What's The Best New Bar Of 2018?
2018 has been a fine year for mixology fans, with big names and independent gems opening in equal measure. To raise a glass to the work being done to raise the bar here in Hong Kong, we are launching T.Dining's inaugural Best New Bar award—and you get to have your say.
Venues that officially opened within the qualifying period of September 2017 to September 2018 are eligible, and the winner will be announced at our live event, T.Dining Best Restaurants 2018, on November 19, 2018. Read more about the nominees below (listed in alphabetical order) and cast your vote before 12:00pm on November 18, 2018. You can also cast your vote for your favourite new restaurant opening here.
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Bar veteran Jay Khan runs this artisanal cocktail bar dedicated to the spirit(s) of Mexico. Specialist agave spirits and house-fermented ingredients such as tepache and roselle tea give the drinks here an unusual edge.
Shop A, LG/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Ashley Sutton's latest offering in Tai Kwun is tiny but packs a punch, with its Louis Tiffany-inspired interiors and cocktails incorporating Asian ingredients.
Shop 10, G1, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
The legendary New York City bar made its permanent home at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental earlier this year, serving its signature bold cocktails inspired by Prohibition-era classics and more.
Mezzanine Level, MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Located at the top of H Queen's, this whimsical rooftop bar is all about the fun vibes and refreshing libations.
27/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Hidden within The Pottinger Hotel, Room 309 has us checking in regularly for a tipple or two from their menu of modern classics, which all happen to be clear.
3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
6/6The Wise King
Tucked away in a discreet alleyway, this intimate bar is all about powerful drinks that command slow sipping with a side of good conversation.
Basement, 25 Staunton Street, Tsung Wing Lane, Central, Hong Kong
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