Whisky & Words
Whisky & Words
5
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
A library-themed speakeasy steps from nearby PMQ and in the heart of SoHo, Hong Kong. Boasting a collection of 400+ Whiskies sourced globally and an award-winning cocktails. A cozy & intimate space perfect for dates, cocktail making workshops, whisky tasting classes, corporate events and happy hour.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 4 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 8 min walk
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  • Fintechrabbit
    Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great unique cocktails, friendly manager
    As a bit of a home (but certified) mixologist myself, this bar was a real find. The manager, Deven, is both sociable and knowledgeable. As someone who travels the world to hit bars, the quality of the drinks here did not disappoint. It's not one of those bars which do the same-o range of drinks (although they can) but they have their own house cocktails which are more than deserving. They also do take outs of their cocktails so if you want to take home a 500ml bottle of a cocktail they can make it happen (I am making it so). Will certainly make another trip here the next time I hit HK.
    We appreciate the thorough and kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your compliments have been passed onto our manager, Deven. We do look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Hong Kong. Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Eddie Choy
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to enjoy whisky and cocktails
    I visited HK again this year since 2018, and I came back to Whisky & Words again. My friends and I enjoyed it very much the last time. It's definitely a nice place to catch up with old friends and enjoy a few glasses of good whisky, and I must say they do have a good collection. The music and decor makes it such a nice vibe. I was also surprised with their creativities with their cocktails that my friends had. This is definitely one of my must go to places whenever I visit HK again.
    It has certainly been a while and we're delighted to serve you again. We look forward to serving you and everyone for many years to come. Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Traveler19732443317
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect night out with friends
    Energetic and fun bar with an excellent selection of whiskies and cocktails. The environment is perfect to relax with friends and enjoy a few drinks. The music complements the atmosphere of this location well. The staff is friendly responsive and knowledgeable about the different whiskey and drinks they serve. Would highly recommend whiskey and cocktail lovers to check out this location.
    Thank you for the lovely review and we have passed on your kind message to our team. We hope you will join us again as our whisky collection continues to grow. Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Shathiysh A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem of a cocktail bar with excellent service
    Great underrated hidden gem of a bar if you’re looking for good cocktails, whiskey or conversation. Great cocktails, even better service. Pratap and Lee’s service was excellent, this is a place you would definitely revisit if you spend an evening here. Initially came across this place when Coa (across the street) was full and discovered this hidden gem which I can’t recommend enough.
    Thank you for visiting us and our vibrant street with some of Hong Kong's best eateries & bars. It was an absolute pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 February 2024
  • Lesley C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whisked Away at Whisky & Words!
    Had the best time at Whisky & Words and can't recommend it enough. Can't stop thinking about their "lost in translation" cocktail...so unique and very tasty. They also have the best whisky collection, the service was great (and fun!), and the bar looked very cool. Will def be back!
    We appreciate the lovely review and our Lost in Translation is a favourite with regulars and must try for first time visitors. We hope to serve you again soon! Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Michael L
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem for whisky and cocktail lovers
    Excellent hidden gem in the middle of the city, lovely cocktails and superb company. A ‘must go’ for those keen for whisky, given the wide selection available. Amateurs can also benefit from the professional advice of the team at W&W. Highly recommended !
    Thank you TheSilentWitness for the glowing review. Our team continues to strive during every service to create and hospitable atmosphere whilst serving delicious cocktails and introducing our 400+ whisky collection. We certainly look forward to serving you again in the future. Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Amy S T
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibes, great cocktails
    I was here a few years back, enjoyed it then and even more now! Went with 3 friends after dinner. Had great fun! The staff is so fun and friendly. I asked for a surprise cocktail and boy, was it ever yummy! We had lots of have! Will come back again before leaving HK for sure! Local gem!
    Thank you Amy for the lovely review and being a repeat customer. We look forward to serving you and your guests for many years to come! Whisky & Words
    Written 16 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 March 2024
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Fintechrabbit
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
As a bit of a home (but certified) mixologist myself, this bar was a real find. The manager, Deven, is both sociable and knowledgeable.

As someone who travels the world to hit bars, the quality of the drinks here did not disappoint. It's not one of those bars which do the same-o range of drinks (although they can) but they have their own house cocktails which are more than deserving.

