Come sip a cocktail alfresco at the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong and enjoy the jaw-dropping skyline. The infinite lights and city skyscrapers set against the backdrop of an orange sky that dims to a dark blue each night makes the perfect view for an evening out with friends or your significant other.
Each Hong Kong sky bar has its own vibe, like a swanky Art Deco eatery, a futuristic bar or a steakhouse turned en plein-air bar, but one thing that can be guaranteed across the board is the price. Be prepared to dish out a decent to obscene amount of cash to enjoy a martini on a terrace. If you prefer to go out during the day, the majority of these bars are open daily for events like high tea, afternoon drinks and more.
Read on for a list of the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong to enjoy a night under the stars.
Atop H Queen’s, vibrant art adorns the pink walls of this rooftop bar and restaurant. With foliage, fairy light and bean bags, Piqniq makes for a singular al fresco dining experience. Art students with a wine hobby will fit right in, especially the chic ones passionate about modern art. Yayoi Kasuma’s beloved polka-dot pumpkin piece catches your eyes upon entry, and if you “don’t get” art, then the views of Central will make up for the decoration.
Enjoy curated picnic (“piqniq”) baskets equipped with a selection of alcoholic beverages and a variety of eats. Come during the day to appreciate Hong Kong basked in sun or pop out at night when the lights emanate from the city instead of the sky.
Address: R/F (Rooftop) H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Come for the steak and stay for the rooftop bar with incomparable vantage points. There’s a reason Wooloomooloo remains the best among sky bars in Hong Kong. Check out sights of the Wan Chai neighborhood, Victoria Harbor and Happy Valley. Plus, the world is a wine-lover’s oyster with their extensive wine selection. The friendly atmosphere and the nightly DJ paired with quality cocktails and steak makes for an easy choice when looking for your night’s final stop.
Address: 31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy 256 Hennessy Road entrance on 213, Johnston Rd, Wan Chai
Welcome to the future on the 27th floor of the highly-rated Hotel de Park Lane, which looks down over Victoria Park and offers panoramic views of the skyline and the waterfront. The experimental cocktails and modern French dining breathe style. From the afternoon to the evening, SKYE dishes out an eye-popping experience you’d expect from a visit to a techno paradise in a century or so.
The in-house DJ ensures your drinks have background music for maximum enjoyment. With 8,000 square feet of space to explore, SKYE includes three private rooms and its outdoor bar. The “gastrobar” uses sustainable local ingredients for fresh flavors, so don’t forget to grab a bite to eat with your cocktail.
Address: 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Behold Nathan Road’s chaos from a bird’s-eye view at Eyebar, one of the best vistas in Hong Kong for alcoholic beverages. Located in the iSquare building beside the Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Eyebar has spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Whether you like to drink during the day with friends or dress up for date night beverages, come on over for a cold beer, a signature cocktail, like the “Suzie Wrong,” and a variety of Asian-inspired snacks.
Drape yourself over a sleek couch in the indoor lounge with expansive windows that provide unobstructed views of the city, or perch on a bar stool at the edge of the terrace. You’ll feel like a socialite regardless of your location within the bar as long as you dress for the occasion and hold your glass in one hand.
Ozone might win the top spot for sky bars in Hong Kong simply because it’s the highest bar not only in Hong Kong but also in the world. At a whopping 480 meters in the air, guests reach the rooftop bar of the famous Ritz Carlton by cramming into a tiny elevator. Ascend to the 118th floor for a dimly lit space enveloped by refracted glass and modern interiors. Ozone overlooks Western Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for one of the most dazzling sunsets you’ll ever witness.
Don’t worry, the views aren’t the only selling point. Ozone also provides a comprehensive wine list and an impressive cocktail menu at night, or come early for a classy high tea in the afternoon with refreshing Asian-inspired drinks. The Brazilian and Asian tapas and the almost mythic (for middle-class workers, at least) Sunday Dom Pérignon brunch will satiate any foodie, especially ones that appreciate a steady stream of Champagne. If you’re on a budget, you may want to avoid this particular bar. A few cocktails could break the bank. But, if you’re looking for swanky, this is your pick.
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