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Decent bars in Hong Kong -- Do they exist?

raijin Mar 1, 2009 11:29 PM

Hey All,

I've been lurking for quite a while, but felt the need to come out and ask this question.
Currently living in Hong Kong, but often traveling within Asia, especially to Japan. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I made it to some Ginza bars. I was incredibly impressed by the skill of the bartenders. Which brings me to my question: Is there anywhere in Hong Kong that puts a decent amount of care into the serving and preparation of their drinks? Touches such as the use of hard ice where appropriate, etc. I have been making the rounds of some hotel bars, but have been disappointed thus far. I have no expectation of perfection and detail of japanese bartending, just somewhere that puts some care into it!

Much Thanks!

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  1. Birdseed RE: raijin Mar 3, 2009 07:38 PM

    I have heard good things about this place -


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      golfess RE: raijin Mar 4, 2009 12:02 AM

      If you are looking for a skilled Japanese bartender in HK, you should try this place out.

      b.a.r. Executive Bar - 27/F Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wat Street T: 2893 2080

      Blog review:

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      1. re: golfess
        raijin RE: golfess Mar 4, 2009 06:02 PM

        Thanks a ton!
        I will definitely check that place out.

        1. re: golfess
          wommer RE: golfess Mar 4, 2009 08:17 PM

          Agree with golfess; sitting at the bar counter there reminds me of drinking at a bar in Tokyo. The ambiance, the way the drinks are mixed and served. Brilliant!

          b.a.r.'s talented bartender, Ichiro-san, previously worked at the Westin in Ebisu, Tokyo.

          1. re: wommer
            leonleebaoyan RE: wommer Mar 5, 2009 01:23 AM

            unfortunately when i tried to go was the day it was closed ... sigh. at least i didn't get turned down for service like my hk friend who tried walking in wearing flip flops - so beware.

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