Stylish lounge bar interweaves bold modern design with progressive mixology and live music
March 28th, 2015
Room One at The Mira Hong Kong is a stylish lounge bar that transcends traditional hotel bar expectations with its alluring combination of modern mixology, bold design and live music. Occupying a slightly elevated space that flows seamlessly from the adjacent ground floor lobby and reception area, Room One is popular with both a fashionable local clientele and savvy hotel guests. Open from mid-afternoon, the sleek bar transforms in the evenings into a stylish cocktail hangout and entertainment destination, as the bar team serve up their mixology creations and the resident live musicians and DJs play an eclectic repertoire. Attractive nightly themed promotions, and generous daily happy hours on drinks offer further enticement.
Located at the heart of the pulsating Tsim Sha Tsui shopping and nightlife district, The Mira Hong Kong is conspicuous with its original, design-forward and tech-savvy concept, exemplified by its membership in the global DESIGN HOTELS collection. Consistent with the hotel’s modern design sensibilities, Room One features a sleek interior highlighted by seductive purple hues and the gleaming black marble elliptical shaped bar that spans the room. A series of plush curved booths line the back wall offering discrete spaces for small groups or couples, while at one end of the bar, a spacious private room is good for small parties.
After a recent upgrade by The Mira head mixologist James Tamang, and UK bar consultant John Collingwood, the cocktail selection at Room One is now highlighted by top-class new signature and barrel-aged cocktails, complemented by well-executed classic cocktails. Taking cues from modern international mixology trends, the new list of carefully balanced signature cocktails are variously grouped under categories such as Light & Refreshing; Fruity & Delicious; Before or After; and Aged in a Barrel. The original cocktail recipes are crafted exclusively from house-infused premium and craft spirits, with homemade syrups and cordials, and fresh fruits adding pleasingly balanced flavours. In addition to the creative cocktails, Room One offers a full bar menu with an impressive collection of Single Malts, plus a concise list of wines and champagnes.
Room One is open daily between 3 pm and 1:00 am (late closing on Friday and Saturday nights). The Mira Hong Kong Facebook Page lists details on upcoming events and promotions. Weekly highlights include the Champagne Tuesdays and Wine & Cheese Night on Thursdays. Live musicians and DJs perform from 9:30 pm on Tuesday to Saturday evenings.
Room One: bold interior design
Room One: selected signature cocktails
See also review article on VIBES – open-air lounge bar at The Mira Hong Kong