A spin-off concept of sister venue The Old Man, The Sea by The Old Man continues to build on the theme of iconic writer Ernest Hemingway’s 1952 hit novel. Nestled within the quiet enclave of Sheung Wan’s Po Yan Street, The Sea by The Old Man is a relaxed neighbourhood bar serving up world-class cocktails fashioned after Ernest Hemingway’s extraordinary mind. Here, the cocktails highlight the most innovative methods in modern mixology, including culinary techniques such as fermentation, sous-vide cooking and rotary evaporation. Despite the complex techniques behind the creation of each drink, the cocktails are presented in a humble and unadorned style.
The rustic interior is inspired by Pilar, Ernest Hemingway’s beloved 38-foot boat, which he rode through three marriages, a Nobel Prize and his ultimate ruin. Hemingway’s time spent on Pilar influenced much of his written works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning The Old Man and The Sea. The mahogany bar exudes the interior of a cosy boat, further accentuating the feeling of an intimate drinking atmosphere.