It’s no secret that Kowloon knows how to party, with its beating heart lying in the melting pot of Tsim Sha Tsui. If you want to get off the island (and only travel one stop on the MTR), then venturing over to the bright lights of TST for a drink (or seven), is where it’s at. This waterfront metropolis is laden with bars and restaurants, has a thriving foodie scene and it also boasts some of the best views in the 852. Not to mention many of Hong Kong’s premiere hotels. So, do yourself a favour and hop on the red line for some of these not-to-be-missed happy hour deals in Tsim Sha Tsui.
A bar that names itself after Lionel Richie’s 1983 banger is bound to give you a great time, and this Knutsford Terrace gem is no exception. It dishes out a daily happy hour (with 40% off select drinks!) and good vibes only. Add to that its commitment to live music, which ensures All Night Long is a great spot for de-stressing (and toe tapping). It shouldn’t be missed as you explore TST’s nightlife.
When: Daily, 4pm to 9pm
Where: G/F, 9 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: 40% off select drinks
There’s no shortage of hip spots dotted along Knutsford Terrace and Assembly is certainly one of them! With an impressive selection of tapas-style dishes and innovative cocktails to choose from, it’s a sociable experience from start to finish. This TST hangout not only offers an array of creative concoctions (such as the Bacon Whiskey Sour!), but it’s the nightly happy hour that draws in the crowds with drinks starting at $45.
When: Saturday to Thursday, 3pm to 9pm; Friday, 3pm to 8pm
Where: G-1/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: From $55 for draft beers, $45 for wines and cider, $49 for house spirits
As the hip and happening younger member of the Marco Polo Hotel family, Be on Canton (the bar section of restaurant, Three on Canton) is a stylish space offering up al fresco dining and one of TST’s most popular happy hours. The outdoor terrace is a big city surprise, but it’s the nightly happy hour – complete with buy-one-get-one-free drinks that keeps us coming back for more.
When: Daily, 3pm to 9pm
Where: 3/F, Gateway Hotel. Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Buy-one-get-one-free drinks (wines and bottled beers start at $95, draft beers $108, house spirits $105 and cocktails $120)
If dark and sultry is what you’re after, then the old world charm of Chin Chin Bar is sure to lure you in. Specialising in whiskies, Chin Chin is a space that harks back to Oriental glamour and invites you in to connect and socialise, away from the stresses of city life. Along with its nightly happy hour featuring two-for-one drinks, the bar also boasts an outdoor terrace to take in the views while sipping on your drinks, before you head back in for some live music (a nightly occurrence in this nostalgic atmosphere).
When: Daily, 5pm to 9pm
Where: 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Two-for-one on selected drinks
Located in the Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong, Cucina is a firm favourite amongst those looking to escape the intensity of the city. Celebrated as a contemporary lifestyle destination, the Italian restaurant is dynamic, interactive and allows visitors to marvel at Victoria Harbour’s beauty while indulging in fine food and superb drinks. Not one to follow the crowd, Cucina offers a different perspective on happy hour – offering a range of free-flow wines, beers, spirits and cocktails (including Aperol Spritz!) for $268 per person.
When: Sunday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 8pm
Where: Level 6, Marco Polo Hotel Hong Kong, Harbour City, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $268 per person for free-flow fine wines, beers, spirits and cocktails
Hong Kong is littered with modernity and glass skyscrapers, and while there is definitely a place in our hearts for all that glistens, there is something golden about the old world charm of Ned Kelly’s. One of the few places to find live music and jazz in the 852, it’s nostalgic without feeling old (even though it is one of HK’s oldest bars), plus it has one of the longest happy hours in TST, with drinks starting at just $51, so it makes a perfect spot for post-work drinks and dancing.
When: Daily, 11:30am to 9pm
Where: 11A Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Draft beers and house spirits start at $58, bottled beers $51, and wines $56
If you’re in need of another great option in TST for an unbeatable view, look no further than Qi – Nine Dragons. Not only does the rooftop bar offer sweeping views of our stunning city, but drinks are priced at just $65 a pop, which includes wines, beers, spirits and a selection of signature cocktails.
When: Daily, 6pm to 8pm
Where: 20/F & Rooftop, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Select wines, beers, spirits and cocktails for $65 – find the full happy hour menu here
Giving us all an excuse to start drinking a little earlier, Scarlett’s great happy hour offering runs from 3pm to 6pm and not only features 50% off all drinks, but off all a la carte food items too! This European-style restaurant and wine bar serves everything from sharing platters of cold cuts and cheese, to oysters and salads, meat dishes and more – not to mention a lengthy wine menu, so there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.
When: Daily, 3pm to 6pm
Where: Residence G Hong Kong, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: 50% off all a la carte food and drinks
Best known for its Taco Tuesday special, this Mexican joint in the hub of TST is a winner for those looking to kick back and relax after a long day at the office. Tequila Jacks is no fuss, giving you delicious food and daily drinks specials that add to the laid-back flair and friendliness of this neighbourhood favourite. The nightly happy hour features drinks from just $43, and don’t forget about the weekly Taco Tuesday deal, with tacos for only $10!
When: Daily, 3pm to 9pm; and Tuesdays, 5pm to midnight
Where: 33-35 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Cocktails and house spirits from $43, draft beer and wines from $48, plus $10 tacos on Tuesdays
Found inside Eaton HK, Terrible Baby is the newest drinking and dining destination in TST. The cool bar hosts weekly live music events, and even offers a spacious outdoor terrace garden – perfect for enjoying your drinks. Head here between 5pm and 8pm daily to enjoy a tipple, starting from just $48.
When: Daily, 5pm to 8pm
Where: 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Spirits, wines and beers for $48; cocktails for $60
The Chop House is a meat-centric International-American restaurant situated in the heart of TST. Dishing out unpretentious food in an industrial-chic space, head here between 4pm and 8pm daily to enjoy drinks for as little as $50. Plus, when the weather allows, make sure to hit up the gorgeous garden atrium, which offers up $50 beers, wines and spirits all day everyday!
When: Daily, 4pm to 8pm
Where: Shop 301 & 305, L3 Mira Place, 1, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $50 to $65 for select beers, wines and spirits; plus $50 beers, wines and spirits all day everyday for guests sitting on the outside terrace
With a variety of weekday happy hours on offer, Vibes at The Mira in Tsim Sha Tsui will have you covered whatever day of the week it is! Head over on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays and enjoy classic cocktails for $98, including the likes of Bellinis, “Mira Mules” and more, along with bar bites from $58. On Tuesdays, Vibes goes tropical, with tiki-inspired drinks starting at $88, and Thursdays are sure to please the gin fans out there, with a range of specialty G&Ts on offer from opening until 1am for $98!
When: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from opening until 9pm; Tuesdays, 6pm to 9pm; Thursdays, 6pm to 1am
Where: 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Sunday, Mondays and Wednesdays, classic cocktails for $98; Tuesdays, Tiki cocktails from $88; Thursdays, gin cocktails from $98
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 27, July 2018 and was updated on 19, July 2019.