The Upper House launches urban oasis ‘Maka Hiki Lounge’
Maka Hiki Lounge by Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Asia’s first tiki bar, has launched at The Upper House this January, creating an unrivalled city escape with bar bites inspired by islands from around the world.
The pop-up will last from 11 January to 31 May and offers an extensive menu of drinks and bar bites inspired by islands from around the world, as well as regular events, giving everyone the opportunity to experience this sophisticated spin on tiki culture.
Meaning “new beginning”, this unique collaboration, located within the lush greenery of The Lawn and Level 6, is an elegant tiki haven with two distinct personalities. From early morning 8am, Maka Hiki Lounge is a one-of-a-kind alternative all-day café serving light breakfast and daily specials, with teas from homegrown brand Plantation by teakha, CBD-infused beverages, and “12 Noon” juices.
From 12pm to 11pm daily, Maka Hiki Lounge and The Upper House kitchen team present refreshing bar bites, featuring Poké Miso Cones, Cubano Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cod Fish Acras, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers, BBQ Pineapple Beef Mini Burgers and more. For sweets, Maka Hiki Lounge introduces its Rhum Baba infused in a delicious and aromatic rum syrup. A specially curated wine selection is also available.
A variety of lively events will be hosted and open to the public, including Naugh’tiki Tuesdays, Wine Not Wednesdays, exclusive Cigar and Rum Tastings, Tiki Cocktail Clubs, a fun behind-the-bar cocktail making workshop led by a tiki cocktail expert, and monthly Guest Bartending Shifts from Hong Kong’s most prominent mixologists as part of the MHD World Class Series.
Honi Honi Managing Director, Max Traverse said, “We are very excited to collaborate with The Upper House - providing a sanctuary for people who are craving a sense of escapism from the bustling city and their everyday lives. Maka Hiki Lounge was designed around the reinvention of the classic tiki concept and represents a sophisticated ‘tiki-chic’ Polynesian vibe with timber and bamboo, with an unmissable outdoor terrace showcasing an oasis of lavish greenery. The exciting events that we have lined up will also give people the opportunity to experience tiki culture in the heart of the city.”
“In times like these, it is ever more important that we partner with our Hong Kong community to bring energy and new experiences to our collective guests. We are delighted to work with the Honi Honi team together on property. Their broad, Asia-based success and above all, their passion for fun, creativity and quality are what guests seek. It is a wonderful opportunity to combine our efforts and mark the start of 2021 with reason to celebrate.” Yvonne Cheung, Director of Restaurants, The Upper House.