The 7 New Bars You Need to Visit in Lan Kwai Fong

In Hong Kong the bar scene is ever-changing, with new concepts opening every day of the week (or so it feels). What better way to escape the hustle and bustle — and the summer heat — than a nightcap at one of Lan Kwai Fong’s latest bars? To make sure you get the most out of your late night debauchery, here are the new bars you need to check out this season.

Hugger Mugger
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When the threshold for consuming drinks is as great as the ability to concoct them, you know you’ve come to the right place. Bringing another hidden gem to Hong Kong, this British salon is just waiting to be discovered. Tucked away along Wyndham Street, the genius team behind TokyoLima has paid tribute to London’s unique sense of style with an extensive cocktail menu honouring British icons and 1970s-inspired decor. As long as you’re able to find the entrance, you’re in for a groovy time.
 
Hugger Mugger is set to open August 2018.

Hugger Mugger
B/F, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2362 8988

http://huggermugger.hk

Tenkei
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If you’re looking for a new spot to indulge in after-work drinks, Tenkei is the perfect place to kick off the evening. With a long list of Japanese-inspired concoctions and delectable dishes, the Izakaya-themed bar offers the best of both worlds right at your fingertips. Although the skyline may not be able to fool you, the cherry blossom decorations along the rooftop terrace will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Tokyo.
 
Tenkei
3/F, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central; +852 2789 3812
facebook.com/TenkeiHK

Frank’s Library
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In the last few years, speakeasies have been all the rage in Hong Kong but what could be more intriguing than that? A speakeasy within a speakeasy, of course. With an entirely new cocktail menu — and a hidden entrance — Frank’s Library serves six cocktails that have all been inspired by the travels of Frank Minza (whom may or may not have been a fictional character). One of the must-try concoctions is the Gummibär (HK$100), which is made with osmanthus-infused Tanqueray, goji liqueur, honey water, lemon juice and Angostura bitters. Another one that’s not to be missed is the Savoy Truffle (HK$100), with oolong-infused gin, honey water and cream cheese foam. If you’re planning on visiting this weekend, don’t forget to look for clues.

Foxglove
18 Ice House Street, Central; +852 2116 8949
foxglovehk.com

 
The Wise King
the wise king
Another old world salon has hit town, this time with a touch of the Iberian peninsula. The Wise King is everything you’d want in a bar — and more. With opulence found in every nook and cranny, the golden interior and exotic cocktails are enough reason to head over as soon as you’re done reading this article. For a truly unique sip, try the Turrón Sour (HK$118) — a whisky sour made with Woodford rye and honey syrup. The experience wouldn’t be complete without some substantial bites — the concept is inspired by King Alfonso X of Castile, after all. From Spanish cheeses and charcuterieto scarpetta, there are plenty of delectable eats to feed a king.
 
The Wise King
25 Staunton Street, Central; +852 2326 5822
thewiseking.com

 
Agave
agave
Our long lost love (read: Mexican eatery) has finally opened its doors — this time with a brand new look. Situated along Hollywood road, it’s the perfect spot to indulge in your favourite bites. From scrumptious nachos to mouth-watering quesadillas, the choices are endless but all equally as satisfying. Wash it all down with one of the 100 different kinds of tequila or opt for their Introduction or Highland vs. Lowland flights (from HK$88 to HK$118) for a taste of the best Mexico has to offer.

Agave
9 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 2973 0168
facebook.com/agavecentralhk

Dragonfly
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After blessing Hong Kong with J.Boroski and Dear Lilly, Ashley Sutton is opening up a new concept in Tai Kwun. Dragonfly is the latest brainchild by the famous Australian designer an from what we’ve hear, it’s going to be styled with hand-cast tables and an extravagant bar inspired by the work of glass artist Louis Tiffany. Considering that the past played a big part in the revamp of this iconic building, we can only imagine what they have in store for us.
 
Opening this July, 2018.
 
Tai Kwun
10 Hollywood Road, Central; +852 3559 2600
www.taikwun.hk
 

ROOM 309
room 309 hong kong

Amongst the many rooms at the trendy hotel The Pottinger Hong Kong you’ll find ROOM 309, an exclusive cocktail bar by mixologist Antonio Lai. With antique interior and brass fixtures, the space offers a sophisticated atmosphere — perfect for a late night drink. Although the cocktail menu has not been revealed yet, we’re sure the drinks will be as creative and delightful visually as they will be to the tastebuds. How to get in? Find the hidden reception for a special keycard to drinking heaven.
 
Scheduled to open later this month.

The Pottinger Hong Kong
21 Stanley Street, Central; +852 2308 3188
www.thepottinger.com

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