Take your drinks sky high at these rooftop bars and alfresco restaurants 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 great views and what better way to celebrate that than indulging at a rooftop bar? Spread all throughout Hong Kong, from Quarry Bay to Central and Tsim Sha Tsui and more, there are always new alfresco and outdoor restaurants to try. Plus, these spots are often our go-to for a romantic date night! Whatever you’re after (location, ambience or quality tipples), there really is something for everyone in our picks of rooftop bars and alfresco dining in Hong Kong. Cheers to that!
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ALTO – Chic steakhouse with a stunning rooftop bar
Make no mis-steak, book after-work tipples or a birthday dinner at ALTO for a modern fine-dining experience paralleled with a lively rooftop bar. Get greeted with sweeping views of the mountains, sea and sky, ALTO has an extensive wine list to choose from but we personally enjoy experimenting with their fun cocktails (some of our recommendations include Queen Victoria, At 31st and To The Future). Happy hour runs every day from 5 to 7pm, just FYI!
ALTO, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2603 7181, www.sandshospitality.com/alto
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 of the eastern side of Victoria Harbour. Us Mamas also appreciate 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.
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
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Eyebar – Balcony terrace overlooking the Hong Kong skyline
Tucked in just behind The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui, this 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. There are a number of signature cocktails to choose from, be it fruity Mango Mama, gin-based Grape Expectations (a fun reference to the novel by Charles Dickens) or the sultry and floral Strawberry Rose.
Eyebar, 30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2487 3988, www.elite-concepts.com
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Faye – Trendy rooftop bar atop California Tower
Mamas and Papas, have your babysitters ready because you’ll want to go all out for FAYE. Located atop California Tower, this prime rooftop bar ticks all the check-list for a happening night-out. From great music to an extensive list of drinks be it cocktails, spritis or wines (do note that their menu doesn’t offer mocktails but you can request for a non-alcoholic version of their cocktails). FAYE is also a go-to option when gathering in larger groups for drinks.
Faye, 25 & 26 Floor, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3619 4282, www.facebook.com/faye.hkg
ICHU – Peruvian restaurant with alfresco dining
The vibrancy of ICHU radiates through its interior, dishes and drinks. Get a taste of Peru in this literal urban jungle (it even has furniture mimicking the natural rock formations of scenic landscapes). While ICHU may not face the harbour, it will still sweep you off your feet with its location right in the heart of Central. And as far as cocktails go, we love sipping on Coco Loco or the sharing MI PINA to feel like we’ve landed on a tropical island.
ICHU, 3F, H Queen, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2477 7717, www.ichu.com.hk
KABOOM – Rooftop bar with equally stunning indoor and outdoor seating
Spanning over two floors, KABOOM is a Southeast Asian-inpired rooftop bar located in Tsim Sha Tsui. Sprawled with parasols and plush rattan chairs, the interior sure stays to its theme and that’s not all, guests can choose from a selection of 12 house cocktails paired with a variety of bar snacks. If you want to stay indoors but still bask in the stunning harbour views, KABOOM should be on your list. The quirkily named cocktails are Insta-worthy to say the least, we’ve got our eyes on Damn Pissed Off that’s served in a mini bath tub!
KABOOM, 20/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3708 8114, www.instagram.com/kaboom.hk
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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. Speaking of booking tables, you may want to book ahead if you want a spot in the rooftop bar as they get full easily.
OZONE, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com
Plume (formerly PIQNIQ) – Refined rooftop wine bar
Elevate your rooftop bar experience at Plume. Occupying the space where PIQNIQ used to be, pair a world-class wine list with gourmet bites from its sister venue, the two Michelin-starred Écriture. Offering plenty of comfortable seating in its alfresco terrace, it’s just the right place for a sunset tipple and let our hair down after a long day at work.
Plume, R/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 5200 1683, www.plumehk.com
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Popinjays – An idyllic rooftop bar in Central Hong Kong
Set on the top floor of The Murray, 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 and more stunning landmarks in Hong Kong.
Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, 3141 8888, www.niccolohotels.com
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. Need we say more?
Sevva, Prince’s Building, 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 1388, www.sevva.hk
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Sip Sip – Golden hour drinks with gorgeous skyline views
Sip Sip is the place to go for golden hour drinks, especially on days when Hong Kong’s sky is bathing in hues of soft pink and orange (and imagine that reflecting on our glimmering skyline!). We’re suckers for dim sum and Sip Sip offers an affordable tea set for two. You can also find other homey Cantonese meals be it congee, noodles or fish maw soup! But we all know it’s the drinks we’re after and you can’t go wrong with Avatar (butterfly pea goodness with Caribbean rum).
Sip Sip, 25/F, 108 Electric Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 5131 7189, www.sipsiphk.com
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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! Drinks include a fine list of wines, champagnes, spirits and also mocktails for those looking for non-alcoholic options.
SKYE, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2293 8888, www.parklane.com.hk
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.
Sugar, 32/F, East Hotel, 29 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong, 3968 3738, www.easthotels.com
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.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Wan Chai), 31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2893 6960, www.woo-steakhouse.com
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More rooftop bars and outdoor restaurants 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. www.komune.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
- La Rambla – More balcony than rooftop, but we sure do love the sangria and Spanish tapas at this ifc restaurant. www.larambla.hk
- Lounge Hakuba – Japanese mountain-inspired rooftop bar overlooking Causeway Bay. www.facebook.com/lounge.hakuba
- Zuma – Beloved by all for its amazing brunch, this is a luxe stop for a rooftop cocktail in Central. www.zumarestaurant.com
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More rooftop bars and outdoor restaurants in Kowloon and the 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. www.aqua.com.hk
- Cielo Steakhouse & Bar – Perched atop the 47th floor of the Crowne Plaza in Tseung Kwan O, this alfresco rooftop is worth journeying to the New Territories for. www.ihg.com/crowneplaza
- 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
- Red Sugar – A Kowloon side rooftop favourite for a relaxing alfresco tipple on the terrace. www.shangri-la.com/red-sugar
- Terrible Baby – A beautiful alfresco garden terrace with urban views over Jordan, nestled on the rooftop at The Eaton Hotel. www.terriblebaby.com
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Editor’s Note: “Rooftop Bars In Hong Kong: Alfresco & Outdoor Restaurants” originally published in May 2017 by Tania Shroff for Sassy Hong Kong, updated in December 2021 by Jess Mizzi for Sassy Mama Hong Kong and most recently updated in August 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.