OPEN BAR

HK Magazine - - NIGHTLIFE -

The sis­ter bar to the orig­i­nal The Beach Club in Kuala Lumpur brings the beaches of Malaysia to Hong Kong—white sands, kitschy beach bar vibes and all.

Green light­ing, beachy clap­board and bam­boo walls adorn the open-air venue. But the most in­ter­est­ing fea­ture is at the bar it­self: Above it, baby sharks lurk within the mini aquar­ium, and work­ing with the Hong

Kong Shark Foun­da­tion they’re fos­tered here be­fore be­ing re­leased back into the wild when they’re big­ger. The bar coun­ters are glass cases, and un­der your drinks is a quirky sandy beach dis­play with plenty of com­mon sea­side de­tri­tus: from seashells to plas­tic toys and even used con­dom wrap­pers.

It’s Knutsford, so you’ll find your share of generic Carls­bergs and Kro­nen­bourgs, plus a sim­ple, trop­i­cal-themed cock­tail list to round out the menu. Beach Club Café’s got a twist on the Mo­jito which blends its mint leaves for a smooth, bright green cool­ing bev­er­age, though we’re not sure that ex­tra step jus­ti­fies its price up­grade to $120 for a clas­sic drink.

The Spicy Pina Co­lada ($118) tasted like a more nu­anced ver­sion of the va­ca­tion cock­tail, with the ad­di­tion of spice nicely ton­ing down the

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