Tired of having the same martini at the same Soho bar that plays the same electro beats? Then it’s a good thing we’ve rounded up the hottest five new bars and clubs in Hong Kong for you to bring your party to… you never know, one of these might end up as your new Christmas party venue!
You won’t have to make the hike in stilettos up to Elgin because Mella is right in the heart of LKF! Going for a glam party vibe, the spacious dance floor is illuminated by LED spotlights that change colours to the music; expect club-friendly top 40s beats by DJs like Ulysses and Doze, all banged out on Mella’s top notch sound system. It looks like they’ll also be getting a photo booth soon too – could this be the next Volar? You’ll just have to come try a mella-tini on their Thursday Ladies’ Night and find out!
Mella Flat A, F & G, 1/F, 17-19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
9720 0053 www.mella.hk
*UPDATE: Pulp has had a revamp and is now known as 6 Degrees – find out more here!*
Adding to the hustle of Wyndham Street and replacing the somewhat dingy Pickled Pelican pub, this new Café Deco baby spans a whopping 4,000 square feet over two floors. You’ll definitely be able to find a nook of your own on one of their U-shaped sofas or blue leather couches on the patio, whilst those looking for more action can make their way to the dancefloor after downing a delish signature cocktail – try the Pulped Fruit Daiquiri (rum, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) or Crème Brulee (rum, frangelico, cacao, cream, ice-cream and Baileys) for size. The rest of the bars on Wyndham better look out, Pulp is serious competition!
Pulp G/F & 1/F, 55 Wyndham St., Hong Kong
2868 6026 www.cafedecogroup.com/outlet.php?oid=52&name=Pulp
One of London’s most exclusive clubs is heading East to HK! Boujis, the playground of the rich and famous, is bringing their love of luxury to the 852 with their trademark blend of drinks, entertainment and service. This is set to become the new hub for knowing drinkers, with a unique drinks list featuring creative cocktails (we’re eyeing the Hong Kong Hustler and Crack Baby), bespoke brands, their own house champers and quirky spirits like potato vodka and apple gin for you to enjoy alongside Boujis’ DJ beats. The club will be decked out British aristocracy style with a metropolitan twist, so stay tuned for the arrival of London’s most iconic members-only club this October… and let’s hope Prince Harry makes a Hong Kong stop-off sometime soon!
Boujis 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central
Taboo is a bar of two halves! Located high above the rest of Arbnuthnot Road, Taboo’s façade resembles an old mansion, giving way to a vintage apothecary inside. Venture further in and you’ll find a classic French salon washed in angelic white (check out the grand piano on the ceiling!) while you sip on their signature cocktails like Stairway to Heaven (champagne, almond, raspberry caviar) or the Down the Rabbit Hole shooter (a caviar bubble of Jagermeister with a shot of Red Bull). Descend into their basement and you will find a more sensual sinful space with silky textures and soft red lighting where you can look for a dance mate to revel away the night with!
Taboo G/F,, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central
2537 6163 www.taboo.com.hk
+852 Flair Cocktail Bar
It’s all about the drinks at this self-proclaimed cocktail bar. Up the road from The Fringe Club and replacing Hush, +852 boasts a homey atmosphere of red and black velvety ottomans complete with a mini patio outside. This is a place for having a chill-out sesh with the girls as you listen to some soul or hip hop and try bartender-turned-boss Alexandre Chatte’s signature cocktails. Bar staff can whip these up to your exact demands (we were presented with a summery mocktail delight after giving the sole directive ‘fruity’!) whilst house favourites are the Fig Manhattan, Shizoni and Sichuan Chocolate Martini… So make yourself comfy because you’re gonna want to try every single one of his concoctions!
+852 Flair Cocktail Bar G/F, 2 Glenealy Road, Central
2537 2281 www.facebook.com/pages/852-Flair-Cocktail-Bar/377725995603654
So if it’s been a while since you’ve been out (ahem Rach!), then these new bars will surely give you a reason to hit the streets of LKF again… even if it means calling in sick the next morning!