Hong Kong’s Yardbird is the complete package. It’s a very social spot, full of very outgoing and fun people. They also have a great menu, offering a variety of yakitori sticks to pair with an abundant spirits and beers. The house cocktail we chose is called the Jolly Rancher, which we paired with chicken and meatball skewers. It’s made with shiso-infused rice shochu and fresh watermelon juice and is very refreshing. It really does taste like a Jolly Rancher candy minus some of the sugar, but it’s still one of the sweetest drinks you can have at Yardbird. The restaurant was recently name-dropped in Bobby Hundred’s book, “This is Not a T-Shirt,” which discusses community, culture, brands, and how they relate to streetwear life. A lot of restaurants neglect their cocktail menu, and a lot of cocktail bars neglect their food menu, but Yardbird hits just the right spot with both.