Your personality says more about you than you know – like where you should be drinking.
They say everybody is different. But that’s not true. Most people fall into one of four categories, especially when it comes to drinking. There’s ‘The Wanderer’, who loves chatting all night long, ‘The Beach Bum’, who’s fond of a good tiki bar, ‘The Snacker’ who’s never far away from a few nibbles and ‘The Partier’, who knows the best clubs in town.
Whether you love a heaving bass line or a relaxed island escape, read on to find out your drinking personality, and the best bar for you. And if you’re a Mastercard member, you can enjoy even more exclusive deals throughout Lan Kwai Fong, like free snacks and super-discounted drinks. You can find all the deals right here.
If you can’t walk down the street without meeting someone you know, and your WhatsApp is always blowing up with different group chats, you might be a Wanderer – also known as a social butterfly. These kinds of drinkers are less interested in what’s being served at the bar, and more interested in who’s being served. They love going out because it’s a chance to see their friends and meet new people. Wanderers tend to spend more time talking and meandering around than you do drinking. If this sounds like you, then you should check out The Code. This massive 4,000 square foot space is heaven for Wanderers, who will never run out of people to talk to. And Mastercard members get even more perks during happy hour. Think HK$2 chicken wings Monday – Wednesday, and HK$48 beers from Thursday – Saturday. Happy hour runs from 17:00 – 21:00.
17/F, The L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2626 0506
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The Beach Bum
There’s nothing a Beach Bum loves more than a holiday, but sadly, paid time off is precious. So, these people make do with what they can, sipping on tropical drinks in exotic bars. If your go-to is something rum based, and you’re constantly thinking about your next vacation, you might be a Beach Bum. These people are always having a good time and bring a little bit of those calm island vibes with them wherever they go. If you want to find a Beach Bum in their natural habitat, head to Wahtiki Island Lounge. Snag a little table in the back and pretend like you’re a million miles away, on a beautiful beach somewhere. Each sip from one of their Polynesian-inspired cocktails will bring you a little bit closer to holiday zen. Mastercard members can get into the island mood a little bit faster, because Wahtiki Island Lounge is offering them a complimentary Mai Tai cocktail when you spend a minimum of HK$350 per person.
Wahtiki Island Lounge
3/F Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2793 0308
If you’re constantly craving something savory and can’t have a cocktail without a little nibble, you might be a Snacker. You can usually find this type of drinker eyeing up the menu or chatting up the chefs. In addition to knowing the best happy hours, they know where the best food deals are too, and that’s why you can usually find Snackers at Infinity Thai Restaurant. Part sports bar, part Thai restaurant, part amazing bar, it’s basically the best of all worlds. Come for the great food and strong cocktails but stay for the amazing service – and the free chicken wings. That’s right, it’s a Snacker’s dream: free food! Just for Mastercard members, Infinity Thai Restaurant is giving away a free order of chicken wings with every order. Maybe the perfect bar does exist…
Infinity Thai Restaurant and Bar
8 Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 3188 3938
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If your friends are always asking you for club recommendations, and you’ve got the hottest playlist in town, you might be The Partier. These people are VIPs at every venue in town, and practically best friends with all the bouncers. They know where the best events are going to be before anyone else and are on first-name basis with the DJs. If this sounds like you, then you’re probably already at Sound Department. But for everyone else, Sound Department is the go-to club for music lovers. If you live for the bass drop this is where you want to be. Mastercard members get a whopping 35% off when they spend HK$500 or more during their generous Happy Hour which runs from 18:00 – 22:30.
Lower G/F, Malahon Centre, 8-12 Stanley Street, Central; +852 3560 0433
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