Mug of wine anyone? As problems with Hong Kong's Byzantine alcohol laws continue to plague SoHo restaurants, one eatery, suddenly discovering itself between liquor licences, has taken to slipping customers wine and beer in teacups. Other proprietors have forgone the legal maze completely. Illegal bars - known only to networks of friends and colleagues - are springing up in basements. But at least they serve alcohol in glasses. It can only be a matter of time before some bright spark in the theme-soaked restaurant area decides to open a Prohibition-style bar called Speakeasy. At least then, when inevitably their liquor licence disappears through some obscure loophole, they won't have to change the tableware.