Hong Kong’s newest hybrid entertainment venue, The Mansion promises revellers an immersive entertainment experience married with world-class cocktails and a Pintxos-inspired menu.
Despite its relatively tiny stature, The Mansion, the newest opening for Hong Kong’s Wyndham Street, has big plans for Central’s entertainment scene. An independent entertainment venue that caters to up to 40 seated guests, this part cocktail bar, part art gallery, part late-night soirée is inspired by a retro cabaret and is the brainchild of architect and interior designer Sackthi Muthu of Steam Design Hong Kong.
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This visually stimulating space is one that seems to spill out onto Wyndham’s busiest corner, its façade, framed by a curved portal entrance in gold, creating a passage into a venue decorated with risqué art displays and retro-style furniture. In addition, over 400 customised candle-inspired LED lights create electronic artwork that comes to life thanks to a sophisticated lighting management system. Below, guests can enjoy a range of modern cocktails at luxurious leather banquettes with polished marble tables (complete with wells for bottle service) or front-and-centre at the striking cocktail bar.
As the evening progresses, resident and guest DJs will take to the decks as The Mansion transforms into an unashamedly luxurious club setting, complete with creative laser beams and state-of-the-art JBL speakers, offering a high-octane and ultra-sonic nightclub experience that’s accentuated by a troupe of choreographed dancers who perform in costumes tailor-made by talented entertainment consultant and costume designer Maria Mayorova.
Even if you don’t come for the show, come for the drinks, which have been designed by bartender and brand manager Alberto Aldave, who has transformed timeless cocktails so they better represent the palates of today’s contemporary clubgoers. Signature drinks include The Mansion, a twist on the classic Piña Colada with vanilla-infused rum, sherry, pineapple juice, double cream and a touch of coconut syrup; the Bellini-inspired Belle Époque, with peach liqueur and rhubarb bitters, topped with fizzy Crémant sparkling wine; and the To Be or Not to Be, which features brandy, Dubonnet aperitif, apple juice, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, blackberry purée and egg white, garnished with an edible flower and served in a ceramic teacup.
The vodka-based Dear Lily has a floral and fruity touch thanks to lychee, raspberry, and lime juice; while No.5 is a festive-inspired creation with a creamy texture made with butter-washed bourbon, white port, maple syrup, chocolate bitter and lemon peel, served in a sherry glass and garnished with gold powder.
The Mansion also presents a Pintxos menu. Pintxos, the Basque bite-sized cousins to the well-known tapas, traditionally come with a cocktail stick skewering the toppings, while some will be served on top of a piece of bread or toast. At The Mansion look out for the likes of cherry tomatoes with mozzarella and fresh basil; salmon rolls with cream cheese; Spanish omelette with Padron peppers; Iberico ham with Manchego cheese and anchovies and grilled beef with sunny-side-up quail egg and fresh mint.
At The Mansion, the art also shares the limelight with the venue’s immersive entertainment experience. The venue is decorated with multiple art frames to facilitate special collaborations with Hong Kong-based artists to showcase their works. From December 2023 to February 2024, The Mansion has partnered with two Hong Kong-based artists, Aya Mingazova and Kailing Lo to present a selection of art installations with the theme of horses and women, which both embody the spiritual power of independence, freedom, and confidence.
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