Here’s the thing about Hong Kong, you have to make the most of your time there to really grab its essence. If you’re not aware of it already, you should know that Hong Kong is pretty much synonymous with nightlife. This is one aspect that a trip to Hong Kong would be incomplete without. The bars and clubs of Hong Kong are versatile, and would be offering you an experience that you’ll not forget for years to come. To really enjoy the cosmopolitan environment of Hong Kong and to get a glimpse of its youthful spirit, you should pay a visit to the well known clubs and bars. With the day nearing to an end, a sense of vibrancy and and an influx of life seems to be injected into the soul of the city with the day nearing to an end.

Most of the clubs here open late, and obviously, the party continues into the wee hours of the morning. Amazing music, scrumptious food and mind boggling drinks and beverages, and if you’re more of the happy-go-lucky kind, you have one whole night of carefree dancing in front of you. Unless you’ve visited Hong Kong before, you may have a hard time pointing out the best bars and clubs in the city. But don’t worry, this guide here lists seven of the best bars in the city that you cannot afford to miss-

1) Eyebar:

Located on the glamorous Nathan Road, this is a rooftop bar situated 30 storeys up. Isn’t that absolutely amazing? Also, if you’re fond of a contemporary environment, Eyebar is where you should go. Generous dashes of gold and turquoise, massive windows to give you a spectacular view of Hong Kong’s silhouette including the Victoria Harbour and the Hong King Island- these are just a few things Eyebar has in store for you. Plus, if you’re a foodie, you’re going to enjoy the delicious meals prepared in the Michelin starred restaurant, Nanhai No. 1 right next door.

What to look out for – Grape Expectations. Quite a playful take on the Dickens novel, this is a unique drink prepared with Sichuan pepper.

2) Volar:

This bar just screams elegance and style. It is located on D’Aguilar Street and is one of the most popular nightclubs in Hong Kong. If you love music, this is where you should be. You would get your choice in music, from hip hop to bass to modern bands. This would be the perfect place to chill with your friends after a long and arduous day. There’s something you need to know- if you want to get in, you should be in the queue before nightfall, especially if it’s a weekend.

What to look out for– If you love the 80’s movie Tron, you would love the futuristic strips of neon across walls and the ceiling.

3) Club 71:

Amidts the cacophony of nightlife, if you’re looking for a quite place and some intelligent conversation, you should definitely check out Club 71. A host of artists, political activists, journalists and other such people gather here to discuss the pertinent issues of the day and play a casual game of cards. A colourful and a cost interior makes this place a homely one, and naturally this is the perfect place if you’re looking for some companionship over a glass of beer.

What to look out for – Apart from regulars like Leung Kwok Hung ( also called Long Hair), who’s quite a legend there, you must try out the drink called Tsingtao.

4) Ce La Vi:

This is another popular bar in Hong Kong that attracts a lot of the young crowd. As soon as you enter the place, you’ll be greeted with a vibe that will be immediately endearing. You wouldn’t feel out of place here even a bit. You can enjoy loud, rocking pop music or even classics if you go there on a weekend. For the ladies out there, Wednesday is the day for you if you’re looking complementary drinks, goodies and a whole lot of fun. It consists of a great restaurant, a skybar and a club lounge as well.

What to look out for – The one thing that never fails to impress are the cocktails at Ce La Vi. You’ll definitely find numerous cocktails there that match your taste.

5) The Globe:

If you didn’t know it already, the history of Hong Kong goes way back. Once a colonized city, Hong Kong bears stamp of the British rule even today. That’s the first thing that’ll strike you when you enter the club. While most of the clubs have a very traditional feel to them, this has a distinct Brit theme which attracts customers. A contemporary pub with a difference, The Globe claims to be a gastropub. Comfy booths, communal tables, a TV and a menu which keeps changing everyday- what more could you ask for?

What to look out for – If you’re planning to visit The Globe, you really can’t miss out on the special Scotch egg served warm with a watercress salad. Now that’s one mouth-watering disk you can’t get enough of.

6) Dragon-i:

Now this is the playground for the rich and famous and the beautiful and the bold of Hong Kong. Models, CEOs, celebrities – they form a majority of the crowd at this club. If all you’re looking for is a glass of chilled beer and some friendly conversation, this is not the place for you. However, if you’re looking to celebrate a raise at work or a friend’s engagement, this is the best option for you. You can go all out and have the time of your life. 

What to look out for – Given the nature of this club, you need to dress up well in order to impress. They have a style code and would  allow you to enter only if you manage to make a mark. 

7) Hidden Agenda:

Now that’s quite an interesting name, isn’t it? Run by a group of young music enthusiasts, this is the best bar for music lovers. Beautiful designs, graffiti, low ceilings- these are features that are sure to blow your mind away. Hidden Agenda is a bar, with a difference. 

What to look out for – Hidden Agenda has a series of the best music gigs lined up for you every week.

So, what are you waiting for? Let your hair down, let go of your worries and inhibitions and enjoy a night of pure, unadulterated fun. Isn’t that what Hong Kong is all about anyway?