HULA’s Top 5 Trendy Bars 2021 & What to Wear to Them

by HULA , July 9, 2021

Did you know that some restaurants and bars allow up to 6 people at the same table if all the staff has been vaccinated and whose customers use the LeaveHomeSafe app? So now you know our favourite Instagrammable restaurants in Hong Kong, what if we told you we also kept a list of trendy bars in Hong Kong to go in the summer of 2021 for our fellow barflies? And how can we forget the excitement of putting together a nice outfit for a long overdue girls night out? From sporty to romantic vibe, check out our top trendy bars pick in 2021 and what to wear to these hidden gems in Hong Kong!

 

Room 309 ($$$)

Ranked as one of the world’s best bars, Room 309 is an exclusive speakeasy headed by local superstar mixologist Antonia Lai. Tucked away in one of the six rooms on the third floor of The Pottinger Hotel, it is a “surreptitious” bar only accessible if you obtained a key card at the Envoy restaurant in the same hotel. From the Victorian-esque decor to its intimate experience, this is for those of you who want to hold meaningful conversations along with world-class cocktails in a cosy setting. Definitely try their house signature cocktails — Forests and Fields and Banana di Mana. 

What to wear to Room 309: 

Soft and romantic pointed sling back heels with a flirty floral dress, both by Dolce & Gabbana

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Ping Pong 129 ($$$)

No stranger to those in-the-know, Ping Pong 129 has long been a “hidden” favourite for the city’s most fashionable. Away for the bustling crowd in Central, it is located in the hip new area to live — Sai Ying Pun. Living true to its name, it is housed in an old ping-pong hall which benefits enormously from super-high ceilings, giving it the ultimate urban chic element. Distinctively retro Hong Kong, it also speicialises in the Spanish “gin and tonic” experience. 

What to wear to Ping Pong 129:

Pay homage to its sporty origin and go for our Marrine Serre bat wing top, Miu Miu black and yellow polka dot midi skirt and a pair of cool girl trendy Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers.  

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The Old Man ($$)

One of Asia’s Top 50 Bars, The Old Man had made waves across Asia’s drinks scene. A tiny bar situated in the busy Soho, it serves some of the most inventive and intriguing cocktails in Hong Kong style! Mixing up the most unexpected combos such as a lobster bisque cocktail and Ron Colon infused with Char Siu. Despite being crowned the Best Bar in China 2019, the price points stay relatively low comparing to most bars of the same prestige. On a budget but don’t want to compromise on quality? This is your place to be. 

What to wear to The Old Man:

A Miu Miu dress with a cut out to show off your midrift, the best part is that you’ll match with the exotic wallpaper of the bar! Pair with a pair of chunky heels by Céline for a modern edgy look. 

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Terrible Baby ($$)

The name actually comes from the direct translation of the French phrase “L’Enfant Terrible”, an expression often used in the world of creative arts to describe the clever yet unconventional. passionate yet egotistical. A music and lounge bar, this bar is ideal for a night-cap and is easily one of the most deserved go-to spots in Jordan! With most prices under HKD100, dive in for a cool selection of sustainable cocktails and an impressive collection of rosês and gins.

What to wear to Terrible Baby:

A patterned shirt dress and a matching blue Versace shoulder bag! 

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208 Duecento Otto ($$$)

A casual rustic Italian restaurant with a refined menu of Italian classics, this place is not just a bar but also a full blown restaurant unlike the rest of our recommendations. For a taste of the Italians’ most famed wine list, look no further. Cocktails featuring Italian spirits are also a very tempting option. 

What to wear to 208 Duecento Otto:

A playful polka dot mini dress from Lover + Friends might be your best bet for a casual buzzy eatery like 208 Duecento Otto, pair with some Miu Miu hair clips to max out the cute factor and don’t forget our ‘Barbara’ heels by Rejina Pyo

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