Japanese cocktail hotspot Bar De Luxe has moved from the 30th floor of Asia Pacific Centre to their new H Code location in Pottinger Street. Known for its authentic Ginza flavour and experience, the bar was brought to Hong Kong in 2017 by legendary bartender Hidetsugu Ueno, founder of the famous Tokyo bar Bar High Five. The new venue now sits on a 1700sq ft spot that can fit 120 guests (standing) which is bigger than their old space.
Influenced by traditional Japanese designs blended with western contemporary elements, the bar's interior features fresh and modern aesthetics compared to it's old 'gentleman's bar' setup of leather chairs and wooden furniture. The bar features a shōji inspired element – a traditional Japanese wooden sliding door, panelled with translucent paper – using raw timber blended by a royal green tile to accentuate the details. The bar's new setup highlights a striking ceiling and lighting fixture inspired by the skeleton of Japanese oil-paper umbrellas called wagasa, an essential accessory for Japanese tea ceremony and kabuki theatre. The new address is no longer perched on a sky-high floor, but its new seventh-floor spot presents an open view of the metropolitan city through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The menu, which is the highlight of the bar, still carries cocktails created from the same meticulous Japanese mixology that Bar de Luxe guests have been used to.