Bar industry veterans to launch Hong Kong’s first bar embracing a scrap-less operation concept
October 14th, 2020
UPDATE: November 10th – Penicillin Bar has now opened
Set to open in late October, Penicillin Bar will be Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar that embraces a closed-loop model of production. Marking the latest bar concept from leading Hong Kong bar veterans Agung Pradowo and Roman Ghale – founders of the multi-awarded The Old Man Hong Kong, and The Old Man Singapore – Penicillin Bar is a further expression of their innovative approach to the cocktail bar experience.
Taking inspiration from the discovery of penicillin back in the 1940s, Penicillin Bar takes a scientific approach with experimentation, and multiple trials and errors to achieve sustainability breakthroughs in the waste-heavy food & beverage industry. A collaboration with the architectural design firm COLLECTIVE has conceived and installed The Penicillin Lab within the bar.
Aiming to become Hong Kong’s first “scrap-less” bar the Penicillin team explores ways common waste or kitchen by-products can be recycled and upcycled, while also self-brewing, fermenting, growing, and re-using ingredients to be used in cocktails. Creating their first minimal-waste cocktail list, Penicillin will focus on either locally sourced or up-cycled food and drink ingredients while the drinks will be inspired by the true flavours of Hong Kong.
Located in the historic Hollywood Road neighbourhood, Penicillin Bar will soft-open on October 20th, 2020.
(images credit Penicillin)