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By The Loop HK Staff | March 11th, 2019
  • Bar
  • HK Island, Sheung Wan

Ice, Ice Baby: The team behind artsy-cool Ping Pong 129 Gintonería return with sophomore project Dai Bing in Sheung Wan.

Look & Feel: Casual and eclectic with plenty of art hanging on the walls, Dai Bing is brings the chic without the stuffiness. The cosy space is full of warm woods and colorful cushions that’re sure to make you feel welcome.

Dai Bing
Photo: Inga Beckmann and Jonathan Maloney for What the Fox Studio

On the Menu: While Ping Pong 129 specializes in gin, Dai Bing is all about long drinks served with the best artisanal ice. Yes, you read that right — artisanal ice. As its name might suggest — Dai Bing means “big ice” in Cantonese — the bar puts a whole lotta effort into its ice, crafting and chilling its crystal-like ice cubs in an Artisanal Ice Suite complete with Clinebell directional freezers and ice band saws. The drinks are complemented by fancy Portuguese petiscos (tapas) like chamuças (think samosas, but Portuguese style) and Iberico ham and cheese.

Meet the Mixologist: Japanese mixologist Yuta Inagaki of Japanese cocktail and whisky bar Butler collaborated on creation of the drinks.

Great For: Rubbing shoulders with the hipster and culture vulture crowd.

FYI: Much like Ping Pong 129, there’s a strong focus on the arts at Dai Bing, with an ongoing visual and performing arts programme; the bar opened with a group exhibition featuring works by the likes of Angela Su and Danh Vo.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.