10 Best Nightclubs in Hong Kong 2016
Hong Kong’s Best Dance Clubs
Hong Kong’s best clubs offer more variety than pretty much any other city in Asia. The cosmopolitan nature of the city, the youthful spirit, and huge influx of young, fired up expats (often on big salaries) means that no matter how fast paced and vibrant Hong Kong is by day, once the sun sets everything is taken up a notch.
Clubs open late and cover a lot of musical ground. Commercial big room anthems shake the foundations of popular bars and clubs around Lan Kwai Fong in Central, with house and techno keeping the dancefloors packed in hard-to-find basement venues. For more cutting-edge electronic music head over to the hipster haunts around Sheung Wan and Western District. Whether you’re looking for a night of Champagne or Sambuca shots, our list of the 10 Best Nightclubs in Hong Kong has got you covered.
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1Volar Central (LKF)0
This legendary club located in the centre of Lan Kwai Fong clubbing street has stayed on the cutting edge of the dance music scene by continually reinventing itself in terms of design and musical direction. Most nights there are two separate rooms to check out in Volar, so you can jump from commercial and hip hop tunes in the main room, to more bass-heavy tracks in the house and EDM room. World-class DJs to have graced the decks at Volar include Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke and DJ Hype.
The layout is seriously cool, with a futuristic design of angled strip neon across the walls and ceiling reminiscent of the 80s classic movie Tron. This is one of the most popular clubs in Hong Kong so there is normally a queue to get in past midnight and on weekends is can often fill up completely after 01:00. Read More...
2Ce La Vi Hong Kong Central0
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - 06:00 (varies)
- Address: 44 D'Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2810 1510
Ce La Vi is a fresh new brand with a familiar feel due to the fact its run by the team behind Ku De Ta, the nightlife brand which has spread through Asia’s top party destinations. Despite the name change, the signature sleek, red interiors and sophisticated rooftop vibe remains. As does the mixed music policy that sees party pop on a Friday and more bass-driven house on a Saturday. Wednesdays are ladies night with goodies, giveaways and complementary fizz for the girls.
Consisting of a pumping club lounge, skybar and fine dining restaurant, you could spend an entire night partying up here with the other socialites. We love that fact we can get down and party in the dance room then head out to the terrace for a cocktail good enough to grace any of the fancy bars in SoHo. Ce La Vi Hong Kong is located on the rooftop of California Tower, just north of Lan Kwai Fong on D’Aguilar Street. Read More...
3Play Club Central (SoHo)0
- Opening Hours: 19:00-03:00
- Location: California Tower, D’Aguilar Street, Central
PLAY is a nightclub popular with a local and expat crowd of fashionable elites in a vast space spanning over 6000sq ft. The interior is chic and split up into sections tailored for each guest to determine their own experience. You can shake it on the dance floor or head up to the Dom Perignon champagne lounge for a little VIP pampering. The venue boasts a state of the art d&b sound system and high tech lasers. PLAY has welcomed the likes of Ciara, Skrillex, B.o.B., Sander Kleinenberg, Paul Van Dyk, Afrojack and Kaskade. Read More...
4Dragon-i Central (LKF)0
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 05:00
- Address: On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
- Tel: +852 2525 1318
Dragon-i Club is where the bold and beautiful come to play in Hong Kong. Models, celebrities, and CEOs pack this lounge club, and on a good night the club becomes a place where conversation flows easily and new friends are made. It’s definitely not the place for turning up for a casual beer; at Dragon-i you need to grab a table (which comes with a minimum spend) and ideally pop a few bottles of champagne. The design scheme is dark and chic with quirky Asian touches such as Chinese-inspired lanterns. Located on Wyndham Street in the basement of The Centrium Building, it’s important that you dress to impress at Dragon-i because they have a ‘must have style’ door policy. Read More...
