From the latest bar openings, to happy hours, new drinks menus and more, here’s where we’ll be drinking this month!
October may mean the start of autumn, but in Hong Kong it definitely signifies the perfect time to enjoy a drink or two at one of the city’s best rooftop and outdoors bars. The slight drop in temperature makes it ideal to try a range of seasonal drinks. From themed-Halloween specials, to fall-inspired concoctions, we’ve rounded up the newest cocktail menus in town. We’ve also scoped out the latest happy hours and drinks specials – including free-flow deals, alfresco cocktails and even complimentary drinks!
New Menus & Drinks
Halloween not only calls for events happening around town, but also new seasonal drinks menus. And Pirata Group is pulling out all the stops with its festive specials, available exclusively on Thursday, 31 October. At Pirata, guests can sip on the Pirata Pumpkin Bellini Martini ($90), a seasonal concoction of peach pureé, pumpkin-spiced syrup and orange liquor, garnished with charred peach. MEATS will also be joining in the fun with new special drink offerings. The Taters & Spice ($95) is a blend of spiced rum, sweet potato and pineapple juice, garnished with a tart lemon meringue, while the classic Pickle Back ($55), featuring a shot of Dewars whisky and pickle juice, is sure to have you set for a big night out. For those who really want to embrace the occasion, don your best costume and make you way to newly-opened TMK. Guaranteed to get your night off to a good start, guests who dress up in costume will receive a complimentary drink on the house.
Pirata, 30/F, 29, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pirata.hk
MEATS, G/F, 28 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
TMK, Shops G & H, G/F and M/F, 77-91 Queens’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.tmk.hk
Also getting set for Halloween, Sugar will be serving an array of drinks inspired by horror films. Available from Monday, 28 October to Saturday, 2 November, get spooky with special cocktails, including the Freddy’s Martini, Sugar Elm Street, Night Mare, Déjà Vu and Brain Haemorrhage. Themed snacks, including Halloween Pumpkin Pizza and Fish Stick Fingers will also be available to accompany the drinks.
Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge), 32/F, EAST, 29 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.east-hongkong.com
Café Gray Deluxe is also getting seasonal with its range of autumnal cocktails (all $125). Created by Mixologist, Jack Leung, the drinks draw inspiration from local markets and feature flavours such as seasonal dried fruits, shiitake and chen pi (aged tangerine peel). For those looking for something unique, the savoury Salt of the Earth offers a nod to Japanese Dashi, with Tito’s Vodka, Taka Junmai Ginjo, Vin Jaune Arbois, Antica Formula and shiitake. While the Applewood gives guests a slightly more traditional take on fall flavours with its blend of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Chartreuse Green, maple, lemon, apple, celery bitters and pale ale. Perfect for making the most of the bar’s sky-high harbour views, we also love the sound of the Foliage, made with Havana Club 3 Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Dom Benedictine, chen pi, lime and orange.
Café Gray Deluxe, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.upperhouse.com
As the humidity levels drop, enjoy a drink this month at La Rambla’s newly re-opened rooftop terrace. The 4,200 square-foot space not only boasts sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, but also has a new happy hour to draw in the crowds. Available daily from 3pm to 8pm on the terrace, guests can enjoy a range of discounted drinks. Wines by the glass, beers on tap and by the bottle start from $65, jugs of sangria are $450, and a Tanqueray Classic gin cocktail is $80. Plus, for every order of a jug of sangria during happy hour, you will receive a complimentary sharing platter of Iberico ham and olives. Executive Chef Ferran Tadeo has also prepared a new light bites menu to accompany the drinks deal. On top of staples such as Patatas Bravas ($120), happy hour drinks also include a complimentary serving of Montaditos (Spanish-style sandwiches made with tomato bread).
La Rambla by Catalunya, 3071-73, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.larambla.hk
October not only means Halloween, but also signals the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And to help raise funds and support Breast Cancer Aid and Awareness, popular butcher and delicatessen, Feather & Bone is offering a perfectly pink drinks deal. Partnering with AIX and Duval Leroy, the restaurant will be offering two free-flow packages. Choose from two-hours free flow AIX Rose ($188) or Duval Leroy Brut Champagne ($358) on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 20% of free-flow package purchases will be donated to the Portia Cheung Breast Cancer programme – a family-run charity that subsidises the medical treatment of affected patients, allowing them access to expensive ongoing PET-CT scans and necessary drugs. For those looking for an alcohol-free tipple, a Kombucha Berry Lemonade is available for both retail and dine-in, with 20% of all proceeds being donated.
Drinks are on the house this month at select Maximal Concepts restaurants! If you’re thinking of booking in for a meal out, hit up either Limewood, Mercedes me, Brickhouse or Sip Song from Monday to Wednesday and enjoy your first round on the house. Whether you’re craving seaside Thai eats or casual Mexican fare, you’ll be covered with this fab drinks deal until Thursday, 31 October.
Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.limewood.hk
Mercedes me, Shop 38 & 40, G/F, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercedes-benz.com
Brickhouse, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brickhouse.com.hk
Sip Song, Shop 114 & 115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.sip-song.com