Best bars in Hong Kongi

Hong Kong has a thriving bar scene, ranging from local neighbourhood pubs to internationally-renowned cocktail bars, which regularly feature on the World's 50 Best Bars and Asia's 50 Best Bars lists. Key precincts include Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Tsim Sha Tsui. 

  • The annual ranking of Asia’s best bars and drinks industry talent awards will be announced at a ceremony in Hong Kong in July
  • Previously held in Singapore in 2018 and 2019 and Bangkok in 2022, the industry awards night will be co-hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board

Winners Devender Sehgal of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s 3 bars and Embla’s sommelier Yulia Ezhikova both stress the importance of the listening to the customer


A lot has changed in Hong Kong in 50 years, but not Ned Kelly’s Last Stand. It’s in the same place it was when it opened in December 1972, has the same owner, and the same decor.

It is impossible to ignore the role garnishes play in perking up a drink’s IG postability – but now things have gotten so out of hand an anti-adornment backlash is brewing

The No 1 position on the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2022 list was taken by Paradiso in Barcelona. European and American bars dominate, with only eight Asian venues ranked – including two each in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.


The Negroni is a classic cocktail, invented in Italy in 1919 and picked up around the world. We look at the drink and its many variations, as we celebrate Negroni Week.

Hong Kong night owls have some new places to check out at last, including a speakeasy, a vermouth specialist, the return of a Hong Kong craft beer favourite, and a bar focused on Chinese flavours.

Shooters were born in the 1970s, and were popular for their colourful names and fast-acting effects. These mini cocktails, usually drunk in celebration, can still get the party started.

COA showed that Hong Kong was indeed ready for tequila and mescal while Rosewood Hong Kong’s DarkSide’s allure regularly draws crowds away from Hong Kong Island

The growing craze for tea has nudged this age-old aromatic beverage into the domain of cocktail infusions, with exquisite results … here’s where to try them for yourself

French native Anne-Claire Béraud of Phenix, an app that aims to reduce food waste, reveals her top spots for her country’s cuisine, local Hong Kong dishes, rooftop drinking and more.

Second Draft in Tai Hang, which pairs Hong Kong craft brewery Young Master Ales’ beers with fusion Chinese dishes created by chef May Chow, will close after six years.

From the traditional to the trendy – we’re talking classic eggnog to mulled G&T – here are our top tipples of the season guaranteed to warm your spirits, whatever the weather

In a notoriously resource-intensive industry, Hong Kong’s Penicillin is among a handful of nightlife venues blazing a trail in reducing food and water wastage, packaging and single-use glass

Shaken, stirred or even left layered, the martini remains a classic – as seen in the latest crop of bars to specialise in it in the city, from Argo at the Four Seasons to Darkside at the Rosewood

We picked up a drink (or three) at the city’s hottest new nightlife hang-outs – from Argo at the Four Seasons to Kyle & Bain and Gagan Gurung’s latest venture Zzura

Venus Chi, founder of co-baking studio Bakebe, reveals where she likes to go in Hong Kong for 3am dim sum, where to splurge on Italian food and where she can’t wait to travel to once the pandemic is over.

Packaging that’s made for unboxing on Instagram, none of the hassle of making the drinks yourself – what’s not to like about home-delivery cocktails?

Bartender Jade Lau enjoys drinking malt whisky, mescal, and the odd cocktail. She loves to eat Taiwanese-style mala hotpot and a bowl of Sichuan chilli noodles, and looks forward to indulging in them when air travel resumes.