The Best Bars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong. | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Daniel Haddad
24 June 2019

Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui has no shortage of nightlife options: rooftop bars, karaoke and hidden cocktail spots are all on offer. If you’re heading to this happening neighbourhood on the northern side of Victoria Harbour, check out Culture Trip’s roundup of the best bars in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Ozone Bar at Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Chinese, $$$
Interior of OZONE rooftop bar at Ritz-Carlton in International Commerce Centre, West Kowloon.
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As the city’s highest bar, Ozone is a must-visit for anyone seeking jaw-dropping views over Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. The futuristic interior – illuminated in a deep blue to evoke the night sky – has you feeling like you’re floating in space, while the decadent drinks and food menu are sure to impress. Grab a seat on their outdoor terrace, enjoy the panoramic vistas and, if you’re looking for a luxurious weekend treat, check out their Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch.

Vibes, The Mira

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, European, $$$
Looking to escape the ever-bustling streets of Tsim Sha Tsui? Head to Vibes, a green oasis at the very heart of the action. Found on a hidden courtyard terrace within the Mira Hong Kong design hotel, the spacious terrace has a serene ambience and nature-inspired decor featuring lotus-shaped open fires, comfy sofas and enchanting water features, along with clusters of frangipani trees to give you a sense of privacy. Exclusive cabanas can be reserved if you want to guarantee seats for your group, and live DJs will keep you dancing all night under the stars.

Dada Bar + Lounge

Bar, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$

A quirky watering hole set within the Luxe Manor boutique hotel, Dada Bar + Lounge is a tribute to the Dadaism movement of the early 20th century. The eclectic and imaginative decor gives the space a real sense of fun, while the drinks menu is nothing short of daring. Keep an eye out for Dada’s happy hour promotions and regular weekend jazz performances.

Wooloomooloo Prime, Nathan Road

Bar, Restaurant, Steakhouse
The rooftop bar at Wooloomooloo Prime is one of the city’s best-loved spots for an al fresco drink. Come early evening, take a seat on the terrace for a happy hour glass of prosecco against the backdrop of a stunning Hong Kong sunset. The vibe here is casual and relaxed, meaning you’ll feel comfortable arriving after a packed day of sightseeing. Arrive early to be sure of a front row seat for the sunset, and head downstairs to the Wooloomooloo steakhouse once happy hour is over.

American Bar at The Peninsula

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Cocktails, Wine, $$$

Located above iconic eatery Felix – one of Hong Kong’s best restaurants – at The Peninsula, the American Bar is a cosy yet elegant space, perfect for a glass of champagne or cocktails. The luxurious design and sophisticated ambience draw a quieter, more refined crowd, so you won’t feel out of place enjoying your drink solo or in the company of a good book. Seek out a seat by the window to enjoy Hong Kong’s inimitable skyline before heading downstairs for dinner to enjoy the restaurant’s contemporary take on classic French cuisine.


Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Chinese, European, $$$
Aqua Bar and Restaurant in Hong Kong
Enjoy one of Hong Kong’s most stunning harbour views at Aqua | © dbimages / Alamy Stock Photo
Undoubtedly one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s most popular spots to enjoy show-stopping views across the twinkling lights of Victoria Harbour, Aqua is a stylish, intimate drinking spot with majestic floor-to-ceiling windows and chic interiors – the perfect spot for a date night. The cocktail-rich menu is constantly being refreshed with new innovative creations, and the crowd is generally a fun mixture of visitors and members of the Hong Kong finance crowd. Arrive early in the evening to catch the legendary light show – undoubtedly among the best things to do in Hong Kong – and stay for dinner at Aqua’s restaurant, which offers a fusion menu of Asian- and Italian-inspired small plates.

Scarlett Cafe and Wine Bar

Bar, Bistro, Cafe, Brasserie, French, Wine
French-inspired bar and bistro Scarlett has made a name for itself as a neighbourhood favourite for a good glass of wine and rustic yet trendy decor and cuisine. To soak up the buzz of Tsim Sha Tsui, find a perch at one of the ground-floor tables of this open-front bar and get chatting with the inevitably friendly crowd. For the full French experience, pair your wine with one of Scarlett’s indulgent cheese boards. Pro tip: check out their happy hour for delectable food and drinks at great prices.

WHERE Buddha Bar

Bar, Chinese
A versatile spot to enjoy relaxed drinks or a night of dancing, WHERE Buddha Bar is a hidden gem at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Relax on the vast outdoor terrace and sip cocktails under stars or head inside for lively resident DJs and plush lounge seating. Anything goes here: request shisha, karaoke, or just ask the DJ to play your favourite song – the stellar team will be eager to make it happen.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Katherine Lee Yik Mei.

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