How often have you thought "why don't we put escalators up hills?" Well, its been done in Hong Kong as an attempt to ease traffic congestion. The Mid Levels escalator failed in its objective but it is certainly the most unorthodox way this Wrestler has reached a bar. Spend the time while you are ascending peering into bars and restaurants as you pass.
From Central MTR station walk towards Central Market. At Cochrane St you pick up the escalator.
Described to us as 'Harry Potter Bar', but when you peel back the curtain you are greeted with part camp lounge bar, part bordello. The cocktails are well worth the HK$75 and are large enough to give you time to enjoy the decor, which must have been bought and fitted by Liberace's interior designer.
38 Staunton Street, SoHo.
Turn right off the Mid Level Escalator when you get to a bar called Stauntons. It's on the left, but you must look very closely to find it.
With this being Hong Kong which type of bar would you most expect to find?
That's right… Balalaika is a Russian theme bar complete with huge bust of Lenin, lots of Soviet propaganda posters, red flags and a -20 degree celcius Siberian Vodka Room complete with fur coats (on loan, not to keep. And it's fake fur by the way).
There are over 60 types and flavours of vodka to try as well as a restaurant serving up typical Russian fayre and live Russian music.
Simply walk up Theatre Lane from Central MTR Station and be greeted by D'Aguilar Street. Walk up the steep slope, follow it round to the left and it's upstairs on the right.
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