8 November, 2022
New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: TOP TOWN
New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: TOP TOWN
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New Drinks Menus This November: Top Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong

8 November, 2022
New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: TOP TOWN

Wondering where to go for drinks this month? We’ve got your next night out covered with new must-try drinks menus, alongside a list of our favourite cocktail bars and speakeasies in Hong Kong.

Whether it’s Hong Kong’s newest 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 spotlighting everything from anniversary celebrations to Movember drinks and new bar openings. Keep scrolling for our pick of the best cocktail bars and speakeasies in Hong Kong.

Read More: Where To Find The Best Happy Hour In Central

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding COVID risk and restrictions is constantly evolving. If choosing to head out for a drink, please exercise your own judgement as to whether it is safe to do so and comply with the latest social distancing regulations where applicable.

Where To Drink This Month

Grand Hyatt – Champagne Bar’s series of creative Champagne-based cocktails

Champagne Bar at Grand Hyatt returns as a new destination for Champagne lovers, boasting a massive collection of bubbles and Champagne-based cocktails. With creative drinks designed by Head Mixologist Drew Chigorimbo, Champagne connoisseurs are guaranteed to be delighted with the 16 world-class bubblies and over 80 labels available by the bottle, offering a wide range of flavours for every palate. Elevate your usual happy hour tipple for Champagne Spritz Hour — every day from 5pm to 7pm — where guests can create their own spritz (for just $120 a glass)! 

Champagne Bar, Lobby, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2584 7722, fbsc.hkggh@hyatt.com, Facebook: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Instagram: @grandhyatthongkong, www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/champagne-bar

New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: The Mixing Room

The Mixing Room By Iron Fairies

Lying adjacent to the Iron Fairies, The Mixing Room is a wonderland straight from the pages of a fairy tale, promising to be the place to be for pre-game drinks or a relaxed and cosy night out with friends. The cocktails here are playful, unique and also experimental — we’d recommend starting with A Cheeky Mango, The Golden Fairy or the flamboyant Grand Jacaranda!

The Mixing Room, 1-13 Hollywood Road, Ezra’s Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 6100 9111, www.instagram.com/themixingroomhk

Movember Drinks At Hjem

Drink for a good cause at Hjem — order either the Frothy ‘Tash or Maple Fashioned (or both!) and 5 percent of the proceeds will go to the Movember Foundation. Patrons can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win Movember merchandise, dining vouchers, grooming products and more. Movember drinks will last until Tuesday, 29 November.

Hjem, 161 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2362 9193, www.hjemhk.com

New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: PABLO

PABLO’s New Series Of Margaritas

Take drinks to the next level with PABLO’s signature series of margaritas featuring modern variations. For an undeniable punch, go for the Spicy Margarita, and if you like your drinks cool and refreshing, you can’t go wrong with Lemongrass Mint Margarita. And for true Mexican cuisine lovers, the creamy Guacamole Margarita is definitely one to try.

Sassy Tip: Take advantage of PABLO’s daily happy hour that runs from 12pm to 6pm — drinks start at just $58 a glass!

PABLO, G80-85 Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Hong Kong, 3741 2990, www.instagram.com/pablodining


This all-new American Seafood Bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating (with panoramic views)! Head here for a casual lunch or late-night cocktails — the loaded drinks menu offers unique and Instagrammable tipples like Love in Idleness, Latin Lover, Broadway Nights, Memento and many more. And there are plenty of bar snacks and nibbles to keep the night young!

TOP TOWN, 31/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2133 5769, www.oro-toptown.com

New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: MO Bar

Movember At MO Bar

Living up to its yearly theme of “Grow a Mo, save a Bro”, Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar is introducing two themed drinks: the Movember Old Fashioned and the Hot / Cold Chocolate in collaboration with Conspiracy Chocolate. You can contribute to Movember at MO Bar until Wednesday, 30 November.

MO Bar, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2132 0077, www.mandarinoriental.com/mo-bar

New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: Candour

Candour’s First Anniversary Menu

Celebrate Candour’s second year on the block with its new series of hip-hop-inspired cocktails. New signatures include Siren’s Song (gin-based), Ms. Jackson (a floral twist on the classic Rickey) and Cherry Hill (more spirit-forward). Drop by on Friday, 19 November from 8pm onwards for live music from DJ Crystal So to celebrate in true Candour style!

Candour, 65 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2362 8100, www.candourbar.com

Tell Camellia’s Farm To Glass Menu

From a Kam Tin farm to a bar in Central — Tell Camellia’s all-new drinks concept highlights locally grown basil, marigold leaf, shisho and mint. Must-tries include the Bitter Tweet, a milk oolong tea-based cocktail and the Darjeeling Sour. And if you’re naturally drawn to the most unconventional drink on the menu, the Matcha Milk Punch bursts with flavour.

Tell Camellia, LG/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9821 5501, www.instagram.com/tellcamellia

New Drinks Menus Best Bars Hong Kong: Tempo Tempo

Tempo Tempo

Flamboyant is the name of the game at Tempo Tempo, with nine signature cocktails, all made to be a knockout on Instagram! The alfresco bar sets the scene for a tropical holiday and we can’t get over its happy hour that runs Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 7.30pm.

