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By Shimron Singh | March 2nd, 2023
  • Bar
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: 18/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: TBA
  • Open Since : April, 2023
  • Cuisine: Wine
  • Ambience: Fancy, Intimate, Modern

A private wine membership club lands in Central

Curated by professional cyclist turned wine expert – Jack Wu, Bar Cyclone brings a unique standpoint to bars in Hong Kong, aiming to open to the public in April 2023. The former Olympian leaves his athletic status behind to pursue a life of fine winery & quality drinks for Hong Kongers. In 2018, Jack opened his first bar – Club Qing, which focuses on the different varieties of whisky around the world. This year, Jack is extending his road map, translating his passion into a wine language, and sharing his knowledge and special collections over the years with the ones that connect at his new bar. Bar Cyclone pays homage to his athletic experience but also the essential process in wine production, the Wind element.

Bar Cyclone has a membership system, and becoming a member will entitle you to enjoy a wider selection of wines, and an exclusive taste of Jack’s rare collections at a more discounted price than non-members. In the near future, Bar Cyclone‘s services will expand to take members to visit different wineries, allowing them to enjoy and experience the grape harvesting and wine-making process in person.

Founder Jack Wu

Look & Feel

Bar Cyclone brings a well-thought-out experience for its guest, from its interiors to the bartenders. The Wind element certainly gushes throughout the bar itself. The dark & moody atmosphere with a dramatic & elegant interior has a speak-easy feeling, giving members a sense of a hidden and unspoken vibe. The bartenders serve guests in pitch-black uniforms to be the wind that isn’t easily noticed but is always here to assist with the journey. All of this whilst looking out to the city lights sets a seductive mood.

Bar Cyclone
Bar Cyclone interiors

On the Menu

Wind, invisible but present, completely ties in with Jack’s idea of giving guests a surprise. With many great wines on Bar Cyclone’s menu, Jack’s recommendations of the hidden gems will send shivers down your spine. The bar has a collection of up to 320 wines, which is not limited to the ordinary fine Burgundy red wines and French Chardonnay, but also some rare sparkling wines, New World wines, and wines fermented using unique winemaking methods. Jack will bring special wines from his unique collection, such as the Leroy Musigny 1998, Jacques Selosse “Il Etait Une Fois” Ratafia de Champagne Liqueur, and Domaine des Miroirs Entre Deux Bleus Les Saugettes 2014. Only a few bottles of each are available.

Bar Cyclone
Azienda Agricola Valentini Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Rosé 1978
Bar Cyclone
Domaine des Miroirs Entre Deux Bleus Les Saugettes 2014

Great For

A speakeasy-style night away from the hustle & bustle.

Wine lovers that want to expand their palette.

This write-up is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. See our editorial policy here.