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Where to Find the Best Salsa Nights in Hong Kong

Summertime, and the living’s easy… As the temperatures in Hong Kong continue to rise, burn off the calories and burn up the dance floor at one of the many salsa nights around town. Got two left feet? That’s okay—bring your mates and dance the night away anyway!



Monday

rula bula monday salsa

Rúla Búla

Shake off the Monday blues at Rúla Búla. Hosted by Dance with Style, this is Hong Kong’s longest-running salsa party. Entry is free and includes a Los Angeles-style salsa lesson that involves friendly dancers from all levels. Stick around to party afterwards as DJ Javed takes the deck to spin Latin dance tunes ’til late.

When: Every Monday from 8pm
Where: Rúla Búla, G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong | (+852) 6031 2116
Cover charge: Free entry, minimum purchase of 2 drinks


Mazu

Zouk is a partner dance originating from Brazil, whereby dancers dance to a 1-2-3 (or quick-quick-slow) rhythm to more upbeat music. Zouk Hong Kong hosts a zouk night at Mazu every Monday—perfect for first-timers or those who just want to dance. Follow their page for more details.

When: Every Monday from 9pm
Where: Mazu, UG/F, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2782 5337
Cover charge: HK$130, inclusive of one drink


Tuesday

Forbes 36 Sports Bar & Grill

Noche de Salsa is another event hosted by Dance with Style, so if you miss Monday night’s festivities, get down to Forbes 36 Sports Bar & Grill for a second chance at getting your groove on. Interested in more than just salsa? Bachata classes are also held on Tuesday nights, so dancers can switch things up.

When: Every Tuesday from 8pm
Where: Forbes 36 Sports Bar & Grill, G/F, 36 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong | (+852) 2813 5335
Cover charge: Free entry, minimum purchase of 2 drinks


artist house kizomba salsa

Photo credits to Coach Davis via Facebook

⋈ The Artist House ⋈

Unlike most Afro-Latin dances, Kizomba has no basic step to follow and instead places an emphasis on close partner connection and grounded movements. Coach Davis teaches a Kizomba Fusion class at 9pm every Tuesday at hip craft beer bar The Artist House. It’s a guaranteed good time as well as a change of pace.

When: Every Tuesday at 9pm
Where: The Artist House
, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2658 8818
Book:
$120, inclusive of 1 drink


volar salsa night tuesday

Photo credits: DanceTrinity events via Facebook

VOLAR

Hosted by DanceTrinity, Viva La Salsa is another one of Hong Kong’s stalwart salsa nights. Those who have been to Volar will know that space is limited, so get down early to save you and your friends the prime spot for showing off your steps. Drinks are 50% off all night to help you stay motivated—and well hydrated.

When: Every Tuesday at 8pm
Where: VOLAR
, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Book:
$150 inclusive of 2 drinks


Kafnu

Across the harbour at the stylish Kerry Hotel is a Cuban Salsa-focused class and party hosted by a local Meetup group of salsa enthusiasts. Bring your own drinks and get settled in for some dirty dancing straight out of Havana Nights. Check the Meetup page for more details.

When: Every Tuesday at 8pm
Where: Kafnu
, 2/F, The Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom
Book: $100


Wednesday

mazu bachata wednesday

Photo credits to Bachata Obsession Hong Kong

Mazu

Get over hump day at this mid-week Bachata party hosted by Shirley Kent of Bachata Obsession Hong Kong. Share your best tips and moves at the 8.30pm practice session then get low, low, low on the dancefloor with Bachata enthusiasts from all walks of life from 9.30pm onwards. Check their Facebook page for more details.

When: Every Wednesday at 8.30pm
Where: Mazu, UG/F, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2782 5337
Cover charge: $100 inclusive of 1 drink


Thursday

A Tavola Bar & Grill

Head over to Lantau Island for a night of delicious dinner and dancing hosted by Dance with Style. Brush up on your moves in class at 8:30pm then chill out on the gorgeous seafront terrace to the hottest Latin tunes.

When: Every Thursday at 8pm
Where: A Tavola Bar & Grill, Shop E&F, G/F, Seaview Crescent Plaza, Tung Chung | (+852) 2321 5500
Book: Free entry, minimum purchase of 2 drinks.


salsa picada

Picada

Salsa Caliente Thursdays return this summer with a class taught by Franky ‘The Salsaman’ Wong at 8pm on the terrace oasis, followed by a salsa set by DJ German Perez on the main floor. Latin percussion band Tropishow will be performing live to really enhance the Latin experience with their congas and timbales.

When: Every Thursday at 8pm
Where: Picada, 2/F, 29 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central 
Cover charge: $100 inclusive of 1 drink


Friday & Saturday

Picada

Picada keeps the Latin vibes going all weekend with Afro-Latin beats on the terrace and an impromptu dancefloor on the main floor. $38 happy hour drinks are available on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm to kick your weekend off. Party begins at 8pm on Friday and 11pm on Saturday. Check their Facebook page for more details.


afrolatin dance saturday
Photo credits to Jimmy Leung Photography via HKizz Faecbook page

Richmond Plaza

Get in the studio to dance your night away at the Afro-Latin Party presented by Simon from Zouk Hong Kong and Yvonne and Iris of the HKizz team. Workshops for different styles begin around 9pm, so keep an eye out on Facebook for more details. Be sure to hit ‘going’ on the event page for $20 off your cover charge!

When: First and third Saturdays of each month at 10pm
Where: Richmond Plaza, 11/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
Cover charge: $130 inclusive of drinks and snacks


Sunday

Mazu

Round off your week back at Mazu with Franky ‘The Salsaman’ Wong and his HK Salsa Community co-founder Chris. Salsaman Sunday Salsa and Las Noches Locas’ welcomes all styles of salsa. Join them at 7.30pm for two simultaneous classes of Sensual Bachata and Salsa Open level, with an optional rueda class at 6.30pm for experienced salsa lovers. Check Franky’s Facebook page for more details.

When: Every Sunday at 7:30pm
Where: Mazu, UG/F, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2782 5337
Cover charge: $100 inclusive of 1 drink, $80 additional for rueda class


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