November 14th 2013 courtesy of our friends at NecesCity
There’s a new bar on the block in Wyndham Street, desperately trying to stand out from the nightlife crowd. Always willing to put themselves out there in the name of research, the boys at our sister site NecesCity
headed down to see if the ‘small world’ theme is big enough to cause a buzz.
Spend long enough in Hong Kong and you’ll quickly realise that the city’s social scene is rather…well, incestuous. On any given night out, you’re likely to run into a friend of a friend, unwittingly hit on your exe’s new colleague (awkward – just cut your losses and run) or discover the guy that runs your favourite bar is your brother-in-law’s best friend’s frat buddy (depending how cool the guy is, it might not stay your favourite bar).
The point is, whenever you meet someone in Hong Kong, you’ll often find that you have a connection of some sort, however tenuous the link. In agreement with that college drinking game we’ve all learnt to love and hate in equal measures, it seems that everyone in the city really is connected through six degrees of separation.
, the latest addition to Wyndham Street, is a jazzed-up two-floor bar/restaurant of sleek interiors and TV-panelled walls. The lounge plays off the idea of social connections, with the signature cocktail list
the strongest expression of this theme.
But the idea is lost a little in the execution of other aspects of the bar. The snacks
– nachos, baked potato skins and the like – are a good antidote for the beer munchies, but do little to further the theme, while the music, essential to any lounge, lacks direction thanks to a programme of different genres on different nights, like Thursday’s 6˚ of Swag (Rnb and Hip-Hop).
The concept is a good one, but by trying to differentiate itself on Wyndham Street’s crowded bar scene, 6˚ has somewhere lost its way. Don’t get us wrong, we like the bar, but think if a theme’s worth doing it’s worth doing properly.
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