From the latest bar openings, to happy hours, new drinks menus and more, here’s where to drink in Hong Kong this month.
Keen to know all about the latest bar openings and drinks deals? From the newest drinking destinations to our favourite happy hours, we’re telling you where to drink this month. January has hit and though we’re being (somewhat) healthy, there’s still plenty to enjoy; featuring cocktails, mocktails and even plant-based bar bites.
Tackling Dry January? Best known for its delectable desserts, Mina House at The Peak also serves up some of the best mocktails in town. These Instagram-worthy beverages are colourful and captivating and sure to be a hit with those attempting Dry January. Choose from the Plum Spritz ($48) with ginger ale and plum foam, the Berry Love ($48) – a blend of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry, topped with silky cream or the refreshing Osaka Sunset ($48) with passion fruit, pineapple, coconut and lemon.
Mina House, Shop G03, G/F & Shop 101, 1/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, 2885 3320, www.thefoodstoryhk.com/minahouse
Another great option for the New Year, to complement its vibrant Vietnamese cuisine, Le Garçon Saigon also has a delicious array of “Les Innocents” mocktails to choose from. We’re fans of Les Amoureux – a mix of mango, passionfruit and lemon, and the Memoires de Saigon, which is made with Vietnamese lotus tea, apple, strawberry and mint.
Le Garçon Saigon, 12 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com
If you’re after something a little stronger than a mocktail this month (we don’t blame you!), look no further than MEATS new happy hour. “MEAT Me @5,” is the restaurant’s new daily drinks deal, featuring an array of drinks and bar bites for $40, $50 and $60. The happy hour runs from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7:30pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 3pm to 7:30pm. With delights on offer including fish tacos, Cajun fries, cocktail and more, it’s not to be missed.
MEATS, G/F, 28 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
Offering a whole new take on happy hour, MANA!’s new “healthier hippy hour” features a variety of organic wines, beers, spirits and snacks. Ideal for those who don’t want to miss out on post-work drinks, but still stay health-conscious, the new drinks deal is available every day from 6pm to 8pm. The drinks menu features the “G&K” made with organic gin and house-made kombucha and “Babylon! Brew” gluten-friendly beer, along with a range of organic and vegan beers and a selection of biodynamic, organic and vegan red and white wines. All drinks start from $50 and are complemented by a range of plant-based snacks. The vegan cheese platter features hand-crafted, locally-made vegan cheeses including brie, bleu, and a MANA! zaatar-infused cheese bomb, but other snacks such as hummus, baba ghanoush, rainbow yams and more will also be available (from $50).
MANA!, 8-10 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mana.hk
If you’re out celebrating the new Lunar New Year this month (not to mention the extra days off work!), don’t miss Hutong’s special CNY cocktail. The Rising Dragon cocktail ($148) is made using a blend of Monkey Shoulder whisky, yuzu wine, pineapple, pomegranate and egg white, and is topped off with a lucky dragon made of rice paper – befitting the occasion and promising good luck for the year ahead..
Hutong, 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hutong.com.hk