The cobblestone road between D'aguilar Street and Wyndham Street houses a cheerful collection of unique restaurants, delicatessens and bars.
Lan Kwai Fong is a popular nightlife area, attracting thousands of visitors and locals alike.
Street carnivals are held in the Lan Kwai Fong area, at Halloween and on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
If you want to have a fab time, head to Lan Kwai Fong, its on Hong Kong Island, and a short walk from the closest MTR Station (Central). Its a area packed with nice bars and restaurants. They all have Happy Hour up until about 8pm at night, and some have it till later, guaranteed a fabulous time!!
Dress Code: Loads of businessmen go there for a quick drink after work so they are dressed in their work attire, but as we were on holiday there, we went wearing jeans and T-Shirts, and it was not a problem at all.
Whenever I visit Hong Kong, I usually make an effort to go and visit D26. Its one of my favourite places to go for a drink when in Lan Kwai Fong.
Their happy hour is from 3pm until 9pm, and that includes cocktails, and their cocktails are very very tasty!
The staff are very friendly and as we were regular visitors, we were greeted with a smile every time we walked in there.
Dress Code: They dont have a dress code. You will encounter people wearing suits going for a after work drink, but dont let that put you off. We went in wearing jeans and t-shirts and it was acceptable.
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.
Al's Diner in Lan Kwai Fong, is a nice place to wind down after a long day of sight seeing, they have a happy hour, and their cocktails are very very nice, and if you have had your fair bit of Oriental cuisine, you can always have a burger and fries there, their food is very tasty!
Tucked away down a tiny side street, gecko is a great place for private parties (birthday party) and cozzy after-dinner watering hole.
Good DJ on Sat night. You can dance the night out with hip crowd. Drinks little cheaper than other dancing places. And... they serve the famous Absinte!!!
Live jazz on Tue and Wd nights... however, I found the place is too small for live jazz, and a bit too noisy for that.
Lan Kwai Fong is home to a bunch of bars and restaurants. This is where you'll find all the foreigners hanging out eating, drinking, and... well, drinking. It's a great place for live bands and really convenient for bar hopping!
Dress Code: From casual, to semi-formal, to just plain sexy!
Lan Kwai Fong, a tiny area of Central with relaxed drinking hours and a vast concentration of bars and restaurants are the main hideout for many expats.
Opening hours in Hong Kong vary by location. Some Lan Kwai Fong venues stay open all night
Located in the centre of Lan Kwai Fong, C Club plays "Sexy house” which is the signature style of music. There will also be variations of music ranging from R&B to Soul to Latino throughout the week with the occasional live bands and singers. A state-of-the-art music system and retro-feel dance floor lighting completes the experience.
A favorite place of one of my companions that night, we came here for the singing. I chickened out and well havent lived it down since as everyone tells me they hear me singing all the time so why didn't i just do it then.
good question. i should have.
western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars, Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane just a stone's throw above Central's cluster of skyscrapers. nearby lanes are also buzzing with bistros and pubs in what is Hong Kong's trendiest nightlife area.
stroll along Hollywood Road and you'll soon discover Hong Kong's "SoHo", the area "South of Hollywood Road". the neighbourhood offers a wide range of upmarket eateries and watering holes congregated mainly on Staunton, Shelley and Elgin streets. here, you'll enjoy international fare from New Orleans to Nepal, Mexico to Malaysia, Provence to Portugal. above SoHo is the Mid-Levels, an exclusive residential area built on the lower slopes of Victoria Peak. the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest covered outdoor escalator system in the world, provides easy access to and from downtown, as well as fascinating insights into the diverse street life.
Dress Code: well, just up to you.
if you want to chill-out in the cosy stuff, smart causal is alright. if you want to date someone out, dress-up might be better. mostly, jeans and sportwears are acceptable. but i believe smart causal is much better.
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!
Mon - Thurs: 11am - 2am
Fri + Sat: 11am - 4am
Sundays: 11am - 1am
Happy Hour: 3pm - 9pm daily
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.
If your are a party animal or would like to grab a few drinks amidst the bustling crowd, Lan Kwai Fong is the place for you. Lan Kwai Fong is always jammed packed when the sun goes down. You will be spolit for choice walking down the long stretch of pubs. Surprisingly, the ratio of locals to foriegners/expats is like 1:5
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.