Central And Western Beer Guide: Your Central And Western guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Central And Western

56 /100 30-32 D'AGUILAR STREET, 3/F, CALIFORNIA TOWER, CENTRAL
“Departures L7. This is a typical North American style bar with crappy taps except for a couple of small things. There is a single exclusive beer made for them by Moonzen, prices are reasonable and they do half pours, they also do growlers if you want to take something home on the plane. Moonzen is the only local craft and considering what else is around this seems to be the only craft option.“
Ferris 1178 days ago
64 /100
Alvy’s (Restaurant)
8 HOLLAND STREET, KENNEDY TOWN
“A decent bar that has no patio but bar seating that has open windows. Trendy and hip, full of expats. Bar prices are higher than usual and tap list is Young Masters. If you have had all the Young Master beers this is not really a great stop, there are better places to go.“
Ferris 1197 days ago
58 /100
Alvy’s (Restaurant)
8 HOLLAND STREET, KENNEDY TOWN
“In between the HKU and Kennedy Town stations, this is another Young Master’s bar. 15 or so taps, with 6-7 being YM, plus some nice guests. No flights, just one size at typically exorbitant HK prices. There are better, more central places to try YM beers.“
mcberko 1198 days ago
78 /100
Blue Supreme (Restaurant)
21 TUNG ST, SHEUNG WAN
“A gem of a spot, beautifully designed with limited seating, but it’s spacious and comfortable. 18 taps and they are impeccably chosen - there were a couple lambics on, several Fantômes, and many other Belgians, plus a few from Young Master and Carbon Brews. Flights of 4 available for $180, not actually that bad given the beer quality. Lots of bottles too that include an impressive lambic selection. Friendly, perfect English-speaking staff. If you’re craving high-quality Belgians, especially lambic, this is the place to come. Even more, they have a little place across the street with lambics to go. Must stop.“
mcberko 1198 days ago
76 /100
Craftissimo (Beer Store)
TAI PING BUILDING, SHOP D, G/F, 22-24A TAI PING SHAN ST, SHEUNG WAN
“Probably the best bottlshop so far. Lots to choose from with reasonable prices. You have to drink outside which can be an issue if it is hot. Knowledgeable staff and prices only a tad higher than their competitors.“
Ferris 1198 days ago
80 /100
Craftissimo (Beer Store)
TAI PING BUILDING, SHOP D, G/F, 22-24A TAI PING SHAN ST, SHEUNG WAN
“The premier bottle shop to visit in HK, along with H.K. Brewcraft, though this place wins for bottle selection. Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, this is a tiny spot, but crams a lot in. Impressive bottle selection of locals and imports for very reasonable prices. They also have 6 local beers on tap - glasses (served in plastic cups) are $66 or so; better deal to just find a bottle, as everything you see on the shelves is also available in the fridge. You can’t consume beer inside, but there are some spots outside where you can chill with a beer. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. An absolute must hit when in HK.“
mcberko 1198 days ago
74 /100
Blue Supreme (Restaurant)
21 TUNG ST, SHEUNG WAN
“Uber trendy in the right way. Mostly lambic imports and some great rare Belgians. Flight which are reasonable considering what you get. English is prominent and tastes are encouraged. Solid spot if you aren’t looking for locals.“
Ferris 1198 days ago
58 /100
The Beer Bay (Beer Store)
CENTRAL FERRY PIERS 4, CENTRAL
“Good location and handy beer stand by the ferry. Cheap, but you get what you pay for. No refrigerated storage of bottles and of course out in the sunlight. If you are desperate, why not, but if you want good beer, go to a proper shop.“
Ferris 1199 days ago
32 /100
The Beer Bay (Beer Store)
CENTRAL FERRY PIERS 4, CENTRAL
