Three happy hour spots in Central bring you cocktails and nibbles with a twist.
Words Claudia Shum
Happy Moroccan Hour at Lilya Moroccan Lounge and Bar
2/F 77 Wyndham Street, Central
Tel: 2526 2578
Get transported to the beautiful and mystical Marrakesh in the heart of SoHo for Lilya’s Happy Moroccan Hour. Available Sunday to Wednesday, from 6pm to 8pm, guests can choose from a selection of buy-one-get-one-free signature cocktails, house whites, reds and beers. We particularly fancy the gin-based cocktail Medina ($120) with house-infused jasmine tea, house-made rose syrup and a sprig of fresh mint. To eat, Lilya offers a mouthwatering choice of mix and match salads and briouates (Moroccan pastries), with four salads for $148, six for $218, and four briouates for $288.
Izakaya Sessions at TokyoLima
G/F 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Tel: 2811 1152
Central’s Japanese-Peruvian hotspot, TokyoLima, is offering an all-new izakaya session every day from 5pm to 7 pm. With deals starting at $48, guests can enjoy a variety of handpicked wines, spirits and premium Japanese beers, as well as crafted cocktails, such as the highly Instagrammable Smoking Gun with lapsong tea infused gin and chocolate bitters ($88). However, sake is the name of the game at TokyoLima, where guests can explore its wide selection of sake, from the delicate Takizawa Tokujo ($48) to the fruity Manotsuru ($68). Fancy a bite? TokyoLima has got you sorted with moreish Nikkei bar bites, such as pan con chicharron crispy pork belly buns and Ki-mo-chi fried chicken, priced at $48 per dish.
Summer Happy Hour at 12,000 Francs
43A Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
Beat the heat with a $50 happy hour deal from 12,000 Francs Restaurant & Wine Bar this summer. Every Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm to 7 pm, enjoy 12,000 Francs’ happy hour menu featuring 12 wines, eight beers and six snacks, all at $50 each. For hardcore oenophiles, come here for their Wine Wednesday two-hour free-flow from 7pm to 9pm. Priced at $260 per person, you’ll get to enjoy 12 international wines from leading wine regions. Walk-ins are always welcome, so what’s stopping you now?