30 May, 2024
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Top Rooftop Bars And Alfresco Terraces In Hong Kong

30 May, 2024
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Rooftop bars and alfresco terraces offer the perfect respite for an urban jungle escape. Whether it’s for post-work tipples, celebrating a special occasion or just because, here’s where to go for sundowners with a view…

Whether you’re after dinner with a view, or just want a spot to sit for happy hour and watch the world go by (with a million-dollar harbour view too), having your bar table perched on top of a rooftop is just something else. Whatever your priority (location, ambience, rooftop views or top-tier cocktails), there really is something for everyone. Scroll through for our pick of the best rooftop bars and alfresco terraces across Hong Kong. We’ll cheer to that!

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Cardinal Point – Rooftop bar in Central with unrivalled skyline and harbour views

Cardinal Point at Forty-Five is where your evenings get a serious upgrade! This chic venue, led by John Nugent of The Diplomat, boasts a stunning alfresco terrace offering unparalleled views of Central’s skyline and Victoria Harbour. Whether you’re in the mood for sundowners or classic cocktails, Cardinal Point’s creative drinks programme celebrates global flavours with a twist. Perfect for large gatherings of up to 350 guests, this rooftop hotspot promises nights filled with dazzling views, live music, and the best golden hour vibes in the city!

Cardinal Point, Forty-Five, 43-45/F, Gloucester Tower, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3501 8560, www.cardinalpoint.com.hk

rooftop bars ALTO

ALTO – Daily happy hour with sky-high views in Causeway Bay

With an unbeatable view from the 31st floor of V Point Tower in Causeway Bay, this rooftop steakhouse also draws its crowds for the cocktails lovers looking for a stellar view. With its sleek interiors and extensive menus, ALTO remains a favourite. Happy hour runs daily from 5pm to 7pm, with drinks starting at $68.

ALTO, Room 401, 4/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, Central, Hong Kong, 2219 6800, www.sandshospitality.com/alto

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rooftop bars Cruise

Cruise – Hidden rooftop gem in North Point

Swap the hustle and bustle of Central for sundowners in North Point. Found on the 23rd floor of Hyatt Centric, this hidden gem offers panoramic views and a spacious outdoor terrace – check and check! As for the concoctions, there are plenty of options that’ll suit all taste buds.

Cruise, 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong, 3896 9898, www.hyatt.com

rooftop bars Kaboom

KABOOM – Rooftop bar with tropical vibes in Tsim Sha Tsui

Come for the shisha, fusion bites and creative cocktails, stay for the views and tropical vibes! The comically named drinks are mostly on the lighter side, perfect for a relaxing afternoon watching the sunset. If you ask us, we always go for Life Sucks, Let’s Get Drunk, Damn Pissed Off! and If Not Now, When?.

KABOOM, 20/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3708 8114, www.instagram.com/kaboom.hk

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Sunset Grill – Unique rooftop experience with locally themed cocktails in Tung Chung

For those craving a unique experience, Sunset Grill on the 19th floor of Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung is the rooftop bar to visit. This gem offers jaw-dropping views of the Hong Kong International Airport and Tung Chung, paired with unobstructed ocean vistas. Sip on locally themed cocktails or refreshing mocktails – perfect for non-drinkers – while soaking in the sunset. There’s definitely a distinct charm in watching planes take off and land, offering an escape from the usual hustle.

Sunset Grill, 19/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2535 0025, www.sunsetgrill.hk

rooftop bars Faye

Faye – Vibrant party scene reminiscent of CÉ LA VI in Lan Kwai Fong

The goldies who remember the CÉ LA VI days perched on top of California Tower, will want to head to Faye, especially for pre-game. Although the drinks may be on the pricer side, the party scene here will get you pumped up for sure. No matter the time of the day, this rooftop bar’s charm is undivided.

Faye, 25-26/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3619 4282, www.instagram.com/faye.hkg

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Popinjays – Upscale rooftop venue with a sprawling terrace lounge

Set on the top floor of The Murray, this rooftop restaurant and bar is one of Hong Kong’s finest, serving up a modern European-inspired menu along with an impressive beverage selection. While Popinjays’ restaurant has stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, a must-visit is the 420-square-metre rooftop wrap-around terrace, complete with inviting lounge chairs, comfortable couches, and unparalleled views of The Peak, Central Hong Kong, and its surrounding parks.

Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, 3141 8888, www.niccolohotels.com

rooftop bars Red Sugar

Red Sugar – Stellar skyline views with an impressive drink selection in Hung Hom

Located within the Kerry Hotel, this rooftop bar offers one of the best views of the Hong Kong skyline. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an upscale event, the 270-degree view is a welcome backdrop. Red Sugar is home to an impressive collection of craft beers, an extensive wine selection, oak barrel-aged cocktails and innovative bar snacks, which can be enjoyed in the Andre Fu-designed bar or out on the spacious rooftop terrace.

Red Sugar, 8 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5281www.shangri-la.com

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rooftop bars ICHU Terraza

ICHU Terraza – Urban jungle inspired alfresco terrace in Central

Did you know that modern Peruvian restaurant ICHU has a beautiful outdoor rooftop space? Terraza is ICHU’s urban-jungle-inspired rooftop terrace. The al fresco spot hosts weekly DJ performances, along with regular happy hours (including offers on shisha), right in the heart of Central.

Sassy Tip: Looking for that rooftop ambience without those rooftop prices? ICHU’s happy hour can be enjoyed on weekdays from 3pm to 6pm, and includes house beers and wines, along with selected signature cocktails.

ICHU Terraza, 3F, H Queens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2477 7717, www.ichu.com.hk/terraza

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OZONE – World’s highest rooftop bar with panoramic night views

Drink among the clouds at the highest rooftop bar in the world! Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, this rooftop lounge is as much a tourist attraction as it is a sleek (and somewhat pricey) watering hole. OZONE’s open-air rooftop terrace is the perfect spot to survey the sparkling lights of Hong Kong.

OZONE, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com

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Cadillac Bar & Grill – Mexican-American rooftop escape with affordable happy hour

Saddle up for a wild ride at Cadillac Bar & Grill, the ultimate rooftop escape in Causeway Bay’s Hysan Place! This expansive bar captures the spirit of Mexican-American cuisine and transports you straight to the sun-soaked beaches and fiestas of the Wild West. Don’t miss its happy hour from 2pm to 7pm on weekdays, where drinks start at just $18 and only go up $10 each hour.

Cadillac Bar & Grill, Shop 718-719, 7/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2521 2322, elgrande.com.hk

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Terrible Baby – Kowloon’s rooftop gem with creative cocktails and casual vibes

Proving that great rooftop bars can be found on the “dark side” too, Eaton HK’s Terrible Baby is one of our favourite Kowloon spots for drinks. Here you’ll find a beautiful garden terrace with urban views overlooking Jordan. In addition to the casual rooftop vibes, don’t sleep on the creative cocktails on offer here, crafted by Bar Manager Axel Gonzalez.

Terrible Baby, 4/F Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2710 1866, www.terriblebaby.com

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ZUMA – Legendary free-flow brunch with an open-air terrace in Central

Found right in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central, ZUMA’s rooftop garden terrace is an al fresco city oasis surrounded by skyscrapers. The relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere is perfect for everything from casual drinks to special occasion dinners, with this rooftop restaurant and bar offering both high-quality sushi dishes and inventive cocktails. On warm weather weekends, we love sitting out on the chic open-air terrace and tucking into ZUMA’s legendary free-flow brunch.

ZUMA, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388, www.zumarestaurant.com

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SKYE – Convenient spot in a bustling area with sweeping city and waterfront views

Found on the 27th floor of The Park Lane Hong Kong hotel, this rooftop restaurant and bar has you covered on all fronts, including food, drinks and views. It’s right opposite Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, and comes with panoramic vistas of Hong Kong’s skyline and waterfront.

SKYE, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2293 8888, www.parklane.com.hk

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rooftop bars Sugar

Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge) – Rooftop bar with umbrella-covered sofas in Tai Koo

Located on the 32nd floor of the EAST Hotel, this spacious rooftop bar and lounge has a different view of Hong Kong from every angle. Sugar’s drinks menu features an extensive selection of martinis and mojitos, amongst all sorts of delicious cocktails and draft beers. Settle under the umbrella-covered sofas on the rooftop patio (with an order of truffle French fries!) for a perfect lazy evening.

Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge), 32/F, East Hotel, 29 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong, 3968 3738, www.easthotels.com

rooftop bars Wav

Wav Rooftop – 270-degree vistas from H Code rooftop in Central

Taking over the former Carbon space, this rooftop bar in H Code offers stunning 270-degree views of the city and Mid-Levels’ sparkling lights. Whether you’re perched at the standing tables near the harbor or lounging under plush cabanas with friends, WAV promises a night of relaxation and vibes. Sip on fruity cocktails, fine wine, and champagne as you soak in the breathtaking scenery.

Wav Rooftop, 26/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/wavrooftop.hk

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Eyebar – Nautical decor and ambience in Kowloon

Searching for drinks with a view in Kowloon? This marine-themed rooftop restaurant and bar has you covered. Bag a seat on Eyebar’s expansive outdoor rooftop patio and treat yourself to the signature “Suzie Wrong” cocktail. Don’t miss the chance to soak in the glittering skyline over expertly mixed cocktails at this scenic spot.

Eyebar, 30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2487 3988, www.elite-concepts.com

rooftop bars Portico

Portico (at Spiga) – Relaxed ambiance with Italian bites in Central

Attached to Italian eatery Spiga, this sprawling al-fresco rooftop terrace is one of our favourite casual drink spots in Hong Kong. With its relaxed ambiance and convenient location right by Central MTR Exit D, Portico is a winning combination. In addition to an array of drinks, this rooftop bar serves bar snacks like pizza and antipasti to complement the liquid refreshments.

Sassy Tip: For an ideal experience, ask for the cosy hanging chairs on the far left of the terrace, pair your drink with truffle pizza, and get ready to soak in the alfresco vibes.

Portico (at Spiga), LHT Tower Podium, 3/F, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.spiga.com.hk

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rooftop bars La Rambla

La Rambla by Catalunya – Outdoor area with imported Spanish furnishings

Though technically not a rooftop, La Rambla features a generous outdoor area overlooking the harbour that feels miles away from ifc mall. Expect imported Spanish furnishings, moreish tapas and a killer drinks menu (hello sangria!).

Sassy Tip: Happy hour runs from 3pm to 8pm, Mondays to Fridays, and includes drinks from just $75.

La Rambla, 3071-73, 3/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2661 1161, www.larambla.hk

Top Town – Lavish chandeliers and art deco flair

Not your average rooftop bar, Top Town’s lavish chandeliers are just the cherry on top, combined with stunning panoramic views of Central. The art-deco-inspired American Seafood Bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating and is perfect for casual lunches and late-night cocktails.

Top Town, 31/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2133 5769www.oro-toptown.com/top-town

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More Rooftop Bars And Al-Fresco Terraces In Hong Kong

With a skyline like Hong Kong there really are endless options for a rooftop drink! Here are some more picks around the city.

    • aqua – This iconic Hong Kong restaurant has relocated to the brand new H Zentre. Kick off your evening with a cocktail on the alfresco terrace. www.aqua.com.hk
    • Duddells – With a drink on the Duddells rooftop terrace you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Central. www.duddells.co
    • The Envoy – Rooftop terrace restaurant and bar in The Pottinger Hotel, Central. www.theenvoy.hk
    • The Garage – Head over to the Cordis Hotel in Mong Kok for this Food Truck and Craft Beer themed rooftop bar. www.cordishotels.com/the-garage-bar
    • Harbourside Grill – Head to this TST rooftop bar for a sundowner on the alfresco terrace and be treated to unparalleled views of the Hong Kong Island skyline. www.sandshospitality.com/harbourside-grill
    • HYC – Grab a gin-based cocktail and take in the 360° view from this rooftop bar and shisha lounge. www.hychongkong.com

Editor’s Note: “Top 20 Rooftop Bars And Al-Fresco Terraces In Hong Kong” was most recently updated in May 2024 by Catherine Pun. With thanks to Fashila Kanakka for her contribution.

Main image courtesy of Harbourside Grill via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of Cardinal Point via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of ALTO via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Cruise via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Kaboom via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Sunset Grill via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Faye via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Popinjays via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Kerry Hotel Hong Kong via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of ICHU Terraza via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of OZONE via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Cadillac Bar & Grill via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Terrible Baby via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of SKYE via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Sugar via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of The Trilogy via Instagram, image 16 courtesy of Portico via Instagram, image 17 courtesy of La Rambla by Catalunya via Instagram

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