Hong Kong’s Best Local Bars

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One of the things Hong Kong is famed for is a great drinking spot. Even the quietest neighbourhoods have their own secret gems. Hong Kong's go-to lifestyle guide, Sassy, shares its favourite local bars.

Little Creatures, Kennedy Town

Little Creatures

Little Creatures Brewery is located in the quiet, residential area of Pok Fu Lam. Its chilled out vibes are a great respite from Central or Causeway Bay on a Friday evening, making it perfect for a quick relaxed drink. Choose from an extensive craft beer menu, or order a flight of beer – you’ll get to sample six different house brews. They also have some great food if you’re looking for a quick bite with your beverage.

Little Creatures in Kennedy Town, 5A New Praya Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Kennedy Town


Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant, Causeway Bay

Shelter Italian Bar

A hidden oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Hysan Place, Shelter exudes date-night vibes with its alluring rooftop garden, Shelter encouraging sustainable and responsible consumption in Hong Kong. At Shelter you can order a small barrel of beer between two friends and drink in the city’s neon lights. Alternatively, think summer cocktails and sunshine, because here is where you can soak up the sun while sipping bubbles and nibbling on Italian bites.

Shelter Italian Bar & Lounge, 7/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay


TAP – The Ale Project, Mong Kok


When the streets of Mong Kok can get a little crazy, you can find refuge in this great craft beer joint. TAP is one of the only craft beer focused bars in Kowloon, and it has an extensive selection of beers and ales to choose from (local brews and selected imports). Aside from the vast selection of brews on offer, the food here is also pretty special – their signature sandwiches are delicious!

TAP – The Ale Project, 15 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok


Portico at Spiga

Portico at Spiga

The outdoor location at Spiga is so noteworthy, it got given it’s own name: Portico. The relaxed outdoor space, smooth service and desirable location (right by Central MTR, Exit D) offer a winning combination. The place prides itself on pairing the alfresco event area with a selection of classic drinks. With spacious sofas and cosy hanging chairs, this high-end bar is ideal for visitors and locals alike. Opt for the sofas in the far left corner, pair your gin and tonic with a hot pizza, and your night is set for success.

Portico at Spiga, LHT Tower Podium, 3/F, Central


Brooklyn Bar & Grill, SoHo

Brooklyn Bar

This bar is perfect for a quick beer or glass of wine, and to listen to their rock ‘n roll soundtrack. When the weather is nice, the large front windows are removed, which sets up for some great people watching. If a quick drink turns into several, you may as well get some food – the New England Clam Chowder is not to be missed!

Brooklyn Bar & Grill, 29 Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong

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