Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

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    Lan Kwai Fong: Hong Kong's Famous Party and Nightlife Place

    by machomikemd Written Oct 2, 2014

    Lan Kwai Fong: Artsy Touristy area near D'aguilar Street!

    Lan Kwai Fong is Hong Kong's most popular and well known area for a night life and party place, specially for western and european tourists. Lan Kwai Fong has numerous bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants (comparable to SOHO in Manhattan and london or SOMA in San Francisco), it is a popular choice for the well off locals, expatriates and tourists. The high costs associated with the area makes this a relatively high class location (Local Beer like San Miguel, Heineken, Carlsberg, Cost about 50 to 80 HKD and 30-40 during Happy Hour), During Weekends of Friday or Saturday night you may be overwhelmed by the enormous crowds that fill the streets (which are closed for several hours to vehicular traffic), with all bars having only standing room and like what i've said awhile ago, a majority of the crowds are in fact expatriates, rich asians or international students. It is one of the few places in Hong Kong where English is the overwhelmingly predominant language, although many of the Chinese who are there are most likely to be bilingual.

    Among the Bars and Restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong Include:

    * Cavern
    * Agave
    * Al's Diner
    * Baci Italian Cuisine
    * Backroom
    * Balalaika
    * Bar George
    * Beirut
    * Bulldogs
    * Café des Artistes
    * Club 97
    * Chef Restaurant & bar
    * Paparazzi
    * Post 97
    * C Club
    * California
    * Cixi
    * Dragon-I
    * D'Apartment
    * DJ Bon
    * Edge
    * F.I.N.D.S.
    * Fong
    * Ha Ha
    * Hei Hei
    * Hong Kong Brewhouse
    * Indochine 1929
    * Insomnia
    * Jonathan Tong's Pizza Shack
    * Kyoto Joe
    * La Dolca Vita
    * Lost
    * Lotus
    * LUX
    * Marlin
    * Midnight Express
    * MOD
    * Mooch
    * Red Rock
    * Schnurrbart
    * Stormies
    * Sugar
    * Thai Lemongrass
    * The Keg
    * The Whiskey Priest
    * Tokio Joe
    * Twentyonetwentyone bar
    * Volar
    * Yung Kee

    Dress Code: casual wear, no flip flops or shorts allowed on most establishments.

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    Lan Kwai Fong: Party Central

    by swissfondue Updated Jan 5, 2013

    Lan Kwai Fong in Central is reasonably sleepy during the day but from early evening the hilly narrow L shaped section of D'Aguilar and Lan Kwai Fong streets bursts into life. This is the fashionable place to be seen out and about in Hong Kong and a great spot for people watching. Most bars have happy hour drinks and funky live music.

    Well heeled city workers and expatriates head to Lan Kwai Fong after work to unwind in its many bars or dine and dance the night away in trendy clubs. Its certainly the place to go if you are looking for a party atmosphere but there are also some more relaxed theme bars as well. Something for everyone really!

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  • Lan Kwai Fong (Bassment Bar, 13 Lyndhurst terrace): Deep Disco House near LKF

    by veilnebula Written May 24, 2012

    LKF is great for all types of nightlife, from an easy drink after work to a dusk till dawn rager. Friday, June 1st, there'll be a Japanese DJ coming in from Tokyo (Beaten Space Probe) for a night of deep disco house edits. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435302119822673/

    Dress Code: No flip flops

    Tokyo Disco at Bassment Bar Hong Kong
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  • Lan Kwai Fong: Happy Hour Locator

    by jayhh Written Feb 21, 2012

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    I really like Happy Hours, and in Lan kwai fong, a lot of great bars offer some great deals for a late afternoon or early evening drink. A friend told me about this new app, it's called OPENBAR HK, and they have an amazing Happy Hour locator telling the current happy hour deals of all bars around you, with a countdown to the end of the deal. I think it is very useful for bar hopping and especially to find great deals on your favorite drink for example! I've also made some great discoveries like finding the bar Les Jardins. The bar is hidden in a small alley in LKF, but found it through the app since it is location based. The app is free and on iPhone. www.openbar.hk

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    Lan Kwai Fong: Fun on any night !!!!

    by jlanza29 Written May 9, 2011

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    We just happen to be in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night so we decided to go to Lan Kwai Fong hoping there would be people. And boy were there people. I have been here on the weekends when the place is a mad house, but never expected it to be this packed on a weekday. We had a blast just bar hoping. A perfect place to come out and have some fun. Highly recommend it.

