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  • Sasha Huang

The Most Gorgeous Bars in Hong Kong

HONG KONG


From a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired haunt to a bar-turned-nightclub with preserved butterflies hanging off the ceiling, here are 12 of Hong Kong's most beautiful bars:


All imagery courtesy of respective bars.



The Iron Fairies


For those looking to escape the world and enter the realm of fantasy mysticality and enchantment, The Iron Fairies is a fairytale come true. The brainchild of Australian designer Ashley Sutton, Iron Fairies takes you to an underground mine filled with "magical" iron fairies, nymphs and 10,000 butterflies hanging from the ceiling. You can either dance the night away with Joseph Boroski-themed cocktails, or for something more intimate, guests can book private "rooms" set within individual iron furnaces.


Address: LG Floor, 1-13 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong | Website: theironfairies.com/stores/iron-fairies-hk | Phone: +852 6202 0000 | Instagram: @theironfairieshk | Facebook: @TheIronFairiesHongKong



Dragonfly


The breathtaking bar is a haven for comfort, refreshments and dazzling interiors. The mosaic artworks of the late 19th and early 20th century against the European heritage of Tai Kwun bring a timeless ambiance to the gorgeous selection of cocktails and music. It is the perfect backdrop to a fancy night out with friends, family and loved ones.


Address: Shop 10 - G1, Tai Kwun, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Website: sandshospitality.com/portfolio/dragonfly | Phone: +852 9359 0999 | Email: reservations@thedragonfly.com.hk | Instagram: @thedragonflyhk | Facebook: @thedragonflyhk


Photo: Adam Thompson | CSP Times

Argo


Coming in third is number 3 in Asia's 50 Best Bars in 2022 and number 28 in World's 50 Best Bars in 2022. Decked in teal blue interiors with plush neutral-palette sofas, Argo shines elegantly in the luxurious Four Seasons hotel to offer the best collection of cocktails, with a menu led by the hotel's beverage manager Lorenzo Antinori.


Address: 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong | Website: fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining/lounges/argo | Phone: +(852) 3196 8882 | Email: argobar.hongkong@fourseasons.com | Instagram: @argobarhk | Facebook: @ArgoBarHK



Mott 32


Mott 32 is a Chinese restaurant that believes in the artful appreciation of cocktails and fine wines. Inspired by the opening of New York's first Chinese convenience store on 32 Mott Street in 1891, Mott 32 is a celebration of Asian culture and culinary tradition. Here, you can taste innovative cocktails of spice, flavour and innovation in a regal setting.


Address: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Website: mott32.com/hk | Phone: +852 2885 8688 | Email: reservations@mott32.com | Instagram: @mott32hk | Facebook: @Mott32HK


Foxglove


Nestled in the streets of Central, Hong Kong, Foxglove bar is the place for gourmet Chinese cuisines, innovative mixology and an ambient atmosphere. The carefully crafted selection of rare cognac and spirits from as early as the 1930s will bring you out of your comfort zone to truly enjoy yourself on a night out.


Address: 2nd Floor Printing House, 6 Duddell street 18 Ice House street, Central & Western District, Hong Kong | Website: foxglovehk.com | Phone: +852 2116 8949 | Email: reservation@foxglovehk.com | Instagram: @foxglove.hk | Facebook: @foxglovehk



Sugar


What better backdrop to enjoy a night out than the lively night lights of the city itself? Perched on the 32nd floor, Sugar is a hidden gem and a secret favourite for many locals. From its award-winning bartenders, the bar offers an array of fun and refreshing cocktails against a prime backdrop of stunning skyline views.


Address: 32/F, 29 Taikoo Shing Road Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Website: foxglovehk.com | Phone: +852 3968 3738 | Email: reservations@sugar-hongkong.com | Instagram: @foxglove.hk | Facebook: @sugar.hongkong



Tell Camellia


Tell Camellia is a bar unlike any other. Ranked 53rd in 2022 Asia's 50 Best Bars and 23 in 2021 Asia's 50 Best Bars, Tell Camellia is an artful cocktail ode to tea. Inspired by the age-old aromatic beverage, the innovative and lightening cocktails are a must-try for both tea and cocktail lovers alike.


Address: H-Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Shop-2 LG, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 9821 5501 | Email: info@tellcamellia.hk | Instagram: @tellcamellia | Facebook: @tellcamellia



DarkSide


Timeless, sophisticated and elegant, DarkSide is a cocktail bar nestled within the glamourous Rosewood hotel. From aged spirits, vintage cigars and live jazz to classic cocktails, fine rum, whisky and calvados, the bar has it all. Its muted colour palette makes it a favoured bolthole for chilled weekend nights.


Address: Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining/darkside | Phone: +852 3891 8732 | Email: hongkong.darkside@rosewoodhotels.com | Instagram: @darksidebar | Facebook: @darksidebarhk



The Aubrey


Inside Hong Kong's magnificent Mandarin Oriental hotel, you can experience an unforgettable cocktail experience at The Aubrey. In gold, wood and glass, the bar builds the scene of the eccentric Japanese izakaya at the heart of Hong Kong. From its all-day drinks and an omakase cocktail experience featuring carefully crafted and personalised flavours and drinks, this intimate spot attracts clientele from all over the world.


Address: The Aubrey, 25/F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central & Western District, Hong Kong | Website: mandarinoriental.com/en/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/dine/the-aubrey | Phone: +852 2825 4001 | Email: mohkg-aubrey@mohg.com | Instagram: @theaubreyhk | Facebook: @theaubreyhk



St. Regis Bar


Inspired by the lively and bustling two great metropolises of the world, the New York subway and the Hong Kong tramline, the St. Regis Bar is an intimate bubble with a rainforest-green colour palette for the most inviting atmosphere. Featuring 14 signature cocktails, the bar is the perfect location for social events, chatting with friends and a classy, memorable night out.


Address: 2/F, The St. Regis Hong Kong, One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | Website: stregisbarhk.stregishongkong.com | Phone: +852 2138 6800 | Email: srhk.drawingroom.bar@stregis.com | Instagram: @stregisbarhk | Facebook: @thestregisbarhk



Dr. Fern's


Dr Fern's passion for nature and botanicals drew him to gin brewing using local ingredients. Today, the bar blossoms as a G&T connoisseur, serving pages upon pages of gin and tonic concoctions that you wouldn't find elsewhere in the city. The space is made to resemble a very fancy pharmacy, with bartenders dressed like doctors. In case you're not a G&T lover, there's also a selection of other delicious drinks to choose from.


Address: Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong | Website: mingfathouse.com/dr-ferns | Phone: +852 2111 9449 | Email: info@drfernshk.com | Instagram: @drfernshk | Facebook: @DrFernsHK



Stockton


Inspired by the renowned American journalist and father of gonzo journalism Hunter S. Thompson, Stockton is currently offering a menu dedicated to the award-winning writer. Deep-wood interiors take you back to the Halycon times of 1890s London, while its prime location on Wyndham Street makes it a convenient stop before any night out on the town – or of course, make a whole evening here, it's easy to do so.


Address: 32 Wyndham St. Central Central & Western District, Hong Kong | Website: stockton.com.hk | Phone: +852 2565 5268 | Email: reservations@stockton.com.hk | Instagram: @stocktonhk | Facebook: @StocktonHK


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