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Stunning Bars In Hong Kong That Look Like Movie Sets

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Updated: 22 November 2016
Ever wanted to grab a drink and escape reality for a little while? These three gorgeously designed bars in Hong Kong will transport you out of ordinary life and into a glamorous world you thought existed only in movies. Get ready to fall through the rabbit hole and into wonderland…

Foxglove

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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This stylish, low-key jazz lounge and speakeasy will make you feel like a 1950s high-roller à la Mad Men. The entrance is concealed behind an elegant and rather eccentric gentleman’s umbrella store, selling real handmade Fox Umbrellas from England. Access to the bar is gained by pressing a discreet button, a sanctum of midnight-blue leather seats and a stunning cream-colored sculpted ceiling.
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Courtesy of Foxglove

The bar’s owners claim that they were inspired by the globe-trotting adventures of a fictional English gentleman by the name of Frank Minza. Luxury travel is a major theme of the 4,300 square foot space — the main lounge, consisting of a restaurant, bar, and stage, is modeled after a first-class airplane cabin from the Golden Age of Aviation, with a replica of a 1940s Gloster jet mounted behind the stage.

A smaller dining room to the side is reminiscent of a first-class train car from the famous Orient Express train.

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In addition to the plush surrounds, Foxglove offers a uniquely sophisticated cocktail menu divided into four eras, such as the spirit-heavy ‘Homage to Prohibition’ section and the Far East-inspired ‘Taste for the Exotic’ section. It also offers lunch and dinner menus, as well as nightly live music performances.

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Mon:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Wed:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun:
5:00 pm - 3:00 am

J. Boroski

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Courtesy of J. Boroski

Another worthy contender for this list is the bespoke cocktail lounge J. Boroski, created by master bartender Joseph Boroski in collaboration with the award-winning Australian designer Ashley Sutton. This invite-only bar is located at a clandestine location in Central.
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The intimate, moody space features a divided ceiling: one side is made from sensual curved timber, while the other is made from an eye-catching lattice of leather tiles mounted with real preserved scarab beetles, inspired by Boroski’s passion for entomology.

The long bar, which runs the length of the interior, is fashioned from coconut oil-massaged teak. There’s also a series of elegant, deep-set private booths, including an intimate section concealed behind drapes.

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Courtesy of J. Boroski

J. Boroski bills itself as a ‘cocktail concierge service,’ meaning there’s no menu here. Instead, a team of international bartenders will consult you on your preferences and concoct a tailor-made libation using the bar’s collection of premium spirits, home-made infusions and bitters.

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Sun - Mon:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Tue:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Wed:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Thu:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am

The Iron Fairies

Bar, American, $$$
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You’ll feel bewitched the moment you step into The Iron Fairies. This enchanting industrial wonderland was also created by the renowned Ashley Sutton, who based the design on a series of children’s books he authored by the same time. The trilogy centers around a band of miners who are tasked with making magical fairies out of iron, and is inspired by Sutton’s experiences in the iron ore mines of Western Australia.
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Courtesy of The Iron Fairies

The main lounge is designed as an underground workshop, featuring iron, timber, brick, and leather furnishings, including an impressive iron chandelier, mining machinery, and metal tools. There are also six private spaces fashioned as ‘casting rooms’ with iron furnaces.

If that weren’t enough, the jaw-dropping decor also features vials of ‘fairy dust’ and a hanging garden of 10,000 preserved butterflies suspended from the ceiling from metal rods.

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In addition to superb food and drinks, The Iron Fairies offers merchandise such as iron fairy figurines, fairy dust, and story books, as well as live jazz and blues performances.

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Sun - Mon:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Tue:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Wed:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Thu:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am