“I don't understand the high ratings for this place. Sure, the location is cool, right on the pier, but that's the only good thing I can say. Mostly macros on tap, served in plastic cups -- there is no real seating, as it's a walk-up bar, so I'm doubtful of the temperature control of the draught lines. UK bottles for $40 HK. Not worth seeking out by any means.“
mcberko 1199 days ago
62 /100
de België (Restaurant)
108 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, SHEUNG WAN
“Outdoor patio and comfy inside. All the Belgian bottles you can imagine, but no lambic. If you are craving a triple or quad, this may be the place.“
Ferris 1199 days ago
60 /100
de België (Restaurant)
108 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, SHEUNG WAN
“Directly across the street from 65 Peel, this is an all-Belgian bar - 8 taps, all Belgian, with an impressive bottle selection - no lambics though. If you crave some finer Belgian strong ales, this is a good place. Otherwise, it’s not worth a visit.“
mcberko 1199 days ago
60 /100 SHOP B, 59A PEEL ST, CENTRAL
“A tiny hole in the wall with no room and people hang out and drink outside. A grumpy Batman and soundtrack that is just too cool. Places like this are annoying and the tap list is lacking with a marginally decent bottle list. Not my kind of stop.“
Ferris 1199 days ago
54 /100 SHOP B, 59A PEEL ST, CENTRAL
“Minuscule, cramped place in Soho, with 6 taps (though only 3 on when I visited), plus 50 or so bottles in fridges available for onsite consumption somewhere in between usual bottle shop and bar prices. There are also four tiny spots to sit at just outside. Not so comfortable, very cramped, but worth checking out.“
mcberko 1199 days ago
74 /100
The Globe (Restaurant)
G/F, GARLEY BUILDING, 45-53 GRAHAM STREET, CENTRAL
“Huge spot dominated by the bar. Dry English feel but tons of well curated craft. Small pours for some and a good happy hour for others, great for groups. I would consider this a must stop for ambiance and prices.“
Ferris 1199 days ago
74 /100
The Globe (Restaurant)
G/F, GARLEY BUILDING, 45-53 GRAHAM STREET, CENTRAL
“Big AC’d establishment, feels sort of like a bunker. Long bar with a semi-British feel. Good taplist that features half-HK taps and half imports. 210 and 400mL pours for $38-42 and $65-80, respectively. Bartender was a British guy and was clueless - didn’t seem to have much idea what was going on. Extensive bottle list organized by style, with happy hour pricing (3-8pm) knocking off 10-20% of the price. Very impressive beer selection and definitely worth some time to chill at.“
mcberko 1199 days ago
72 /100
HK Brewcraft (Beer Store)
4/F, KWOK LUN COMMERCIAL HOUSE, 15 COCHRANE STREET, CENTRAL
“4th story, no signage out front - but you’ll know you’re in the right place when you get into the elevator and it says the place name next to floor 4. Small place that is also a home brew shop. Impressive bottle selection - mostly non-refrigerated, but the locals are refrigerated. You can drink bottles on premises or take them to go. Locals are all $30 HK, a good deal in HK. Friendly, helpful staff. Definitely worth a visit.“
mcberko 1199 days ago
72 /100
HK Brewcraft (Beer Store)
4/F, KWOK LUN COMMERCIAL HOUSE, 15 COCHRANE STREET, CENTRAL
“Home brew shop with a nice selection of bottles. Locals are pretty cheap and in the fridge. No taps regularly. You can drink there but it’s technically not allowed. Staff really know their stuff. A good stop.“
Ferris 1199 days ago
80 /100
The Globe (Restaurant)
G/F, GARLEY BUILDING, 45-53 GRAHAM STREET, CENTRAL
“A large craft beer bar in that heart of the entertainment area. They have an island bar that seats around 20 people and plenty of tables and chairs for diners. A stylish bar that has aged well, with plenty of white bricks and wood. A great tap selection. Lots of macro beers with a good selection of rotating guests that are mainly locally brewed. Working Wi-Fi and friendly staff. A must visit destination on the island.“
