Good music, fine alcohol and hip crowd are only some of the characteristics of this place. People come here to party after a hard day of work. The ambiance helps in relieving some of their stress and edge them towards a night of dance and revelry. Welcoming feel and multiple genres of music keep people coming back.
Soiree Champagne Bar, located on lower Elgin Street, is a sumptuous cocktail bar which offers an old-world, ultra-luxurious, bordello-like ambiance. This dimly lit bar has dark-hued walls, chandeliers, gilt mirrors and plump leather banquettes, making it a hugely popular date night spot. Soiree's drink offerings include a list of signature cocktails, called "Soiree Sensations," which include fruit daiquiris served in chocolate dipped glasses, martinis dipped in gold dust, and infused vodkas in flavors like rosemary, lemongrass and chili which can be imbibed on their own or used as a base in other cocktails. Also on offer are premium wines and champagnes along with other spirits. -Anjeeta Nayar
Ozone, situated on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton, is known for its jaw-dropping views of Victoria Harbor and beyond. Accessible via high speed elevator (whose lights dramatically dim as you are transported upwards) from the 103rd floor of the hotel, this bar features futuristic décor created by the Japanese design company Wonderwall. Ozone is equipped with long bar counters that offer a great selection of wines, spirits and specialty cocktails which can be enjoyed with hearty bar snacks like tandoori chicken, sushi, spring rolls and more. This elevated watering hole also hosts a DJ booth and an outdoor deck, facilities that contribute to making Ozone the perfect spot to drink, dance, and dine while soaking in gorgeous views of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's infamous nightspot, Feather Boa, is housed in a former antique store. The bar, which sports a totally non-descript exterior, opens up to a luscious space that resembles an old world bordello adorned. It also is filled with velvet curtains, plush walls, gilt mirrors and sumptuous artworks. Feather Boa is notorious for its capricious door policy, and though it touts itself to be a members-only enclave, the management does permit non-members if they fit in with the bar's 'image'. This selective door policy only seems to enhance the appeal of the bar and though many criticize Feather Boa's randomly imposed exclusivity, they do attempt get through bar's hallowed portal in order to sample its many famous cocktails, especially its Chocolate Martinis and Strawberry Daiquiris. - Anjeeta Nayar
The Take Out Comedy Club is the first full-time comedy club in Hong Kong and provides an alternative mode of entertainment in a city that is populated with numerous bars, clubs and restaurants. The Take Out Comedy Club is the brainchild of former New Yorker Jami Gong, and offers shows in English and Cantonese by several local comedians. Featured showstoppers include the Karma Komdians, who are a band of Hong Kong-born Indian comedians, and the People's Liberation Improv, which is Hong Kong's largest performing improvised comedy troupe. The club periodically also features international stars like Paul Ogata, who was voted San Francisco's funniest comedian in 2007. -Anjeeta Nayar
Ronin, a Japanese style restaurant and bar, is the new addition to the dining scene in Sheung Wan. Owners Lindsay Jang and Matt Abergel have given this tiny restaurant more of a quiet and uncluttered feel, unlike their previous venture, Yardbird. The food here is quite new in taste and technique, and reflects the fine culinary skills of the owners. The fish is fresh and flavorful, with dishes such as uni nori, sashimi platter and smoked silverfish tempura stealing the limelight. The bar area has a great collection of whiskeys and sakes, that perfectly complement the dishes at the restaurant. Ideal for a visit on a special evening.
This English style bar, located within the exclusive Mandarin Oriental, features partitioned booths for seclusion and privacy. At lunch you will see mainly business people and in the evening diners come here to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Drinking here is not cheap and you will have to pay a large bill for the pleasure; nightly live jazz performances may just soften the blow. At lunchtime there's a good value bar buffet where you can buy a beer and help yourself to the various dishes along the bar.
The Chinese symbol of shared experience, the big "O" on one wall epitomizes this bar at Landmark Mandarin Oriental. The crowd here is either glamorous...or glamor-struck. Enjoy the buffet and light breakfast or distinctive dishes like Poached Lobster with Daikon Shavings, Sweet & Sour Dressing, Chili Oil and Prawn Tempura. Afternoon tea is also served. You can party here till the early hours of the morning.
More than just a restaurant, this influential establishment located on the historic street for which it's named for; Duddell's, is a Hong Kong entertainment hot spot. From art gallery, two Michelin Star restaurant, to bar and garden terrace , Duddell's is where the who's-who of the city come to see and be seen. Gorgeous interiors are fit for a modern museum and the space flows seamlessly between intimate corners with lounge seating for two in the salon or library, to a grand, light filled dining room and lush garden terrace area. The cuisine is just as exceptional with artisanal Cantonese fare that include local favorites like freshly fried lobster, salted chicken and deep fried Bombay duck.
Stockton is a fabulous restaurant and bar that is tucked away in an alley off Wyndham Street. Once inside, you are instantly transported back into another era - 1890s London. Stockton truly encapsulates the exclusive and decadent lifestyle of the wealthy, from the detailed decor - lounge chairs, plush sofas, antique tables and art - to the rich food that includes scrumptious oysters, Farmed Manchurian Caviar and Rock Cod and Chips. Have a fancy night out on the town, sip on some one-of-a-kind rum and whiskey-based cocktails and enjoy the timeless atmosphere of Stockton.
One of Hong Kong's hottest night clubs, Play features a line up of top international and local talent, one of the best dance floors in town, and top-quality libations. Every week outstanding DJs spin everything from hip-hop to house and techno with a relentless beat and foot-tapping rhythm. The three-room massive space is broken up into different spaces from the dance floor to a lounge and pool room. You can choose whether to dance, challenge friends to a round of pool or simply relax at one of the plush booths with a drink; there is something for everyone here. The food menu is equally laudable, churning out gourmet fusion tapas and moreish eats to pair with those drinks. If you're in the mood to splurge, head to the Dom Perignon bar for some bubbly and champagne cocktails.
Since 2001 C Bar has been one of the most popular places to dance in the Lan Kwai Fong district. Organized and opened by DJs, the music here definitely gets one in the mood to move. The bar also features well balanced drinks and kitschy details like a twin bed to hand out on. Come early or late, just come ready to dance. The kitchen serves up bar snacks, pizza, burgers and nachos. A barista on hand makes fresh coffee to order. The list of beers and liquers is long and satisfying.They are also open for breakfast and lunch during the week.