Mar 20, 2008|
Escape from the din of SoHo by stepping into Barco, a cozy spot where you won’t have to yell to be heard. Past the cozy bar is a relaxed, wood paneled corner with comfy retro couches and cushions that resemble a comfortable den. Fancy a board game or two? Kick back with a Hoegaarden or lychee daiquiri and kick your friend’s ass at backgammon. For a quiet moment, step out into the little alfresco area at the back with a chilled house white and a game of Scrabble. Happy Hours are 4pm-8pm every day at this laidback lounge.
42 Staunton St., Central, 2857-4478
Enter the alleyway from below Staunton (mind the puddles and the roaches in summer), punch in the door code and enter the hippest private bar in town. Once the gate opens for you, an outdoor passage leads you into a hushed and opulent space with high ceilings, warm red couches and a wall-length mirror that enlarges doubles the size of the cozy space. They have stylish wine coolers like their Italian Perfume (Amaretto, chilled white and Italian brandy) and American Lemonade (chilled red, lemon juice, syrup and mineral water).
B/F, 37 Staunton St., Central, 2526-6766
Escape from the crowded insanity of Lan Kwai Fong by taking a trip to The Annexx. This restaurant and wine bar has a lovely balcony where you can sit and sip vino with the crowd below, which is barely audible through the ingenious green “wall“. After taking in the foliage try not to gorge yourself on the delightful bar snacks, but if hunger is a problem you are in luck. Tuck into one of the many tasty platters on offer or completely give in to temptation and stay for a meal.
4/F, California Entertainment Building, 34-36 D’Aguilar St., Central, 2877-9779