Bar de Luxe
Headed by Hidetsugu Ueno—the legendary mixologist behind Bar High Five in Tokyo—Bar de Luxe brings the best of Japanese mixology to Hong Kong. The cosmopolitan bar is located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central District, located within the Asia Pacific Centre’s Attire House, an elegant menswear store and barbershop. Typically referred to as just “Central,” this energetic district is home to several of the area’s most influential businesses. It’s a notorious banking center, and many of its most impressive professionals gather at Bar de Luxe to decompress after work. Featuring comfortable stools with blue upholstery and sweeping views of Hong Kong, this bar is the place to be at 5pm.
Bar de Luxe was recently named one of Drink Magazine’s Best New Cocktail Bars of 2017. The venue was also recognized by TimeOut, where it topped the list of the best cocktail bars in Hong Kong. Gushing over Hidetsugu Ueno, TimeOut writes that the bartender deserves a spot in any discussion of the world’s best mixologists. The bar is often recognized for its distinctively fruity cocktails, such as the popular passion fruit cocktail (HK$198), which includes passion fruit liqueur, elderflower liqueur and orange juice. Others enjoy the familiar Grasshopper (HK$178, featuring cream and green crème de menthe), inspired by Ueno’s mentor, Mr. Kishi of the famed Star Bar Ginza in Tokyo.
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Address: 8 Wyndham Street, Asia Pacific Centre, Central Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3706 5716