A to Z of pubs and grub

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 March, 2004, 12:00am

Causeway Bay


123 Leighton Road 25779636

Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-3pm; 6.30pm-midnight; Fri 11am-3pm, 4pm-4am; Sat 4pm-4am, Sun 6pm-2am

If you are tired of frequenting drinking holes where you are likely to be drenched in spilt beer by the end of the evening and want to retreat to somewhere classier, you may want to consider this arty bar that plays jazz and serves Thai snacks and Euro beers to wash them down with. Draft beer selection: Erdinger, Hoegaarden

THE Chapel

27 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley

2834 6565

Hours: 4.30pm till late

Happy hour: 4.30pm-9pm

Known for its curries and mostly English-speaking clientele. Draft beer/cider: Boddington's, Castle, Tetley's, Strongbow. Bottled beer: Asahi, Carlsberg, Guinness Draft, Heineken

Dickens Bar

LG/F Excelsior Hotel

281 Gloucester Road


Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-1.30am; Fri and Sat 11am-2.30am Happy hour: 5pm-8pm daily

Popular sports bar with sporting memorabilia on the walls and an array of TV screens for watching the main sporting events. Draft beer/cider: Boddington's, Carlsberg, Green King IPA, Guinness, Heineken, Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen, Stella Artois, Strongbow

Beer Garden & Inn side Out

G/F Sunning Plaza

10 Hysan Avenue


Hours: Weekdays 11.00am-1am; Weekend 11.00am-1.30am

Escape from the hustle and bustle. Throw peanut shells on the floor without paying the $1,500 penalty. Happy Hour kicks off at noon. Snacks and hot meals served throughout the day. Draft beer: Hoegaarden, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Tsing Tao. House brew: Aldrich Bay, Too Soo Brew

Outback Steakhouse

(No live sports)

2/F JP Plaza 22-36

Paterson Street 28818012

Hours: Sun, Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm; 5pm-midnight; Fri and Sat noon-midnight

Famous for its tender steak, juicy chicken, fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Serving style is casual but attentive, friendly and efficient. Draft beer: Carlsberg, Foster's, Tetley's


2/F 8 Caroline Hill Road


Hours: Daily noon-2am

This bar inside the South China Athletics Association building is frequented by sports lovers. It serves snacks, rice dishes and noodles. Draft beer: Carlsberg, Hoegaarden

Shooters 52

13/F Times Square

1 Matheson Street


Hours: Daily 11am-midnight

This surf and turf restaurant is not the best venue for vegetarians. Signature dishes include US roast prime rib, rib-eye steak, Cajun prawns, Alaskan King crab legs and soft shell crabs, as well as the usual burgers and fries. Draft beer: Carlsberg, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois

The Barn Pub & Restaurant

G/F 44-48 Leighton Road


Hours: Daily 11.30 am-3.30am

This is where the locals go after work for a drink. The pub is filled with the rattle of gambling dice in plastic cups. Snacks, rice dishes and noodles are available. Draft beer: Carlsberg, Foster's, Guinness, San Miguel

The Barn II Pub & Restaurant

1/F Cigna Tower

470-484 Jaffe Road 25910364

Hours: Daily 11.00am-3.30am

A cheap and cheerful bar decorated with wooden panels, basic seating and stone-slab floors. Staff are friendly and service good. Draft beer: Foster's, Lowenbrau, San Miguel, Tsing Tao


B2 Hong Kong Regal Hotel

88 Yee Wo Street

Causeway Bay


Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 5pm-1am; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am; March 27, 28 10am till late

The bar serves light snacks and drinks in a convivial atmosphere and is equipped with a giant TV screen showing the latest sports events. A lucky draw will be held on the last day of the Hong Kong Sevens. The winner will get a replica England rugby shirt. Draft beer: Carlsberg, Guinness, Tetley's, Tuborg


1/F Metropark Hotel

148 Tung Lo Wan Road


Hours: 4pm-1am

A great place to enjoy a drink and your favourite sports events with friends. This chic and cosy sports bar provides live music entertainment, international music videos and live-broadcast sports events. Draft beer: Guinness, Foster's