People got themselves into quite a stir about the opening of this one, dedicated to the decadence, indulgence and excess of times gone by. Sound like fun? Stockton certainly lives up to the hype. You have to know where you’re going as the entrance - hidden down an alleyway - is not widely publicised. But that’s the whole point for a bar that's sneaking a bit of 1890s London into Hong Kong.

Once inside, the space is impressive both in size and décor with plenty of seating (all antiques were sourced from a Parisian flea market). Dimly lit with leather sofas and more intimate booths lining the walls, this is somewhere to seriously kick back and relax. They call themselves a hidden whiskey bar, but the highly skilled barmen will rustle up anything that takes your fancy.

The cocktail list is an epic homage to great writers of our time, and the drinks are as creative as the authors they're named after. Make ours a Hunter S .Thompson - who wouldn't want a concoction containing whisky, rum, Guinness, Turkish coffee and pistachio? Hey, he seemed to know how to have a good time after all. The snacks are also epic – big up the Scotch eggs in particular.

NB. Check out the disabled loo – the one-way mirror can lead to all sorts of surprises.

By Hannah Grace Lodge


32 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2565 5268


Monday 18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 02:00
Thursday 18:00 - 04:00
Friday 18:00 - 04:00
Saturday 18:00 - 04:00
Sunday closed



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