays it will have Sake Carafes for $50, and on Thursdays, two Singapore Slings will be just $75! And tonight, check out the preview of “Sling Thursdays.”From 6pm to 9pm, Bar Manager Gagan Gurung will whip up some drinks with Rémy Cointreau Brand Ambassador and award-winning mixologist, Jay Khan. You might want to take tomorrow off.
Fang Fang, 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/FangFangAsian
Some days you’re just itching for a world-class martini, and Morton’s is ready to serve you one for just $60! Mondays through Fridays from 5pm to 7pm, Morton’s is offering Power Hour, which features Aperol Spritz, Dream Berry, Gin Mortini, Moscow Mule, Negroni, Palm Beacher, Sangria, Vodka Mortini and various wines for just $50, Col Vetoraz Prosecco, Beringer “Stone Cellar” Chardonnay, Fetzer “Eagle Peak” Merlot for $100, Asahi, San Miguel and Tsing Tao beer for $40, and Eel River California Blonde Ale, Eel River Organic IPA for $60, and Pebble Lane Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir for $100. Pair it with Morton’s special Bar Bites for some delicious snacks that won’t break the bank, either!
Mortons’s The Steakhouse, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com/hongkong
Just launched on Tuesday (and every Tuesday after that!), Blue will be featuring “Vintage & Vocal.” Listen to live music and enjoy 50% off on bottled wines. Happening weekly from 6pm to 8pm!
Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.bluebutcher.com
Thursdays are the new Fridays, especially at Upstairs at BELON. Each week its expert bartenders will create a cocktail of the week (which will run throughout the following week). Not a bad deal, too, as the cocktails are mixed using premium spirits, ingredients and priced at $98.
BELON, 41 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, belonsoho.com
We love a good happy hour, and at Ciao Chow, it lasts from 3pm to 7pm during the week. Its twist on the Bellini – the ‘Beerlini’ ($49) – is made with Peroni beer, house-made peach purée and a splash of lemon. If a Beerlini isn’t your thing, there is also a range of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks at discounted prices. And if you’re feeling peckish, get one of the cold meats and cheese platters on offer!
Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.ciaochow.com.hk
One of our favourite restos, Potato Head, has a weekly Wednesday deal at its Eksotika Bar. For just $50, you can get Mai Tais (made with rum, rock sugar, pineapple, lime and spiced rum) and for only $30, get a rum with fresh apple and juice. If cocktails ain’t your thing, get two Pilsner Urquell for just $80.
Potato Head, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, kaum.com
This is one everyday deal that comes with a view! Enjoy Ce La Vi’s 2-for-1 offer from 3pm to 9pm daily. Admire our beautiful city on the Sky Deck and sip drinks such as the gin-based Honkers Sour made with lemon, Crème de Violette, kaffir lime leaves and peach bitters.
Ce La Vi, 25/F California Tower, 36-30 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, hk.celavi.com
Get ready to have a #SocialWeekend at Mercedes me. Selected cocktails are just $80 (including Pisco and Vodka Sake as well as beer and house wines). The promotion is every Saturday from 5pm to 12 midnight, and on Sundays from 5pm to 10:30pm. Cheers!
Mercedes Me, Shop C & D, Ground floor, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercedes-benz.com/hk/mercedes-me
For all you coffee lovers – we’ve found the perfect way to spice up your daily buzz! Master Mixologist Antonio (of Quinary fame) has joined forced with The Coffee Academics to bring to you a special summer cocktail collection. A total of six new cocktails have been crafted (small: $78, large: $88) from an array of flavours. Whether you’ll be drinking the Coconut Brew (cold brewed coffee, coconut water, vodka, coconut syrup, mint and pineapple) or the TCA Expresso Martini (vodka, espresso, Kalhua coffee liquor), you’ll get your caffeine fix! And check out its new location, The Roastery Lab, Basement, 41 Staunton St, Soho, Hong Kong
The Coffee Academics, Basement, 41 Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com
Time to get your spritz on! Every Monday this summer the Italian wine bar will be serving up $48 Aperol or Americano Spritz (on tap!). And best of all, you’ll be treated to a complimentary apperitivo all evening long.
Stazione Novella, 52-56 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.stazionenovella.com
Aberdeen Street Social is celebrating its ‘London Calling’ happy hour starting at 5pm everyday (and running all night). Guests can choose between $50 wines, $68 cocktails and pints of Fuller’s Frontier Craft Lager for $50. And if that isn’t enough, on Thursdays for the rest of this month it will unite with Fufu and The Artist to spin cool sounds. Pitchers for four or a bucket of four beers will be $200.
Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, JPC, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
Read more: Sassy’s Guide to PMQ
Two words that get us excited are paella and sangria, and Chef Aaron Gillespie at 22 Ships has paired them together for your ideal lazy Sunday afternoon. The best bit? You can sip your way through free-flow beer and summery sangria all for $148. And while you’re there, line your stomach with one of three choices of paella (vegetarian, seafood and meat – with the composition announced on the day). This includes everything from Morcilla and Bug Tails ($108), Chorizo and Chicken ($128) to Wild Mushrooms and Black Truffle ($188). No bookings are needed, just drop by between 3pm and 6pm.
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.22ships.hk
Time to get social! Head to Limewood for its Social Hour, between 4pm – 8pm every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be serving selected beers, wines and of course, margaritas starting from $60. Bottoms up!
Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.limewood.hk
Located right in the heart of LKF, Townhouse is offering us a Ladies Night we can’t refuse. The newly launched “Summer Petal Cocktail Series” features four different Instagram-worthy cocktails. We love the sound of Butterfly Garden, a vibrant purple concoction with London dry gin, fresh lemon and elderflower syrup. For a little bubbly, opt for the Angel Rose Bellini, a deep pink drink paired with fragrant peach puree and topped with chilled prosecco. These cocktails go hand-in-hand with the “Signature Dessert Platter”, only available on Ladies Night (from 9pm every Wednesday) for $150. Oh, and Ladies Night also means that girls get one of these drinks free!
Townhouse, 23/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant
This cosy Lebanese restaurant is ideal for an easy, stress-free night with friends. To take the homely vibe to the next level, it offers free corkage every Wednesday and Thursday. Simply spend a minimum of $200 per person on food (it’s fab value for money) for BYOB all evening – as many bottles of wine as you like! Saturday and Sunday Happy Hours (between 3-6pm) and free flow deals start mid-August, offering Peroni for $30 and G&Ts for $40. Needless to say, we’re in.
Mama Malouf, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, www.mamamalouf.hk