The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong


With all the human traffic clogging up the streets it makes perfect sense to dodge the hullabaloo at ground level and escape up when you want a relaxing drink – doubly so when you have rooftops, a skyline and a harbour as fantastic as Hong Kong.

While there are plenty of options for sky-high dining with amazing views in our city, not to mention some great hidden terrace dining spots as well, there are just as many bars offering views that’ll have your eyes popping like a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Whether you’re planning a date night to sweep your beloved off of their feet or just looking for somewhere in the clouds to get away from it all, here’s our guide to Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars.

Wooloomooloo

Serving Australian and USDA beef, Wooloomooloo cooks up a mean steak. However, let’s be honest, there are better steaks in town at places like Morton’s and Beefbar. What keeps patrons coming back to Wooloomooloo’s Wan Chai branch are the jaw-dropping views from the 31st floor which take in all of the local neighbourhood, the harbour and Happy Valley, including the race course. While you're up there, rifle through the impressive wine list: the choice is vast and worldly.

Piqniq

This new rooftop venue is by the same team behind modern French restaurant Ecriture on the floor below, as well as winning concepts such as Bibo, The Ocean and Tri. One of the coolest alfresco spaces in town, Piqniq is decked out with comfy seats, beanbags and even one of Yayoi Kasuma’s iconic polka-dot pumpkins. In this fun and whimsical space, you can enjoy a variety of 'piqniq' baskets filled with international fare, as well as various wines, champagnes and classic cocktails.

Popinjays

Accessible by a private elevator, Popinjays is a stunning new restaurant and bar that makes it worth trudging up Cotton Tree Drive to reach The Murray. The space is a stunner, encased in floor-to-ceiling windows with a wraparound terrace that looks out in all directions to surrounding high-rises like the HSBC Building and Bank of China Tower. Most standard cocktails are priced at $130, which, while not cheap, is surprisingly reasonable for a five-star hotel.

Eyebar

Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Eyebar is a strong contender for ‘bar with the best vantage point in Hong Kong’. Sit back on the relaxing terrace and take in unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour with a cold beer or signature cocktail.

The Garage Bar

If you think Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars are restricted to locations near the harbour, think again. The Garage Bar in Mong Kok, at the Cordis, boasts an impressive range of local and international craft beer and is also a good bet if you want a bite to eat. There’s an attractive red and black theme that runs throughout the fourth-floor rooftop bar, which extends to two vintage Citroen food trucks supplying a mix of western and Chinese favourites.

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