Are you missing your favourite cocktails from your neighbourhood bars? Worry not as numerous Hong Kong bars are ensuring you don't go thirsty during their temporary closure. By pre-ordering from them during these trying times, you'll be able to support their businesses and their staff who are working hard to cater to your favourite tipple.
So, whether you're after wine, sake, beer, or cocktails, here are some bars ready to the rescue.
Hong Kong bars offering takeaway and delivery
With bars temporarily closed until May 7, some of our favourite neighbourhood bars are coming together to support one another. COA, The Wise King, and Tell Camellia have partnered together to offer three-series bottling of their signature Negronis as a homage to the great city of Hong Kong. COA's Caffeinated Negroni contains gin and mezcal, coffee, Campari, and Mancino Vermouth Rosso. In contrast, Tell Camellia's bottling contains their signature Darjeeling Negroni made with redistilled Darjeeling gin, Campari, and Mancino Vermouth Rosso, while The Wise King is offering their Washed Negroni made with gin, Biancosarti, and Mancino Vermouth Bianco. Each 500ml bottle is available for $500 but if you want to get all three bottlings, the series is available for only $1,350.
One of Hong Kong's hidden cocktail bars in Central, 001, is temporarily closed but their upstairs Liquor and Liqueur shop will remain open to keep you quenched through the dry season. The shop is open from Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 7pm. Take the entrance beside Pizza Express to get to the shop. If you're craving for a mixed drink, they are also selling 400ml bottles of their signature cocktails which include Geisha, Earl Grey Negroni, and the Boulevardier. Delivery is free for a minimum purchase of $800. Contact the bar via WhatsApp +852 6629 5975 to place your orders.
Gin-focused bar Origin just launched their signature flavoured gins in 500ml bottlings. Choose from four different gin flavours – Chocolate Chai Gin, Shiso and Lemon Gin, Lemongrass and Makrut Lime Gin, and a Guava and Earl Grey Tea Gin. Priced at $390 per bottle, interested customers can order directly from their online shop. Click on the bottle options to get inspiration on how to mix the spirit at home. The bar's online shop is also offering gift vouchers valued at $250, $500 and $800, so you have an opportunity to gift it for someone or purchase it for yourself and use it when the bar reopens.
Gishiki Lounge, known for serving signature Japanese-inspired craft cocktails, is now releasing their bottled concoctions. Imbibers can choose from their six signature cocktails Shojo, Shiro-shakumi, Yoroboshi, Fudo, Shunkan, and Heida. Each cocktail is available for $100 per 100ml bottle, or you may avail a full set of six bottles for $500. Order via Gishiki Lounge's Facebook or Instagram account. You may pick up the bottled cocktails from the bar or have it delivered with additional charges.
Some great news for cocktail fans is the new release of Coa's La Paloma De Oaxaca in cans! The award-winning bar has teamed up with local brewery Young Master to can their best-selling cocktail for us to enjoy at home. The canned version contains the same high-quality Arquitecto tequila and smoky Alipus mezcal as the bar-made cocktail. Each can comes with a sachet of worm salt to complete the Coa experience.
La Paloma De Oaxaca 330ml cans are available in singles ($118), packs of six ($648), 12 ($1176), or 24 ($2112). They deliver to most of Hong Kong – except for remote outlying islands – for $70. You may avail of the free delivery for orders over $400. Alternatively, spend $200 and arrange free pick up from Young Master Brewery, Tap: The Mills, Tap: Mong Kok, or Second Draft.
While we wait for Rosewood Hong Kong’s Darkside and XX to reopen, the hotel's beverage consultant Giancarlo Mancino (creator of Mancino Vermouth) created customized bottled cocktails for patrons to enjoy. Drop by at Butterfly Patisserie to avail of the trio set of 100ml bottle Cognac Old Fashioned, 50/50 Martini, and Easy Negroni ($458). The 100ml individual 'bocktail' and 350ml individual or trio 'bocktails' will be available for sale on Rosewood's online shop in a couple of weeks.
The Wise King, known for their mouth-watering contemporary craft cocktails, previously announced the launch of their takeaway bottled cocktail programme before the temporary closure last April 3. King's Negroni and Washed Negroni cocktail bottles (perfect for seven servings per bottle) will be available at $598 per bottle and $1,000 for two bottles.
