The Sam Willows share their favourite nightlife spots in Hong Kong
Nestled along Hollywood Road, Visage One is the ultimate nightlife spot. Barbershop by day, and quiet music enclave by night for indie musicians, the destination is warm and intimate, all thanks to the vision of its owner, Banky, who developed it to be a space for great music. Visit this gorgeous hidden gem to experience a different side of the bustling city — the vibe is unexpectedly electric.
SKYE Rooftop Bar and Restaurant boasts one of Hong Kong's best views, atmosphere, and drinks. The stunning bar overlooks the Victoria Harbour, which makes it one of the best places to revel in the backdrop of the sunset. Coupled with contemporary French cuisine, bespoke-designed cocktails, and pulsating beats spun by an in-house DJ, this 8,000 sq ft space will deliver a night to remember.
Temple Street Night Market
For the true local experience, head down to Temple Street Night Market. This late-night haunt opens till about midnight daily and is one of the most vibrant street markets in Hong Kong. Expect a wide range of eclectic and unique items — from electronics and trinkets to clothes and antiques. Stop for a rest at one of the food stalls and savour hearty local treats. What's more? You can even get your fortune told, or soak in a cultural opera performance.
Causeway Bay is another go-to nightlife destination because it plays host to a good number of excellent supper spots and most notably, Sun Fat Congee Shop, which serves delicious congee in the setting of timeless décor. This trendy neighbourhood on Hong Kong Island also makes for a quintessential shopping experience as all spectrums of fashion converge here — there's street markets and high-end shops alike.
Don't leave Hong Kong without popping in at Amazake, a Japanese izakaya bar located in the heart of Central. Offering exquisite interpretations on Japanese cuisine, it alludes to the modern, hip dining scene in Hong Kong and boasts a wide range of sakes and unusual cocktails. Our favourite? The Kingsway — made with whiskey, cinnamon, lemon juice, and drizzled with bits of honey and maple syrup. Also serving up specialty sushi and rice bowls, Amazake definitely hits the spot if you're looking to switch up your palate from the local Cantonese cuisine.