Having a drink at one of Hong Kong’s sky-high rooftop bars will truly make you feel like you’re on top of the world. The view of the bustling city below, the green mountains in the distance, and the warm air blowing in off the South China Sea all combine in a wondrous mixture that’s perfect for outdoor drinking. And best of all, with Hong Kong’s mild climate, you can enjoy rooftop bars year-round.
If you’re staying on Hong Kong Island, there’s no shortage of rooftop bars to choose from, whether you’re right in the city centre, or on the quieter south side of the island.
It doesn’t get much better than Sevva. Located right in the heart of Central, overlooking the financial district and Statue Square, Sevva has a prime spot on the 25th floor. The dress code here is ‘Easy-Glam’, but it’s better to err on the side of glam. This is an amazing place to come right about at sunset time, when the lights from the iconic banks start to light up and dance.
|Address:||Prince’s Building 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central|
|Phone:||852 2537 1388|
|Hours:||Mon to Wed 12 pm to 12 am | Thu & Fri 12 pm to 2 am | Sat 11 am to 2 am | Closed Sundays|
Branding itself as Hong Kong’s first rooftop guinguette (that’s just French for ‘tavern’), Piqniq offers dining and drinks with wonderful views of Central. Perched on the roof of H Queen’s, a new hub of art and lifestyle, Piqniq is the building’s crown jewel. Best described as cute and cheerful, the open terrace with comfy lounges is a great place to relax and have an alfresco picnic in style.
|Address:||R/F (Rooftop) H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong|
|Phone:||852 5200 1683|
|Hours:||Sun to Thu 11 am to 12 am | Fri to Sat 11 am to 4 am|
Wan Chai‘s best-known rooftop bar is Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, thanks to its amazing sky-high outdoor patio. The patio opens 5 pm daily on a walk-in basis, and only drinks are allowed. Grab a table inside the restaurant to enjoy one of Woo’s legendary Australian steaks. If you happen to be looking for somewhere to host a private party, this is a great venue to rent as well.
|Address:||31/F The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road (entrance on 213 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai)|
|Hours:||11:45 am to 2:30 pm | 6 pm to 11 pm daily|
This stylish rooftop bar on the 27th floor of The Park Lane Hotel has an in-house DJ that plays all night long (well, until 1 am), and an impressive cocktail list. SKYE comprises both an indoor restaurant and an outdoor patio, but the patio is walk-in only (meaning no reservations). You’ll love the cool lights of this modern-style illuminated bar, with a great view of Causeway Bay below.
|Address:||310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay|
|Phone:||852 2839 3327|
|Hours:||Mon to Fri 12 pm to 1 am | Sat to Sun 11:30 am to 1 am|
ALTO Bar and Grill
If the beautiful interiors of ALTO Bar and Grill fail to impress, then you’ll be wowed by its commanding view over Causeway Bay. While watching the world below, try one of their signature cocktails, like the Alto Mary, Dry Me Up, or The Last Dance.
Alto Bar and Grill
|Address:||31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong|
|Phone:||852 2603 7181|
|Hours:||12 pm to 3 pm | 6 pm to 11 pm daily|
Perched on the 23rd floor of the Hyatt Centric hotel, the gorgeous Cruise Terrace offers alfresco dining and drinks on the hotel’s 23rd Floor (West Tower). If you’re with a group, make a reservation for one of their lounge sofas so you and your friends can sit back and relax. Or simply grab a seat and admire the million dollar view.
Cruise Terrace @ Hyatt Centric
|Address:||1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong, China|
|Hours:||Mon to Thu: 12 pm to 1 am | Fri, Sat and day before public holiday: 12 pm to 2 am | Sun & public holidays: 11:30 am to 1 am|
The Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge) is a popular spot with office workers in Quarry Bay, Tai Koo Shing and North Point. This beautiful rooftop deck on the 32 floor of EAST offers cocktails, international tapas, and lots of music, with a resident DJ. The outdoor tables are on a first-come-first-served basis, so if you’re going on a Friday night, better get there early, or it will be standing room only.
|Address:||29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing|
|Hours:||Tue & Wed: 530 pm to 1 am | Thu to Sat: 5:30 pm to 1:30 am | Closed Mon & Sun|
The laid-back rooftop bar of the funky Ovolo Southside Hotel is a breath of fresh air, literally. Located close to Ocean Park, and with easy access to the Wong Chuk Hang MTR Station, ABOVE by Kömune is a fun and friendly place to enjoy a meal and some drinks.
From Wednesdays to Fridays you can take advantage of ‘Sunset Hour’ from 5 pm to 8 pm, with a list of cool cocktails and complimentary snacks. Sit back under the patio umbrellas and feel the warm air blowing in from the ocean, with beautiful views both day and night.
|Address:||Kömune, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd|
|Phone:||852 3460 8159|
|Hours:||Wed to Fri 5 pm to 1 am | Sat and Sun 4 pm to 1 am | Closed Mon and Tue|