Must see nightlife in Kowloon

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    Top Choice
    InterContinental Lobby Lounge

    What's that sound? No, it's not the chink of cup and saucer, it's your jaw hitting the marble floor as you gaze, enraptured, at Hong Kong's most fabulous…

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    You could squish a dozen Hong Kong bars together and they still wouldn't have as much personality as this boho hang-out with its art-adorned walls,…

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    Kowloon Taproom

    Plugging a crafty gap in the market between TST's hotel bars and same-same sports dives, Kowloon Taproom pours a dozen, local-only craft beers from Lion…

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    Horizonte Lounge

    You'll feel like Rapunzel atop her tower at this lofty perch in the Kowloon skyline. From all four (low) walls, panoramic vistas reveal the great mass of…

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    A discreetly upscale drinking den hidden in the residential part of Tsim Sha Tsui, this Japanese bar is split over two floors, with whisky on top and…

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    Song Cha Xie

    This delightful tea pavilion has graceful wooden corridors and intimate alcoves, which provide the serenity required for savouring good Chinese tea. It's…

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    Chicken HOF & Soju

    In the middle of a Korean neighbourhood, this dark little venue hides an authentically tatty chimeak (chicken and beer) bar. Korean lager starts at a…

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    Ozone might be the highest bar in Asia, but you're so far up in the stratosphere that the other-worldly views lack oomph. Grab a seat on the windproof…

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    Drink in harbour views from this mezzanine cocktail bar, although the best window seating is reserved for fine-dining haunt Hutong below. Creative…

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    TAP: The Ale Project

    On a lively strip of independent eateries and bars, Tap pours around 20 local craft ales in its exposed brick, blue-painted space. Staff aren't the…

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    Open to the elements, this showy 5th-floor lounge bar in the Mira Hotel has greenery, water features, and exotic cabana seating (for a hefty minimum…

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    Kubrick Bookshop Café

    An eclectic, student-y crowd packs out this bookshop-cafe attached to the Broadway Cinematheque. Pop in for a coffee and browse through a collection of…

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    Fatt's Place

    You could park up in any of the lively, open-fronted bars along TST's boozy Hart Ave, but Fatt's stands out for its better-than-most beer selection,…

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    Felix Bar

    Admire the views with a champagne cocktail at this Philippe Starck–designed modern European restaurant that has several distinct bar areas.

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    N1 Coffee & Co

    The best place to come when craving a high-quality caffeine fix in East Tsim Sha Tsui. Sandwiches and bagels are good here, too.

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    King Ludwig Beer Hall

    Visiting Hong Kong but wish you were in Bavaria? No? Well, anyway, this dimly lit venue certainly looks the part with its antler lighting fixtures and…

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    All flickering candles and exposed brick, this stylish neighbourhood bar pulls in a mix of white-collar locals and university students. Cocktails are just…

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    Knockbox Coffee Company

    Pull up a stool at the counter of this hip independent cafe and perk up with a designer coffee poured by specialists who know their beans. If you need to…

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    This low-key gay bar overlooking Nathan Rd pours good-value cocktails (HK$78). It's a friendly, easygoing place to hang out, though the blare of karaoke…