24 November, 2023
Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Uncle Ming's
Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Uncle Ming's
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The Best Whisky Bars In Hong Kong

24 November, 2023
Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Uncle Ming's

Stocking everything from rare single malts to original bottlings, wet your whistle with our guide to the best whisky bars in Hong Kong.

From sophisticated Japanese whisky dens to more casual spots, we’re sharing five distinct, yet equally well-stocked, whisky bars in Hong Kong worth visiting. Whether you like your whiskey on the rocks or swirled into a classic, there are enough labels to make your head spin, so get ready to drink your way through the drams with our pick of the best whisky joints hidden around town.

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Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Whisky & Words

Whisky & Words – Hidden library-themed whisky speakeasy

Sitting opposite Asia’s reigning Best Bar Coa on the steps of Shing Hing Street, this discreet whisky den is easily overlooked. Whisky & Words sets the mood with its lo-fi hip-hop and library-themed interior, and houses an impressive collection of 400+ whiskies from around the globe. It is frequented for its flights of single malt whisky, as well as a notable cocktail programme worth exploring (the Coffee Old Fashioned is a great starting point).

Whisky & Words, G/F, Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9889 8590, www.instagram.com/_whisky_and_words_

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Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Uncle Ming's

Uncle Ming’s – Newer whisky bar with a view

One of the newer whisky bars in Hong Kong boasting a top-floor view of the city, Uncle Ming’s has quickly become a popular haunt for whisky lovers. Tasting flights here start at $228 and are served on custom-made boards made from whisky barrels. If you get a little carried away sampling the extensive selection of international whiskies, don’t worry; the bar provides a bottle-keep service that allows you to store unfinished portions of your purchased bottle for your next visit.

Uncle Ming’s, 25/F, AKI Hong Kong – MGallery, 239 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2121 5023, www.aki-hongkong-mgallery.com/restaurants-bars/uncle-mings

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Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Mizunara Speakeasy Hong Kong

Mizunara: The Library – Classy whisky den with Japanese garden terrace

With wood and leather-scented interiors and a Japanese zen garden out on the terrace, Mizunara is a peaceful respite from the rowdy sports bars that line Lockhart Road. It is a true haven for whisky connoisseurs with shelves carrying over 700 different types of whiskies behind the bar, in addition to a refined cocktail menu that showcases distinctive Japanese flavours.

Mizunara: The Library, 4/F, Kiu Yin Building, 361-363 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3571 9797www.mizunarathelibrary.com

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Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: Butler Japanese Whisky Bar

Butler – Intimate Japanese whisky and cocktail bar

This cosy 20-seater Japanese whisky and cocktail bar is a real gem. A spot-lit bar showcases Butler’s wide range of rare whiskies (not all of them are listed on the menu, so speak with the bar staff if you’d like to try something in particular). Like many Japanese-run bars, there is a minimum charge ($200 per person) as well as a $30 cover charge. Pair your drams with some classic Japanese bar snacks, or something more substantial like Mentaiko Pasta or Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak.

Butler, 6/F, Mody House, 30 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2724 3828, butler-gr.com


Best Whisky Bars Hong Kong: House Welley Bar

House Welley Bar – Casual whisky bar housing original and independent bottlings

Not your typical gentleman’s leather den, this warehouse-like whisky spot has a refreshing, modern feel. The bar appeals to a younger crowd, with affordable drinks and convivial staff. No bow-tied bartenders here, just three three whisky enthusiasts who co-founded the bar together and wish to share their love for the golden spirit (particularly single malts).

House Welley Bar, Unit A, 2/F, 97 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2424 3231www.facebook.com/housewelley

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Main image courtesy of Uncle Ming’s via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Whisky & Words via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Uncle Ming’s via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Mizunara: The Library via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Butler via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of House Welley Bar via Facebook.

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