Sai Ying Pun
100 Third St., Sai Ying Pun
An offshoot of the popular beachside Bali spot, Potato Head opened a Hong Kong location in 2016, but perhaps not where most people would have expected: Rather than moving into a spot along the water, the Hong Kong iteration settled inland in an old school plot in Sai Ying Pun. Potato Head is sort of a small village unto itself—in addition to its bar, which is likely to be the first reason you go, there's an Indonesian restaurant called Kaum, a coffee shop, and a retail space. So, while you can just do drinks, you can also make a fun outing of it.
Ping Pong 129
Nam Cheong House, 129 Second St., Sai Ying Pun
A gin bar in a former ping pong hall might sound a bit random—and its location in Sai Ying Pun is slightly out-of-the-way—but this brand-new arrival is rad, from the original architectural flourishes and subterranean location to the Spanish tapas and the gin-based cocktail menu.