Launch event on 20th September to feature exclusive first taste of the soon-to-open American BBQ & smokehouse, Smoke & Barrel

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    <<2nd September 2020 – Hong Kong>> A dedicated speakeasy by John Nugent, The Diplomat introduces an enhanced experience of reimagined cocktails and brasserie-style snacks. On Sunday, 20th September from 2pm-6pm, The Diplomat will host a free-flow pale ale party featuring Diplomat American Pale Ale, a special collaboration brew by Brooklyn Brewery and Carnegie Brewery, serving for the first time in Hong Kong at The Diplomat.

    Brooklyn Brewery, the New York-based craft beer microbrewery best known for its award-winning Brooklyn Lager, has joined forces with Stockholm’s Carnegie Brewery in a collaborative joint venture, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. Located in a former Luma lamp factory in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, modern craft brewery Nya Carnegiebryggeriet created the Diplomat American Pale Ale, now available exclusively at The Diplomat.

    With a lower ABV of 4.5%, the Diplomat American Pale Ale is a session IPA that blends three citrus forward hops with floral and herbal notes. The result is a refreshing beer that can be enjoyed as a complement to a meal or as a delicious thirst-quencher by itself.

    Those in attendance will be the lucky first guests to tuck in to all-you-can-eat authentic American barbecue by the soon-to-open barbecue and smokehouse, Smoke & Barrel Hong Kong. Slated to open this early October 2020 on 32 Wyndham Street, Smoke & Barrel is the brainchild of chef-restaurateur duo Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes, following hot on the trails of their first successful restaurant co-venture, Kinship. The friendly service, valued pricing and down-to-earth menu at Smoke & Barrel will follow a similar format to those found at Kinship, the restaurant loved for its cosy, neighborhood vibe.

    On 20th September, The Diplomat will host two sessions from 2pm-4pm and 4pm-6pm, each priced at HK$300 per ticket and inclusive of all-you-can-drink beer and all-you-can-eat BBQ. The ‘VIP’ experience from 2pm-6pm is priced at HK$800 per ticket, inclusive of an additional free-flow champagne and wagyu brisket by Smoke & Barrel.

    Tickets are limited to 40 per regular session, and only 30 for the VIP experience. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended due to limited availability, via online booking at http://sevn.ly/xwfIoWXb.


    About The Diplomat

    The first speakeasy concept by award-winning mixologist John Nugent, The Diplomat offers a cocktail experience befitting of the convivial personality of Hong Kong. The beverage menu features small batched produced wine, vintage liquors, and reimagined classic cocktails shaped by the legacy of influential state leaders, ambassadors, and historical figures. The Diplomat’s interiors are reminiscent of a cozy gastropub, and feature eclectic artwork by contemporary creatives that accentuate the speakeasy’s contrasted spaces. Whether for the expertly crafted cocktails, opened armed hospitality or whimsical ambiance, The Diplomat is a place where weary travelers can call home.


    Contact The Diplomat

    A: LG/F, High Block, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

    T: +852 3619-0302

    E: reservations@diplomat.hk

    W: www.diplomat.hk

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thediplomathk

    IG: @thediplomathk

    Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 6pm-late


    Smoke & Barrel – Contact Information

    -Opening in early October 2020-

    Address: 1/F-2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

    Tel:  +852 2866 2120

    Email: hello@smokeandbarrelhk.com

    Instagram: @SmokeandBarrelHK