Although bars are technically not reopened yet, April 21st brought back 10pm dining sessions and we’ll take what we can get these days. There are plenty of places that we’ll be booking for dinner in the coming weeks but if you’ve been missing sunset drinks, you’re not alone! Here are some fancy spots to grab a cocktail for your sundowner:
Nestled within Quarry Bay’s EAST Hotel, Sugar is an unexpected gem with phenomenal views of the harbor. Sit out on the terrace and order a round of refreshing bevvies to celebrate the start of the weekend in style.
32/F, EAST Hong Kong, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, 3968-3738. Open daily, times vary.
One of the swankiest rooftops in the city, SEVVA knows how to wine and dine its guests well. The Landmark respite takes you up an elevator to arrive at sky-high views and gorgeous interiors. If you’re peckish, fret not, the nibbles on the terrace are totally worth a try, or order a la carte for hungrier bellies inside the restaurant.
25/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537-1388. Open daily, 12:00pm to 10:00pm.
Peruvian food in Hong Kong is scarce, but luckily available — and it’s incredible at ICHU. Besides its decadent dining menu, you can also savor its cocktails which take inspiration from the Andes mountains. Drink at the indoor bar to watch expert bartenders shake your concoction or enjoy drinks on the chic terrace.
3/F, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central H Queens Building, ICHU PERU, Central, 2477-7717. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00pm to 9:59pm.
Founded by two cocktail veterans, Tell Camellia specializes in Asia’s favorite non-alcohol beverage: tea. But we’re not asking you to go sober to this cocktail spot, since they update their recipes with a kick, whether that be its Ceylon tea with gin or white tea with vodka. Test your palette at this sophisticated joint in H-Code.
LG/Floor , H Code 45 Pottinger Street (entrance alley on 48 Cochrane Street also), Central, 9821-5501. Open daily 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
Four Seasons’ new bar opened last year and attracted daily beelines for its stunning interiors and delicious cocktails — the work of beverage manager Lorenzo Antinori. It’s easy to see why this spot is so popular and we can’t wait to revisit it at night again. Be sure to try the signature gin martini, made with the bar’s own liquor.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, 3196-8882. Open daily, times vary.
For something stylish yet cosy, Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar does the trick. A perennial favorite among Hong Kong’s most stylish crowd, it’s attracted a cult following for its service and daily drinks. Head here before or after dinner to guarantee you satisfy cocktail cravings.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2132-0077. Open daily, times vary.
Mexican bar COA by Jay Khan has multiple awards under its belt. This agave specialist serves fancy cocktails in an upbeat setting that will make you want to dance all night (well until 10:00pm at least). Drop by with your friends for an experience that’ll make you feel like you’re in a cool speakeasy in Cancun.
Shop A, LG/F Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, Central, 2813-5787. Open daily, times vary.
A long-time favorite among many urbanites, Stockton is a swish, secret whisky bar that takes you back to the Halycon times of 1800’s London. Get ready for a mix of old-school cocktails and revamped newbies that are set to impress even the pickiest drinkers.
32 Wyndham Street, Central, 2565-5268. Open Monday to Saturday, times vary.