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If you like your nightlife chilled out or prefer to start with a few quiet drinks to get you warmed up, take a look at this selection of cosy pubs, speakeasies, intimate hangouts and even a beach bar for good measure.

001
001

By NewBase Content

The innovator for Hong Kong’s ‘hidden bar’ trend, 001 is possibly the worst kept secret in the city, with everyone and their mother knowing about its charms. Take a late-night stroll near the Graham Street Market, find its unassuming black door and ring the bell, before gaining entrance into its vintage speakeasy bar.

Address: 97 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2810 6969
How to Get There: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit E2
Bibo
Bibo

By Time Out Hong Kong

From its inception Bibo was designed as a space dedicated to serving patrons the best food and drinks in the most stylish surrounds. Its decor features a collection of outstanding contemporary art that grabs the eye, even as you sip a drink served in anything from a tin tankard to a light bulb.

Address: 163 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2956 3188
Website: www.bibo.hk
How to Get There: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit A2
Captain’s Bar
Captain’s Bar

By NewBase Content

The Mandarin Oriental is a Hong Kong institution, a city landmark, and while the hotel has seen a number of changes over the decades, one thing has stayed the same: the Captain’s Bar, a 50-plus-year old pub that’s become a regular post-work watering hole for Central’s suited types. Beers are famously served in silver tankards, including a craft beer made exclusively for the bar, and cocktails are perfectly mixed by bow-tied bartenders. On weekends, drop in to catch a crooning live jazz lounge act.

Address: G/F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2825 4006
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit F
Flat 61
Flat 61

By NewBase Content

‘Vertical crawls’ are a popular Causeway Bay weekend pastime, a way of hitting as many of the area’s many upstairs bars as possible. One of the best for a longer stop-in is Flat 61, a cool little spot located high above a busy junction. Great views of the bustle below, warm booths coupled with cool cocktails, and a free pool table, all combine to create the ideal Causeway getaway.

Address: 13/F, Ying Kong Mansion, 2-6 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2504 0433
How to Get There: MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit F1
Foxglove
Foxglove

By Time Out Hong Kong

If you’re looking for live music, suave drinks and exclusivity that runs three rooms deep, Foxglove is your place. One of Hong Kong’s classiest speakeasies — hidden behind an umbrella shopfront — the establishment hosts highbrow jazz artists and the occasional film screening.

Address: 2/F, Printing Hse, 6 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2116 8949
Website: www.foxglovehk.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit D1
Sense 99
Sense 99

By NewBase Content

Down the street from Central, Sense 99 is a serene slice of hipster cool in an old colonial building. Everything about this two-floor bar has a bit of artistic charm: furniture is a second-hand mishmash, surreal artwork is dotted all around the walls, and the toilet is full of graffiti. Rub shoulders over bargain drinks on its airy terraces, and then head up to its jam spot, where anyone with a bit of musical skill can join the band for the night.

Address: 2/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 9466 4695
Website: www.facebook.com/sense99f
How to Get There: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit A2
Stockton
Stockton

By Time Out Hong Kong

Hidden in plain sight, behind a nondescript door, Stockton is a veritable time machine. Once inside, the bar’s antique stylings and elegant selection of signature cocktails, such as the gin-based Hawtrey, throw back to a bygone era when quality was number one.

Address: 32 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2565 5268
Website: stockton.com.hk
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit D1
T:ME
T:ME

By NewBase Content

An old standby for Hong Kong’s LGBT community, T:ME is hidden on a back alley behind Central’s bustling Hollywood Road. It’s a relaxed affair compared to other gay-friendly bars, with its industrial-chic look matched by chilled-out tunes and a narrow bar-top practically made for rubbing shoulders. Nightly promotions bring in the crowds, including free vodka on Tuesdays and a late-night happy hour on Fridays.

Address: Rear Block, 65 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2332 6565
Website: time-bar.com
How to Get There: MTR Central Station, Exit D2
Tai Lung Fung
Tai Lung Fung

By NewBase Content

Tai Lung Fung is a nostalgic dream of Hong Kong, a place where neon signs and vintage posters place you into a scene straight out of a Wong Kar-wai movie. It’s the kind of cocktail bar you’d only find in our city, made all the better by local twists on classic drinks, including lemongrass martinis and plum wine cocktails. Its location is perfect, just round the corner from The Blue House, a 1920s Wan Chai tenement building.

Address: 5 Hing Wan Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2572 0055
How to Get There: MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A3
Virus
Virus

By NewBase Content

For almost 20 years, Virus has been embracing the city’s lesbian community. Its location has changed over the decades, but the cosy atmosphere has stayed the same: a warm, vintage aesthetic that feels like a home away from home. Settle into a couch with a drink, or have a go on its karaoke machine, before digging into one of their famed late-night snacks.

Address: 21/F, Chung Wai Commercial Building, 447-449 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
How to Get There: MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit D2

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