Cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
It’s been a little chilly lately, so we’re wrapping ourselves up in warm blankets, drinking red wine we ordered from Wine Moments and binging on our favourite Netflix shows. But when we’re in the mood for an after-work tipple, we walk up to Oolaa for its $25 happy hour beers, or head over to COA, where we enjoy its special M&T (that’s Mescal and Tonic!).
We are looking forward to balmier temperatures, too, because then we will be hanging out at Club Albergue 1601’s outdoor terrace, and enjoying the hip vibe and great drinks. Here’s what else we’re loving this month…
Calling itself Hong Kong’s ‘first and only premium crazy golf and lifestyle club,’ Strokes is having a party to celebrate! On 19 January from 7pm to 9pm, get free flow drinks, be entered to win in its lucky draw, try a hole-in-one challenge, win prizes over $15,000 and so much more – and it’s free to attend! Register here to get your spot at this amazing event.
But, if you miss the party, its happy hour deal is pretty cool as well – spend $160 on food, drinks or crazy golf (excluding service charge) per person, and get one free golf session on the same day within the happy hour (5:30pm to 8:30pm every day, including weekends and public holidays).
Strokes, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.strokeshk.com
Knutsford Terrace has just gotten more happening with the latest addition of Gulu-Gulu, which opened on 11 January. Aimed at getting every partier’s attention, it’s all flights of lights, sound, flash and booze! Get ready to be challenged with local drinking games such as ‘chai-mui’, beer-pong and pool. And if you’re headed here in the wee hours of the morning, you’ll be happy about its menu, which includes a Wagyu set ($299), Fried Food Set ($199), and Chicken Set ($299) along with other Japanese Yakitori specialties.
Gulu-Gulu, 4/F, 10 Knutsford Terence, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.gulugulubar.com
The weekend deals are what caught our eye, with $33 mojitos, Bloody Marys, mimosas and Prosecco, as well as half-pint Sapporos, Kirin, and Asahi (12pm to 6pm). But if you want an after-work special, drinks are two-for-one per person, Monday through Friday, from 12pm to 8pm.
Three Monkeys, 151-155 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.threemonkeys.hk
The nightly deals here are something we can’t wait to try out. On Tuesdays you can enjoy a selection of six oysters and white wine for just $150. Wednesday is Butcher Night, which means you can enjoy a butcher sharing dish and a bottle of red wine for $648. Ladies can enjoy a buy-one-get-one free glass or bottle all night long on Thursdays. Weekend brunch lovers, check out the A La Carte Brunch because it’s all you can eat oysters for $298 (add free flow sparkling for $398). If you find yourself here on a Sunday evening, stay and play, to try and win up to 50% off your total bill!
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Ave Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk
Who can turn down daily free-flow options of Prosecco or Peroni (two hours of free flow for $200 per person with any main course). Big parties (minimum of eight people) can enjoy eight dishes from the menu – trust us, there will be LOADS of food to sate – and free flow of any type of alcohol (house wine, Prossecco, spirits and mixers, beer, or a choice of cocktail for sharing pitchers) for $580 per person for three hours ($680 for four hours).
For the same price, there is a canapé style free flow option, as well as a Prossecco or Peroni deal, which is two hours of free flow Prosecco or Peroni for $200 with any main course.
Three Blind Mice, 35 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong www. facebook.com/threeblindmicehk
The Classic Happy Hour here features an assortment of wines, Peroni and Sol beers, and High-balls for $50, along with bar snacks such as Parmesan and Truffle Halo Fries ($75), Nam Nam Wings ($85) and Oysters (three pieces for $95). Be sure to check it out from 5pm to 9pm Monday through Friday, and 6pm to 9pm on Saturday.
Lily & Bloom, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, www.lily-bloom.com
When she saw the $25 Heineken’s on the happy hour special, one of our Sassy girls quipped, “It’s cheaper than 7-11!” That ain’t a bad deal, and neither are the other drinks on offer. Friday nights from 5:30pm to 8:30pm it’s Bubbles and Beats, a champagne happy hour with the first drink free!
Oolaa, G/F, Centre Stage, Bridges Street, Soho, Sheung Wan Island, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/oolaaHK
Happy hour here lasts practically all day, as it’s from 12:30pm to 9pm daily (including weekends!). You can take your pick from wine and spirits for just $48, or bottles of beer for just $40 each. And as the name suggests, you can always order something to eat from the menu as well, such as Bitter Balls (Dutch beef croquettes, $80), Fried Calamari ($98) Flatbreads (from $98), pastas and more.
Second Street Comfort Food & Bar, G/F, Shop 9-10, Island Crest, Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, www.facebook.com/secondstreethongkong
Sheung Wan’s local watering hole has a weekend happy hour special that has us taking notice! Fish & Chips and a bottle of brew for just $110. Bottom’s up!
Brew ‘N Chew, 127 Wing Lok Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brewnchew-hk.com
Perrier- Jouët’s New Bubbles
It’s never too early to start thinking about popping open some bubbly for Valentine’s Day, and Perrier-Jouët will be launching its exclusive cuvee just in time. Beginning Thursday, 1 February, the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé champagne will be available for $458 at participating Watson’s Wine stores around HK.