Cheers to these drink specials in the 852!
The weather is cooling down (slightly!) and we’re more than ready to tuck the kids in early and head out to enjoy a well deserved glass of wine. With school back in full swing, it really is a win for the whole family! This September, we’re heading to places where we can enjoy a sunset view and unwind. On days when we’re not juggling the little members of the clan, you’ll find us sipping our way through a parents-only Friday in Wan Chai, Knutsford Terrace, or checking out some of the latest offers…
Slide on 79
The newest addition to Hong Kong’s bar scene just announced its soft opening and are already tempting us with a great deal! From 5pm to 9pm every day, Slide on 79 will have a buy-one-get-one-free offer on all drinks (including prosecco, wine, beer and mixed drinks). Classic cocktails start at $98, and bottles of wine and champagne are on offer as well.
Slide on 79, Upper Basement, Harilela House, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, slideon79.com
A new underground Mexican bar will be opening up at the end of this month in LKF. Featuring more than 80 tequilas and mezcals (hello, margaritas!) Los Sotano will be lead by Robert Kariakin, who hails from West Hollywood’s The Abbey and the Mexican club Toca Modera in Los Angeles. The cheekily named drinks include the Bad Hombre, Cinco de Mayo, and La Negra. It will even offer rare tequilas Caso Dragones and Clase Azul Ultra Anejo for $3,000 a shot! If you want a bite to eat with your drinks, there will be tacos and quesadillas on offer as well.
Los Sotano Basement, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong lossotano.com
From Monday, 11 September until Saturday, 30 September, The Butchers Club Burger will be offering $30 pints of Goose Island Craft beer from 5pm to 7pm every day. Enjoy cold beers (normally priced at $70 a bottle). On Saturday, 29 October, The Butcher’s Club Burger will join forces with Goose Island at the Craft Beer Festival at the Secret Kitchen, where more than 50 varieties of beer will be on offer.
Every Monday through Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Bitters & Sweets will serve up a new happy hour that includes drinks, free-flow and snack specials. The “Sip & Snack,” features a snack plate plus two glasses of wine (red or white) for $150 per person (free flow wine is $175 per person). But if you’re more of a cocktail kinda person, the aperitifs start at just $70.
Bitters & Sweets, 1/F, 52-54 Wellington Street Central District, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bittersandsweetshk
Mamas night out? Introducing the Summer Petal Cocktail Series, the launch of four new flowery cocktails. Available all day, everyday, until Saturday, 30 September, will be the Butterfly Garden, Angel Rose Bellini, Floral Cosmopolitan or Sunshine Florist. This happy hour special has a “buy one get one free” offer, and on Wednesdays (Ladies Night), enjoy one for free!
Townhouse, 23/F, California Tower, D’Aguilar, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant
Cocktails & Drink Specials:
If you’re looking for a cool hangout that is tucked away, head to The Old Man. This cosy new speakeasy seats about 25, and has cocktails for $90. Agung Prabowo, who was named one of the 10 Top Bartenders in Hong Kong 2017 by Drink Magazine Asia, and his team of bartenders will be on hand to offer its inventive collection of Ernest Hemingway-inspired drinks, or even a straight cocktail if you so desire.
The Old Man, Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, theoldmanhk.com
Sometimes you just want an afternoon tipple, and Lobby Lounge is kicking up its afternoon tea to provide you with just that. Its tea set includes Absolut vodka-infused cakes and treats, plus a variety of Absolut vodka cocktails, and is $298 per serving ($498 for two). Best of all, guests will receive a complimentary little bottle of vodka to take home with them!
Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.conraddining.com/en/lobby_lounge
Ah, FRITES, a family friendly staple. Whether the kids are present or not, this is an ideal place to have a cold beer without spending a fortune. Head over on Wednesday, 20 September and enjoy $10 Stella Artois draught beer all day. That’s it’s 10-year anniversary date, so what better way to show HK some love?
Want to join other fans as you watch the Australian Football League Premiership Grand Final? Head over to Rula Bula, because it’s offering 50% off a selection of drinks during the game! There’s also food on offer, in case you work up a hunger doing all that cheering. To top it off, there will be prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
If you’re not a sports fan, check out Rula Bula on Ladies Night because women will receive complimentary frozen margaritas (Fridays from 9pm to 11pm)!
Rula Bula, 58-62 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, www.rulabula.com.hk
Great sushi and gin? Sign us up! The established restaurant in Causeway Bay has teamed up with master mixologist Antonio Lai to offer gin pairing menus.Guests can enjoy the drinks for an additional $350 with each omakase set. Choose between four omakase sets, “Ki (喜 )” at $950, “Sho (嘗)” at $1350, “Ku (楽)”$1550 and the signature “Kishoku (嘗楽)”$1850. If you just want a glass, you can do so for $120 each.
Kishoku, 5/F, Zing, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.kishoku.hk
Don’t forget to check out one of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2016, Death & Co at Ozone. Led by led by Tyson Buhler, World Class American Bartender of the Year 2015, it will be serving up classic cocktails from Tuesday, 19 September to Saturday, 23 September.
Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/ozone
Take a trip back to the 1970s (through the 1990s) with Yum Sing Bar’s Homecoming pop up. It will be installed from Monday, 18 September to Thursday, 21 September and from Monday, 25 September to Wednesday, 27 September to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lee Garden One. Its interior will be made to recreate each era, allowing guests to take a virtual walk down memory lane. There will be a full menu with cocktails, including the Lee Gardens Special, a gin-based cocktail and The Peak, a bourbon float.
Yum Sing Bar, Lee Gardens One, 3/F lobby, Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Ave, East Point, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.leegardens.com.hk