compass worldwide ltd
HKEAA Licence Number: C-010646
 
home  |   hong kong info  |   services  |   residential areas  |   about compass  
Hong Kong Information
Nightlife


 Clubs

The club scene in Hong Kong is varied, though not as well developed as New York or London. Regardless, a good night out can be had at any of our picks.  Lan Kwai Fong, just above Central and pictured left, is home to a number of clubs. Soho, Wanchai, Causeway Bay are other areas with active club scenes.


For those of you who prefer a bar to a club, you're in the right city. Hong Kong is literally heaving with bars from no-nonsense pubs, to ultra hip lounges and wine bars. There really is something to suit every taste in this city.
For pubs and sports bars, Kowloon and Wanchai are the places to go. For the up-to-the-minute girls and boys, it's Soho all the way.


Out on The Town
Drinking Establishments - Our Picks

Bars

Annexx
4/F, California Entertainment Building
34-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2877 9779
Fax: (852) 2523 0479
Website: http://www.theannexx.com
Email: info@theannexx.com
Note: Popular bar and restaurant witha lovely terrace.

Backroom
8 Arbuthnot Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2868 5885
Fax: (852) 2868 6717
Website: http://www.veda.com.hk/lounge_&_bar.htm
Email: info@veda.com.hk
Note: Raymondo Chiodi, Hong Kong's notorious nightspot manager, has a strict door policy at this ultra-chic bar/lounge.

Bamboo
3/F-4/F, The Plaza
21 D'Aguilar Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2804 6009
Fax: (852) 2804 6383
Website: http://www.lankwaifong.com
Note: A varied wine and cocktail list, together with an extensive and delicious bar menu, make Bamboo a great place to relax after work or at the start of a good night out.

Blue Door
6/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building
37 Cochrane Street
Central
Tel: (852) 2858-6555
Fax:(852) 2858-6602
Website:www.yellowdoorkitchen.com.hk
Note: Live Jazz performances in a laid back bar environment.

Bohemian Lounge
3-5 Old Bailey Street
Central
Tel:(852)2526-6099
Note: A contrast of red and purple interiors with several lamps and one big Buddha are all the components to an enigmatic and cultural environment. Every Mondays martini's are half price and the services of Carolyne Borel's Tarot card reading is also available. There is Live jazz every Thur from 9pm and Fri-Sat from 10pm-late.

Captain's Bar

Mandarin Oriental
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0111 ext. 2034
Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com
Email: captain@mohg.com
Note: An institution in its own right. The Captain's Bar is peopled by Hong Kong's movers and shakers, and various other suits. Any drink imaginable can be shaken or stirred up for you by the excellent bar staff. Sit at the bar or slide into the comfortable deep-seated sofas and armchairs for a most enjoyable evening. A live band plays nightly from 9:00pm-2:00am.

Champagne Bar
The Lobby
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2588 1234 ext. 7321
Website: http://hongkong.dining.grand.hyatt.com/hkggh/dining07.html
Note: A sophisticated crowd come here to see and be seen. And as the name of the bar might suggest, the champagne selection is extensive.

D'Apartment
B/F California Entertainment Building
34-36 D'Aguilar Street
Lan Kwai Fong
Central
Tel: (852) 2523-2002
Note: Cute cozy bar designed to look like an apartment. Great staff members and music and a good place to sit back and relax.

DiVino
73 Wyndham Street, G/F
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2167 8883
Note: A good place to visit after work. There is a wide selection of wines to choose from and complimentary tapas to go with it, from 5.30pm-730pm.

Edge
Shop 2 G/F The Centrium
60 Wyndham Street
Central
Tel: (852) 2523-6690
Note: Diverse music and events planned through the week. Wednesdays is salsa nights followed by Thursday's battle of the bands competition. Live music on the weekends.

Elements
55 Elgin Street
Soho
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 8105 0155
Note: Light and airy, this open-fronted bar is a great place to start the evening off. Live music nightly.

