Soiree Champagne Bar, located on lower Elgin Street, is a sumptuous cocktail bar which offers an old-world, ultra-luxurious, bordello-like ambiance. This dimly lit bar has dark-hued walls, chandeliers, gilt mirrors and plump leather banquettes, making it a hugely popular date night spot. Soiree's drink offerings include a list of signature cocktails, called "Soiree Sensations," which include fruit daiquiris served in chocolate dipped glasses, martinis dipped in gold dust, and infused vodkas in flavors like rosemary, lemongrass and chili which can be imbibed on their own or used as a base in other cocktails. Also on offer are premium wines and champagnes along with other spirits. -Anjeeta Nayar
Located close to the Happy Valley Racecourse, the Happy Valley Bar & Grill is a nice place to devour traditional American pub fare. It also has a remarkable list of over 90 microbrews that are great accompaniments to your meal. While away time by people watching at their street-front bar or catch a live game indoors. Don't miss out on the roast prime rib on Sundays.
22 Ships is the brainchild of Michelin star chef Jason Atherton, who has taken tapas style fare to a whole new level with this eatery. Unlike other high end restaurants, this one is not pretentious and stuffy. It has a lively and energetic feel to. In fact, the restaurant even has a no reservation policy to make things more informal. The drink collection is not extensive, but satisfactory. The price does reflect the chefs Michelin star status to some extent, but compared to other restaurants in the same league, it's quite inexpensive.
Trafalgar is a British pub in Wanchai offering a great view from their patio and your favorite pub dishes. It's situated on the fifth floor of the Broadway building, so you'll get to enjoy the fresh air and the view below when you sit on the patio. To go with your beer, try an order of their fish and chips or the cottage pie. They also offer cider, ales, and whiskey if you're not a beer drinker.
Tazmania Ballroom is a classy lounge and club which sees a lot of the office-going crowd coming in for some after-work socializing over pool, Tuesday night ping-pong or simply a couple of drinks. During weekends, DJ nights and parties are organized and the club becomes more of a dance venue. The classy bar has a offers a number of classic drinks as well as a variety of craft cocktails to sip on while you mingle.
Sandwiched amongst the cacophonous watering-holes of Wyndham Street, Rayne is a gorgeous street-facing cocktail lounge, conceived and developed by Cathal Kiely. Mr. Kiely, who is the force behind Wyndham Street stalwarts like Solas, wanted Rayne to cater to the female soul and named the bar after his baby girl. Rayne was designed by Natasha Usher with this in mind, and the bar accordingly exudes a warm, inviting vibe with its soft lavender lighting accents, signature furnishings and rich, opulent decor. Rayne's bar menu similarly features an impressive wine and champagne list along with many innovative cocktails and only one "manly" beer available on tap. -Anjeeta Nayar
This trendy lounge is known for its spectacular views of the harbor and Hong Kong skyline. Popular among the young professionals in the area for an after work drink, Isobar serves up classic cocktails and draft beer at reasonable prices. Floor to ceiling windows offer stunning views, which are even better outside on the patio. A great place to sip on a cold Bailey's Bliss and watch as the boats pass by.
More than just a restaurant, this influential establishment located on the historic street for which it's named for; Duddell's, is a Hong Kong entertainment hot spot. From art gallery, two Michelin Star restaurant, to bar and garden terrace , Duddell's is where the who's-who of the city come to see and be seen. Gorgeous interiors are fit for a modern museum and the space flows seamlessly between intimate corners with lounge seating for two in the salon or library, to a grand, light filled dining room and lush garden terrace area. The cuisine is just as exceptional with artisanal Cantonese fare that include local favorites like freshly fried lobster, salted chicken and deep fried Bombay duck.
The China Bar offers something to keep you entertained from the afternoon until late. Happy hour specials and great food are a great way to start the evening. The menu features an all-day breakfast, pizza, burgers, appetizers, and bar favorites like fish and chips. You'll find a cocktail for every occasion on the drinks menu: the Hail Mary goes great with the omelets, the mojito is refreshing on a hot day, and the Merry Berry is sweet and delicious. At night, the resident DJ helps the place transition to a dance party, featuring impressive light and sound systems.
Eivissa, the street-facing bar on Wyndham Street, aims to evoke the ambiance of the Balearic hotspot, Ibiza. Eivissa belongs to the Café Deco group's stable of restaurants and bars. It is illuminated in blue and purple lights in an effort to recreate the sense of being surrounded by the azure waters of the Mediterranean. The beverage menu at Eivissa offers several innovative cocktails like the Raspberry Caipirinha, the Tiramisu Martini and the Old Cuban as well as a whole host of spirits, wines and champagnes. The menu also includes several small plates for those patrons who like some food with their drinks. Eivissa, in true Hong Kong fashion, also hosts a truly reasonable happy hour during the work week which features Charles-Le-Bel champagne along with various other offerings. -Anjeeta Nayar