There’s something about gin that makes it an excellent choice whether we’re in the depths of summer or in need of a drink when it’s freezing outside, and these are the best gin bars in Hong Kong
Whether you’re looking for the best happy hours or great drinking establishments such as Irish bars, or dive bars, Hong Kong has all the answers you need. With such simplicity and versatility, gin has always been a popular drink thanks to its unique taste from the juniper berry. Not only that, mixing gin with other ingredients like herbs and botanicals can make the taste even better. So we’ve chosen our favourite gin bars in Hong Kong that are the best when it comes to their selection of gin creations.
Check out these gin bars in Hong Kong
1. Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria
Located in Sai Ying Pun, Ping Pong Gintoneria is the go-to place for Spanish iconic gin-tonic experience. The location itself is pretty hidden, as its red door on the Second Street is the only sign of their existence. The ambience changes in an instant inside the speakeasy downstairs, which used to be a ping pong supply store – hence the name. With a unique interior, low lighting and funky neon signs, the bar attracts the hipster crowd with their comprehensive list of Spanish gins, spirits and cocktails.
Ping Pong 129, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 9158 1584, 西環西營盤第二街129號南昌樓
Led by award-winning mixologist Antonio Lai, Ori-gin was one of the first gin bars in Hong Kong to offer unique gin cocktails. Combining his culinary methods with the use of modern equipment like a rotary evaporator, a water-bath and vacuum, the bar has 15 homemade gin infusion flavours such as lemongrass and lime, basil and kaffir lime, guava, pandan, jujube, and Japanese shiso.
Ori-gin, G/F, 48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2668 5583, 中環雲咸街48號地下
3. Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour
Located on the basement floor of Landmark Atrium, Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour is a speakeasy bar with one of the largest selection of gins in Hong Kong – 250 gins from around the world! They are paired with the bar’s concoctions of local herbs and botanicals sourced from local organic farms across the city. Don’t know what to choose from their long list of drinks? Let Dr Fern prescribe what’s best for you by getting their seasonal cocktail! This is definitely one of our favourite gin bars in Hong Kong.
Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2111 9449, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場地庫B31A號舖
4. The Optimist
Enjoy the authentic Northern Spanish experience at The Optimist, a Barcelona bar and Asador-inspired restaurant that serves a comprehensive list of Spanish gin and tonics. Decked with an interior that’s dominated by the teal shade and metallic furnishings, the bar exudes a vintage ambiance and also offers some wines and signature cocktails with infused gins that match well with their grilled meat and seafood.
The Optimist, G-2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2433 3324, 灣仔軒尼詩道239號地下至2樓
Situated inside The Langham, Artesian specialises in gin and tonics that are masterfully crafted with house-made infusions. Decorated with an Art Deco-style interior that is combined with some contemporary touches, the award-winning hotel bar is originally from The Langham, London and has been named one of the world’s best bars in London.
Artesian, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2375 1133, 香港九龍尖沙咀北京道8號