Dragonfly ($$$) – This bar is designed and inspired after dragonflies, hence its name. While the bar is one of the smaller ones I have been to it has never felt overly crowded, I was mostly impressed by how delicious its cocktails were as well as the beautiful stained-glass decor throughout the bar. My favourite cocktail was the Mucha’s Muse (aromatic gin, strawberry and lavender shrub, raspberry honey, melon juice, citrus) which tastes super sweet. Their Dragons Pearl drink was cool because it had tapioca pearls in it, it was a bit too strong for my liking but my friends enjoyed it (rum and cognac, jasmine milk tea, blackcurrant etc).
Location: Shop 10 – G1, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Sevva ($$$$) – This rooftop bar is on the 25th floor of Prince’s Building and has a great view of the city and Kowloon side. Not only does it have great views but I love the cocktails there. My favourite one by far (I get it every time) has sugarcane, lemon, and gin if I remember correctly. It’s the only drink on their menu with sugarcane and it tastes so sweet and delicious.
Location: 25/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Ozone ($$$$) – Although the last time I went to this bar was two years ago for my 18th birthday it is definitely memorable and one I would recommend anyone visiting Hong Kong to check out. Ozone is on the 118th floor in The Ritz Carlton and is the tallest bar in the world! Since it is located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong the night view of the Hong Kong Island Skyline is absolutely stunning. While I would recommend it as a night bar the views are the best on a clear sunny day. The interior design of this bar is very chic and has a great bathroom for taking selfies in, and there is also an outdoor terrace with a glass wall and open roof!
Location: Level 118 International Commerce Centre (ICC, 1 Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Iron Fairies ($$$) – The interior design of this bar is so cool and the bar has a great atmosphere. My favourite part of its decor is the hanging butterflies from the ceiling. The bar is based off of an ironsmith’s workshop so you will find materials such as leather or timber which inspired the design. Furthermore the drinks are great and there is often a live band playing music. The only downfall is this bar gets super crowded, sometimes it takes ages just to order your drink. I would recommend going on a weekday to escape crowds, and if going on a weekend I would reserve a table or arrive earlier to try to get one.
Location: LG, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Ce La Vi ($$$) – Above its restaurant floor Ce La Vi has an indoor bar and rooftop bar. Ce La Vi is located on the top floor of Lan Kwai Fong’s California Tower, offering great views of the city and Victoria Harbour. I can’t remember the name of the cocktail I like to get there, but I have attached a photo and it is the one of the few on the menu with pomegranate! If you enjoy a modern sleek bar or a great rooftop view I would recommend this bar to you. It gets crowded on weekends so I would suggest reserving a table.
Location: 25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
Piqniq ($$) – This rooftop bar offers great views of the city as well as cute decor and somewhat of an “Alice in Wonderland” feel. Its decor includes mushrooms, patterned walls and bohemian pillows. The bar is known for its Western wines and can get crowded on weekends, once again if you want to sit I would reserve a table in advance. The photos below show me sitting at one of the tables versus the view when standing at a table.
Location: R/F (Rooftop) HQueens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Honi Honi Tiki Bar ($$) – This bar gives me tropical Hawaiian vibes and has the coolest drinks. Its cocktails are unique, taste great, and come in tiki-inspired cups with decor such as little umbrellas. This bar is also great for groups, I would recommend reserving a table and ordering one of the bar’s shared drinks (photo below!), my friends and I love to get their “Freaking Pineapple” drink which comes in a pineapple, or the “Honi Honi All the Way” drink which is served inside a watermelon.
Location: 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong