Hong Kong’s rooftop bars grow in number and scope every year, with more stylish and glamourous venues opening to much fanfare. The world’s finest chefs and mixologists are also brought in to try and offer something more than the rest – which is great news for us!
Lounging at a rooftop bar in Hong Kong is definitely one of the best ways to spend your evenings, soaking up the incredible city scape while sipping on a cocktail in the cooling breeze. What’s more, there are rooftop bars and restaurants to enjoy spread out all over the city, on both sides of Victoria Harbour, so you are never that far away from getting a privileged vantage point over Hong Kong.
Check out our 10 absolute favourite rooftop bars in Hong Kong below. Be warned though, prices are high in some of these bars, and often the best tables will have a minimum spend, meaning you may need to drink more than one cocktail or wine to cover the price. But this rarely deters the crowds, with most of these rooftops filling up on a nightly basis so it’s a good idea to call ahead and reserve a good spot.
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Sevva is one of Hong Kong’s most stylish rooftop bars located next door to HSBC headquarters and close to Central MTR Station. With clear views of downtown Hong Kong, the scene upon walking out onto the terrace is sure to impress – especially after dark! While far from being the loftiest vantage point in Hong Kong, the 25th floor perspective (tall, but not too tall) gives you a sense of being in the city, rather than above it. Plus, with different bars and two restaurants to choose from, Sevva is one of the only rooftop bars to offer a full 360 degree vista.
The décor of the open terrace changes according to the seasons keeping the vibe fresh and current – it’s certainly one of the best designed rooftop bars in Hong Kong. The signature cocktail menu also receives rave reviews with prices starting from HK$135. As an overall rooftop experience Sevva is hard to beat. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00 (Closed Sundays)
- Address: Prince’s Building 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central
- Tel: +852 2537 1388
This huge 30th floor rooftop terrace offers simply stunning views of Hong Kong Island. If you are looking for a venue to sit and watch the Symphony of Lights in the open air, we would choose Eyebar. Not as famous or as glamourous as some if its neighbouring rooftops located in the five-star hotels nearby, nevertheless this is one of the top bars for expats who want to get some cool air, well mixed drinks, and even grab some dinner from Nanhai No.1 restaurant connected to Eyebar. Although this moden Chinese restaurant recently lost its Michelin star, it still serves fantastic cuisine to match the views and ambiance. Located on the top floor of iSquare Shopping Mall on Nathan Road, Eyebar is close to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station in Kowloon. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 19:30 - 02:00
- Address: 30th floor, iSquare Shopping Mall, 63 Nathan Rd., Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2487 3988
Ce La Vi Hong Kong is part of the renamed and rebranded nightlife empire from Ku De Ta, which opened this branch in August 2015 to add to their other venues across Southeast Asia. Despite the name change, the signature sleek, red interiors and festive vibe remains.
The Skybar section at Ce La Vi is styled after a tropical garden and is more of a party spot than most other rooftops in Hong Kong. Certainly, this is one of the best rooftops for mixing and mingling with a very well-groomed clientele. If clubbing is not your thing, head there a little earlier for a sundowner cocktail at their Sundowner Sessions with chilled lounge house and happy hour deals. 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
Aqua Spirit is one of the most sophisticated bars in Kowloon, located on the 29th and 30th floors of the One Peking Building. Whilst most lofty bars in Hong Kong rely on good views, Aqua Spirit takes things to a whole new level, with one of the most incredible interior spaces you’ll ever see in a bar…in Hong Kong and beyond! The two-story venue is comprised of a fine-dining restaurant on the 29th floor and an equally lavish bar area above. There’s no outdoors terrace, but the breath-taking floor-to-ceiling windows slant at an angle across the entire length of the venue, making for an incredible frame to Hong Kong’s skyline across the water. For a relaxed drink in exclusive surroundings, we highly recommend Aqua Spirit. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00 Daily
- Address: Level 30, 1 Peking Road
- Tel: +852 3427 2288
Wooloomooloo started life principally as a premium steakhouse, although now this stunning spot in Wan Chai has become better known for its terrace. This is especially true on weekends when DJs play through the night and the soft lighting and strong cocktails makes mingling that much easier. Seating is hard to come by here, but this is more a place for chilling by the bar anyway. There are three other Wooloomooloo branches in Hong Kong: one in Causeway Bay and two others on the Kowloon side of the river.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:45 - 14:30 and 18:00- late
- Address: 31st floor, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
- Tel: +852 2893 6960
The tallest bar in the world – a full on 118 floors above the ground – makes Ozone one of the ‘must do’s in Hong Kong for a lot of people. It certainly makes for a nice anecdote when you go home, and the view put a new meaning to ‘sky-scraping’. With a very funky indoor area and a long thin outdoor terrace, most people head outside (although the view is covered by a thick pane of glass).
As you would expect, the outdoor area at Ozone is usually packed. However, the interior design is incredible, with weird geometric patterns, lots of black marble and a cutting-edge light system which creates a science-fiction ambiance inside the bar. Ozone is part of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong at the top of the ICC Tower in Kowloon, and just like the luxury hotel down below, the bar exudes and air of class and sophistication. Read More...
- 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
This stunning rooftop has a sweeping view of the harbour and plenty of sofas to laze back on. However, we love Two Seventy Degrees Rooftop Bar most when it hosts one of its weekend parties and the whole floor gets taken over by revellers. Look out for details online or on their Facebook page. Drinks are well-priced here, especially during happy hour: all standard drinks on offer for HK$68, along with some bar snacks such as pizzas and cold cut platters. The music is more on the house side of things so it generally attracts a young crowd.
- Address: Soundwill Plaza II, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2970 0828
This hidden gem has been one of the most talked about rooftop bars amongst locals since its opening in March 2014. Whilst most lofty bars on the island specialise in gorgeous views, fancy seating and provide an altogether more refined vibe, Fu Lu Shou Bar presents a far more laidback scene. The funky outside wall art is undeniably hipster-friendly, as is the retro Chinese decor throughout the industrial-esque inside area. Meaning ‘happiness, prosperity and longevity’, Fu Lu Shou definitely succeeds in delivering on the first term, with their feel-good selection of Chinese favourites such as sweet and sour chicken and noodle broths (from $130), as well as a long and inventive range of cocktails starting at $110. Find it tucked away on Hollywood Road, a few minutes from Central Station.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:00 Daily
- Address: L7, 31 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2336 8812
Felix was one of the preeminent ‘rooftop’ bars in Hong Kong for many years, and even though some trendy folk claim it has fallen out of favour, we are still very much enamoured with this restaurant-cum-bar-cum-dance space. Although it lacks an actual outdoor area, the bar has incredible views of Hong Kong Island across the bay, and every time we come here for drinks (it’s especially good when parents are in town), we can’t help but be impressed with the diligent service. Prices are a little on the high side but as you should expect from a premium brand like The Peninsula.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00 Daily
- Location: Peninsula Hotel
- Tel: +852 2315 3188
Described as a “slinky rooftop getaway”, Sugar has a unique view of Victoria Harbour as it is located next to Tai Koo MTR Station on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. It certainly has a ‘hidden gem’ vibe about it, with members’ only entrance unless you are a hotel guest (it is very easy to become a member for free), and probably the best priced hotel rooftop bar in Hong Kong. There’s also a good range of finger food such as beef skewers and chunky fries. There’s no getting away from the fact that this is out of downtown Hong Kong, but if you are looking for a new angle of the city, Sugar is a nice alternative to the above.
- Address: 32nd floor, East Hotel, 29 Taikoo Shing