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Award-winning New York bar and restaurant establishes foothold in Hong Kong

Award-winning New York bar and restaurant Employees Only announced today (23 June 2017) that it has opened its first Hong Kong outlet as part of its ongoing expansion plan in Asia.

Award-winning New York bar and restaurant establishes foothold in Hong Kong

Award-winning New York bar and restaurant, Employees Only has opened its first Hong Kong outlet.

Located in Lan Kwai Fong, Employees Only offers a unique cocktail culture that originated in New York City. All bartenders are trained to deliver free-pour complex cocktails at speed as well as provide friendly and unpretentious service, according to co-founder Mr Igor Hadzismajlovic.

Mr Hadzismajlovic said, “In continuing the Asian expansion of the Employees Only brand, Hong Kong is one of the natural and obvious fit places. With its role as a global capital of commerce, culture and dining, we’re confident that we’ll be able to attract a diverse and discerning audience who will hopefully embrace what we have spent over a decade building and perfecting.”

He added, “Following the successful pop-up launch in Hong Kong last autumn, we decided to extend our reach in the city. We believe that Employees Only Hong Kong will redefine the city’s restaurant and nightlife experience, with our unique cocktail culture, flawlessly executed hospitality and elevated take on comfort food.”

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Dr Jimmy Chiang said, “We are happy to see that a famous bar brand has joined our dynamic food and beverage scene. Employees Only will not only add to the choices for customers, but also strengthen our city’s reputation as a culinary destination.”

About Employees Only

Opened in 2004 in New York, Employees Only is a speakeasy-style bar that serves mixed cocktails along with great food. It is famous for its creative cocktails and has won the Spirited Awards for Best American Bar Team, World’s Best Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Drinks Selection by Tales of the Cocktail, as well as the number four spot on Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2015. For more information, please visit www.employeesonlyhk.com.

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For an event photo, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72157682322642652.

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