Hong Kong-West Kowloon
May 11, 2018
A hotel bar with a roof top to desire. Sugar might be located in the eastern reaches of Hong Kong island, where few visitors bother to venture, but the different view of the city it affords is the sweetener that’s worth the trip. Those coming for a sundowner will see the sun set behind the mountains and high-rises of Kowloon, while a look eastwards on a clear day can be rewarded with the conurbations and mountains of the eastern New Territories. Opposite this area populated by office buildings – that provides most of the clientele – is the harbour and the old Kai Tak airport, now a cruise ship terminal. The low-slung lounge furniture on the deck provide the best seats in the house for the killer views. Inside gives way to a sleeker, simply decorated bar where DJs often add some Balearic beats. Cocktails don’t get too complicated, with Mojito Reloaded the pick of the sundowners, sharing size Mai Tais and Sangrias perfect for those with the same taste. The East Side, a simple blend of Hendrick’s gin, lemon, mint and cucumber is one of the list’s best refreshers. When hunger strikes, pizzas, meat skewers and fries can come to the rescue, with some most substantial seafood options available.
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