Not sure where the latest hotspots are? Sassy blogger and girl about town, Alejandra, gives us the update on where to go when it’s time to ditch the little ones and have a date night!
In Hong Kong, new bars seem to be opening all the time, each competing with the next to have the most delicious cocktails, the best view or the quirkiest atmosphere. If you need a break from the little ones, leave them with your helper and take that man of yours to one of the following five great bars for a little romantic escape.
For the times when going to a run-of-the-mill bar gets a little bit boring, Bisous, the newest bar in LKF Tower, offers something seen nowhere else in Hong Kong – a burlesque dance show. From Tuesday to Saturday there are three 10-minute performances each night, bringing early 1900s style glamour and cheeky burlesque dancing to Wyndham Street. During the hour-long breaks between performances, it’s not much different to any other HK club, with hip hop music and expensive drinks, but it’s worth staying for that extra drink just to catch the dancing and imagine having travelled back in time to a flirtatiously fun vintage Hollywood.
Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
The Blck Brd
Overlooking the Wellington-Lyndhurst Terrace junction, The Blck Brd entices with its 500sq ft outdoor terrace and high quality drinks. The slick and cosy interior with leather seats and bare brick walls may seem a little pretentious, as is their strict dress code for men (us ladies can wear what we like!), but it certainly offers a classy alternative to Central’s regular bars and the terrace is exactly what we need on summer evenings for a spot of people watching. To complement the delicious (albeit pricey) drinks, The Blck Brd offers plates of tasty cold cuts and cheeses, refreshingly served without service charge.
The Blck Bird, 6/F & Roof Garden, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Brought to us by the team behind the ever-popular Pastis, Le Boudoir, just next-door, is similarly buzzing every night of the week. Its chic vintage (if slightly wacky) European décor gives it the laid-back lounge feeling that we all crave after a hard day of work. Forget beers and wines and go for one of Le Boudoir’s signature cocktails including a ‘Boudoir Collins’, a ‘High Heel’ and even several drinks containing Absinthe, for that real French air.
Le Boudoir, B/F, 65 Wyndham Street, Central
Up on the 27th and 28th floors of Cubus building in Causeway Bay, Mamoz, with its floor to ceiling windows, offers great views across the island. The beautiful 8-metre-long Indonesian wooden bar adds a touch more elegance to the already classy interior, but the main attraction is the glass landing with a breath-taking bird’s eye view of the 27 floors down to the ground. You may need a strong cocktail to get over the panic, which Mamoz is more than capable of providing you with. Try the ‘Causeway Cooler’ or the ‘Fancy Champagne Cocktail’ and enjoy the view.
Mamoz, 27/F & 28/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Although the drinks are pricey and the service leaves something to be desired, it’s certainly worth making the trip up to the 118th floor of the ICC building to have a drink at Ozone, the world’s highest bar. Find a seat outside and enjoy the spectacular view of our amazing city whilst you literally feel on top of the world. With cities all over the world competing for the tallest building, there’s probably already a race on to build an even higher bar, so make sure you go while we are still in the lead!
Ozone, 118/F Ritz-Carlton Hotel, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon