The Duke’s elevates your average haircut experience. There’s the actual barber shop, where you can get a cut and a hot towel shave – typically the reason you would go to the barber in the first place. But there’s also a waiting lounge offering games, darts and live sports, as well as a bar selling bottles of fine whiskies at cost. Not to mention a private room on the third level (yes, there are three levels) where customers can retreat from the rat race for a while.
Leave it to Hong Kong to turn chores, shopping and art gallery-hopping into opportunities to eat and drink. Or to tie in spa treatments, fortune-telling and magic tricks as part of your meal. A café within a laundry shop. A whisky bar hidden inside a barbershop. A manicure and massage while you queue for your Sichuan hot pot. Why not?
Hong Kong is constantly transforming the way we interact with food and drinks, reminding us that both are pretty much woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Whether it’s Moksa, which offers fresh immunity-boosting juices and aromatherapy while you get your nails done, or Strokes, which combines cocktails, craft beer and elevated dishes with the most unlikely of leisure activities – mini golf - Hong Kong business owners always keep us on our toes. Here are some of our favourite places to go for more than just food and drinks.
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