You can also choose your favourite Wise King cocktail from their current menu, and they will prepare a 750ml bottle for you to take home. Cocktail options include Jamon Old Fashioned, Brined Rickey, Cafe Mambo, or Pickled Margarita, among others. They also offer a non-alcoholic Supercolada mocktail for people absteining from alcoholic drinks.
2019 Asia's 50 Best Bar The Old Man Hong Kong is now accepting orders for their bottled cocktails to be delivered to your door. Favourite menu staples like The Sun Also Rises, The Torrents of Spring, A Moveable Feast - 1964, and Garden of Eden-1985 will all be available in 180 ml bottle ($220), 500 ml bottle ($500), or 750 ml vacuum-sealed bag ($700). They will also offer twists to classic cocktails like Negroni and Old Fashioned and deliver together with ice and garnishes. The bar will need a lead time of one to two days before delivery and a minimum order of $500. So, make sure to call ahead to reserve your cocktails. Contact them via WhatsApp 6201 5855 or message directly on Facebook or Instagram to order.
Tell Camellia, known for their signature tea cocktails, just launched their bottled cocktails ready to be delivered to your home. Choose from four delicious mixes that you can stock up on and drink during your online home parties. Cocktails are available in 200 ml bottles in two servings of Darjeeling Negroni or Matcha Martini, and four servings of Matcha Vodka and T-Tonic mango and strawberry. Order via firstname.lastname@example.org, or message them on their Facebook or Instagram accounts and they will deliver it to your doors. Along with the bottled cocktail programme, Tell Camellia is also releasing vouchers at $250, $500, $1,000, and $2,000, that customers can buy and use at a later date.
Got some sake cravings? Sake Central, a bar with one of the best selection of sakes in the city, will keep its retail section open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm. Interested buyers can take-out or order for delivery from their full range of sake, shochu, Japanese whisky, craft beer, and artisan soft drinks. Take advantage of their current promo: purchase six bottles or spend $2000 and avail a 20% discount. Their products are also available on Deliveroo together with their signature dishes.
Wan Chai's hidden Japanese bar, Mizunara The Library, is also offering four bottled classic cocktails, Manhattan, vodka and gin martini, and Negroni. The bottles are available at 100 ml servings for $120. You can pick up your orders or have it delivered with additional charges. Place your orders between 3pm and 8pm, and pickups are available by 9pm. For your spirit cravings, they're also selling their single cask bottlings of Arran, Ardmore, and various Japanese whiskies, together with vodka, gin, shochu, and rum.
Their Wong Chuk Hang store has also expanded its sampling sets to include some rare and limited whiskies like Glengrant 30 Year Old, Astronomical Observation, Karuizawa Mercian Kohaku 10 Year Old, and Mars Maltage 3 Plus 25 Years among others. Choose from 30 ml or 100 ml sampling bottles and get it delivered free for orders over $1,000. Otherwise, pickup is available at the store provided you come wearing a mask and follow their health guidelines.
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While temporarily closed, your favourite whisky den in the heart of Central is also preparing bottled cocktails for you to takeaway. Choose from their selection of 500 ml bottlings of Lost in Translation, Coffee Old Fashioned, and Whisky & Words Negroni at $500 per bottle. Order 24-hours ahead so they can prepare the bottles. As of now they are not currently delivering but you can pick up the cocktails at the bar.
Soho's The Shady Acres is also offering cocktails available for pick up or delivery. They're offering Retrograde Lemonades and Bloody Mary in pre-batched large serving bottles complete with garnish. Single serves of gin lime soda and Old Fashioned are also available. Order through WhatsApp via 9176 7500.
While temporarily closed, Think Wine is offering their wines for sale at 25% off for pick up at their location. Orders must be made 24 hours prior to collection so they can prepare your items. Payment transactions will be available via bank transfer. Get in touch with them through their Facebook or Instagram accounts or email via email@example.com.
JIA Group restaurants 208 Duecento Otto, Chachawan, Duddell's, Mak Mak, Meen & Rice Old Bailey, and Potato Head, have expanded its services into private catering and delivery. People can order set meal boxes and add-on bottles of wine from their selection, or bottled cocktails like Negroni, Paloma, Espresso Martini, Cosmopolitan, Dark 'n Stormy, Manhattan, or Americano for $300 a bottle. If you're interested, you have to place your orders 12 hours in advance, any orders after 6pm will be processed the following day. Order online today via their site.