Where to go for the best ladies' night deals
Hong Kong must really love its ladies because, contrary to popular belief, ladies' night is not just once a week. Whether women are looking for a place to chill after work or somewhere to let their hair down and get hammered they will most likely find one on a regular weekday that offers discounts and deals.
One way to find them is through an app such as Openbar, a database of about 700 bars which detects ones in the user's vicinity with happy hours and ladies' night promotions.
The app not only includes details on deals and price comparisons but delayed live photos from the bars, a Facebook friend locator and exclusive offers.
Here are five spots that regularly toast to women with great deals and offers:
Soiree is for the ladies who just want a relaxed night in an intimate setting, and not a scene for pick-ups. Decked out with a darkly lit interior, black leather couches and gold-framed mirrors, this elegant bar has a vast selection of vintage champagnes, wine, cocktails and caviar.
On some nights, live jazz performances add to the entertainment value. On Tuesdays, ladies can enjoy free daiquiris from 6pm to 9pm. Its signature Soiree Sensations cocktails include rosemary lemon grass, chilli-infused vodka or daiquiris decorated with chocolate rims. Strawberries dipped in chocolate are also a must. 19 Elgin Street, SoHo, tel: 2857 2808
Carnegie's Bar & Restaurant
A tame pub during the day, but a rowdy bar at night, Carnegie's has long been infamous for its ladies' night.
The selling point is the laid-back ambience and crowd. With women and the occasional brave man dancing on the bar top by midnight, the partying must go on no matter how late it gets.
On Wednesdays, ladies are entitled to free-flow champagne from 9pm. It serves an array of fun drinks such as jello shots, Maltesers vodka shots and absinthe.
This pub attracts a younger crowd and is mainly a place for anyone looking for a little carefree fun. No one is going to judge if you go a little wild here. We've spotted some older groovers, but generally it's a mix of male expats and locals, from 18 to 30s.
53-55 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2866 6289, carnegies.net/hongkong
This club is a good venue for dressing up and dancing the stress away without getting too rowdy. With a total of 12,000 sq ft spread over three floors, each with its own bar and dance area, Beijing Club is the biggest in Hong Kong. Decorated with gold-plated bathrooms and crystal ceilings, it's a popular hub for crazy but more refined parties. Ladies' night is on Mondays and Tuesdays with free entry and unlimited standard drinks all night for women.
It showcases a range of music from hip hop to house, and has been host to many noted DJs such as The Disco Fries and DJ Starjack. Put on your most comfortable high heels, ladies, because this club will make you dance the night away.
This night draws well-heeled men from about 20 to 40.
2/F, 3F, 5/F Wellington Plaza, 2- 8 Wellington Street, Central, t el: 2526 8298, beijingclub.com.hk
Pure Bar and Restaurant
The venue's motto, "Living well begins with eating well", could equally read "drinking well". Relaxed and spacious, it's a great place to grab a drink and munch on a snack from the health-conscious international menu.
Pure shows its ladies some appreciation with free flow of sparkling wine and mimosas for only $100 from 7pm to 9pm and 8:30pm to 10pm on Thursdays.
3/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2970 3366
This restaurant and bar is the comfort zone for some of Hong Kong's rich and famous for a reason. Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish tapas restaurant that dazzles with authentic Catalan recipes, a little elBulli magic, Spanish wines, unconventional cocktails and a beautifully modern interior.
From August 14, it will host a 6pm-till-close ladies' night on Wednesdays. With a two for one deal on all signature cocktails, wine and standard mixed drinks, Catalunya is looking to be a haven for the girls' night out crowd - sans the men.
The goal for Catalunya's event is to "create a new ladies' night experience, one where sophisticated women can catch up with friends or network with like-minded ladies over cocktails", says Caryn Yap, its director of public relations. Unit 2, G/F Guardian House Morrison Hill, 32 Oi Kwan Road Wan Chai, tel: 2866 7900, catalunya.hk