If you think of gin and tonic as a nothing-special default cocktail, Ping Pong 129 Gintonería, across from exit B2 of the Sai Ying Pun station, just might change your mind. In a cavernous subterranean ex−ping-pong training center that’s been given an artsy but raw makeover, you can deep dive into an impressive array of small-batch gins and, yes, tonics from around the world.
By Janice Leung Hayes.
This appeared in the May/June 2016 issue.
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It's Gin O'Clock
For those who love a gin tonic, this hidden Spanish "gintoneria" in the up-and-coming Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood is where you want to be.
Perfect for "stylish sipsmiths and cocktail casualitas", this spot's introduces a nostalgic Hong Kong-inspired look, paired with high ceilings and cool neon lights. Settles into the spacious living room and peruse the extensive gin and tonic menu that includes exclusive gins from around the world. We love our refreshing (and generous sized) Martin Millers with Fever-Tree tonic with a lemon twist and juniper berries. Feeling peckish? Delicious tapas like cured meats and cheese are available.
Look for the small red door and get ready for a lengthy stay.