Discover the newest gem in Tsim Sha Tsui’s bar scene at Mondrian Hong Kong’s flagship bar, Avoca, helmed by industry and drinks expert Joe Villanueva, open now for reservations and sipping.

Founder of The Social Den, Joe brings his passion, experience, and verve to every cocktail creation, drawing inspiration from the city’s local and international communities.

“We took local delicacies and turned them into cocktails. Savoury cocktails are a big trend now, and I’m very keen on this. Mondrian prioritises localisation, and so I have taken that to the next level,” says Joe.

Locally inspired cocktails on offer at Avoca cocktail bar

Avoca cocktail bar
Sesame and Peanut Butter Sour (L) & Yuenyang Martini (R)

The promising bar programme features the enticing Yuenyang Martini, mixing sleek vodka with a traditional mix of tea and coffee. The Sesame and Peanut Butter Sour shows love for Hong Kong’s beloved street-food flavours, whilst the Claypot Negroni takes its inspiration from the classic local claypot rice dish.

The bar offers a thoughtfully crafted menu that harmoniously complements the cocktail pairings. Indulge in delectable dishes like the Cantonese typhoon shelter-style lobster and crab roll, tropical ceviche featuring fresh hamachi with a homemade passion-fruit dressing, and beef-pastrami ciabatta.

Avoca, 38/F, Mondrian Hong Kong, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3550 0338, book here

Rubin Verebes is the Managing Editor of Foodie, a culinary connoisseur, and guiding force behind the magazine's delectable stories. With a knack for cooking up mouthwatering profiles, crafting immersive restaurant reviews, and dishing out tasty features, Rubin tells the great stories of Hong Kong's dining scene.

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