Polished mixology featured at classic hotel bar – signatures channel a 1950’s and 60’s theme
May 22nd, 2018
Located on the lobby level within the JW Marriott Hong Kong, Bar Q88, after a recent refresh, continues to offer guests and local patrons the polished service and quality libations expected of a classic luxury hotel bar. The new interior features a contemporary aesthetic of understated elegance – with plush bar seats facing the impressive long black marble bar counter – and comfortably spaced low tables and chair settings on the main floor space.
At the bar, the updated cocktail program has been created by top Hong Kong mixologist and bartender, Bryson Rivera famed for his award-winning concoctions at the hotel’s Flint Grill & Bar. In addition to the new seasonally updated signature and classic cocktails, Bar Q88 serves an extensive list of premium spirits, fine wines by the glass and bottle (also served at the adjacent Riedel Room), plus craft beers. In the evenings a resident band performing from 8.30pm till late adds an upbeat vibe to the bar.
Signature cocktails have been created around a retro- theme of 1950’s and 60’s Pin-Up Girls and Poster Boys. Cocktails are named after celebrities of that era – exemplified by the Brigitte Bardot – a refreshing combination of Beefeater 24 gin, fresh passion fruit, St-Germain, chablis, mango juice, gingerbread, edible flowers, and gold spray. Other notable cocktails include the Dean Martin’s Old Pal – Bulleit Rye, Carpano Dry, Campari, hickory, served on a smoke pillow; and the Bettie Page – Olmeca Reposado, Campari, Lillet Rose, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit, yuzu, Limoncello, egg white, and soda.
Opening hours at Bar Q88 – Sunday to Thursday between 12 pm and midnight – and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am. A daily Happy Hour promotion offers 1 for 1 deals on selected drinks.
Bar Q88 Pin-Up Signature Cocktails
(Images credit JW Marriott Hong Kong)