I heart Hong Kong

Gallery-, lounge- and restaurant-hopping: a day in Asia's World City.

Feeling that velvety wine zing, you stroll over to Wyndham Street—the oasis of bars, late night eats, and nocturnals in HK—and grab a drink or two at The Woods.

A staircase down leads you to a glass pocket door controlled by a stainless steel doorbell-like fixture. Once you step inside, deep house music greets your ears and Hong Kongnese men in matching ensembles mix, set flame to, and pour various drinks behind the bar.

The Woods does a mean espresso martini, and they boast a secret menu that you need only ask for and will be given. They are well known for experimental concoctions and the painstaking creative process a chef de cuisine might undergo when preparing a meal for a Michelin critic. The smartly dressed staff of this chilled yet charismatic bar will wow you with a four-course prix fix menu that focuses on the course beverages above the food garnishes, but The Woods is truly a place to enjoy late night sips, beats, and to let your conversation be driven by the former two.

Enjoy the one-of-a-kind libations made from fresh and local ingredients by a mixologist who distinctly resembles the one next to him, melt into the enigmatic surroundings, and strike up a conversation with those a settee over — you never know where the introduction may lead.

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