Rooftop bars with amazing views play a vital role in Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife and foodie scene. There is clearly no lack of such open-air establishments across the city and you would probably find yourselves spoilt for choice. While several of these featured bars are open in the day, we would advise you to visit in the evening to view Hong Kong’s landscape at its finest.
From Ovolo Southside’s Above Rooftop Bar to The Posh Sevva, here is our guide to Roof Top Bars in Hong Kong with Amazing Views! Each of these bars boasts unrivalled panoramic scenic views of Hong Kong and offer a selection of irresistibly delicious handcrafted cocktails. Read on more to find out which bar you should check out the next time you visit Hong Kong.
#1 ABOVE @ OVOLO
Situated at award-winning boutique Ovolo Southside Hotel, Above is an edgy rooftop bar tucked away from the chaotic city centre. Unlike most glitzy CBD roof top bars, the one-year-old rooftop bar actually features raw concrete floors, iconoclastic art pieces and an alternative 360-degree view of Aberdeen. The industrial-chic intimate space is frequented by both hipsters and yuppies alike who do not mind making a special trip to the south coast for Above.
Drop by Above at Ovolo Southside Hotel anytime between 5pm – 8pm to enjoy the two-for-one happy hour promotion on selected alcoholic beverages. Customers should also seize this opportunity to catch the glowing sun slowly descend into the South China Sea’s horizon. Their impressive drinks menu has been carefully curated by their talented mixologists and signature cocktails include Jiggy Jiggy (HK$113+ / S$20.82+) and Dirty Uncle (HK$103+ / S$18.98+).
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3460 8100
Daily: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
On a hunt for a fantastic view of Hong Kong? Head to award-winning establishment Aqua which spans across two upper levels of the One Peking building. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows unveil a view so extraordinary that it is hard to not be impressed. Prices are fairly steep so do expect to pay between HK$148+ / S$26+ to HK$188+ / S$33+ for a cocktail concoction.
It is no surprise that Aqua Spirit Bar is well-loved by the media for its mind-blowing view and elaborate decors.
29/30F 1 Peking Road
Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong
Daily: 12pm – 2am, +852 3427 2288
Nearest Station: Tsim Tsa Tsui
Tel: +852 3427 2288
#3 FOFO BY EL WILLY
Perched atop of the unassuming M88 shopping mall along Wellington Street, first-timers to FoFo by El Willy’s Roof Top Bar might face some challenges finding it. Visitors have to walk through an unassuming tiny walkway and past the concierge to get to the lift lobby (you are on the right track when your friends start questioning if M88 is a residential building instead).
The roof top bar bar is located right above the fancy Spanish restaurant. Instead of walking into the fine dining establishment, head straight for the adjacent stairwell and an urban sanctuary awaits upstairs. Do note that both the bar and restaurant are under the same company, hence you would be making your payment at the restaurant below after.
The panoramic view of its surroundings is nothing short of spectacular and every angle is just yet another great photography opportunity. We love their refreshing signature mixed fruit Sangrias (HK$75+ per glass / S$13.82+ per glass) that are available in the white, red and even pink! We actually love this roof top bar so much that we are going to rate it five out of five.
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20/F M88, 2-8 Wellington St, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2900 2009
Daily: 6.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Central
Located at the 118th floor of Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong, Ozone’s terrace offers stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong. Ozone is not only one of the world’s best bars but is also the world’s tallest bar. Indulge in tantalising light Asian tapas and end the night with a delectable variety of fruity cocktails.
118/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West
Tel: +852 2263 2263
Mon to Wed: 5pm – 1am
Thu: 5pm – 2am
Fri: 5pm – 3am
Sat: 3pm – 3am
Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Kowloon
#5 RED BAR + RESTAURANT
If you are looking for a bar-cum-restaurant which offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s Central skyline and the iconic Victoria Harbour, look no further. RED Bar + Restaurant at the majestic IFC Mall is the ideal place for locals and tourists alike who are after an epicurean experience; immerse yourself in the surrounding picturesque scenery whilst indulging in RED Bar + Restaurant’s gourmet offerings.
Take advantage of their daily happy hour promotions from 6pm – 9pm, where diners get to enjoy discounted drinks. There is truly no other better way to unwind after a long day of work! From business luncheons to wedding anniversaries, the swanky modern establishment is suitable for every occasion. Despite its strategic location, prices remain surprisingly affordable, with wines and cocktails starting from HK$65+ / S$11.97+ and HK$75+ / S$13.81+ respectively.
