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A beer drinkers guide to the Hong Kong Island

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Hong Kong used to be a desert for interesting beer. That's changed in the last couple of years and you no longer need to subject yourself to a diet of watery Carlsberg in Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong. Hong Kong has a small but growing number of brewers and there some great places to enjoy some great beer.

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  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

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7 Places

Tipping Point Brewing Co.

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Pizzeria Jacomax

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The Blackstar Kitchen & Cocktails

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Cochrane's Bar & Grill

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The Roundhouse - Taproom

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Craft Brew & Co. Soho

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The Globe

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    Tipping Point Brewing Co.
    Restaurants (Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Fusion)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    Tipping Point brews its own beers on the premises, as well serving an eclectic range of beers on tap and in the bottle. The brewmaster, Troy, is a hard working, friendly chap. He was cleaning the lines when we were there, which is a good sign. The food is excellent.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Great place for lunch. Also shows some sport in the evenings
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Nice Beer Selection 14/09/2017
    • Fairly average food , but the bear is great ! 25/08/2017
    • Tipping Point Brewing Co.
    Address:
    G/F, 79 Wyndham Street, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2868 2892
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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    Pizzeria Jacomax
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    Sheung Wan isn't known for its bar scene, but Jacomax and its neighbour - Blackstar - make it worth the trip. Jacomax does a solid range of beers in the bottle ranging from blondes to stouts and everything in between. For mine, the pizzas are only OK, but it is a relaxing place for a beer and a chat.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Travel by MTR.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #858 of 9,266 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • 水準以上的Pizza 12/02/2018
    • A Pleasant Alternative to Paisano's 10/01/2018
    • Pizzeria Jacomax
    Address:
    shop c,88 Commercial Building, 38-42 Wing lok Street, Sheungwan
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2851 4688
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$30
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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    The Blackstar Kitchen & Cocktails
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub)
    bladdamasta Says:

    Across the road from Jacomax, Blackstar is probably more for cocktail lovers than beer lovers - but they serve a range of 961 beers from Lebanon, including the herbaceous Lebanese Pale Ale (or LPA). Classy and quiet and good for people watching if you face the street.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Get there by the MTR
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4,792 of 9,266 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • Really nice place for a relaxing drink 07/04/2017
    • Yum Yum Oink Oink 22/05/2015
    Address:
    No.81 Wing Lok Sttreet
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2399 0207
    Other:
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    Cochrane's Bar & Grill
    Restaurants (British)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    This is a typical mid-levels, LKF style boozer - but don't let that put you off. They have a range of bottled beers that's sure to have one that you haven't had. It's grungy as they come with a "feature" being peanut shells on the floor and the constant presence of pigeons roaming between tables. I've never eaten at Cochranes, but it is typical expat fare. Another great pub for people watching.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Easy to reach and hard to leave 25/02/2017
    • Friendly service but.... 19/03/2016
    • Cochrane's Bar & Grill
    Address:
    No.46 Cochrane Street
    Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2849 4222
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    The Roundhouse - Taproom
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub, Barbecue)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    Officially my favourite HK bar. Easily the best range of taps in HK. At least 20 taps. A great supporter of Young Masters Ales - HK's best brewer. They do some fine US style food as well. Up the top of Peel Street, just below Caine Street. Because it isn't a thoroughfare, there's no finer place to drink on the street than the Roundhouse. There's

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Great on a warm dry evening on the street.
    From the community
    Ranked #1,115 of 9,266 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • Avoid - No price list available for draft craft beers 04/08/2018
    • Craft beer 04/06/2018
    • The Roundhouse - Taproom
    Address:
    No.62 Peel Street, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2366 4880
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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    Craft Brew & Co. Soho
    Restaurants (Barbecue)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    A relative newcomer to the HK beer scene. So new that they aren't even registered as a brewer on Untappd (until now!). Hopefully the roadworks out the front stop soon. They brew their own beer as well as serving a solid range of other craft beers on tap and in the bottle. Tight place on a corner and great for watching large trucks make the impossible turn.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,401 of 9,266 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • Definitely not worthy 13/08/2018
    • Handcraft an microbrewery beers at Craft Brew & Co in Soho 19/05/2018
    • Craft Brew & Co. Soho
    Address:
    17 Old Bailey Street
    Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2885 0821
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
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    The Globe
    Restaurants (Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary)
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    bladdamasta Says:

    Regarded by many as Hong Kong's pre-eminent craft beer venue. They've always got something that you haven't had on the menu. Great place for food. Range of seating options including the highest bar stools I've ever climbed up.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Can get really noisy
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 9,266 restaurants in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good gastro pub in Central. 14/08/2018
    • Plenty of Draft Beers 06/08/2018
    • The Globe
    Address:
    Garley Building
    45-53 Graham Street, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2543 1941
    Hours:
    Sun - Tue
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Wed - Thu
    10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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