Fu Lu Shou
Much to the dismay of expats and locals alike, strict government regulations mean that decent alfresco wining and dining options are thin on the ground in Hong Kong, resulting in many establishments reaching skywards to create swish, tucked-away rooftop imbibers (think Armani/Privé, Eye Bar, and Duddell’s). However, laidback terraced hangs have always been far and few between, and it was only earlier this summer that Fu Lu Shou quite literally raised the bar with a cache of craft cocktails, kitsch Chinatown-inspired bites and a laid-back patio that has been packed wall-to-wall with the city’s movers and shakers since day one.
Perched atop a characterful old building on Hollywood Road, what FLS lacks in the twinkly outlooks of its glam, glass-ensconced counterparts, it more than makes up for with an eclectic, unusual fit-out, from a graffiti-daubed deck to a bar lined with mahjong tiles. Drinks, too, are as playful as the surrounds with offerings like the Suzie Wong Does Hong Kong (French wine, Grand Marnier, honey, apple juice and berries), the redolently floral Chrysantini, and spicy signature sip the Joh San, while a puckish snack selection reads like the menu of a western Chinatown takeaway with sweet and sour pork, chicken chow mein and sesame prawn toast. Just be sure to call ahead for the weekly door code or risk being stranded at street level like a lemon.
7/F / 31 Hollywood Rd / Central / +852 2336 8812 / 5pm-2am Mon-Sat