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The Pawn, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

62 Johnston Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2866 3444's insider take:

The top three floors of the former Woo Cheong Pawn Shop, a four-story complex dating back to 1888, recently got a new lease on life as a colonial-chic gastropub and lounge. Salvaged building materials like wood panels from a Shenzhen shipyard and reproduction Chinese grill gates pay tribute to the building's previous incarnation. Skyscrapers illuminate the outdoor ambience on the spacious verandas and roof garden. Low-slung vintage chaises create a homey groove indoors, where imported ales and fruity cocktails appease the after-work crowd who stay on for Anglo comfort food items like roast bone marrow with horseradish cream, steak and kidney pudding, and of course, fish and chips with mushy peas.

Open Mondays through Fridays 11 am to 2 am, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am to 11 pm.

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