While bars typically focus their menus on serving alcohol, lately, more and more bars are starting to shift their focus to different niches, like coffee or ramen. Stanley, Hong Kong has a huge variety of bars that are ideal for a variety of pick-me-ups and beverages.
Bar, Pub, Chinese, Pub Grub, $$$
Transporting to to the wild wild West with the traditional wooden furnishings and plush leather, the Pickled Pelican rustles up some grub that’s sure to qualify as a true Kodak moment. With a fully stocked bar, they offer a range of appetizing food options along with premium pours to wash it all down. Guests can unwind and bask in the sociable atmosphere and sample the succulent and sticky pork ribs while appreciating the tranquil sea view of the Bay the bar overlooks. The Pickled Pelican is as quirky as it is welcoming and can be the hub that feeds your need to network and relax.
Address & Telephone Number: 90 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2813 4313
Bar, Restaurant, Chinese
Residing opposite the cerulean waters of Stanley beach, The Lanai is an outdoor paradise that treats you to breathtaking landscapes along with zesty libations to liven your mood. The name of the bar comes from Hawaii and means ‘veranda;’ all guests will identify the seating arrangements as being reminiscent of a majestic island, complete with the royal treatment. Soothe your senses with the help of the gentle music crooning in the background, gulp down a Corona to take the edge off and savor a vegetable and baba ganoush wrap, filled with the an exotic aroma that will stay with you long after you leave. The Lanai takes you to the serene land that is Hawaii, while simultaneously giving you a taste of Hong Kong.
Address & Telephone Number: St. Stephen’s Beach, Stanley, Hong Kong, China, +852 2813 1016
King Ludwig Beerhall
Bar, Restaurant, German, $$$
King Ludwig Beerhall
Embodying the true essence of the heritage and culture of Germany, the King Ludwig Beerhall caters to all your needs in a modern, fast-paced setting and executes their beverages and meals with ruthless German efficiency. Embracing a rustic and ingeniously crafted interior, you’ll feel as if you’ve embarked on a voyage to the country itself with the traditional ambiance and impressive spread of much loved dishes. Why not try a beer pretzel or an authentic roast of the day and let the old world charm of this bar engulf your soul and refuel your body.
Address & Telephone Number: 32, MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2899 0122
Specialists in the art of Belgian and international beer craft, this quaint and cozy bar is fastidious about the caliber of its premium beverages and strives to make each sip tastier than the last. Bigger doesn’t always mean better so this petite establishment works above and beyond to produce delectable snacks and pick-me-ups to accompany your beers. This bar shines the limelight on a country, renowned for its confections and now its alcoholic beverages as well.
Address & Telephone Number: G08B, G/F, Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road,Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2663 3548
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, European, $$$
Featuring spectacular sea views, this light and airy café offers the best of international delights comprising of fresh seafood medleys with the salty fragrance of the sea permeating the cool air. Sporting an unmissable lemon yellow exterior, the bar lures you in with a distinctive intriguing quality. Devour a steamed Alaskan king crab drizzled with garlic butter while relishing the welcoming burn of a strong liquor. With the option of bringing your own bottle of preferred wine, you can feel right at home in the presence of good company and familiar brands.
Address & Telephone Number: G/F, 88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong, China, +852 2813 4467
The Smugglers Inn
Pub, British, $$$
The Smugglers Inn
With many tourists frequenting this local pub, the Smugglers Inn emulates the popular taverns found in the West and delivers instant gratification in the form of chilled and frothy premium pours. Extending out into a dining area outside the pub, one can sit back and witness the hustle and bustle of everyday life along with the majestic, starry night sky, setting the scene for a scintillating night. Showcasing local beer brands along with a few select snacks to appease your taste buds, the Smugglers Inn is a home away from home, oozing bohemian style.
Address & Telephone Number: G/F, 90A Stanley Main Street, Stanley 赤柱赤柱大街90A地下, +852 2813 8852
Vern's Beach Bar
Vern’s Beach Bar
Boasting Californian favorites including the south side taco and the big beach burger, Vern’s Beach bar is situated on Stanley Main Street, opposite the peaceful Stanley Bay. Vern’s provides the ultimate outlet for weary travelers to de-stress with a cool beer, in the comfort of outdoor seating and friendly companions. The bar boasts impressive weekly specials, all created using hand-picked fresh ingredients. Those in the mood for a smaller refreshment can try the beloved mini wake board burgers. In addition, the drinks list includes a selection over 90 of the finest craft beers from around the world. Guests will love the trendy decor complete with a cheery and non-pretentious ambiance.
Main Street Stanley Bar and Cafe
Grab the opportunity to immerse yourself in the real culture of Hong Kong and dine with the natives in a cool and casual environment. Though not extravagant in nature, it will floor you with the artfully crafted libations along with the obsequious staff who augment the welcoming aura. With addictive flavors and enticing scents emanating from the masterpieces, the Stanley Bar and Café will gladly act as a much needed pit-stop for guests desiring refreshments that are great value for money without the exorbitant prices that come attached.
Lovers of food from the Far East will marvel at the chance to dine in this stylish and chic ramen bar. Utilizing seasonal flavors and authenticity as their focal points, Menya Kuroko possesses a zen-like elegance which translates to its bespoke dishes that range from sumptuous yakitori chicken skewers to heaping bowls of chewy, textured noodles, swimming in meaty broths with an assortment of irresistible condiments. While ceremoniously slurping what is considered to be a symbol of longevity, why not gulp down a potent shot of sake to round off your meal and experience the graceful charm that Japan embodies.
One of the more recently established, nightlife venues, the Social Room transforms into a buzzing oasis that unites the gregarious and adventurous souls of the city looking to unwind. Within the contemporary and neutral color scheme, this sophisticated lounge accommodates maroon leather couches surrounding rustic, wooden tables giving off a homey vibe with earthy undertones. Indulge in a fruity cocktail and alleviate your worries and stress while munching on a tantalizing meal from an eclectic mix of decadent dishes. From the incandescent lighting to the touch of poignant simplicity, the Social Room can feed your need to network in style.