Following the opening of an outpost in Singapore, world-famous New York City speakeasy Employees Only has come to Hong Kong. The cocktails are strong, the bar bites tasty, and the vibe fun enough to forget that you’re in Lan Kwai Fong.
Location: 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Phone: +852 2468 2755
For the gin lover, there’s no better place to go. Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour stocks more than 250 different gins from around the world — the largest variety in Hong Kong — including the rare Blind Tiger Gin from Belgium.
Location: Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Phone: +852 2111 9449
Red Sugar is a surprisingly delightful bar with a great selection of cocktails and an industrial-chic vibe. The true highlight here, however, is the expansive outdoor terrace, featuring some of the best views in all of Hong Kong.
Location: 7/F, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2252 5279
This intimate lounge above the restaurant Belon seats only 18 guests and serves innovative cocktails and wines from small, independent growers. Don’t miss the Rare Wine Nights (every Wednesday), when Belon’s Master Sommelier curates a selection of red, white and Champagne by-the-glass as well as a cellar list of hard-to-find premium bottles.
A dignified place to have some drinks, and oh, what drinks they are! Bar de Luxe is the Hong Kong offshoot of venerable Tokyo institution Bar High Five, brought to us by acclaimed mixologist Hidetsugo Ueno. His luxury cocktail den is intensely focused on exploring high-end spirits and expertly handcrafted cocktails.
Location: 30/F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central
Phone: +852 3706 5716
At the front of Black Sheep Restaurants’ steakhouse, evoking the elegant feel of members-only clubs in 1900s Argentina, sits this handsome bar room. When we’re not feeling carnivorous, we love to grab a seat in here for a couple of expertly made cocktails and small plates.