Neighbourhoods with Roof top Bars on Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong is the city for rooftop bars. No matter your tipple, beer, wine, cocktails, you can get high, with incredible views of our very beautiful city in a number of fantastic neighbourhoods.
Central roof top bars
Everyone wants to live here, in the inner central districts of Soho, Noho, and Sheung Wan. Bustling, energy, urban living at its best, mostly singles and young couples, convenient to everything and everyone. A zillion dining and drinking options because ..well … it is Hong Kong the city that doesn’t sleep ! The rooftop bar options are many and varied and the good part is you can walk between most of them to find your best spot.
Savva - This rooftop bar has been the quintessential go-to place for many years to bring your overseas guests. From here you take in the most spectacular mix of views of the harbour and also the incredible light show with the HSBC building and the Bank of China right in close view. Magical neon everywhere.
The Murray Hotel - Poppinjays - New, ultra slick and sophisticated, this rooftop bar at the top of the Hotel gives a very different yet super amazing view of Hong Kong sky scrapers and the city. Great crowd and music. A taxi ride unless you work in Citi tower. Follow the covered walkways. Be impressed with the décor of the Hotel on the way u in the lifts. Gold !
Les Ramblas and Sea Market IFC - Shop until you drop then take a load off with outstanding Victoria harbour views across to Kowloon and TST. Side by side with quite different food menus, both offer the same fantastic views. Sea view has a very good happy hour between 4 and 7 if you are lucky to find a table outside.
Ce le Vi - Very inner city vibe, plenty of suits and don’t under dress. You might be given an ill fitting pair of trousers to put on that come to your knees. A definite relief in the busy and afterhours messy LKF. At the top of the California Tower, you can be forgiven for feeling like this building has been dropped in by helicopter on departure as you step out into the mass of drunken tourists and rowdy revellers after 12pm.
Ichu Terraza - All very nice and well behaved. This new rooftop bar is best if you like to take your cocktail sitting down. Not the place to stand around the bar and mingle, but great if you have your own crowd.
Spiga- Located above GAP on Queens Road, the rooftop draws an interesting mix of people, very much the office crowd, mostly seated with unusual high table cabanas, empties out after 8 pm. Go earlier if you want a table or go later to have thye place more to yourself.
Piqniq - New Hang in the H building on Queens Road. Mixed office crowd meets To
Causeway Bay and Wan Chai roof top bars
A very lively area where you would expect to find a number of good rooftop bars. To live in the quieter parts of Causeway Bay can be very satisfying, and you will get a little more space for quite a few less dollars. On the MTR line, or only a 15 to 20 minute walk to Central, like Central, you have a wealth of shopping on your doorstep, from luxury to local designers, cute retail shops, gigantic malls and department stores. Get’s very busy on weekends. No need for a car to live here and well worth joining the Hong Kong Yacht Club at Causeway Bay to take advantage of the excellent resort facilities if your apartment building doesn’t offer these. For those who like weekend sports you are bang on with football, tennis basketball courts and stadiums.
Wooloomool Steakhouse - Probably one of the best views in Hong Kong. Nice music, not overly flash so you can rock up here in casual gear. The restaurant is another story, very expensive and you would want to put something nice on to dine here. The lift will take you to this level and then you swap to another for the roof. Open in fine weather, you can see from the harbour right around to the racecourse and the hills above. Excellent and well worth a visit.
SKYE Rooftop - Located at the top of the Pullman Hotel in CWB. This is a large restaurant which opens out onto a slick outdoor terrace with chairs surrounding a central bar. Good drinks and really stunning views that leave you feeling you are in a spaceship. Casual to smart dress code. Bespoke cocktails come however you want them.
Shelter - Italian Bar and Restaurant - Located at the 7th floor of the Hysan Place shopping center, right next to the Causeway Bay metro station, Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant is everything but the standard "shopping mall restaurant". Instead this is a lovely al fresco restaurant and bar with a large garden-like terrace, complete with vegetables, herbs and fruits trees growing. With a friendly and casual vibe, a stylish dining area, bar seats and a set of cozy swinging pods, this is a great rooftop hang out day or night.
Club@28 - The best thing about this chic rooftop poolside bar might be the very cool views over Happy Valley racing track. Part stylish inside lounge and part open terrace right next to the rooftop pool, Club@ 28 is one of the lesser known rooftop bars in Hong Kong. So usually you can get the best seat in a relaxed atmosphere with not overcrowding and perfect to enjoy some relaxing drinks in a chilled out atmosphere. Also holds a great rooftop pool, available to guests staying at the Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay.
Quarry Bay rooftop bars
Quarry Bay has quickly become a hotspot over the last few years with ex pats. The area sees a combination of west and east, attracting an international mix of residents and visitors. With a dynamic range of restaurants and bars, large blocks of commercial space and home to an abundance of pop-up shops, this has become a hub of creativity for agencies and designers who not only work in the area but who have decided to set up home in the neighbourhood. You will get a lot more space in this area and pay less. Conveniently on the blue MTR line, only a few stops to Central.
Sugar - A stylish and classic rooftop bar, open nightly and perfect for sunset views and unwinding drinks. Located at hotel East HK, at Tai Koo this stylish terrace offers different and absolutely magical views over Kowloon Bay and the full stretch of the Kowloon skyline. Furnished with lounge sofas and bar stools by the edge, you can enjoy international tapas, great cocktails and soft lounge vibes with a resident DJ.