Hong Kong lifestyle publication Sassy shares its top clandestine bars for late night libations. Finding them is an adventure in itself, so get exploring!
A hidden gem within The Landmark, Dr. Fern’s is an absolute must for gin lovers. Using organic and locally sourced ingredients and botanicals, and only premium gin, Dr. Fern’s cocktails are sure to cure any ailment. Tucked away in corner, two tiny office doors – one full-sized and one Alice in Wonderland-style –are all that hint to the doctor’s office behind. It also whips up daily seasonal cocktails, and if you can’t decide what to go for, the doctor is always on hand to prescribe the perfect tincture.
Sassy tip: Dr. Fern’s also offers amazing coffee and tea-time sets.
Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Doctor’s hours: Sun-Thurs: 2pm-1am, Fri – Sat: 2pm-2am
If you don’t know what you’re looking for as you walk along Sheung Wan’s Pound Lane, it’s easy to walk straight past Mrs. Pound. Because, unless you have a particular interest in Chinese stamps, you would never know this was a bar and restaurant. But one of the stamps decorating the outside wall (hint: it’s the wooden one!) opens a sliding door into the treasure trove that is Mrs. Pound, where you’ll find fuchsia walls and booths, and retro 60s pinup wall art. This neighbourhood bar serves up Asian street food favourites alongside an intriguing selection of cocktails.
Sassy tip: Did we mention it throws one of the best brunches in town, complete with a legendary Bloody Mary bar? Also, the avocado fries are a must-have!
Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan,
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-11pm