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Captain's Bar

#191 of 6,384 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Central
Bar, British
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No.5 Connaught Road, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
852-28254006
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistently good service Always a good old fashion served in a tumbler and Pewter mugs for a gunner. It's always been like this, and the decor seems as unchanging as the waiters. Now that's a very good thing. It's a comforting level of discrete service, which is always exceptional. Never disappointing - I would recommend lunch - great curry. I'd... More 

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Thank Weng C
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of hong kong's finest. It is just steeped in history. Many a great night has started or ended here. Must have an "old fashioned", or a pint from a silver tankard or a traditional gunner for the non-partakers. A must do for visitors or hardened locals.

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Thank munchkin2849
Shanghai, China
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447 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of few ultimate places to hand out after duty. Came her today at afternoon, had my beer and relax in this decent and rather quiet atmosphere. Service is outstanding top. Just love this place.

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Thank Ralf M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a few late beers here - we had been told it was worth a visit so made sure we did. The whole layout, atmosphere and service was a unique experience and it seemed that nothing had changed in the last 80 years - a great evening!

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1 Thank CWAJW15
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear CWAJW15, Thank you for visiting Captain’s Bar and for taking the time to share your comments here. It was wonderful to read that your evening at Captain’s Bar was much fun and that you felt you were transported back in time - I will certainly convey your warm comments to my team. My team and I look forward to... More 

Singapore
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171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Classic Far Eastern hotel bar with lots of history. If you are familiar with or interested in the history of Hong Kong and of Asia's economic rise then you will very much appreciate this establishment.

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1 Thank Gibraltar M
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear Gibraltar M, Thank you for sharing your recommendations. Captain’s Bar has long been Hong Kong’s after-work watering hole for decades and you will feel like going back in time as soon as you step into our beloved bar. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back for more fun evenings at Captain’s Bar. Yours sincerely, Jean-Philippe Moser... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I understand why this is a Hong Kong institution. Very elegant, classy and comfortable. Great service and I just had to try the Captain's Beer served in a silver mug which was so good I had to repeat.

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2 Thank Arbeide
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear Arbeide, Thank you very much for visiting us and for sharing your comments. I was happy to read that you had the chance to try out our locally brewed Captain’s Bar beer which is wonderfully served in our iconic silver tankards, keeping the beer perfectly chilled. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near... More 

Adelaide
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Really recommend the beer here in the tankard - we also really like to have the curry on at least one day during any trip when chinese just can't face anymore!

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1 Thank HewlettAdelaide
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear HewletteAdelaide, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar earlier. Our team were excited to read that you enjoyed your experience especially our beers served in silver tankards and authentic Indian curries and snacks. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Yours sincerely, Jean-Philippe Moser Hotel Manager Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong More 

Hong Kong
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162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love the feel of it in here but find the clientele probably matches it a bit too much! Old school HK at it's best - complete with lots white old (and some less old) men! The staff are fantastic, the prices aren't horrendous given you are in one of HK's best hotels...but I tend to leave after one drink... More 

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1 Thank HongKongCallisto
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear HongKongCallisto, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar for its historic and classic environment. If you are looking for a more contemporary bar to visit, I would recommend our M bar on the 25th floor, where you can enjoy small batch, rare spirits, re-imagined cocktails as well as delicious dishes from Pierre restaurant’s kitchen. Thank you and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As per other reviews this place is iconic and must be tried. The staff are formal but the overall feeling is laid back. It can be extremely busy at night and quite loud but definitely worth a visit

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1 Thank Peter H
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear Peter H, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar this past June and I am excited to read that you had a great time. Please do return again soon! Yours sincerely, Jean-Yong Pittion Director of Food and Beverage Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Captain's Bar is a must go to bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Leather sofas and armchairs, traditional English gentleman's club feel to it during the day and full of business types early evening. After that a great jazz band plays and the fun starts. Good food too, and they have a quaint tradition of serving beer in... More 

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2 Thank maggie W
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear maggie W, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar this past March. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and had a pleasant evening. Thank you for your support and we look forward to enjoying your next G&T soon! Yours sincerely, Jean-Yong Pittion Director of Food and Beverage Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.5 Connaught Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28254006
Description
Keeping Hong Kong entertained for over 50 years, Captain’s Bar is a city institution. Popular with both guests and locals alike, it has been Hong Kong’s favourite after-work watering hole for decades.

Enjoying a relaxed, cosy decor with red, wood and brass furnishings, Captain’s Bar exudes comfortable, classic style. Famous for nightly jazz performances and for serving draught beer in silver tankards—regulars receive their own engraved with their name—it’s the kind of place you stop by for a drink and stay all night.

Guests in comfortable attire are welcomed throughout the day. After 5pm, ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear. Gentlemen are kindly asked to wear closed shoes at all times with smart shirt and long trousers after 5pm.

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Staying in Central

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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