Second Draft permanently closed its Tai Hang location on February 11th, 2022. Our landlord at Little Tai Hang have elected not to renew our lease leaving us with no option but to close down. Despite the hardships all of us in this industry have had to endure, this closure is largely unrelated to the ongoing pandemic.
Over its six year run, Second Draft proudly delivered the city’s most fastidious beer program with purpose-built provisions to serve beer at three different temperatures over carefully chosen rotating 26 taps. Led by Young Master Brewery’s celebrated beer program, geeks and neophytes alike would always a fitting beer for their disposition, served in a faultless condition.
Awarded the HK Tatler’s Reader’s Choice Best New Restaurant in 2017 and the Best Beer Bar in the city on multiple occasions, Second Draft reimagined the craft beer gastropub category by placing its local context at the forefront. Inventive dishes like Mapo Burrata, Flower Crab Pasta and Tai Hang Fries engendered nostalgia and wonder while providing comfort. Its striking horse-shoe shaped bar, vintage Hong Kong inspired aesthetic and convivial setting will be sorely missed. While feelings of anguish are natural, the life-affirming sense of community and feel good atmosphere of relentless positivity fostered by Second Draft will live on.