Our wellness mantra is ‘everything in balance’ and that’s especially true when it comes to alcohol. Regardless of your wellness resolutions, it’s hard to deny how difficult it is to completely avoid the bar scene in Hong Kong without completely overhauling your corporate and social schedules. In lieu of going cold turkey on drinks, we’ve sourced some of the best healthy bars in Hong Kong for clean cocktails. From quality ingredients to low or no-alcohol options to sustainable practices, these are the feel-good bars that will make that work party or girls night out a little less sinful.
The Old Man
Awarded number one in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, The Old Man is an intimate speakeasy hidden down an alley off Aberdeen Street. Its small menu uses a variety of adventurous and unusual techniques to create magical drinks, including two cocktails using the alcohol-free distilled drink Seedlip for health-conscious drinkers; African Safari is our personal favourite.
Lower GF, 37-39 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central | 2703 1899
Stepping up its sustainability game, contemporary Cantonese restaurant and bar John Anthony has redoubled its efforts in the bar and kitchen to make its operations more eco-friendly. Serving up zero-waste cocktails, and are focusing on working with brands—spirit distilleries, beer brewers, and vineyards—that are sustainably responsible. The local Seven Brews 7 Seas Pilsner puts funds towards A Plastic Ocean, while the biodynamic wine collection is pesticides and additive-free.
Basement Level, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, HK | johnanthony.hk | 2898 3788 | [email protected]
The Eksotika Bar at the Hong Kong location of renowned Balinese beach club Potato Head is home to award-winning mixologist Dre Masso. Its selection of tropical mocktails and cocktails incorporates elements of locavorism, a sustainable movement which minimises food waste, and the menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients to maximise taste.
100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun | ptthead.com | 2858 6066
Please Don’t Tell (PDT)
The New York export and intimate speakeasy Please Don’t Tell in MO Bar serve up light bites and late-night eating, with luxe takes on foods like the popular Impossible burger and sugar-free mixers for spirits. Its carefully curated mocktail menu offers demure alcohol-free options that don’t feel like you’re missing out on any of the fun.
MO Bar, 15 Queen’s Road, Central | mandarinoriental.com | 2132 0110
For a drink with a view, don’t miss Hutong by Aqua Group, with sweeping views across both Victoria Harbour to the south and Kowloon to the north. Its TCM-inspired cocktails at the Moon Gate Bar fuses together ancient tradition, local flavours and creative mixology for delicious drinks with a healthy kick.
29F, One Peking, Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | aqua.com.hk | 3427 2288
See also: The Ultimate Wellness Guide To Hong Kong
Located on the 29th floor of the Hotel Madera in Jordan, the Horizonte Lounge has one of the best mocktail menus in town, full of fresh and fruity concoctions so non-drinkers don’t have to resign themselves to just soda—plus, the 360-degree panoramic views of Kowloon are incredible.
29F, 1 Cheong Lok Street, Yau Ma Tei | Facebook | 2121 9866