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Hong Kong is home to several LGBTQ-friendly clubs and bars where visitors can enjoy a friendly atmosphere, top-notch entertainment, and stellar drinks while in a welcoming atmosphere.

Whether you’re seeking to sample award-winning cocktails or dance your troubles away on the dance floor, we’ve rounded up the most popular gay bars and restaurants in Hong Kong. Have a look below!

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The 9 Best Gay Bars in Hong Kong

The Pontiac

The Pontiac is the most exciting LGBTQ bar in Hong Kong’s Central district. Named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars, this stylish and welcoming spot has a  predominantly female bar staff led by bar manager Jen Queen and co-founder Beckaly Franks (there are even bras hanging from the ceiling). They craft an array of great cocktails such as the Hobnail, made with Irish whisky, ginger, amaro, Angostura bitters, and orange oil. 

Stop by The Pontiac for its stylish ambiance, and non-judgemental atmosphere, and for their famous Ponty Hour after work, from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Address: 13 Old Bailey St, Central, Hong Kong

Wink

Wink is a popular gay bar located in the heart of Sheung Wan. Aside from featuring an exciting range of exclusive cocktails, premium wines, champagnes, and spirits, this enticing cocktail bar also hosts a variety of events, such as karaoke nights, live band jams, and LGBTQ parties.

When visiting Wink, be sure to sample their creatively mixed cocktails. Our recommendation? Elysium, which is made from Iron Buddha tea, ginger syrup, ginger liqueur, and vodka, and served in a Chinese teapot.

Address: 79 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Boo Bar Hong Kong

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Located in the Pearl Oriental Tower, in Kowloon, Boo Bar is a popular karaoke bar famous for hosting a fun LGBTQ crowd. Boasting a lively atmosphere, the bar has comfortable seats, an illuminated bar top, and a state-of-the-art sound system.

BOO is a famous happy hour spot in Hong Kong, and on the last Saturday of each month, the karaoke is replaced by a DJ for a dance party night.

Address: Hong Kong, Yau Ma Tei, Nathan Rd, 225號五樓 Pearl Oriental Tower

Virus Restaurant & Bar One

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Virus Restaurant & Bar One is one of the last remaining lesbian bars in Hong Kong, tucked into Chung Wai Commercial Building, in Causeway Bay. The bar is known for its cozy and stylish atmosphere, as well as for its fun-filled karaoke area where guests can sing their hearts out. 

Drop by Virus to enjoy karaoke in the main room, or feast on affordable cocktails while eating grilled izakaya dishes.

The bar has an all-you-can-drink happy hour from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Address: Hong Kong, Lockhart Rd, 447-449號21F Chung Wai Commercial Building

Linq Bar

Linq is a cozy club and bar on Pottinger Street. This stylish gay-friendly spot draws an exciting crowd, which is a mix of locals and ex-pats, thanks to its lively DJ sets, and breezy outdoor terrace that is great for people-watching.

Address: 35 Pottinger St, Central, Hong Kong

FLM

FLM is an iconic gay-friendly venue located on Jervois Street. This legendary bar hosts exciting themed nights, live performances, and fun-filled activities like trivia nights, bingo, and karaoke. All of this is topped off by a diverse LGBTQ crowd.

Come by FLM for their happy hours every Monday to Saturday from 7 pm to 9 pm to enjoy happy hour, and stick around to enjoy a dance party night!

Address: 62 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Petticoat Lane

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Petticoat Lane is often considered one of the best gay clubs in Hong Kong. Located in the center of Hong Kong’s famous nightlife spot, Lan Kwai Fong, Petticoat features a gender-neutral toilet and is particularly famous for its drag performances featuring the city’s most incredible performances. The club also hosts raucous parties with the sound of classic songs.

Address: California Tower

Zoo Bar

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Zoo Bar is self-described as a “gay bar with a great party atmosphere”. Sought after by crowds of local young professionals and ex-pats, the bar is famous for its calendar of exciting events, both in and out of the house. These include summer boat parties, beach parties, drag shows, and meetings for the LGBTQ+ community.

Aside from thrilling events happening all year round, Zoo Bar also draws visitors thanks to its happy hour, which happens every night from 7 pm to 9 pm. Be sure to try the Orange-A-Tang.

Address: G/F, 33 – 35 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

T:ME Bar

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T:me Bar (Time Bar) is the ultimate destination for Hong Kong’s gay community. Tucked away in Hollywood Road, this cozy and intimate spot is perfect for those seeking to have a few drinks before a night out.

The bar is famous for its creatively mixed cocktails, such as the Earl Grey, a cocktail that uses a house-made vodka infused with Earl Grey tea, and fun happy hours, free vodka, and wine specials.

Address: Rear block, 65, Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

FAQ

What are the best gay bars in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s best gay bars:

  • The Pontiac;
  • Wink;
  • Boo Bar Hong Kong;
  • Virus Restaurant & Bar One;
  • Linq Bar;
  • FLM;
  • Petticoat Lane;
  • Zoo Bar;
  • T:ME Bar.

Does Hong Kong have nightlife?

Yes. Hong Kong has exciting late-night options, with countless bars and nightclubs to choose from.

Does Hong Kong have bars?

Yes. Hong Kong has an ever-evolving bar scene, with a place to suit every taste: intimate speakeasies to modern rooftop terraces.

Do people in Hong Kong drink alcohol?

In Hong Kong, 1.9% of the population drinks regularly, and 70% of the population is not a regular drinker.

How’s the Hong Kong bar scene?

Hong Kong has a bustling bar scene, with places to suit every taste and budget. With that being said, there’s no shortage of great bars where you can find a proper pour in Hong Kong, and whether you’re looking for some artisanal beer or a rare whisky, you’ll find it in the city.

What are the best bars in Hong Kong island?

Hong Kong’s best bars are:

  • Bar De Luxe;
  • Caprice Bar at Four Seasons Hong Kong;
  • MO Bar;
  • Argo Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong;
  • The Aubrey;
  • The DarkSide;
  • Terrible Baby.

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