Whether the intention of your trip is business or pleasure, Hong Kong has a host of hot spots where you can let loose and have fun. Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo are the two most popular areas for drinking and nightlife in Hong Kong, offering a variety of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Lan Kwai Fong is in the busy and loud Central Business District, while SoHo is a bit more sophisticated, located just south of Hollywood Road (hence the name).
While these are the two most popular neighborhoods for tourists to go out in, they aren’t the only ones. Wan Chai neighborhood, often regarded as Hong Kong’s red-light district, also has a burgeoning nightlife scene. If you want to escape from the expat bars and interact more with locals, cross the harbor to Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looking for more information on Hong Kong nightclubs? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service!
Hong Kong Nightlife FAQ
What are the hottest clubs in Hong Kong?
The best clubs in Hong Kong include:
- Hit up Drop
- Ce LA VI
What part of Hong Kong has the best nightlife?
Of the city’s three main entertainment areas, Lan Kwai Fong – Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife spot – is a hilly, L-shape cobblestone lane in Central, which is famous for being the heart of the city’s drinking and clubbing scene. It’s lined with more than 100 bars, restaurants and clubs, so you can expect plenty of antics and late-night revelry.
While neighbouring SoHo, referring to the area south of Hollywood Road, offers a more sophisticated night out with its upmarket bars and first-class restaurants.
A couple of metro stops from Central you’ll reach Wan Chai. Aside from being home to Hong Kong’s red-light district, Wan Chai features a wide variety of sports bars, live-music venues and colonial-style pubs, alongside some of the city’s cheapest drinks and eats.
Where are the best day drinking spots in Hong Kong?
Our favorite spots for day drinking in Hong Kong include:
- CÉ LA VI on D’Aguilar Street
- Tivo on Wyndham Street
- Above by Komune
- The Garage Bar
- Terrible Baby
What are the best gay clubs/bars in Hong Kong?
Our favorite gay bars and clubs in Hong Kong include:
- Bing Bing HK
- Boo Bar
- Petticoat Lane
- Time Bar
What time do clubs close in Hong Kong?
Most bars close around 2 AM, but there are definitely still clubs that close at 3-4 AM in Lan Kwai Fong.
What are the best music festivals in Hong Kong?
Some of the best recurring annual music festivals in Hong Kong include:
- Road to Ultra: Hong Kong
- Creamfields Hong Kong
- Sonar Hong Kong
- Shi Fu Miz Festival
Is weed legal in Hong Kong?
The use or sale of cannabis is banned in Hong Kong under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, which came into effect in 1969. If a police officer catches someone with a substance they suspect is cannabis, they may send the sample off for testing by a government chemist before charging the individual. But with larger amounts of the substance, a suspect may be brought before the courts while a sample is being tested.
Manufacturing marijuana or any other drug included in the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance is deemed the most serious of all drug-related offenses, while trafficking the drug to Hong Kong can also result in a prison sentence.
Can you drink in public in Hong Kong?
There is no law in Hong Kong against walking around in public with open alcohol. Just remember that even though you can drink alcohol in public, you can still be fined by police officers or refused entry on public transportation for public intoxication.