Employees Only Hong Kong, located in Lan Kwai Fong in Central, brings the legendary New York speakeasy to the heart of Hong Kong’s notorious LKF nightlife district. Crowned “Best New Cocktail Bar” at the 2017 Bar Awards Hong Kong, EOHK aims to transport the brand’s beloved nightlife experience, suited to local tastes.
Conceptualized by five bar industry friends in the early aughts, Employees Only has become the industry standard for a hospitality-inclined cocktail bar since the opening of its original New York property in December 2004. Throughout the years, the neo-speakeasy and restaurant has been critically lauded and honored with awards by the global bar community — including Spirited Awards for “Best American Bar Team,” “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” and “World’s Best Drinks Selection” by Tales of the Cocktail, as well as eight consecutive appearances on Drinks International’s “World’s 50 Best Bars” list, including a 2016 win of the “Legends of the List” award. Yet EO remains true to its core tenet: To offer flawlessly executed cocktails and delicious, elevated food, served in a beautiful space without any pretense.
In addition to a world class bar program whose acceptance is coveted by aspiring bartenders around the globe, Employees Only has gained a voracious and loyal following for its mysterious, convivial and hospitable ambiance and esteemed New American fare, distinguished by subtle Eastern European touches. Reflecting an old world vibe through its art deco accents, Employees Only Hong Kong is curiously tucked behind a fortune teller’s lair. Upon arrival past this mysterious foyer, guests revel around a sensual curving bar that leads up to an alluring, elevated back dining room.
In June 2017, following the rapid success of its Singapore debut one year prior, Employees Only opened its fourth outpost in Hong Kong. We can’t wait to have a drink with you soon.