[Sponsored Article] It’s been five weeks since bars have shuttered as part of the collateral damage from COVID-19. With the lifting of the bar ban now, you are raring to go to your favourite ones, especially with a buy-one-get-one-free offer from Stella Artois that supports them to carry on post-coronavirus. After all, what would life be like if bars no longer exist? Bars serve up much more than drinks Through good and bad times, ups and downs, celebrations or commiserations, you always remember the special moments when you were in your favourite bar with a beer in hand. Memories of the countless precious scenes of your life that have unfolded there or the important people who have crossed your path in these places are simply indelible. So imagine your days without bars, like the past 34 days to be exact. It had probably been alright over the first weekend or even the next couple of weeks. But now, you can again, whether it’s for some meaningful ‘me time’ to chill or to reconnect with mates in person. Support your favourite bars However, your favourite bars, like many others in the city, are reeling from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. As they face an uphill battle for survival, they need your support now more than ever. Register online for the Stella Artois “Stand with Bars” offer where you can buy one beer and get one free compliments of the Belgian pilsner that has been voted the best international lager at the World Beer Awards. The simple process involves three easy steps – pick a bar from over 155 participating ones spread all over Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories, then choose from one to four beers offered, and receive verification via your mobile phone. You can register for a maximum of two beers each time from each bar. There’s no need to prepay. You will get an SMS informing you when the redemption period will start, then visit your selected bar. Once you have redeemed your offers, you can register for them again for the same bar. Register multiple times and choose different bars to help the bar industry strive and thrive during these challenging times. So act now, register online https://bit.ly/2z9j1LH , support the bar industry to stand strong and continue to bear witness to every little or big moment of your life. Pair good food with a Stella Artois beer Beer is a fantastic accompaniment to all sorts of foods and is often a more versatile choice for food pairing. Stella Artois, with its clear, light golden colour and low white head, is a lovely, refreshing and easy drinking lager that you can enjoy perfectly on its own. With fresh hops on the aroma, a pleasant bitterness, balanced body with grainy notes, and a subtle finish with a little sweetness towards the end, it also pairs well with any of your favourite cuisines. Appreciate it around Hong Kong as you “Stand with Bars”. Top picks of places to do so? Start at Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Sai Ying Pun . In this American style Mexican restaurant, you can savour finger-licking, lip-smacking good burritos, tacos, quesadillas, saladas, and nachos as well as specialties like USDA ribeye steak, fish and chips, chicken parmigiana or grilled Atlantic salmon. Then head up the Central-Mid-Levels escalator to F.A.B on Hollywood Road which mixes the best of French and American culture in its bistro. It is an ideal spot for meeting with friends and after-work drinks. Go for some decadent indulgence with freshly-made pancakes, scrumptious French toast, perfectly-poached eggs Benedict and many more, washed down with Stella Artois. Over in southeastern New Territories, visit SeaRock Lounge , a bar and restaurant located inside The Papillons in Tseung Kwan O. Enjoy an array of Middle Eastern and European dishes from tabbouleh and falafel to pasta and authentic Egyptian-style seafood. Add exotic live belly dancing performances at night to the experience, and you will know why the good times never end here. Journey further to Sai Kung and relax at Pepperoni’s Pizza & Café , an institution in this happening place. Bring the family and experience a real sense of community while you share superb pizzas and scrummy comfort food like spare ribs, curly fries and salads. You would love the laid-back vibe and simple value meals complemented with your favourite Stella Artois lager. Register online https://bit.ly/2z9j1LH now and support your favourite bars.