Drinking & Nightlife
- Quinary Justifiably lauded as one of the world's top bars, with Instagram-ready cocktails and Asian accents.
- Old Man Intimate, hidden and serving some of the most unusual cocktail concoctions you'll ever taste.
- Ping Pong Gintoneria Gin swigging in a former ping-pong hall.
- Cheng's Store Eccentric and nuanced tea offerings by a quirky master in Tsuen Wan.
- Executive Bar Exclusive whisky and cocktail bar where you can catch serious Japanese mixology in action.
- Pontiac A dive bar at its best, with an alternative sound track that kicks the rest of LKF's ass.
- Volar Young crowd partying underground (literally) against a futuristic backdrop.
- Dusk Till Dawn The place to be rocking out to live music when the other bars close.
- Tazmania Ballroom Grind with models on their night off.
- Petticoat Lane Central's friendliest LGBT+ club has it all: topless bartenders, free-flow vodka hours and, of course, a dance floor.
- Peninsula Hong Kong The most elegant afternoon tea in the territory.
- Cheng's Store Mr Cheng's rather costly concoctions are uniquely Hong Kong.
- Teakha Wake up and smell the jasmine at this elegant tea lounge.
- Lock Cha Tea Shop Antiquey environs and traditional music accompany tea here in Hong Kong Park.
- Lan Fong Yuen The classic spot to try Hong Kong's famous milk tea.
- Quinary Creative Asian-inspired cocktails in an elegant setting.
- Butler Japanese cocktail bar in a quiet part of TST.
- Executive Bar It's appointment-only at this swanky whisky lounge.
- Old Man A homage to Hemingway with unique concoctions that would make even Papa fall off his bar stool.
- Iron Fairies Magical drinking den channelling an old industrial vibe.
- Honi Honi Tropical Tiki vibes, classy terrace in the sky and freshly juiced cocktail mixers.
- Peak Cafe Bar Watch the Central–Mid-Levels Elevator roll by from this Soho spot.
- China Bear Watch the ferry crowds come and go in sleepy Mui Wo village.
- Club 71 A mainstay of artists and writers.
- Cheng's Store Watching Mr Cheng make tea is interesting enough.
- Beer Bay Watch locals promenading and suits commuting home at Central Pier.
- Ned Kelly’s Last Stand Dixieland jazz, Aussie decor and expat crowds.
- Wanch Rock out with tourists, locals, sailors, junkies and other assorted weirdos at this live-music spot.
- Missy Ho Turn up late to this Kennedy Town restaurant–bar and post-dinner drinkers will get the dress-up box out.
- Iron Fairies 'It is very bad luck to steal a fairy' read the table signs at this fantastical basement cocktail bar.
- Café 8 Social spot with a harbourside roof terrace atop the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
- Club 71 As unpretentious as you can get in the Soho area.
- Beer Bay Drinking on the steps of Central Pier with beer, BYO snacks and friendly faces.
- Pontiac Friendly vibes, an all-female bar team and great soundtrack make this dive bar a winner.
- Agave Enough tequila will make anyone lose their pretension.
- Buddy Bar A low-key neighbourhood pub in hip but friendly Tai Hang.
- Sevva Beautiful people and beautiful harbour views, within air-kissing distance of the HSBC Building.
- Skye Bar Magnificent harbour views, hidden on the roof of a Causeway Bay hotel.
- Ben's Back Beach Bar Overlooking a deserted Shek O beach.
- Cé La Vi Get right amid the business towers at this rooftop party bar in LKF.
- Sugar Dizzying views from atop an Island East hotel.
- Intercontinental Lobby Lounge Floor-to-ceiling glass overlooks Victoria Harbour.
- Dickens Bar This British-style pub plays any rugby and football to be found.
- Slide on 79 More sophisticated than your average LKF sports pub – hello cocktails!
- Globe British pub with Narnia-style space and comfy booths.
- Delaney's An Irish pub with TVs and friendly crowds.
- Canny Man Hong Kong's only Scottish pub, with sports screens, haggis and stovies.
- Liberty Exchange This American-style spot is big with the bankers.
- Elephant Grounds Great brews including 'bulletproof coffee' and much-loved ice-cream sandwiches.
- NOC Cafe, brunch spot and roastery in one, in a light and bright contemporary space.
- Cupping Room Popular Hong Kong mini-chain with rotating single-origin brews and a roastery in Tai Ping Shan.
- Valor Ice-drip coffee served in baby coconut shells, island style.
- Bound Excellent coffee is the lynchpin of this art-touting cafe–bar.
- Accro Coffee The best brews in the New Territories.
- 65 Peel Neon-tinged beer bar with flights of local beers and Hong Kong–themed bites.
- Craftissimo Trendy bottle shop with a back-alley patio for drinking takeaways or a rotating draught offering.
- Little Creatures Roomy Aussie-import microbrewery in local 'hood Kennedy Town.
- Second Draft Local beers are the star at this comfy neighbourhood gastropub affiliated with Young Master brewery.
- Kowloon Taproom Open-fronted, grungy bar pouring local Lion Rock beers.
- Beer Temple Huge selection in Macau, backed by a pumping sound track.
- Petticoat Lane Central club with topless bartender hours, drag shows and a friendly crowd.
- Zoo Local vibe for late-night dancing and drinking in Sheung Wan.
- Behind Sophisticated roaming club night.
- Boo Don't expect a quiet drink, do expect to be entertained at this karaoke and DJ bar in Kowloon.
- Boom Macau's only gay bar has live music, themed nights and occasional go-go dancers.
- T:ME Low-key cocktail lounge in a Central back alley.
- Honi Honi Very few of Hong Kong's classiest cocktail bars throw happy hours like Honi Honi.
- Colette's Art Bar Enjoy the marathon-long happy hour on the balcony at this bar in an old dairy farm.
- Stone Nullah Tavern Unlimited house spirits, wines, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, fried chicken and maple bacon for HK$100. Rejoice!
- Pontiac Does HK$15 happy hour beers make this the cheapest deal in town?
- Cé La Vi Rooftop bars don't usually partake in happy hours; grab this 2-for-1 deal with both hands.