Burgers and Craft Beer at Vibes Sometimes nothing beats a juicy burger and a beer: paired with the chilled alfresco lounge setting at vibes, your weekday afterwork plans are sorted. Order a set from the new burger menu (from $178, including the Takayama Hida Beef burger, with premium beef from Gifu prefecture), which comes with fries, two dressings and a bottle of Hong Kong-brewed craft beer. Get a second bottle for 50 percent off. Mondays-Thursdays, 6-9pm. Vibes, 5/F, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim
Sha Tsui. Barcelona-chic bar The Optimist jumps on the Halloween bandwagon with its newest Arabian Nights cocktail, inspired by none other than Aladdin, the bar manager’s favorite Disney cartoon. The drink takes the form of a “magic lamp” complete with smoke pouring from the spout, while the cocktail itself is based around Yzaguirre red vermouth laced with a pinch of burnt rosemary and hot pepper sauce.
Oct 24-31. The Optimist Bar, G-2/F,
239 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, 2433-3324. facebook.com/theoptimisthk Yellow is the new black this Halloween— Veuve Clicquot is teaming up with The
World of Tim Burton (runs from Nov 5, 2016-Jan 23, 2017) to showcase the gothic works of the visionary film director who has brought to life quirky characters like Edward Scissorhands and Willy Wonka. Ahead of the exhibition, Veuve Clicquot will be painting the town in their signature shade of yellow with Yelloween parties at chic spots around town. More details to be announced here: facebook.com/VeuveClicquot.HK. Oct 28-29, at various locations including Dragon-i, Tazmania Ballroom, Bungalow, Flint at the JW Marriot and ToTT’s at the Excelsior. If barrel fermented wines sound passé, what about a clay pot brew? Italian cocktail supremo and founder of his own brand of Vermouths, Giancarlo Mancino has designed a new bar menu for the Michelinstarred ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge. Storing his new cocktails in four-liter Italian clay pots for over a week before bottling, he sorts the drinks into “Stirred,” “Shaken” and “Built” according to the way they are served. The collection consists of nine cocktails, including the revamped classic ONegroni #2, with Rinomato Aperitivo, gin, Mancino’s very own Vermouth Rosso Amaranto and an extra hit of cold-brewed coffee. On Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 28-29/F, 18 On Lan St., Central, ontop.hk. $140 a glass; $980 a bottle. Beerliner German Bar and
Restaurant Oktoberfest 2016
The thoughtful folks at Beerliner are offering authentic German grub paired with three exclusive brews from Munich’s HackerPschorr brewery—try the weisse beer’s faint bitter note and banana sweetness, which draws out the roasted aromas of the signature roasted suckling pig. If you’re looking for a full German culinary experience, go for the Oktoberfest Platter ($248)—
Pork fillet wrapped in crispy pork belly, slathered in a dark beer sauce. Through
Oct 31. Beerliner, various locations including Shop 05, 13/F, Langham Place,
Mong Kok, 2972-0078, beerliner.com.hk.
Halloween Special: The Optimist’s Arabian Nights Cocktail
Clay Pot Cocktails at ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge