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Hong Kong's 17 Hottest Rooftop Bars

From stunning harbor views to laid-back chillout vibes, the city's rooftops are where you should be.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 May, 2016, 4:02pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:07pm

1. Azure

Boasting a 270-degree view of Hong Kong, Azure's open-air patio has large tables for those with a lot of friends—and plenty of standing room for out on their own. 

2. Wooloomooloo

The bright lights of Happy Valley illuminate a backdrop of residential high rises at Wooloomooloo, while the harbor's lights fill the sky and set the scene for one memorable drink. 

3. Sevva

Sevva's Central location has a unique vantage point over the old Supreme Court Building and Statue Square, making it a great spot to watch the nightly light show. The stylish patio mixes chilled-out vibes with classiness in a way that's inviting to more than just the upper echelon.

4. Eyebar

With a virtually unimpeded view of lower Tsim Sha Tsui and the Island, Eyebar's small rooftop terrace delivers a lot of bang for your buck. Come for their Sunset hour (6-9pm) when martinis are 30 percent off and bar bites are free. 

5. Cé La Vi

Sit above the drunken revelry that is LKF on top of the California Tower at Cé La Vi. The SkyBar boasts a jacuzzi for those adventurous enough to jump in, although it's perhaps more of a centerpiece than an invitation to take a swim.

6. Fu Lu Shou

The difficulties of finding Fu Lu Shou's hidden location makes the payoff all the better. With its beautiful graffiti art, inviting furniture and strong drinks, the outdoor terrace is a welcome escape from hectic Hollywood Road.

7. FoFo by el Willy

This contemporary Spanish resto serves up paella and great views at their Central location at the start of Wellington Street. Sip on a classic Spanish sangria while taking in the scenery.

8. Épure

Dress up for an afternoon tea set at Épure, where you'll be served seasonal ingredients imported from France—but more importantly, opt for the free-flow champagne deal ($238) to tide you over from the switch from afternoon to night. 

9. Ozone

It wouldn't be a rooftop bar list without Ozone. The highest bar in the world features more than just dizzying heights: The small outdoor terrace is delightful during the day or night, and the drink list is expansive and sophisticated.

10. ToTTs

An elegant atmosphere and a rooftop bar that'll make you feel like a CEO makes ToTTs the perfect place to take that special someone you're trying to impress.

11. ON Dining

Tired of clamoring around the bar trying to get the bartender to notice you? Head to ON Dining's rooftop bar to have elegant cocktails crafted for you tableside: Watch as the stress of getting a drink evaporates in the night breeze.

12. Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant

With a focus on sustainability showcased by their in-house garden, Shelter's terrace bar is equal parts ultra-modern and naturalistic. 

13. Hooray

This international resto in Causeway Bay has an outdoor  area that can accommodate 180 of your closest friends. Pick carefully and enjoy anything from mojitos to sake shots, in front of an amazing view of the harbor.

14. Armani/Privé

Sip on a specialty cocktail or puff on an imported cigar as the city glows all around you at Armani/Privé.

15. Above

The ultimate Southside vantage point over football pitches and Ocean Park all the way out to Repulse Bay, with the added benefit of close proximity to alcohol. Impressive happy hour deals are worth checking out. Above also overlooks the Hong Kong Police College, so underagers beware...

16. Sugar

Slightly off the beaten path, Sugar at the East hotel will pleasantly surprise all those who schlep to Quarry Bay. Order a plate of tapas and indulge with good food, drinks and views.

17. Seafood Room

The newly opened Seafood Room boasts a 2,000-sq.-ft rooftop space right in the heart of Causeway Bay. Sit back with a glass of champagne or a cocktail as you drink in the stunning views of the harbor and live DJs spin into the night.