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Best places for live music in Hong Kong
Music Best places for live music in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s music scene has grown steadily stronger in recent years, not just in terms of the talent, but also the promoters and platforms dedicated to bringing these acts to those who will listen. While high rent and stringent regulations still make it difficult for the local indie circuit to be as big as, say, New York or London, there is an increasing number of live music venues that are giving a voice to the city’s finest performers. Whether it’s a classy cocktail bar like Foxglove that touts world-class jazz, a casual live house like Lost Stars that champions up-and-coming indie acts, or even boisterous bars like The Wanch and Ned Kelly’s that do classic rock and cheap beers, here are some of the best spots in town to catch a great live music show. RECOMMENDED: From the biggest stars to the coolest indie acts, check out our list of the best concerts and gigs that are happening in Hong Kong.

Best steakhouses in Hong Kong
Restaurants Best steakhouses in Hong Kong

Whether you’ve got a hankering for a porterhouse, a sirloin or a ribeye, start salivating and get your steak knife and fork ready as we share our pick of the best steakhouses in Hong Kong.  

Best things to do in Hong Kong in February
Things to do Best things to do in Hong Kong in February

February is a big month for Hong Kong, what with Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day happening and all. Here’s the lowdown on all the best things to do this month. 

The 52 best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try
Restaurants The 52 best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try

Hong Kong is a dining paradise with one of the highest ratios of restaurants per head in the world. With establishments striving to outdo each other on a daily basis in our city's fiercely competitive F&B industry, it can be hard to keep track of who's top dog at any one time. That's why we're bringing you the Time Out EAT List — an ever-changing selection of Hong Kong's hottest tables, updated on a monthly basis. From long time favourites to super newbies, we've sorted everything from restaurants in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels to the city's most delectable street eats. In short, this is whatever serves the best food in Hong Kong right now. If you've eaten something that you love on this list, share it under the hashtag #TimeOutEatList. You can also find out more about how we review restaurants and make recommendations.

Alternative date ideas in Hong Kong
Sex and dating Alternative date ideas in Hong Kong

Looking for new and inspiring date ideas in Hong Kong? You’ll really stand out from the pack after taking your bae on one of these quirky outings.

Best areas to stay in Hong Kong
Travel Best areas to stay in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may be small but it’s also hugely diverse. Each neighbourhood has its own distinct personality, providing something for everyone. For example, if you’re looking for the best of cosmopolitan life, look no further than Central, home to the city’s most iconic skyscrapers as well as world-class shops and restaurants. If you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop, head to bustling Tsim Sha Tsui or Causeway Bay for the malls and myriad shops. Whatever it is that you’re after, check our guide below for our picks of the best places to stay in Hong Kong. RECOMMENDED: Check out some of the finest Hong Kong attractions or tick off these 51 incredible things to do while you’re here.

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The best Hong Kong restaurants
Restaurants The best Hong Kong restaurants

From sushi to cart noodles, this is the best of the best in our food-obsessed city.

The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.

Secret islands in Hong Kong
Things to do Secret islands in Hong Kong

Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau? Discover the best things to do on Hong Kong’s outlying islands.

The best alternative hikes in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness The best alternative hikes in Hong Kong

Tired of the Morning Trail to the Peak? Here are some less well-known hikes great for exercise and with some stunning views.

The best cheap eats in Hong Kong
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Hong Kong

Food is more than a passion in Hong Kong. It’s a way of life. From some of the best brunches anywhere to our humble street food and awesome dim sum, our food scene is tops. But many meals come with a hefty price tag, so we’ve picked 50 of the best cheap eats in Hong Kong under $50 so you can treat your stomach like royalty, without the royal price tag.

The 50 best bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs The 50 best bars in Hong Kong

We’re spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. Our famously crowded city is stacked and packed with great bars, especially in bustling neighbourhoods like Central and Wan Chai. Whether you prefer to relax over a craft brew, a single malt, a glass of red or a classic cocktail, Hong Kong has an amazing bar guaranteed to have you ordering ‘just one more round’.Let’s get started. And if we miss your favourite, let us know in the comments.

