10 Best Dance Clubs in Hong Kong

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.

Photo courtesy of PLAY HK

Playtime has never been such fun. Play has been around for some years, but got a design makeover from top local artist Simon Birch, who hand painted the fully interactive LED light stage. The predominant palette is dark blue, lending a calm and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Fly

Come fly with me, and how! Fly is designed so that a clubber's senses would be enhanced through hearing, seeing and feeling the music; there's a massive Turbosound system that pumps solid, crisp and powerful sound that can vibrate hair on skin,...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Aqua Spirit

Time to head to the upper echelons. This glamorous rooftop bar is one of the most talked-about watering holes in Hong Kong. Located on the 30th floor of high-rise One Peking on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Aqua Spirit is like a cocktail-loaded...  Read More

XXX Gallery
Photo courtesy of XXX Gallery

Time for a walk on the wild side. XXX Gallery is the antithesis of the trendy, self-conscious dance scene found in some other parts of the city. Forget highly priced cocktails and ranks of bottles tagged with the drinker's name; it's bring your...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Volar

Been there, danced that, but Volar has long been a mainstay of the Lan Kwai Fong dance scene. After a meal and a spot of bar hopping, where better to get the night really going than Volar's 5,000 square foot temple to dance. It's pulled in some...  Read More

Armani Prive
Photo courtesy of Armani Prive

Armani Prive is a club of two halves. First is the chic indoor lounge club, where the glitterati (and this is very much an A-Lister venue) shake it till late into the night to the latest DJ spins. Second comes the very relaxed rooftop terrace...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Boujis Hong Kong

The legendary Boujis chose the high energy international metropolis of Hong Kong as the location for its first offspring outside of London, UK. Boujis Hong Kong is located in the heart of the city's trendy financial and entertainment...  Read More

Tazmania Ballroom
Photo courtesy of Tazmania Ballroom

Get ready to be amazed, even if only slightly. Tazmania Ballroom is a dance club, for sure, but added to that is a lounge and, gasp, games. Twice a week, thanks to some ingenious hi-tech design, the billiards tables are hoisted out of the way to...  Read More


Drop has long been Hong Kong's default dance venue. The city has a few clubs that are popular with a celebrity crowd, and this is one of them. Despite having been around for a few years, Drop still manages to reel 'em in. The entrance is on...  Read More

dragon i

Welcome to celeb central. Dragon-i is a see-and-be-seen sort of place which claims to sell more champagne than any other club in Southeast Asia. The velvet rope is particularly long on weekends (unless you happen to be unnaturally beautiful or...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and counts Hong Kong as his second home. While he lives in a farming village on one of the outlying islands, getting to the city center...  More About Ed

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