Top five new hidden bars in Hong Kong

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1. Hugger Mugger

Hugger Mugger is a British Salon created by the Pirata group (The team behind Tokyo Lima, Chifa, Meats, Pici etc)  serving cocktails inspired by Britain’s eclectic cultural legends. Located on Wyndham Street (Near the now defunct LKF HOTEL) and concealed behind an unassuming door and down a sky lit staircase, the hidden gem is a clandestine meeting place for those in the know. You need to press the bell at the entrance to gain access. The cocktail menu invites operatives to take a sip with Pink Floyd, William Shakespeare, and Ian Fleming.

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Accessed through British salon Hugger Mugger, diners enter into the colourful hustle and bustle synonymous with India. Consisting of three distinct spaces, the Chai Bar, Kitchen and Dining Hall, there is a sense of intrigue and a creative energy that flows through.  Serving modern Indian cuisine by Culinary Director Balaji Balachander of Benares fame, the menu spans the breadth and depth of India. It’s a sophisticated dining destination in Central’s new cultural hub on Wyndham Street.

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Address:

Basement, 43-55 Wyndham St., Central, Hong Kong
tel: +852 2362 8988 | [email protected]

Closed on Mondays (until September)
Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday: 6PM to 2AM
Friday and Saturday: 6PM to 3AM

Website : http://huggermugger.hk/

2. Room 309

Room 309 card key
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Room 309 (located on the 3rd floor (next to Envoy) of Hotel Pottinger) is created by the Team behind Envoy, Quinary, Vea Lounge etc. Access to the bar is via a Hotel card key obtainable upon request from the hostess of Envoy bar located next door. The talented executive mixologist, Antonio Lai together with Hungie created the The Invisible Menu that includes clear cocktails such as Where’s My Whisky Sour (Bourbon re-distillation,clarified  peach tea cordial, aromatic bitters, freeze-dried peach).

Antonio and Hungie
Where’s My Whisky Sour

【The Invisible Menu: Gone Gimlet】
Re-distilled yoghurt gin with lemon peel, tonka beans, cream, homemade lime cordial.

 

3. Dragonfly

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Located within the new Tai Kwun Complex, Dragonfly is a small but comfortable boutique bespoke cocktail lounge and eatery designed by masterful artist Ashley Sutton, who displays his passion for the creative genius of Louis Tiffany and incorporates this passion in the design. This bar is owned by Dining Concepts (The group that probably owns the most opulent bars in town e.g. Iron Fairies, Dear Lily’s, Ophelia etc)

Focus is on soft-mood lounge music and an eclectic selection of creative cocktail creations passionately prepared by a team of international mixologists at the centre bar together with a choice of delectable menu items.

With its classic design overtones, Dragonfly presents a cosy ambience of comfort and relaxion in an era of a time gone by.

Perfect for drinks with friends, family gatherings or corporate events, Dragonfly takes guests into a timeless world of enjoyment.

Address: 

Shop 10 – G1, Tai Kwun, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Opening hours: 17.00 PM till late

4. Fu Bar

Created by Christian Rhomberg of the late Kee Club, Madame Fu is a new East meets West 8,000sqf restaurant that includes this Fu Bar.  The bar offers a range of cocktails including a section dedicated to Champagne-based drinks in addition to its signature Madame Fu cocktails concocted using Chinese Shaoxing wine and baijiu including such as Kung Fu and Generation X.

Address:

Madame Fu, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Tel: +852 2114 2118

 

5. The Wilshire Bar

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Hidden behind closed doors inside 11, Westside, the hipster mexican bar in Kennedy Town where a classic craft cocktail menu is showcased alongside a more creative food menu by Chef Ochoa. The centre feature of the bar is a pool table. This place sets the mood for those who want to chill and makes a good alternative fun night out to LKF nightlife.

Address: 

1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street,

Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

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