Hong Kong’s Sake Central owns up to its name. It features a tasting room dedicated to sake pairing with beds of different rice varieties. They do regular pop ups in the tasting room, inviting chefs from all over the world to curate and create new pairings. The room is very dark so you can focus on the food and drink. There’s also a sleek looking retail section offering bottles for sale that are specially stored under non-UV emitting lights to protect their quality. And there’s a cultural pavilion at the bar, where you can learn about the history and progression of sake in Japan. There are many types of sake, a host of accoutrements and methods to consume it, and a deeply embedded history and tradition. Sake Central pays their respects to the art of sake—their approach to experiencing it carries the versatile drink into the future while acknowledging its rich past.