Kerry Hotel Focus
Since opening, Red Sugar has become the discerning destination for imbibing with a view, and for taking in a side of Hong Kong not so commonly seen. The bar, located on the 7th floor of Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom, is set a world apart from the frenetic energy of the city centre, and has also been the host of unique experiences such as T.Dining’s Battle of the Bartenders showdown, featuring several of Hong Kong’s top mixologists paying homage to the flavours of Hong Kong.
This respect for local culture is played out in the design of the space, envisioned by acclaimed architect Andre Fu. Incorporating elements of Hong Kong nostalgia via metal shutters and custom-made bronze scaffolding that forms the bar shelves, Fu has crafted a modern take on a Hong Kong bar and restaurant. Upon entering, guests will be lured by the rich glow of red and green neon installation by local artist Adrian Wong, which reflects off the smooth wooden flooring. Another Wong installation awaits on the expansive outdoor terrace—an arrangement of barbershop swirls that any Hongkonger will recognise immediately.
It is this terrace that has captured the imaginations of locals and travellers alike, with its spacious deck and thoughtful arrangement of greenery that softens the urban backdrop, creating a loft garden vibe that can be enjoyed no matter what time of day—though drinks at sunset, at this particular bar, is an unmissable experience. In the darkness of evening, guests can enjoy the ocean breeze on the terrace or retire to the softly-lit bar area indoors, where creative mixology courtesy of both in-house and guest bartenders keep the menu fresh with weekly changing menus. Like the surroundings, the drink selection is heavily influenced by Kerry Hotel’s locale, with whimsical elements such as lai see packets might be included in the presentation of the cocktails.