The best Hong Kong hikes
Sport and fitness The best Hong Kong hikes

Bombarded with choices from all the things to do in Hong Kong this weekend and looking to step out of the concrete jungle? A calorie-burning hike with jaw-dropping views is just the cure. Hong Kong has no shortage of amazing scenic hiking trails a short distance from city centre, varying in difficulty and offering everything from amazing bird's eye views of our SAR to stunning sunsets. Head to one of our favourite outlying islands to make it a day trip where you can discover more gorgeous hikes and hidden cultural gems. And if hiking is not quite your thing, why not hop on a bike and cycle along one of the city’s best cycling routes? 

Free things to do in Hong Kong
Things to do Free things to do in Hong Kong

We all know that Hong Kong isn’t a cheap place to live. And with exorbitant cemetery plots, the city isn’t even an affordable place to be dead. But there’s no need to panic when payday still seems far off and you’re down to your last dollars. There’s a wealth of free things to do in our SAR and we’ve rounded up the free gigs in Hong Kong's best music venues, free galleries, best comedy shows and much more to keep you going out every day of the week without having to spend a cent. 

The best dim sum in Hong Kong
Restaurants The best dim sum in Hong Kong

There's no dearth of dim sum in Hong Kong. From humble siu mai, to fluffly cha siu bao and soupy xiaolongbao, we pick out the best dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong.

The 100 best Hong Kong movies
Film The 100 best Hong Kong movies

Despite being such a small, cramped space, lil’ ol’ Hong Kong punches well above its weight. From the city’s top restaurants and their slew of Michelin stars to Hong Kong’s best bars, which are among the most creative in the region, our city proves that size isn’t everything. In fact, at the height of its influence, only the USA and India produced more films than Hong Kong. And our cinema is one of tremendous variety, too. From adaptations of popular Chinese opera, to Johnnie To’s gritty crime noirs, to the tales of repressed heartache that made Wong Kar-wai internationally famous, Hong Kong cinema can do it all. So what are the best Hong Kong movies of all time? Edmund Lee presents his definitive list chock full of some of the best films ever made anywhere on the planet.

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Hong Kong neighbourhood guides

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Tai Hang
Tai Hang

Lantau Island
Lantau Island

Peng Chau
Peng Chau

Yau Ma Tei
Yau Ma Tei

Mong Kok
Mong Kok

Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels

Central
Central

Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau

Stanley
Stanley

Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui

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The latest Hong Kong news

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Gorge on two-for-one lobster rolls and free-flow fries at Master Kama’s restaurants

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Gorge on two-for-one lobster rolls and free-flow fries at Master Kama’s restaurants
Japan’s biggest discount store Don Quijote to open in Tsim Sha Tsui this summer

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Japan’s biggest discount store Don Quijote to open in Tsim Sha Tsui this summer
Enjoy steaks and all-you-can-eat fries starting from just $280 at Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist

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Enjoy steaks and all-you-can-eat fries starting from just $280 at Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist
Sónar 2019 announces full lineup with MØ, Thundercat, Bonobo and others

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Sónar 2019 announces full lineup with MØ, Thundercat, Bonobo and others
Leica Camera launches new flagship store in Causeway Bay

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Leica Camera launches new flagship store in Causeway Bay
Are we still proud to be living in Hong Kong? Take our Time Out Index survey to find out

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Are we still proud to be living in Hong Kong? Take our Time Out Index survey to find out
A new bar in Central is doing $36 highballs and beers starting from tonight

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A new bar in Central is doing $36 highballs and beers starting from tonight
Hong Kong’s first Shiba café opens in Causeway Bay

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Hong Kong’s first Shiba café opens in Causeway Bay
Avenue of Stars reopens today with exciting new sustainable features

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Avenue of Stars reopens today with exciting new sustainable features
A special-edition KMB Monopoly game launches in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

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A special-edition KMB Monopoly game launches in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year
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Best events in Hong Kong this week

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AIA Carnival

Things to do

AIA Carnival
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019

Things to do

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019
Create Your Own Kit-Kat Pop-up Store

Shopping

Create Your Own Kit-Kat Pop-up Store
Longines Masters Hong Kong 2019

Things to do

Longines Masters Hong Kong 2019
Tong Chong Street Market

Things to do

Tong Chong Street Market
KidsFest Hong Kong 2019

Theatre

KidsFest Hong Kong 2019
Philip Glass’s David Bowie

Music

Philip Glass’s David Bowie
99 Bottles second anniversary party

Bars and pubs

99 Bottles second anniversary party
AIA The Great European Carnival

Things to do

AIA The Great European Carnival
Marin Alsop with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Music

Marin Alsop with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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