Top Bars In Stanley, Hong Kong Island

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While bars typically focus their menus on serving alcohol, lately, more and more bars are starting to shift their focus to different niches, like coffee or ramen. Stanley, Hong Kong has a huge variety of bars that are ideal for a variety of pick-me-ups and beverages.

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The Lanai

Residing opposite the cerulean waters of Stanley beach, The Lanai is an outdoor paradise that treats you to breathtaking landscapes along with zesty libations to liven your mood. The name of the bar comes from Hawaii and means ‘veranda;’ all guests will identify the seating arrangements as being reminiscent of a majestic island, complete with the royal treatment. Soothe your senses with the help of the gentle music crooning in the background, gulp down a Corona to take the edge off and savor a vegetable and baba ganoush wrap, filled with the an exotic aroma that will stay with you long after you leave. The Lanai takes you to the serene land that is Hawaii, while simultaneously giving you a taste of Hong Kong.

Featuring spectacular sea views, this light and airy café offers the best of international delights comprising of fresh seafood medleys with the salty fragrance of the sea permeating the cool air. Sporting an unmissable lemon yellow exterior, the bar lures you in with a distinctive intriguing quality. Devour a steamed Alaskan king crab drizzled with garlic butter while relishing the welcoming burn of a strong liquor. With the option of bringing your own bottle of preferred wine, you can feel right at home in the presence of good company and familiar brands.

The Smugglers Inn

With many tourists frequenting this local pub, the Smugglers Inn emulates the popular taverns found in the West and delivers instant gratification in the form of chilled and frothy premium pours. Extending out into a dining area outside the pub, one can sit back and witness the hustle and bustle of everyday life along with the majestic, starry night sky, setting the scene for a scintillating night. Showcasing local beer brands along with a few select snacks to appease your taste buds, the Smugglers Inn is a home away from home, oozing bohemian style.

Main Street Stanley Bar and Cafe

Grab the opportunity to immerse yourself in the real culture of Hong Kong and dine with the natives in a cool and casual environment. Though not extravagant in nature, it will floor you with the artfully crafted libations along with the obsequious staff who augment the welcoming aura. With addictive flavors and enticing scents emanating from the masterpieces, the Stanley Bar and Café will gladly act as a much needed pit-stop for guests desiring refreshments that are great value for money without the exorbitant prices that come attached.

Social Room

Address & Telephone Number: 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, 中環士丹利街74-78號旺興大廈3樓, +852 2915 0373
One of the more recently established, nightlife venues, the Social Room transforms into a buzzing oasis that unites the gregarious and adventurous souls of the city looking to unwind. Within the contemporary and neutral color scheme, this sophisticated lounge accommodates maroon leather couches surrounding rustic, wooden tables giving off a homey vibe with earthy undertones. Indulge in a fruity cocktail and alleviate your worries and stress while munching on a tantalizing meal from an eclectic mix of decadent dishes. From the incandescent lighting to the touch of poignant simplicity, the Social Room can feed your need to network in style.

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