Cheers, beers and mud in your eye

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 December, 2003, 12:00am


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La Terrasse

Decor: Soft tones in the bar and restaurant. Terrace can be booked for private parties

Happy Hour: 6.30pm-9pm. Four canapes with first drink order

Standard beer: Heineken $45

Signature drinks: Full bar for cocktails. Large selection of wines by the glass starting at $48

Bar food: Includes foie gras ($132) and cheese platter ($95)

Music: Laidback lounge complemented by a classical jazz pianist every Thursday, 11pm-1am

19 Old Bailey St, Central; tel: 2147 2225

Monday-Thursday, 6pm-1am; Friday-Saturday, 6pm-2am

Rennie Mac's

Decor: Art nouveau designs and roses with outdoor seating on the street

Happy Hour: 3pm-9pm; bottled beer $20. Ladies Night: Wednesday and Saturday; two-for-one mini Moet $100

Standard beer: Heineken $45

Signature drinks: Seabreeze, $55/HH $45. Claims to be the cheapest place for Moet: $80/glass $488/bottle and $888/magnum

Bar food: Includes barbecued chicken wrap ($65) and chargrilled baby octopus ($65)

Music: Cafs del Mar and Lounge. No heavy rock here

Asia Orient Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai; tel: 2520 2300

Daily, noon-2am


Decor: East meets west, complete with vinyl record covers on the walls.

Happy Hour: 5pm-9pm. Two-for-one drinks; 6pm-9pm all-you-can-drink mixed drinks and beer, $199

Standard beer: Heineken $45

Signature drinks: JC65 Special, $60, Madam Rose, $70, Great Wall, $70

Bar food: Includes black pepper duck breast ($38), pasta with tiger prawns, ($68) and Kobe beef ($180)

Music: Vintage pop from the 60s, 70s and 80s

65 Wyndham Street, Central; tel: 2804 6333

Monday-Thursday, noon-2am; Friday-Saturday, noon-4am


Decor: Natural twist to modern clubby look

Happy Hour: 5pm-9pm, drinks reduced by $20

Standard beer: Heineken $48

Signature drinks: Zinger, Blue Tropics, Lycheelicious, $78/HH $58

Bar food: Free bar snacks during Happy Hour include cheese, bread and olives

Music: Salsa, R&B and music to chill out to. DJs on Friday-Saturday play happy house and trance

75 Wyndham Street, Central; tel: 2522 2628

Monday-Thursday, 5pm-2am; Friday-Saturday, 5pm-4am

The Venue

Decor: Modern, urban, club/live venue style

Happy Hour: 4pm-9pm, drinks reduced by 40-50 per cent

Standard beer: Heineken $49/HH $28

Signature drinks: Big Ass Venue, $199-$599, Cosmopolitan, $65/HH $39, and Artini, $65/HH $39

Bar food: from Pad Thai restaurant, includes beef or chicken satay ($59) and prawn cakes, (68)

Music: Soft modern jazz early evening, followed by house diva and live funk band, 9.30pm until late or house DJ playing soul, funk and pop

15-19 Luard Road, Wan Chai; tel: 3105 8990

Monday-Saturday, 4pm till late


Decor: Deep red silks, long sofas, Javanese stone carvings. VIP room with its own bar for hire

Happy Hour: 6pm-8pm. Two-for-one drinks, 20 per cent off wine

Standard beer: Heineken $55

Signature drinks: Amaro Dolce, Buena Vida, Elixir and Kumquat Javu

Bar food: None. Asian tapas scheduled to be introduced early next year

Music: Early evening lounge followed by R&B and hip-hop

37-43 Pottinger Street, Central; tel: 2541 5988

Monday-Thursday, 6pm-2am; Friday-Saturday, 6pm-4am