Somewhat of a new kid on the buzzing Hong Kong block that is Tsim Sha Tsui, Carnival is a bar with nibbles that showcases more than a few handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and international wines. What makes it different from any old other bar in the area? That would have to be the selection of interactive yet vintage-feeling party games that are smattered about the place. Think beer pong tables and dart machines that make the whole affair feel rather like a, well, carnival. You’ll find this cool bar on Observatory Road where you can either observe or get involved with the antics all night long.
We love bars in Hong Kong but, if truth be told, we can’t think of too many as unique as Carnival. As we said, there’s a big focus on games that everyone can get involved with and the decor and quirks of the place are such that you’ll likely get all excited pretty quickly. We’re talking shot ferris wheels (where the shots look like cotton candy) and a touch of neon lighting, but all done in a sophisticated adult way that complements the elegance of the bar area itself in all the right ways. Carnival is a welcome and exciting addition to Observatory Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and we’re quite sure you’re going to love it.
What’s available when it comes to food and drink? Well, being a bar – and a damn fine one at that – handcrafted cocktails are the name of the game. The My Little Pony is made with sake, Crème de Framboise, Monin Rose, half and half, yuzu mix and cotton candy, while the Rainbow Sour consists of vanilla-infused bourbon, home-made mulled wine syrup, lemon juice, egg white and orange peel. Nibbles are available for when you get hungry and are provided by the Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong renowned Drunken Pot. If you’re young at heart, it’s absolutely worth getting a table reserved at Carnival.