A Whole New World of Cocktails is Coming to Hong Kong

Forget about handcrafted – these cocktails come from a tap

Perfectly crafted cocktails are hit-and-miss. Of course, sometimes an eye-wateringly expensive rainbow martini is just what you need, but more often than not they take too long, and break the bank. Enter: Angus Zou.

Zou is an award-winning drink maestro from Taiwan, and earlier this year he changed the cocktail-world with the opening of Draft Land, Asia’s first ‘cocktails on tap’ spot. Needless to say, it was so successful that Zou is opening one right here in Hong Kong. To make his Hong Kong Draft Land a reality, Zou is joining forces with our very own Antonio Lai.
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Lai is the visionary behind the city’s most beloved bars, like Quinary, Origin, The Envoy, VEA Lounge and Room 309. In fact, he’s the one that brought the whole concept of Multisensory Mixology – aka drinks that stimulate all the senses—to Hong Kong. An award-winning mixologist in his own right, he took home the Champion title at the 2015 Diageo World Class Hong Kong & Macau competition. Basically, if Lai thinks it’s a good idea, you know it’s a good idea.

We don’t have all the details yet, but Draft Land is expected to open this month on Wyndham street, offering straightforward, garnish-free cocktails and snacks in a paired-back, minimalist space.  Cocktails will start at HK$90, and you’ll be able to sample different ones before buying. And there are no bartenders here – all of the cocktails are made in advance under the watchful eyes of the masters, and then served by “Draftenders”.

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The original Draft Land was voted one of Taipei’s “Best New Bars 2018” by Drinks Magazine, and we can’t wait to see what the Hong Kong is like.

Draft Land
63 Wyndham Street, Central

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