The St. Regis Bar–located at The St. Regis Macao–is a high-end place to gather with friends and experiment with drinks and cocktails. Specially crafted by sous-chef Ben Hu and Yuki Lo, The St. Regis Bar offers a never-ending menu of original and exclusive cocktails, as well as foods, snacks and even afternoon tea–served daily. This venue offers lavish and luxurious interiors and a decor inspired by the House of Astor, New York city’s first-ever luxury hotel set in Broadway Avenue.
Guests can expect a jazz-vibe all over the bar, as well as experienced mixologists behind the counter. There’s live music with artists performing during sunset and late afternoon. The bar also came up with The Astor Hour, where guests can try their specially-crafted punches, cocktails, wines and drinks at a special price. Signature beverages include house-made pisco and gin punches, classic cocktails, as well as a selection of the premium wines, beers and spirits from different corners of the world.
The St. Regis Bar features a wide menu of foods and beverages, including iconic its own Macau interpretation of St. Regis brand-created Bloody Mary, Maria do Leste. With Portuguese chourizo (sausage), pink peppercorn and limes from Brazil, chilli from Africa, cinnamon and paprika from India, lobster and sea salt from the seas, black vinegar and black peppercorns from China, it’s topped with an egg tart from Macau.
Other drinks include the wide range Bloody Mary variations done at St. Regis’ across the world, happy hour punches and classic cocktails. They also do their own in-house infused gin & tonics served directly from a gin trolley catering to each person’s taste. Specialties also include Caroline 400 or Coley #2 cocktails, as well as a table celebration punch, which comes in a big jar for people to share. At The St. Regis Bar, guests can also keep a bottle of their own and order drinks from it every time they go back.
Dining options include light snacks and bites such as oysters from France, Sicilian calamari, a Boston lobster slider, and fried chicken with edible gold leaf. For bigger plates, there’s a dry-aged beef burger made with Rangers Valley beef, Boston lobster, fried baby calamari and crispy potato fries. Seafood fans can enjoy a seafood platter including whole Maine lobster and a half dozen of seasonal fresh oysters.
Vegetarian options are also available, with a satay burger made with Impossible meats. Asian-inspired dishes are also on their menu and include beef char siu and Chilean sea bass in a Sichuan pepper pot. The St. Regis Bar also offers desserts such as ‘Rose’–raspberry and mascarpone mousse, almond and lemon– or their ‘Forest Berries’, a five-spice sabayon and seven vanilla bean ice cream, and infused with rose flavor.
The interiors were designed by Hong Kong architect, Steve Leung and are best described as modern and cozy with a cutting edge touch and sophisticated. Made with timber, supple fabrics and stone, it’s decorated with crystal highlights bathed in soft light. As every St. Regis Bar around the world, the Macau one also has some touches alluding to the city: the mural at The St. Regis Bar Macao illustrates and celebrates the city’s history, including motifs related to its past as a trading port. There are some nice elements in the mural, such as a crane bird–traditional symbol of eternity and youth in Chinese culture–and lotus flowers (present in the Macau’s flag). Portugal and the UK are also present in this artwork, as one can see from elements like a Barcelos Rooster, an armillary sphere, astrolabe and other navigational tools.
For private parties and gatherings, The St. Regis Bar included three different private rooms: Decanter, John Jacob I and John Jacob II. The first has space for 30 to 40 guests, while the latter can house eight to 10 people.
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Operating hours: Monday–Thursday, 5:00pm–1:00am, Friday–Sunday, 2:00pm–1:00am
Afternoon tea: Daily, 2:00pm–5:30pm; (served at The Manor from Monday to Thursday)
The Astor Hour: Daily, 6:30pm–8:30pm