Hong Kong's lifestyle publication Sassy takes us through Tsim Sha Tsui’s hub of bars and restaurants
Knutsford Terrace reminds of a strip of bars in Milan, Italy: there’s a buzzing atmosphere, an army of overly friendly bar staff trying to tempt you into their bar, and you are surrounded by an array of lively alfresco bars, full to the brim with expats and locals alike – cocktail in hand.
As there are so many bars and restaurants to choose from along this strip, we’ve picked out a few of our faves to get you started on your big night out.
The Salted Pig
Known for its pork-laden dishes, the venue features kitsch pig themed décor and chic wooden furniture. Meat lovers should try the suckling pig and the six-sausage platter.
Sassy tip: Portion sizes are always on the large side so avoid over-ordering, though this does mean your stomach will be lined for a night on the town.
The Salted Pig, 1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Assembly is a gastro bar serving tapas-style sharing plates: think Buffalo chicken wings ($98) and Wagyu foie gras sliders ($105) alongside an array of cocktails. The space has a sharp, classically-styled interior with sleek black arches and communal style seating – both indoors and outdoors.
Assembly, G-1F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Knutsford Terrace has a great selection of bars offering it shisha on a night out. Merhaba offers a range of yummy cocktails alongside shisha, served both on the roof and the terrace. While the sign on the outside conjures images from the movie Beetlejuice, the interiors are decked out with comfy seating and exotic lighting – the perfect backdrop to the belly dance performances.
Merhaba, 12 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Vibes at the Mira Hotel
Vibes at the Mira Hotel is another shisha joint, but sexier. Think a secret garden space, lush greenery, comfy sofas, shisha and mouth-watering cocktails – the kind of back garden we all aspire to have. The bar has a laid-back vibe, making it the ultimate spot to relax away from the bustling crowds of Hong Kong.
Vibes, 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Offering experts and novices a two-storey pool and darts club along with drinks – Joe’s Billiards is the place to show off your skills (or lack thereof!)
Joe’s Billiards, 11-12/F, 1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
Want more inspiration? Read Sassy’s guide to local bars >