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“This classic spot has lost some luster...”

The Bar at The Peninsula Hong Kong
Ranked #233 of 8,506 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Description: The Bar at The Peninsula Hong Kong offers a stellar list of craft cocktails, rare single malt whiskies and vintage Armagnacs served in an exceptional setting. The Bar is the perfect place to unwind after work, cement business ties or enjoy a quintessential Martini, accompanied by the sounds of authentic jazz pianist Pierre Eugene, who brings life and song to the ambience of warm, understated elegance.
NJ
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220 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“This classic spot has lost some luster...”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

This older Kowloon spot has lost a bit of luster. The "High Tea" is average and not worth the wait nor price. Drinks in the bar are OK and pricey. You can try the top floor bar in the evening for a nice view but expensive and average.

Visited April 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Go for a pre-dinner drink but eat somewhere else!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I would do what most people do here, go for a drink (or two) but eat at another establishment. For example, search for my review of Serenade restaurant near the hotel.

I wore a smart shirt and jacket with jeans and this was the standard dress of other people in the bar at the time. I would imagine that casual clothes were not acceptable.

The bar is funky and modern, although shutters on the windows on the day we were there made photographing the view of the harbour impossible.

I would also recommend using the toilets. The gents toilets are particularly fun to use!

We paid approximately £12 for each gin & tonic although it was good quality gin (Bombay Sapphire) and you are served with bowls of nuts and pretzels. There was a strong wi-fi that was free of charge that we could use.

The bar at the top of the Peninsula Hotel is actually the bar attached to the restaurant named 'Felix'. The easiest way to access the bar is to go up in the dedicated elevator which is accessed from the Peninsula Arcade entrance adjacent to Hankow Road.

  • Visited April 2012
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Westminster
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116 reviews
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“what a view and lovely cocktails”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I will start of by saying that if you are out for a special meal then my following comments will not apply - and I suggest you eat here.
My girlfriend and I like the high life and we also like getting into the places we go. In BKK we had cocktails on the roof of a 50+ floor building and spent $50 on drinks, only to eat on the street our dinner for $3.
This is what i would advise here. Go to this and admire the views of HK Island. Enjoy meeting people, in a high class world with good service and great cocktails. When finished - go out and eat in a local restaurant with few non locals. Great food and such an experience.
As I say - if it is an anniversary or similar eat here. But otherwise if on holiday, you can eat at similar place in any major city anywhere in the world

  • Visited January 2012
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best View of HK from Kowloon”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Takes your breath away. Cocktails were awesome. With the history of The Peninsula, this is a very classy attraction

Visited December 2011
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MoakesieMoo
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42 reviews
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“Just go for the view!!”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Felix bar is amazing, i spent a lot of time here. The views were the reason i went back time again. Even the view from the bathrooms are great. Loved the bar had lots of fun and it wasnt pretentious or snobby. The dress code was smart casual which is relaxing. The restaurant is amazing. Food is unreal. I stayed in the hotel and that was very comfortable and stylish. Service is impecable. Ive always told anyone who is visiting Hong Kong to definately visit this hotel.

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