Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Jen Paolini.
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet—it’s the perfect time to hit the roof! One of the best things about living in Hong Kong is being able to sip on a cocktail (or three) at one of the city’s many amazing rooftop bars. So why not take wining and dining to new heights and head to one of these fabulous hangouts? Here’s a toast to you!
Located on top of one of the city’s hottest new arts venue, Piqniq is a dining terrace that is open throughout the day, serving all-day dining and late-night bar menus.
Putting a huge emphasis on design, the centrepiece of the whole venue would be the massive, polka-dotted pumpkin created by Yayoi Kusama, which is the first thing you see when you step out of the lift.
There are beanbags, wooden stools, greenery, and strings of lights that add to the adventurous outdoor atmosphere as well. Make sure you try one of their Piqniq Baskets (starting from $198) or their signature Wagyu Sando ($428)!
Piqniq, Rooftop, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 5200 1683
This half indoor, half alfresco restaurant claims to bring the world’s best pizza to Hong Kong! This unique venture’s rooftop faces the Tai Kwun artistic district and is a great place to go for a drink if you don’t want to be trapped in the rowdy streets of Soho below. Their in-house bartender Giancarlo Mancino whips up classic Italian cocktails with a twist for you; pair it with some of their finest pizzas and you’re all set!
Kytaly, 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2808 1961
Nesting on the top of the Murray and overlooking the whole of Admiralty and Central, Popinjays is a contemporary lifestyle rooftop restaurant and bar that is a must-go for anyone who is on the hunt for beautiful aesthetics.
Their rooftop bar surrounds their entire restaurant, so you can move from city view to mountain view in just a couple of steps. Designed by acclaimed architect Andre Fu and his team, you can be sure that every corner of the hotel (including the rooftop) is an Instagrammable spot!
Popinjays, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central | (+852) 3141 8888
Right outside of ICHU Peru is a secret garden known as ICHU Terraza that rocks Peruvian vibes. Inspired by the mountainous terrain of South America, the design of the furniture mimics the natural rock formation of Peru’s scenic landscapes, adding in modern touches like a DJ set at the far end of the bar.
This inner-city oasis is surrounded by lush greenery, so you don’t even feel like your in the heart of the financial district. Try their signature Ichu Pisco Sour ($120) and bounce along to some Peruvian beats!
ICHU, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2477 7717
Fancy a steak with your view? We can’t think of a better spot to tuck into some juicy beef than this dazzling 31st-floor bar in the heart of Wan Chai. With its jaw-dropping views, comfy lounge seating, and soft lighting, Wooloomooloo is an ideal spot to soak up the city vibes, with a refreshing glass of wine and a delicious cut.
Don’t be put off by its location—despite being in bustling Wan Chai, this popular spot has a more relaxed atmosphere than other rooftop bars in the city and a pretty sweet view of Happy Valley Racecourse too!
Wooloomooloo, 31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2893 6960
Undoubtedly home to one of the best views of Hong Kong’s dazzling skyline and (if you get your timing right) the Symphony of Lights laser show, Sevva boasts an outdoor terrace that oozes sophistication. Scattered with illuminated furniture and cushioned couches fit for royalty, this popular venue takes glamour to a whole new level.
Perfect for schmoozing clients, impressing visitors, or celebrating a very special occasion, this stylish hotspot boasts some of the finest signature cocktails Hong Kong has to offer, served alongside top-notch fusion cuisine. They have recently completed a four-month renovation and are back in business, more beautiful than ever. Life doesn’t get much better than this!
Sevva, 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central | (+852) 2537 1388
With stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong Island, and front row seats to the Symphony of Lights laser show, Eyebar earns a well-deserved spot on our list of the best rooftop bars the city has to offer.
Of course, the range of gorgeous cocktails available on the menu helps too—who wouldn’t love sipping on a Suzie Wrong on a huge 30th-floor terrace atop the iSquare shopping mall? If you’re more of a beer or martini drinker, though, head there for Sunset Hour on weekdays and enjoy hefty discounts on your favourite tipples.
Eyebar, 30/F, iSquare Shopping Mall, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2487 3988
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of central Hong Kong, but still want a killer view, then slip away to the slinky rooftop bar at Sugar on the eastern end of the island. Located on the 32nd floor of the EAST Hotel, this venue boasts an enormous outdoor terrace, comfy low sofas and armchairs, and some pretty chic cocktails to boot.
What could be sweeter than sipping on a Rosy Smile or Passionate Dragon as you relax to some electronic DJ beats and lap up the breathtaking views of North Point, Quarry Bay, and Tai Tam? Head there between 5.30 pm and 7 pm on weekdays to enjoy $68 vodka cocktails and wine during the Sundowners happy hour.
Sugar, 32/F, East Hotel, 29 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo | (+852) 3968 3738
Step out onto the lush, tropical terrace at Honi Honi and you’ll feel a million miles away from Hong Kong’s urban jungle. Located in the heart of the city on Wellington Street, this cheeky tiki terrace is the perfect spot to kick back to some tribal beats and escape the metropolis with a cocktail in hand.
Honi Honi boasts the most expansive list of rums imaginable and more than enough delicious Polynesian-themed cocktails to get you in the summer spirit. Be warned though, they’re devilishly moreish... and how could anyone resist a Honi Honi Kiss? Larger parties can opt for the Freaking Pineapple punch, which serves up to eight people, or the insanely huge Around The World, which caters for 12.
Honi Honi, 3/F, Sompteux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2353 0885
Perched on the 27th floor of the Park Lane hotel, SKYE boats an 8,000 square-foot space that includes three private rooms and an outside deck complete with illuminated bar. Set against a backdrop of Victoria Harbour and Victoria Park, this vibrant hot spot invites guests to sip on tantalising cocktails and soak up the ambience as the in-house DJ spins the decks.
The drinks menu is just as playful as the decor, serving up delights such as the 50 Shades of Earl Grey and the Jade’s Dragon Breath, made with liquid nitrogen. There’s also an impressive wine list from the old and new world for those with more conservative tastes.
SKYE, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2839 3327