Posted on Wed, 20 Oct 2010
Worthy Watering Holes and New Grazing Pastures – Part 2
More on the wild and wonderful in Hong Kong – here are a few more NEW hotspots to check out the next time you have a girls night out.
Don’t let it RAYNE on your parade. Pour on the smiles at Rayne, a new urban Chic Wine And Cocktail Bar On Wyndham where amazing cocktails, top class service, and the latest lounge and house music awaits. This glamorous space designed by Natasha Usher of Nude Designs, a Hong Kong based design and architecture firm and brings hints of “chinoiserie together with art nouveau design motifs”. Look out for water features, sculptural lights, signature furniture pieces creating a stylish Bar and Lounge that will add a feminine touch to Hong Kong’s vibrant night scene.
Shop F, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Building,
43-55 Wyndham Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2840 1955
Over in Central, HUSH beckons. Nestled above the daily hustle of Lan Kwai Fong on Glenealy, hush brings you the peace and tranquillity you need after a long day.
A warm and classy interior with leather sofas and a private patio, enjoy live acoustic music on selective weekday nights and groove to the DJ’s beats on weekends. Sip on any of their fine molecular cocktails
G/F, 2 Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2537 2281
Not exactly new but still one of my favourites, ROKA at Pacific Place has a recently expanded cocktail menu with ten new listings that utilize fresh ingredients with traditional Japanese wines, liqueurs and spirits such as umeshu, sake and ROKA’S signature spirit shochu, an ancient spirit distilled from grains like Barley and Rice.
Try their new exciting Martini style cocktails such as Yuzu Sour with smooth refreshing citrus flavours and the Shiibuya Passion, named after the popular Tokyo fashion and business district that perfectly balances the sweetness of fresh Strawberries and Passion fruit with Ginger. Other selections include tall cocktails such as 5 cherries composed of dark cherries marinated in shochu and the refreshing yet cheeky tanuki orange that refers to the comical Japanese stories of a mischievous raccoon dog called tanuki.
Sake lovers can in addition savour popular new sake tasting sets, ideal for two or three to share at HK$ 475, featuring three differe nt sakes including famous Akishka “bambi”, Junmai sake, served in a collectible printed bottle that is all the rage in Japan. On the tasting menu is the refreshing Shirayuki, HonjozoI and a unique sparkling Hitotoki Rose sake. Beer lovers, try any of the three of Hitachino Nest Beer’s most popular ales to Hong Kong. Known for its ‘Owl’ logo, it has found international fame from Europe to the United States.
Pacific Place, Level LG1, Shop 002, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3960 5988