When it comes to consistent quality, nowhere in the city beats Bar De Luxe. From the moment you sit down and are handed a warm towel for your hands and some exquisite cheese nibbles to go with your drinks, you’ll realise that this is an experience like almost no other in Hong Kong. Established in partnership with Hidetsugu Ueno, the founder of Tokyo’s acclaimed Bar High Five, the attention to detail here is meticulous. In typical Japanese fashion, the classics are the bar’s forte, but whatever you order, your drink is always made with perfect precision. Order anything. You won’t be disappointed.
Runner-up: The Old Man
While we may have given the nod to Bar De Luxe, The Old Man is nonetheless the most influential Hong Kong bar of the year or so. The team there have demonstrated that local talent can succeed at the highest level without the need for a large hospitality group’s backing. Their position in the top 10 of the World’s Best Bars list is ample reward for their hard work.