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  • Ozone Bar at Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

    The ‘Highest Bar in the World’


    Ozone Bar at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is world famous as the ‘highest bar in the world’, and whilst this title is open to interpretation, a trip up to the 118th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building is simply a must when visiting Hong Kong. Located at the top of Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper, ICC Tower, in Kowloon, you can see all of the city spread out like a map below you (although it’s somewhat obscured by the two panes of glass protecting the open air terrace from the fierce winds that must blow at this altitude).

    The bold and funky interiors courtesy of acclaimed designer Masamichi Katayama and the superb range of creative cocktails are both standout features at Ozone, and it does, in parts, feel like you are part of some science-fiction set, such is the level of detail gone into the geometric shapes and pulsating mood lighting. Still, it’s the dizzying views over Victoria Bay and Hong Kong Island that you will remember about Ozone Bar.

  • The large space is split up into several areas, including an open-air terrace, a long marbled bar with stools, lounge areas and a mini sushi restaurant. Come in the day to find city-workers on their lunch break alongside and handful of tourists coming for those views; as the sun goes down, however, expect more of a laidback nightclub vibe, with Ozone welcoming more of a diverse crowd with some cutting edge lighting and more of a dance-music oriented playlist pumped out from the speakers.

    Whilst Ozone Hong Kong has a far-reaching list of drinks including wines, beers and spirits, it just feels wrong to sip anything but a cocktail when you’re this high up in the clouds. Thankfully, Ozone specialises in creating innovative and unusual mixes; examples include the particularly intricate ‘Bed of Roses’ (Kurrant Vodka, yuzu marmalade, rose syrup, egg white and oolong tea) as well as the ‘Basilic’ (gin, basil leaves, green apple, lime, yuzu foam). All are delicious but be warned: cocktails this good and this high up do come at a price – think HK$150-200. Beers start from a similarly pricey HK$100.

    Food wise, Ozone bar focuses on delectable Asian tapas servings, such as mini Wagyu beef burgers, Tuna-hamachi terrine, home-smoked Scottish salmon with Asian dressing and daily servings of fresh sushi and sashimi coming out of the stand-alone Japanese bar towards the back.

    Entrance into Ozone Rooftop bar is free, although to sit inside there is a minimum spend ranging from HK$500 for a small two person table up to several thousand dollars for a large sofa. Therefore, most people head out onto the long and thin terrace, which has a convivial atmosphere but can feel a little ‘touristy’ at times.

    Find Ozone Bar at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at the top of the ICC Tower. The best way to find it is to take the MTR to Kowloon station, then look for the gargantuan tower almost directly outside the station. The elevator goes straight up to the 117th floor and you can move up to the summit from there.

    Ozone Bar

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Wed 17:00 - 01:00, Thurs - Fri 17:00 - 02:00, Sat 15:00 - 03:00, Sun 12:00 - 24:00
    • Address: Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    • Tel: +852 2263 2270
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