Felix
28/F, The Peninsula
Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2315 3188
Website: http://www.fasttrack.hongkong.peninsula.com/restaurants.html
Email: dining.pen@peninsula.com
Note: This Philippe Starck designed bar offers some of the best city views in town. The cocktail and wine lists are extensive. A drink here is a must if you are entertaining out-of-towners.

Finds
2/F Lan Kwai Fong Building
33 Wyndham St.
Central
Tel: (852) 2522-9318
Note: This Scandinavian restaurant and bar offers delicious food and a funky drink list. The music here is diverse and the decor  interesting with shimmering granite-like walls.

Fringe Club Roof Garden
The Fringe Club
2 Lower Albert Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2521 7251
Fax: (852) 2868 4415
Website: http://www.hkfringe.com.hk
Note: One of the few al fresco eating and drinking spots in the city, The Fringe Roof Garden is a great place to while away a Saturday afternoon or spend an evening with friends, while the city hums below.

Gecko
LG/F 15-19 Hollywood Road
Ezra's Lane
Central
Tel: (852) 2537-4680
Note: Cozy lounge with live music (usually jazz)

Isobar 
Level 4 IFC Mall
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2383-8765/ 2234-7226 
Note: Above Isola is a staircase leading to the funky glass box, Isobar. It offers fabulous harbour and city views and an outdoor terrace on the roof of the IFC mall. Frequented by a rather chic clientele.

La Dolce Vita

9 Lan Kwai Fong Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2186 1888
Website: http://www.lankwaifong.com
Email: funky@the97group.com.hk
Note: Sleek bar open to the street with an Italian restaurant occupying the upper floor. A popular first stop and meeting point in LKF.

Lan's
G/F-1/F Emperorland Commercial Building
4-6 On Lan Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2526 1212
Note: A great place to stop off for an after-work drink, Lan's has a mighty happy hour (8 hours!) and an extensive selection of single malt whiskeys. Worthy of a special mention are the fantastically comfy bar 'stools' which are more like elevated, miniature armchairs.

One Fifth
1/F, Starcrest
9 Star Street
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2520 2515
Note: One Fifth is super sleek and very popular.  If you are planning on going at the weekend it is a good idea to reserve a table.

Red Bar
L/4 Two IFC
8 Finance Street
Central
Tel: (852) 8129-8882
Fax:(852) 8129-8288
Website: www.pure-red.com
Note: Fantastic outdoor terrace. The bar provides indoor and outdoor seating which provides a wonderful view of the harbour. Its sleek look attracts an attractive crowd.

Rice Bar
G/F 33 Jervois Street (at mercer)
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2851-4800
Website: www.rice-bar.com
Note: A cozy lounge bar where you will sometimes find man hand in hand and females hand in hand. Rice bar was labelled Hong Kong's top gay bars. Nonetheless some people still enjoy the ambiance of the place with fun Dj's and upbeat music. 

Staunton's Bar and Cafe
10-12 Staunton Street
Soho
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2973 6611
Fax: (852) 2973 6603
Website: http://www.stauntonsgroup.com/stauntons
Email: info@stauntonsgroup.com
Note: More low key but just as buzzy as the bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Staunton's is a great place to relax and drink with friends. Grab a table by the large, glass doors, which are usually open to the street.

Tango Martini
3/F, Empire Land Commercial Centre
81 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2528 0855
Note: Sofas and armchairs in zebra and leopard print are the trademark of Tango Martini and, as the name suggests, there is a great Martini menu.

Twenty One Twenty One
Upper Ground Floor, The Plaza
21 D'Aguilar Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2804 6669
Fax: (852) 2840 1234
Website: http://www.lankwaifong.com
Note: Chic and stylish, the deep velvet sofas lining one wall offer great views of the crowds. Perfect for a spot of people watching.

