The Common Room

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Words by Theodora Sutcliffe on 14-Jun-2015

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Address: 1/F Wo On Building, Wo On Lane, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 3599
Website: view The Common Room’s website
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Cocktail bar
Food: Set menu


Part of club operator Privé Group, The Common Room is a fairly substantial affair that describes itself as a gastrobar majoring on cocktails - although, thanks to that 4am license, there's a lot more drinking than eating happens most nights.

A long bar backed with cast iron and glass cabinets showcases the liquids on offer in the sleek clean space, though there's a cluster of smaller rooms for dining and an outside terrace too. This is a buzzy, popular good-time bar that takes its drinks seriously but can still knock them out even when it's rammed with coolly black-clad locals.

There's a pleasingly short menu of classics and signature drinks plus a handful of non-alcoholic cocktails. A Quinine Mary, from the Signature List, was a refreshing blend of gin, lemon, rosemary syrup, cucumber and tonic: a blazing sprig of rosemary as a garnish added aromatics as well as theatre.

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