Cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
We’re well into autumn and that means we’ll be hanging outside (a little!) more often. You’ll find us lounging at our favourite rooftop bars, hiking to the best beach restaurants, enjoying an Elderflower Aperol Spritz at Amalfitana, and tucking into all-you-can-eat ribs and free-flow drinks at Stone Nullah come Monday evening.
And from 18 October to 24 October, 26 of HK’s restos will be celebrating the Fifth Annual East Imperial Gin Jubilee. It’s no secret we Sassy girls love us a G&T, so you’ll find us sipping away at these places.
Looking to the weeks ahead, we can’t wait to try the latest drink specials in the 852…
Let your love for a good cocktail do some good this month. HandsOn Hong Kong is kicking off its annual fundraising initiative, Drink For Good, and we like what it’s offering. Every Wednesday in October, every drink purchased at participating venues, 5% of sales will be donated to fund HandsOn programs for children with special needs. Participating venues include Commissary, Foxglove, Potato Head, RED Bar & Restaurant, Runway and Tivo. Feel like you want to do a bit more to help out? Click here to find out how.
In support of Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution, Duddell’s will be pairing with Crafted 852 to present its exclusive cocktail featuring Pinkster Gin (bottles available only at Crafted 852). Created by Japanese mixologist Masumi Tomioka, the 麻央 Mao ($155) is a combination of sakura liqueur, elderflower tonic, pomegranate juice and fresh holy basil. $10 from each drink will be donated to Hong Kong’s Pink Revolution to aid the fight against breast cancer.
Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.duddells.co/home/en
Prosecco lover? This deal is just for you. Every day from 5pm to 9pm, Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano will showcase a collection of five Prosecco-Tivo cocktails (with complimentary taster platters!) for $78 per flute. Best of all, patrons who share images of the prosecco cocktails on either Instagram or Facebook using hashtag #ProseccoTivo and @GradiniHongHong before Thursday, 30 November will be entered to win a one-night stay at the The Pottinger Hotel, a semi-buffet breakfast for two at Gradini and welcome cocktails during the visit! Click here to find out more.
Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano, Pottinger Hotel, Lobby Level, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.thepottinger.com/en/about-us/hotel-restaurants/gradini-italian-restaurant
Hey, we’re not only about the cocktails. To celebrate the change of season, Pacific Coffee has launched four new coffees for autumn. Available only until Tuesday, 7 November, take your pick from Pink Salt Maple Latte, Toasted Almond Maple Latte, Cookie Caramel Chillino, or Cookie Espresso Chillino ($42 for tall, $46 for grande and $50 for alto).
Sometimes a meal requires a different type of liquor, and Dynasty Restaurant is exploring that option. Offering a seven-course meal paired with three different types of Martell Cognac (Martell Cordon Bleu, the newly launched Martell Cordon Bleu Extra and Martell Single Estate Collection – Domaine de Charbonnière). The dinner is $880 per person and only available until 30 November.
Dynasty Restaurant, 3/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/hkghv-renaissance-hong-kong-harbour-view-hotel/dynasty-restaurant
If you’re not into Taco Tuesdays but still feel like having a beer and some grub, Burger Circus has a special that might excite you. A bucket of beers and two cold beers is just $98 (eat in or take out).
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, burgercircus.com.hk
The deals at Operetta are piling up! First up are the new Italian cocktails being served as a complement to the new bar snacks on offer. Take your pick from Operetta Coffee (espresso, white grappa, hazelnut liqueur) for $88, Italy my Love (gin, Cedrata soda, homemade Bergamotto puree, Maraschino liqueur, home-made basil syrup) for $98, Bloody Mary (vodka, lemon, homemade tomato sauce) for $98, or Lemon Passion (homemade limoncello, prosecco, fresh basil, Italian bitters) for $88. If those aren’t enough to entice you, the daily happy hour is from 7pm to 10pm and includes buy one, get the second for half price, with complimentary snack buffet. On Mondays, order three vegetarian dishes and get two mocktails or juices free of charge. If you head to Operetta on Wednesdays wearing red shoes, you get 10% off, and if you just saw a movie at AMC Pacific Place, bring your ticket (any day!) and receive 10% off!
