Top 10 Bars with a View in Hong Kong
Located on the 118th floor of the tallest hotel in the world, Ozone takes the title of highest bar in Hong Kong. On a good day, you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the Hong Kong skyline. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place to take in the view and chill with friends. While you spot Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island, enjoy some Asian-style tapas, Hong Kong Cheap Service Apartments and a cocktail. Bar manager Pietro Didio carefully mixes European and Asian tastes adding an exotic drinking experience to their extensive drinks menu.
118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2263-2270, www.ritzcarlton.com
Café Gray Deluxe
Decorated to perfection with an aura of sophistication and understated glam, Café Gray Deluxe is the epitome of elegance on the 49th floor of the Upper House. A glamorous 46-foot long bar takes center stage serving delectable appetizers and colorfully named cocktails. Try the Earl Gray martini, Hong Kong Highball or Grapefruit Julep. Their extensive variety of wines makes this the perfect spot for drinks. And of course, the harbor view is breathtaking.
49/F, The Upper House Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3968-1106, www.cafegrayhk.com
Inspired by the French royalty, Épure’s elegant furnish complements its French flavors that emphasize both authenticity and simplicity. Fortunately, they are an outdoor terrace and café area that provides a taste of French afternoon with the backdrop to the glamorous Victoria Harbor. Spend the afternoon sipping a glass of sparkling rosé and choose from its delectable selection of nibbles. The hand cut comes fries with black truffle sauce and mustard sauce is highly recommended, so is the cheese platter which features a delicious selection of refined cheeses by Xavier From Toulouse.
Shop 403, Harbour City, Ocean Centre, 3-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3185-8338
The stunning skyline and harbor view makes the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend with friends. Located on the 32nd floor of the EAST Hotel, Sugar has a stunningly spacious outdoor deck. The view dominates every corner of the bar with electrifying panoramas showcasing a different side to Hong Kong’s skyline featuring North Point, Quarry Bay, and Tai Tam. Apart from your standard drinks, Sugar provides a signature drinks menu conveniently divided into four sections: Sparkling (Prosecco-based), Up(martinis and margarita), Mocktail(fruity and refreshing) and Bar(special concoctions invented by and named after resident bartenders). At 300 feet above sea level, you can also book Sugar for private functions during the day.
32/F, East Hotel, 29 Tai Koo Shing Rd., Tai Koo, 3968-3738, www.sugar-hongkong.com
On the 30th floor of iSquare, Eyebar follows the nautical theme of its adjoining restaurant, Nanhai No. 1 and offers uninterrupted views of the skyline from its gorgeous outdoor alfresco deck. While you enjoy a drink from Eyebar’s exotic cocktail menu, you can munch on complimentary spicy nuts and Sichuan peppered lotus root chips. If you’re feeling extra peckish, you can order barbecued seafood snacks from the open kitchen. A cool feature on the outdoor terrace is a telescope that allows you to spot major landmarks. Heads up: If you would like a seat with a view, there’s a minimum charge of $500 per head.
30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2487-3988
Wooloomooloo Prime is a slightly high-end branch of the steakhouse featuring their signature steaks and seafood with an excellent view of Hong Kong’s skyline. The 10,000 square foot restaurant’s main feature is an outdoor terrace with a towering 270-degree view of Tsim Sha Tsui, Victoria Harbor, and Hong Kong Island. High up on the 21st floor of The One shopping mall in TST, the restaurants interior displays a simple but modern design with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows showing off the unobstructed panoramic city view. Whether you pop by for after-work drinks or dinner, every seat has an amazing view.
21st Floor, The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2870-0087, www.wooloo-mooloo.com
Everyone knows about Felix at The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui. Noted for its impeccably designed avant-garde interior, the mostly white and chic décor create the perfect spotlight for the spectacular views of the harbor. Felix is not your ordinary dining experience, providing a menu combining the best of the East and West and an excellent selection of wines, the Felix is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Whether you choose to stay for dinner or just stop by for drinks, you are guaranteed a classy evening at the Felix.
28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2696-6778 www.peninsula.com/felix
Ava Restaurant Slash Bar is located on the 38th floor of the swanky Hotel Panorama in Tsim Sha Tsui. A sibling venue to Azure, Ava’s spectacular 270-degree view of the Hong Kong skyline should not be missed. This location is a perfect alternative to the same old Hong Kong Island nightlife spots. The bar serves up a variety of colorful cocktails including AVAtini and kiwi mojito. If you’re in the mood for a more quiet evening, you can grab a drink and head to Ava’s serene Sky Garden, located just two floors above.
38/F, Hotel Panorama by Rhombus, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3550-0262
Offering great city views of Hong Kong Island, Mamoz is a cool cocktail bar in Causeway Bay. Stylishly decorated with large windows and subdued lighting, it’s no surprise that Mamoz is a popular spot every night of the week also Hong Kong Studio Service Apartments are established near to Mamoz. Check out the drinks from their innovative cocktail menu or use their entertaining tasting graph which helps you pick your drinks based on your preferences of sweet, sour, rich or fresh. For those with acrophobia (a fear of heights), beware of the glass floors that give you a very literal bird’s eye view. Notes to girls: It’s ladies night every Thursday and they provide a free flow of mojitos and cosmopolitan.
27/F-28/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 2890-3182
The ever popular ‘Aqua Bar’ as the locals call it, is still one of the best places in Kowloon side to sit back and enjoy the view. Aqua Spirit has been located at the top of One Peking in Tsim Sha Tsui for several years now and is popular not only for the striking panoramic skyline but also for its Italian or Japanese dining options. The funky drinks menu has a number of signature cocktails, try Anxiety or Aqua Queen.
30/F, Penthouse, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427-2288
Authors: Andrea LoKate LokRani Samtani