As of lately I've been doing a lot of bar hopping, rediscovering Hong Kong, but one of my favourites is Nocturne, recommended by my good friend Kai Ching. Nocturne hasn't been open for long but it's already attracting a crowd who appreciates fine wines and whiskey/whisky's. With it's Japanese hidden bar concept and beautiful cellar upstairs, it sure attracts a full booking on many days. Best reserve a table if you plan on having more than 4+ people at least 2 hours ahead.
As a wine lover, I have fallen in love, and as a growing whisky drinker, it has given unlimited choices on international/Japanese blended and single malt's.
Formosa - Flavour of the night: Pineapple sorbet champagne
Persephona - Berries sorbet Champagne
Ichirio Malt - Chichibu: The peated
The experienced staff are always consistent with their drinks. If you're looking for a cocktail, ask them to whip you up their drink of the day. For sweet drinks their Formosa and Persephona, both frozen sorbet champagne cocktails are delicious with fresh juices.
I love their wine selection as they have daily specials. Its vast range includes French selections to Japanese white wines, which is rare in HK! I have photos of the cellar upstairs but I'll leave the mystery to you since it's definitely something to check out, just sayin'.
The whiskey/whisky selection is wide in variety. Though I appreciate many different type of malts, I'm more of a peated kind of girl like Laphroaig in mind, but I decided to go with something cleaner and neater to the buds.
I think I've been here at least 7-8 times within this month of January-February and I'm definitely becoming a regular as Carlos recognizes me by now! Its a rather intimate setting and a place to keep to yourself as it has limited amount of seats, but I'm not one to withhold a worthy bar to go to. While you pay a grand price of drinking out in HK on average $300 - $500 HKD for a 2-3 drinks, you may not always get quality like Nocturne at the same price. Nor will you get the relaxing jazz filled environment.
If you ever go, you'll see me there on the weekends without doubt..