PDT Hong Kong (Please Don't Tell) PDT Hong Kong (Please Don't Tell)


PDT Hong Kong (Please Don't Tell)
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World's Best Bar

Hong Kong-Central

  • Hotel
  • Night Out
  • Chill Out
  • Late night Drinking
  • Great food
4.67 / 5 3 / 5

Apr 06, 2020

The Hong Kong outpost of the iconic New York bar is one of the city’s best secret spots.

Just like at the original New York City speakeasy, PDT Hong Kong’s entrance is concealed behind a vintage phone booth, this time on the mezzanine level of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar. This classic cocktail bar within a hotel bar is a chic and intimate hidden gem, perfect for your next date or after work drink with a small group of friends. The contemporary and exquisitely designed venue only accommodates 25 guests, so we highly recommend you reserve a booth.

Like in the original location, the brick walls are decorated with quirky taxidermy and the vaulted ceiling is bedecked with glossy wooden panels in a herringbone pattern. Combined with the clever custom-designed lighting, the angular booths and diagonal floor boards alternating between lighter and darker shades of wood add to the impression of a larger space. At its center, the gorgeous, polished copper bar becomes the focal point of the room – and rightly so.

This is an international bar with a definite Hong Kong flair, from the venue’s relaxed vibe right down to the contents in your glass. The drinks menu features classics from the original East Village location, but the main draw are the new creations made especially for PDT Hong Kong, developed by renowned mixologists Jim Meehan and Jeff Bell and expertly prepared by head bartender Kervin Urido. Fusing world-class mixology techniques with selected local ingredients, these original craft cocktails have become an instant hit. A must-try is the Big Fan, a nod to the Mandarin Oriental’s iconic logo made with Avión Blanco tequila, fresh lime, pink peppercorn syrup, guava puree, and locally brewed Moonzen Fujian radler, decorated with a fan-shaped pomelo slice.

To soak it all up, the bar offers some comforting and seriously addictive American food with an Asian twist, designed by two Michelin-starred chef Richard Ekkebus. Try one of his signature fusion hot dogs with a side of the insanely good Takoyaki Tots, which are okonomiyaki-style tater tots drizzled with Kewpie mayo and Takoyaki sauce and topped with shredded nori, bonito and scallions