Brought to us by the people from HK Brew House and Grappa's - peanut shell-wading included - comes this soft spot in the rigid matrix of yuppie lounge bars that have come to characterize the area. Marketed as an ideal people-watching place, Cochrane's open-air walls and balcony are perched at the eye of the Central storm, cornered in by Drop and Chapter 3. It's a great Saturday-night venue to watch the crowds from Dragon-i gasp and crawl up and down the steps. Its sports bar-style furniture, low lighting, matt-red sofa and easy-going music offer a peaceful alternative to the heavy beats resonating around Cochrane. The most striking feature, however, is its almost miraculous selection of beers - almost 50 - including Duvel, London Pride and Mendicino, at equally remarkable prices. Also pleasantly surprising is its tasty and extensive pub food menu which accommodates both the business lunch and the bamboozled at 4am (Friday, Saturday). Its main drawback is its small size, although it doesn't matter; you won't be looking inside anyway. HH 5pm-9pm.