    What a blast this place is !!!!

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    Hong Kong Brew House: Great choice of beers in Lan Kwai Fong

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hong Kong Brew House is located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, the main nightlife district of Hong Kong.

    Arguably, it offers the best selection of beers in the city. As well as offering beers from the only microbrewery in Hong Kong, it also boasts a selection of over 40 international beers, mainly from Belgium but also from the UK and USA.

    I stopped by here on a couple of afternoons during my visit to the city in January 2006. On both occasions, I opted for a draught Hoegaarden white beer (Cost: 40 HKD). The beer comes with a large complimentary bowl of peanuts (in their shells, just like you get with your drink at the famous Raffles Bar in Singapore!). I put my shells in the ashtray as I ate the nuts, but the waitress came along and tipped them on the floor. It would seem that the Raffles tradition of throwing the peanut shells on the floor is also adhered to at Hong Kong Brew House!!

    A food menu is available, containing meals such as barbecue spare ribs, burgers and sandwiches....but in a city with as many great food options as Hong Kong, I would only recommend coming here for the beer!

    Opening hours:

    Mon - Thurs: 11am - 2am

    Fri + Sat: 11am - 4am

    Sundays: 11am - 1am

    Happy Hour: 3pm - 9pm daily

    Hong Kong Brew House in Lan Kwai Fong Hoegaarden and peanuts at Hong Kong Brew House

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    DIP: THE BEST HIP-HOP/R+B

    by YEODIE Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Only Fri + Sat are busy. All da ABC/CBC/BBC's (20-40) come here. Tons of hotties + hunks, during da holiday times ... as this is THE PLACE, for HIP-HOP, in Central

    Music :
    Quality R+B/Hip-Hop w/
    DJ Thomas C (Fri) + DJ Gruv (fri/sat) + yeodie (sat : 11-3)

    Dress Code: JUST DON'T LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE MUPPET !!

    I LUV ALL D ABC HONEYZ !!

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    Lan Kwai Fong: New Years in Hong Kong

    by krys1124 Written Oct 17, 2008

    Lan Kwai Fong is quite the nightlife destination in Asia. Very diverse and something for everyone's night out preference. You can meet so many people from around the world and it's a wonderful time. One of the Clubs/Lounges I hit up was FINDS. It's a scandinavian themed lounge with lots of foo foo feathers playing some Euro dance music.

    Dress Code: No sneakers, but dress to impress

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    Lan Kwai Fong: New Years in Hong Kong

    by krys1124 Written Oct 17, 2008

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    Lan Kwai Fong is quite the nightlife destination in Asia. Very diverse and something for everyone's night out preference. You can meet so many people from around the world and it's a wonderful time. One of the Clubs/Lounges I hit up was FINDS. It's a scandinavian themed lounge with lots of foo foo feathers playing some Euro dance music.

    Dress Code: No sneakers, but dress to impress

    View of Hong Kong Playing with the lamp that looks like an ostridge The Sweeds and I at FINDS Me and my new Pilot Friend Happy New Year 2008!
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    Lan Kwai Fong: BAR CRAWL IN THE FAST LANE

    by wanderingbilly Updated Jun 6, 2008

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    LAN KWAI FONG IS THE SPOT TO HIT FOR A CRACKING NIGHT ON THE TOWN.
    SET ON A HILL THIS AREA IS COMING DOWN WITH BARS AND NIGHTSPOTS..
    JUST ABOUT EVERYONE FROM BUSINESS MEN/WOMEN TO TRENDY LOCALS MAKE THIS THEIR FAVOURITE HANG OUT.
    EVERY BAR WILL HAVE ITS MUSIC PUMPING AND LIGHTS FLASHING VYING FOR YOUR CUSTOM..
    WE FOUND IT A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A BAR, SIT OUTSIDE AND WATCH HONG KONG PARTY.
    SOME OF THE BARS ARE VERY TRENDY..AND SOME ARE MAD CRAZY PLACES PLAYING 80'S MUSIC AT FULL TILT !! WE SPOTTED EVERYONE FROM TRENDY HIGHFLYERS TO TOURISTS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY..ITS JUST THAT SORT OF PLACE.
    THEN AT THE END OF THE NIGHT AND YOUR LOOKING FOR THAT TAXI HOME, TAKE A TIP FROM ME AND WALK TO THE BOTTOM OF D'AGUILAR STREET AND GET ONE.. IF YOU GET INTO ONE AT THE TOP OF THE STREET YOU WILL SPEND LONGER IN IT AS IT CRAWLS THROUGH THE ONE-WAY TRAFFIC.
    SO FOR A BIT OF BAR HOPPING...DO AS EVERYONE ELSE DOES AND HIT LAN KWAI FONG !!
    HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

