Legendary Manhattan Speakeasy PDT to Be Recreated in Hong Kong

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, and World Class are opening a pop-up bar for the month of January

PDT is aimed to give local bartenders and consumers a truly unique drinking experience.

The latest hidden gem at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental? Please Don’t Tell.

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, and World Class have partnered up to open a pop-up bar recreating legendary New York speakeasy Please Don’t Tell (PDT). PDT was named the World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2009 and recognized as the All-Time Achiever in The World’s Top 50 Best Bars poll in 2011. An official release promises a faithful recreation of the “look and feel of the New York original.” The Landmark Mandarin Oriental and World Class hope PDT HK will promote high-end international cocktail culture.

Guests will enter PDT HK through a hidden entrance in a phone booth at MO Bar. Jim Meehan, bartender and founder of PDT, Jeff Bell, current General Manager of PDT and World Class USA Bartender of the Year in 2013, and Nick Brown, veteran PDT bartender, will be crafting cocktails at the pop-up. As the original PDT’s food and beverage offerings reflect the diversity of NYC’s East Village and the Northeastern United States, recipes at PDT HK will be adapted according to the wealth of local ingredients available.

PDT HK will offer an exclusive menu of 12 cocktails, a mix of PDT classics and new creations made especially for Hong Kong. In order to maintain the food component of Crif Dogs, the establishment directly connected to and concealing the original PDT, Hong Kong’s most creative chefs have been asked to invent their own hot dogs for the menu, and proceeds from sales will go to charity.


The pop-up bar will be open from January 5 through the end of the month, on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 pm. Reservations can be made over the phone or by emailing lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com. Not in Hong Kong? The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is offering guests a ‘Your New Pied-a-terre in the heart of Central’ package, which includes round-trip limousine transfers, accommodation in their new L600 or 900 series guestrooms and suites, breakfast, a spa experience, minibar, lunch at Amber, and more, according to release. Details can be found on the Landmark Mandarin Oriental website.