Cover Check out our guide to the best bars and restaurants to drink in Hong Kong this November (Photo: Courtesy of Savvy)

Welcome back to our monthly dining series where we share the latest drink events and happenings in Hong Kong

As one of Asia’s most exciting and diverse dining destinations, Hong Kong has long been known for its vibrant nightlife. From high-end rooftop bars to hidden speakeasies featuring delicious light bites and live music, our city has no shortage of drinking spots to grab a tipple.

And with the temperatures finally dropping, there’s no better time to soak up the cosy weather and enjoy a seasonal drink or two. Ahead, we’re listing the best places to drink in Hong Kong this November. Whether you’re looking for a cool new bar to spice up your weekend routine, or simply want to treat yourself to some indulgent dining experiences, there’s bound to be a place here that ticks the box.  

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Musubi Hiro

Known for its hearty Hawaii-style musubi (Japanese rice balls) offerings, Musubi Hiro is rolling out a new dining campaign, welcoming guests to enjoy a feast of modern izakaya fare paired with quality sake, cocktails and Japanese craft beer.

The event will start with participants spraying creative graffiti on the restaurant’s chairs and stools, and followed by a series of eating and drinking competitions. Winners will receive prizes including beer, sake, HK$1,000 dining vouchers for Musubi Hiro and its products, lifestyle goods from Seven Friday, Cuz Barber Ship vouchers, and many more.

Musubi Hiro’s event will take place on November 13, December 11, and next year on January 22 and February 19 (all Saturdays) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Find out more about the event on Musubi Hiro’s Instagram and official website.

Musubi Hiro, G/F, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 5597 6911; musubihiro.com 

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Talisker #SipSlurpShell

Who doesn’t love a good oyster-and-wine pairing? This season, the iconic single malt Scotch whiskey distillery is partnering with five restaurants across the city for its #SipSlurpShell campaign, where hungry diners will be able to enjoy fresh oysters handpicked by chefs from the partnered outlets and top-notch whiskies from the label that guarantees a memorable dining experience.

Partnering restaurants include Sunset Grill, Bostonian Seafood & Grill, Hugo’s, Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, as well as Porterhouse.

Talisker Whiskey’s #SlipSlurpShell promotion is available throughout November.  

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Ask for Alonzo

Ask for Alonzo’s new branch in Soho is another hip and trendy joint to hit in Hong Kong’s bustling dining scene this month. The focus here is on all-day Italian dining, where guests can feast on everything from weekend brunch and lunch menus featuring modern Italian dishes, to an indulgent dinner of roasted Italian suckling pig paired with pastas and desserts. There’s also a wide selection of lagers, Italian cocktails and house wines offered at wallet-friendly prices during happy hour.

On a side note, the team behind Ask for Alonzo has also made an announcement about their launch of a new restaurant group called Deadly Rabbits Concepts, meaning guests can look forward to more restaurant openings and dining events happening in the near future.

Ask For Alonzo, 18 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 8489 7847; askforalonzo.com

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Woobar

Woobar at W Hong Kong is pulling out all the stops this season with a series of drinks promotions that will delight those even with the most discerning palates.

Drink away the Monday blues with their new all-day happy hour menu and buy-one-get-one-free-offer, or treat yourself to some delicious after-work drinks and snacks at the "Sangria Mania Night" event happening on Tuesdays. The bar is also running a new “Way to Booze” event every Wednesday, where guests will be able to enjoy some mid-week tipples with delicious light bites. While on Thursdays and Fridays, “Wine-derlust” will feature an impressive selection of red, wine, rose and sparkling wines, with delicious cold cuts and cheeses to pair with your drink.

Find out more about Woobar’s new promotions here

Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station Hong Kong, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2889; w-hongkong.com/woobar

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Savvy

This Tsim Sha Tsui newcomer is another stylish bar and restaurant to put on your dining itinerary. Located within the Prince Hotel at Harbour City, Savvy is tastefully decorated with unique artworks, plush seating and plenty of elegant spaces to imbibe in. The 8,000-square-feet space consists of three zones—including a bar area, a lounge and a restaurant space where guests can enjoy an excellent mix of local and western cuisines.

Highlights of the drinks menu include the sherry oak barrel-aged cocktails with a choice of three wines including whisky, sake and fen chiew, and aged sherry; Pome and Plum which features salted plum cachaça and pomegranate juice for a refreshing taste; as well as Citrus Vibe that's made with a blend of Jose Cuervo silver tequila, grapefruit juice and hojicha liqueur. The bar also offers delicious light bites to elevate your drinking experience.

Savvy, GW3209A, Gateway Arcade / Level 3, Prince Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China +852 2113 6188; savvyhongkong.com

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Fuel Espresso x Moët Hennessy Diageo

Luxury coffee bar Fuel Espresso is partnering with Moët Hennessy Diageo to launch a limited-time cocktail to please both coffee enthusiasts and drinks lovers.

Combining Fuel Espresso’s signature blends of washed Arabica specialty beans with the wine and spirit label’s finest liquor, guests can look forward to four distinctive concoctions—including Fuel Martini, which marries Fuel Espresso's Dark Cuvée Caffè Espresso with Ketel One Vodka; Fuel T&T, flavoured with Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, tonic and Fuel Espresso’s Classic Cuvée Caffè Espresso; Double Happy with notes of spice anchored with Talisker 10-year-old single malt whisky and Fuel Espresso Dark Cuvée Caffè Espresso; and lastly, The Rhumba that offers a smooth combo of Ron Zacapa Centenario rum and Fuel Espresso Dark Cuvee Caffè Latte.

Fuel Espresso x Moët Hennessy Diageo’s special cocktails are available at all Hong Kong Fuel Espresso Bars, including ifc, Landmark Men, Landmark Chater, Pacific Place, One Taikoo Place, ICC and The Quayside. 

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Brooklyn Yakuza

Helmed by chef-entrepreneurs Arron Rhodes and Chris Grare, the brains behind Kinship and Smoke and Barrel, Brooklyn Yakuza is a new stylish spot that’s well deserving of a late-night visit.

Featuring a spacious cocktail lounge bar on the ground floor, and a late-night restaurant delivering tempting Japanese-American cuisine with an interactive sake bar, guests can expect nothing but impressive food and drinks offerings served in a convivial izakaya atmosphere.

Brooklyn Yakuza, 29 Wyndham Street, 29 LKF, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 1034; brooklynyakuzahk.com 

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