jmgreenuk 1308 days ago
80 /100
HK Brewcraft (Beer Store)
4/F, KWOK LUN COMMERCIAL HOUSE, 15 COCHRANE STREET, CENTRAL
“Not the easiest place to find but worth the effort. They are on the fourth floor of the Kwok Lun Commercial House. There is no sign from the street. Take the lift as you can’t enter from the stairs. They have a great bottle / can selection from around the world, including a very good selection of fresh, refrigerated, locally brewed beers. If you want Hong Kong ticks this is the place to come. They have a few seats where it’s possible to crack some of the beers you buy. Well worth stopping by. Very friendly and helpful staff who are real beer enthusiasts.“
jmgreenuk 1308 days ago
76 /100
HK Brewcraft (Beer Store)
4/F, KWOK LUN COMMERCIAL HOUSE, 15 COCHRANE STREET, CENTRAL
“Best beer selection in town. Mostly not refrigerated - but high turnover likely mitigates that. Small and cramped but full of interesting products and people. A definite must see for any beer geek visiting Hong Kong.“
beer-yum 1329 days ago
74 /100 78 CATCHICK STREET, KENNEDY TOWN
“Located at the westernmost part of Kennedy Town (How 'west' can you get?), this little store features quite a good selection of wine and liquors. It also has a healthy selection of craft beers from England, Scotland and American west coast. Price are reasonable and you may find unusual and rare releases once in a while. Its shortcoming is the rather remote location, despite being assessible to the Kennedy Town MTR station. However, it has many good bars and restaurants here to cater expatriates, tourists and students alike, and I found it quite attractive to shop more often, not just when I travel to KTown for meals.“
GoufCustom 1359 days ago
80 /100
Artisan Butcher (Grocery Store)
SHOP 3, 1-2 ST. STEPHEN’S LANE, SAI YING PUN
“This gourmet grocery store is located in the posh residental area quite close to Sai Yin Pun MTR station. Besides selling fine wines it has a surprisingly good selection of craft beers and ciders from the likes of Mikkeller, To Ol, De Dochter, Stones, etc. Famous brands but the selection are exclusive to this store. Food wise their dry ham and artisan sausage are of excellent quality and not too expensive. After HK Brewcraft and The Bottle Shop, this is another store which I will go back again and again.“
GoufCustom 1364 days ago
82 /100
Owlsome Bottles (Internet-based)
ROOM 2902-03 TOWER TWO, LIPPO CENTRE, 89 QUEENSWAY, ADMIRALTY
“OMG! The ambitious online shop Owlsome Bottles now has a physical shop in - of all places - the newly renovated YATA at New Town Plaza. The main shop area is compact, but thanks to the ample shared space with YATA Supermarket, it showcases an impressive collections of fine stuff from the likes of Moon Dogs, Wild Beer, Ballast Point and many others. This shop is also associated with Carbon Brews, a new microbrewery located in Shatin and their fine brews are available on tap and bottles here. Knowledge staff, great value and a perfect place to shop for bottles and have a pint because all the nice Japanese restaurentsand fine food stalls next to it. Awesome!“
GoufCustom 1497 days ago
54 /100
The Beer Bay (Beer Store)
CENTRAL FERRY PIERS 4, CENTRAL
“Mainly macro on tap and old bottles on offer. Prices are quite high. The only good thing about this place is the location. Directly at the ferry piers it is a nice spot to have a pint after a day of work.“
whynococonut 1521 days ago
84 /100
HK Brewcraft (Beer Store)
4/F, KWOK LUN COMMERCIAL HOUSE, 15 COCHRANE STREET, CENTRAL
“Pretty cool bottle shop in Hong Kong, and the best I saw in the city. Not a massive selection, but I found some Hong Kong beers I wanted to try. Also have some imports and even Superstition! On a third floor.“
drfabulous 1586 days ago