10 Best Hong Kong Nightlife
Most Popular Nightlife in Hong Kong
Hong Kong nightlife, as to be expected for such a world-renowned travel destination, is fun, friendly and incredibly diverse. The city is at its most spectacular when the sun goes down, and the skyscrapers begin to illuminate the harbour, whilst pubs, clubs and night markets draw in thousands every night of the week.
This city-state is already known to be compact, and you’ll find options for nightlife in Hong Kong to be even more concentrated, with the vast majority of bars, clubs and restaurants located around the Central area of Hong Kong main island. Don’t forget to cross the harbour on a boat and make your way up one of Kowloon’s ever-growing list of rooftop bars too!
This list of the best nightlife in Hong Kong has been compiled to suit all kinds of visitor – from family-friendly after-dark activities such as seeing the iconic Symphony of Lights, to a full overview of Hong Kong’s best places to party - we’ve got it covered.
1Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo Hong Kong Island
This is Hong Kong’s party central; a compact square of streets in Central Hong Kong containing many bars, restaurants, clubs and drinking dens. Lan Kwai Fong is crowded every night and gets packed on its festival days and New Year’s Eve. Revellers wander from bar to bar and every place is full of people intent on partying the night away. SoHo around Hollywood Road surrounds Lan Kwai Fon, and is home to even more bars and pubs (though a little more chilled out) as well as the world's longest covered escalator! Read More...2Rooftop Bars Kowloon
It’s often said that looking at Hong Kong’s skyline from the main Hong Kong Island (the tourist centre) is like viewing the Eiffel Tower whilst standing on it. Therefore, one of the best things to do is go over to the opposite side, Kowloon, and head up one of the many swanky rooftop bars, many of which have sprung up in recent years. The highest of the lot is Ozone, 118 floors up at Ritz Carlton hotel. Aqua Spirit bar also boasts some spectacular views and is widely tipped as the best bar in Hong Kong, whilst rooftop bar fans will also love the nearby Eyebar. Read More...3Symphony of Lights - Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hong Kong Symphony of Lights is the world's largest permanent light and sound show. This iconic sight is a bit of an obvious choice in terms of nightlife in Hong Kong, but one in which no first time visitor should miss out on. The already stunning Victoria Harbour is lit up brilliantly with coordinated lights from 45 major buildings on both sides. Head to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade or Golden Bauhinia Square at 20:00 for the best vantage points. Read More...4Wan Chai Hong Kong Island
Wan Chai has a more down-to-earth feel to it than Lan Kwai Fong and even though it still gets pretty wild it has a tangible seedy side. Situated on Hong Kong Island and not far from Hong Kong’s Central District, the intersection of Lockhart Road, Jaffe Road and Luard Road mark the hub of Wan Chai's nightlife activity.5Clubbing in Hong Kong Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong is well-known to be one of the clubbing capitals of Southeast Asia, and whilst you will find more underground-style, local clubs dotted around the city-state, most of the big names are located on Hong Kong Island, in and around Lan Kwai Fon. PLAY, Dragon-i and Volar all guarantee a fun-filled night of dancing, whilst there’s also the morepmarket Bungalow, gay-institution of Propaganda and hi-so hangout at Beijing Club. Many of these stay open until the early hours, particularly at weekends or when a big-name DJ is on the decks. Read More...6Night Cruise Victoria Harbour
Hong Kong nightlife is not just all about the bars, pubs and clubs. For those looking to do something a little more laidback than party the night away in Lan Kwai Fon - as well as couples on a date or families looking to impress the kids, should look no further than taking a night cruise around the stunning Victoria Harbour. Follow the link for our recommended pick, which includes free drinks, a full tour of all the sights, and is timed perfectly with the 'Symphony of Lights', which illuminates the harbour in spectacular fashion every night from 20:00-20:30. Read More...7Temple Street Night Market Kowloon
At Kansu Street and Jordan Road in Mongkok, Temple Street Night Market features row after row of brightly lit stalls selling a fantastic variety of cheap goods. These include clothing, pens, luggage, watches, CDs, hardware, DVDs and electronic gadgets. Fortune-tellers congregate and do business at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street. Read More...8Night Tour All
Hong Kong can seem like a overwhelming place when you first arrive, and many visitors only coming for a few days miss out on some of the best attractions and nightlife because they simply don't know where to go - or run out of time! Solve this problem by booking yourself on one of our recommended island tours, which takes you to all the best sights around Hong Kong when the sun goes down. This selected tour guides you to the pulsating Temple Street Market, before heading around the city on an open-top bus. You'll end the night in spectacular fashion, watching the Symphony of Lights on board a cruise ship at Victoria Harbour. Read More...9Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East are pretty good areas to head for nightlife. For lively pubs, busy bars, and cozy bistros, head to Knutsford Steps, Knutsford Terrace, Observatory Court, Ashley Road or Hart Avenue and Part Avenue. Tsim Sha Tsui East is the place to go for karaoke bars, nightclubs and hostess bars.10Causeway Bay Hong Kong Island
Causeway Bay is a prime spot to sit with a drink and take in the sights. Also a popular shopping area, many young people combine a shopping outing with an evening out. For a place with character try the bar Inn Side Out where drinkers are encouraged to throw their (free) peanut husks on the floor! Causeway has a few good clubs too.