Like the whisky and not the label? Whether you like it neat, on the rocks, in a classic cocktail, or a highball, these whisky bars in Hong Kong won’t disappoint.
Never short on world-class bars, Hong Kong takes its drink game seriously. Whether it’s taking it up a notch at art bars, showing off our glamourous skyline at rooftop bars, or crazy Saturday happy hours, we know how to keep the drum rolling. On that note, we present whisky bars in Hong Kong that offer an endless selection of tipples.
Best whisky bars in Hong Kong
1. Nocturne Wine & Whisky Bar
The menu at this intimate bar in SoHo includes 150 whiskies. Options include many different styles, including Scotch, bourbon, and rye, from around the world, such as Taiwanese, French, Irish, Indian, and more. Of course, given the many choices, you’d want a glass of it all. Nocturne offers three different whisky tasting sets, all of which are easy on your wallet: the World Whisky Set, the Glenmorangie, and the Kilchoman.
Nocturne Wine & Whisky Bar, 35 Peel Street, Soho, Hong Kong, p. 2884 9566
2. Butler Whisky Bar
Hailing from Ginza, Butler has expanded to Hong Kong and Moscow, offering premium quality Scotch, Japanese Whisky, and American Whiskey. Choose from single malt, blended, bourbon, rye, and more – if you’d rather have your whisky in a cocktail, head one floor down to their cocktail bar for some quality Manhattan and Old Fashioned cocktails.
Butler Whisky Bar, 6/F Monday House, 30 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2723 4318
3. Chin Chin Bar
Calling all the whisky aficionados! Pick from Chin Chin Bar’s extensive whisky collection, they have over 200 varieties of this good ol’ golden drink. Aside from the blended Scotch, Irish, and single malt bottles, appreciate the versatility and complexity of this spirit in Chin Chin Bar’s bespoke cocktails. Don’t miss the Zeus (early grey mixed with whisky) and the Mulan (bourbon whisky with a touch of sweet lychee and grape). The names of the drinks reinforce the bar’s modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese theme.
Chin Chin Bar, 3/F, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3721 7722
4. Whisky & Words
Discover your new whisky den at this library-themed speakeasy, which features a selection of more than 300 whiskies from around the globe. Stop by during their happy hour for just $80 for a glass of quality whisky or sophisticated house cocktails including the Coffee Old Fashioned (a combination you didn’t know you needed in your life). Whisky & Words ditches the conventional dark-themed decor and goes with a cafe-like wooden entrance doorway and the bar atmosphere just gets more relaxed from there.
Whisky & Words, G/F, Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9889 8590
5. The Chinnery
One of the first gastropubs in Hong Kong, The Chinnery houses one of the world’s largest collections of single malt whiskies. Whether you’re a whisky expert or a rookie, you’ll love the Whisky Flights tasting menu, with each set consisting of three one-ounce samplings. Sit back and relax on the upholstered armchairs and let the drinks flow.
The Chinnery, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4009
6. Mizunara: The Library
Boasting a collection of about 700 bottles of whisky, Mizunara’s dark wood and dim lights set the scene for clinking glasses of whisky. Step into Ginza in the hands of head bartender Masahiko Endo, who meticulously crafts luscious cocktails. Be sure to check out the Japanese zen garden, where guests can relax with a cigar in hand.
Mizunara: The Library, 4/F, Kiu Yin Commercial Building, 361-363 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3571 9797
7. Tiffany’s New York Bar
Reminiscent of a New York bar from the roaring 20s, the vintage ambiance at Tiffany’s New York Bar is just as potent as the drinks. In addition to their selection of more than 300 labels on the menu, Tiffany’s also matures their own signature cask whiskies for six months to create finishes like Sherry Blend and Speyside Shiraz. Pair that with a whisky artisanal ice-cream or decadent layered cake with whisky chocolate ganache.
Tiffany’s New York Bar, G/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2585 2545