Hong Kong has a vibrant and varied bar scene. From luxurious lounges for creative cocktails to quiet spots for whiskey on the rocks, check out our list of the best bars in the city.
The Woods brings the art of the cocktail to a whole new level in this extraordinary concept bar. It’s separated into two spaces: at The Lounge Area, guests can enjoy classic cocktails with signature twists, while at the Prix-Fixe Bar, you can enjoy a four-course tasting menu. Each cocktail is inspired by the food; imagine pairing your decadently rich bone marrow with a smoky bacon bourbon. They only use market-fresh ingredients and small-batch distilleries, making this bar a great spot for cocktail connoisseurs looking for something different.
Located beneath a chic umbrella shop, Foxglove is for the glamorous jet set crowd. Moody, vintage-inspired interiors, private VIP rooms and nostalgic live jazz music give the feel of stepping back in time to a Great Gatsby party. A delicious menu aims to please all palates. Their cocktail menu is a mix of tried and tested classics and creative new concoctions. Highlights of the drinks menu are The Bitter Truth and the Aged Martinez.
Tucked in Hong Kong’s chic Upper House, Café Grey Deluxe is perfect for those seeking luxe cocktails, harbour views and decadent dining. Sit at their famous long stone bar and enjoy the amazing selection of drinks, which includes over 300 wines, an amazing collection of Champagnes and house-infused gins from which the sophisticated Earl Grey Martini is made. The bartenders are always friendly and put on a great show, making it a great spot for solo travellers or anyone looking to impress.
Located in SoHo, PMQ is a design hub, home to a number of art galleries, cool cafés and unique markets. Within this space is Aberdeen Street Social, opened by England’s Jason Atherton and a firm favourite among the creative crowd. Sit outside on their terrace and enjoy the busy ambience with a cocktail or a glass of wine.
The staff at this Hawaiian Tiki-themed bar based in Central know everything there is to know about rum. Honi Honi serves up an extensive range of tropical-tasting cocktails made with over 200 varieties of the drink. They’re not sickly sweet, but are strong and rather fun, and even come in sharing bowls. The plant-filled outdoor terrace is the perfect place to escape the crowds and heat of the city.
This bar is loud, fun and very casual. Peanut shells litter the floor and the beers come large and cold. The prices are unbeatable and you can watch your sports match of choice while indulging in a juicy burger. Inn Side Out is a great spot if you’re looking for somewhere unpretentious; it’s definitely one of the best casual bar options in Causeway Bay.
Enjoy a casual atmosphere and an extensive list of craft beers and ciders at the Madhouse Taproom. With over 20 draught taps and an impressive bottle selection, this relaxed bar has something to satisfy every craving. The decor is industrial and minimal with plenty of seating, perfect for a party. Beer connoisseurs will love chatting to the bar staff, who are passionate and knowledgeable about the different brews on offer. For a quintessentially Hong Kong bar snack, pair your beer with some positively addictive spam fries, which are a house speciality. This is one of the best bars in Kowloon, particularly for craft beer.