Nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Second Draft

Tall windows wrap around a magisterial sweep of wooden bar at this Tai Hang neighbourhood gastropub, the sort of civilised joint where everybody knows everybody. A curated line-up of local beers favours the faultles…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Central District

Quinary

Consistently voted one of the world's top 50 bars, Quinary is a sleek, moodily lit cocktail bar that attracts a well-dressed crowd. Its gifted mixologists create homemade infusions of spirits and the Asian-inspired …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Old Man

If Ernest Hemingway was still alive today, chances are he’d love this tiny no-sign speakeasy named after his novel The Old Man And The Sea, with a neo-Cubist portrait of Papa himself looking down approvingly from be…
Top Choice Bar in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Botanicals

On the 1st floor of gorgeous heritage pile the Pawn, Botanicals draws after-work imbibers to its stylish twin bars and colonial-chic verandah for wines by the glass, craft beers and playful cocktails (after 5pm) inc…
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 Lounge in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Executive Bar

There are just 20 seats at this discrete gem of a bar overlooking the racecourse, which means Japanese owner and bartender Ichiro (it's a one-man operation) can give you his undivided attention. Perfectionist spins …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Central District

Iron Fairies

Australian Ashley Sutton is a master of theatre and this bar is unlike anything else in Hong Kong. Ten thousand butterflies flutter from copper threads attached to the ceiling, in an underground cave designed to mim…
Top Choice Lounge in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Sugar

Enviable East Island views are the drawcard at this stylish terrace bar atop designer business hotel East. With signature peach mojito in hand, take in the prosperity: the glass towers of Taikoo Pl to the west, the …
Top Choice Bar in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Stone Nullah Tavern

The Americana theme is downplayed at this corner tavern that packs in punters for Wan Chai's best happy hour – unlimited house spirits, wines, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, fried chicken and maple bacon (5pm to 7pm, $HK10…
Top Choice Bar in Central District

Pontiac

There's something indescribably comfortable about the Pontiac, which rocks to a different tune to most of the cheesy bars in LKF. It's a skinny, open-fronted, graffiti-covered dive that's wholly run by women, with a…