Hong Kong is full of skyscrapers and beautiful people, so it’s no surprise that we embrace a rooftop bar. Take a spin around the city with this list of must-do rooftops. These bars all boast great views of Hong Kong, but from different parts of the city. They are great for watching events like fireworks, impressing guests from out-of-town, or merely enjoying a cocktail or two for a special night out.
Best rooftop bars on Hong Kong Island
SEVVA is the city’s go-to rooftop experience when hosting guests or introducing newbies to high density life in Hong Kong. It is equal parts glamour and gorgeous view, plus it’s accessed through the Princes Building, another Hong Kong icon. For non-drinkers or those looking for a chic baby shower venue, SEVVA hosts a beautiful high tea that could be perfect for you.
25/F, Princes Builiding, 10 Chater Road, Central
Grand Majestic Sichuan
Inside the prestigious Alexandra House, a glamorous escape awaits at the Grand Majestic Sichuan. Walk through the exotic 1970’s interior, along the plush tiger emblazoned carpet, towards the amazing roof terrace. Surrounded by an abundance of greenery, find the perfect drink based on your Chinese zodiac or for those with a curiosity for spice, browse the menu filled with fiery Sichuan flavours.
Shop 301, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
La Rambla by Cataluna
La Rambla is all about “Tapas y Cócteles” with a panoramic backdrop of Hong Kong’s skyline. The sleek outdoor terrace with lounge seating is perfect for an idle afternoon sharing the best of modern Catalan cuisine. Inspired by the namesake boulevard in Barcelona, enjoy sunset cocktails, small bites and delicious paella on the 5,000-square foot terrace.
3071-73, Level 3, IFC Mall, Central
Pier 3 Bar
Another low-fi rooftop is above Pier 3 at Central Ferry Pier. This little bar isn’t a glamorous night out, but it’s a nice pit stop for a drink if you are on your way out to DB or Lamma.
Podium Level, Pier No. 3, Central
Popinjays at The Murray
Snapping at SEVVA’s heels as Hong Kong’s favourite rooftop bar is Popinjays at The Murray hotel. This gorgeous open-aired escape has quickly stolen the hearts of the city’s cocktail class and is fast becoming the new rooftop go-to. Perch on the balcony and work your way through the bird-inspired cocktail list.
The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
A little further along in Causeway Bay is ALTO, a sophisticated venue designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. Also on the 31st floor, ALTO offers another incredible sweeping view of Asia’s World City. Foodies will love ALTO, it has a robust wine list, delicious cocktails, and some life-changing desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
SKYE Park Lane Hotel
If an illuminated rooftop bar on the 27th floor piques your interest, wait until you arrive and take in the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour and Victoria Park. SKYE’s vibrant restaurant and outside deck space offer a tantalizing bar experience and creative cuisines to match the venue’s ambience. Designed for today’s global nomad, unwind on one of the comfy sofas and listen to great music while you sip on cocktails that match the city.
310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Relax with a spritz in hand at Tempo Tempo’s open-air Italian Terrazza, where it’s dolce vita every day. Embrace the Italian art of living at the casual al fresco bar which is an ideal place for an after-work aperitivo. The menu showcases classic cocktails and delectable nibbles so you can be transported to a Mediterranean summer from the comfort of the bar’s outdoor terrace.
2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Cruise at the Hyatt Centric
Soak up the Victoria Harbour views sipping a signature Asian-inspired cocktail at Cruise, the Hyatt Centric’s outdoor restaurant and bar. With a laid-back vibe by day and independent attitude at night, it’s no surprise this oasis is a go-to for locals and visitors alike. Boasting a reputation as Hong Kong’s neighbourhood cocktail bar, the buzzing outdoor terrace is a perfect place for a business lunch, romantic dinner under the stars, or fun drinks with friends.
1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point
Best rooftop bars on Kowloon side
Cross the harbour to Red Sugar at the Kerry hotel and you’ll be rewarded with a new perspective and one of the city’s best views. So many of these great rooftops have you seated within our famed skyline, so it’s a nice alternative to sit at Red Sugar and appreciate the scale of Hong Kong from the other side of the harbour. This bar is vast, its cocktail menu and view matches that opulence. Stay a while and soak in the skyline.
Level 7, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon
For those afraid of heights, this isn’t the bar for you. Atop another Hong Kong Icon, the ICC, Ozone is not only the highest bar in Hong Kong it’s the highest bar in the world. If you’re lightheaded, this time it’s not the champagne it’s because you’re 118 floors into the clouds. Impressive. Ozone is part of The Ritz Carlton and it offers both a drinks menu and small bites.
Level 118, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Harlan’s may well be the SEVVA of TST, it’s been around for many years and is housed in another well known building, The One. Head straight to the balcony for another extensive view of Hong Kong. This is a great venue for wine lovers, Harlan’s offers an extensive wine list that spans new world wines and rare European vintages.
19/F, The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The ultimate spot for a sundowner overlooking sparkling views of Hong Kong’s skyline is undoubtedly the Harbourside Grill. With a menu as thrilling as the cinematic vista from your waterfront table, this steakhouse is in a class of its own. While they specialise in premium quality steaks, a variety of innovative dishes are on offer alongside seasonal cocktails. The elegant restaurant also spills onto an expansive terrace so you can enjoy an ambience that evolves to match the mood of the city.
Shop OTE 401, Level 4, Ocean Terminal, City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Best rooftop bars on the islands
The balcony at Solera’s makes the trek to Lantau’s Discovery Bay worth the mission. This Spanish restaurant isn’t anything fancy but it has a beautiful balcony where you can see the beach glistening through the trees. Kick back with some tapas, a bottle of vino, and stare at the stars for a night. Take a stroll along the beach before catching the ferry back to civilization Central.
Shop 101, 1/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay
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