Worldwide Scott | April 24, 2016 9:00 PM ET
The 4 Best Hong Kong Bars With a View
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Home to one of the most scintillating skylines in the world, Hong Kong’s cityscape must be seen to be believed. Yes, with the shimmering waters of Victoria Harbor in the foreground and sparkling skyscrapers and mountains behind, this place is simply one-of-a-kind. Nothing goes better with a view than a cocktail, and here are four of the best rooftop (or impressively elevated) bars in Hong Kong to do just that.
The outdoor terrace at Wooloomooloo Prime, one of the city’s most popular Australian steakhouses, the Wooloomooloo rooftop bar is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, and offers dazzling 270-degree views out to the harbor, and to the jagged peaks behind. You have to find your way through the bustling steakhouse to get to the rooftop bar, but once you emerge, your heart is sure to skip a beat.
Where to find it: 21st Floor, The One, 100 Nathan Road
What to sip: An Australian red or the tantalizing Thai Lily, made from green apple, red grapes, and mint, muddled together and blended with lemongrass-infused vodka, apple schnapps, and absinthe.
As the name would suggest, Ozone at the Ritz Carlton resides in rarified air, on the 118th floor to be precise. This actually allows it to lay claim to the title of “highest bar in the world.” Ozone fills its elevated space with a glittering futuristic decor that seamlessly blends with the night sky above.
There’s no outside portion of the bar, and at this height, that’s probably a good thing. The views of Hong Kong from inside Ozone are literally unparalleled, especially during the nightly “A Symphony of Lights” show that takes over the harbor.
Where to find it: 118th Floor, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West
What to sip: The Bamboo, a blend of green tea-infused Brazilian Cachaca, lime, lemongrass, ginger and ginger beer.
Fu Lu Shou
A little tricky to find, but well worth the effort, Fu Lu Shou sits atop an unassuming building in the center of Hong Kong, and you must call ahead to get the entry code. Once inside, you are surrounded by a hip-as-all-get-out bar and restaurant complete with a hidden rooftop terrace featuring stylish street art. While the views may not be as spellbinding as some other establishments in town, Fu Lu Shou is without a doubt the hippest roof terrace in town.
Where to find it: 7th Floor, 31 Hollywood Road
What to sip: The Joh Sun, a zesty mix made from premium citrus vodka, lemongrass syrup, ginger juice, lime juice, and chili pepper.
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Located on the top two floors of the legendary Peninsula Hotel, Felix features breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s harbor, a striking design, and luxurious drinks. The decor is enthralling thanks to avant-garde designer Philippe Starck, and the drinks pair with the design perfectly. Felix is also one of the best locations to view the nightly light and laser show. And even if you have to run to the bathroom during, you won’t miss a thing as Starck has made Felix world famous for the view from the lavatories, which you’ll just have to see for yourself to believe.
Where to find it: 28th Floor, Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road
What to sip: Simply champagne or a martini — yep, it’s that chic.
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