An intimate new mixological homage to all things Iberian, Lola is the sexiest new opening in Hong Kong this season.
So, quarantine is over and you’re probably planning a quick escape or two. However, if you’re thinking the Med, you might want to begin your research with a few well-deserved libations at Hong Kong’s newest cocktail concept, Lola.
The creation of self-confessed local Españolophile Jassi Singh, the new cocktail corner is devoted to the endless Spanish night out, with authentic Spanish and Latin American nibbles matched with an intriguing line up of cocktails.
With a t traditional-meets-artsy Spanish bar concept, Lola is a tribute to the Iberian lifestyle. At 500sqft, the new Central Hong Kong venue caters for up to 30 people sitting around the bar, and up to 50 standing, making it an ideal place for after-work drinks, evenings on the town, or even private events.
The new Cochrane Street venue stays fairly subdued during the day, only to let its metaphorical hair out as the sun sets with a handful of signature cocktails, each laced with different takes on Spain’s national beverage, sherry. The signature cocktails run the gamut from spicy and savory to nutty and fruity so there’s something for everyone.
If you’d like to give sherry a real whirl, the new bar also has a selection of Spain’s top drops on hand, ranging from dry and medium, to sweet. A fantastic drink when served neat, sherry is enjoying a massive renaissance, and for insights into what you should be sipping, Jassi has become quite the master. You’ll also be able to pair your tipple with bites ranging from cured meats and imported olives, to artisinal cheeses from across Spain.
While you wait for your drink, you might want to admire Lola’s interiors. The venue partnered with The Hong Kong Arts Collective (HKARTS) to bring Lola’s grandeur to life. The organisation commissioned two artists to transform the space, with graffiti artist Szabotage dressing the exterior with a cheeky and colourful mural in quintessential Szabotage’s style, while JUM worked her magic on the interiors, expressing the Brazilian artist’s ethereal and surreal style on the walls.
You’ll feel like you’re sipping drinks on Las Ramblas in no time.
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