Madison’s Power players know to go somewhere dark and wood-paneled to close the most important business deals. Bring your trusted confidantes and discuss the cold, hard stuff in high-backed leather chairs over single-malt whisky on the rocks (the bar manager recommends a 25-year-old Macallan). The muted beige and brown decor is a perfect spot for self-congratulatory cigar-smoking after you crumble your rival CEO’s defense to pieces and pick up the Happy Luck Company for mere billions. Just don’t forget to shout the old boy a round or three, or even a whole dinner from the gourmet menu of pates, lobsters and cappuccino soups. G/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Rd., Central, 2523-4772. MO Bar Chic, sleek and comes with a hardback book of exotic cocktails. Not only will your business rival tremble in awe at your powerful handshake, he’ll be amazed by your good taste when you order him an incredibly fresh and fruity apple martini. Lead him to the back table, from where you can command a view of the entire bar. The verbal contract is in the bag when you sit him down for a faux-chummy chat on the real leather sofas. Got papers to sign? Book the private room upstairs, where your suited goons can provide the appropriate threatening stares to ensure the ink goes on that dotted line. Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen’s Rd., Central, 2132-0077. Linq So you have sketchy business in mind. Why not skulk over to tiny, dimly lit Linq to get that arms deal done and dusted? Slink quietly past the cozy tables out front, nodding your head to the friendly bar staff as you pass. Grab the secluded table in the back, which is large enough for roughly six cronies, but is also far enough from the rest of the bar that mentions of “MP5 submachines” and “those godless bastards” will fail to raise suspicion. Linq often plays funky house tunes late into the night, and the pumping beats and sounds of general revelry spilling out onto Pottinger Street are sure to mask the sounds of your conniving. 37-43 Pottinger St., Central, 2971-0680. Goccia Ah, a classy Italian restaurant-bar – the perfect place to impress a potential business partner? Wrong. This is where an amateur dealmaker breaks the deal you thought you’d clinched over email that morning. With the sounds of so many people having fun and enjoying their gourmet meals, your corporate companion will never be able to hear you, let alone be impressed by you. Out on the breezy upstairs terrace, which is great for late-night socializing, your carefully prepared documents will only be ruffled and blown away. But it’s a great place to learn from your mistakes: You’ll go far if you learn to appease your guest by ordering a bottle from Goccia’s extensive list of Italian wines. 73 Wyndham St., Central, 2167-8181.