Whether it's on a corner of a city street, the cornerstone of a swish hotel, a few tables and a fridge on a beach, or a mock English pub, Hong Kong's got bars for all seasons. Alcohol (although there are plenty of fruit juices and the like on offer too) lubricates many of the city's business and social discussions, and most parts of Hong Kong host some sort of drinking establishment.
The biggest concentration is on Hong Kong Island, in the nightlife area of Lan Kwai Fong and then stretching away through the areas of SoHo and NoHo, where it would be difficult to take more than a dozen paces without passing some sort of bar. Why so many? Well, Hong Kong works hard, and likes to wind down.
Best of all, there are bars to suit all pockets and moods. Up for a high octane celebration? Head for Ozone, the highest bar in the world. Just fancy chilling by the sea? China Bear is the answer. Need a traditional English pub? Nobody turns a blind eye to Trafalgar. And – given that there are few restrictions on appropriate times to serve alcohol – if you're in Hong Kong right at this moment there's probably a bar that's open not too far away.
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