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At the very top floor of the legendary Peninsula Hotel, The China Clipper is part bar, part museum: it's designed to evoke old-time planes (back in the days of sleeper berths and dining rooms) and ... read more
This used to be Rice Bar, a legendary gay and lesbian hangout—its owner was also a successful architect, interior designer, and floral stylist, and one of its bartenders went on to become a f... read more
Like Beijing and its hutongs, Hong Kong has a thorny relationship with its historical, crumble-like-a-cake-any-minute-now buildings. This three-story pre-war pawn shop, one of the most visible and ... read more
Electro, drum n' bass, tech-house, breaks and beats — this place has been the pioneer in local indie techno. Go for the music, because why else come to a teensy-weensy pod lit with orange lig... read more
Rick's Cafe is practically an old lady (as it were) on the Hong Kong nightlife scene, as it's been around for a while and played host to all manner of different scenes. Anything there is yours for ... read more
You have to try karaoke when you’re in this city. OK, so it’s the Japanese who invented it, but Hong Kong made it into a craze. And although it’s the mainland Chinese who&rsquo... read more
Despite the name, this venerable club opened in 1982, 15 years before the handover to China. Madonna and Alain Delon used to kick back with a cocktail here, but ’97 is no longer for A-listers... read more
This is the queen bee of the gay venues, a legendary dance club that’s just known as “PP” to regulars. The entrance is hard to find—on a dingy alleyway full of cockroaches&m... read more
It stands for Does Your Mother Know, and if she doesn’t, is she missing out? Maybe. Opened in 2009, this relatively new entry into the gay scene is a tasteful and comfortable club with a larg... read more
Pretty much Hong Kong’s only other bohemian hangout besides the Fringe Club and Club 71. Senses has a speakeasy feel inside a small and narrow pre-war building, and its first-floor lounge int... read more
There’s always a line of girls outside. On the weekends they colonize this handsomely designed dual-level treasure. Once the drinks start-a-flowing and the beat starts-a-pumping, the place... read more
Smoky, dingy, boisterous and claustrophobically enclosed club. It has two big dance floors often packed for exclusive hip-hop or b-boy events. No décor to speak of, but if you’re a boo... read more
Le Jardin is hard to find. It is little more than a covered terrace perched on a hillside reinforced by cement above and behind Lan Kwai Fong. But the mellow, breezy feel is what makes this bar an ... read more
Stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. I’m a Viking! Well, FINDS doesn’t exactly display the colonizing tendencies of Leif Ericson, but rather the Scandinavian qualiti... read more
A pool hall at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, started by a group of young Chinese Americans — actors, DJs, and entrepreneurs. Racks is not your traditional billiards club, full of hustlers and r... read more
On June 4th, 1989, China’s Communist Party massacred hundreds of people in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Two years later, Hong Kong, the center of the democratic movement and the hub of o... read more
You’ll think you’re in the wrong place if you’ve never been here — judging from the modest elevator lobby you might feel like you’re visiting dad's accountant — ... read more
If you have to drink at a hotel bar, do it here. But make sure you look like Brad Pitt or Gwyneth Paltrow, or you won’t feel at home. I’ve never heard anybody say, “Hey, let&rsquo... read more
This is where all the people who party go to party—the young and the rich, the indefatigable stars, the after-dark pop singers, the wandering models. Two marble-white carousel horses in the b... read more
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At the very top floor of the legendary Peninsula Hotel, The China C...