Happy Hour and Hong Kong – a pleasing combination that sounds too hard to resist! Yes indeed, Thai visitors can take a short break and a quick flight to see where Hong Kong residents and frequent visitors go for happy hour. It’s no longer a secret since the Hong Kong Tourism Board has shared the hottest places to cool off with the best summer cocktails!
Here, in no particular order, are the top 5 happy hour spots in Hong Kong, as recommended by those in the know!
Nowhere in Hong Kong do you see a huge space like this, stretching across three floors all with high ceilings. The elegant bar on the ground floor boasts beautiful teal walls, a garden-like setting and throwback metallic accents. Happy hour every day from 3pm-7:30pm
239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, (+852) 2433-3324, www.theoptimist.hk.
Mahalo Tiki Lounge
Unwind at this gorgeous Polynesian tiki bar with the signature Mahalo Collins, a refreshing number made with kaffir leaves, or a photo-worthy Polynesian Love potion, served in a character mug. Happy hour from 6pm-8pm every day, where guests enjoy 20 percent off all drinks.
29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wan Chai, (+852) 2488-8750, www.mahalotikibar.com
CÉ LA VI
Just like its sister bar in Singapore, CÉ LA VI knows how to make you feel like you’re on top of the world, overlooking the heart of Central and Victoria Harbour. Start your night with a happy hour cocktail on the roof where 2-for-1 prices are offered on weekdays on select wine, beer, cocktails, and Louis Roederer champagne.
25/F California Tower, 30 D’Aguilar Street, Central, (+852) 3700-2300, hk.celavi.com.
The Roundhouse – Taproom
Craft beer has become a huge part of the bar scene in Hong Kong. This is THE place to sample over 25 types of craft beer on draft and an extensive choice of far flung bottles from Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii.
62 Peel Street, Central, (+852) 2366-4880, roundhouse.com.hk.
The only all-woman bar in Hong Kong, The Pontiac is helmed by award-winning lady bartender extraordinaire Beckaly Franks. Try her potent concoctions, which are inspired by the classics but unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. “Ponty Hour” from 5 to 8 pm, every day except Sunday.
13 Old Bailey Street, Central, (+852) 2521-3855, www.facebook.com/thepontiac.