Craft Beer Bar Craft Brew & Co is the latest addition to the ever-growing beer scene. With not a single mass-produced bottle in place, Craft Brew is stocked with 15 beers on tap—including the likes of 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA—as well as beers from local brewery Young Master Ales. The open-air seating is a nice touch and a new branch opens in Sai Ying Pun any day now. 17 Old Bailey St., Central, 2885-0821. G&T When Ping Pong 129 opened in May, it was the talk of the town. Offering up to 40 gins from around the world, the Spanish gintoneria is housed in an unusual double-height space, while art-lined walls add to the atmospheric vibes. Each G&T comes in various garnish and tonic combos, including fresh, seasonal options that are sure to please even the most traditional tippler. LG/F, Nam Cheong House, 129 Second St., Sai Ying Pun, 9158-1584. Hong Kong Cocktail Move over, molecular mixology: this year was all about Hong Kong-inspired cocktails. Little Lab ’s unique take on the classics is pretty neat—try the HK Tea Time, made with Dewar’s 12-year whisky, mixed with homemade dai pai dong milk tea syrup, evaporated milk, topped with Rogue beer and a dash of chocolate bitters. It’s like a spiked version of a Hong Kong milk tea. Breakfast is served! Shop B, 50 Staunton St., Central, 2858-8580. Beach Bar Love the beach? Dig craft beer? How ‘bout live music? Mavericks checks all the important boxes. Perched on Pui O, the weekend hotspot has won a huge following. Order a slider platter to go with your Hawaiian Kona brew, and gawk at the sexy surfer dudes coming out of the water. Ahh, we love the beach. Pui O Beach (next to Pui O campsite), South Lantau Rd., Lantau Island, 5402-4154. Rooftop Bar Hidden in an old building on Hollywood Road, Fu Lu Shou is home to an alfresco space with lots of homey, Hong Kong-style touches. Equipped with inviting lounge furniture and cushioned swing seats, it’s an ideal spot to kick back with one of the bar’s signature Hong Kong-inspired cocktails. 7/F, 31 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2336-8812. 7-Eleven Club 7-Eleven continues to rule the city with a new neon addition to Lan Kwai Fong. Why pay $80 for a beer, when you can drink seven of them for the same amount in the street? Grab an Asahi (we’re high class drinkers) and a street corner, and you’ve got yourself a night out. The bend in D’Aguilar St., Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Happy Hours Get your drink on for cheap at the year’s hottest happy hours. Boqueria At this Spanish joint it’s free-flow Estrella draft beer or red sangria with tapas ($188 per person). How could you resist? Mon-Sat, 6-8pm. 7/F, LKF Tower,33 Wyndham St., Central, 2321-8681. Ozu $50 for everything. Yes, you read that right. Wed, 4-8pm. Shop G6, 1 Hollywood Rd., Central, 6064-7428. Lily and Bloom Lily and Bloom has brought back its Prohibition happy hour—$20 for your first drink, then two-for-one deals after. Nibble on free fries to line your stomach, so you stay standing for longer. Mon-Fri, 5-8pm. 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2810-6166. Supergiant For some reason, Supergiant always has elbow room—we can’t imagine why, since it offers half-price booze all night. Daily, 4pm-late. 3/F, Mira Moon, 388 Jaffe Rd., Causeway Bay, 2643-8888.