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  1. Argo
    Argo I Photograph: Courtesy Four Seasons Hong Kong
  2. Argo
    Photograph: Courtesy Argo Hellfire Club and Magic Bean
  3. Argo
    Photograph: Courtesy Four Seasons Hong KongArgo
  4. Argo Gin
    Photograph: TA Argo Gin
  5. Argo
    Argo - 2021 Time Out Hong Kong's Readers' Choice awardee I Photograph: Courtesy Four Seasons Hong Kong
  6. Argo's XO Negroni
    Argo's XO Negroni | Photograph: Tatum Ancheta Argo's XO Negroni
  7. Magic Bean
    Photograph: TA Magic Bean
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    Photograph: Cara Hung

Time Out says

Argo is Four Seasons Hotel's multi-awarded bar, started by its former beverage manager and Time Out's 2020 Bartender of the Year, Lorenzo Antinori. The bar docked in Hong Kong in 2021 to challenge the way we think about drinks. As part of the second phase of the hotel's renovation, it replaced the former Blue Bar located in the hotel's lobby. 

Compared to Caprice bar, located on the sixth floor of the hotel, which has a more formal setting and focuses on wines and cocktails with seasonal ingredients, Argo is more relaxed, highlights innovative spirits, and offers a conceptual cocktail programme. 

Their inaugural cocktail menu, 'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,' – Time Out's Best Cocktail Programme winner in 2021 – celebrates six staple ingredients – coffee, honey, rice, cacao, vanilla, and apples – that face an uncertain future because of climate change or the way it is cultivated. Replacing this menu in 2022, the bar launched the second volume of its cocktail menu, Cook Book, inspired by Hong Kong's culinary traditions. The menu features 12 new cocktails using soybean, apricot kernel, XO sauce, vegan char siu, black vinegar, and aged tea. 

Spirit aficionados can explore unique liquors – available in 50ml shots, tasting flights, or as a classic cocktail – with the help of the bar's spirit bible, 'Field Guide to the World's Innovative Spirits', that highlights each bottle's unique story and origin. Interesting bottlings include the world's first AI-created gin Monker's Garkel, lab-made whisky Glyph, Argo's very own signature gin crafted with Never Never Distilling Co, and other quirky spirits that break away from traditional production. 

It is now helmed by new beverage manager Federico Balzarini – formerly of Vesper, Bangkok and American Bar at Savoy Hotel, London – who will be heading the bar programme of the multi-awarded bar. 

Read the opening coverage of Argo here. And check out what made Argo number one on Time Out's list of coolest bars in the world. For more information about their menu, watch the video and read the full story here

Tatum Ancheta
Written by
Tatum Ancheta


G/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central
Hong Kong
Opening hours:
Mon-Sun breakfast 7am-10.30am, lunch 12nn-2.30pm, dinner 5pm-12mn
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