Carbon Brews, one of the largest breweries in Hong Kong, has opened its second taproom in the heart of Central – the first one opened in Tokyo in 2021 – taking over the former space of Solas in Wyndham Street. The bar features a 28 tap system and is set in a contemporary interior design – which feels like you’re stepping into a club more than a regular taproom – reflecting the funky and modern look that the brand is known for. They're serving delicious gastropub fare to elevate your beer drinking experience. Behind the kitchen is chef Sean Yuen (formerly of Four Seasons Hotel's Caprice), who has prepared signature dishes with Mediterranean twists that pair well with Carbon Brews' unconventional beers. Starters include white bait frites served with homemade fermented hot sauce mayo that pairs perfectly with Carbon Brews IPA's Crazy Rich Lupulins and Staying Alive; and a Crazy Rich Beer Cheese with cheddar and taleggio that goes well with the brewery's sour or fruity beers. Mains include dishes like the hanger steak frites California prime hanger steak served with fries and smoked bone marrow sauce, as well as the pan-seared lamb belly marinated in anchovy-based smoked paprika with chipotle purée.
The bar is currently in its soft opening and will have its grand launch on May 25. The bar will reveal another set of drink menus featuring signature cocktails crafted by mixologist Tom Egerton when they fully open.