Hope & Sesame, opened in March 2016, is tucked away behind a traditional Cantonese store in the quaint neighbourhoods of DongshanKou, the heart of the old Guangzhou. The bar is a unique testing ground for cocktail and innovation.

Behind a secret door within Hope & Sesame is “The Jazz Room”, a salon with passionate jazz players congregating nightly to perform lively tunes, it is a true sanctuary for live music enthusiasts. A group of 8-12 local and foreigners musicians varying style and ensuring each night there is consistency and yet diversity.

"Beyond Art "

Volume #12

This new HEM² inspired cocktail 
menu is the first collaborative menu at Hope 
& Sesame, with the aim of showcasing the 
quality of art & culture in Guangdong. 
Each of our creation surrounds the topic of 
“Beyond Art” and showcases the unique 
encounter between art and cocktail with 
a “creative” touch.

Download our menu



Please kindly note, reservation a day before, is highly recommended. We have every night two rounds of booking: 7pm – 10pm & 10pm onwards and we keep reservation for up to 15 min unless informed of late arrival.

Jazz performance start every night at 20:45

Until midnight on weekday & 1am on Fri / Sat

Hope & Sesame


Over the years, Hope & Sesame, led by Bastien Ciocca and Andrew Ho, two passionate about the world of food & beverages, have become notorious for innovation in cocktails using modern technique like vacuum distillation and various infusion techniques, as well as its use of unique traditional Chinese liqueurs, plants and spices to create an unforgettable cocktail experience.

Hope & Sesame has been recognized this year #15 Asia 50 Best Bars 

In 2020, we rank #79 at the world raking “top 500 Bars“ and received for a second time, China Bar of the Year award at the Fifth DRiNK Awards, the leading ceremony in China, organized by DRiNK Magazine.


MiaoQian Xijie 58, Dongshankou, Guangzhou

庙前冰室 – 广州市越秀区东山口-庙前⻄街58号

Our hours

7:00 PM – 2:00 AM
First booking slot: 7pm to 10pm
Second booking slot: 10pm onward

Contact us

Phone: +86 1881 935 3461

Email: info@spiritsarchitects.com