January 11th, 2012
The Spanish island of Ibiza ( Eivissa in the native Catalan language of the region) is legendary for it’s summer clubbing scene and extravagant nightlife. Home to some of Europe’s most famous nightclubs and bars, the clubs at Ibiza are also credited with originating the “chill out” electronic music genre in the early 1990’s. Taking inspiration from its namesake, EIVISSA is a new bar ( opened in November 2011 by the Cafe Deco Group) in the heart of Hong Kong’s vibrant nightlife district of stretching from Lan Kwai Fong through to SOHO. Located on the popular Wyndham Street strip of bars and clubs, EIVISSA is a lustrously modern style bar, with a dark, sensuous interior, and targets both an early evening drinks crowd, and late night party goers. The prized location with an open frontage onto Wyndham Street guarantees a steady flow of guests seeking out somewhere new to imbibe some champagne or cocktails.
EIVISSA occupies a compact space with an open facade to the street level pavement. The dark interior glows with the vertical tubes of blue/purple LED light that illuminates from the black walls and around the bar. The stylish room features a long, curving leather banquette along one wall- with the sleek “S” shaped curved bar and service counter at the opposite wall. A series of circular marble topped tables are generously spaced facing the banquette seating- overall the room seats about 30 guests- ensuring a degree of intimacy. A feature of the design are the black chromed ribs that line the walls and curve partially across the ceiling. A DJ station at the rear of the room is the source of the nightly eclectic mix of tunes played by the resident DJ. Out the front a small outdoor terrace area holds a few high tables and bar stools- always popular for keeping an eye on what’s happening on the street.
As befits the casual sophistication of EIVISSA, the extensive beverage menu features premium wines and champagnes, and a selection of creative cocktails developed exclusively for the bar. The menu is attractively presented in bar mounted and table-top iPads. Featured “Evissa Favourites” cocktails include the “Old Cuban”– Ron Zacapa 23 Years,lime, mint, Angostura bitters, champagne and syrup; and “Russian Spring Punch”– Ketel One, lemon, champagne, Creme de Cassis. Additionally, other beverages include flavoured varieties of martinis, shooters, premium and house spirits and beers.
To accompany the beverages, a selection of delectable small bar bites are served from the kitchen. Highlights include Smoked Salmon and Crabmeat with sour cream and capers; Seared Scallops with Chorizo and potato relish; and Beef Cubes with Foie Gras and braised red onions.
Tiramisu Martini- Brandy, Baileys, creme, mascarpone
Old Cuban- Ron Zacapa 23 Years, lime , mint, Angostura bitters, champagne & syrup
Smoked Salmon and Crab Meat– with sour cream and capers
Crab Fritters with apple, fennel & smoked piquillo
Beef Cubes with Foie Gras and braised red onions
Address: 77 Wyndham Street, Central. Hong Kong
MTR: Central station – 10 minutes walk
Reservations: +852. 2520 5818
Monday to Saturday: 5:00 pm ~ late
Snack Menu- last orders at 12: 00 midnight
Champagne Hour: Daily from 3:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Charles-Le-Bel Champagne at HK$80 per glass & HK$480 per bottle. Also 30% off all standard drinks
Music- Resident DJ plays from 9:00pm