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Best cocktail bars in Hong Kong

By Time Out Hong Kong

Hongkongers love a good cocktail. Whether it’s served in a martini glass or a miniature bathtub (yes, such a cocktail does exist here), drunk in a secluded speakeasy or high up on a rooftop, the city’s world-class mixologists create some irresistible concoctions. Here are Hong Kong’s best cocktail bars for a guaranteed good drink.


There are many decent bars in the heaving neighbourhood of Mong Kok but Alibi stands clear above all others as the area’s most sophisticated cocktail bar. Resident mixologist Leo Cheung trained at Butler (see below) and his drinks are always spot on.

Address: 5/F, Cordis, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 3552 3028
Website: www.cordishotels.com
How to Get There: MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit C4
Bar De Luxe
Bar De Luxe

Founded in partnership with legendary bartender Hidetsugu Ueno – the man behind Tokyo’s world famous Bar High Five – and helmed by his protégé Yuriko Naganuma, cocktails don’t come much better than the ones here. Everything is top quality from the drinks to the service and even the excellent bar snacks provided free of charge.

Address: 30/F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 3706 5716
Website: attire-house.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit D1

Where other high end Tsim Sha Tsui bars try to impress with spectacular views of the Hong Kong Island skyline, Butler wows with exceptional cocktails. Founded by Masayuki Uchida, a man who has worked in some of Ginza’s finest cocktail bars, staff’s meticulous approach ensures every drink is a miniature masterpiece.

Address: 5/F-6/F, Mody House, 30 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2723 4318
Website: www.butler-gr.com
How to Get There: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit N1
J. Boroski
J. Boroski

The stunning interior design by Ashley Sutton – responsible for several of Hong Kong’s best-looking bars – isn’t the only memorable aspect of J. Boroski. The cocktails are fantastic too. There’s no menu here, customers simply answer a handful of questions: Strong or mild? Sweet or sour? Floral, herbal or spicy? And are shortly presented with a cocktail tailored to their exact specifications.

Address: Entrance on Ezra’s Lane, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2603 6020
Website: www.diningconcepts.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit D2
The Old Man
The Old Man

A Hong Kong original, The Old Man is a brilliant new cocktail venue founded by Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale – three men with experience across a number of the city’s most revered older bars. Service is always warm and friendly, and the cocktails top drawer. Tucked away down an alley off Aberdeen Street, be sure not to miss it.

Address: LG/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2703 1899
Website: www.theoldmanhk.com
How to Get There: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit E2

Only the second outpost anywhere in the world of the famous New York speakeasy that was once crowned ‘best bar in the world’, PDT has been an exceptional addition to Hong Kong’s bar scene. The menu is an attractive mix of NYC classics and cocktails specially created for Hong Kong. All are guaranteed winners.

Address: G/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2132 0110
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit G
VEA Lounge
VEA Lounge

Just one of local legend Antonio Lai’s many outstanding bars, VEA Lounge sits beneath its equally brilliant sister restaurant on the 29th floor of The Wellington. The broad range of signature cocktails is phenomenal. Nowhere else in the city will you find drinks with tasting notes like ‘nostalgic’, ‘feathery’ and ‘ethereal’ and experience flavours that match.

Address: 29/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2711 0063
Website: www.vea.hk
How to Get There: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit E2

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