Craft brews are a rising trend in the city, with breweries, taprooms, and gastropubs popping up. Sample some ales, stouts, and IPAs at these beer bars in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s drinking culture is certainly one for the books. The gin and whisky bars have gotten a hold of the city and never looked back. However, there’s a new drinking trend currently rising: craft beers. Whether it’s a hoppy IPA or a tangy sour, the wide selection of brews has garnered a fervent community of craft beer enthusiasts. Breweries, taprooms, and gastropubs are slowly taking the city by storm and becoming a staple of the nightlife and restaurant scene. Check out our list to join in and grab a cold one at the best beer bars in Hong Kong.
Beer bars in Hong Kong
Inspired by the beer culture from Berlin, Prague, and Vienna, Porkcentric has emerged as one of the trendiest beer bars in Hong Kong. Charcoal grilled dishes litter the menu here, with the finest cuts of pork as well as hand-picked imported cold cuts. Porkcentric also boasts the title of being the first restaurant in Hong Kong to have 500L ceiling mounted beer tanks. From the extensive beer list you can enjoy local craft beer as well as international brands and ciders. The eye-catching beer tanks serve a revolving selection of beers, so ask the staff about what’s currently on draught.
Porkcentric, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, p. 9169 0298
2. Carbon Brews Central
A taproom of the Hong Kong brewery, Carbon Brews Central has a prime location to dole out drinks to the beer drinkers of the city. The employee-driven brewery is one of the largest in Hong Kong and has a roster of creative craft beers. With a sleek modern design, Carbon Brews Central serves up everything from beer cheese to burgers to fried pigeon. The revolving taplist is extensive and features the finest stouts, IPAs, sours, and ales from Carbon Brews brewhouse.
Carbon Brews Central, Shop 01, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5409 4840
This unique taproom is inspired by Cantonese culture and Chinese mythology. One of the most popular beer bars in Hong Kong, Moonkok has expanded from its Mong Kok location to taprooms in K11 Art Mall and Central. Serving an extensive selection of beers, any of Moonkok’s outlets are perfect for grabbing a cold one away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With Insta-worthy aesthetics, Moonkok’s taprooms transport you to old Hong Kong with an Asian-Western twist.
Moonkok has locations across Hong Kong.
4. Second Draft
After closing its doors in Tai Hang, Second Draft soon opened up again – this time in Causeway Bay. This neighbourhood gastropub is one of the most popular beer bars in Hong Kong and showcases craft brews from Young Master Brewery. Along with Young Master’s signature brews, the drinks list includes local and international beers, highballs, natural wines, and cocktails. With aesthetics that harken back to old Hong Kong, Second Draft serves East-meets-West gastropub fare that includes its popular Tai Hang Fries.
Second Draft, H01, Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 5648 0770
5. The Globe
Located in the heart of SoHo, The Globe meets its large space with an even larger drinks menu. This British gastropub is a member of the Craft Beer Association and has more ales, sours, IPAs, and ciders than you can imagine. With a wide selection of brews on tap and by the bottle, every craft beer enthusiast should have The Globe on their radar. Serving classic British fare, you should definitely snag a bite of the pies between sips as well.
The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53A Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2543 1941
6. The Ale Project (TAP)
The first craft beer taproom in Kowloon, The Ale Project (TAP) is a favourite amongst the craft brew scene. With a staunchly loyal clientele, TAP helped build a strong community of craft beer enthusiasts as one of the earliest beer bars in Hong Kong. The large drinks menu includes a diverse selection of local and imported beer, as well as the full range from the Young Master brewery. The eats are comforting yet quirky, with mac n’ cheese as well as duck egg yolk “Golden Fries.”
The Ale Project (TAP), G/F, 19 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2468 2010