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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Jasmine Hung | September 13th, 2022

From independent breweries to local taprooms, there are plenty of places to get your beer fix in our beloved city. Whatever your preference — hoppy and fruity IPAs, quality lagers, stouts and sours — here are the best places in Hong Kong to drink great craft beer today. Cheers!

Carbon Brews Central

One of Hong Kong’s newest craft beer establishments, Carbon Brew Central is a craft beer bar that aims to use its creative brews to bring excitement to the local beer drinkers. It has a brilliant line up of craft beers to choose from alongside a pleasing food menu full of delicious bites. And as soon as you walk into the bar you would see the super cool transparent cold room filled with kegs.

Carbon Brews Central, Shop 01, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, 5409 4840

Second Draft

Just like its original spot in Tai Hang, Second Draft’s new location in Causeway Bay continues to deliver a fastidious service to all beer lovers. Led by Young Master Brewery’s celebrated beer program, it serves over 23 taps at style-specific temperatures and a range of natural wines and inventive cocktails. It also serves delicious gastropub dishes like Grilled Short Ribs Sandwich and Jer Jer Beef Tendons.
Second Draft, Shop H01, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, 5648 0770

Kowloon Taproom

Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Taproom is a cosy little spot serving up some of the best local brews the city has to offer. Its impressive selection of local beer on tap, decent bottle list, convenient location and chill vibes make it the perfect place to catch up with friends after work.

Kowloon Taproom, G/F, 17-19 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2861 0355

The Ale Project

Located in Mong Kok, The Ale Project is a friendly and hearty local hub for ale enthusiasts. The beer list here features a well-balanced and diverse variety of carefully curated and seasonally suitable beers. The team pours an extensive selection of fresh, local brews including the full selection from Young Master Ales and selects imports that have been treated with the highest standards of care during transportation and storage.

The Ale Project, 19 Hak Po Street, Mongkok, 2468 2010

Yardleys Cafe Bistro Bar

Directed by the award-winning Yardley Brothers Craft Brewery, Yardleys Cafe Bistro Bar brings local brews that were once exclusive in Lamma Island into the heart of the city, Soho, Central. The bar serves 14 different taps freshly from the American Oak Bourbon Barrels, presenting the best award-winning Yardley Brothers Limited releases, barrel-aged selections and its all-time favorite ales, sours, stouts and lagers; as well as featuring 2 hand-pumped real ales and 2 guest taps from both local and international breweries. You might want to start planning your second or even third visit upon arrival to try every single beer available here.

Yardleys Cafe Bistro Bar, 62 Peel Street, Central, 5602 6457

The Alvy’s

The Alvy’s is a convival craft beer bar and contemporary pizzeria in Kennedy Town, featuring locally brewed beers, exclusive NYC brewed boutique beers and the largest selection of American whiskeys in Hong Kong. Enjoy a craft beer from their extensive tap bar and grab a bite to eat with their mouth-watering menu. The sourdough pizzas here are made based on a sour beer based mixed culture fermentation and feature an array of classic and quirky toppings.

The Alvy’s, 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, 2312 2996

The Madhouse Taproom

Located at the heart of Mong Kok, The Madhouse Taproom offers a new and unique craft beer and craft cider experience with 20 draft taps and specialized bottle selection from around the world. Plus, if you get peckish, there’s a hearty menu of Chinese braise snacks, fries and bar snacks to get stuck into.

The Madhouse Taproom, G/F, 16 Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok, 2466 3166