GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Andrea Lo | October 1st, 2019
  • Bar
  • Central, HK Island, SoHo
  • Address: G/F, 46 Peel Street, Central
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since : May, 2019
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Bar
  • Ambience: Casual, Intimate, Trendy

Fine Wines & Great Vibes: Since its opening in early summer, Shady Acres has become one of the most happening bars in town. Most nights it’s hard to get a table — it only accepts walk-ins — but stick around and you’ll be rewarded with a wine list comprising over 200 handpicked bottles, cocktails that pack a punch, and a menu of small bites and bigger plates that are great for sharing. Or, make like the stylish crowds that flood the spot, and relax with a tipple while perched outside. 

Look & Feel: Despite being located in an area that’s arguably saturated with mediocre places, Shady Acres has managed to stand out with its friendly, unpretentious vibes. It’s decked out with a long bar and open kitchen, plus tables that make for a cozy dining experience — complete with industrial-chic concrete walls and old school floor tiles. 

On the Menu: Old and New World wines, as well as well-thought out cocktails made with house-infused liquors and more. The food menu boasts the likes of booze-friendly bites like wagyu beef, duck fat fries and the Impossible Burger. 

Meet the Owners: Shady Acres is the brainchild of Ryan Nightingale and Mike Watt. Both worked at JIA Group establishments: the former at Ham & Sherry and the now-closed Aberdeen Street Social, and at 208 Duecento Otto and now-closed Fish School. 

Great For: Post-work happy hour (5-7pm, 11pm-1am) and a spot of people-watching. 

FYI: “Shady Acres” references the “Ace Ventura” film series and was also the name of Nightingale’s college band. 

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This writeup was based on an independent visit. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.