There’s no better way to end an evening than with a cocktail in hand as you watch the sunset. Thankfully, Hong Kong’s home to countless rooftops and alfresco terraces where you can enjoy quality drinks (away from or with the crowds depending on what type of evening you’re going for).
Here is a list of our favourite Hong Kong bars to enjoy the sunset and a view of the city:
Veuve Clicquot Sunset Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Hidden away on the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s other rooftop on the 118th floor is an exclusive Veuve Clicquot Sunset Lounge with private cabanas faced towards the sunset and 180 degree views of Hong Kong.
The private cabana package is priced at HK$1,650 and includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich with two accompanying ingredients (such as cucumber, tea and grapefruit) so you can customise your bubbly exactly to your taste. Add an extra HK$488 to enjoy a selection of five tapas dishes. Highlights include toasted Spanish bread with tomato, smoked anchovy, chorizo and Iberico ham, a variety of sushi, marinated Peruvian-style snapper and more.
Add: Veuve Clicquot Sunset Lounge, Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2263 2270
Sunset specials at Mahalo
Wan Chai’s hottest new rooftop bar, Mahalo Tiki Lounge, is offering a tropical “Sunset Hour” where guests can enjoy 15 percent off cocktails, champagne, beer and wine daily from 5pm to 8pm. The delicate St Barth’s Babes (HK$130) – a mix of El Dorado 5 years rum, Catron peach liqueur, watermelon juice, orange juice, cinnamon syrup and calamansi puree – is the perfect tipple to sip as the sun starts to set over Hong Kong’s towering skyline.
Add: Mahalo, 29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2488 8750
Champagne sundowners at CÉ LA VI
CÉ LA VI is home to one of the city’s newest rooftops in the recently-opened California Tower. To celebrate the launch of their concept in Hong Kong, they are offering two happy hours: ‘Champagne Sundowners’ (2-for-1 on Louis Roederer champagne) and ‘Sunset Sessions’ (where you can enjoy gin cocktails from HK$48 and a bucket of six beers for HK$238) on weekdays from 3:30pm to 7pm up on their breezy rooftop bar.
Add: CÉ LA VI Hong Kong, 25/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 3700 2300
Alfresco aperitifs at ÉPURE
A favourite for those in the know, Tsim Sha Tsui’s fine dining French restaurant ÉPURE is also home to a wonderfully picturesque outdoor terrace. Overlooking stellar views of Victoria Harbour, ÉPURE’s terrace is the perfect place to watch the sunset while enjoying a selection of small bites and cocktails from their new “a Toute Heure” and aperitif menu.
Pair dishes such as Blonde d’Aquitaine beef tartare and toast chips (HK$108), petit lobster rolls with black truffle (HK$128) or even a platter of ÉPURE’s signature French cheese with their vermouth and bitters (HK$75), a traditional Chambord (HK$98) – a blend of raspberry liqueur, lavender, lemon, egg white and Peychaud bitters – or even some of their hand-selected vintages and wines starting from HK$88 a glass from 3pm onwards.
Add: ÉPURE, 4/F, Ocean Centre, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 3185 8338
French nibbles and drinks at Seasons by Olivier
Venture out to Seasons by Olivier’s romantic garden terrace for a chilled out evening of seasonal nibbles and drinks. Watch the sunset over happy hour (from 4pm to 9pm) with their delicious oysters selection (HK$68 a piece), some caviar and champagne (HK$260) or a simple homemade baguette with tzatziki and hummus (HK$55).
Add: Seasons by Olivier E., 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2505 6228