4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong
Tel: +852 8129 8882
Mon & Tue: 11.30am – 12am
Wed: 11.30am – 1am
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 3am
Sat: 11.30am – 12am
Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Hong Kong
Located on the 25th storey of Prince’s Building, Sevva is the place to be and to be seen – with an unsurprisingly hefty price tag. Patrons get to enjoy a spellbindingly beautiful panoramic view of the glitzy city centre that will have you scurrying for your camera.
With the HSBC Building and Bank of China Tower in unbelievably close proximity, Sevva is a favourite haunt amongst those in the banking sector. Sevva is a great business meeting venue and also a perfect location for a romantic date. You can admire a bird’s eye view of the Old Supreme Court Building and admire the Hong Kong Ferris Wheel from afar.
Do be reminded that you would have to adhere to Sevva’s smart casual dress code; refrain wearing flip flops, shorts and singlets or risk being refused entry. From Cucumber Starfruit Martini (HK$195+ / S$35.94+) to Dark Chocolate Martini (HK$195+ / S$35.94+), you are a bound to find a drink you fancy from the comprehensive alcoholic beverage menu.
Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2537 1388
Mon to Wed: 6pm – 12am
Thu to Fri: 10.30pm – 2am
Sat: 10.30pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Central
#7 SKY LOUNGE
For an uninterrupted performance of The Symphony Of Lights, we suggest you to head to Sheraton Hong Kong’s Sky Lounge. Located on level 18, guests get to watch the world’s largest permanent light and sound show without having to endure the suffocating crowds at Victoria Harbour. Minimum spending applies at HK$150 / S$27.50 per person so we reckon you sit back, relax and enjoy the daily 8pm show with a cocktail in your hands!
The dimly-lit Sky Lounge with its opulent intricate interiors and the magnificent view of Hong Kong’s cityscape will certainly fit the bill for a romantic date. With over 400 imported international wines, there is surely one that will catch yours or your date’s fancy. Here’s a tipoff – those who are visiting on their birthdays will also get to enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon presenting their passport or identification cards.
18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Sun to Thu: 3pm – 12.30am
Fri to Sat: 3pm – 1.30am
Tel: +852 2369 1111
Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Tsui
Located in Tai Koo, Sugar’s seemingly far-flung location (when compared to the bars in Causeway Bay and Central) might put off the uptown girl in you. But do not let that be a deterrent factor. The 3-in-1 bar, deck and lounge events venue is perched atop Business East Hotel; with an ultra sleek interior, sweepings view of Hong Kong, exciting concoctions and residential DJs spinning house and electronic music, Sugar is truly befitting of its media hype.
The best part of visiting a relatively remote bar in the outskirts of Hong Kong’s CBD is that alcoholic drinks are far way more affordable! You get to indulge in a glass of Sauvignon Blanc White Wine for just HK$60+ / S$11+ and an excellent cocktail concoction from HK$60+ / S$11+ too. What a steal! Frequent bar hoppers in Hong Kong will know that they would not be able to get an alcoholic drink at that price in areas such as Causeway Bay and Wan Chai.
32/F, East, 29 Taikoo Shing Road
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3968 3738
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 1.30am
Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Tai Koo
#9 WOOLOOMOOLOO (WAN CHAI)
The renowned steakhouse is famous for their steaks and their Wan Chai outlet has caused quite a scene amongst foodies and avid drinkers with their inviting rooftop lounge. Do note that the open air outdoor terrace is only opened from 3pm and their resident DJ only starts spinning at 7pm (no music on Mondays).
Drop by Wooloomooloo (Wan Chai) in the late afternoon to witness the dazzling transformation of Hong Kong’s daytime landscape evolving into mesmerising illuminated city lights. The ravishing sunset will leave you breathless and have you wondering why you did discover this awesome place earlier. Steaks cooked to perfection with a billion dollar view combined with premium wines? Yes, please.
31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy
256 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Daily: 3pm till late
Nearest Station: Wan Chai
About the writer:
Hui Jun Ng is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She previously worked in the food and marketing industry. She loves traveling and enjoys exploring underrated destinations. In her free time, you will find her indulging in coffee and her all time favourite local dish – bak chor mee.