Meaning ‘crowded corner’ in Cantonese, Mong Kok certainly lives up to its name. As one of the busiest and liveliest districts in Hong Kong, locals, and visitors alike flock here to take in a thriving market scene as well as its bustling city streets. By night, the district is even more mesmerising.
Mong Kok is filled with hidden drinking holes. Its craft beer pubs, cocktail bars, and dives make Mong Kok a nightlife destination in its own right. In this blog post, we reveal the hidden bars well worth the hunt in Mong Kok.
The Sky Bar
Enjoy a drink with a view at The Sky Bar. Situated on the 13th floor of a large shopping centre, The Sky Bar is well-known for its cocktails, mocktails, wine, and beer as well as its view of the spectacular Hong Kong skyline.
You can stay for a bite to eat too! In fact, the bar boasts the city’s freshest choice of oysters – which have been selected and imported from six different countries.
From the extravagant to the cosy, Mini Club is a bar known for its fantastic drinks and entertainment. Enjoy its famous Flaming Rose cocktail and take in its stylish and chic interior. Mini Club regularly hosts live music, so you have all you need to dance the night away.
Not all of Mong Kok’s hidden bars are based off the ground. The Backyard is an outdoor haunt that’s hidden by mango trees and other exotic foliage. Take a break from the city streets by chilling out on a comfy bean bag with your favourite drink. Choose from a selection of beers, wines, cocktails, champagnes, and spirits.
Offering vintage charm in abundance, this hidden bar provides a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s and 1970s – Shanghai-style! Even the drinks follow the theme with the bar’s array of martinis delivering something for everyone.
Shanghai Club is the perfect place to finish your night out in Mong Kok thanks to its huge dance floor. Those travelling as a group can also choose to book a private room.
Shanghai Club is well-known for its themed events, which take place on a regular basis. Its Cheongsam Night is particularly popular; fancy dress in the distinctive Chinese dress a great way to grab a taste of the city’s traditional culture.
C+ Bar & Café
At C+ Bar & Café, you can enjoy drinking, dancing and the best entertainment. The bar is a sports fan’s dream, with its big screens giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy live sports. If watching sport isn’t your thing, you can grab a microphone and sing your heart out thanks to its in-house karaoke facilities.
It’s not just its bars that are hidden!
For travellers looking to go off the beaten track by day, Hong Kong’s hidden café culture should also be explored. Culture Trip reveals more about the underground café scene that keeps the city in supply of coffee:
“Hong Kong is famous for its astronomical property prices. To save costs, many restaurants have decided to look beyond street level and open on the upper floors of buildings, giving rise to the phenomenon of upstairs cafés. Today you will find some of the city’s cutest cafés hidden within historical buildings away from the hustle and bustle of the street.”