Hong Kong-West Kowloon
May 11, 2018
Woo Bar likes things lively. From summer pool parties to regular theme nights, this is a hotel bar that packs a bigger punch than most. In keeping with the hotel chain’s brassy branding, understated it is not. A fragmented mirror wall above the bar and floor to (very high) ceiling windows add a great sense of space and style, plus some spiffing views over Hong Kong harbour. The mod furniture, all curved and colourful, gets cleared away for nights when DJs turn things up and give the place a club-life makeover. But during the day or a low-key evening it remains a comfy set-up to order a choice cocktail or two. Modernity rules one section with hits such as gin and yozu based Asian Lady and the Scottish Nightcap that mixes single malt with crème de cacao and peppermint liqueur. Those with more classical tastes can take their pick from the vintage section that serves up Hemingway Daiquiris and Moscow Mules among others. A large selection of bar bites, from platters to nachos, are available with bigger options such as gourmet burgers and pasta dishes on hand for bigger appetites. And for people that like convenience, thanks to Hong Kong’s efficient transport system and the W Hotel’s place atop Elements shopping centre, it’s even possible to go straight from the airport and enter the Woo without setting foot outside.