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Captain's Bar

#182 of 6,704 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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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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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Go early evening when HK is relaxing after work. Great atmosphere, classic cocktails, beer in pewter tankards, and classy resident band. Excellent service from staff, try to get a seat at the bar.

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

Dear Desertdaisie, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again in January, and for visiting some of our restaurants, especially Mandarin Grill and Café Causette. I was thrilled to read your wonderful comments and to learn that you have been witnessing all the changes we have made over the years. On behalf of my team, I look forward to... More 

Corte Madera, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Beer served from a frosty pewter mug with impeccable service! It doesn't get much better. Live jazz in the evening and a great buzz throughout!

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Thank sfnative2UK
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear sfnative2UK, Thank you for visiting M bar and Captain’s Bar and for taking the time to review both your visits. I was pleased to read that you had the opportunity to visit them and despite their differences in atmosphere, you thoroughly enjoyed them equally. Your compliments about our environment are very much appreciated. Thank you again for your kind... More 

Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Attentive, polite service, cool pewter mugs with good British wallop. Great bar food (sliders, bar snacks or something more substantial). Live music and a bustle of international accents and laughter. A favourite spot of mine even if I don't stay at the Mandarin hotel (which is a great hotel to stay at by the way!).

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Thank Matt G
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Matt G “Soak up the atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago Attentive, polite service, cool pewter mugs with good British wallop. Great bar food (sliders, bar snacks or something more substantial). Live music and a bustle of international accents and laughter. A favourite spot of mine even if I don't stay at the Mandarin hotel (which is... More 

Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Unchanging venue and patrons, ever increasingly silly prices. Especially for ridiculously named (mock)cocktails. No idea who drinks this nonsense. If you want to NOT have the details of your latest investment banking deal come out, make sure you avoid: it's wall to wall bankers in there 5-7PM. Mind you, impossible to hear anything once the band gets going - in... More 

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

Dear Marlene W, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar and for your time to share your important comments here. We regret to hear that you had a disappointing visit recently and we apologize for causing you dissatisfaction. As it so happens, we are in the process of making a few improvements to Captain’s Bar in 2017 and will... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Captains Bar was ever rarely empty or dead...unlike most hotel bars you visit on a Monday or Tuesday early doors this place was lively and full of joie de vivre - we found it irrestible most evenings!

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Thank Ema L
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ema L, Thank you for your visiting Captain’s Bar and for reveling in our iconic establishment. I hope you had a wonderful evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Yours sincerely, Jean-Philippe Moser Hotel Manager Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong More 

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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear Weng C, Thank you for your returning and for taking the time to share your great review. It is wonderful to read that so much at Captain’s Bar consistently impresses you and that you always have great times at our iconic bar. Your warm compliments have been shared with our team and chef Sharma is very pleased to learn... More 

Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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
MOHKG, Manager at Captain's Bar, responded to this review

Dear munchkin2849, Thank you very much for your visit and for your wonderful review of Captain’s Bar. Our institution in Hong Kong certainly has been through the ages and we are thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoy your time with us. Thank your considering Captain’s Bar as one of the city’s finest and recommending it to other travelers. We... More 

Shanghai, China
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527 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

Dear Ralf M, Thank you very much for visiting Captain’s Bar and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While our bar can be indeed enjoyed after work, I would also recommend you to try our Indian lunch curries. We look forward to welcoming you back at Captain’s Bar with your co-workers and friends again soon. Yours... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

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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
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, Business meetings
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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