Take your drinks sky high at these outdoor restaurants and rooftop bars in Hong Kong. Spiga, Sevva and Sugar are all popular (for good reason!), but there are also some rooftop spots that made our list you might not have tried…
One of the things this city owns is a great view. Whether you’re showing visiting guests the finest in town, or looking for a spot to sit and watch the world go by, these rooftop bars and outdoor restaurants are here to get the job done. Whatever you’re after (location, ambience or quality tipples), there really is something for everyone. Cheers to that!
Cruise – Relaxed rooftop bar in the Hyatt Centric, North Point
This North Point hotspot is quickly becoming a Team Sassy favourite. More than just another hotel bar, we love the casual, laid-back vibes of the rooftop terrace which boast spectacular views towards the eastern side of Victoria Harbour. The Tie Me Up is a refreshing take on a Thai Iced Tea (with a kick!) and we love that the bartenders haven’t forgotten about the mocktail lovers amongst us with the Southeast Fizz from the I’m Driving menu a firm favourite.
Sassy Mama tip: Order some delicious Thai-inspired bites while enjoying your cocktail on the terrace, or book dinner in the adjoining restaurant.
Eyebar – Balcony terrace overlooking the Hong Kong skyline
Tucked in just behind The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui, this 30/F rooftop bar is the perfect spot to take in views over the Hong Kong Island skyline while watching the helicopters come and go from the Pen’s helipad. The must-try cocktail is the signature Suzie Wong.
Ozone – The highest rooftop bar in the world!
No list of Hong Kong rooftop bars would be complete without mention of hyperbolic Ozone. Sitting atop the 118th floor of the ICC in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, you may even forget you are outdoors with the sky-high wrap-around glass. We like to secure a table in the late afternoon and watch the city transform into twinkling lights as the sun goes down.
Portico at Spiga – Alfresco drinks in the heart of Central
Though this isn’t technically a rooftop bar, it has quickly become one of our favourite alfresco spots in Hong Kong. The relaxed ambience and desirable location (right by Central MTR, Exit D) provide Portico with a winning combination. Head outside to Portico for a cocktail, before commencing your Italian feast at Spiga.
Portico (at Spiga), LHT Tower Podium, 3/F, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.spiga.com.hk
Sevva – Sophisticated sky-high rooftop cocktails
This place is well-known for a reason. With a 360-degree balcony, the Sevva rooftop 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 and award-winning cocktails.
Skye – A hidden rooftop gem in Causeway Bay
Overlooking Victoria Park and with stunning harbour views, this rooftop bar of The Park Lane gets our vote for a sundowner after a long day of shopping in Causeway Bay!
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Sugar – Classic rooftop cocktails on the eastern side of Hong Kong
Located on the 32nd floor of the EAST Hotel, this spacious outdoor terrace has a view from every angle. Sugar’s drinks menu features an extensive selection of martinis and mojitos, amongst all sorts of summery cocktails and draft beers. Settle under the umbrella-covered sofas on the patio (with an order of Truffle French Fries!) for a perfect rooftop evening.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse – One of the original Hong Kong rooftop bars
Wooloomooloo offers up some of the best views in the city and is always a top choice for visiting guests. It 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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Plume (formerly PIQNIQ) – Refined rooftop wine bar
Elevate your rooftop bar experience at Plume. This newly opened wine bar (occupying the space where PIQNIQ used to be) is pairing a world-class wine list with gourmet bites from its sister venue, the two Michelin-starred Écriture.
Popinjays – An idyllic rooftop bar in Central Hong Kong
Popinjays is a rooftop dining destination in The Murray. Set on the top floor of the hotel, the restaurant serves a modern European-inspired menu, along with an impressive beverage selection (we love The Aviary Collection cocktails!). While the restaurant has stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, a must-visit is the 420 square metre wrap-around alfresco terrace, complete with inviting lounge chairs, comfortable couches and unparalleled views of The Peak, Central Hong Kong and the surrounding parks.
More rooftop bars and outdoor restaurants in Hong Kong:
Rooftop bars on Hong Kong Island:
ABOVE by Komune – Ovolo Southside is currently being used as a quarantine hotel and so ABOVE by Komune rooftop is currently closed.
ALTO – This rooftop steakhouse in Causeway Bay captures views over the mountains, sea and sky!
Duddells – With a drink on the Duddells rooftop terrace you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Central.
The Envoy – Rooftop terrace restaurant and bar in The Pottinger Hotel, Central.
Faye – Occupying the rooftop of LKF Tower (formerly home to Cé La Vie).
ICHU Terraza – An urban-jungle inspired rooftop bar; visit before or after you dine at the adjoining Peruvian restaurant.
La Rambla – More balcony than rooftop, but we sure do love the sangria and Spanish tapas at this ifc restaurant.
Lounge Hakuba – Japanese mountain-inspired rooftop bar overlooking Causeway Bay.
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Rooftop bars in Kowloon and New Territories:
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.
The Garage – Head over to the Cordis Hotel in Mong Kok for this Food Truck and Craft Beer themed rooftop bar.
HYC – Grab a gin-based cocktail and take in the 360° view from this rooftop bar and shisha lounge.
Red Sugar – A Kowloon side rooftop favourite for a relaxing alfresco tipple on the terrace.
Terrible Baby – A beautiful alfresco garden terrace with urban views over Jordan, nestled on the rooftop at The Eaton Hotel.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Sassy Hong Kong by Tania Shroff on 31, May 2017 and updated most recently for Sassy Mama by Jess Mizzi in December 2021.