Nobody will say no to a great sip from time to time, even when you’re satisfying your wanderlust in neighboring GBA cities. From enthralling new menus to bars too good to pass up, read on to discover 8 spots we think you’ll like drinking at this November.
Hall of famer on both Asia’s 50 Best Bars and the World’s 50 Best Bars respectively, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong’s ARGO takes it up a notch with the new “ARGO Forestry” menu centered on the element of surprise.
Granite, sweet potato, ginger lily, strawberry, bamboo and goat takes the spotlight, and are transformed into a total of 12 innovative cocktails by ARGO’s talented mixologists. If you are a enjoyer of local produce and are looking to be wowed, this award-winning bar is the place to go.
Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3196 8882
Forget “what’s your poison”, come to The Dispensary for a fix of cure. Inspired by remedies from Western and Chinese cultures, the aptly named “Cure” cocktail menu balances your humors with concoctions such as Chilli Haw Margarita, a hurricane of tropical and sour notes; as well as Eucalyptus Martini, a refreshing blend of Tanqueray No.10 Gin, grappa, mancino bianco and lemon bitters mixed with fresh aromatic eucalyptus. Self-care matters, and The Dispensary will be your trusted friend on this meaningful journey.
Police Headquarters, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 2848 3000
Harbour City is teaming up with local craft gin label N.I.P and over a dozen of its restaurants to present Sip Sip Hurray, a month-long celebration of homegrown cocktails. If gin is your spirit of choice, don’t miss out on the “Hong Kong Ginspiration” menu masterfully created by globally acclaimed mixologists Shelley Tai and Lorenzo Antinori, including the citrusy Harbour Sunset Spritz, the freshening Bicycle Thief and the aromatic Central Night.
More appealing cocktails will be available at destinated restaurants, read more about the offers here.
Available until 30 November
Cafe and bar in one place, Futian District’s award-winning Kawtail is where you find dedicate treats, savory goods and, most importantly, cocktails that embody the best of both Western and Chinese mixology wisdoms.
This fall, Kawtail comes up with a seasonal menu encompassing six drinks such as the “Tipsy Flower Season”, a heavy concoction of tea and citrus; and the “Match Made in Heaven”, a soothing blend of milk, black tea and fruits. It’s time to make a booking!
30 Haitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
Nestled in a residential area of Futian District, the by-appointment-only bar soul office is an intimate showcase of the head mixologist’s craft, taste and creativity.
Apart from signature cocktails such as the Soul Moscow Mule, Soul Martini and Soul Daiquiri, patrons can enjoy the privilege of bespoke orders with but a simple request. Our recommendation? You can never go wrong with the sweetness and sour notes of fruits.
2121, Sculpture Homeland, 8 Zhongkang Road, Meiting Community, Meilin Residential District, Futian District, Shenzhen
25h.bar is where you can order anything on the menu with a blindfold on and still be amazed. Featuring a dim, lived in interior and a cozy outdoor lounge, this Guangzhou cocktail bar is where locals find their favorite hangout spot.
Created for the season of fallen leaves and caressing winds, the Ship Ticket sets sail for a honeymoon of rose, pineapple, apple and gin; and don’t forget about the Twin Confederate Roses, a medley of earthy aromas such as lotus leaf, cucumber water and osmanthus.
1 Liuyuner Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
For connoisseurs who are on a constant search for the finer things in life, Macau’s whiskey bar Twelve25 entices patrons with a contemporary luxe interior, impressive spirit collection and intricate cocktails rivaling pieces of art.
It’s not going to be easy picking only one drink, so don’t be afraid to consult the friendly mixologists for their professional recommendations based on your preferred flavors. But if you need some snaps to garner likes from your online following, go for the flaming Volcano and the fuming Peat.
Bacia Norte Do Patane EDF. Praia Peninsula R/C A-F, R. de Fai Chi Kei, Macau
Being indie is to embrace the attitudes of “knowing what I do best” without actively seeking attention, and Macau’s Wood House does all of the above while serving superior cocktails according to the season and inspirations sparked by moments of everyday life.
If your ideal bar experience is getting to know the person and story behind the drink, you won’t be disappointed with the cozy setting and intimate atmosphere of Wood House. Who knows, maybe an off-menu cocktail is on its way to appease your palates.
Shop A, G/F, 30 Edificio Cheong Seng, R. Central, Macau
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