Three of the city’s top mixologists have come together to bring you The Old Man, a cocktail bar inspired by Ernest Hemingway’sThe Old Man and The Sea.

The joint venture is helmed by Agung Prabowo, who formerly managed Island Shangri-La’s Lobster Bar & Grill; James Tamang, who is one of the Top 25 Bartenders of Hong Kong & Macau by Drinks World Asia in 2014; and Roman Ghale, who wrapped up a long run at The Upper House earlier this year.

The new cocktail bar opened its doors on Aberdeen Street in SoHo last month to welcome discerning alcohol lovers.

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“We are delighted that our dream has now come true with the opening of our first ever bar in Hong Kong, a product of hard work with my two partners and ‘Old Men’, James and Roman. We have always talked about our own bar – something that is fun and reflective of our age,” Prabowo says.

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