The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and WORLD CLASS, the luxury collection of spirits from Diageo RESERVE, are opening a pop-up bar.  The Shell at MO Bar will be made-over to recreate PDT (Please Don’t Tell), the legendary New York speakeasy named World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2009, and again in 2011 by The World’s Top 50 Best Bars poll, which recognizes them as their All-Time Achiever.  PDT HK, the pop-up at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will be open from 5 to 30 January.

Guests will enter PDT HK through a hidden entrance in a phone booth upstairs at MO Bar, and once inside, they will find a space that faithfully recreates the look and feel of the New York original.  Jim Meehan, bartender, founder of PDT, author of the PDT Cocktail Book, and Jeff Bell, current General Manager of PDT and WORLD CLASS USA Bartender of the Year 2013, and veteran PDT bartender Nick Brown will be behind the bar making cocktails.

PDT’s food and beverage offering reflects the diversity of New York City’s East Village and the Northeastern United States at large.  In Hong Kong, recipes will be adapted according to the wealth of ingredients available to provide a distinctive, world-class experience for guests of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.


Concealed behind a vintage phone booth in an East Village hot dog stand, PDT is a beloved industry hangout of renowned chefs including Daniel Humm, David Chang and Wylie Dufresne, who have all created hot dogs for the speakeasy’s exclusive menu.  The concept is being imported to PDT HK, where Hong Kong’s most creative chefs were asked to invent their own hot dogs for the menu, with proceeds from each hot dog sale going to charity.

Hong Kong chefs inventing hot dogs for PDT HK include Matt Abergel, head chef/owner of Yardbird will create a hot dog using his extensive repertoire of Japanese cooking techniques.

Jowett Yu, Taiwanese-born chef of the coolest Chinese restaurant in town, Ho Lee Fook, will design a hot dog with his inventive approach to Chinese flavours.   Alvin Leung from the 3 Michelin-starred BO Innovation will create the demon dog to challenge diners’ expectation.  Chef Richard Ekkebus will create the only western style hot dog (The Frenchie).

For reservations please contact MO Bar by phone: +852 2132 0077 or email


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