The Best Places For A Rooftop Drink In Hong Kong
What better way to drink in the twinkling lights of Hong Kong than with a cocktail in hand?
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This snazzy rooftop bar on the 32nd floor of East Hotel is a firm favourite for those around the Quarry Bay area (a 20 minute taxi ride from central). Slink into the stylish daybeds and couches with a martini, alongside a well-dressed crowd. It’s open until 1am, and usually has a resident or visiting DJ spinning great tunes, so see where the night takes you. Visit Sugar-hongkong.com
On the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton, this rooftop bar is officially the highest and one of the most glamorous places in the world to toast the night away. The interior is a mind-bending blue-hued other-world by acclaimed designer Masamichi Katayama. Try one of their signature champagne cocktails and Asian-style tapas. Visit Ritzcarlton.com
Slightly off the beaten track is Ovolo Southside hotel and its groovy rooftop bar Komune Above. Worth it for the views alone, which look out over the green slopes of Victoria Peak, the bar offers inventive cocktails — try the ‘Follow the Call of the Disco Ball’ or the ’ Summer Solstice’ — and tasty ‘snaccidents’ like chorizo and manchego sliders or Sichuan-style short ribs. The hotel, set in a converted warehouse, has an industrial-chic interior with a fun musical theme. You can't catch an elevator in this hotel without watching an iconic music video! Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong. Visit Komune.com.hk
For an unbeatable city vista, this restaurant and bar oozes sophistication and has a 360-degree balcony. Perfect to catch the Symphony of Lights Show every night at 8pm. While Sevva will no doubt be a hit with visitors, it’s also on many locals’ lists of favourite rooftop bars for its relaxed ambience, signature cocktails and great service. Visit Sevva.hk