Designed for true audiophiles, CNY bar is the newest arrival on Hong Kong’s cocktail landscape.
There has been a bit of a renaissance when it comes to bars that specialise in music, especially in Hong Kong, which recently welcomed the opening of Frank’s Records in Central. Now joining its ranks is CNY, an audiophile bar offering a discreet hideaway amidst whimsical décor.
At the new sound den – the name of which is shorthand for Chau Nam Yan, or ‘Stinky Gentlemen’ in reference (apparently) to sophisticated introverts you’ll find a world-class menu of whisky, cigars and signature music-inspired cocktails. These you can pair with sound-engineered interiors and the soothing sounds of a world-class hi-fi, complete with McIntosh and bespoke KRS 4351 speakers, the latter modified by Kenrick Sound System, which is only available in three locations around the world.
You’ll also be able to sate your appetite with a menu of curious canapés that pay tribute to local specialities and traditional restaurants – think Chinese sweet port and duck liver sausages by Ser Wong Fun; pan-fried dried oyster with edible gold glaze; egg curd with house-made Sichuan chilli sauce; and ox tongue sandos.
Seating 24 indoors with a private balcony accommodating up to 10 people, CNY is also open for private bookings, should you wish to host a more exclusive gathering, complete with your own playlist on deck.
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