Cheers, beers and mud in your eye

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

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


JC65


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


Pebbles


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


Jewel


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


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