From the latest bar openings, to happy hours, new drinks menus and more, cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
The summer weather is still going strong in the city, so when we’re not sipping on our favourite Aperol Spritz, we’re out on the town, finding the latest openings and the newest happy hours and drinks. This month, along with news of the latest speakeasy to hit the 852, there’s also a new opening from acclaimed designer Ashely Sutton, as well as amazing summer drinks deals, to keep you refreshed in the heat!
Upping the ante when it comes to hidden bars in the city, the latest opening comes tucked inside one of the 852’s best-loved speakeasy’s, Foxglove. Tucked away in the depths of the sophisticated bar and restaurant, Frank’s Library is now open. Inspired by “Frank’s” globe-trotting adventures around the world, Frank’s Library serves a selection of fine cocktails, using only the freshest ingredients and premium spirits, created by Bar Manager Derek Tsui. Favourites on the menu include the Mad Tea-Party ($100), a combination of Johnnie Walker Black Label, fresh apple juice, cold brew earl grey tea and caramel syrup, with a garnish of caramelised apple, along with the Iryūjon ($150), or “Illusion” in Japanese, which is a unique mix of Four Fox Saké, St. Germain, ginger syrup, yuzu juice, Angostura bitters and egg white, garnished with an edible flower.
Frank’s Library, 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/frankslibrary
The latest collaboration between designer Ashley Sutton and restaurant group, Dining Concepts (with past ventures including Iron Fairies, Ophelia and Dear Lilly), comes Dragonfly. Opening in the newly unveiled Tai Kwun centre this month, the cocktail bar is said to be inspired by nature, and draws further influence from Sutton’s own personal love for American artist, Louis Tiffany. More details are yet to be announced, but if Dragonfly is anything like previous openings, we can expect stunning and unique interiors, along with rather long queues.
Dragonfly, Shop 10&13-G01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong,
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This summer, Soul Food Thai restaurant is introducing the ultimate way to beat the heat with its Chang beer slushies! Priced at just $28, you can grab them every day between 6pm and 8pm. Known as a bia wun in Thailand, the icy beverage is the perfect thing to cool down after a long day at work (or spent in the sun). Has all that beer got you feeling hungry? Follow up your drinks with a dinner at Soul Food, and let the chef Noom cook her favourite dishes for your table to share for $248 per person.
Soul Food, 26-30 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.soulfoodthai.com.hk
Another sure-fire way to cool down this July is to head to Beef & Liberty and enjoy one of its new summer drinks. The new menu includes the non-alcoholic Frozen Apple & Mint Lemonade ($50) with lemon juice, green apple syrup and fresh mint. For a boozier option, go for a classic Frozen Daiquiri ($70) with Plantation 3* rum, lime juice and syrup, or the fruitier Strawberry option ($70).
In celebration of turning five this summer, Chôm Chôm is giving us all a chance to party with its new promotion. The game is simple: head to the Peel Street resto on any Tuesday in July, and for every drink ordered, you will be offered the roll of a pair of dice. The first guest of the night to roll a double five will win 55 drinks on the house (house wines and Vietnamese bottled beers) to toast Chôm Chôm’s fifth birthday. The only catch is that all drinks must be redeemed on the night, so either gather up your friends, or share your good fortune with everyone on the stoop!
Chôm Chôm, 58 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.chomchom.hk
If you haven’t yet tried out Jinjuu’s happy hour, it’s definitely worth stopping by. From Monday to Saturday, between 5pm and 9pm, you can enjoy its Seoul Hours happy hour, with drinks prices increasing as the hours tick by. We suggest getting there early to make the most of the deal, as drinks start at just $40 (between 5pm and 6pm), and then increase to $50 (between 6pm and 7pm), $60 (between 7pm and 8pm) and $70 (between 8pm and 9pm).
Jinjuu, UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.jinjuu.com.hk
As one of our top al fresco spots in Hong Kong, Aberdeen Street Social is an ideal choice for a post-work drink. Head here on weekdays between 5pm and 7pm, and enjoy selected wines at just $50 and beers at $40 along with classic cocktails at $68. But that’s not all, if you’re desperate for a G&T to round off your week, Aberdeen Street Social are serving ‘em all day long (until 7pm) for just $50 a pop!
Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
Featured image and image #1 courtesy of Frank’s Library, image #2 courtesy of Beef & Liberty, image #3 courtesy of Jinjuu via Facebook