The Story Continues: First, there was popular Soho experimental hotspot The Old Man. This year sees its founders’ fascination with Ernest Hemingway continue with their sophomore effort: The Sea.
Look & Feel: Sitting along Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, The Sea is all 1920s chic with plenty of geometric and metallic touches, plush seats, and feature walls washed in watercolor.
On the Menu: Expect a seasonal cocktail menu that’s sure to challenge convention. Drinks include the Algae Gin, crafted with lacto-fermented pineapple, and the Peanut Milk Rum (pictured), which features pineapple kombucha and banana wine. Cocktails start at $90 a pop. A range of non-alcoholic beverages is available, too.
Meet the Mixologist: Originally from Jakarta, award-winning mixologist and co-founder Agung Prabowo has worked at Lily & Bloom, The Landmark Oriental’s MO Bar, and other hotel bars throughout the city.
Great For: Cocktail aficionados looking for something new and exciting.
FYI: Some of the drinks are prepared using culinary techniques such as sous-vide cooking and rotary evaporation — how’s that for unusual?
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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.