Where to Drink in Hong Kong Now
Collected by Heidi Sarna, AFAR Local Expert
Sip a Japanese whiskey at a bar in the clouds or order a gin at a clandestine speakeasy, Hong Kong's serving whatever you're drinking. Nights are sparkling with opportunities—formal or romantic or flat-out fun—for enjoying the best craft beer, vintage Italian wines, and kitschy novelty cocktails to your heart's content.
Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
The entrance to this establishment, otherwise unmarked, reads "Consulting Room." The staff wears white medical coats, and the boss, Dr. Fern, is apparently an expert in botanical cures who prescribes gin to customers, er, patients, for...
200 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
If you like flamboyance and whimsy with your cocktails, this spot is for you. A concept bar created by Ashley Sutton, the guy behind some of Bangkok’s hottest hangouts, Ophelia follows an "exotic East" theme and features, in particular,...
8 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Armani/Prive's is one of Hong Kong's prime nightspots and its rooftop terrace brings in crowds of the city's best dressed patrons year-round. In the summertime, this is the place to be for some of the city's best parties. Inside, music, spun by...
Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong
Chef John Javier (previously at Sydney restaurants Noma, Momofuku Seiobo, and Master) is a neo-Chinese culinary wizard and the brains behind the fun, neon-splashed Happy Paradise. Javier uses traditional techniques as well as modern methods...
Hong Kong, Central, 27-29 威靈頓街號元益大廈地下
Choices, choices. With over 200 wines on rotation here, you'll be glad for the resident Enomatic wine dispenser that allows you to sample individual wines by the full glass, half glass, or even just a taste. If you can't make up your mind, the...
Level 49 The Upper House Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
The sweeping views of Victoria Harbour are as much a part of dinner here as the modern European fare. A standard-bearer since it opened in 2009, the posh Café Gray Deluxe, led by chef Gray Kunz, is at the top of the Upper House, one of Hong...
118, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Don’t let vertigo stop you from viewing Hong Kong's illuminated skyline from the highest bar in the world. Even the city’s tallest skyscrapers appear to be tiny dots when viewed from the Ozone, located on the 118th floor of West Kowloon’s...
Hong Kong, 尖沙咀漆咸道南40-45號Chevalier HouseC & D
Ya Kun Coffee and Toast is a Singaporean cafe chain that has branches across East Asia. It specializes in breakfast dishes such as kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs, as well as a handful of Singaporean rice and noodle dishes. The Tsim Sha Tsui...
Central, Hong Kong
No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to Lan Kwai Fong. LKF is where expats are seen drinking, dancing, and partying the night away on any given night. The area forms a small rectangle in the Central districts with D'Aguilar Street and...
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