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Best rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Sky's the limit

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's skyline is legendary. Centred on Victoria Harbour, it's a nightly festival of neon and LED lights flickering against glass towers. There are many places in the city where you can glimpse these majestic skylines, but the best ones are those where you can drink and dine. Hong Kong has a bundle of rooftop bars that offer some jaw-dropping views of the city. Whether you're planning a romantic night under the stars, a celebration with your nearest and dearest, or just looking for somewhere to get away from – or above – it all, one of these watering holes in Hong Kong is sure to have you covered. 

RECOMMENDED: Also, check out these picturesque places to catch the sunset, or go for an adventure to Hong Kong's best spots for stargazing.

Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars

  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

Plume, a wine bar from the group behind two-Michelin starred French restaurant Écriture, is a new al fresco destination that took over the space of now closed Piqniq on the rooftop of H Queen's. Get cosy in one of their seats with the Central skyline in the backdrop and enjoy glasses of wine from their extensive wine list.  

  • Bars and pubs
  • Hotel bars
  • Causeway Bay
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Sitting at the top of The Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay, the restaurant bar boasts an eye-popping view of Hong Kong. Skye's reception area is clinically white with sleek curvatures that are reminiscent of futuristic sci-fi flicks. The bar has undergone renovations and reopened this summer with a bigger and more relaxed al fresco space offering stunning unobstructed Victoria Park and harbour view that takes you all the way to North Point. The restaurant also changed its menu with a more casual approach to dining, featuring skewers and small and sharing plates, including signature dishes like beef wellington as well as new bites like the baked whole sea bass and char-grilled lobster. For drinks, indulge in a selection of wines or cocktails inspired by zodiac signs. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • West Kowloon

Ozone is the highest bar, not just in Hong Kong but also in the world. A narrow leathered elevator (which vaguely reminds you of a padded cell) shoots you right up to the 118th floor. Once inside, you're immediately greeted by moody lighting, avant-garde seating, and walls of refracted swirling glass. However, what seals the deal for any guest is the unobstructed view of Western Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. And, with one of the finest wine lists in town and a great cocktail programme, the drinks here are almost as impressive as the view. Here you can sip cold bubbly or sangria with high tea in the afternoon before moving to more spirited drinks from their Five Elements cocktail menu while watching the skyline glitter during sundown. 

  • Restaurants
  • North Point

From lunch to afternoon drinks and dinner to late-night tipples, Cruise is a hidden rooftop oasis to enjoy social connection, modern Asian fare, and cocktails while overlooking spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. The food and drink menus draw inspiration from South East and North-East Asian cuisine – approaching traditional items in an unorthodox and reimagined way. The food is meant to be a shared experience. For the month of June, enjoy their Rainbow Sessions from 3pm to 6pm daily and sip on selected cocktails at just $50 per glass. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Lan Kwai Fong

Taking over the spot of Ce La Vie is the newest club in town, Faye. The club features inflatable spaceships, and other outer-space gimmicks and showcases live beats to workout those happy feet. But one of the best parts of the place is its sky deck overlooking sweeping views of Central's concrete jungle. Start enjoying the spot for afternoon drinks from 4pm and stay until sundown for a night of revelry together with a trendy crowd that keeps the vibe high until past midnight. 

  • Restaurants
  • Central

Accessible by a private elevator, Popinjays is a stunning restaurant and bar that makes it worth trudging up Cotton Tree Drive to reach The Murray. It's an absolute stunner, encased in floor-to-ceiling windows with a wraparound terrace that looks out in all directions to surrounding high-rises like the HSBC Building and Bank of China Tower. While most of the cocktails here do not come cheap, you'll quickly find that the prices are surprisingly reasonable for a five-star hotel.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Jordan

Terrible Baby, headed by bar manager Axel Gonzalez, shakes up a selection of fun, creative cocktails and a varied selection of spirits. But aside from their drink offering, the bar boasts a spacious outdoor terrace covered in an abundance of greenery that contrasts the Jordan neighbourhood's rigid surroundings. Head here if you're looking for that sweet escape above ground.  

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Central

Sevva is a pretty incredible space. A wrap-around terrace offers stunning views of the skyscrapers in Central and Admiralty, the harbour, and the opposing Kowloon skyline – perfect for sundowners and sunsets. The furnishings, meanwhile, look as though they came straight out of a magazine and demand appreciation for their style and effortless elegance.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Eyebar is a contender for one of the best vantage points in Hong Kong. Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Nathan Road, the bar's terrace is a perfect spot to catch unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Come here in the afternoons, sip on cold beers or any of the bar's signature cocktails and watch Hong Kong turn from day to night.

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