Liberty Exchange borrows its name from its location, deep in the heart on the podium level of Exchange Square. Particularly if you are out and about on a Friday evening, the extensive overspill from the bar onto the walkway between Exchange Square and the IFC building, within sight of Ju Ming’s impressive Tai Chi sculptures, will signal you are in the right place.
What led us there late one evening was the unexpected discovery that we could watch the Rugby final between the Leicester Saracens and Northampton at Twickenham on one of their large screens. Although closing time meant that we were only able to watch the first half of the final that ended with a Northants victory, it was nevertheless much appreciated, particularly by the male contingent, that we could witness some of the match. At that time of the night (close to midnight) there were just a few tables occupied, so we had our pick of seats.
We sat at high stools at the bar. The mojito I ordered here was great, definitely well mixed and muddled. If you have read other reviews, you have probably gathered that a mojito is my ‘go-to’ drink, not least as it seems a low risk cocktail, not requiring anything with flavourings that might contain gluten. I will venture further out of my ‘comfort zone’ in time, but for now I have found that ordering this avoids the need for protracted conversations about ingredients, which can be a bit of a dampener.
Anyway, we can recommend Liberty Bar, for its television screens showing sport that isn’t on the channels at home, for its atmosphere when the place is buzzing and for its well mixed mojito.
Liberty Exchange Kitchen & Bar,Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong – Tel: 2810 8400