7th April 2023 – (Hong Kong) Introducing our curated list of Hong Kong’s best new bars for April 2023. From upscale hotel establishments to hidden speakeasies, vibrant party spots to secretive basements, these bars have one thing in common – drinks that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you in awe.
El Bar at La Paloma
For cocktail aficionados seeking a unique drinking experience, El Bar at La Paloma is a must-visit. Recently renovated, this spot offers a Spanish-style ambiance reminiscent of Barcelona’s famous beachside Chiringuito. Indulge in a wide selection of Spanish wines, gin and tonic, and top-quality Vermouths from Espinaler, along with authentic tapas and delicious bar snacks. Don’t miss Vermouth Hour, where you can enjoy aromatized and spiced wines such as Red Vermouth and White Vermouth.
Address: 1/F, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2291 6161
La Rosabelle Restaurant & Bar
Escape to the luxurious oasis of La Rosabelle, located in Tsueng Kwan O. Combining modern elegance with traditional English rural charm, this bar and restaurant is adorned with paintings of lush palm trees and vibrant flamingo walls, creating an inviting atmosphere perfect for weekend drinks. The drinks menu offers a diverse range of choices, including cocktails, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, whisky, and wine. We recommend trying the Bella & Rosa (Earl Grey tea, rum, honey, lemon juice) or the Green Monster no.1 (rum, blue curacao, Malibu, pineapple juice).
Address: Shop 4, G/F, Alto Residence, 29 Tong Ying Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2881 1318
Call Me Al
Located in Sheung Wan, the cozy neighborhood restobar Call Me Al is a new hot spot brought to you by industry veterans Beckaly Franks (The Pontiac and Quality Goods Club) and Ezra Star (Mostly Harmless and Artifact). Opened in December 2022, it has quickly become a popular spot in the area. General manager Chloe Rose has crafted an approachable cocktail menu that puts a refreshing twist on classics, including the gin-based Call Me Betty ($110), the frothy Calvados-based Conversations with Chevy ($100), and the punchy Zombie Al, a version of the classic cocktail complete with a playful fire display. Wine lovers can also explore their eclectic selection of Old World wines carefully curated by Ezra.
Address: G/F, 123 Queens Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Situated atop Landmark Atrium, Cardinal Point aims to capture the essence of “magic hour.” With an indoor and outdoor bar, restaurant, lounge, and sky terrace, this rooftop venue offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline and Victoria Harbour. Bartender John Nugent creates impressive drinks inspired by the spirit of travel and exploration. As you sip on your drink, a resident DJ sets the mood with amazing tracks, and you can also indulge in a selection of finger foods from around the world.
Address: Gloucester Tower, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
69 on Jervois
Indulge in the culinary delights of 69 on Jervois, the latest addition to Sheung Wan’s vibrant dining scene. Led by the talented culinary director Danielle Giambattista, this restaurant offers a menu featuring British classics and western comfort food, including mouthwatering options like seared scallop and Crispy Haggis Ball served in a rich whisky cream sauce. Enhance your dining experience with a glass of wine from their affordable wine list. For those seeking a cozy drinking spot, check out Behind 69, a speakeasy-style bar located just behind the restaurant. With only 14 seats, it offers an intimate ambiance where you can enjoy British pub fare and signature cocktails that are inspired by the rich history and influences of Sheung Wan.
69 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan Hong Kong