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, here’s where to drink this month.
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Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations are still in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice when out and about.
New to the Central drinks scene is Twenty Fifth Hour – a stylish cocktail bar perched above the iconic Luk Yu Tea House. Here, guests are invited to relax, slow down and enjoy an extra hour reimagined, complete with a tipple or two. The menu here has been created by Kenzo Lee (formerly of W Hotel and Sugar), and is inspired by the concept of time. Highlights include the Retrospect, made with Neroli Gin, Vitasoy and pink Himalayan sea salt, along with the kiwi, rum and pineapple infused Wonderland and the Insta-worthy, tequila-based A Tickling Romance. Also on the menu is a selection of cheese and ham platters, curated in collaboration with The Cheese House. A premium shisha service is also available.
Looking for a new Happy Hour? Stop your search at Beefbar. The one Michelin-starred steakhouse is offering an impressive rooftop Happy Hour. For just $298, you can get stuck into two hours free-flow of selected wines and drinks, along with complimentary bites including Smoked Cecina, Soft Tacos and French Fries. Available daily from 6pm to 8pm, that’s post-work drinks sorted!
Rum lovers rejoice! New Cuban-inspired bar The Daily Tot brings us all things rum this month. Occupying a prime spot on the corner of Hollywood Road and Peel Street, this exciting newcomer will spotlight signature rum cocktails, alongside a niche selection of rums sourced directly from the Caribbean. The aim here is to highlight rum as a serious contender for the next spirit of the moment, so guests can expected a variety of flavour profiles which are set to showcase the tipple in a whole new light. The bar team, led by Gerry Olino, will also serve a selection of non-rum cocktails, wines and beers on tap, alongside bar snacks.
Enjoy a taste of the South of France with LPM’s new summer cocktail collection. Inspired by the restaurant’s best-selling signature drinks, the new additions use the finest Mediterranean spirits, house-made cordials and fresh garnishes for a fresh twist on the classics. We can’t wait to try the Cap Ferrat ($120), a healthy take on the Bloody Mary featuring an interesting blend of fresh green tomatoes and spinach, mild habanero sauce, Asian citrus and vodka, and topped with an original wasabi puree. Fans of Whiskey Sours should try the Calanques ($120), which pairs Chivas Regal with a house-made apple and pear cordial. Meanwhile the La Ciotat ($120) serves as LPM’s take on a Margarita. Rounding out the list is the Camargues ($120), which takes its cue from a traditional Old Cuban, and the Negroni-inspired Côte-Bleue ($120). All of LPM’s new cocktails are available until mid-September and can be enjoyed on their own at the Long Bar or terrace, in addition to in the restaurant with your meal.
And the award for the quirkiest cocktails of the month goes to Red Sugar, Kerry Hotel’s garden rooftop bar. Its newly launched cocktail menu is inspired by the post-war era of Hong Kong, with each drink taking its cue from the eight most significant industries of the 60s, 70s and 80s. A Golden Age, for instance, represents fishery and agriculture, and is crafted with Sichuan green pepper infused gin (this pepper is a popular spice used to enhance seafood), lychee liqueur, tomato water and dried squid shreds. Meanwhile, the Young At Heart harks back to Hong Kong’s toy industry and comes topped with a strawberry belt candy foam. Our favourite, however, has to be the tongue-in-cheek My Wife Is (Always Right), which tells the tale of the long-standing pastry industry and the classic “lo por beng” or wife biscuit.
Red Sugar, 7/F, Kerry Hotel, 8 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5281, [email protected], www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry/dining/bars-lounges/red-sugar
Spice up your life with Chilli Fagara’s invigorating new spice-infused cocktails this month. There are two to choose from: the Peppercorn Angel ($88), which features a house-made Sichuan peppercorn syrup shaken with gin, fresh coriander leaves and a touch of lime, and the Spicy Lychee ($88), which contrasts sweet lychee liqueur and vodka with fiery red hot chillies.
Insta-popular all-day dining and bar concept DOUBLESHOT is a go-to for all your brunch and coffee needs, but did you know that the foodie hotspot serves drinks as well? Staying true to its caffeine roots, DOUBLESHOT’s signature cocktails draw inspiration from coffee flavours and brewing techniques. We love the Spent Martini ($118) in particular, which serves as a fresh twist on the classic Espresso Martini, complete with Cupping Room’s unsold almond croissants as a sweetener. Other highlights come from DOUBLESHOT’s newly-launched Featured Cocktails range. Jungle Fever ($128) is a rum-based tipple that comes with a mouthwatering passionfruit foam, while From Thailand To Haiti ($128) brings together rum, honey, ginger, Thai basil and chilli for a subtle kick. Don’t miss the Happy Hour here; available on weekdays after 4pm, you can get an amazing 50% discount if you pay for your drinks by 5pm, a 40% discount if you pay by 6pm and 30% off when you pay by 7pm.
Scottish whisky brand Talisker is partnering with intimate invitation-only bar Room 309 for a pop-up that’ll transport you to the rugged shores of the Isle of Skye. A must for whisky lovers, the special collaboration showcases two new cocktails made with Talisker 10 and 18 Year Old. The Wild Sea Voyage ($280), created by Room 309’s internationally-acclaimed Antonio Lai, is a peaty and powerful drink with a hint of sweetness. On the other end of the spectrum, A World Away ($190), crafted by Bar Supervisor Garrick Wong, showcases uplifting notes of guava, lime and ginger honey. For entry to Room 309, email the team directly. The pop-up will be in place until Saturday, 18 July.
Spanish Taberna Rubia is adding to its extensive drinks menu with an eclectic range of Spanish and Hong Kong gins. Pair yours with orange peel, grapefruit, juniper and Indian tonic water for a refreshing summer drink. Speaking of summer, guests can also enjoy two brand new cocktails. The Longan Potion ($95) brings together Longan-infused Absolut Vodka with fresh lime juice, while the Manzana Acida ($110) combines Lola & Vera gin, Quenz Hierbas and Estrella Cordial, and is finished off with a drizzle of apple syrup.
Home to some of the best views in the city, a night out at aqua is always a treat – and this month it’s about to get even better thanks to a series of special pop-ups featuring Hong Kong’s finest award-winning mixologists. Each guest has recently made the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, so you know you’re in for a treat. First up is the team from The Pontiac (Thursday, 4 June to Sunday, 6 June), who will be serving up four signature cocktails including the Hobnail (made with rye whiskey, ginger, lemon, orange oil, Angostura Bitters and Averna Amaro). Next to take the helm will be The Wise King (Thursday, 11 June to Saturday, 13 June). Don’t miss its sumptuously nutty Pistachio Sour, featuring pistachio rum and a lemon ricotta foam. Caprice Bar will also be making an appearance (Thursday, 18 June to Saturday, 20 June), with highlights including the Provencal Gimlet and Fig Leaf Negroni. Last but not least, aqua will welcome the team from COA; expect innovative creations, such as the coffee and cinnamon infused Tamarind Milk Punch and the non-alcoholic La Paloma de Oaxaca. Each cocktail is priced at $100, though if you’d like to try all the creations from your bar of choice, a drinks package can be purchased in advance online for just $300.
For those weeks when Fridays just can’t come quick enough, LANDMARK’s “Thank God It’s Tuesday!” promotion will be music to your ears. We’re talking $69 drinks and cocktails from 14 of LANDMARK’s world-class bars and dining outlets, available every Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm. From an ice-cold Young Master IPA Beer at MO Bar to floral Japanese-inspired cocktails at Kakure or ZUMA, Aperol Spritzes at Café Causette and more, these sip-worthy drinks deals are the perfect after-work pick-me-up. The promotion is set to run until Tuesday, 4 August, head here for all the details!
LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.landmark.hk
In celebration of World Gin Day (Saturday, 13 June), Dr Fern’s shines a spotlight on local gins in its limited edition HK Gins Menu. Featuring the likes of Two Moons Distillery, Perfume Trees and Gweilo Gin, guests can choose to sip on a Gin Flight ($250) of three gins, complete with tonics and botanicals. Alternatively, enjoy your choice of gin by the glass (from $120) with a specially-paired tonic selected by the bar’s expert “doctors”.
Newly-opened in Mong Kok, this unique taproom pays homage to all things Hong Kong. Taking inspiration from Cantonese culture and Chinese mythology, expect craft beers, local bar bites and more.
A summer getaway might be off the cards for now, but we can still get in on the holiday vibes thanks to Honi Honi’s tropical tiki beats and generous drinks deals. Enjoy $50 Happy Hour daily from 4pm to 7pm, alongside a two-hour Free Flow Saturday offer for just $250. There’ll also be live DJ sets every Friday and Saturday night. Perhaps summer in Hong Kong has its perks?
Perfect for hot weather days, Frosé makes a welcome return to the menu at Maison Libanaise. Made from churned frozen rosé wine, fresh raspberry purée and a sprig of vibrant mint, the drink will be available all day by the glass ($58) from Saturday, 13 June onwards.
Sassy Tip: Looking to enjoy your Frosé to go? Order from Le Comptoir, Maison Libanaise’s ground floor takeaway.