5XXX Gallery Sheung Wan0
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00; 17:00-04:00
- Address: UG/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 3110 1222
This is the absolute antithesis of what many people come to associate with clubbing in Hong Kong. There’s no popping champagne bottles at XXX Gallery (well, you could bring your own bottle of bubbles because it’s a Bring Your Own Booze concept – but it’s not advisable), no picky dress code, no VIP seating section, just a lively underground club with a kick-ass sound system. Depending on the night you might hear classic house, hip hop, dancehall, or Belin-style techno. Check the website for more details. One thing is for sure, the folk at XXX Gallery are serious about music as an art form so if you’re all about the music you should get yourself down to this bare-walled basement club located in the up and coming area of Sheung Wan, a little way west of Central.
6Drop Central (SoHo)0
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - late
- Address: B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Road West Sai Wan,
Drop is the best spot in Central for music heads looking to let loose to some more niche musical styles. Anything from nu-jazz, garage and classic house can be heard throughout the night, with an older crowd who typically spend their night drinking round classy bars in SoHo before heading to Drop to get a fix of something funky. The venue itself is very cool: straddling the line between bar and club, with small pockets of floor space to dance and chill out spots that remind us of a Gentlemen’s club. The drinks list features some excellent signature cocktails as this a place where you can come to soak up a clubbing vibe without breaking into a sweat on the dancefloor. There is quite a selective door policy though so make sure you dress fly.
7Fly Hong Kong Central0
- Address: Drop, B/F, On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Rd., Central
- Tel: +852 2543 8856
This bare-bricked, rough-around-the-edges club is the place to come for more niche dance music genres such as UK garage, dubstep, old-skool hip-hop and ambient D&B. You can sit in bucket chairs or hang out on the front porch area while you pound back the cocktails if you arrive early on, or just hit the dancefloor if you are already fueled up for the night. There is a small VIP section (this is Hong Kong, after all) or you can get a small table for your crew which are scattered throughout the room. Fly is owned by Buzz Concepts who own several other nightlife destinations, including Volar and Lil & Bloom.
- Opening Hours: 19:00 - 04:00
- Address: G/F, 24-30 Ice House St, Central
- Tel: +852 2810 9902
Admittedly more of a lounge than a club, but choose a spot in the indoor section for live DJ sets of chilled, minimalist house that you can’t help but move to. Most people head up the 118 floors to Ozone for the outdoor section, but with two panes of glass and limited seating, we much prefer the futuristic designs and top-end sound system found inside. The bar area has been spared no expense, with marble and clever lighting creating a Science-fiction effect. Ozone is a happy medium between a pumping nightclub and an exclusive cocktail bar. Be aware, for prime seating there is a minimum spend. Read More...
9Magnum Central (LFK)0
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 Daily
- Address: 118th floor, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2263 2263
Magnum Club Hong Kong goes big on the glam decoration (The DJ booth is made of Swarovski crystal) and offers a compact dancefloor ringed by seating for you and your crew. The idea is to get in and buy a bottle for the night, although on weekends the dancefloor is constantly packed with party anthems, R’n’B remixes and party pop so you probably won’t be sitting for long. The crowd here are young and ready to party to the point that it’s been known for people to get up and dance on any available surface. The second floor chill out area has two large terraces with views over the Lan Kwai Fong below. Read More...
10Tasmania Ballroom Central (LKF)0
- Opening Hours: 22:00 - late (depending on event)
- Address: 3-4/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Lan Kwai Fong Central
- Tel: +852 2116 1602
Owing to Hong Kong’s penchant for playing games while getting tanked up, Tasmania Ballroom combines a swanky club environment and plenty of group games such as pool and ping pong. Happy hour deals on drinks is available between 17:00-20:00 and if you’re feeling peckish there is a short menu of dim sum and light bites provided by the Dragon-I kitchen.
The music policy gravitates around jazzy, vocal house, R’n’B, and old-skool hip-hop, which builds through the night, with bass-heavy tunes into the early hours. Located on Wyndam Street in LKF Tower, Tasmania Ballroom is well positioned if you are doing a boozy tour of the strip. There’s an outdoor terrace if you tire of the games and want to get down to some serious drinking. Tasmania Ballroom is open til 02:00 on weekdays and 03:00 on weekends.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00 daily (03:00 on weekends)
- Address: LFK Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
- Tel: +852 2801 5009
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