Join the bustling nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong

Hong Kong Travel Guides / September 19, 2016
Join the bustling nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong Image credit: Yi Su/Flickr

What
Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) is a popular night haunt at the Central Business District of Hong Kong. Expats and travelers frequent the place to have nighttime fun at its approximately 100 bars, pubs, clubs, and restaurants.

The whole area is bounded by the curving D’Aguilar Street and the L-shaped Lan Kwai Fong lane, extending to Wyndham Street and Wellington Street. The place used to be a dedicated venue for hawkers before World War II. Lan Kwai Fong has since evolved into a bustling night spot and a top tourist attraction in Hong Kong.

This entertainment hub gets especially crowded on holidays like New Year’s Eve and Halloween.

Why
Lan Kwai Fong is where you can literally let your hair hang loose and party hard until dawn. It is a world apart from the stuffy and more formal party places in other parts of Hong Kong. At Lan Kwai Fong, you can show up in any outfit that suits your fancy, whether it is jean and sneaker, suit and tie, or outlandish costume.

Partying at Lan Kwai Fong is also easier on the pocket. Go during Happy Hour for half-priced drinks. Some bars offer free admission or free drinks for female guests on Ladies’ Nights.

Best bars and pubs at Lan Kwai Fong
Lily & Bloom is probably the busiest bar in Lan Kwai Fong. Start your bar-hopping adventure during Happy Hour at this two-storey establishment and enjoy your first drink for only HK$5 (US$0.65).

Retro-style bars are gaining popularity among partygoers in Hong Kong. Make it a part of your adventure and go on a cloak-and-dagger hunt for Lan Kwai Fong’s hidden gems. Make sure you’ll end your journey at Stockton bar and enjoy their heavenly cocktails.

Culminate your night at Geronimo Shot Bar. It is among the last bars to close in Lan Kwai Fong so staying late is not a problem. Wear a costume and try the 15-shot challenge for a chance to have your name etched in Hong Kong’s drinking history!

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