Lobster Bar and Grill delves deep into history for its latest menu, featuring drinks inspired by classic cocktails of bygone eras. The Archivist follows a chronological timeline, with modern twists on drinks from the 1600s, right through to colonial times, prohibition and beyond. There are twelve new cocktails in total (including the Prescription Julep, Little Egypt and El Presidente), as well as six mocktails. Let the time-travelling adventures begin!
If you’re looking for top notch drinks fit for royalty, we recommend making your way over to The Wise King. The Spanish-inspired bar is gearing up to launch its latest cocktail menu this month, consisting of expertly-crafted modern classics – with a few unexpected twists! We were treated to an early preview and already have our list of favourites. Namely, the R&R Negroni ($128), made with a secret Wise King blend of Rhubarb and Raspberry gin, Mancino Vermouth Bianco, Amontillado Vinaigrette, Bitters and Amaro, and the Pistachio Sour ($118), complete with Pistachio Rum, Buttered Pistachio Shrub and a Ricotta Foam. Let’s just say, we’re not surprised The Wise King debuted at an impressive #18 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars list last year! Don’t forget to check out its generous Happy Hour too (running from Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 9pm), to enjoy 30% off cocktails, house wines and house spirits.
The Wise King, Basement in Tsung Wing Lane, 25 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.thewiseking.com
We’re always on the search for a good Happy Hour – and it’s even better if food is involved! That’s why we’re excited to indulge in the all new “Honjo Hours”, taking place every day from 6pm to 7pm. The special menu features a selection of its signature cocktails, including the fruity Sakura Blossom ($70) and sake-based Negroni #77 ($55). Food-wise, bar bites encompass the very best of Honjo’s eclectic Japanese menu, including Sassy fave the Raw Wagyu with chorizo oil, Asahi tosazu, crispy quinoa and chives ($110), Wings ($60) and the Hamachi with rocket butter, white ponzu gel and yukari ($100).
On the hunt for a new after-work watering hole? Then it’s worth checking out Central newcomer RUBIA. Brought to us from the team behind contemporary tapas hotspot Pica Pica, RUBIA boasts a vibrant Taberna-inspired bar, complete with a cracking happy hour deal. Think two-for-one on drinks including house wine, lager and selected cocktails (the Sherry Tonic and Americano). With prices starting at $68, it’d be rude not to!
RUBIA, UG/F and 1/F, Wisdom Center, 35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2889 1199, www.rubia.hk
With warmer weather on the horizon this month, we’re dreaming of alfresco cocktails on the beach. Luckily, Ruam is offering us the next best thing with its new cocktail menu, to be enjoyed whilst relaxing on its spacious outdoor terrace, naturally. Highlights include the One Night in BKK ($88), made with tequila, triple sec, chilli, lime, mango, fresh orange juice, mint leaves and a captivating chilli rim, as well as the smooth Lima Coco ($98), featuring rum, lime, toasted coconut and cooling pandan.
In celebration of International Women’s Day this month, Roganic and its sister concept Aulis HK are launching a limited-edition curated wine menu, featuring all-female winemakers and cellar masters from around the world. Available from Sunday, 1 March to Tuesday, 31 March, simply add $680 to any lunch or dinner tasting menu to enjoy a six glass wine pairing.
Reward yourself after a hard day’s work with DiVino’s Aperitif Moment. Running between 6pm to 7:30pm daily, the deal includes an ever-changing selection of complimentary bites to enjoy with your wine or cocktail of choice. What’s more, in honour of International Women’s Day, DiVino (and its sister restaurants Spasso, DiVino Patio and Carpaccio) will be treating all ladies to a complimentary mimosa cocktail on arrival (6pm to 8pm). This offer will run between Friday, 6 March and Sunday, 8 March.
Head over to Terrible Baby this month for your fill of drinks galore, without the hefty LKF price tag! The kitschy Kowloon-side bar is offering guests a two hour free-flow package (including unlimited house wines, rosé, spirits and beer) for just $150. Available daily from 3pm to 9pm, until Tuesday, 31 March. Let the good times flow!
Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.terriblebaby.com
The Diplomat is the latest bar to set up shop in Central’s H Code. Opened by mixologist, John Nugent, the new bar seeks to bridge the gap between pubs and speakeasies. The 18-seater space is decked out with custom chrome fittings. It will be well at home with other H Code drinking dens, including Tell Camellia and Saketen. The cocktail menu is set to be a winner, with popular tipples sure to include the 𝐈𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞, made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Martell VSOP, Tensaito, Elephant Grounds Cold Brew and cold cream.
Along with serving creative and (more importantly!) delicious sushi hand rolls and Japanese-inspired dishes, rowdy restaurant TMK is also a great option for drinks. So if you’re looking for a mid-week pick-me-up, don’t miss the new “Wasabi Wednesday” deal. Paying homage to its name, the specially crafted Katana ($50) is a wasabi-infused margarita that packs a punch. A deal not to be missed, guests can also enjoy Asahi beers for $40 and selected temakis (also for $40).
