On Hong Kong Island, Central is the most boisterous and buzzing rendezvous for nightlife and some refreshing drinks. Here are the 10 best bars in Central that enable you to experience the prosperity of Hong Kong.
Renowned for its high-quality delicacies and stunning panoramic view of Central, The Lounge in Four Seasons Hotel is a popular spot for locals and guests to enjoy a royal afternoon tea and chill with friends. The Lounge is distinctive thanks to its plentiful selection of cocktails. In celebration of special events and festivals, The Lounge would feature specialty cocktails like the Bloody Mary served in a delicate Japan-imported pumpkin during Halloween, and Goosechino blended with cinnamon vodka, espresso, coffee wine, and mint syrup. Take a sip of the classy Cucumber Mule and listen to incredible live piano music, it’s one of the best ways to spend your day.
Interior of the Lounge | Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Specializing in Spanish cuisine, Zafran has tapas acclaimed by diners and locals. The use of dark wooden bricks positions Zafran as a cool yet mysterious underground hangout. Top-notch produce and ingredients are imported directly from Spain every day. Using imported Spanish wine, Zafran provides the exclusive ‘Theatre of Tapas’, in which the executive chef Pedro will devise a tailor-made Spanish tapas set for each diner. After explaining with guests in detail, Pedro will cook the dish in the open kitchen where customers can be entertained by the delicate cooking process.
Amazake is named after traditional Japanese sake. Inspired by the Japanese viticulture and its hilarious nightlife, Amazake is a Japanese bar that unites the past, present and future of a classic izayaka. Advocating warm and stylish furnishings, the walls of Amazake are decorated with Konomi who are laboriously occupied with delicacies. The Rock and Roll dish at Amazake is distinctive and creative, the chef wraps it with salty Parma ham while the inner is filled with cucumbers and seaweed. You’ll be feeling relaxed and entertained with bushels of board games available at Amazake, which are suitable for white collar workers to relieve their stress.
Aberdeen Street Social is a chic meeting point that features British dishes and premium wines. This is a high-class yet leisurely dining spot, spreading over two stories. The restaurant was designed by Neri & Hu. The tone of the celadon porcelain and brass has tactfully contrasted with that of the wooden furniture and leather decorations. Aberdeen Street Social has a terrific collection of wines, ranging from German Riseling, Spanish red wine, to the Pollen Street Social white wine from France.
Located in the quiet corner of PMQ, Isono is a Spanish Mediterranean dining spot that allows guests to savor authentic taste from Italy, Spain and France. Led by head chef Paolo Casagrande, who works at a two Michelin-starred Restaurant in Barcelona, the dishes are top-notch. In ultra-chic styles, the bar is luxuriously furnished with marble bar tables and gorgeous wine racks with wooden stools that radiate a sense of modernity. Start your appetizer with beef tartare with organic egg and truffle mayonnaise, which matches perfectly with a cocktail.
This place has a classy yet sophisticated collection of beers, cocktails and wines, Blue Bar offers complimentary light refreshments that include small bites like crispy calamari or big bites including wagyu beef burger and pan-roasted spring chicken. In calming blue lights and warm decor, the bar has a laid-back environment that is perfect for a retreat from stress. Admire the city’s skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows and don’t get dazzled by the 88 varieties of Blue Cocktails and extensive list of reds and whites.
Interior of Common Room | Image courtesy of Common Room
As a dining spot featuring Spanish cuisine and alcoholic beverages, Common Room offers a cozy yet small environment for you to enjoy gourmet wine. Leather lounges, Chevron oak tiles, and iron chandeliers create an atmosphere that is reminiscent of the industrial era. Common Room is noted for its pioneering ice pops that mix wines with fruits. The five best selling ones are Mango Sensation, Watermelon Martini, Triple Orange, Mints & Chocolate and Strawberry Frangelico. If you do not fancy ice pops, have a taste of its tapas and a cocktail masterpiece.
Interior of Common Room | Image courtesy of Common Room
For an unforgettable drink, nothing beats Le Moment. Situated high up on Peel Street, Le Moment is a cozy place perfect for intimate dining. Renowned as a French-inspired bar, the bar is decorated with an enormous yet elegant chandelier hanging from the white ceiling. Bobby, the owner of Le Moment, is a food enthusiast and wine collector. As a friendly person, Bobby is passionate in offering recommendations and introducing dishes to diners prudentially. The menu at Le Moment is handwritten, which adds a homely and warm feeling to the dining environment.
Situated beside the famous mid-levels escalators in Central, Peak Café Bar is decorated in a Victorian style with wooden patio doors. The dining spot in Peak Café Bar consists of a British-inspired dining environment furnished with wooden tables and chairs. There’s also a bistro area that features light refreshments, including the signature dishes recommended by the chef, as well as a mezze plate, smoked salmon on naan, and Keftedes (baked Greek meatballs). The wine selection is massive. With options from champagne and sparkling wine, brandy, aperitif, rye to liqueur, you’ll find your favorite pick.
Located in the heart of Soho, Liberty has a giant bar that serves premium champagnes and sparkling wines, and casual cocktails. If you are indecisive over what to choose, you should try out the bar’s signature Angel Kiss, that blends strawberry and passionfruit with Belvedere and Fraise. Or go for the Flying Man that is mixed with fresh pineapple and ginger, Tanqueray, Grand Marnier and ginger syrup which gives you a refreshing yet exciting sip. In the spacious dining area that sprawls over two stories, with a modern sound system, diners can enjoy high-quality beverages in this boisterous and lively spot.