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Hong Kong Nightlife

From gorgeous night scenery, fascinating night shows, to atmospheric night market and unique midnight dinning and bar culture, Hong Kong is definitely the top destination to see what a night of the modern world has to offer.

Splendid Night View

Being the essence of Hong Kong's night view and the best place to admire the stunning city skyline, the Victoria Harbor displays full of its glamour when neon lights started to burn in the shades of evening.

It is the magic time when onshore tower blocks glow in colorful lights, revealing the incredible beauty of romance and grandeur. And some lights would fall to the sea surface and dance with the waves, making the sea a dreamy starry sky. Once in a while, you could hear some whistles from passing-by vessels, which bring you back to reality and make the night picture flow.

No wonder Hong Kong is rated as "The three most glamour night views in the world", along with Hakodate in Japan and Naples in Italy.

How to Explore

  • A relaxing stroll like what locals do after walk, enjoying the fresh sea breezes.
  • Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and Victoria Peak for a bird's view.
  • Cruise Sailing for a dynamic display of the breathtaking coastal line elaborately dotted with neon-lit high rises.
Fascinating Night Show
A Symphony of Lights (幻彩咏香江)

acrobatic show It is a spectacle of laser beams and searchlights synchronized to music and narration. As many as 47 buildings have joined to act so far, making it the largest laser light show in the world.

Performed under five different themes with brilliant design and art effects, it brings out the best of the charming skyline thus reveals the haunting beauty of incredible Hong Kong.

  • Where to Go: Victoria Harbor
  • Time for Show: 20:00-20:30 p.m.
Lunar New Year/National Day Fireworks (烟花汇演)

acrobatic show On the second day of every Lunar New Year and the National Day, the sky over the Victoria Harbor would display a stunning rosy glow due to the sparkling firework dance for 20 minutes or more.

It is a routine for celebration in Hong Kong, when both locals and tourists would gather at the Victoria Harbor greeting to each other, evoking the real atmosphere of Chinese festivals.

  • Where to Go: Victoria Harbor
  • Time for Show: 20:00-20:20 p.m.
Happy Valley Racecourse (跑马地赛马)

acrobatic showHorse racing, with its exciting scenes and rich bonuses, has become an indispensable part of Hong Kongese's daily life. And Happy Valley Racecourse, the first race course in Hong Kong (the other is located in Sha Tin, New Territories) is always a choice to delve in this intriguing culture for its amazing scenery and bustling atmosphere. Compared to a day racing, the night one feels more like a big party, with a good variety of foods and beers served on site, local bands doing warm-ups and audiences shouting for joy or sadness for the horse(s) they bet on.

  • Where to Go: 2 Sports Rd., Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, China
  • Time for Show: Started at 7:15 p.m.; one race every 30 minutes yet the number of races depends.
Atmospheric Night Market & Alluring Midnight Snacks
Temple Street Night Market

Midnight SnacksFrequently appearing in Hong Kong films for its unique street life and culture, the Temple Street night market is a real blend of civilians' nightclub, flea market and food street. Here, you could see elder locals playing in mahjong halls or amateurs performing Cantonese Opera, have an interesting talk with fortunetellers or play chess with professional players, hunt for hard-to-find items at cheap price or tuck in local cuisines at sidewalk snack booths, all indulging you in the real local life.

  • Location: Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Open Time: 18:00-12:00 pm..
Midnight Snacks:

Midnight SnacksHong Kong people have the highest respect for food. They even created the fourth meal to eat late at night, that is, the midnight snack (宵夜).

And roadside stalls have long served as the top place for midnight delicacies. From fresh seafood to Cantonese cuisines, snacks and desserts, their dizzying variety and reliable quality would absolutely meet all your food fantasy.

