Renowned bar veterans Agung and Laura Prabowo, the Indonesian duo behind highly acclaimed The Old Man, Penicillin and Dead&, are set to open Lockdown in Hong Kong.
There’s been a host of exciting new openings in Hong Kong of late as the city regains its taste for nightlife, and the newest, Lockdown, a quirky concept inspired by the pandemic, is all set to seduce cocktail lovers.
The creation of Agung and Laura Prabowo, who bring with them over 50 years of collective experience in the hospitality industry, having previously established themselves as trailblazers with their groundbreaking cocktail bar concepts, The Old Man, Penicillin and Dead&, the highly anticipated bar promises to redefine Hong Kong’s cocktail culture.
A quirky concept inspired by the city’s period of lockdown during the peak of the recent pandemic, this is where forgotten classics meet the experimental as the bar team skillfully blends the true artistry of classic cocktails with the latest technology and trends in the mixology scene. Re-mastering classic cocktails with technical ingenuity while using tools more akin to a laboratory than a cocktail bar – think a masticator machine, liquid nitrogen, rotary evaporator, and a paco jet – Lockdown pays tribute to a time when bars and restaurants were required to close daily at 6 pm.
Lockdown prides itself on offering an intimate setting with a maximum capacity of just 30 guests at any given time. The bar’s design seamlessly blends the aesthetic of the Prohibition era with modern Asian touches, with the world’s first special rotating bar station, designed by Agung, and a carefully curated cocktail menu that features 25 handcrafted concoctions divided into three categories: Experimental, Vintage and Remastered Classics.
Drawing inspiration from indigenous Asian culinary techniques, the food menu at Lockdown is designed to be shared and will be affordably priced.
Scheduled to open its doors to the public in early September, Lockdown is located on Hollywood Road in Central across Penicillin but the entrance – discreetly nestled next to a “Toilet” – will remain a well-kept secret,
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