Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Kowloon

InterContinental Lobby Lounge

What's that sound? No, not the chink of cup and saucer, that's your jaw hitting the marble floor as you gaze, enraptured, at Hong Kong's most fabulous harbour views through a wall of glass. It's enough to make anybo…
Top Choice Bar in Kowloon

Bound

You could squish a dozen Hong Kong bars together and they still wouldn't have as much personality as this boho hangout with its art-adorned walls, flashes of pink neon, indie playlist and craft-beer fridge. Bound co…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Kowloon

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 Rock, Heroes and the like, astride a fry-heavy snack list incl…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Kowloon

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 urban jungle-meets-island paradise in all its chaotic glory. …
Teahouse in Kowloon

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 a lovely space with photogenic garden views, but the staff ca…
Beer Hall in Kowloon

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 wallet-friendly HK$32, and you'll need plenty of it (soju chasers…
Rooftop Bar in Kowloon

Ozone

Ozone might be the highest bar in Asia, but you're so far up in the stratosphere that the otherworldly views lack oomph. Grab a seat on the windproof outdoor balcony and smoosh right up against the glass. Cocktails …
Rooftop Bar in Kowloon

Aqua

Drink in harbour views from this mezzanine cocktail bar, although the best window seating is reserved for fine-dining haunt Hutong below. Creative cocktails (from HK$138) are reasonably priced considering you're sub…
Craft Beer in Kowloon

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 friendliest, but they will let you taste before you buy. You'll lov…
Lounge in Kowloon

Vibes

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 charge). Resident DJs spin downtempo electronic beats every Thursd…