The Best Bars in Central Hong Kong

Night scene of Hong Kong.
Night scene of Hong Kong. | © Life on white / Alamy Stock Photo
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20 June 2019

Famous for its many skyscrapers, Hong Kong’s Central district is also renowned for its boisterous, buzzing nightlife and endless bars. From rooftops to hotels, find your favourite spot amongst our list of the best bars in Central Hong Kong.

The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Asian, European, Contemporary
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Renowned for its high-quality delicacies and stunning panoramic view of Central, The Lounge in Four Seasons Hotel is a popular spot for afternoon tea. The Lounge serves speciality cocktails such as the Goosechino, blended with cinnamon vodka, espresso, coffee wine and mint syrup, and – during Halloween – a Bloody Mary served in a pumpkin. Tunes come courtesy of the live piano player.

Aberdeen Street Social Hong Kong, Central

Restaurant, Bar, Wine Bar, British, $$$
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Aberdeen Street Social is a high-class yet relaxed dining spot that features British dishes and premium wines. Spread over two floors with a terrace, the restaurant was designed by Shanghai-based Neri & Hu, who turned the venue into a bright and airy space. Celadon porcelain and brass fixtures and fittings contrast tactfully with the venue’s wooden furniture and leather decorations. Aberdeen Street Social offers a great collection of wines, ranging from German Riesling and Spanish reds to the Pollen Street Social white wine from France.

Blue Bar, Hong Kong

Bar, Restaurant, American, Chinese, Japanese, $$$
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The Blue Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
The Blue Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. | © World of Asia / Alamy Stock Photo
Alongside its classy collection of beers, cocktails and wines, Blue Bar offers complimentary light refreshments and serves crispy calamari plus a range of larger dishes – try the wagyu beef burger or pan-roasted spring chicken. All calming blue lights and warm decor, the bar offers a laid-back environment. Admire the city’s skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows while sipping on a cocktail (their list runs to 88 options) or a glass from their impressive wine selection.

Le Moment

Bar, French, $$$
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Situated high up on Peel Street, French-inspired Le Moment is a cosy place perfect for intimate dining. The venue’s centrepiece is the enormous chandelier hanging from the white ceiling. With its handwritten menu, the overall vibe is also warm and homely. Le Moment’s owner, Bobby, is a passionate food enthusiast and wine collector who loves talking to his guests about dishes and the best drinks pairings.

Peak Café Bar

Bar, Bistro, Restaurant, Cocktails, $$$
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Peak Cafe, Hong Kong.
Peak Cafe, Hong Kong. | © Martin Lindsay / Alamy Stock Photo

Situated beside the famous Mid-Levels Escalator in Central, Peak Café Bar is decorated in a Victorian style with wooden patio doors. The British-inspired dining room is all stately wooden furniture, while the bistro area features light refreshments; try the mezze plate, smoked salmon on naan or keftedes (baked Greek meatballs).

Liberty Exchange Kitchen & Bar

Bar, European, $$$
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Located in the heart of Soho, Liberty is a giant bar that serves premium champagnes, sparkling wines and cocktails. If you are indecisive, opt for the bar’s signature Angel Kiss, a blend of strawberry and passionfruit with Belvedere vodka; or go for the Flying Man, mixed with fresh pineapple and ginger, Tanqueray, Grand Marnier and ginger syrup. In the spacious, two-storey dining area, guests can enjoy high-quality wining and dining in lively surroundings.

Rummin' Tings

Bar, Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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You may not be able to escape to the Caribbean Islands, but Rummin’ Tings brings a dose of the islands’ spice and rum to HK’s bustling Wyndham Street. Situated underneath an escalator, this colourful venue is small in size yet offers a warm, lively atmosphere. Try one of their signature cocktails (the improbably delicious Cheezy Bob is mixed with blue cheese-infused vodka, Amaretto, fresh lemon juice, walnut bitter and egg white) or go for a classic Jamaican Red Stripe beer. Also serving food, Rummin’ Tings has items such as meat and vegetarian patties, crab cakes and jerk chicken on the menu.

HONI HONI Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Bar, Cocktails, $$$
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Honi Honi
HONI HONI provides guests with an authentic taste of the South Pacific | Courtesy of Dining Concepts

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge is a Hawaiian tiki bar that offers guests the chance to get a dose of Polynesian beach fun smack-bang in the middle of Central and your share of the largest collection of rums in all of Asia (or so they claim). With bamboo fences and wooden lawn furniture, the tropical bar serves an extensive list of cocktails such as the Kalani, a rum-based drink with liqueur, syrup, lime and pineapple juice.

This is an updated version of an article originally created by Wing Tung Isabella Yu.

These recommendations were updated on June 20, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.