Not only are we a Hong Kong media darling, but internationally, the press is likewise besotted by our bar.
The venerable, hallowed Gray Lady, the “newspaper of record”, having won more Pulitzer prizes than any other rag, rates us as Hong Kong’s must-see bar, showing appreciation for our international, artisanal selection of absinthes, served up in strict adherence to the 19th century ritual.
Our local arbiter of all things hip, Time Out Magazine, rates Hong Kong’s top cocktail lounges and guess who is Soho’s sole entry, thanks to such inspired, creativity that sees even a reduction of balsamic vinegar into a cocktail.
“The tone is classy boudoir, with mixed-vintage chaise lounges, chesterfields, a sumptuous collection of cushions, and rich teal walls. The cocktails are slightly sassy, too. And the music stays in step with the pin-ups–no harsh club beats here, just old-school crooners, swing, jazz and underground Latin.”
“Varga Lounge is oh so perfect for a fun girls night out. Not content with just offering drinks and food packages for their parties, they create the ultimate Girls Night Out experience. We are talking interactive toy presentations, saucy games….you get the idea! They can also organize tarot card readings, burlesque lessons, strippers and mixology courses; a one-stop shop for a sexy girls night out in Hong Kong!”
“Choose your décor in this unique neighborhood bar—downstairs is French chinoserie boudoir with elegant chaise lounges, upstairs is a mod Vegas bachelor pad. The owners want to bring back the forgotten art of conversation, so the walls are painted in teal, the hue representing the throat chakra, to stimulate discussion. Classy!”