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Time Out Bar Awards 2020 shortlist: Best Hotel Bars
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Time Out Bar Awards 2020 winner: Best Hotel Bar

The best hotel bar that provides guests with an exceptional beverage program, presentation, and service

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Time Out Hong Kong
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  • Bars and pubs
  • Hotel bars
  • Wan Chai

The St. Regis Hong Kong opened its doors in the early part of 2019, and St. Regis Bar has since become a go-to hangout for people looking for an after-work drink in intimate surroundings. Expect a carefully crafted cocktail menu inspired by New York’s subway and Hong Kong’s tramline. Our favourite sip is the cocktail inspired by the God of the Sea, Hung Shing Ye ($148), a coconut-milk washed cocktail featuring Beluga caviar-infused vodka, St Regis Vetiver Essence, oyster leaf, and spices. And since The St Regis is said to be the birthplace of the Bloody Mary, do not leave the bar without trying their Bloody Mary flight which includes the local rendition, Canto Mary, made with dried tangerine peel, spices, and soy sauce.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

Award-winning fine French dining kingpin Caprice, housed in the suave Four Seasons hotel, has transformed the small private waiting area, adjacent to the dining room, into Caprice Bar – a tasteful, intimate and comforting fine wine and cheese room perfect for winding down in after a busy day at the office. Order the wine and cheese pairings the ultimate Caprice Bar experience, or enjoy the seasonal cocktails crafted by the bar's talented bartenders headed by beverage manager Lorenzo Antinori. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Hotel bars
  • Admiralty

Long established as one of the best bars in Hong Kong, if not Asia, the cocktails at Lobster Bar are measured perfectly and the beers come in frosted pewter mugs to add an exceptionally classy touch. No staid hotel spot, Lobster Bar is constantly evolving, ensuring it stays among the best of the best.

  • Restaurants
  • Hung Hom

Boasting sweeping views over Victoria Harbour, Red Sugar is a great place to grab a tipple or two. Expect to be greeted by welcoming staff and a great range of drink menus with an extensive craft beer listing, whisky and wine selection, as well as cocktails divided into sections such as barrel-aged cocktails, modern classics, light alcohol cocktails, and mocktails. 

 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Central

Buried inside The Pottinger, Room 309 is an Aladdin’s cave of delights. With his first new concept in nearly three years, Antonio Lai showed that he still has his golden touch. Almost everything from the bar’s ‘invisible menu’ is worth ordering – and for the flavours too, not just the gimmick of their transparent appearance. 

 Time Out Awards

2018Best bartender — Antonio Lai

2019Legend Award – Antonio Lai

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