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Skye Hong Kong
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Best rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Sky's the limit

By 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. But it's not ideal to huddle amongst the masses at the harbourfront to take in the views, especially when everyone's trying to get a piece of the action during Mid-Autumn Festival. Thankfully, 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 festive 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: You can get the views without the tipples too. 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

Lounge Hakuba
Lounge Hakuba
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Lounge Hakuba

Bars and pubs Causeway Bay

Covering a spacious venue with both indoor and outdoor seating in the heart of Causeway Bay, Lounge Hakuba is an al fresco cocktail lounge named after the village of Hakuba, a popular winter sports destination in Japan. The wooden fixtures and relaxing setting of the indoor area will remind you of a cosy mountain lodge, whilst the al fresco space has been designed to resemble a camping area surrounded by lush greenery. The drinks here feature an assortment of Japanese flavours and ingredients, including Japanese specialities such as sake, whisky, and shochu. 

Ozone
Ozone
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Ozone

Bars and pubs West Kowloon

Ozone is the highest bar, not just in Hong Kong, but also 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. What seals the deal for any guest, however, is the completely 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.

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Piqniq
Piqniq
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Piqniq

Restaurants Central

This charming rooftop eatery is one of the coolest al fresco spaces in town. Sitting on the top floor of H Queen’s, Piqniq is fully decked out in beanbags, fairy lights, vibrant artworks (which include Yayoi Kasuma’s famous polka-dot pumpkin sculpture), complete with sweeping views of the surrounding Central area. Head up to enjoy a variety of ‘piqniq’ baskets filled with international fare, as well as a curated selection of wines, champagnes, and classic cocktails.

pong ifc
pong ifc
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Pong IFC

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Central

Enjoy your tipple with a bit of fun and games at Pong IFC. With two PongConnect tables available, the venue allows guests to engage in a competitive round of beer pong, before taking their pick from an extensive selection of premium and classic cognacs. The venue's floor to ceiling glass windows and outdoor terrace seating also give way to a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour, making it perfect for any special occasion. 

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Popinjays
Popinjays
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Popinjays

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 a real 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.

sevva terrace
sevva terrace
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Sevva

Restaurants Contemporary European Central

Sevva is a pretty incredible space. A 360-degree balcony 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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Skye bar
Skye bar
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Skye

Bars and pubs Hotel bars Causeway Bay

Skye is perhaps one of the most underrated terrace spaces in Hong Kong. Sitting at the top of The Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay, the bar-restaurant 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. With a stunning unobstructed harbour view that takes you all the way to North Point, along with a bar menu featuring well-made cocktails that don’t break the bank, Skye is definitely one of our top picks when it comes to picturesque rooftop spaces.

Sugar Hong Kong
Sugar Hong Kong
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Sugar

Bars and pubs Taikoo Shing

Encompassing the entire 32nd floor of the swanky business hotel East in Tai Koo, Sugar is a soaring establishment that sells itself as ‘bar + deck + lounge’. It’s a tag that succinctly sums up the highlights of this ultra-cool space, except that it omits Sugar’s finest feature: the utterly breathtaking views. Enjoying sweeping vistas with a drink in hand is hardly a new thing to our spoilt eyes in Hong Kong, but Sugar’s panoramas provide a new, eastern take on our urban jungle. The view dominates from every corner of the bar, such is the openness of the smartly designed interior. Go on, grab a drink and take it all in.

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Terrible Baby

Bars and pubs Jordan

Terrible Baby shakes up a cool selection of cocktails and boasts an impressive collection of rosés and gins. The bar also has a spacious outdoor terrace with beautiful views of the Jordan neighbourhood and is covered in an abundance of greenery that plays in contrast to the rigid surroundings. Head here if you're looking for that sweet escape above ground, and don't miss out on the bar's regular music events either, trust us, they're legendary.

Wooloomooloo
Wooloomooloo
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Wooloomooloo

Restaurants Steakhouse Wan Chai

Wooloomooloo knows how to cook up a mean steak, but the real winner here is its rooftop bar. The jaw-dropping views which take in all of the Wan Chai neighbourhood, the harbour, and Happy Valley, are what keeps patrons coming back time and again. While you're up there, make it a point to rifle through the impressive wine list, the choices are vast and worldly.

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