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Hong Kong, you are a pretty one, and your skyline is one that just can't be beat. Its forever etched anyone's mind and always worth reliving, especially from a rooftop with breathtaking views with delicious drinks.
And if there’s one thing this city loves (besides a good brunch) it’s a fabulous rooftop bar. Whether you are a first timer to Hong Kong or a local, there's nothing quite like the feeling enjoy the beauty and sights while at a HK rooftop bar.
Read on to find our current must-do list for the five best rooftop bars in Hong Kong.
Everyone knows that one of the best views of the city is from the top of California Tower. Take in a 270-degree view of the Hong Kong skyline, mountains and Victoria Harbour with the beautiful people at Faye. Enjoy the laid back vibe on the rooftop and some of the bet DJs in town.
26/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong;
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Plume is perched on the rooftop of H Queen's building (formerly where now closed Piqniq was) and serves up a world-class wine list and dishes by its 2-Michelin starred sister restaurant, Écriture. Enjoy set lunch under the Central skyline, happy hour specials and Hong Kong evenings with new friends.
R/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central; +852 5200 1683
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How does a penthouse rooftop serving up modern Mediterranean-style cuisine right in the heart of Central sound? Enjoy the relaxed terrace and restaurant led by chef extraordinaire Alex Fargas. Chef Fargas hails from Spain and has worked at the famed El Bulli hotel’s 2 Michelin-star “La Alquiera” under the mentorship of superstar-chef Ferran Adria. He's now been in Hong Kong for over a decade, melding the flavours of southern Europe alongside carefully crafted libations by their mixologists.
20/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington St, Central; +852 2383 0268
We can’t say enough good things about SEVVA, the super swanky and quintessentially Hong Kong favourite. Head to the upper levels of Prince's Building to take in their exceptional hospitality and iconic views. This might just be one of our favourite terraces to soak in the city skyline, complimented with delicious, pan-asian dishes and refreshing cocktails. It’s glamorous, it’s fabulous, it’s everything we love about Hong Kong.
25/F, Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central; +852 2573 1388
You don’t need to book a room to enjoy the beautiful views from The Murray hotel. Their rooftop restaurant Popinjays is a sleek place to spend an evening watching the world go by. The name refers to both a bird (a little nod to the city’s resident cockatoos!) and a flamboyant and fashionable person, which perfectly describes this vibrant venue. The restaurant is surrounded by a 420 square meter outdoor terrace, that’s the perfect space to sip on their classic cocktails or maybe even nibble on some afternoon tea.
The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central; +852 3141 8888
All image rights reserved by their respective owners. This article was originally printed in May 2020 and updated in February 2023.