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By Andrea Lo | February 17th, 2016

Secret Garden: A leafy refuge from the hectic streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, Vibes has just about all the right components to make it a hit: a laidback, alfresco vibe, and of course top-notch cocktails. Looking for a big night? Vibes turns into party central on weekends — book one of the private cabanas and go to town.

Look & Feel: If you’re tired of sitting elbow to elbow at a cramped bar, this is the place to be. The secret-gardenesque watering hole is decked out with waterways, open fires and frangipani trees, with inviting couches aplenty and of course, private cabanas if you’re looking to host a big group.

The Mira Hong Kong - Vibes Night

On the Menu: The alfresco spot serves a long list of cocktails and some tasty bar bites too. Look for everything from champagne to piña coladas, craft beer to creative cocktails. On the bar menu, find lots of finger foods such as corn tempura, chicken quesadillas, French fries, satay and an assortment of sandwiches. If you’re with a big group, it’s worth asking about the party platters.

Service: Staff never hover, but seem to make the rounds at just the right time.

Jeng: While the awesome atmosphere at Vibes is the reason we keep going back, we love that the drinks list is versatile. The Vibes Mule (HK$118) — a signature cocktail with Absolut vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime and cucumber — is our go-to, while the martinis and mojitos are also worth a try.

Not So Jeng: At times, it can be hard to get a table. But we guess that comes with the territory.

Great For: Showing tourists a good time, converting people who won’t leave Hong Kong Island, big parties.

FYI: Check out live DJ sessions five nights a week, including at Disco Naps on Sundays where there’s a HK$100 deal for two drinks. Tiki Taco Tuesdays from 6:30pm to midnight offers rum-based creations and of course, tacos.

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