Hong Kong launches first ‘stock market’ bar
Pandering to Hong Kong’s rowdy banker scene, Wolf Market is a new bar aiming to replicate all the ups and downs of the trading floor.
Situated in Lan Kwai Fong ‘where the best decisions are made after midnight,’ Wolf Market (undoubtedly taking a cue from Wolf of Wall Street) has an interesting concept where the prices of drinks fluctuate according to their popularity. If no one orders a particular cocktail then it’s time to swoop in for some speculative trading. The prices and drinks are broadcast on a vast LED screen, just like stocks and fortunately, the prices are only likely to fluctuate by HK$3, making it a sounder deal than in real life.
For those who like to play it safe, then the Trader’s Bar is a fixed price cocktail lounge upstairs offering the liked Jasmine-infused vodka cocktails; Earl Grey Martinis and the rather lethal-sounding Golden Cross with Bulleit Bourbon, Courvoisier V.S.O.P, maple syrup and coffee beans.
Upmarket bar snacks such as fried chicken and truffle toast will keep even the most greedy traders on the relatively straight and narrow.
In a small city like Hong Kong which is dominated by competitive happy hours, enthusiastic revellers and where the 5pm HK$1 drink was invented at Wan Chai’s Stone Nullah Tavern, Wolf Market will find a snug home with its fun air of risk and highly alcoholic cocktails.