Hong Kong — the city of crowd and chaos settles down by night and then is when the real face of Hong Kong comes upfront. Amidst the speedy permanence of change, multiculturalism, vibrance and unforgettable cuisine, Hong Kong nightlife is where the nights are not dark, roads are not deserted and life is full of colors.
There’s actually a lot to explore – right from the happening pubs, bars, and clubs to entertaining highlights of night trips and tours. Yes, there’s booze and music to tease the senses, but also the widespread ocean lined with twinkling city lights, and stars up in the sky. The experiences of nightlife in Hong Kong can range from sheer romantic bliss to unlimited and insane fun depending on the company you have, and occasion it is.
Pubs, Bars, Cafes and Clubs
Any guide of nightlife in Hong Kong must start with the enigmatic party scenes at the popular pubs and bars of Hong Kong. The pubs and clubs at Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong host some of the most epic gems of Hong Kong nightlife.
1. Eyebar, Tsim Sha Tsui
Eyebar is a gem of nightlife in Hong Kong – ‘coz it shows you the Hong Kong nightlife. The bar is perched on the 30th floor and is known as one of the most beautiful vantage points to experience the Hong Kong skyline. With a roof top restaurant and contemporary chinois Erie decorations – Eye Bar is definitely the ‘can’t-afford-to-miss’ essential of nightlife in Hong KOng.
Opening hours: 12 noon to 1:00 am
What’s special: The vantage point, telescope, authentic sea food at restaurant Nanhai No 1, the cocktails – especially The Great Expectations
To catch up with the latest at The Eyebar, follow their official Facebook page.
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2. Club 71, 67 Hollywood Road
Club 71, apparently, turns out to be one of the best clubs in the Hong Kong nightlife scene. The terrace is usually crowded with people from political circles, art, journalism, and cinema. It guarantees a very abstract environ where the walls are dominated by ambiguous patterns painted on them.
Opening hours: 5 pm to 2 am
What’s special: The diverse crowd, regular jam sessions, in-house restaurant that serves finger licking sea food
Follow Club 71 on Facebook , in case you wish to catch up with their latest gigs and offers.
3. MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental
The interiors of Mo Bar are designed by architect Adam Tihanay, an aircraft engineer who specializes in making luxurious jets. The bar carries with it an ambience of glamour, glitz and charm. The crowd mostly owe its numbers to the bankers in the locality. The bar is pretty popular for its series of cocktails. Cytrus Vodka, Luxardo Limoncello, Coriander Ginger Root, and Cloudy Apple are among the most popular ones.
Opening hours: From 7 am till midnight
What’s special: The exclusive cocktails at the bar, live performances by singers like Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean.
The latest events and updates can be followed from the Facebook page of the bar.
4. Tai Lung Fung, Wan Chai
Named after 60’s Cantonese opera, Tai Lung Fung is at walking distance from the historic Blue House Culture Center. It can be identified by the neon pink sign over a narrow street in Wan Chai. The bar is decorated with mosaic tiles, vintage posters, fluorescent toys, and is largely crowded by designers and creative artists.
Opening hours: 12 noon to 1:00 am, Sunday closed
What’s special: The 60’s theme based decor, and a highly creative audience
Follow their Facebook page to get the latest updates.
5. The Globe, Graham Street, Central
The entire country city has numerous Brit themed bars, pubs and clubs and almost every such space boasts colonial indulgence. The Globe, however, has effortlessly kept itself from anything like this. It is one of the most popular hangout zones of nightlife in Hong Kong with a large display TV, cozy booths, classy tables, and wood paneled walls.
Opening hours: 10 am to 2 am
What’s special: Ever changing delectable menu featuring chips with wasabi mayonnaise and warm scotch eggs. The bar hosts of Hong Kong’s largest collection of real aisle from Typhoon Brewery.
The pub connects to its visitors through Facebook at facebbok.com/TheGlobeHK.
6. Hidden Agenda, Kwun Tong
This one is uber cool stuff. A bunch of young musicians, in order to avoid the high rented space, opened up this bar in an abandoned factory building in Kwun Tong. And today it’s one of the most hapenning night time hangouts hosting live bands and gigs. Hidden Agenda’s interiors have been decorated by murals and graffiti, and the stage has played host to some of the most diverse line ups featuring the glittering stars(bands and solo musicians) of nightlife in Hong Kong.
What’s special: The musical nights, most insane line ups featuring upcoming singers and performers
7. The Blck Brd, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
The Blck Brd is a nice cocktail of colonial past and modern imaginations. Located on the 6th floor, this bar is a cute combination of cozy and secretive. The interiors are framed by exposed brick walls, soft lights, and timber terrace and have windows overlooking the corners of Wellington Street and Lyndhurst Terrace.
Opening hours: 5 pm to 2 am, Sunday closed
What’s special: The exclusive drinks menu has some excellent whiskies, choice ales and wonder wines. For latest updates, join them on the Blck Brd Official.
Night Trips and Tours
Hong Kong is one of those cities where you can live an almost amphibian tourist life overnight. Fancy a trip through one of the most crowded cities — at the time when it goes under the blankets, through the roads and on the waters, all together. Here are your options while you are trying to explore the nightlife in Hong Kong:
8. Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village Cruise
The Water Tours, Hong Kong arranges night cruise of 5 hour trips. The cruise covers a very explicit itinerary and starts at dusk with the flag lowering ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square. Furthet it goes through the seafood mart at Lei Yue Mun.
Cost: $600 onwards
Pick-up locations: 6:00 pm at Central ferry pier 9, Central; 6:15 pm at Kowloon Public Pier 3 (in Tsim Sha Tsui)
9. Star Ferry’s Harbor Tour
This night tour has got its names on National Geography’s list of “must do things”. The cruise involves visits to some of the most attractive sights like Victoria Peak, and Victoria harbor.
Cost: $ 140 onwards, details available here
Pick-up locations: 11:15 am from Tsim Sha Tsui, 12:15 pm from Central, 12:30 pm from Wan Chai
The nightlife of a nation which is the third largest producer of cinema can’t stay away from it. With more than 100 cinema halls, the theaters stay open till late night in Hong Kong. On the top of everything, these screens are in the shopping malls which also boast of awesome food parks and shopping options to be exploited. Chinachem, 77, Mody Road, East Tsim Sha Tsui and UA Times Square, G/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay are some of the famous theatres in Hong Kong.
Okay! We hope that we have packed you up with the best essentials of nightlife in Hong Kong. Do experience them and let us know.
Further Read: 15 Delightful Tourist Places In Hong Kong
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