With the heatwave showing no sign of abating, fruity refreshing cocktails and effective air conditioning are very much in season, and both can be enjoyed at Roka in Pacific Place.Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:48pm
Royal Garden Hotel, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East Tel: 2733 2995
The vibe: promoting itself as a place to catch up with the Olympics, this makes for an expensive and incongruous sports bar. It seems more suited to quiet conversation, catching up with friends and appreciating the martinis. However, it lacks intimate corners where such conversations could take place.15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm
Prohibition in the United States - a nationwide ban on the making, selling and transport of alcohol - lasted from 1920 to 1933. That's a long time to endure gangster-controlled bootlegging, a boost in organised crime and rampant corruption - not to mention breaking the law just for having a cold one at the end of a hard week.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Delhi's bar culture is catching up to those of other world cities faster than you can say 'dry martini'.
While visitors a decade ago would have been hard-pressed to find a decent cocktail outside of a five-star hotel, now there are a number of hip independent bars. And hotel bars have in turn upped their game. Blue Bar tajhotels.com12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
4/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Central. Tel: 2804 6611. Worth a repeat visit for a vibe that invites lingering, but stick to the classic cocktails rather than the signature drinks or limited wine and beer selection. Recommended: the mojitos (HK$80) were a treat.
Angel's Share24 May 2012 - 12:00am
56-58 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2851 32233 May 2012 - 12:00am
1/F Ho Lee Commercial Building 40 D'Aguilar Street, Central Tel: 2522 182326 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
18 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Tel: 2544 197819 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
LG/F, 62 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan Tel: 2857 768315 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Alfie's by Kee
M18-19, M/F The Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2530 4422. With its dark wood, dimmed lights and leather lounges to sink into, Alfie's more than matches the Dunhill boys' club aesthetic. Recommended: Pimm's by Kee and the lemon grass martini.
Angel's Share9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Bloody foreigners, coming over here, mixing us great drinks! And they're stealing our ingredients, too.
Pietro Didio, the bar manager at Ozone on the 118 floor of the Ritz-Carlton and responsible for their list of re-invigorated classic cocktails, is one of a batch of experts escaping the ill economic wind blowing through Europe.2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
In the wheel of life, is Mong Kok destined to return to its origins as a Hakka farming district? In its early days farmers competed with stonemasons to use the land. Their descendants have clearly combined operations to raise a concrete jungle.26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Although Aqua sells plenty of cocktails it's a refined sort of place so don't expect to see any jugs.19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
2/F Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Rd, Central. Tel: 2805 8388. Whisky has always transcended all notions of class and the people behind Angel's Share have rightly put this lovely drop back in its rightful place, with more than 100 varieties on offer. Recommended: the 20-year-old Macallan.
Armani/Prive3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
LG/F, 97 Wellington Street, Central. Tel: 2810 6969. So exclusive it's almost secretive, this club's black wooden floors and secluded booths lend themselves to privacy. Recommended: its premium spirits.
Alfie's by Kee8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am