8 top wine bars in Hong Kong
Reeze Choi, Star Wine List's Hong Kong ambassador, has searched the streets of the vibrant "City of Life" to find the wine bars you shouldn't miss when visiting Hong Kong. This is his guide to the top wine bars in town.
Phone: +852 2672 8255
Address: 49 Hollywood Road, Hilltop Plaza LG/F Via, Graham Street, Central
Hidden in a semi-basement on Graham Street, Central, we can find 121BC, an Italian wine osteria. In such a location with its extremely low-key exterior, you may wonder how it can sustain. But once you try their food and wine you know their key to running so well all these years. Delicious Italian plates are good for sharing. Its capacity, with its long wooden table in the middle of the dining room, makes it a good place for hosting a private party.
Phone: 9379 7628
Address: 10/F, Cosmos Building, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Central
Club Qing is a whisky and wine bar in Lan Kwai Fong, Central of Hong Kong Island. It houses one of the few full deck Hanyu Ichiro whisky collections in the world. The exceptional line-up gives a good reason for a visit. Club Qing is most famous for its whisky specialization, but it also has a nice selection of wines if you want something softer. Located on a 10th floor at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, it allows you a break from the parties to enjoy wines in a quiet place with good glassware.
Phone: +852 2776 6070
Address: 62 Hollywood Road, Central
By the Glass Wine List of the Year Hong Kong/Macau 2020
La Cabane is a wine bar in Central, Hong Kong Island. Possibly the best-known natural wine bar in town, La Cabane distinguishes itself from many other wine bars by its rustic style interior. Its casual and chill vibe unifies with its natural wine theme, often making me feel as if I’m drinking in a seaside cottage. Their list contains mainly French wines; it also features some hidden gems from Slovenia, South Africa, and Italy. They offer some exclusive wines directly shipped to Hong Kong from the vineyards, so the prices are relatively sensible. The serving temperature of the wine is always me...
Phone: 2652 0588
Address: 32 Gage Street, Central
This famous causal wine bistro specializes in wine from France's wine regions. The wine list is accompanied by wine maps and information from the wine regions, making it easy for beginners to read and understand. Simple wine-friendly food, as well as some small bites, ham, and cheese, is served at Le Quinze Vins. Le Quinze Vins started in Paris in 2010 and has grown to several locations in Hong Kong: in Caine Road in the Soho area, Gage Street in Central, and Swatow Street in Wan Chai.
Phone: 2673 7636
Address: 9 Swatow Street, Wan Chai
This famous causal wine bistro specializes in wine from France's wine regions. The wine list is accompanied by wine maps and information from the wine regions, making it easy for beginners to read and understand. Simple wine-friendly food, as well as some small bites, ham, and cheese, is served at Le Quinze Vins. Le Quinze Vins started in Paris in 2010 and has grown to several locations in Hong Kong: in Caine Road in the Soho area, Gage Street in Central, and Swatow Street in Wan Chai. Next to this branch in Wan Chai, they have opened a cheese room and butcher restaurant from which you can pu...
Phone: +852 2487 3988
Address: ISQUARE, 30/F, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
EyeBar is a spot for sipping both wine, cocktail and beer in Tsim Sha Tsui. The best time to visit will be during night time so that you can enjoy the perfect nightfall view of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island right in front of you, while being immersed by the sensational ambience of the bar. Part of EyeBar sides the Chinese restaurant Nanhai No.1, which serves a tasty menu of South China Sea cuisine with South East Asian influence.
Phone: +852 3460 5863
Address: Shop C G/F 1-11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Intimate, dim and candle lit, with a sharing-plate menu and the wine list written on the wall with a marker. Brut! – run by a French founder Camille Glass and business partner/co-executive Chinese chef George Kwok – is a tapas bar that best can be described as “French-Chinese fusion dishes”.
Phone: +852 2886 3121
Address: 2/F, LL Tower, 2 - 4 Shelley Street, Central
Think Wine is a wine bar located in the Soho area, Central. Curated by two sommeliers in town, it is a real wine-focused place with simple food and great environment. Think Wine offers diverse environments for different functions and moods. Guests can make use of the private room for personal gathering, the balcony for a drink in the open air, or even enjoy wines inside their lovely cellar, which is quite an unusual experience.