The Best Rooftop Bars in Hong Kong to Grab a Drink At
Check out the beautiful city from above with a cocktail in hand at one of these best rooftop bars in Hong Kong!
Looking for the best rooftop bar in Hong Kong? You’re in luck, because 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 the city for the first time or the tenth, here are some incredible rooftop bars in Hong Kong to head to for the best 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 absolutely one of the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong and a must-visit if you are visiting from out of town.
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 top Hong Kong happy hour spots to quench your thirst!
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.
4. Sugar Bar & Lounge
What Sugar lacks in convenience (it is located on the east side of Hong Kong island, though still easily accessible by MTR), 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. If you’re after an unpretentious place to kick back with a view then this is it!
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. Hunter & The Chase
Hunter and the Chase 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.
Update: Hunter and the Chase closed down in February 2020.
7. Plume (formerly Piqniq)
Out with the old, in with the new! Plume took the place of Piqniq as the new kid on the block, and the former bohemian-chic beanbags have been replaced with chic tables and lounge sofas. Oenophiles will love their nearly 40-page menu full of world-class wines. This wine rooftop bar in Hong Kong still has the same stunning view to match – it’s in the heart of Central and the perfect place to hang out on a sunny day in the city.
8. 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.
Update: Honi Honi closed down in May 2021. However you can visit their new space in Tai Hang at Maka Hiki which also has an outdoor terrace area.
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.
ToTT’s is located on the 34th floor of the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay, just around the corner from Skye Rooftop Bar. In my opinion, it was one of the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong – there’s an outdoor area with massive fans to keep you cool, as well as a massive indoor area if it’s raining or too hot.
The indoor seating area offers sweeping views across the harbour, and they have a pretty good happy hour in the afternoon to boot.
Update: The Exelsior Hotel closed down in March 2019.
Alto is a stone’s throw from ToTT’s on the 31st floor of a new building in Causeway Bay. It’s still relatively under-the-radar which means it doesn’t get too crowded, and has a reasonable happy hour in the early evenings. The view of the harbour is unobstructed, and if you get hungry you can pop downstairs for some dinner.
Just one floor below Alto Bar is ZENG, a very trendy lounge-slash-restaurant-slash-shisha bar. Zeng wears many hats, and like Alto upstairs offers an outdoor terrace for those seeking a view to go with their tipple, though it is a fraction of the size of Alto’s rooftop area. That being said, the view is still fantastic and the staff were extremely friendly when we visited. One of the best things about ZENG? Bottomless truffle fries on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM!
Tip: if you’re very sensitive to smoke you might want to give ZENG a miss and visit Alto instead, as many guests smoke shisha indoors here.
I have a love/hate relationship with Popinjays: I love the view, but I hate that it never seems to be open to the public. Popinjays has been closed for a private event two out of three times that I’ve visited, and didn’t used to open every day of the week. Nevertheless, the view of Central from Popinjays is fantastic, and the open-air terrace is spacious. This rooftop bar in Hong Kong offers an innovative array of cocktails and bar snacks – you’ll love a lazy afternoon spent here.
If you do plan on visiting, give them a call ahead of time to make sure they’re open!
Cruise rooftop bar is located high on the 23rd floor of the Hyatt over in Hong Kong’s North Point neighborhood. This self-proclaimed “outdoor oasis” features a spacious terrace area overlooking the harbour – the fact that there’s plenty of seating means that you can get real comfortable while watching the sun go down below the horizon.
For a more laid-back rooftop bar experience in Hong Kong I highly recommend to this classy-yet-cozy space – it might not be the most obvious choice but the view is well worth the (slight) trek over for a tipple.
15. CÉ LA VI (now Faye)
CÉ LA VI’s roof terrace is a favorite among Hong Kong’s partygoers. It has a fantastic happy hour 2-for-1 deal from 3 to 9 PM every day and if there’s a larger group you can make a reservation online.
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!
Update: Another one bites the dust. CÉ LA VI closed in early 2020, but the space has since been taken over by Faye, a new rooftop bar in Hong Kong that opened in mid-2021.
16. Red Sugar
Not to be confused with Sugar at East Hotel, the Red Sugar rooftop bar is located in Hung Hom within the Kerry Hotel. Though it is a bit of a pain to get to (either by ferry from Central though the last ferry back is often around 7 PM, or by MTR to Whampoa station), Red Sugar tends to be fairly laid back with a killer view of Hong Kong Island.
We love the truffle-doused tater tots there, and the drink prices are reasonable too. If you’re going out of your way to have a sunset drink at Red Sugar I recommend heading downstairs to Dockyard, a hip-and-happening food court, for dinner afterwards.
Looking for that wow factor? Then head straight to SipSip Rooftop. This secret rooftop bar in Hong Kong is worth the little “trek” out to Tin Hau, next to Causeway Bay. SipSip needs to be on your radar if you want a lesser-known Hong Kong rooftop bar option.
Bookings are highly recommended as seating is limited, and stay tuned to their calendar as they occasionally host live DJ sets, stand-up comedy nights and other special events.
Tucked away in the heart of the city is Carbon, a new rooftop bar in Central on the 26th floor. The spacious rooftop area overlooks the harbour side of Central on one side, and Tai Kwun heritage complex on the other. Head to Carbon on Wednesday for their “All Day Happy Hour” deal, or Thursday for 2-for-1 gin night.
Bonus: 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 get 10-15% off your sunset cruise on the Aqua Luna!
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What a lovely views! Looks like you had a good time… I would go for the sugar bar 😉
I’m lucky that these are just a stone’s throw away from my apartment 🙂
Thanks for this list! I love a good swanky rooftop bar!
Thanks for taking the time to check this out, Alaine!
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.
The prices at Wooloomooloo are relatively reasonable if you want to pick one to head to.
Wow the pics <3
Hong Kong is pretty darn spectacular!
Amazing views! Definitely planning a trip there very soon 🙂
Let me know if you’re in the area! If you need some help planning what to do check this out: https://www.yogawinetravel.com/8-essential-things-to-do-for-first-time-visitors-to-hong-kong/
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? 😉
Haha – the research was really really tough this time around! 😉
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!
My kind of afternoon! Thanks for taking the time to read this 🙂
whoa just in time to my trip at the end of september! thank you very much for sharing! definitely trying one of this spots!
Wooop! If you haven’t been to Hong Kong before check out this list of things to do: https://www.yogawinetravel.com/8-essential-things-to-do-for-first-time-visitors-to-hong-kong/
I love the Sugar Bar Terrace. I had to research bars in Vancouver once, I feel your pain. lol
Haha – it’s the “worst” job!
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!
Hope you make it over here soon Jo Jo!
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!
I’ve been on it so many times and it never gets old – I hope you get to go on the junk boat soon!
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! ♥
They have great mocktails too 😉
I need a cityline every time a visit a city. Looks like these spots give the best views of the city.
The views are pretty unparalleled in Hong Kong!
Rooftop bars are in trend now 🙂 And they are worth it! Hong Kong provides an astonishing landscape, so the bars must be popular there.
They are incredibly popular – they’re amazing during the autumn season!
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!
Hong Kongers are definitely a big fan of their view! Have to remind myself not to take it for granted 🙂
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!
If you make it out to Hong Kong make sure you check this out for your first trip 🙂
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.
The chips are amazing too Sam!
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.
This post might be helpful if you are planning a trip out east, Kathy!
These looks great! It upsets me that Seoul is lacking in rooftop bars. Hopefully soon they’ll realise how great they are!
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 🙂
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! 🙂
Make sure you come back and visit soon, and we can check off the ones you haven’t been to yet!