A hidden speakeasy with such decadence and sophistication, it’ll become your new favorite bar — if only you can find the door. The steampunk interior, delightful cocktails and gentleman’s vibe makes Stockton one of Asia’s 50 best bars.
From paintings of David Bowie and Bill Murray reimagined as generals to soft leather couches you can’t wait to sink into, there’s something intriguing about this dimly lit bar that makes it stand out from Hong Kong’s eclectic bar scene.
“We’re the kind of place where you can get away and be transported to a different time. It’s about relaxation. Stockton provides privacy, which is hard to find at other bars in Lan Kwai Fong” says Suraj Gurung, mixologist and bar manager at Stockton.
Having created a revamped cocktail menu, Gurung found his inspiration in literary giants — think Hemingway and Truman Capote — and the one thing that got their creative juices flowing; alcohol. It’s like F. Scott Fitzgerald once said: “here’s to alcohol, the rose-coloured glasses of life” — no truer words were ever spoken.
One of the most popular concoctions from the writer-themed menu is the Anchorman (HK$130). Inspired by Walter Cronkite — one of the most legendary news journalists of our time — this cocktail pays tribute with a mix of Kentucky Bourbon, Campari, Montenegro, Frangelico and Angostura as well as chocolate bitters. Offering a taste of something different, the Macabre (HK$130) is made with Martell Cognac, Cherry Heering, crème de cacao, mace, walnut, lime and cream — a drink as dark as the American poet himself.
When is the best time to drop by? According to Gurung, “weekdays are great if you want to sit back and chat. Our weekly oyster night is on Tuesday and every Wednesday we have live music performances that are not to be missed. The weekend is when the real party starts and it gets a bit rowdy.”
Stockton is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of Lan Kwai Fong without having to miss out on any of the excitement and spirit.
32 Wyndham Street, Central
+852 2565 5268
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