    Dress Code: EVERTHING FROM SUITS TOO T-SHIRTS
    DEPENDS ON THE BAR/NIGHTCLUB.

    LAN KWAI FONG
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    LAN KWAI FONG

    by ancient_traveler Written Mar 25, 2008

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    Hong Kong’s answer to Tokyo’s Roppongi District. Lan Kwai Fong is home to scores of trendy international restaurants and bars and its most lively on weekends when hundreds of young people gather there for good fun and good food. Lan Kwai Fong is an action-packed, fun place to hangout, a popular loose-tie, hair-down upscale dining and entertainment area. This area is a must for night owls.

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    Lan Kwai Fong: Sub Zero Temp Bar

    by reinansanc Written Sep 18, 2007

    There is a Russian Restaurant were you can go into a freezer and drink multiple types of Vodka. This is definitely one of the must stop places in Hong Kong. They have multiple fur coats for the ladies that are dressed to impress so do not worry about dressing warm to be able to make it at this bar.
    If you do not like the freezer you can always go to the restaurant and eat some really delicious Russian food.

    Dress Code: Does not matter and don't forget they have fur coats for you to wear.

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    Lan Kwai Fong: The Hottest Nightspot in Town

    by bpacker Written Aug 29, 2007

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    Honestly, I won't do Hong Kong's nightlife any justice if I didn't mention Lan Kwai Fong, a steep narrow street crammed with bars and beautiful people, most of them who are tourists and expats. Yes, they very folks who are prepared to spend the equivilent of the GDP of a small country as they make merry here. The most popular joint is of course, Insomnia (38-44 D'Aguilar St), they have a Filipino live band which starts playing from 1030pm onwards. It gets really really crowded when they start playing.

    Dress Code: It seems that the folks here abide by the universal clubbing dress code. Wear as little as possible if you're a gal and something casually expensive if you're a guy.

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    Lan Kwai Fong: the night is young and restless

    by papul Written Aug 15, 2007

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    lan kwai fong is a tourists delight when it comes to night clubs and pubbing. I am a sucker for places with live music. and in hong kong, there is no dearth of places with live music!!! and at LKF, the choices are endless!! so i headed out to insomnia. brilliant service. local bands belting out hit after hit, and a tad expensive, but great smoky ambience. was there for almost 6 hours and then tottered out after consumption of some serious amounts of liqour. the crowd was a mix of local chinese youngsters and a lot of expats. great place to walk into on your trip to LKF. the place opens at 6pm. but the action starts only at around 8pm or later. the nite i was there there was no space to move!!! always a good sign... have many embarrasing photos from that night that i am not going to put up : )
    the other place which is a cracker of a joint is Dusk till dawn!!! and boy this place was like a can of sardines... but all happy people!!

    Dress Code: anything goes

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    Lan Kwai Fong: Bar George

    by dejavu2gb Updated May 25, 2007

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    Upon walking in Bar George you get the impression that its a British Bar, as it has that feel to it. But its a bit different as its got a bit of a contemporaty touch to it. This was normally our first stop after a long day of siteseeing, you walk in off the street feeling very very hot, into the very nicely air-conditioned bar, really cools you down and gets you on the mood for your first beer.
    Its divided into 3 parts:
    The first part is close to the street level and good if you want to do some people watching, the middle section has booths which are good for those wanting to dine, and then the back section is close to the dance floor where all the action happens.
    The staff are very friendly and you are served very quickly. They also have a happy hour every day from 3pm until 9pm.

    Dress Code: You will be in the presence of suited and booted city workers, but they are not strict and will allow you to enter if you are wearing jeans and trainers.

    Bar George
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