As the long-time party hub of Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong, is becoming saturated, bars and clubs are spilling out to surrounding areas. One block away on Lyndhurst Terrace, new drinking places have mushroomed to lure revellers. Hazel Ho and Rachael Ho check them out.
La Piola- Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
La Piola – with “Piloa” meaning “Tavern” in the northwest Italian dialect of Piedmont, is perfect for a casual night out with friends, or to make new ones. With red-brick walls, soft lighting and wooden furniture, this homely bar opens onto the street and offers great people watching. On the menu is a wide selection of Piedmont wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as special cocktails including Traviata or Sweet Dreams. The upper floor features a restaurant serving classic Piedmont food.
Tel: +852 2851 2281
The Fifties Bar & Restaurant
A perfect place to have a whale of a time with lively music from the ‘50s to ‘90s, this venue features plush seats, dim lighting and a wall decorated with photographs of Marilyn Monroe and an autographed bass guitar by The Beatles. Live music plays nightly and if you’re up for it, there is a small dance floor for you to show off your moves. A fine selection of cocktails and wines, including chardonnay from Chile, is available to get you into the mood.
Tel: +852 2523 0238
The Blck Brd
The Blck Brd offers you a relaxing place to hang out with its leather sofas and wooden furniture, and a 500 sqm balcony featuring high chairs and a view of the junction of Lyndhurst Terrace and Wellington Street. The tables are sparsely placed, so you won’t have to worry about your conversations being overheard. This is the only bar in town serving Sapporo on draught, alongside Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen. There is also a wide selection of wines and spirits, plus cheeses, breads and cigars.
Tel: +852 2545 8555
The sweet smell of sisha will draw your attention as you walk past this Lebanese restaurant and bar. You will be tempted to join the young crowd here and smoke hookah-pipe in Middle Eastern-style couches while listening to Lebanese pop music. Add to it the stone-blasted bricks and Arabian decoration and you have a great hangout that is both exotic and trendy. Lebanese food, fine wines and an extensive range of cocktails are also up for grabs.
Tel: +852 2541 8282
This two-storey members club and bar in Lyndhurst Tower opened just late last year bringing together both an exclusive club on the lower level, with a private VIP area, and a laid back lounge on the upper level. The entire place mirrors a New York loft with metals, a large marble bar in the middle of the club, exposed bricks, refreshing amounts of space, pool tables and terraces. Hyde is the place for everyone, whether you’re looking to dance the night away or play a casual round of pool. Plus, even though they claim to be a member’s club, they’re pretty lenient at the gate.
Tel: +852 2522 2186