If you’re looking for an alfresco venue to take a group of friends or if you want to take a date someplace tucked away where none of your Central friends will spot you- then it’s time to take a ten minute taxi ride to Tai Koo Shing where you’ll find the chic Sugar Bar.
Sugar is located on the 32nd floor of the new East Hotel, a design hotel that caters predominantly for business travelers. The East hotel is was created by Swire- the same company that created the design hotel Upper House.
As you enter, you’ll find a spacious room with banquettes and daybeds which is lit with a funky pink color scheme. Even the bathrooms are cool with their dramatic chainmail curtains and a view of the harbor! Sugar’s main attraction is the massive terrace which has wooden floors and is furnished with day beds and outdoor couches. The view of the city skyline, the harbor and the Kowloon side is spectacular. The atmosphere is reminiscent of places like Sevva in Central or Wooloomooloo in Wanchai.
Sugar serves gorgeous cocktails like the raspberry martini or raspberry mojito. They also have a good selection of wines. You can also order snacks if you get hungry. We like the pizza with mushrooms and rocket or the mezze platter which comes with hummus, chopped tomato and olive tapenade. There’s also a decent satay platter with a variety of meats.
Sugar is an after work, happy hour hangout for people working and living in Tai Koo Shing. You’ll also find guests of the hotel and adventurous expats who have ventured out of Central looking for a novel place to have cocktails with friends. From time to time, DJs from Central come in to spin.