Looking for somewhere to drink and dine with a view? We’re rounding up our favourite rooftop restaurants and bars in Hong Kong…
Whether you’re after dinner with a view, or just want a spot to sit for happy hour and watch the world go by, these top rooftop restaurants and bars in Hong Kong are worth your while. Whatever your priority (location, ambience, rooftop views or top tier cocktails), there really is something for everyone. Now all that’s left to do is settle on a barstool and overlook our million-dollar harbour. We’ll cheers to that!
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Swap the hustle and bustle of Central for sundowners in North Point, courtesy of Cruise. We love the fun and casual vibes here; don’t confuse this for your typical stuffy hotel bar! 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 drinks, Chief Mixologist Mackenzie Ross delights with new inventions, in addition to intriguing variations on old classics. Flavour comes first for Ross, whose creativity is guided first and foremost by quality and seasonal ingredients. Signature cocktails start from just $98 – we recommend the bestselling Drake: Passionfruit, featuring dark rum and passionfruit, or the gin-based Cruise Control, complete with coffee lime leaf cordial. Signature cocktails are on offer in the form of Mixology Jugs (from $350) – share the jugs, share the joy.
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.
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.
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Another top spot for sunny days can be round on the rooftop of H Queens in Central. Opened by popular restaurant group Le Comptoir, PIQNIQ features a colourful and relaxed space, with killer views of Hong Kong’s cityscape and an ever-buzzing atmosphere. We think this rooftop bar is the perfect place for a casual catch up with friends, or even a low-key first date. Head here for reasonably-priced drinks and bar snacks.
Sassy Tip: Beyond its rooftop vibes, PIQNIQ is home to Yayoi Kusama’s iconic polka-dot pumpkin. Taking pride of place in the bar, it’s sure to be a hit with savvy Instagrammers.
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.
Portico (at Spiga)
This sprawling al-fresco rooftop terrace, attached to Italian restaurant Spiga, is one of our favourite outdoor spots in Hong Kong for casual drinks. The relaxed ambiance and desirable location (right by Central MTR, Exit D) provide Portico with a winning combination. In addition to drinks, this rooftop bar serves tasty bar snacks, including pizza and antipasti.
Sassy Tip: Ask for the cosy hanging chairs on the far left of the rooftop terrace, pair your drink with the truffle pizza, and your night is set for success.
Portico (at Spiga), LHT Tower Podium, 3/F, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.spiga.com.hk
Though not technically a rooftop, La Rambla boasts 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!). Pro-tip: happy hour runs from 3pm to 8pm, Mondays to Fridays, and includes drinks from just $65.
Looking for sky-high sophistication? This particular rooftop restaurant and bar is well known for a reason. With a 360-degree rooftop balcony, Sevva offers a front-and-centre view of surrounding skyscrapers and the Hong Kong harbour. The convenient location (slap bang in the middle of Central) offers a chic lounge area, award-winning cocktails and elevated gourmet bites.
Sassy Tip: Opt for the afternoon tea if you’re looking to experience Sevva’s rooftop without the crowds.
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Taking its cue from the Japanese Alps, Lounge Hakuba bring us all of the après ski vibes. Think high ceilings and cosy seating, designed to evoke the feel of an airy ski chalet, complete with a rooftop terrace decked out in an insta-worthy campsite aesthetic. Though relatively new to Hong Kong’s rooftop bar scene, this pick has quickly become a fan favourite for its Japanese-inspired cocktails and omakase shisha experience.
With locations in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), Wooloomooloo offers up some of the best rooftop views in Hong Kong. Both locations function as rooftop restaurants and bars, serving up crowd-pleasing comfort eats, with a special focus on premium steak. Wooloomooloo Prime in TST features an open-air balcony at the lounge for soaking in the view of Victoria Harbour, and is the perfect spot to enjoy the nightly Symphony of Lights show. On the Island side, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has its own rooftop terrace, offering a 270-degree view of the Happy Valley Racecourse, Victoria Harbour and the bustling district of Wan Chai.
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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. Start your evening at SKYE Dining, with Chef Lee Adams’ contemporary French cuisine, before making your way up to the rooftop where SKYE Roofbar awaits; then sit back and relax on the large outdoor deck, creative handcrafted cocktails in hand.
ABOVE by Komune
Editor’s Note: Ovolo Hotel is currently a designated quarantine hotel; as such, ABOVE by Komune is temporarily closed.
Set in Ovolo Hotel, ABOVE by Komune is our go-to rooftop drinks spot in Wong Chuk Hang. Expect creative cocktails, generous sharing plates and – the best bit – panoramic rooftop views of Wong Chuk Hang and beyond.
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.
Sassy Tip: Rooftop Sundowners run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Monday to Friday, and 3pm to 7:30pm on weekends and public holidays, with cocktails starting from just $78.
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Proving 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.
Looking for drinks with a view in TST? 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. Hong Kong nights don’t get better than this.
Located within the Kerry Hotel, this rooftop bar offers one of the best angles 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.
Drink among the clouds at the highest rooftop bar in the city. 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.
Editor’s Note: “Your Ultimate Guide To Rooftop Restaurants And Bars In Hong Kong” was originally published in May, 2016 and was last updated in August, 2021.
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Hero image courtesy of thisgirlabroad via EAST Hong Kong, image 1 courtesy of Cruise, image 2 courtesy of PIQNIQ via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Indulgent Eats via La Rambla, image 4 courtesy of Wooloomooloo via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Terrible Baby via Instagram.