Anyone who’s been to Tiffany’s New York Bar at the InterContinental Grand Stanford will agree that the live-music venue is a hidden gem in Tsim Sha Tsui — a plushly outfitted, old-school whisky lounge that’s been a magnet for some of the best jazz acts and live bands to stop by our shores. Bearing over 220 labels of fine whiskies, Tiffany’s has come to be known as the place to head for whisky aficionados — even hosting the city’s only whisky festival, which this year attracted more than 110 international brands and 400 different expressions of whisky.
This spring, however, the bar is shedding its stringent devotion to whisky and shining a spotlight on another premium spirit instead, introducing Hongkongers to a range of different gin varieties through its Gin & Jazz nights, which kicked off last Friday with Postmodern Jukebox lead singer Cristina Gatti. The biweekly event features a variety of gin & tonics and a few gin-based cocktails, all crafted in-house by the bar team, with premium snacks and live music dating back to the golden era of jazz — all the ingredients needed for a fantastic Friday night out on the town.
Stop by for a taste of the classic gin & tonic cocktails, made with premium spirits such as Tanqueray, Hendricks, NOG and Le Tribute, paired with a snacks list featuring freshly shucked oysters, beef sliders, and a cold cuts and cheese platter, weighed down with generous hunks of taleggio and cheddar and crispy rye bread on the side.
Meanwhile, jazz lovers will fall in love with Cristina Gatti, who lights up the stage with her one-of-a-kind voice and playful set list of classic tunes mixed with jazz remakes of modern pop hits (we even heard some Britney Spears and Drake thrown into the mix). The accompanying band is excellent, the drinks well made and the environment cosy and comfortable, a great option for a Friday night out that doesn’t require endless hours of standing around or trying to jostle for a spot at the bar.
Gin & Jazz nights start from 9pm every other Friday evening (upcoming dates include 14 April, 28 April, 12 May, 26 May. Admission is HK$298 per guest with a cocktail and snack platter included. Purchase tickets in advance here.
Tiffany’s New York Bar, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui East, Hong Kong, hongkong.intercontinental.com