‘Kyoyu’ — meaning ‘to share (共有)’ in Japanese — is an apt designation for this new Zuma initiative.

Hong Kong’s current (and enduring) 6pm dining restrictions have put a damper on many happy-hour and night-cap rituals, to say the least. Despite of-the-times innovations like take-home cocktails and virtual wine tastings, the bar experience — in case it’s slipped your mind, remember: the ambience; the patrons; the theatricality of a bartender shake — is not something that can easily be created, let alone successfully recreated.

‘Kyoyu Sundays’ leverages the local in ways unheard of, especially in a city that thrives on competition and survival of the fittest.

For three consecutive Sundays, Zuma is inviting mixologists and bar teams from three different Hong Kong institutions — The Old Man, Bar Buonasera and The Pontiac, consecutively — for one-day-only collaborations, designed to beautifully complement Zuma dishes.

Being in Hong Kong for 14 years, Zuma is extremely grateful for the continuous support from this vibrant city. We would love to bring communities together and support our industry peers during these difficult times. The food and beverage scene in Hong Kong is a melting pot of international culture and flavours, we are excited to collaborate with local cocktail bars to inspire and surprise our guests in a way that has not been done at Zuma before.

Alex Bellafronte, Zuma’s Operations Director Asia

The first Sunday will see The Old Man’s Nikita Matveev behind the bar; the second shared by Bar Buonasera’s Nick Tse and Ayako Miyake; the final welcoming Beckaly Franks from The Pontiac.

Zuma‘s Kyoyu Sundays pop-up initiative runs three consecutive Sundays, from 17 to 31 January, 1 – 6pm. Online reservations can be made here. Zuma Hong Kong, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388

Joey Wong
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Constantly in pursuit of a multi-hyphenated career, Joey has written her way through fashion trends, youth culture and luxury retail in New York and Hong Kong. Beyond internet adventures tracking down the perfect vintage find, you can probably catch her sipping on her third oat milk latte of the day in the city’s newest café. She’s currently mourning the loss of TikTok in Hong Kong.