  • Hing Kee Restaurant (兴记煲仔饭)
    The top brand of authentic Hong Kong Claypot Rice (煲仔饭), a popular dish of fresh salty flavor with meat and other ingredients laid over rice before cooked in a claypot.
    Location: 19 Yaumatei, Temple Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 18:00 - 1:00 (Monday - Sunday).
  • Typhoon Shelter Hing Kee Restaurant (避风塘兴记)
    The king of Kowloon's midnight snack world offering the most gorgeous seafood feast in Hong Kong, with good chance to encounter stars.
    Location: 1/F, Bowa House, 180 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 18:00-5:00 (Monday - Sunday)
  • Sun Kau Kee Noodle Shop (新九记粥面)
    A time-honored eatery providing all sorts of porridge and noodle dishes. The porridge-based hot pot is another highlight at night.
    Location: G/F, 9 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai, Hong Kong Island,Hong Kong.
    Opening hours: 11:00-24:00.
  • Shibazuo Gouzai Rice Noodle (十八座狗仔粉)
    A Michelin recommended street snack shop most famed for its Duck Wing, Fin Soup (火鸭翅) and Gouzai Rice Noodle (狗仔粉).
    Location: G/F, 27A Ningbo Street, Jordan, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 12:30-3:00 (Monday - Sunday).
  • Chung Kee Dessert (松记糖水店)
    An Golden Horse Awarding-dessert shop offering good choices of desserts, wherein Xintairuan (心太软), Mango Mein Mein Ice and Huancai Mingzhu (幻彩明珠) are most favored.
    Location: Shop G13, G/F, Wing Tak Building, No. 15 Kennedy Road West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    Opening Hours: 12:30-0:30 (Sunday - Thursday), 12:30-1:00 (Friday, Saturday and holidays).
World of Bar

Hong Kong is a true Sleepless Town. When darkness falls, the streets are ablaze with lights, leading you into another world, glamorous and lazy. Bars blossom everywhere, no matter you look for a loafing night drinking over melodies or a crazy night dancing to the pulsing beats pumped out by hot DJs, you will never fail to find.

Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong

Being the largest bar street in Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong is almost synonymous with the city's night life. Along the L-shaped uphill trail, a good many of medium and high-end bars sprawl around, drawing big crowds of young locals, foreigners and tourists.

Every Thursday night is the Ladies Night, when girls are welcomed to come without admission fee, and enjoy one free whiskey. To contrast, boys need to pay a higher admission fee than usual.

Among all those amazing bars, there is no doubt that the Shake Shake and Beijing Club are the real stars that represent the highest level of Hong Kang bars.

  • Location: Central, Hong Kong
Shake Shake

South Luogu LaneA perfect leisure place of different interior design styles including extreme luxury, exotic, enthusiasm and more.

One of the notable highlights is the Ferrari-themed room, which features a red color-based wall hang with a Ferrari logo in the middle, reminding you of the fast figure of Ferrari on the race way.

  • Location: 1-9 Anqing Tai, 2nd Floor, Anqing Building, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.
  • Opening Hours: 18:00-unkown.
Beijing Club

798 Art DistrictA real place to dance all night, always packed, crappy and full of locals. Full courage of LED lighting and Australian crystals for the key decoration, the Beijing club is sparkling beautifully and luxurious.

Adding to the charm is the European terrace and gold- plated toilets, which make it the model of high-end bars in Hong Kong.

  • Location: 2-8 Wellington Street, 2nd to 5th floor, Weiling Building, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.
  • Opening Hours: 18:00-unkown. (Closed on Sundays)

Bars/Pubs in Other Regions:

  • The Pawn
    Highlights: A blend of bar and restaurant; a Whiskey Bar placed with more than fifty single malt whiskeys on the jar.
    Location: 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island.
    Opening hours: 11:00-2:00 (Monday to Saturday); 11:00-23:00 (Sundays and public holidays)
  • Agave Tequila Y Comida
    Highlights: A Mexican restaurant and bar, Tequila, Margarita, Nachos
    Shop C&D, Ground Floor, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
    Opening Hours: 12:00-2:00.
  • Quinary
    Highlights: The first Molecular Cocktail bar in Hong Kong; nominated the world's 50 best bars for three times.
    Location: G/F, 56-58 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00. (Closed on Sundays)
  • The Woods
    Highlights: Cocktail, delicate design.
    Location: 16-17 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 18:00 -2:00.
  • Tott's and Roof Terrace
    Highlights: Open air, romantic, live band
    Location: 34 / F, Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
    Opening Hours: 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-1:00 (Monday to Thursday); 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-2:00 (Friday); 17:00-2:00 (Saturday); 11:30-15:00 and 18:30-23:00 (Sunday).
  • Aqua Luna
    Highlights: A movable bar on Chinese-style red-spar sailboat; amazing night scenery of Victoria Harbor.
    Stops: Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wan Cha and Hung Hom in daytime,Central and Tsim Sha Tsue at night.
    Bar Time: Happy Hour: 17:00-21:00; for the best atmosphere come after 24:00.

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