Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour
12 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
We’ve turned former karaoke rooms in Chinatown into a beautiful cocktail bar modeled on 1920s Shanghai. Marked only by a jade-colour door with a little brass plaque, it’s a seated only, grown-up bar that’s open until 3 am. The theatrical drinks are exceptional, and the music is never loud enough that you have to shout. It’s like escaping into a fantasy world. Peony, a hidden bar within the bar, has its own menu, style of service, and decor. The menu changes every two weeks, but we always serve dim sum until 11 pm on weeknights, 2:30 am weekends. Nobody else serves good food that late. The only other places still open are cheesy nightclubs.
Tips from locals
Tucked above the main street in Chinatown, this place has great dumplings and some really cool cocktails. Hard to find but look for the jade door.
There is a really cool secret-ish bar (in that it's not signed - it's just a front door) in Chinatown called Opium, they do great cocktails.
you'll notice a real private members feel to this chic basement bar tucked away on Grove Street. Fronting an eclectic mix of Victorian, Louis IV and Renaissance-influenced interiors, Opium is an exclusive watering hole with bundles of quirky personality. It opens from 5pm and is a fantastic…
Cocktail bar in the middle of China Town and yet it is well hidden. Go there for a cosy romantic cocktail date and try all the drinks with dry ice
Dim sum was slightly above average but nothing too special. Great cocktails, especially tea pots infused with gin
Classic 'fancy drinks', large sharing brews and seasonal cocktails with dim sum in simple open bar.
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