OPEN BAR

HK Magazine - - NIGHTLIFE -

The buzz: The city’s new­est rooftop bar has been the talk of the town be­fore it even opened, thanks to its panoramic view—and its handsome bar­tenders.

The dé­cor: This out­door ter­race bar is nes­tled on the ho­tel’s 27th floor, ex­ud­ing a fu­tur­is­tic aura set against the glit­tery sky­line of Vic­to­ria Har­bour. The bar area, which looks like a pair of glow­ing bass clefs from above, is equipped with a re­tractable canopy so the party can carry on rain or shine. DJs spin tunes ev­ery night here be­hind the sleek il­lu­mi­nated decks.

Be­fore we delve into the drinks, let’s talk about the names: they some­how man­age to tie in with the fla­vors in the most whim­si­cal ways. Be­fore we even sipped on Sfu­mato ($120)—the Ital­ian for “smoke”—we got a nose­ful of a charred aroma from a shell on the glass rim, stuffed with singed berry leaves. With home­made berry syrup and grape­fruit tonic, this is a great mez­cal-based aper­i­tivo with a tart cit­rusy fin­ish. A Kind of Pink ($110) oozes fem­i­nin­ity top-to-bot­tom, from the or­ange peel dain­tily bal­anced on the rim and the pink pep­per­corn

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