Wyndham Street is one of the spots to go to for a night out in Central Hong Kong. It is lined with bars and restaurants perfect for those seeking some late night respite and refreshment. Among these night spots is a Taiwanese cocktail-on-tap bar concept called Draftland. They may be offering an unconventional way of enjoying mixed drinks but they are just as patronized, if not more so, as all the other regular bars in that part of Hong Kong. Customers spill out of the space, to the sidewalk, with drinks in their hands.
However, in contrast to the other bars in the area, Draftland has a very plain exterior which will seem boring to most, if not for the droves of people who go there. People walking by stretch their necks out with the “what’s going on here?” look on their faces.
The entire front is wide open so people can easily walk in and out. There is no big placard up front or a brightly lit neon sign. Instead, there is a small glass panel on the right side of the facade which says “Cocktails on tap, Draftland” in gold letters, which anybody could easily miss. When you step inside the dimly lit room, you’ll notice that the cement-washed walls are very bare and so your attention will immediately go to the bar in the center where it’s brightly lit and where all the action happens.
They make it plain and clear that the highlight of the place is their army of cocktail taps lined up on the bar, loaded with delicious concoctions. Like moth to a flame, that’s where everyone gravitates. And as it shows, that’s all they need to catch attention. When you come to Draftland, you’re there for the drinks.
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