The Best Rooftop Bars to Grab a Drink at in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that the food and nightlife in Hong Kong is outrageously good. As the name of my website suggests, I’m a sucker for Yoga, a healthy serving of wine and plenty of travel, and one of the first things that I do when I visit a new city is to research the best rooftop and outdoor bars to check out, so I can sip on my glass of Sauvignon Blanc while admiring the panoramic views. Hong Kong has no shortage of fantastic rooftop and outdoor bars, whether you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time or the tenth, here are some incredible ones to head to for wonderful views and delicious drinks!

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1. Ozone Bar

Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong, Ozone Bar is one of the highest rooftop bars in the world with the prices to match. Nevertheless, the sky high view from Ozone is unparalleled – it is so high up that sometimes the view is obstructed by clouds! If you only have time to check out one rooftop bar in Hong Kong and want guaranteed views and excellent service, head to Ozone. The bar gets busy every single day of the week, so head there early around 5:30 or 6 PM to secure a seat by the window.

2. Wooloomooloo Wan Chai

This is perhaps my favourite rooftop bar to visit when I’m home in Hong Kong, mainly because I live close enough that I can roll home after a few drinks. The drinks at Wooloomooloo Wan Chai are relatively reasonably priced and it’s a hidden gem in the heart of the city. While the view of Victoria Harbour is slightly obstructed by other high rises, you still get to see the wonderful sunset colours as the sky changes tones in the late afternoon – this is the place to go for chilled out afternoon drinks in Hong Kong.

Wooloomooloo Wan Chai also made it onto my list of the top 5 happy hour spots to check out in Hong Kong. Click here for my list of the 5 top Hong Kong happy hour spots to quench your thirst!

Photo Credit: Wooloomooloo Wan Chai

3. Sevva

Sevva is conveniently located in Central and is a popular after-work drinks destination. Its rooftop bar looks over Victoria Harbour as well as inland over the former legislative council building, a colonial structure that lights up at night. The ambience can be a little frou-frou and there is a dress code, so be sure to dress appropriately.

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Sevva Hong Kong
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4. Sugar Bar & Lounge

Photo Credit: Sugar Bar

What Sugar lacks in convenience (it is located on the east side of Hong Kong island), it makes up for in a beautiful outdoor terrace and delicious drinks. The bar is a favorite among those who work in the area and its vibe is more laid back than that of Ozone and Sevva.

5. Skye Rooftop Bar

Located on the 27th floor of the Pullman Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay, Skye Rooftop Bar is a newcomer to the rooftop bar scene in Hong Kong. The view is pretty sublime and it has an extensive innovative cocktail list. Be prepared to pay out of your nose for the drinks though, with a glass of house wine going for approximately $15-18 USD.

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6. Shore

Photo credit: Shore Restaurant

Shore Restaurant has been serving up incredible steak for years now, and offers a fantastic terrace lounge for drinks and weekend brunch in the CBD. The cozy couches are the perfect place to chill out with a glass of champagne in hand. The only downside is that the terrace offers minimal views and you cannot see Victoria Harbour, but the drinks, service and snacks are incredible.

7. Red Bar

Red Bar is pretty much a permanent fixture in Hong Kong and has been serving up drinks and food in IFC for years and years now. Fun fact, the same group that owns Red Bar also owns the hugely popular chain of Yoga studios in Asia, Pure Yoga. Maybe I’m not the only one who thinks that wine goes well with Yoga (not at the same time, obviously)!

*Unfortunately, Red Bar announced in November that it is due to close permanently on January 1st, 2018.

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Photo Credit: CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI’s roof terrace is a favorite among Hong Kong’s partygoers. Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s famous Lan Kwai Fong bar district, CÉ LA VI can get crowded – if you’re looking for the party to continue long after happy hour is over, stay here for the after party!

9. Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Photo Credit: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

It feels like every city has a tiki bar serving fruity cocktails with mini paper umbrellas, and Hong Kong is no exception. Honi Honi is named after a Polynesian greeting meaning “kiss kiss”, and while the terrace at Honi Honi doesn’t offer a view, but it is massively spacious and exclusive. If you are planning on visiting Honi Honi make sure you book a table ahead of time on their website.

10. Above

Above Rooftop Bar Hong Kong

Located on the south side of Hong Kong island, Above is a relative newcomer to the rooftop bar scene. It is located on the 23rd floor of Ovolo Southside Hotel, and offers a glimpse at the ocean. While the view isn’t of Victoria Harbour, it’s still a nice, laid back rooftop bar to check out if you’re over on this side of the island. One thing to note, however, is that the bar is occasionally closed for private events, so it’s best to call ahead before you schlep all the way over. The best way to get here is by MTR, it is just steps away from the new Wong Chuk Hang station.

