Hong Kong

Led by the unstoppable duo of Four Seasons beverage manager Federico Balzarini and assistant director of F&B Summer Lo, this groundbreaking bar is named after Argo – the ship that sailed Jason and the Argonauts to the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology. Argo provides a taste of the future of drinking – and poses the question: ‘What will we be sipping on when ingredients run out or demand for spirits can’t be met?’

Argo’s menu uses Asian-sourced ingredients which risk becoming a luxury due to scarcity caused by climate. Its current menu focuses on single ingredients, pairing a dish with two cocktails created using the titular product. Bamboo, for example, is showcased via the Potash (gin, bamboo shoot, smoked bamboo, malt wine, pear eau de vie and tonic) and the Frame of Love (gin, vermouth, bamboo wine and Italian bitters), accompanied by a bamboo shoot taco. In 2024, the bar celebrates its third birthday, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.