After 13 years in the Lan Kwai Fong party district, Hong Kong Brew House is set to close.
A home to live music, stand-up comedy and quiz nights, the pub will be replaced by Mexican fast-food restaurant Cali-Mex, which will move in from its current location nearby, says Lan Kwai Fong founder Allan Zeman.
A Japanese restaurant will take over Cali-Mex’s premises after the move.
Brew House’s last day of business will be June 18, says a spokesman for the pub’s owner, El Grande bar and restaurant group.
Zeman says he does not know the specific reasons for the pub’s closure, but says concepts need to keep updating to survive in Hong Kong. “Sometimes maintaining the status quo does not work. You have new places opening and some old places closing down. It is natural; I’m not surprised by this. I have been here for 35 years and have seen many restaurants and clubs close for various reasons.”