TMK, Shops G & H, G/F and M/F, 77-91 Queens’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.tmk.hk
Taking its cue from the flavours and culture of Japan, Frank’s Library has a whole new drinks menu this month. Hidden inside popular drinking den, Foxglove, the speakeasy bar tells the story of fictional character Frank Minza’s travels; this time conveying his love for Japan. Available until mid-summer, don’t miss the easy drinking Impossible Highball ($150) made with Rotovap coconut milk and rum, Giffard peach liqueur, vanilla liqueur and 1724 tonic, the delicate Sakura Blossom ($160) with hibiscus-infused Baijiu, sous vide marshmallow, half & half, lemon juice, sugar syrup and maraschino liqueur, topped with a delicate layer of raspberry dust, and the Tradicion ($150), with Nikka from the barrel, Four Fox Sake, sous vide nori, rice horchata, yuzu, lime and saline, among other creative libations.
Frank’s Library, Foxglove, G/F, 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.mingfathouse.com/franks-library
Enjoying the mild weather and keen to enjoy some beachside sundowners? Repulse Bay favourite Limewood has us covered. Every Monday through Thursday, make the most of $50 speciality cocktails and $60 wines and beers during our Happy Hour from 3pm to 8pm. And if you’re heading down to the beach at the weekend, be sure to stop by between 3pm and 7pm on Saturday to enjoy Sunset Sessions, featuring live DJs.
Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.limewood.hk
It wouldn’t be February without some Valentine’s Day drinks specials, and The Café Gray Bar team has created two love potions for the occasion. Sweet and floral, Cupid’s Arrow keeps things simple with notes of ginger, lychee and hibiscus tea. If you’re looking for a more refreshing and fruity drink, don’t miss the aptly-named Flirtation, made with home-infused Tanqueray with osmanthus.
Café Gray Deluxe, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.upperhouse.com
Le Petit Maison’s Valentine’s Day cocktail is also sure to have you seeing pink this month. The new La Colombe Rose cocktail ($120) – translating to “the pink dove” in English – features a light and refreshing homemade strawberry-infused tequila, blended with dry vermouth, fresh strawberry and grapefruit juice. Served in an exotic cocktail glass, the colourful drink is topped off with dried strawberries.
Le Petit Maison, Shop 1, H Queen’s, 23-29, 1/F Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.lpmlondon.co.uk/hongkong
Available throughout the entire week of the 14 February, the cheekily named Cupid’s Coconuts ($99) at Frank’s is sure to be a hit. Made with coconut water, lemongrass-infused vodka, lychee juice, kaffir lime leaves and roselle and vanilla syrup, the cocktail is garnished with a velvety rose petal.
Frank’s, G/F & 1/F, No. 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.frankshk.com
Looking for a little spice this Valentine’s Day? On offer all month long, don’t miss the Spicy Lover ($90) at Terrible Baby. Not only will the bar’s spacious alfresco terrace impress your date, but the mix of Sailor Jerry rum, Disaronno, cherry heering, lemon, hazelnut syrup, egg white and orange, mandarin bitters and a garnish of fiery pink peppercorns is sure to be one to remember.
Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.terriblebaby.com
If you’re on the hunt for even more love-filled concoctions, Maximal Concepts’ favourites Limewood, Sip Song and Stockton will have you covered this Valentine’s weekend. If you’re down in Repulse Bay, try out Limewood’s Love Elixir ($100), made with Tried & True Vodka, lime, pomegranate, saffron, sparkling rosé, passionfruit and Lillet Espuma, or opt for Sip Song’s Thai Me Down ($80), with Widges Gin, elderflower, lemon juice, prosecco and strawberry. Over in Central, head to speakeasy-style bar, Stockton, where love birds can try the Ode to Anita ($100) – a blend of vodka sous vide with cocoa nibs, Lillet Blanc and chocolate bitters. All three bars will also be serving special Valentine’s desserts all weekend, for those looking for more than just drinks.
Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.limewood.hk
Sip Song, Shop 114 & 115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/sipsonghk
Stockton, G/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.stockton.com.hk
Psst! Valentine’s Day is not the only February holiday to get excited about. Did you know that the month of love is also home to National Margarita Day? Falling on Saturday, 22 February, we can’t think of a better excuse to gather your squad and drink the night away. To celebrate, the team at Baja-inspired Taqueria Super Macho are putting on special pitchers of their classic frozen margarita for just $198. Available from 6pm onwards, for one night only!
Taqueria Super Macho, 33-35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2333 0111, www.taqueriasupermacho.com
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” 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 for 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