Everything to Know About Mudita, The City’s Newest Bar November 17, 2018 Beverages Food Lifestyle There’s a hot new club on the Lan Kwai Fong scene: Mudita. Recently opened, the late-night lounge takes over the space formerly known as Fly (#RIP Fly) and is promising a sexy, relaxed vibe, live music, tapas and more. But don’t head over blind.Check out our top five things you need to know about Mudita. Something Different We have dance clubs and speakeasys, even restaurant ‘clubs’- but its hard to find a laid back but chic “club” where you can go to relax. Enter, Mudita. Created by Buzz Concepts Management, they wanted a space with great music and cocktails, but without the hectic atmosphere of a traditional club. Come here to relax, unwind and revel in Mudita. The word itself means “the pleasure that comes from delighting in other’s well-being.” Great Design One of our favourites, Joyce Wang Design, created Mudita’s unique, slightly mysterious look. They created a place where music lovers and revellers could sit side-by-side, giving in to the pleasures of the night. Descend into an old-world parlour of days-gone-by, at the centre of which is the beautiful, illuminated bar. Grab a cocktail and then sneak into one of the intimate nooks, or make new connections at one of the elegant high tables.Solid Tunes While some places focus on chart-toppers, and others specialise in live bands, Mudita does both. Head over every Friday and Saturday to be seduced by Hong Kong’s best vocalists, who captivate the audience until midnight. Then the party starts, with a DJ spinning R&B, Funk, Soul, Mowtown and more until the early hours. If you’re tired of the same boring sets, Mudita is the place to go this weekend. What to Order Mudita specialises in revised classics, taking the familiar and making it new. For drinks, try the Mescaloma (HK$120), a perfect option for those who like a bit of sour with their sweet, or the Immenthamum Martini (HK$150), made with Chrysanthemum liqueur, Vermouth Chrysanthemum and wild flower honey. They have ten exciting cocktails, so head over with a group to try them all. Don’t forget to snap a picture and tag it with #LKF for a chance to be featured on our monthly Instagram roundup. And if you get peckish, the bar serves up tasty tapas until 10pm, like sautéed chorizo with garlic and parsley (HK$90) and Iberico pork cheek slow cooked in red wine (HK$105).When to Go You’re not going to want to leave, so we recommend making Mudita your final destination, not your first. Head over on a Friday or Saturday around 10pm to catch the live music sets, then stick around for the DJ. If you’re in the mood for a mid-week boogie, they have DJs spinning Wednesday – Saturday from 11pm onwards. They don’t have a coverage charge yet, so check it out before they change their minds.Mudita G/F, 24 – 30 Ice House Street, Central; +852 2810 9902 www.facebook.com/mudita.hkgAll photos are the rights of their respective owners.