Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge presents Tales of Tiki, a pop-up series held for two months, every two months. From now till mid-September, the first episode of Tales of Tiki – Who’s your Tiki Daddy? – can be enjoyed.
For a bit of a tropical escape from the real world, pop into Honi Honi to be magically transported away via its chilled vibe, handcrafted tiki-style cocktails and electro dance tunes. Honi Honi’s indoor bar area boasts arguably the biggest collection of rum in Asia, with over 200 varieties, and the bamboo and palm trees on the outdoor terrace will make you feel like you’re on an island as you sip on your Pina Colager ($100). No, that’s not a typo – here, pina colada meets lager in a unique, pineapple-flavoured beer.
Honi Honi is all about sharing cocktails with your favourite people. The Zombie Apocalypse ($450, to be shared between 3–4 people) is a limited-edition cocktail created by the new bar manager, Pawel Mikusek. This was easily my favourite tipple of the evening. It was delicious – the type of drink that you keep on sipping, until slowly, without warning, the buzz hits you (the good kind of buzz!). Also, expect cocktail theatrics like bubbles and smoke, so get ready to whip out your phone for that perfect Instagram story.
All Out Mai Tai
For a quick tropical getaway, Mikusek has also created the All Out Mai Tai ($450, to be shared between 3–4 people), a take on the classic daiquiri, but amped up with a twist to pay tribute to the legendary forefathers of tiki culture, Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic.
I genuinely want to keep this hidden haven in the middle of Central a secret for me and my girls. However, I believe that life is most deliciously shared, just like at Honi Honi. If you’re bored of the same old, same old bar scene in Hong Kong, Honi Honi guarantees fun, tropical vibes that will make you want to change to a shimmy crop with a pina colada in hand. The next episode of the pop-up will be ready just in time for Halloween, and I’m already looking forward to it!
3/F, Somptueux Central, 52–54 Wellington Street, Central, 2353 0885
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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