When it comes to outdoor bars in Hong Kong, you are spoiled for choice. Whether you are searching for a fabulous view or a convenient place to meet friends before dinner, we know just the place. Here are our picks for the 11 best outdoor bars in Hong Kong.

1. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, Wan Chai

Wooloomooloo Wan Chai does steak well, of course, but it does outdoor space even better. This contemporary dining space also features a sleek outdoor terrace and from it, you will find one of the best views in Hong Kong. From your lofty vantage point 31 floors up, you will have a bird’s eye view of Happy Valley racecourse and the city skyscrapers beyond. Popular for after work drinks, it has atmosphere in spades. Watch the sun set with a glass of wine in your hand and stay on for dinner.

The Hennessy, 31/F & Rooftop, 256 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai

2. Sevva

Even more chic than Wooloomooloo, Sevva boasts a vertical garden and a panoramic view to die for. A fixture on the Hong Kong bar scene for a decade, its wraparound terrace showcases the Hong Kong skyline in all its brightly lit glory from the penthouse of the Prince’s Building in Central. Its sophisticated decor is given a much anticipated makeover twice a year, refreshing the venue and ensuring it remains on trend to the delight of its clientele.

Princes Building, 25/F, 10 Chater Rd, Central

3. Armani/Privé

Smart and surrounded by steel and glass, the sleek sofas of Armani/Privé tempt all but the most resolute of lounge lizards to emerge into the open air and seek out the breathtaking city skyscraper views. This chilled space offers a haven from the frenetic pace below. Its mixologists skilfully reimagine classic cocktails, switching out the same old same old for fresh and at times unconventional ingredients. Try its signature gingerbread Bellini or perhaps a lychee and coconut martini to capture the essence of indulgence.

8 Connaught Rd Central, Central

4. Cé La Vi

You will need to dress to impress if you wish to experience the Hong Kong branch of this upscale Asian chain. Cé La Vi‘s iconic rooftop location above Lan Kwai Fong affords breathtaking panoramas to savour, some of the best views in Hong Kong, so you’ll need a long drink to match. Sip an exotic and decadent cocktail crammed full of regional Asian ingredients, packing a flavour punch like nowhere else.

25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central

5. Eyebar

Pull up a chair at trendy Eyebar for some of the best views from Kowloon. From 3pm until late, this is a place to see and be seen. Fight for one of the stools lined up by the glass balcony for the ultimate outdoor bar experience. Watch the nightly city light show, A Symphony of Lights, or sneak a look through the telescope for close up scrutiny. Drag your attention away just long enough to try a signature cocktail such as Grape Expectations. Hang around to have dinner at Nanhai No. 1 just inside the bar. We reckon its modern Chinese cuisine is worth tearing yourself away from the view.

30/F, ISQUARE, 63 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

6. La Rambla by Catalunya

If you are looking for a warm and friendly welcome, then head out to La Rambla by Catalunya. Settle down on the wooden deck, relaxing on designer furniture imported from Barcelona. There is an outdoor bar to enjoy – try the Spanish gin and tonic in this spacious setting. If you decide to eat while you enjoy one of the best views in Hong Kong, there’s a tempting menu of Catalan and Mediterranean dishes from which to choose.

3071-73 Level 3, ifc mall, Central

7. Red Sugar

The Rolling Stones might have sung about Brown Sugar but here in Hong Kong the sugar is most definitely red and it is found at the Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom. Red Sugar‘s serene and relaxing location is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap after midnight. You will find an extensive collection of craft beers, a lengthy wine list and oak-barrel aged cocktails. As you would expect from one of Hong Kong’s smartest hotels, there are outstanding views from its outdoor terrace over Victoria Harbour and beyond.

38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom

8. Above at Ovolo Southside

If you find yourself on the south side of the island, then Above at Ovolo Southside is the ideal spot for your sundowner. This edgy rooftop venue is our favourite in this part of Hong Kong. Happy hour stretches to a generous four hours; it is not surprising this venue claims to have the happiest happy hour in Hong Kong. Try its refreshing “Unicorn” cocktail based on peach liqueur and camomile tea as you gaze at the mountains and stunning Repulse Bay from your terrace perch.

64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang

9. Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant

With great views over the shopping district at Causeway Bay, this bar makes the most of its outside space. Contemporary decor with mood lighting to give the place a sophisticated vibe and its convenient location makes its elegant al fresco terrace the perfect choice for after dinner drinks. But there are also hanging pods which make this the ideal space to enjoy a cosy drink with a loved one, making this a good all-rounder when it comes to al fresco bars in Hong Kong.

7/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay

10. Piqniq

The traditional guinguette has been a stalwart of the Parisian drinking and dancing scene for years – and now it has arrived in Hong Kong. Piqniq‘s hardwood decks and benches are softened by colourful cushions, playful beanbags and even a Yayoi Kasuma polka dot pumpkin. This is a place to have fun and relax with a glass of champagne or a cocktail. International food is served in “piqniq” baskets, bringing casual dining to this rooftop space.

R/F (Rooftop) HQueens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

11. SKYE

SKYE, the rooftop terrace at the Pullman’s Park Lane Hotel, is a glittering gem on the Causeway Bay bar scene. With a global audience in mind, bar tenders utilise innovative combinations of ingredients to create signature cocktails that have a strong connection to their respective international locations. Patrons receive the exclusive SKYE passport to gain access to these unique drinks, and enjoy them against a backdrop of Hong Kong’s famous skyline. An in-house DJ provides the soundtrack to an unforgettable night on the town.

310 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay

What do you look for when you are on the hunt for an al fresco drinks venue? We feel sure that when it comes to outdoor bars in Hong Kong, at least one of these will be exactly what you have been looking for. Cheers and of course, always drink responsibly!