Grand Central Bar & Grill
Sports bar. Shop R001, Civic Square, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Rd. West, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3650-3333.
At first glance, Grand Central Bar & Grill could be any old sports pub—cheap beers and fatty bar food with a 90s hit playlist… but generous American-size portions, well-executed flavors and a stylish two-story space make this pub a dining destination in and of itself.
HIT A decent plate of nachos can be hard to come by in this city, but the version at Grand Central instantly curbed our cravings ($128): stretchy, melty cheddar cheese clinging to crispy tortilla chips, with homemade guac, pico de gallo and smoked chicken slices for extra meatiness. The buffalo wings ($134) were likewise fantastic—deep-fried flavor bombs doused in the addictive duo of hot sauce and butter. To top off the calorific meal, we dug into a chocolate lava cake ($82), which was baked in a cast iron skillet to contain the molten chocolate. With a giant scoop of ice cream melting through the cracks, this was a worthwhile indulgence.
MISS While the IPA beers were solid, the lychee martini had that sickly-sweet taste of Blue Curacao—only acceptable at frats and neon-themed bachelorette parties.
BOTTOM LINE Fatty bar foods at generous portions and wallet-friendly prices, in a clean and comfortable environment. Open Mon-Fri noon-midnight; Sat-Sun 11am-midnight. $$