There are scores of dance clubs in Hong Kong, and the scene keeps expanding. What fuels the enthusiasm is a combination of a desire to let off steam in a city that works 24/7, and Hong Kong's legendary entrepreneurial spirit, which sees any number of business owners finding a suitable space and employing the DJs who will keep spinning, and the crowd dancing, until the small hours.
Some clubs start up and then vanish within a few months, victims of high rents or simply because they are not striking the right note. Others go on and on for decades. Dragon i is a prime example, combining a central location with a well designed space. The brainchild of one of the city's leading socialites, it quickly attracted the attention of Hong Kong's glitterati, and visiting celebrities have been quick to join in the fun. At the other end of the scale, XXX Gallery is an extended walk on the wild side.
Other clubs may be less exclusive than Dragon-i, but they still pull in plenty of regular merrymakers who just want to dance their socks off till the small hours, unworried whether their fellow revelers feature on the A List. One thing is for sure, dance fans are in for a treat in Hong Kong, with DJs catering to all sorts of different tastes. Party on, dudes.