Intimate whisky and highball specialist The ThirtySix Bar & Co – whose luxurious decor is inspired by trains of yore – has launched an unbeatable Monday–Saturday happy hour (5–8pm) featuring buy-one-get-one-free classic cocktails, Asahi draught and Tsingtao bottled beer and house red and white wines, with prices starting from just $60.

The ThirtySix Bar & Co Hong Kong

The new bar food menu is a great complement to the tipples, this time inspired by Japan’s izakayas, with a wide variety of both meaty and vegetarian bites up for grabs.

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Squid with Korean citron sauce

For carnivores, chargrilled skewers are in the spotlight, ranging from ox tongue flambéed in bourbon ($58), to smoked squid with Korean citron sauce flambéed with rum ($38), to Spanish pork belly kimchi roll ($48).

The ThirtySix Bar & Co Hong Kong

Old-Fashioned Burger

If you’re hankering for something a bit more substantial to curb that hangover, we recommend the Old-Fashioned Burger ($138), an ode to the cocktail itself, a flavourful Australian beef patty topped with cheese and bitter-infused orange and cherry jam with sesame.

Kudos to The ThirtySix for not ignoring the veggies and flexitarians amongst us, offering tempting bites like rice crackers with veggie mocktail mousseline ($88), grilled cheese daifuku ($38) and edamame rice cake (kiritanpo) with wasabi-seaweed mayo ($68).

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Salted egg chicken crackling

The gold medal of the lot goes to the salted egg chicken crackling ($68), fried chicken skin dusted generously with salted egg-yolk powder. This is crackling on crack, dangerously addictive.

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