BUTLER – THE JAPANESE COCKTAIL BARDecember 8th, 2011 | Posted by in Hong Kong
There are lots of places to go for a drink in Hong Kong with views of the Harbour and blasting cold air conditioning, soulf(o)ul house or other carefully considered DJ selections. The drinks will be as fantastic as the views (like at Aqua for example) but when it comes to a good cocktail place anywhere in the world, I think the most important thing is that you sit there with your pal and the cocktail menu and you really feel like JUST YOU found SOMEWHERE. Which is exactly like Butler is.
The owner Masayuki Uchida and his bar buddy Nick Tse can make anything from their interesting menu, but it is better when they make something just for you if you tell them the kind of thing you like. Nick Tse made for me the Vanilla “Ice cream” Soda above with vanilla, vodka and coconut cream on top which I said I fancied some ice cream.
The bar is tiny and on the fifth floor of a rather ordinary looking apartment building, which is not uncommon for Hong Kong. There is no view to speak of but that hardly matters at Butler. It doesn’t seem to have a website, but there is stuff about the place here and here.
5/F, Mody House
30 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong
The “front door” is actually on Hart Avenue just around the corner. And you will think you have the wrong place as the front door is an unmarked lobby with just enough room for a man at a desk and an elevator. Take the lift to the 5th floor and BOOYAH!