The Official First-Timers Guide to Lan Kwai Fong

Everyone knows Lan Kwai Fong is Hong Kong’s party district—with award-winning bars, incredible restaurants and amazing clubs all within a few streets. But there’s even more to discover than the hottest bars, restaurants and parties; this neighbourhood has a little bit of everything, like unique art exhibits, awesome shopping and some incredible spas.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Lan Kwai Fong or a regular, check out our official guide for the best places to be and be scene.

Art
art wellington gallery lkfArt is an intrinsic part of culture. It represents a place’s past and can even help shape its future: if you really want to find the heart of a city, check out its galleries. In Lan Kwai Fong, you’re spoiled for choice with so many interesting art galleries. Check out the latest emerging Chinese and Asian artists at Wellington Gallery, or head to the famous Opera Gallery for the best in international talents and collector’s pieces. Check out our full guide to all of our favourite galleries, too!

Wellington Gallery,
36 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,
wellingtongallery.com.hk

Opera Gallery Hong Kong
W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2810 1208
www.operagallery.com

Dance
cassio lkfHong Kong may be busy during the day, when everyone is putting in that hustle at work, but the city truly comes alive at night. This is a work-hard play hard city, and to get the true Hong Kong experience, you need a night out in Lan Kwai Fong. Lan Kwai Fong is home to some of the greatest clubs in Asia. From the legendary Dragon-I to newer favourites like Cé La Vi and Cassio, the scene is ever-changing with new additions (and amazing DJs) adding more spark to the city’s skyline. If you don’t know where to start, check out our list of the must-visit clubs in the area. There’s even a thriving Latin dancing-scene here, so dust off your salsa shoes and get ready to fiesta!

Dragon-i
The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 3110 1222
www.dragon-i.com.hk

Cé La Vi
25/F, California Tower, 32 D'Aguilar Street, Central; +852 3700 2300
hk.celavi.com

Cassio,
2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 3792 0129
cassio.com.hk

Drink
employees only lkf drinkLan Kwai Fong is home to some of the world’s greatest speakeasies and cocktail bars. Whether you want to sip on a rare whiskey, a trendy cocktail or even just watch the game over a beer, there’s plenty to be had—and new bars are always popping up. Employees Only is a firm favourite, this New York-powerhouse mixes up strong drinks and offers some of the best service in town. Just down the road, you can explore Hong Kong’s largest gin collection at the hidden Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, one of Hong Kong’s (not so) hidden treasures. Don’t forget to check out some happy hours for great value drinks!

With all of these activities to cross off your list, you might be in need of a coffee hit. Not to worry, Coffee Academics is the perfect place to get your caffeine fix and keep your energy levels running high.

Employees Only,
G/F, 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2468 2755
employeesonlyhk.com

Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central; +852 2111 9449
www.drfernshk.com

The Coffee Academics
G/F Guilar House, 24 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2110 1728
www.the-coffeeacademics.com
 

Eat
brick house lkf
We can’t think of a greater place for foodies than Hong Kong. We have some of the best local food around (who can resist fresh dim sum or egg waffles?), and amazing international options. Brickhouse is one of the many (many) restaurants we can’t get enough of. This Mexican restaurant offers a laidback vibe with authentic cuisine and killer cocktails, and it’s the perfect spot to satisfy your post-party cravings after a long night out. Not sure what you’re craving? Just head to California Tower for some of the city’s best nosh. Ciao Ciao is on the ground floor and makes post-or-pre-party-perfect Neapolitan pizzas. For the best burgers in town, hit up Beef & Liberty. Not only are they Michelin-recommended, this California Tower power-house has killer beats, a great terrace and they do weekend brunch. Looking for something lighter? Fumi has you covered – it’s a modern Japanese restaurant with a beautiful interior and super fresh sushi.

Brickhouse
G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2810 0560
brickhouse.com.hk

Ciao Chow
G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2344 0005
www.ciaochow.com.hk

Beef & Liberty
3/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2450 5778
beef-liberty.com/hk

Fumi
6/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2328 3302
www.fumihk.com

Relax
mindful lan kwai fong ultimate guide

Hong Kong can be a stressful place. Like we said before, it’s a work hard-play hard city, and sometimes you need to take some time out for yourself to be still and get pampered. Guess what? Lan Kwai Fong is full of amazing spas and mindful oases. Book in a session at Flawless, they offer great facials, nail services and massage therapies – it’s like a one-stop-shop for a better you. To get your good vibes back, head to Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio for one of their singing bowl meditations. Singing bowls create a range of beautiful sounds that restore your body’s natural frequencies and align your chakras.

Flawless
4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong; +852 2869 5868
flawless.hk.com

Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio
9F, V Plus, 68 Wellington Street, Central; +852 2898 0568
luxenova.life

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