Rooftop bars are a perfect respite after a long day at work or a great catch-up spot for the weekend! From the newest bars to classic favourites, these rooftops offer more than just stunning panoramic views.
Whether it’s a humid summer or breezy winter, nothing quite stops us from lounging at a rooftop bar. Great views coupled with creative cocktails and good company – the city’s sprawling with open terraces be it Tsim Sha Tsui, Central or West Kowloon (home to the world’s highest rooftop bar!). 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 in Hong Kong. Cheers to that!
ALTO – Chic steakhouse with a stunning rooftop bar
Sleek and sophisticated, make your way to ALTO for a modern fine-dining experience in a refined setting for after-work tipples, or both! Its happy hour runs every day from 5pm to 8pm, with drinks starting at $58 – pick your poison from its house cocktails, wines, spirits and more.
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?
Cardinal Point – A hot new rooftop bar in Central
One of the hottest new openings in Central, Cardinal Point is a classy bar and restaurant with live music curated by resident DJs. The tropical drinks here are inspired by travel and adventure and offer cheeky and retro takes on classic cocktails. And don’t get us started on the sweeping views of the harbour!
Cruise – Relaxed rooftop bar in the Hyatt Centric, North Point
More than just another hotel bar, we love the casual, laid-back vibes of the rooftop terrace which boasts 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 Golden Lime Soda and Not A Shirley Temple.
Eyebar – Balcony terrace overlooking the Hong Kong skyline
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.
Terrible Baby – Terrace bar in the heart of Kowloon
We love Terrible Baby for its rotating cocktail menus that match every changing season and its laid back garden terrace for an afternoon soirée. The cocktails here are ones for the ‘gram and the extensive drinks menu may give you a tough time deciding which one to go for – but also all the more reasons to come back and try more drinks!
KABOOM – Rooftop bar with equally stunning indoor and outdoor seating
Spanning over two floors, KABOOM is a Southeast Asian-inspired 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.
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
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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.
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 mocktails for those looking for non-alcoholic options.
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.
Editor’s Note: “Rooftop Bars In Hong Kong: Alfresco & Outdoor Restaurants” originally published by Tania Shroff and most recently updated in September 2023 by Fashila Kanakka. Special thanks to Jess Mizzi for her contribution.