New bar and club districts are often emerging in Hong Kong’s dynamic nightlife scene but the following are some of the major and most established ones. From dice game bars to swanky clubs, each has its own character. Check them out to get your night on the town started.
Lan Kwai Fong & SoHo, Central
The beating heart of Hong Kong’s nightlife scene, and are the city’s most popular boozing districts, two neighbouring areas in Central filled with bars, pubs, clubs and all manner of watering holes. Lan Kwai Fong is the busier of the two, with rowdy crowds spilling out of its blaring bars and onto the streets on any given weekend. SoHo, meanwhile, is a more relaxed affair, contrasted by quiet lounges and tucked-away boozers. One of our favourites is .
Wan Chai Bar District
Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
An across-the-harbour counter to Central’s Lan Kwai Fong,in Tsim Sha Tsui is a decidedly more sedate affair, with a long line of bustling restaurants that transform into late-night watering holes. The area features an even mix of ground-level alfresco spots and upstairs bars, as well as a small smattering of after-hours clubs. Popular choices include for live music and for snacks and cocktails.
Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
A few streets north of Mong Kok’s Ladies’ Market,is a local hangout, a stretch of Chinese-style pubs where bottled beers are served in buckets, dartboards are everywhere, and dice games are constantly being played. But don’t feel overwhelmed: the bars are more than welcoming to tourists, and it’s a great way to rub shoulders with friendly locals while enjoying some of the best-priced drinks in town. Best bets include and .