Hidden away in the new, expanding Western stretch of Dempsey Hill is Jiu Zhuang, a bar that brings a Chinese spin to a night out in the area. Designed with 1920s Shanghai opulence in mind, the concept space delivers premium with its feel, as well as its huge list of drinks that’s clearly aimed at the high-end drinker.
The selection doesn’t middle either – the careful edit of spirits, wines, beers and sakes means you’re not likely to find a beer cheaper than $23 – and it’s just the one Tsingtao Premium. No whiskey younger than 15 years old, or vodka from the usual suspects – just Pravada on the low end starting at $18 a pour, to Beluga Gold peaking at $45 a shot. Japanese sake brewery Iwanmura also stocks their Lady of the Castle (Onnajoshu) labels exclusively here, with their specialty Premium with Gold Flakes Daiginjo ($120) making a glittery option for a celebration.
To pair with the pricey drinks are a selection of inventive dim sums created with choice ingredients, like the lobster in its Sea Dragon crystal dumpling ($12) and Journey to the West ($10) guo tie, filled with foie gras.
Drinks from $18 a shot, dim sum from $6
|Venue name:||Jiu Zhuang||Contact:|
6D Dempsey Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 5pm-1am|