Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar to open in Hong Kong

An Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar, The Old Man, will open in Hong Kong later this month.

Inspired by the American writer’s style and taste in drinks, The Old Man will be run by cocktail and bar pioneers Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale.

Hemingway is arguably just as famous for his ability to drink as he is for his writing. The author once said: ”Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars,” which is what the owners of The Old Man will be hoping people do.  

The literature-themed bar will be primarily led by Prabowo, with Tamang and Ghale expected to manage day-to-day operations.

It will be located in Aberdeen and the drinks menu pays tribute to Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea.

Before founding The Old Man, Prabowo managed the Bar & Beverage programme at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and he also led Island Shangri-La’s award-winning Lobster Bar & Grill.

The bar is anticipated to include a moody and charming vibe, and a heterogeneous collection of drinks inspired by the late literary genius.

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