The vibrant and convivial night life of Hong Kong
attracts a multitude of visitors. This guide takes a look at 10 of the top spots to hit after dark in Kowloon.
Eyebar is a prominent spot for a decidedly chilled evening in Kowloon. The marine-themed bar is named after the ancient Chinese practice of drawing an eye on ships to protect soldiers from devils. Featuring an extensive drink menu and delicious snacks, the chic bar is a vantage point that offers sweeping views of the Victoria Harbour. Drinkers can also opt for a seat on the terrace, to enjoy the Symphony of the Night show and peep through the telescope to take a glimpse at the impressive skyline of the bay.
Eyebar, 63 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2487 3988
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub
The highest bar in the world, perched on the top of the International Commerce Centre, was meticulously designed by the famed Tokyo firm Wonderwall Design. Geometric patterns, glowing bar tables and marble crafts all combine to showcase a blend of imagination and nature. Ceiling windows offer a 360-degree view over the tips of the metropolis below, while oodles of tapas and cocktails provide the entertainment.
Ozone Bar, 118/f, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263
Sky Lounge Sheraton
Bar, Pub Grub
Sky Lounge Sheraton
Situated on the 18th floor of the world class Sheraton Hotel, a night at Sky Lounge promises to be one of exceptional extravagance. Incorporating the modern and the classic perfectly, the bar is decorated in shades of white with dark wood, vintage tables and antique leather chairs dotted around. Couples looking for some private time can opt for the smaller booths close to the window, while long sofas stretching across the spacious bar accommodate larger groups.
Sky Lounge Sheraton, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2369 1111
Designed by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Felix is dominated by deep wood tones, marble pillars and steel ornaments, resulting in a modern and avant-garde allure. The bar comprises of the Wine Bar, the Balcony, the American Bar and the Crazy Box, providing a variety of dining venues for patrons to choose from. The extensive menu features delicate European cuisine and refined drinks, while the views are pretty darn fantastic too.
Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6778
Nestled in the gorgeous InterContinental Hotel, Lobby Lounge impresses drinkers with a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour and a massive collection of drinks. On top of the impressive array of beers imported from all over the world and the wide array of whiskeys and wines, house specialities from the V-Sips Cocktail Menu are truly top notch. Try Asia’s World City, a blend of Beefeater Gin, Maraschino liqueur, absinthe, lemon sherbet and Prosecco.
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2721 1211
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Italian, Japanese
Decorated in traditional Japanese chinoiserie, this bar is draped in dark red velvet. Slanted windows featuring the serene beauty of the Victoria Harbour on the one side and the bustling Nathan Road on the other provide an imitate environment for a posh night out over the Kowloon skyline. Renowned DJs roll into the bar every night, while cocktail lovers sample the likes of the Tanqueray No.TEN Gi series, mixed by the celebrated bartender Charles Joly.
29+30F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3427 2288
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, European, Pub Grub, $$$
An open-air bar hidden on the fifth floor of The Mira is an urban oasis offering an escape from the frantic pace of city life below. Surrounded by bamboo groves and sweet frangipani trees, walking into Vibe is like entering a perfect woodland retreat. The inclusive menu offers fine wines, classics and house cocktails. Oh, and don’t forget the Arabian Night scheduled every Thursday, when drinkers are treated to belly dance performances, exotic Arabic music and delicious mezze platters.
118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2368 1111
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
A variety of snacks are offered to satisfy the craving of diners at Mini Club, including a wide selection of oysters, seafood platters, fish and chips, marinated chicken wings and exotic pizzas like tom yum pizza, mango and chicken pizza and more. Foodies paying a visit to the place should not miss out the savoury cheese hotpot, all washed down by a mocktail, some international wine, a mixer or craft beer.
Hong Kong, G/F, 6B Peace AvenueMongkok, +852 2782 6628
Ned Kelly’s Last Stand
Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
Ned Kelly’s Last Stand
The oldest bar in Hong Kong is where music lovers can find some of the best jazz music in town. The Aussie-grunge décor with wooden benches scattered around reminds drinkers of the Aussie passion for rugby and creates a nostalgic atmosphere. A wide range of beers imported from different countries and intriguing house cocktails are served, while live bands often grace the stage.
Ned Kelly’s Last Stand, 11A Ashley Rd, Hong Kong, +852 2376 0562
Bar, German, European, $$$
Known as the most popular German bar in Kowloon, Biergarten boasts an enormous range of German brews, ranging from Bavarian white beers to Kostritzer darks. There is also a fine range of German cuisine to get through, such as pork knuckle and mash, sausage platter and mixed cheeses and cold cuts. Aside from the extensive collection of beers and savoury dishes, German artwork and advertising memorabilia on the walls contribute to the European feel.
Biergarten, Hong Kong, +852 2311 1906