Time Out Bar Awards Recognise Lan Kwai Fong Favourites

Don’t settle for just any night, treat yourself to an award-winning night, at the bars chosen by Time Out Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong celebrated all things cocktail-related last week, with their inaugural Bar Awards party. Hosted at The Pawn, the night recognised the best and brightest in the booze industry, as voted on by a combination of readers and the magazine’s crack staff. And Lan Kwai Fong is stocked to have so many of our amazing bars recognised. 

If you’re up for a good night out, check out the Best Bars in Lan Kwai Fong, as declared by Time Out Hong Kong.

Start off at the Best Hotel Bar in Hong Kong
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Playful, sexy and oh-so-decadent, PDT (Please Don’t Tell) took home the coveted title of Best Hotel Bar – and for good reason too. The Hong Kong-edition of the New York-favourite has more than just a fun telephone box-entrance, they serve up solid cocktails and unbeatable bar-bites like hotdogs and Takoyaki Tots. Head bartender Adam Schmidt concocted a menu that reflects both the brand’s values, and local tastes. A great place to unwind after work before kicking off a long night.

PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2132 0110


Surround Yourself with Chic
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No surprises here, Foxglove was awarded the prize for Best Ambiance. And of course they were – the lavish retro lounge oozes 1950s sophistication. Everything from the elegant curved ceiling to the plush banquettes makes you feel like you’re starring in an episode of Mad Man. Grab your Manhattan (or something off their new cocktail menu) and enjoy the rotating cast of live music that has made Foxglove one of the city’s favourite bars.

18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central; +852 2116 8949

Read more: The Best Drinks to Order at Foxglove

Hide Away in Room 309
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Antonio Lai is one of Hong Kong’s most beloved bartenders, and the man behind legendary (and award-winning) spots like Quinary, Origin and The Envoy. His newest, Room 309 inside The Pottinger, was the runner up for Best New Bar this year. If you ever wondered, “Does Hong Kong really need another speakeasy?” Room 309 has your answer: yes. The dark, almost otherworldly spot transports you to another time, far away from bustling Hong Kong. Don’t miss The Gone Gimlet, made with re-distilled yoghurt gin, tonka beans, cream and a house-made cordial. Lai was also named Best Bartender in Hong Kong by Time Out Magazine, so you really don’t want to miss this one!

Room 309
3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Sip on one of Hong Kong’s Best Cocktails
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Duddell’s may be known for their art curation and dim sum, but bar manager Masumi Tomioka has worked hard to up their cocktail game, and it shows. One of his creations was runner up for Best Cocktail this year. A Lotus Blossoms is a beautiful combination of Ki No Tea gin, yuzu, honey, lemongrass, egg whites, bee pollen and sansho dust. 

L/3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central; +852 2525 9191

Read more: Lan Kwai Fong Wins Big at the HKclubbing.com Awards 

Finish the Night at Hong Kong’s Best Bar
Excellence is hard to come by, but Bar De Luxe serves it up in every perfectly crafted cocktail. Here, at Hong Kong's Best Bar, drinks are elevated to an art form – starting with the warm towel and top-tier bar-snacks. Master Bartender Hidetsugu Ueno, of Tokyo’s famed Bar High Five, oversees the beverage programme at this delightful spot, so you know anything you order will be top notch. Bartender Ivin Hui was also recognised as one of the city’s Rising Stars – so head over and meet him before he hits the big time.

Bar de Luxe
Attire House, 30/F Asia Pacific Centre, 8 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 3706 5716

Make sure to tag all of your pictures with #LKF for a chance to be featured on our monthly Food and Drinks roundup. And find out all of the winners of the Time Out Hong Kong Bar Awards right here

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