Calling all art lovers! If you need drinks post exhibition, show or art month in Hong Kong, these are the bars you need to hit
We love enjoying a tipple at our fave gin bars and catching the views from the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong, but when we’re in a highbrow mood, we’ll switch the dive bars for these art bars in Hong Kong. Whether you’re a fan of Duchamp or Damien Hirst, there’s something for everyone at these cool spots across town.
Art bars in Hong Kong that bring the colour
When talking about art bars in Hong Kong, one simply can not miss Bibo in Sheung Wan. This fine dining restaurant and bar houses works by some of the most exceptional modern artists of our time, including Banksy, Damien Hirst and Kaws. Go for the art and stay for the bohemian vibes.
Bibo, G/F, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2956 3188, 上環荷李活道163號地舖
Often the site of an art show after-party, Duddell’s has wonderful artistic flair, hosting rotating art exhibitions and installations across its floors. Regular pieces from China and abroad dot the walls of the Michelin-starred restaurant, where the food is equally as alluring. Or perhaps you’d rather retire to the lounge upstairs and take in the view with artistic cocktail in hand?
Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2525 9191, 中環都爹利街1號上海灘3至4樓
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit creative in Central that will allow you to dodge the crowds and see some art simultaneously, then you need to head to Le Boudoir. At first glance, you may wonder why it’s on a list of cool art bars in Hong Kong, but when the lights go off at this vintage establishment, you’ll be able to see a neon installation from Hong Kong-based street artist Szabotage. Plus we love the service here, so get along.
Le Boudoir, B/F, 65 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2530 3870, 中環雲咸街65號地庫
Ping Pong 129
Housed in an old ping pong hall, Ping Pong 129 is a Spanish Gintoneria with a twist. Descend into the space and marvel at the high ceilings (a rarity in space-starved Hong Kong!) before checking out what art lines the walls. We love the collection of breast photographs and the sculptures that change from time to time. The crowd here is always a creative one too; so you won’t be disappointed.
Ping Pong 129, Nam Cheong Lau, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 9158 1584, 西環西營盤第二街129號南昌樓
Dada Bar & Lounge
If you’re looking for things to do in TST, then Dad Bar & Lounge may be a good spot for you to check out. Inspired by the wild world of Dada, expect lush furnishings, animal sculptures and quirky ephemera at this spot that also hosts live music Monday-Saturday. We can assure you the toilets are not merely Duchamp fountains.
Dada Bar & Lounge, 2/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3763 8778, 尖沙咀金巴利道39號帝樂文娜公館2樓
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