Monday, August 18, 2008

Cool Bars

Hong Kong has some really cool bars. They probably shouldn't be called bars but cocktail lounges. Hong Kong has its share of smoky dives where you can get a cheap beer, but I am talking here about sophisticated places with famous decorators and expensive and extensive cocktail menus. Last week, my colleague and I went to one of the newest ones located on top of a building right in Central. It is smack in the middle of all the corporate offices and has a good view. You can look into the neighboring office buildings and feel sorry for those unlucky ones still slaving at their desks. This place also has a restaurant, but the reviews have been lousy. Everyone seems to go just to hang out on the roof deck for some drinks. We both ordered a pint of beer. Our two beers plus service charge came to HK$198 which is over US$25. Well, I guess this level of sophistication comes at a price. Not everything is cheap in China.

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