4 July, 2024
Eat & Drink

New Drinks Menus This July: Guest Shifts, New Cocktails & More

4 July, 2024

Wondering where to go for drinks this month? We’ve got your next night out covered with brand-new bar openings and the latest cocktail menus.

Whether it’s Hong Kong’s hottest drinking destination, an unmissable happy hour deal or a must-try new drinks menu, you’ll find it all in our ultimate guide to where to drink in Hong Kong. This month, we’re highlighting exciting guest shifts ahead of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony, new cocktail menus and more. Plus, keep scrolling for our picks of top bars and speakeasies in Hong Kong!

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New Drinks Menus And Cocktails This July

La Terrace By Louise – A casual al fresco terrace for cocktails and wines

Who doesn’t love Louise? But the heavy price tag makes it a restaurant reserved for special occasions, well until the opening of the terrace! Your new watering hole (a classy one at that) for after-work tipples, La Terrace operates separately from Louise and serves lighter meals (21 new dishes introduced!), a fine selection of cheese and wine as well as a couple cocktails that pack a punch – we’re looking at La Petanque because we love gin!

La Terrace By Louise, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 5722 3269, www.louise.hk

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Burberry Takes Over MO Bar

Coinciding with Burberry’s new store at the Landmark Atrium, MO Bar will transform into “Knight Bar” adorned with neon Burberry logos and serving British-inspired drinks, bites and sweets. The line-up of exclusive cocktails and mocktails includes The Knight (oolong tea with Cocchi American) and the non-alcoholic The Burberry (seedlip grove with apple, earl gray tea and cinnamon). As for food, sample the set menu for a taste of smoked Scottish salmon, fish and chips, scones and more. The Burberry collaboration is available until Sunday, 14 July. 

MO Bar, G/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, THE LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2132 0077, www.mandarinoriental.com/mo-bar

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The Daily Tot’s Tropical New Menu Caribbean Rum Pilgrimage

The new cocktail menu curated by Beverage Manager Maikal Gurung features rums he handpicked during a tour of distilleries in the Caribbean, as well as the bar’s first coconut bar pop-up. Out of the 11 new rum-based concoctions, we sampled Shy Guy (pictured above) and the New World Order, both delicious and refreshing for summer, as for the Coconut Bar, expect stronger-than-average cocktails to get you in the mood for grooving. We highly recommend dropping by on a Saturday evening for live music from South African singer, Ofentse Mokhuane who’ll get you on your dancing feet (guaranteed)!

The Daily Tot, Shop E, LG/F, Felicity Building, 58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2366 6836, www.singularconcepts.com/thedailytot

Qura Bar’s New Sunset Apéro

For the longer summer days, Qura Bar’s Aperitivo sundowners feature two refreshing summer cocktails; Little Knot with lemon sorbet, Prosecco and vodka, and Sunset Bloom with Campari, elderflower liqueur, Sabatini gin, lychee and grapefruit juice. Running every evening from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, enjoy two glasses of cocktails as well as bar snacks for $298 per person and watch the sun set over the Victoria Harbour.

Qura Bar, Lobby, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2313 2313, hongkong.regenthotels.com/qura

Hope & Sesame x Salisterra Bar Guest Shift

Guangzhou’s first speakeasy, Hope & Sesame was awarded the Best Bar in Mainland China and #39 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars, both in 2023 and for one night only, Hong Kong cocktail aficionados can savour their creative concoctions. Sample ANGO, an adaptation of the classic cocktail Trinidad Sour, Aegean Summer for a Mediterranean holiday in a glass and more!

When: Sunday, 14 July, 7pm to 10pm

Salisterra, Level 49 The Upper House Pacific Place 88, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 3968 1106, www.thehousecollective.com/salisterra

Quinary & Room 309’s Line-Up Of International Bar Takeovers

In celebration of the finest mixology craftsmanship from around the globe, make your way to Quinary and Room 309 for guest shifts from 13 international bars. Quinary will host Nutmeg & Clove from Singapore (#7 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2023), Bar Sathorn from Bangkok and Barc from Kathmandu for name a few and Room 309 on the other hand will see guest shifts from Lamp Bar in Nara (#23 in Asia’s 50 Beat Bars 2023), Bar Us in Bangkok and more.

Stay tuned on Quinary and Room 309‘s social media for more.

When: Saturday, 13 to Wednesday, 17 July

Quinary, 56, 58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2851 3223, www.quinary.hk
Room 309, 3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.room309.hk

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Top 50 Best Bar Guest Shifts At Terrible Baby

In celebration of the Asia’s 50 Best Awards. Terrible Baby will see star mixologists from acclaimed bars from across the globe. Grab your tables for tropical cocktails from the famed sustainability-focused Balinese beach bar, Potato Head to a sneak peek of Allegory’s (from Washington D.C.) soon-to-launch new menu and a takeover from Hanoi best bars, The Hudson Rooms and The Haflington.

When: Saturday, 13 to Monday, 15 July

Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2710 1866, www.terriblebaby.com

Top Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong

Best Bars In Hong Kong Speakeasies Hidden Bars Cocktails: ARGO

ARGO – #28 World’s Best Bars 2022

Featuring a collection of the world’s most innovative spirits, paired with stunning interiors (your eyes will keep wandering to the small details that will elevate your whole experience), ARGO is a classy choice amongst bargoers in Hong Kong. Signature drinks here include the single-origin Negroni, the Argo Martini and the Red Rock Sazerac, but really: there’s no such thing as a bad choice here.

ARGO, Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8882, www.fourseasons.com/argo

COA – Asia’s #1 bar and World’s Best #17 for Mezcal lovers!

