The best nightlife in Central takes place around the packed streets of Lan Fwai Fong (LKF) and further up the hill in the cool cocktail bars of SoHo. Most people like to start at the top of the hill and work down as it gets busier and louder the closer you are to Central MTR. After midnight on most days of the week there is a carnival atmosphere and this is definitely the number one place to party in Hong Kong.
Among our list of Central’s best bars and clubs you will find some exclusive clubs that expect you to dress the part, as well as some friendly bars that welcome all comers with open arms. Whether your night out in Hong Kong consists of a popping champagne, downing shots at the bar or dancing the night away, we have the very best places in Central listed below.
Sevva is an infinitely stylish rooftop bar located alongside Central MTR Station. Occupying the 25th floor of the Prince Building, the sweeping views of downtown Hong Kong are impressive and the décor of the open terrace changes according to the seasons so even if you are a regular visitor there is something fresh and new about the bar. The work going on behind the bar draws big crowds to sample the signature cocktail menu, with strong but expertly mixed creations. It’s not the best view on offer in Hong Kong, but as an overall rooftop experience it’s one of the best. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00 (Closed Sundays)
- Location: Prince’s Building 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central
- Tel: +852 2537 1388
Volar is the most famous club located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong party street. Music depends on the night and/or the visiting DJ, but you can expect bass-driven house and electronic sounds. International DJs are commonplace at Volar and recent superstars to grace the decks include Gregor Tresher, David Hohme, and British techno legend, Dave Clarke. The price also depends on the DJ, but expect to pay around HK$200, usually with a couple of free drinks coupons. Inside, everything is sleek and dark, the waiting staff are excellent and, although expensive, the cocktails and drinks list is superb. 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...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - 05:00 (time varies depending on the night)
- Location: 44 D'Aguilar St, Central
- Tel: +852 2810 1510
Following the legal wrangling over Asia’s nightlife super brand, Ku De Ta, the management have gone ahead with the Hong Kong branch, but with a new name: Ce La Vi Hong Kong. Despite the name change, the signature sleek, red interiors and sophisticated rooftop vibe remains. As does the mixed music policy that sees party pop, big room anthems on a Friday and more bass-y house on a Saturday. Wednesdays are ladies night so pop down for free bubbles if you’re of the fairer sex. 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...
- Opening Hours: 19:00-03:00
- Location: California Tower, D’Aguilar Street, Central
- Tel: +852 3700 2300
Lily & Bloom
One of the busiest establishments on Lan Kwai Fong (and that’s saying something), Lily & Bloom is a two storey bar and restaurant that must be part of a bar-hopping night out in Central Hong Kong. Bloom is a western restaurant with the addition of a raw bar concept section, while Lily is the upstairs bar that gets rammed most nights of the week with the after work crowd from the surrounding office blocks of downtown Hong Kong. The bare brick and brushed concrete interior is smart and modern, while the happy hour deal of HK$5 for your first drink is a runaway success. Regular drinks are still great value at HK$45.
- Opening Hours: 12:00-02:00 (11:00-16:00 on Sundays)
- Location: 5th and 6th floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
- Tel: +852 2810 6166
Dragon-i Club is where the bold and beautiful come to play in Hong Kong. Models, celebrities, CEOs – and socialites trying to be one of the aforementioned – pack this lounge club nightly. 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 Wyndam 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...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00; 17:00-04:00 Daily
- Location: The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central
- Tel: +852 3110 1222
With three bars, two DJ booths, and a funky LED stage, the freshly renovated Play Club is a very popular venue in Central. A huge dancefloor dominates the interior, meaning this is definitely a place to come if you have your dancing shoes on, and as this is one of the biggest clubs in Hong Kong there are lots different areas to check out – there're even a few pool tables if you fancy a break from the action. The sound system here is worked to full effect with a mixture of hip-hop, EDM and big room tunes to get bodies moving. Located on the first floor of the On Hing Building, it is easy to access from Central MRT. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-03:00
- Location: On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
- Tel: +852 2525 1318
Bloop Shisha Lounge
If you tire of looking at the cityscape and want something else to see while you enjoy a drink and a shisha, head up to the 21st floor of On Hing Building in the centre of Lan Kwai Fong. There is a terrace here, but all eyes are firmly fixed inside the bar, at the huge aquamarine fish tanks that house several reef sharks and stingrays, swimming casually about. There is a minimum spend to grab yourself a prized table with clear views of the sharks, but those that do decide to stay can enjoy a range of signature shisha flavours such as ambrosia and blue mist.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
- Location: 21/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong
- Tel: 26861234
Geronimos Shot Bar
Geronimos is a second floor bar with an open view of LKF main strip and it’s one of the best places to go if you don’t fancy dressing up but still fancy a few lively beers – and it does get lively! This narrow, cramped bar is one of the friendliest spots to drink in Central Hong Kong and the sight of guys (and girls) trying to break the record of the 15 shot challenge is always entertaining. Happy hour runs from 17:00 to 21:00 every day when beers and cocktails are HK$50, while on Wednesdays it's free house cocktails for ladies from 19:00 to 23:00. This is also one of the very last bars to close so it's great for a last beer when you just don’t want to go home. Look for Geronimos above Al’s Diner, by taking the elevator up to the second floor in the Winner Building.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-04:00
- Location: 2/F Winner Building, 27-39 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong Central
- Tel: +852 2833 9951
Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
If you are looking for some excellent cocktails and fun holiday vibes, Honi Honi Tiki Bar fits the bill. Located on Wellington Street just a few blocks west from the LKF hoards, this is small and friendly bar will feel like a great find. The Polynesian theme, complete with tribal masks, is a world away from the sleek and loud environments found in most other places in Central and they even have a Tiki Ladies Cocktail Club on Mondays. Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge has a range of signature cocktails, with the pick of the bunch being the Caribbean Lagoon sharing cocktail, made from Havana Club rum, Malibu, and freshly squeezed juices, which is meant for four people and comes complete with tropical flowers as garnish.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
- Location: 3/F Somptueux Central 52 Wellington Street, Central
- Tel: +852 2353 0885
Catering to a bohemian, arty crowd, Club 71 is a small hangout located on Hollywood Road in SoHo, near the top of the Mid-Levels escalators. Expect live music from friendly locals here with people relaxing and chatting rather than all out partying. Sit inside at the bar, find yourself a table or chill out on the small garden area outside. Drinks are all more reasonably priced (all less than HK$100) than those in the centre of the clubbing action in Lan Kwai Fong so it makes a great place to start the night.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
- Location: 67 Hollywood Rd, Central
- Tel: +852 2858 7071