Hong Kong’s nightlife is a diverse playground of flashy nightclubs, dive bars and live music venues. It’s difficult to know where to go but for those in need of a good old fashioned dance party, check out our pick of some of the best dance clubs and bars in Hong Kong. Better get those moves ready…
Premium Sofa Club
This BYOB club just charges $100 cover charge for patrons to come and party amongst fine couches and upholstery. The genre of music here is diverse and unlike most other clubs in the city. Get down to funk, underground house, disco, new wave, acid, a dash of old school hip hop and the odd bit of French pop, too. The crowd here is hip and being in the depths of Sheung Wan, is far from the maddening LKF crowd. Premium Sofa Club is for the late night revelers who are looking for something a little different at bargain prices.
Address: 128 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 9175 1402
Opening Times: 11pm until late
This live music venue and all round institution is a go-to for music lovers needing to boogie. There are live bands playing genres spanning from rock, indie, jazz and blues. It’s a small space and the music is loud but it’s the perfect place to come and head bang to rock classics, cut loose to a bit of pop or just sit back and enjoy mellow jazz and blues. Swing by and see for yourself why The Wanch still holds its own after nearly 30 years. Check their website or get on their mailing list to find out more about upcoming gigs.
Address: 54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, 2861 1621
Opening Times: 5pm-2am
Predominately dominated by young models crowding the tables, ignore them and take to the dancefloor to techno house, electro, dubstep, DnB, hip hop and much more. The DJs here are pretty good at taking requests and bottle service here is a bit more affordable than the bigger clubs of LKF. There’s even a trippy LED wall that pulsates to the beat of the music in this industrial-chic dance club, and every so often they’ll have big name, international DJs come by to play.
Address: 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, 2810 9902
Opening Times: Mon closed, Tue-Fri 5pm-late, Sat 9pm-late
This is the Hong Kong sibling of nightclub giant Boujis in London, a posh establishment frequented by Princes William and Harry. Though you may not find royalty in the Hong Kong outpost, what you will find is excellent cocktails, a slightly older, glamorous crowd and an all-round good time. Paying homage to its roots, expect British-themed decor and plenty of Union Jacks. Knock back one of Boujis signature ‘Crackbabies’ shots and dance the night away to everything from house to RnB.
Address: Car Po Commercial Building, 37-43 Pottinger Street, 2324 0200
Opening Times: Wed-Thurs – 9pm-late, Fri-Sat – 10pm – late
To really cut loose in LKF, head to Rúla Búla and dance away to the wee hours, thanks to the late night liquor license. The name Rúla Búla comes from the Irish expression ‘Ri Ra agus Rúla Búla’, which means ‘uproar and commotion’, and that’s exactly what you can expect here. Tunes here are usually chart favourites, spanning hip-hop, house and pop music. Everyone’s here for a good time, and the club hosts top name artists occasionally. Get here before 1am to secure maximum dance floor space!
Address: 58-62 D’Aguilar St, Central, 6031 2116
Opening Times: Sun – Tues 5pm – 2am, Wed Sat 5pm – late
For more going out inspiration check out our roundup of HK’s best bars and restaurants with amazing views here, and our happy hour picks here.
Sarah is a 27 year old professional world wanderer. Four years ago, she left the UK and everything that offered security and routine in exchange for a life of constant excitement and adventure. Through working as a Scuba Dive Instructor, freelance writer and running her blog www.coffeewithasliceoflife.com she now leads a life as a full time digital nomad. Based in Hong Kong you will most likely bump into her typing away on her laptop in one of the city’s latest coffee shops.