February 2021: The Hong Kong government extended the social distancing restrictions until March 3 and that entails closing the city's neighbourhood bars pending further developments. Last year's challenges already caused some of our favourite establishments to close their doors permanently, but we've also seen our favourite bars bounce back amid the struggles, even opening new bars along the way.
Currently, most of Hong Kong watering holes have creatively pivoted as restaurants and cafes to stay open and are again offering cocktail takeaway or delivery. Here's our roundup of the best bars in Hong Kong today. Check with their websites and social media platforms for opening hours or bottled cocktails services.
Whether you want a fancy cocktail at a speakeasy-style bar, a bottle of biodynamic wine, a hazy IPA at a craft beer joint, a cold fizzy G&T, a dram of IB or NAS whisky, or something else entirely, there’s something for you in our famously crowded and fast-paced city. We’ve put our livers on the line to deliver you a definitive list of the 50 best Hong Kong bars to visit for 2021.
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