In 2011, there was a film called Lan Kwai Fong was in fashion for that period, this film is directed by Wilson Chin and it was considered to be a daring move for Hong Kong cinema at the time. The film takes place in the Lan Kwai Fong square, a place known for its bars, nightclubs and all luxurious appearance. It is considered one of the most famous street in Hong Kong to both foreigners and locals who like play at whole night. The film explores the lavish lifestyle of a group of young, wealthy youth. This film also reflect the real nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, where you can find the ubiquity of temptation about love and sex in this city. This may be a controversial film, but have to say, it is also a very good film to reflect the lifestyle of different kind of people.
The next, let’s explore the secret of Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong.
Lan Kwai Fong, a well-known party location in Hong Kong with loads of nightclubs and bars. It is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. It is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining. The street Lan Kwai Fong is L-shaped with two ends joining with D’Aguilar Street. In this place, you can get better chance of meeting locals here, apart from Westerners/girls on holiday, apart from some pinay hookers and whatnot. It my be full of middle class Chinese who think they’re God’s gift to the expat community and Western dorks who believe their own praise, but other than Wanchai, it is probably the best place for picking up.
Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. Mostly, the area is crowded with people from the surrounding offices of Central, eager to shake off the working day or week.
En Grill and Bar is a very nice place to go on a night out with your friends if you’ve decided to give the clubbing scene a miss for a change. Serving an impressive line of Awamori drinks (approx. 150 types) which line up against the wall as well as great well known alcoholic beverages from native Japan such as sake, Orion and cocktails, you’re definitely in for a treat. Go there on a Monday night and you will be able to try out their Awamori pick of the week. If you keep it up for three years going every Monday night, you’ll be close to having tried out their full line.
Address: Unit E, 4/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar St., Central, Hong Kong
This is a great place to start any night in Lan Kwai Fong, it is an Irish pub with a sports theme. Although there are big screens showing all of the biggest rugby and soccer matches in real time, this isn’t your average sports pub. The decor is incredibly upscale, and it only gets rowdy in the middle of a particularly big match. It can be hard to find Dublin Jacks because of its second-floor location, but just look up to spot the big signs and then take the stairs. An extra attraction is ‘The Deck’ area, a spacey chill-out area at the back of the pub, that overlooks Lan Kwai Fong below. Dublin Jacks also serves Irish pub style food and uniquely screens all major sporting events all seated, meaning your view of the big game won’t be obstructed.
Address: 1/F, 17 Lan Kwai Fong Central, Hong Kong
In case that you are coming to Lan Kwai Fong to see and be seen, then you will definitely want to head into Zinc Bar. The staff are friendly and the seating is comfortable, but it can have an exclusive club feel later in the night. If you just want to enjoy an affordable drink in a beautiful location, be sure to come by during Zinc Bar’s happy hour, which lasts for over five hours each night.
Address: Lan Kwai Fong, 加州大廈, 30-32 D’aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Brew house is home to Hong Kong’s best selection of beers, including the whole arsenal of beers from the Hong Kong brewing companies microbrewery. A simple interior and peanut shells on the floor make it the ideal place to relax and try some of their excellent beers. They also have a patio outside, to take advantage of the warm weather and serve American food.
Address: LG/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
It is one of the few places that you can’t escape from seeing in Lan Kwai Fong. It is located on the corner of one of the liveliest parts of the area, and it occupies two stories. On any given Friday or Saturday night, you will see patrons spilling out of the doors and long lines for people eager to get a drink inside. There are several screens that show sports, and the windows are completely open during the warmer weather so that the sound travels outside and entices bystanders to come inside.
Address: G/F & 1/F, 46-50 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central,
A tiny bar that spills out onto the street, the Keg is the least pretentious of all Lan Kwai Fongs bars. Styled like a half keg barrel, the keg has a good selection of beers and freidnly locals. The bar is owned by a Canadian consortioum and is the best place in town to watch NHL games, with playoff time turning into mayhem. They also offer something called pressure hour, where you can keep drinking for half price as long as you stay out of the restroom.
Address: 52 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How to Get There?
1. By MTR:
Exit from D1 of Central, turn right to Pedder Street and walk until you reach Queen’s Road Central, turn left when you get to D’ Aguilar Street, walk straight along D’ Aguilar Street and you will reach Lan Kwai Fong. It takes 10 minutes or so to walk.
2. By Bus:
You can take the 12M, 13, 23A and 40M; green special line bus 10A and minibus10B.
The Coming Events in Lan Kwai Fong
1. Stella Artois® World Draught Masters
Time: (Friday) 13 Sep, 2013
Introduction: Lan Kwai Fong has collaborated with Stella Artois® once again in presenting the “Stella Artois® World Draught Masters”, the Oscar of the beer world. Starting from 8.30pm, the elite bartenders are going to try their best to perfectly perform the unique 9-Step Pouring Ritual of Stella Artois® in order to win the honor of the Number 1 bartender.See you all there!Read more
2. Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2013
Time:(Saturday – Sunday) 23-24 Nov, 2013
Introduction: 1pm till lateBeing Hong Kong’s biggest ever outdoor party, the Carnival is overwhelmed with exuberant festive decorations and exotic Mardi Gras atmosphere, streets of Lan Kwai Fong will offer not only delicious foods and selections of finest beers, cocktails and wines from around the world, but also interactive games, arts and crafts, and much more.Take your time to rejoice with the crowd at wild parades performers including numerous acrobats and hot Brazilian dancers. The party will keep rolling and swinging all day and all night long!