11. Aqua Luna

So this is a bit unconventional, but Aqua Luna is a fantastic open-air location to get a fantastic drink. Here’s the catch – the rooftop bar is not on a roof, per se…it’s on a boat! The Aqua Luna is one of my favourite places to take visitors to Hong Kong because they offer sunset cruises along Victoria Harbour, AND they serve wine, cocktails and beer! Your ticket onboard includes 1 drink, and each additional drink is charged fairly reasonably. Click here to book your sunset cruise on the Aqua Luna!

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*Last updated December 7 2017 to add information regarding closure of Red Bar and include Above Bar.

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  1. Mihaela says:

    My kind of post!! Wonderful list you put together Flo! And I just wish I had this when I was in HK, although I managed to check out most of these! 🙂

  2. Natalia says:

    These looks great! It upsets me that Seoul is lacking in rooftop bars. Hopefully soon they’ll realise how great they are!

    • Flo says:

      No way! I would have expected plenty of good sky bars there – not to worry, at least Hong Kong is just a quick flight away from Seoul 🙂

  3. I haven’t travelled to Hong Kong as yet, but it’s on my wish list. This list of rooftop bars will come in handy for when I do travel here. I will pin it to my Pinterest board. All of these bars look divine.

  4. You had me immediately – rooftop bars are my fave and I’m forever exploring them in London. I love the look of Shore, especially as they serve good steak which is right up my street. One for the bucket list if I ever make it to HK.

  5. ada says:

    wow all of them have such a spectacular view! There isn’t anything better than view for a city from some tall rooftop bar! Thanks for sharing those! I haven’t been in HK yet but I am sure ill go there one day and now I know where to go!

  6. If I were in Hongkong for a couple of days and wanted to ogle at the skyline from one of these rooftop bars, I would be timing myself like a marathon runner. Drink or no drink, I would want to photograph the city from each of those locations. What a wonderful selection!

  7. Arpy says:

    Rooftop bars are in trend now 🙂 And they are worth it! Hong Kong provides an astonishing landscape, so the bars must be popular there.

  8. Gokul Raj says:

    I need a cityline every time a visit a city. Looks like these spots give the best views of the city.

  9. All the places you mentioned here have an AWEMAZING view. Thanks for sharing this great list of Rooftop Bars in Hong Kong. I am not really into drinking but maybe looking at those scenic view I could get a drink and chill. Haha! ♥

  10. Fiona Mai says:

    Wow, such magnificent views of Hong Kong from these rooftop bars. I’d really like to experience the Aqua Luna sunset cruise. It must be an amazing experience there. Have to save this post now for my future trip to Hong Kong!

  11. Jo Jo says:

    Wow these places look really cool. Looks like it would be a good time. Pinned for when I finally visit Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Theresa says:

    I love the Sugar Bar Terrace. I had to research bars in Vancouver once, I feel your pain. lol

  13. whoa just in time to my trip at the end of september! thank you very much for sharing! definitely trying one of this spots!

  14. Tasha Amy says:

    Its like a requirement for all bars in Hong Kong to have an amazing view haha! But wow so many perfect places to watch the sunset with a wine. Love it!

  15. Rhiannon says:

    I love a good glass of wine (or two or three), and enjoying said wine at a rooftop bar, enjoying incredible views is the perfect way to do so! All of these places look amazing! Such a tough gig being a travel blogger, isn’t it? 😉

  16. Amazing views! Definitely planning a trip there very soon 🙂

  17. There appears to be no shortage of fancy rooftop bars to drink at in Hong Kong. I like the style of Sugar Bar and it’s laid back style as you said. Some of the fancier ones are cool but probably not somewhere we’d ever find ourselves being budget travellers for the most part. It’s fun to splurge now and then though.

  18. Alaine says:

    Thanks for this list! I love a good swanky rooftop bar!

  19. Lien says:

    What a lovely views! Looks like you had a good time… I would go for the sugar bar 😉

  20. I like how the Skye Rooftop Bar gives a view looking back over to Kowloon, I’m often in Causeway Bay so I’ll remember this one for next time! The view from Senna is very unique with the view of the city and former legislative council building, this makes a great Instagram image!

    • Flo says:

      The building is pretty spectacular with all the lights in the evening! If you take a long exposure shot you’ll catch all the car lights zooming past on either side of the building.

  21. Awesome post Flo, those skyline views are incredible! The Aqua Luna sounds like a really cool place to get a drink too!

  22. Ling Ge says:

    Wow, that is an impressive list of rooftop bars! So many amazing views to enjoy, though I’m sure it’d cost quite a bit to visit all! I’ll still have to visit a few the next time I go

  23. Ivan says:

    One of my favorite things in HK was strolling along Salisbury road and people watching! I’m a big fan of nightlife so I probably should check these bars out! Thanks for this in-depth guide!

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