They also do take outs of their cocktails so if you want to take home a 500ml bottle of a cocktail they can make it happen (I am making it so). Will certainly make another trip here the next time I hit HK.
Written 26 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We appreciate the thorough and kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your compliments have been passed onto our manager, Deven. We do look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Hong Kong. Whisky & Words
Written 17 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

770nel
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Hong Kong nightlife doesn't really have that many places that play hip hop music. They also have great drinks and knowledgeable bartenders. The place is a little small but great for one on one dates. Can't wait for this bar to reopen again.
Written 23 April 2020
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Thank you again for the kind review and feedback. We always have a good time with our guests and our hip hop playlist continues to evolve. We now look forward to normal operating hours open Tue-Sun from 5pm till 12am (extended till 1am from Thur-Sat). Look forward to having you again with our new cocktails launched Q4 of 2022.
Written 4 December 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lesley C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Had the best time at Whisky & Words and can't recommend it enough. Can't stop thinking about their "lost in translation" cocktail...so unique and very tasty. They also have the best whisky collection, the service was great (and fun!), and the bar looked very cool. Will def be back!
Written 24 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We appreciate the lovely review and our Lost in Translation is a favourite with regulars and must try for first time visitors. We hope to serve you again soon! Whisky & Words
Written 17 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eddie Choy
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I visited HK again this year since 2018, and I came back to Whisky & Words again. My friends and I enjoyed it very much the last time. It's definitely a nice place to catch up with old friends and enjoy a few glasses of good whisky, and I must say they do have a good collection. The music and decor makes it such a nice vibe. I was also surprised with their creativities with their cocktails that my friends had. This is definitely one of my must go to places whenever I visit HK again.
Written 22 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
It has certainly been a while and we're delighted to serve you again. We look forward to serving you and everyone for many years to come. Whisky & Words
Written 17 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael L
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent hidden gem in the middle of the city, lovely cocktails and superb company. A ‘must go’ for those keen for whisky, given the wide selection available. Amateurs can also benefit from the professional advice of the team at W&W. Highly recommended !
Written 25 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you TheSilentWitness for the glowing review. Our team continues to strive during every service to create and hospitable atmosphere whilst serving delicious cocktails and introducing our 400+ whisky collection. We certainly look forward to serving you again in the future. Whisky & Words
Written 17 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy S T
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I was here a few years back, enjoyed it then and even more now! Went with 3 friends after dinner. Had great fun! The staff is so fun and friendly. I asked for a surprise cocktail and boy, was it ever yummy! We had lots of have! Will come back again before leaving HK for sure! Local gem!
Written 3 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you Amy for the lovely review and being a repeat customer. We look forward to serving you and your guests for many years to come! Whisky & Words
Written 17 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J Steiner
Hong Kong, China195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
Great value and huge selection of scotch in Sheung Wan. Be careful, you could be there all day. Cheers!
Written 14 September 2020
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Thank you for the review and we hope to have you back at our whisky speakeasy as we return to normal operating hours.
Written 4 December 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hitchin T
Hong Kong, China113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
As a whiskey lover, this place is phenomenal. The variety is insane and full of character. Definitely coming back with some friends 🥰
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We appreciate your review of our speakeasy. We will continue to grow our selection whilst offering the great hospitality and knowledge of whisky to share our passion with you. Hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again as we return to normal operating hours and have a new offering of cocktails as well.
Written 4 December 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sunilsadhwani
Hong Kong, China202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited one evening whilst waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. The host was extremely knowledgeable and guided us thru the variety on offer, which was considerable. I opted for an old fashioned which came with whisky infused with coffee beans for 24 hours. A lovely twist! My wife opted for a gin based drink called the Detox. Also lovely. We will be definitely visiting again soon. The ambiance was calm and relaxing, the service was attentive yet unobtrusive.
Written 2 July 2019
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Thanks sunilsadhwani for your review! Glad you and your wife appreciated our whisky & gin cocktails. Would love to welcome you again soon to introduce more about the secrets behind our whiskies!
Written 4 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diona_is
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
The ambience of the whisky bar is great and they have a good selection of whisky and delicious cocktails. Staff are very friendly. It’s a good place for a group of friends hanging out and also a quiet drink or two. Highly recommended!
Written 21 January 2019
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Thanks donnal606 for your review! Glad you appreciated our whisky selection and service. Would love to welcome you again soon to introduce more about the secrets behind our whiskies!
Written 27 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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