Is SoHo The New LKF?
We get it, LKF is nostalgic. The good ol’ days where you and your friends could drink until the early mornings, care-free. But just as COVID-19 has given many people a fresh new perspective on life, we’ve also got a fresh new life on where and how drinks should be enjoyed. Gone are the days of crowded sweaty bars where you stand shoulder to shoulder with the stranger next to you. Instead, it’s time to look forward to the future of classy speakeasies and just good old fashioned bars, where you can have a great drink and a great time.
- Bites & Tipples
It’s never a good idea to drink on an empty stomach, and what better place to fill it up than at The Diplomat. Since opening in February this year, they’ve braved this difficult time and managed to keep the hype up and keep the drinks going with many return customers – and for a good reason! Helmed by John Nugent, formerly of Lily and Bloom, explore their easy to navigate drinks menu with his innovative twists on classic cocktails. Don’t think this means their food menu will be slacking! With both small and large plates like The Diplomat Burger, the Truffled Mac & Cheese, and the Cubano sandwich, you can be sure you won’t be needing dinner after this.
- Beer With Us
Those who have been know that 65 Peel has a great selection of local beers on tap as well as bottled. Feel free to grab any of their knowledgeable staff to give you a run down of their beers so you can select your favourite. Better yet, although travelling is out of the picture you can still fly by ordering their beer flight instead and get a taste of 4! You can expect to have quality beers here as their name in Chinese suggests: it’s so f***ing good (何蘭正).
- Sake All Day
For the uninitiated, there is no better place than Sake Central to learn more about the history and nuances of sake. Simply calling it a restaurant or a bar would be doing it injustice, as it serves as much more than that. It’s a retail space of ceramics, sakes, glass wear, an educational space, and a dining space. Make sure to order their house sake on tap – one of the few places in HK that offers this!
- Cosy Cocktails
Hidden away in a dark alleyway, this unassuming bar is far from what you could expect. Despite being only open for 2 years, The Wise King has already hit spot no. 18 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Exuding the best of old school vibes, be seated in their plush velvet seats while enjoying a carefully crafted cocktail from their humble menu and snacking on a platter of cold cuts and cheeses. This is the perfect spot for an intimate date or catching up with a friend.