Vong
25/F, Mandarin Oriental
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0111 ext. 4028
Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com
Email: vong@mohg.com
Note: Patronized by the beautiful people, Vong, one of three around the world, is tres chic and has a great view across the harbour.

Yumla
LB/F Harilela Hse
79 Wyndham Street
Central
Tel: (852) 2147-2382
Website: www.yumla.com
Note: This fabulous bar plays a wide range of music genres from drum and bass, to reggae and techno. There is an outdoor beer garden and attracts a diverse crowd.

Clubs

Backroom
8 Arbuthnot Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2868 5885
Fax: (852) 2868 6717
Website: http://www.veda.com.hk/lounge_&_bar.htm
Email: info@veda.com.hk
Note: An ultra-chic bar/lounge, under the upmarket Veda restaurant.  

C Club
Basement, California Tower
30-32 D'Aguilar Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2526 1139
Website: http://www.lankwaifong.com
Note: The C Club has hosted the likes of Robbie Williams, and many a Hong Kong star attracted to the sensual decor. Live DJ from Wed-Sat
Open: Mon-Fri 6:00pm till late

Club 97
G/F, 9 Lan Kwai Fong
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2186 1897
Website: http://www.lankwaifong.com
Note: Club 97 has been a mainstay of Lan Kwai Fong. Salsa nights on wednesdays.

Dragon-i
UG/F, The Centrium
60 Wyndham Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3110 1222
Note: A beautiful, upscale bar with unique decor under a dim lighting scheme. Past celebrities, like football team, Real Madrid, have enjoyed the music and setting. Popular with models and the "in" crowd.

Drop
Basement, On Lok Mansion
39-43 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2543 9230
Fax: (852) 2854 2679
Website: http://www.drophk.com
Email: info@drophk.com
Note: Drop is one the city's best clubs and a favoured spot for visiting celebs, with excellent fresh fruit martini's, padded walls and comfy lounges.  If you're not a member, don't even try to get in on the weekends unless you go early.

Hei Hei Club
3/F On Hing Bldg,
1-9 On Hing Terrace
Central
Tel: (852) 2899-2068
Note: Offering a funky decor of dangling crystal beads, chandeliars in a blue and red lighting scheme.

Home
2/F, 23 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2545 0023
Note: Popular late-night club featuring jazz, soul and funk (Tuesdays), R'n'B, US Garage and vocal house (Wednesdays), Latin and New World grooves (Thursdays) and New York House and funky Afrobeats (Fridays).

Jewel
37-43 Pottinger Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2541 5988
Fax: (852) 2973 0607
Website: http://www.clubjewel.com
Email: info@clubjewel.com

Kee Club
6/F, 32 Wellington Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2810 9000
Note: Open to members only but you may get lucky if you are well dressed.

Liquid
1-5 Elgin Street
Soho
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2517 3310
Note: A great late night venue, with a purpose built sound system and big dance floor.

One Fifth
1/F, Starcrest
9 Star Street
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2520 2515
Note: One Fifth is super sleek and very popular.  If you are planning on going at the weekend it is a good idea to reserve a table.

Propaganda
G/F, 1 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2868 1316
Note: Hong Kong's oldest gay club. Still a popular hotspot.

The Cavern
Shop 1 LG/F Lan Kwai Fong
33 Wyndham Street
Central
Tel: (852) 2121-8969
Note: Declared as Hong Kong's best new bar according to the Readers Choice Awards 2005 (HK magazine.) This Club is a restaurant and bar. It is spacious and has the decor of a hip 60's disco blended with modern day furniture. The crowd is fun and the go-go girls entertaining.

Volar
B/F 39-44 D'Aguilar street
Central
Tel: (852) 2810-1272
Website: www.volar.com.hk
Note: House music on Friday, more hip-hop on Saturdays. Another club you need to be on the "list" for. This is the place to be at the moment.

Also visit the website: www.hkclubbing.com for more details on clubs in Hong Kong

For more suggestions, click the link at the top of the page.

 

 

Last Updated: 15 june, 2005