Since their grand opening at the end of last month, we have since fell in love with Republic Bar & Lounge hidden on the second floor of a building in Soho. It's not only warm and inviting, but has a few fantastic cocktails and a smashing happy hour deal up its sleeves. Want to know more? Check out some photos of their interior and drinks under the cut.
Located just off the Soho escalators on Elgin Street, Republic Bar & Lounge is a small but cosy bar that's lined with cushy chairs and casual bar stools ready for you to sit back and unwind. Take your pick from the barside seats or hang out at the high tables by the windows to people watch after office hours. Their decor and vibe is inspired by the Prohibition era, which means a classier time but with a contemporary twist.
When it comes to their cocktails, their signatures are crafted with the alcohol lovers in mind. Their Otto Walker ($178HKD) is made with Harley Davidson Moonshine and Fireball Whiskey, which gives it a distinct and addictive taste that kept us going back for more. The Empire ($168HKD) on the other hand has a refreshing taste thanks to the Hanson of Sonoma Ginger Vodka and a fizzy kick from Champagne. If you're a Bourbon man, then the Old Fashioned Republic ($158HKD) is your pick - with ingredients like Buffalo Trace Bourbon, a burnt orange slice and smoke & cigar infused maple syrup.
Of course, you can take your pick from their large selection of standard house pours, wines, spirits, and cocktails at a very reasonable price. If you're looking for a good deal then you can't miss their Happy Hour deal (4-8pm) where drinks go for as low as $30HKD a hit.
They also have DJ nights as well as special sport celebrations, so make sure you keep a look out on their Facebook page for the latest updates. We are definitely putting this one on our watering hole list, and we think you should too!
Republic Bar & Lounge
1st Floor, The Elgin, 51 Elgin Street, Soho
(852) 2670 0698