Cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
The weather’s just about warming up in Hong Kong after our recent cold snap, so we’re more than ready to emerge from our electric blankets and enjoy a few drinks! With CNY weekend in sight, get out there and try out some of the newest bars in the city, or treat yourself to a cocktail or two at some of our favourite happy hours…
PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
We’ve already let you know all about the cool new speakeasy that has opened in The Landmark. So, if you’re in the market for expertly made cocktails, hotdogs and tater tots this long weekend, read our full review here for all the details.
PDT (Please Don’t Tell), The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central,www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/the-landmark/fine-dining/bars/pdt
Hong Kong Island Tap House
Newly opened last month, Hong Kong Island Tap House is the place to head for a vast selection of brews. We’re no strangers to TAP in Mong Kok and Kowloon Taproom in TST, but now HK Island has its own craft beer destination. With over 40 brews on tap – there’s an almost endless selection of local and international brews to choose from to suit everyone’s tastes.
Hong Kong Island Tap House, 1A-1B Tsing Fung Street, North Point, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/HKIslandTaphouse
We love frequenting Back Bar for a post-dinner drinks (which may or may not last until the early hours!), and we’re just itching to try its new cocktail menu. Drawing inspiration from the city’s iconic cha chaan tengs, the menu is injected with local flavours, from milk tea to pineapple buns. We especially love the sound of the Pickled Rick Sichuan fix (shout out to Rick and Morty fans) with vodka, red bell pepper, Sichuan pepper, raspberry, pickle brine; and the Don’t ‘Lai Cha’ Me, with vodka, amaretto, tea, vanilla, evaporated milk.
Back Bar, 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.hamandsherry.hk
Foxglove’s Mad Men Happy Hour
With the recent cold weather we’ve been having, we’ve been staying home and bingeing on our favourite Netflix shows, but now you can live out your Made Men fantasies in real life at Foxglove’s new happy hour! Every Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm, stop by and treat yourself after a long day with drinks starting at $60. Table-side cocktails will also be served up from the trolley, including Don’s Old Fashioned with Bulleit Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Sugar and Orange Peel and Joan’s Vanilla Martini with Tanqueray Gin, Tio Pepe and Vanilla Extract ($80). If you’re feeling peckish, order one of Peggy’s Nibbles for $50 each.
Foxglove, 2nd Floor Printing House, 6 Duddell Street / 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.foxglovehk.com
Wednesday Night Garden Party at The Winery
Head down to The Winery on Wednesday night ladies, as every week between 5pm and 8pm you’ll be treated to free-flow bubbles and canapés for just $100! There are also $35 Peroni’s to keep the boys happy. We also love its Friday free-flow deal: with free-flow peroni, house wines, prosecco and snacks for $150!
The Winery, Shops 8 & 9, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158a Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.thewinery.hk
Afterwork Nibbles and Tipples at 208 Duecento Otto
We love a good deal, and 208’s Nibbles and Tipples happy hour is one of the best in town. Located just up the road from the Sassy office, we’ve been dropping by and enjoying two-for-one drinks, including Peronis, house wines, Aperol spritz and Espresso martinis, which are available every Monday to Friday between 3pm and 7pm. Get in the Italian spirit and enjoy “L’Aperitivo Italiano” from 5pm to 7pm, for a delicious spread of complimentary antipasti with every drink.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.208.com.hk
Luau of Doom at Lily & Bloom
Beat the Monday blues and get a taste of island life at Lily & Bloom’s new Luau of Doom. From 5pm to 2am, head to the 6th floor of Lily & Bloom and enter into a world of tiki fun, with flower leis, tiki tunes and dances; along with (of course), some extra special cocktails. We looking forward to sipping on Banana Daiquiris ($150) and dream of warmer days, whilst munching on Tiki Snacks – playfully presented in Chinese takeout boxes.
Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, www.lily-bloom.com
Mezcal Appreciation Class at COA
Okay, not strictly a happy hour but we love this recently opened bar and are keen to try out its new Mezcal Appreciation Class. With several dates to choose from, book in to discover the wanders of the drink, with a brief history, tasting and cocktail making. Email [email protected] now to book!
COA, Shop A, Lower ground floor of Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.coa.com.hk
An oldie but a goodie, we’ve been frequented Thaiwan Bar in Wan Chai a lot recently – mainly due to its great priced drinks and snacks. We love munching on the Taiwanese Pork & Cabbage Dumplings ($68 for 10!), or ordering a Thaiwan Bao ($68) – with slow braised pork belly, pickled cabbage, coriander and crushed peanuts on a freshly steamed bao. To accompany the food, during happy hour, craft beers start at just $58, with local breweries such as Moonzen featuring on the taps, and classic cocktails priced at $78. Happy hour is daily from 5pm to 8pm.
Thaiwan, Shop 3, G/F, 31 Ship Street Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thaiwan.co