We scour the Hong Kong bar scene to bring you the new and noteworthy. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! Here we check out McSorley’s Ale House on Staunton Street in Soho.
Sometimes you just want to go to a pub and have a beer. McSorley’s Ale House gives you that option in Soho. It’s conveniently located on Staunton Street and has the same relaxed vibe that can be found in its other branches in Discovery Bay, Elements Mall and Macau. It has a wide street frontage but still feels cosy inside.
As you would expect at any self-respecting Irish pub, Guinness is on tap. McSorley’s also has its own imported ale and it offers eight different craft beers from New Zealand, the UK, Australia, Germany and Spain. A big focus for the Soho branch is whisky. There are more than 40 whiskies on offer, selected by the bar’s certified female whisky ambassador, Jessica Kwok.
The Soho branch has a casual dining menu of classic pub grub faves such as curry chips, and a savoury steak, Stilton and Guinness pie. The signature hearty premium handcrafted Angus burger is perfect if you have a hankering for a burger with your beer.
As any McSorley’s regular knows, the bar has quite a reputation for its Indian menu. It’s excellent value, and I happily had my fill of the signature chicken tikka masala, aloo tikki, onion bhaji and a very generous garlic naan. My vegetarian pal was pleased to find that a vegetarian aloo gobi and veggie samosas were available.
Couple this with a daily happy hour from 5pm to 8pm and it all adds up to a very welcome addition to the Soho bar scene.
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