Good music, fine alcohol and hip crowd are only some of the characteristics of this place. People come here to party after a hard day of work. The ambiance helps in relieving some of their stress and edge them towards a night of dance and revelry. Welcoming feel and multiple genres of music keep people coming back.
Yardbird is a modern yakitori eatery. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Matt Abergel, whose repertoire includes establishments like Massa in New York and Zuma in Hong Kong. In fact, Yardbird does have a distinct New York City vibe with its sleek, minimalist lines and black-clad servers. Though Yardbird does offer a variety of chicken skewers, the menu also has dishes that use each and every part of the bird - neck, wings, skin et al. Stand-out items on the restaurant's menu include the chicken breast skewers, the chicken meatball served with an egg yolk dipping sauce, the kimchi fried cauliflower and the crispy chicken fried rice. Also on offer are innovative, expertly mixed cocktails like Whiskey Lemonade and a variety of wine, sake and beer.
It's not cheap, but this authentic Irish bar is worth a visit. The crowds are heaving when a big rugby or soccer game hits the huge television screen, but the cozy corner seats offer some privacy for chats and cuddling. Occasional poetry evenings are held in the bar area and of course St. Patrick's night is always a night to remember. Friday night is music night. The menu includes stews, potatoes and pies, followed by thick puddings and, of course, pints of Kilkenny.
Weinstube is a favorite haunt for many—tourists, salary men, locals, expatriates and wine connoisseurs. With an ultra-clean wine bar, seating for about 20, and a range of great European wines, it is easy to see the popularity of this wine bar. The buffet lunch is reasonably priced and you get to sit at comfortable tables that do not rock and spill your drink. Weinstube is definitely recommended as a retreat after a shop-a-thon in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Many locals frequent this open-fronted, high profile Italian bar-cafe in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. The drink menu here consists of mainly old favorites, all of which are made by friendly bartenders. Lunch here consists of light Mediterranean dishes, crisp salads and freshly prepared seafood. Additionally, dinner is served here until midnight, making this a very popular eatery for late-night diners.
The Prive nightclub is one of the most popular spots to hit on weekends. With a video screen, a large bar in the center, a small dance floor area and seating on the sides, it's a great place to hang out and chill. The interiors are tastefully done with rich colors and natural materials, which give the entire ambiance an elegant yet contemporary touch. Prive brings you the best of music, drinks and service. Its your perfect spot if you want to be among the in crowd.
Hong Kong's infamous nightspot, Feather Boa, is housed in a former antique store. The bar, which sports a totally non-descript exterior, opens up to a luscious space that resembles an old world bordello adorned. It also is filled with velvet curtains, plush walls, gilt mirrors and sumptuous artworks. Feather Boa is notorious for its capricious door policy, and though it touts itself to be a members-only enclave, the management does permit non-members if they fit in with the bar's 'image'. This selective door policy only seems to enhance the appeal of the bar and though many criticize Feather Boa's randomly imposed exclusivity, they do attempt get through bar's hallowed portal in order to sample its many famous cocktails, especially its Chocolate Martinis and Strawberry Daiquiris. - Anjeeta Nayar
The Globe is a gastro-pub located in the heart of Hong Kong's Soho dining district. The restaurant occupies a fairly large space that is fronted by a deceptively small doorway, and patrons are usually surprised by the size of the restaurant once they enter. The Globe has a distinct English pub-like feel. The décor features a prominent bar, much wood seating and blackboards that announce daily specials. The menu at the Globe accordingly offers pub fare like beer battered cod with French fries, homemade sausages and a variety of hearty pies which are immensely popular with its patrons. -Anjeeta Nayar
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