15 Coolest Bars in Hong Kong

Johnny Ward

Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world for cool bars. It is home to some of the swankiest places I’ve had a drink and it also has some quality places which won’t break the bank. If you find yourself in Hong Kong and you’re looking for a bar then pick one of the following.

S E V V A, Frank's Library, The Dispensary, HONI HONI Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Mrs. Pound, Dr. Fern's Gin Parlour, Ping Pong 129 - Gintonería, Arena Bar by Zerve, KYTALY, NED KELLY'S LAST STAND, Stockton, Portico Hong Kong, The Old Man, Quinary, The Iron Fairies Hong Kong, OZONE

  • S E V V A, Hong Kong

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      The view from the terrace here is the main draw, it is nestled right in amongst the city’s skyline. Once you get used to the view you’ll start to realise the top class service, cool vibes and quality music. Also great for food if peckish.

  • Frank's Library, Hong Kong

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      This is a small bar which is hidden away within Foxgloves (a speakeasy itself), so don’t be surprised if you don’t see it because people will point you in the right direction if you ask for Franks’ Library. This small speakeasy is ideal for intimate chats and stunning cocktails. If you’re with that special someone then head here.

  • The Dispensary, Hong Kong

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      Located on Hollywood road, The Dispensary is right in the middle of the action. You’ll get a good view because it’s on top of the old Central Police Headquarters. There’s outdoor seating which is ideal when the weather is good. I like to be there for happy hour before heading out for dinner - there are restaurants on either side of it if you want something convenient.

  • HONI HONI Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Hong Kong

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      If you like tiki bars then you’ll love Honi Honi. They serve up fantastic polynesian rum cocktails but I just loved having a beer and enjoying the surroundings. There’s nothing pretentious here about the bar, so without trying too hard they’ve created something uber cool. Nice outdoor seating too.

  • Mrs. Pound

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      When a bar is hidden away in what looks like a stamp shop you know it’s going to be pretty cool inside. Mrs Pound’s speakeasy doesn’t disappoint. It offers great value for money with cocktails costing around $12 (might not seem too cheap but it’s good for HK). Really fun food menu too with lots of surprises, I promise you’ll end up ordering a lot because it all sounds so good….cheeseburger spring rolls anyone?

  • Dr. Fern's Gin Parlour, Hong Kong

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      It can get hot in HK so the best way to cool down is with a large G&T. Be prepared to part with a bit of cash here, but don’t worry because you get what you pay for. It’s seen as a secret bar because it looks like a Doctor’s surgery. As you’d imagine there is a huge selection of gin, I could spend all night sampling them.

  • Ping Pong 129 - Gintonería, Hong Kong

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      Impress your friends by taking them to this cool but secret bar. I like it because it’s never too busy and always feels chilled out, you’ll always find a place to sit down/ The drinks list is extensive and won’t break the bank.

  • Arena Bar by Zerve, Hong Kong

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      A cool bar doesn’t need to be all about sophistication it can be about fun too and that’s what Zerve has in abundance. People from all over HK flock here to partake in the huge array of games on offer. Who doesn’t like beer pong? It always guarantees a fun night and you can also catch all the latest live sport here too.

  • KYTALY, Hong Kong

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      This place used to be known for it’s world famous pizza (yes, it is really that good!) but now it’s one of the best places in town to get a cocktail. It’s a very specialised menu, 10 to choose from, each one has been crafted to perfection. Pizza to start, cocktail to finish and then hit the town.


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      I can admit that some HK locals might be surprised to see this bar in the list, it’s not as classy as the others but it is cool. One of the oldest watering holes in HK I have never had a bad night here. Make sure the huge jazz band is playing before you go, they are the reason people always return.

  • Stockton, Hong Kong

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      A very popular cocktail bar on Wyndham street, don’t worry if you’re not a cocktail pro because the staff are super knowledgeable and always happy to talk you through the options. It’s a classy establishment that quickly fills up at the weekend so get there early if you want a table.

  • Portico Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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      Portico is a very cool outdoor bar in Central Hong Kong. It is a popular place for city types looking for a drink after work, that means it’s usually buzzing and full of energy. Great views as you look up at the sky scrappers and comfy decor make this one of HK’s top spots.

  • The Old Man, Hong Kong

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      This bar oozes class and sophistication, that’s because the inteterios takes inspiration from Ernest Hemingway. It may have an old feel but it was only opened in 2018 - despite being so young it has already been ranked at number 5 of best bars in Asia.

  • Quinary, Hong Kong

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      Quinary is so good it has been in the running for the best bar in the world. They always get awards and accolades because of their cocktails. I'm usually a beer drinker but Quinary is a place where you need to sample their creations. It’s styled like a speakeasy and a place that always impresses.

  • The Iron Fairies Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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      There aren’t many bars out there as unique and dramatic as Itron Fairies. It’s the creation of designer Ashley Sutton. Look up and you’ll see 10,000 butterflies dangling from the ceiling. They often have great live music and boutique guest beers.

  • OZONE, Hong Kong

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      As far as views go, Ozone bar towers above the rest. You’ll find it on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton which is the tallest building in the city. The boats below in Victoria harbour are minute and on a clear day you can see for miles. Great for some pictures and a tasty cocktail.