Something about Hong Kong leaves us indulging in free-flow brunches at every chance we get, but the dinner options with drink deals are often overlooked. We’re never ones to say “no” to a good offer, so we’ve rounded up the troops to lay out some of the best boozy bargains on the table. After all, we want to make sure you’re getting the best of the best! Whether you’re planning a special occasion dinner, or just looking for an excuse to treat yourself, we’ve lined up some of our favourite spots to get the job done.
Well hello, free-flow red wine, the pleasure is mine. At $139 for two hours, this offer is a frequent Friday night spot for Team Sassy. Set in the style of a New York bistro, with blackboards and timber flooring, this place is bursting with atmosphere. Plus, the food is so good (get the calamari) that there are often people sprawling out onto the street. To counteract the alcohol and calamari, all the vegetables are freshly home grown and mixed into an array of all our favourite dishes. Keep up that healthy precedence by ordering the Parmesan cheese bowl – this is where the magic happens (i.e. where spaghetti is tossed in an abundant amount of hot, gooey cheese).
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 7160, www.postopubblico.com
Looking to drink and dine al fresco? If you’re on the search for a relaxed spot to satisfy your comfort food cravings with fresh ingredients and refreshing cocktails, Commissary ticks the boxes. Guests can use the ‘feasting menu’ as their base ($298 per person), which offers a selection of all our go-to dishes, ready to share. We’re talking about everything from chips and guac, to soft shell crab tacos, to chicken and brown sugar waffles, to carne asada (and more!). The two-hour premium package includes a choice of two house beers, red and white wine, prosecco, iced tea and juice – all for $400. So, whilst the total is steep, you’re essentially getting all you can drink AND all you can eat.
Sassy Tip: The red velvet cake is included in the package, so whatever you do, save space for dessert.
Sassy Perk: Booking for more than 10 people? Quote “Sassy” when you book, and your table gets a complimentary Gin Sour upon arrival.
Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central, Hong Kong, 2602 0707, www.commissary.hk
This place is a favourite for a reason. If you’re not heading over for the Super Mondays deal (where you get buy one get one on main courses), the free-flow dinner option is tempting as always. Starting at $250 for two hours, the offer includes house spirits, house wine, beers, soft drinks and juices, still and sparkling water, plus a selection of tea and coffee. That’s the equivalent of you paying for (roughly!) two glasses of wine and a cup of tea. It’s no surprise we leave this place stuffed and satisfied.
Lily & Bloom, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6166, www.lily-bloom.com
Zuma’s night brunch, Yashoku, has been drawing the crowds in for the past three months with live performances, fresh flavours and top-quality booze. Literally translated as ‘Midnight Snack,’ this is Hong Kong’s one and only Japanese night brunch! A range of different packages is offered, so you can tailor the evening to suit your needs. For $500, you can enjoy free flow sake, seasonal infused sochu and beers. At $650, you upgrade to also get free flow Veuve Clicquot and sake. Pairing that with food? Your rumbling tummy will thank you. Free flow bubbly, sake, sochu and beers are paired with dishes from the extensive Yashoku brunch menu for $880. From sashimi platters to mochi desserts, we don’t need convincing.
Zuma, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388, www.zumarestaurant.com
This (fairly) new kid on the block brings street flavours of São Paulo to Soho. With a colourful blend of Japanese and Brazilian cuisines, the menu offers a mix of flavours well worth indulging in. The Chef’s Menu ($450 per person, available for groups of seven and above) offers an extensive selection of dishes, with an optional additional $200 for free-flow. Oh, and the servers are generous with the booze – so the additional cost goes a long way. Whether you like your food grilled, fried, fresh or raw, there’s something for everyone, and all plates made for sharing!
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2889 7576, www.uma-nota.com
Editor’s Note: Offer no longer available.
This small, local, lovable spot epitomises “cheap and cheerful”. Though we’ve yet to check it out for ourselves, the deal of unlimited food and drinks for $60 (yes, that’s Hong Kong dollars) has placed it at the top of our list. With local Chinese dishes, lots of vegetarian alternatives, and unlimited beer, it’s no surprise this place has raving reviews. Low-key and overflowing with energy, we hear Mr Wong himself is friendly, welcoming, and hilarious – with a goal to make sure everyone in his presence has enough to eat and drink. Oh, and it’s a convenient 3-minute walk from Langham Place.
Sassy Tip: There’s even an option to buying your own seafood and ask the owner to cook it!
Mr Wong’s, No. 10 Shamchun Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, 2384 6833
La Paloma’s energetic vibe is met with modern, playful decor and spicy flavours. The setting is perfect for a relaxed meal, but can easily upgrade to a slightly more heated evening session with the girls. Starting at $198 for two hours, you’ll get your money’s worth with this all-you-can-drink offer. Plus, it includes beer, sangria, cava, wine, and soft drinks – so really all you have to do is come thirsty.
La Paloma, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2291 6161, www.lapaloma.hk
This quiet-on-the-outside, crazy-on-the-inside tequila bar will have you donning a sombrero and dancing on the tables before you can say “no more shots”. With a flavourful spread of authentic Mexican food and a solid selection of cocktails, this underground joint it the ideal weekend party spot. On Mondays and Tuesdays, from 6pm to 11pm, head over for free-flow tacos, quesadillas, and margaritas – all for $200 per person!
Sassy Tip: Beware of the dentist chair.
El Loco Gringo, 49 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2858 8833, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/el-loco-gringo
Fang Fang’s ambience resembles a fancy club lounge. With a combination of house music and dim lighting, it’s great for a big gathering with friends. Check out our full review, or head over to make the most of the free-flow for yourself. Starting at $250 for two hours, you can have your fill of white wine, red wine, beer and… wait for it… sake.
Sassy Tip: Order the Jasmine Tea Smoked Ribs, and the Soft-Shell Crab with Curry Leaf. We also can’t get enough of the Mango and Passionfruit sorbet ($75 for two scoops). You can thank us later!
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2983 9083, www.hk.dining.asiatatler.com/restaurants/fang-fang
208 is a well-known Hong Kong classic. A less-known, well-kept secret? The Cellar. This private dining room is a clandestine dining space, catering to groups of 10 to 22 people. It pitches itself as “the dinner party you wanted to host at home (but didn’t have the space to)”. Plus, it’s a great excuse to leave the dishes locked away. This luxe location offers a family-style shared feast (for $660 per person), that focuses on beautiful produce, prepared to perfection. The Cellar is available by appointment only, for lunch and dinner (Sunday to Thursday).
The Cellar, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2549 0208, www.208.com.hk, www.facebook.com/The-Cellar-HK-1231266830317736
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Located in PMQ (check out our PMQ guide), Sohofama offers a unique dining space, with a nifty little alfresco setting. We couldn’t resist the combination of urban farming, comfort Chinese food, and a ridiculously good drinks deal. Wash down the hearty organic flavours with the free-flow options, and you’re set. Head over on a weeknight or Sunday evening between 6pm and 11:30pm, for an unlimited drink deal at $180 per head. On Friday, Saturday and public holidays, it’s $240 per head from 6pm and 12:30am (and $160 per head between 12pm and 5pm). This is available for any 2 hours within the time bracket, and includes house beer, house wines, house vodka, gin, whisky, rum, tequila, juices and soft drinks.
Sassy Tip: Check out the sister restaurant, Locofama for delicious organic bites, and the same drinks deal.
SOHOFAMA, Unit SG09-SG14, G/F., Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.sohofama.com