Operetta, Shop 112, Pacific Place 1/F, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.operetta.hk
To celebrate its 11th anniversary, Lawry’s will be offering two of its special cocktails for $158 and three for $208. Inspired by the Lawry’s locations in Hong Kong and Japan, the drinks are named for what makes these places special. Sip on a Victoria Harbour (with dragon fruit), Fuji (Japanese grapefruit), Gimlet (gin and elderflower), Singapore Sling (tropical fruit), Blossom and Formosa (with tangy liquors).
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.lawrys.com.hk
If you’re a sucker for free-flow (aren’t we all?) then head to the new bar in town, Slide On 79, because ladies will receive free-flow Prosecco and Bar Bites every Wednesday for $248 per person after 5pm. Make sure to also check out the special free-flow package, available for three hours at $398 per person from Monday to Thursday and for $448 per person on Friday and Saturdays (minimum five people).
Slide On 79, 79 Wyndham Street, (Enter at Pottinger), Central, Hong Kong, www.slideon79.com
Who says happy hour has to start at 5pm? At Scarlett, daily happy hours are from 3pm to 7pm every day of the week, with buy one get one free on all drinks. Ladies will get the same option on Thursday nights, with buy one get one free on all drinks by the glass and by bottle the entire night!
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3565 6513, www.facebook.com/scarletthk
TokyoLima, The Optimist and Pirata
These three Pirata Group restos will be celebrating Halloween by serving spooky cocktails from 27 October to 31 October! TokyoLima will offer The Casper, a blood-red vessel for two with Jose Cuervo tequila, a splash of saffron syrup, acai liqueur, Chambord and Peychaud’s bitters ($180). Pirata will have The Purple Haze (gin, Crème de Violette or Creme Yvette, Maraschino liqueur and a splash of lemon juice) for $90. And The Optimist will have The Last Journey (black spiced rum with sweet pomegranate liqueur, cherry brandy, peach puree and a crackle of caramel, topped with a levitating cotton-candy coated strawberry) for $100.
TokyoLima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.tokyolima.hk
Pirata, 30F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pirata.hk
The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.theoptimist.hk
Sohofama and Locofama
From Monday to Thursday (and on Sundays), head over for any two hours between 12pm and 5pm and enjoy free flow house beer, wine (red and white), spirits, juices and soft drinks for $140 per person. On Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, it’s $180 per person.
Sohofama, Unit SG09-SG14, G/F., Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.sohofama.com
Locofama, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.locofama.com
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Cocktail Week at Bitters & Sweets 12 October to 26 October. For every drink sold from the special menu, $30 will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Association thanks to Bitters & Sweets’ partnership with Pinkster, WCity.com and Crafted852.
Plus, any day of the week from 5:30pm to 8:30pm you can enjoy free-flow wine (red and white) for $175, weekly cocktails ($60), premium house spirits ($60), and selected brews ($60).
Bitters & Sweets, 1/F, 52-54 Wellington Street Central District, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bittersandsweetshk
Quite a few of the Sassy girls love a good G&T, so we were excited to hear our favourite drink is just $50 every Friday (all day and night!). Featuring classic and those with a twist (think: botanicals, etc), gin lovers, rejoice!
Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, Ground Fl, JPC, 35 Aberdeen Street, (enter gate closest to Hollywood Road intersection), Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
Every Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm every drink at Wahtiki Island Lounge (including vintage champagne!) is two-for-one! Get your fix of classic drinks, or toast with your favourite champers. If it’s after 8:30pm on a Monday, get the same two-for-one deal on Mai Tais.
Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/wahtiki
Looking for a little reggae to finish up your weekend? Honi Honi has Reggae Sundays, and in addition to the selected drink offers – the Appleton Estate Jamaican Mule ($80), Appleton Mojito ($80) and Kona Brewing Big Wave Beer ($60) – menu drinks are 20% off all day long! Sip your drinks as the DJ spins his beats from 5pm to 11pm.
Honi Honi, 3/F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2353 0885, www.honihonibar.com