Nightlife & Entertainment in Hong Kong
After an exhausting day of sightseeing, the only thing to do in Hong Kong is not to lay back and relax, but to dress up and head out to experience the vibrant nightlife of Hong Kong.
There are many ways to spend an evening like the Pearl of the River cruise, a restaurant boat, or taking the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak. These trips are different to sitting in a hotel restaurant for instance you will have a nice breeze a moving landscape of the city with its skyscrapers, the lights the views and this is on both sides of you.
The hottest Hong Kong nightlife is found in Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong. These iconic, must see areas provide a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafe's catering to any culinary tastes. Known as the trendy night district, you can be certain that you will be able to indulge in a wide variety of international and local beers, wines and spirits. While many tourists remain in Kowloon, the tourists "in the know" always attend these areas, which are also popular with the locals.
Bars in Hong Kong
Agave serves a marvelous selection of tequilas and margaritas - a staple for the hot summer months. This popular bar has over 180 brands of 100% agave tequila on offer, as well as 30 different margaritas and a range of tasty Mexican food, from tacos and fajitas to burritos.
Address: 93 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2866 3228.
2. Aqua Spirit
Over in Kowloon, the most upscale bars are located high in the sky. Stylish, hip and classy, Aqua Spirit boasts the best panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and a great cocktail menu.
Address: 30th Floor, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 3427 2288.
Marlin, a colorful bar where even the wall paper is peppered with shot glasses, complemented by bright purple walls, offers a legendary shot list. This is definitely the place to come if you want to have a good time - and don't care about next morning's hangover. For $198, challenge yourself to downing 10 shots as fast as you can and be one of Marlin’s Top 10 champions - your name and photo will be posted on the walls as your legacy.
Address: 56 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2121 8070.
Music and Dance in Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the town ensemble and its frequent showings at corporate galas at least bankroll a full year-round programme. The company is resident at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from September to July. Hong Kong's classical ballet troupe, the Hong Kong Ballet, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra also regularly perform at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Although it is currently closed for refurbishment, it is scheduled to open again in autumn 2013.
Address:10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2734 2009.
2. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Visiting orchestras of all standards frequently tour through Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts hosts frequent concerts. Hong Kong's classical ballet troupe, the Hong Kong Ballet, also regularly performs here.
Address: 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2584 8500.
Clubs in Hong Kong
Dragon-i is the hangout of the stars in Hong Kong; socially exclusive but surprisingly ordinary. It has a strict door policy - and boasts "only the stylish and beautiful need apply". It also claims to sell more champagne than any other watering hole in Hong Kong.
Address:Upper Ground Floor, the Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 3110 1222.
Drop, just down the hill under the escalator in Central, is another late-night haven in Hong Kong. Wednesday is 'Manicure & Moet' night for the ladies. Remember to reserve in advance.
Address: 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2543 8856.
In the early part of the evening Solas is more of a trendy bar playing top tunes from soul to funky house—but as the night progresses it transforms into a cool club packed with seriously hip and cool Hong Kongers.
Address: The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 3162 3710.