Beer Bars in Hong Kong
(For the other 364 days of the year)
A list of kick-ass craft beer bars in Hong Kong, as well as where to find craft beer online. Please keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list of every bar or restaurant that has a microbrew on its menu. Have we missed someone? Let us know - email@example.com
Hong Kong Beer Co. (Unit 5A, Ground Floor
Wah Shing Centre, 5 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, 2580 2360) - One of the first craft breweries in Asia, it was recently relaunched and rebranded, with an all-new lineup of beers, headed by American brewmaster Simon Pesch.
Moonzen Brewery (704 Sing Win Building, 15-17 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong) - A nanobrewery run by a husband and wife team, making 100% natural, unpasturized or filtered craft beer. Check their website or Facebook page for events and where you can find their beers.
Young Master Ales (Units 407-9, Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok Street, Ap Lei Chau) - Fresh, quality ales brewed using the highest quality ingredients, with a selection of year-round, seasonal, and one-off special editions. Check their website or Facebook for brewery open-house dates!
Craftissimo (Peninsula Centre, Shop 166 (Opposite HSBC), 1st floor, TST East, 6274 3130) - A fully stocked bottle shop in TST East that includes a great selection of hard to find Italian craft beers the import themselves.
Eastside Tavern (68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2367 8770) - American style sports bar in TST East with about 20 craft beers on offer.
Grand Central Bar & Grill (Civic Square, Elements Mall, West Kowloon, 2736 4888) - A comfortable, casual American-style bar & grill with a bunch of craft beers in bottle and on tap.
Showbiz (Shop G9, No.8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2722 0050) - A bar in TST with craft beers such as Westons Beer, plus darts machines and beer pong.
The Ale Project (TAP) (15 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok) - Finally, a craft beer spot in Mong Kok! Tucked on a quiet (relatively) street, expect around 18 craft beers on tap.
The Bottle Shop (GF, 114 Man Nin Street,
Sai Kung, N.T., 2791 1600) - Live in Sai Kung? It's your lucky day! Now open, a takeaway beer shop in Sai Kung from the team that brought you The Bottle Shop online. Huge selection.
Central & Western District
agnès b. LE PAIN GRILLÉ (8-10 Gough Street, Central, 2563 9393) - A cozy cafe tucked away on quaint Gough Street that stocks a selection of obscure French beers.
Awakening Cafe (6 Ying Wa Terrace, 52 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2858 0005) - An American style cafe/diner with a bunch of American craft beer bottles available.
Blue Butcher (108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2613 9286) - Industrial chic restaurant and bar with two taps dedicated to Rogue on draft, as well as some American craft beer bottles.
Craft Brew & Co (17 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2885 0821) - Cool little taproom in SoHo with over 15 craft beers on tap to go with its selection of bottles, and a menu of homemade sausages.
HK Brewcraft (4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central, 5925 2739) - Learn to brew your own beer! Buy brewing kits and ingredients! Plus they have over 200 beers available for takeaway. Sweet.
Hong Kong Brew House (21 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2522 5559) - Part of the El Grande group of bars (Hop House, Slim's, etc), their focus is on Belgian, British and American beers. Check out their website for the full list of establishments.
McSorleys Ale House (55, Elgin street, Soho, Hong Kong) - Located right in the middle of Soho, and named after New York City's historic Old McScorley's Ale House. Check out McSorleys's own branded ale, a beer brewed to their specifications only available in-house.
Rockabilly (12 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2869 0099) - Enjoy craft beer and sliders in the heart of LKF at this urban-chic bar inspired by tattoo parlours and abandoned auto shops.
SIPS (G/F, Island Crest, 8 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2547 3000) - From the folks behind The Beer Bay, an extensive bottle shop with a focus on UK bottles located in Sai Ying Pun.
Soho Wines and Spirits (49 Elgin Street,
Soho, Central, 2525 0316) - A selection of craft beer bottles are available along with wines and liquors at this shop located right along the Soho escalator. They also have a shop in Sai Ying Pun, at 62 Centre Street (2548 0211).
The Beer Bay (Central Ferry, adjacent to IFC, Pier 3, 3481 7290) - They import their own wide selection of British beers. More a beer stall with outdoor bar tables than an actual bar, it's perfect if you're looking for a hard to find British bottle, or you've just missed your ferry.
The Globe (45 Graham St, Central, 2543 1941) - British gastropub and the original craft beer bar in Hong Kong. They've got a massive selection of beers and ciders from all around the world. As a side note, the weekday set lunch menu changes weekly and is fantastic.
The Roundhouse Taproom (62 Peel Street, Central, 2366 4880) - Over 20 craft beers on tap at this cozy little bar in Soho, the successor to the original Roundhouse in TST. They've also got some rockin' BBQ.
Tipping Point Brewing Co (79 Wyndham Street, Central, 2868 2892) - Hong Kong's very first brew pub, in the heart of Central! Brewing their own innovative and experimental beers in-house (think: pale ale with ginseng and kumquats), you can see the fermentation tanks right next to the bar. They also have a selection of craft beers available on tap and in bottle.
Frites (Shop 6, 1/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2877 2422) - A Belgian restaurant and bar with many different Belgian beers available. They've also got a location in Quarry Bay.
Hop House (1/F, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 3100 0545) - Part of the El Grande group (see Hong Kong Brew House), with a focus on Belgian, British and American beers.
Trafalgar (5/F, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, 2110 1535) - A British pub with a wide selection of British beers that they import themselves. They've also got a great (and challenging) quiz night every Tuesday.
Causeway Bay & Happy Valley
Dickens Bar (B/F, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2837 6782) - A spacious British pub located in the basement of The Excelsior hotel with a wide array of craft beer from around the world, including a new guest tap that featured Nøgne Ø from Norway last time we were there.
Happy Valley Bar and Grill (38 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, 2250 5722) - Part of the El Grande group (see Hong Kong Brew House), with a focus on Belgian, British and American beers.
Ruggers (6 You Wa Street, Causeway Bay, 2777 7638) - A cozy rugby themed bar, with a wide selection of Belgian beers, located near Times Square mall.
Stone's (1-9 Lin Fa Street West, Tai Hang, 2570 6858) - Nestled in an alley in the uber-cool Tai Hang neighborhood, Stone's has four taps dedicated to craft beers as well as a selection of bottles.
Online & Others
AmeriCraft Imports (http://americraftimports.com) - Importers and distributors of American craft beer. You can order online and they also have beer clubs, where you get a mix-case delivered to your door every month. Great for gifts!
BeerHound (http://www.beerhound.com.hk/) - An online bottle shop with an extensive selection of beers and ciders.
Beers R Us (http://www.beersrus.hk/) - Online shop from the American craft beer importer, with breweries like 10 Barrel and Worthy Brewing.
BestBev HK (http://www.bestbevhk.com/) - The online shop from BestBev, a new group importing craft beers and ciders from around the world, including Matso's from Australia.
City Super (http://www.citysuper.com.hk) - Supermarket with the best selection of craft beer in the city. Locations all around town.
Hop Leaf (http://hopleaf.hk) - Importers and distributors of American, Japanese and Danish craft beer. Online orders and delivery, and they have beer clubs as well, where you get a mix-case delivered monthly. Once again, great gift idea!
The Beer Bay (http://www.thebeerbay.com.hk) - All the beer at their shop in Central, available online!
The Bottle Shop (http://thebottleshop.hk/shop/) - One stop shop featuring beer from many of the craft beer importers in Hong Kong. They've also got beer club memberships!
wine 'n' things (http://winenthingshk.com) - Importers and distributors of craft beers from New Zealand and Australia.