Tempo Tempo, 2/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2788 3037, www.tempotempo.hk

Top 14 Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong

Where To Drink In October ARGO Eat and Drink

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, picking up small details that elevate your whole experience), ARGO is a classy choice amongst bar goers in Hong Kong. Signature drinks here include the single-origin Negroni, the Argo Martini and the Red Rock Sazerac, but really no choice here is a bad one.

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

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: COA

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 cocktails scene. Boasting an impressive 41-page spirit menu, COA serves a diverse range of 100% agave tequila, traditional mezcal and cocktails inspired by the flavours of Mexico. Dimly lit by candles, 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

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Poho

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

The Diplomat needs no introduction as one of the city’s top drinking destinations. The first speakeasy concept opened by acclaimed bartender John Nugent, it specialises in reimagined takes on 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

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: The Old Man

The Old Man – Bar with chic interior design

Tucked away on 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 harks 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

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tsim Sha Tsui

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: The Pontiac

The Pontiac – Best LGBTQ+ bar in Hong Kong

With a rough and retro rock ‘n’ roll vibe, Soho’s resident local dive bar The Pontiac has an authenticity that’s 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 want a seriously 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 Prabowo, Ghale and their team test new and creative ways to minimise their carbon footprint while coming up with clever concoctions. Proudly partnered with ecoSPIRITS, it’s with noting that each cocktail marked with the “eS” logo saves an average of 150g in CO2 emissions. We’ll cheers to that!

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

Read More: Your Guide To Zero Waste & Bulk Food Stores In Hong Kong

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: Dr. Fern's Gin Parlour

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-style — all that hint at the doctor’s office behind. It also whips up seasonal cocktails, and if you can’t decide what to go for, the doctor is always on hand to prescribe the perfect tincture.

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

Read More: The Best Gin Bars In Hong Kong

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. Vintage-inspired, expect live jazz nights, a decadent menu based on traditional Cantonese favourites and a refined atmosphere. Drinks buffs will love the menu that features a 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

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: Frank's Library

Frank’s Library – Best hidden bar in Hong Kong

Another speakeasy that can be found hidden within Foxglove. The tucked away and discreet space is found 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 the namesake character, Frank Minza. Drinks start at $140 and include the inventive Confectionary, with marshmallow-infused gin, cacao white liqueur, mint liqueur, orange bitters and Champagne.

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

Read More: Your Guide To Hong Kong’s Hidden Bars And Speakeasies

Where To Drink In September KABOOM Eat and Drink

KABOOM – Rooftop Bar In Tsim Sha Tsui

This rooftop bar in Tsim Sha Tsui has patrons booking tables for its stunning urban views, creative cocktails and a sunset shisha sesh. Spanning two floors (indoor dining with panoramic views and a terrace), KABOOM serves carefully curated South Asian nibbles to pair perfectly with your drinks. Most of the signature cocktails here are light and fruity; if you ask us for tried and tested recommendations, go for Damn Pissed Off (cheekily served in a bathtub)Enough Is Enough (for those who say one drink is enough!) or I Just Want To Go Home (we feel you).

KABOOM, 20/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 9176 9986, www.instagram.com/kaboom.hk

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tsim Sha Tsui

Finding Daisy – One of the best themed-bars in Hong Kong

Cocktails and drama (the good kind) abound at this theatre-themed bar on Elgin Street. Exuding all the sleek speakeasy vibes, head here to indulge in classic cocktails with a contemporary twist. Highlights include the Spicy Rancho, a spiced-up iteration of the margarita, and the Daisy’s Gambit, an elevated take on a Gibson.

Finding Daisy, 16A, Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 5135 7337www.instagram.com/findingdaisyhk

Best Cocktail Bars & Speakeasies In Hong Kong: Quality Goods Club

Quality Goods Club – An all-rounded option for night outs

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. Quality signature cocktails and fine spirits in vintage crystal decanters are what this location does best, complemented by exceptional Brasserie-style fare. Happy hour runs daily from 6pm to 8pm, and includes pitchers of draught beer, QGC craft cocktails, wines by the glass and $10 oysters.

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

Faye – Rooftop bar on top of California Tower

Taking over the rooftop previously occupied by LKF landmark CÉ LA VI, this outer-spaced themed lounge and club promises over-the-top décor (we’re talking an infinity tunnel of ring lights, an inflatable spaceship, neon acrobat rings and more), along with iconic sweeping skyline views. Plus, its creative cocktail selection is out of this world.

Faye, 25-26/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3619 4282, www.facebook.com/faye.hkg

Read More: Your Ultimate Guide To Rooftop Restaurants And Bars In Hong Kong

Main image courtesy of TOP TOWN, image 1 courtesy of The Mixing Room, image 2 courtesy of PABLO, image 3 courtesy of MO Bar, image 4 courtesy of Candour, image 5 courtesy of ARGO, image 6 courtesy of COA via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of The Old Man, image 8 courtesy of The Pontiac via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Frank’s Library via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Fashila Kanakka, image 12 courtesy of Quality Goods Club via Instagram.

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