Posh or casual, there are watering holes to suit every partygoer 1/5 Ultralounge 9 Star Street, Wan Chai, 2520 2515 Lounge One of the most stylish places to be seen at, this lounge also features some pretty darn good cocktails. You name it, they can make it. On December 24, a drinks party will be held with music spun by DJ Cavo. Al's Diner Shop F, G/F, 27-39 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 2521 8714 American-style diner and bar A no-holds-barred kind of place where horror tales of one too many vodka jelly shots originate, you are advised to come here only when you are ready for anything. Bahama Mama's 4-5 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368 2121 Caribbean-style bar This is a great place to just chill. There is no dress code or prescribed ways to hold your glass (you might not even need a glass), you just have a fun time and shoot some pool. Deadly shooters get passed around, and things do get wild in the night. Champagne Bar Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234 ext 7321 Bar There is champagne and then there is champagne. Bubbly and Christmas go hand in hand, and here is the sacred sanctuary of this heavenly pairing. Gourmet snacks are served. Devil's Advocate G/F, De Fenwick Building, 48-50 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2865 7271 Bar Along with its drinks, this Wan Chai institution serves a good range of bar food, including pizzas, pastas, steaks, fish, salads, sandwiches, pies, burgers and breakfast favourites. Eyes G/F, Miramar Hotel, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2318 5888 Bar with live music and dance floor This venue encourages patrons to be 'Dancing All Night Long' on December 24-25, with music and all-you-can-drink packages priced at HK$128 (happy hours) and HK$288 (after 9pm) a person on Christmas Eve. The price is HK$98 on other nights. Felix 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 19-21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315 3188 Pacific Rim Jeans are usually acceptable here, but on Christmas Eve remember to wear dress trousers and a jacket. If you are not joining the gala dinner at HK$2,088 a person, you can still come by to dance to the music of 'Sensation on 28' for HK$288, including a mini bottle of champagne. The party continues on Christmas Day. FINDS 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2522 9318 Scandinavian restaurant and bar After the six-course Christmas dinner featuring hearty food from north Europe (HK$838 a person, including a glass of bubbly), you can dive right into the after-party with a complimentary cocktail. Other cocktails are HK$80 each. Scandinavian glogg is also served, or up the decadence level with vodka and Sevruga caviar at HK$29 a gram or HK$870 for 30g and with traditional condiments and a shot of Belvedere or Chopin vodka included. Otherwise, the deadly white liquor is HK$70 a shot or HK$1,650 a bottle. Klong Bar & Grill G/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2217 8330 Thai restaurant and bar As martial law has yet to be lifted in Thailand, the best place to party Thai-style might be this Wan Chai joint. The opium beds are cool, but you would need to book in advance or try your luck. If there are five or more of you, you may take advantage of the party package at HK$280 a person, which includes a two-hour open bar with a Klong platter for nibbling. La Bodega 44D'Aguilar Street, Central, 2524 7790 Tapas bar With Catalonian-style decor and a Dali-inspired wall mural, La Bodega serves paella, tapas and other Spanish dishes with an adequate wine list. Lobster Bar and Grill Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Supreme Court Road, Central, 2820 8560 Cocktail bar and restaurant This place serves great cocktails with an innovative menu of international dishes, including many vegetarian options. Marlin G/F, 56 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, 2121 8070 Cocktail bar Marlin has a facade with a kaleidoscope of lights running up and down the sides of the building at night, making it look like a location in South Beach, Miami. A series of winter warmers with chocolate, coffee and liqueurs will be concocted here for the holiday season. The choices include Chocolate Orange made with Absolut Mandarin, Grand Kahlua Coffee (Kahlua and Grand Marnier), Santa Claus Metropolitan (spiced rum, orange Curacao and cranberry juice) and traditional favourites such as hot toddies and Irish coffee. Q88 Wine Bar Level 4, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty, 2841 3846 Wine bar Featuring a choice of more than 40 specially selected wines by the glass and 170 by the bottle, this place is great for chilling out after a hard day's work. The martinis are very good and there's also a fine selection of teas and cigars. Red Rock Basement, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central, 2868 3884 Bar, grill and disco This bar and grill-cum-disco is a trendy night spot, particularly popular among beer connoisseurs for offering one of the largest selections of Belgian beer in town. On weekends, this place turns into a disco, where partygoers dance till the wee hours. Stormies Crabshack 46-50 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 2845 5533 Bar and restaurant Although the seafood restaurant on the first floor is popular, it is really the bar at street level (above) that is always packed. The drinks list has something for everyone, from cocktail sippers to beer guzzlers. Tapas Bar Lobby Level, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2733 8756 Tapas bar Chic and sophisticated, this watering hole features many wine-by-the-glass options along with tapas and fresh oysters. You can sit at the long table by the window for a view of the harbour, or at the oyster bar. The Bar The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2920 2888 Bar It's good that some things never change. Taking a seat at this colonial-style watering hole (below) you feel like the world has stopped hurrying, if only for a couple of hours. Skilled barmen can churn out anything you fancy and have been doing so for decades. Festive afternoon tea will be served 2pm-6pm throughout the holidays. Wildfire SoHo 21 Elgin Street, Central, 2810 0670 International restaurant and bar Together with its sister outlets in Stanley, Mid-Levels and the airport, this lively place offers a selection of festive drinks, such as Merry Martini (Stoli Vanilla, Creme de Cacao and Creme de Menthe) and Great Bells of Fire (brandy, sugar cube, orange and lemon twists; served alight) at HK$58. Also featured are mulled wine and Christmas pudding shots (coffee, apple schnapps and cinnamon, HK$48), among others. Festive dinner costs HK$298 to HK$328. Windsor Arms Sports Bar Basement 2, Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, 28371749 Sports bar With loyal regulars, this casual sports bar offers a comprehensive drinks list. Light snacks are also available. It is a great place to watch all the major international sporting events on the oversized TV screen which dominates the room.