Topping the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars for the past two years, this Oaxaca-inspired cocktail bar was opened by Jay Khan in 2017 with the mission to bring agave spirits to the forefront of Asia’s cocktail scene. Boasting an impressive 41-page spirit menu, COA serves a diverse range of 100-percent agave tequila, traditional mezcal and cocktails inspired by the flavours of Mexico. With its inviting, candle-lit interior, this drinking den is the perfect stop for weekend drinks or date night.

COA, LG/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2813 5787, www.coa.com.hk

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Best Bars In Hong Kong Speakeasies Hidden Bars Cocktails: The Diplomat

The Diplomat – A go-to skip-the-crowd bar

The Diplomat needs no introduction as it’s one of the city’s top drinking destinations. The first speakeasy concept opened by acclaimed bartender John Nugent, it specialises in reimagined classic cocktails (try the Gibson and Tuxedo), with mini cocktails available for those who want to sample more than one. This classy neighbourhood cocktail bar is always buzzing with energy and high spirits.

The Diplomat, Shop 1, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3619 0302www.thediplomat.hk

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Best Bars In Hong Kong Speakeasies Hidden Bars Cocktails: The Old Man

The Old Man – Bar with chic interior design

Tucked away in a corner of Aberdeen Street is The Old Man, an award-winning speakeasy inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Helmed by bartender Agung Prabowo (previously of Lobster Bar and Mandarin Oriental), cocktails on offer here carry a sophisticated Hemingway-Asian theme to match the tastefully styled interiors.

The Old Man, LG/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, theoldmanhongkong.com

DarkSide – Premium cocktails, live jazz and classy interiors

Paying homage to Kowloon’s “Dark Side” moniker, The Rosewood Hotel’s swanky cocktail parlour houses a coveted selection of dark spirits that harkens back to the early 19th century, alongside an extensive library of fine rum, whisky and calvados. Lounge on the al fresco terrace, soak in the harbour views and splurge on a premium cocktail — you deserve it!

DarkSide, Level Two, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3891 8732, www.darkside.hk

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The Pontiac – The best LGBTQ+ bar in Hong Kong

With a rough and retro rock ‘n’ roll vibe, Soho’s local dive bar The Pontiac is seriously cool. The all-female staff keep it real with strong drinks, plenty of shots and a hell of a lot of fun. This is where you need to go if you’re looking for a wild night out with your friends — trust us, you won’t regret it.

The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 3855, www.facebook.com/thepontiac

Penicillin – Sustainable speakeasy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s first fully zero-waste bar Penicillin has taken the culinary world by storm with its sustainable farm-to-bar movement. The magic happens in The Penicillin Lab and Fermentation Chamber, where the mixologist team tests new and creative ways to minimise their carbon footprint while coming up with clever concoctions

Penicillin, L/G, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 9880 7995, penicillinbar.com

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Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour – One of the best gin bars in Hong Kong

A hidden gem within The Landmark, Dr.Fern’s is an absolute must for gin lovers. Using organic and locally-sourced ingredients and botanicals, and only premium gin, Dr. Fern’s cocktails are sure to cure any ailment. Tucked away in a corner, you’ll find two tiny office doors — one full-sized and one Alice in Wonderland-sized — that hint at the doctor’s office behind. 

Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2111 9449www.mingfathouse.com

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Best Bars In Hong Kong Speakeasies Hidden Bars Cocktails: Foxglove

Foxglove – Live jazz nights perfect for girls’ night out

Hidden behind what appears to be an umbrella store on Duddell Street, Foxglove oozes old-school luxury and charm. Expect live jazz nights from this vintage-inspired bar, a decadent menu based on traditional Cantonese favourites and a refined atmosphere. Drinks buffs will love the rare selection of cognacs and spirits, along with fine whiskies and expertly crafted cocktails.

Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 8949, www.mingfathouse.com

Frank’s Library – The best hidden bar in Hong Kong

Another speakeasy hidden within Foxglove, this discreet space is behind a hidden door in the bar and restaurant (find the hidden elevator buttons and hit the right number to gain entrance to Frank’s secret library!), and serves a menu of “Travel Diary Cocktails”, inspired by its namesake, Frank Minza

Frank’s Library, 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/frankslibrary

Quality Goods Club – An all-rounder option for nights out

Brought to us by the guys behind Shady Acres and Honky Tonks Tavern, Quality Goods Club brings together music, delicious bites and, of course, top-notch drinks for a night to remember in Soho. Signature cocktails and fine spirits in vintage crystal decanters are what this location does best, complemented by exceptional brasserie-style fare. 

Quality Goods Club, Basement, On Lok House, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thequalitygoodsclub

Best Bars In Hong Kong Speakeasies Hidden Bars Cocktails: The Green Door

The Green Door – Hidden bar in Central with great drinks, food and vibes!

Look for the green door among in the alleys of Graham Street and enter an underground oasis flowing with creative cocktails, wines and plenty of good eats. The Green Door is a great option for getting together with friends and colleagues, and also for date nights. Go in the early evening for a lively and buzzing vibe but as the night progresses, it will get packed!

The Green Door, LG/F, Welley Building, 97 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, Instagram: @thegreendoor.bar

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Main image courtesy of La Terrace By Louise, image 1 courtesy of La Terrace By Louise, image 2 courtesy of MO Bar, image 3 courtesy of The Daily Tot, image 4 courtesy of Qura Bar, image 5 courtesy of Hope & Sesame,, image 6 courtesy of Terrible Baby, image 6 courtesy of argobarhk via Instagram, image 7 courtesy o The Diplomat Hong Kong via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of The Old Man Hong Kong via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of The Pontiac via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Foxglove via Facebook, image 11 courtesy of thegreendoor.bar via Instagram

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