Whether you’re looking for some jazz or indie rock for the evening, Hong Kong has no shortage of live music venues complete with great drinks and food to spare. Read on for a tried-and-tested list of music destinations.
This retro aircraft cabin-inspired speakeasy disguised as a dapper umbrella shop on Ice House Street hosts well-loved jazz nights every other night of the week. Its craft cocktail and French bistro food menu makes it a fantastic choice for date night.
2/F, Printing House, 18 Ice House Street, Central, 2116-8949
Grappa’s Cellar will be no stranger to true Jazz lovers. A beloved spot that also happens to be a home-style Italian restaurant, Grappa’s has been home to a wealth of live acts, from jazz bands to comedians from home and abroad for years.
Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, 2521-2322
The music retail giant’s attempt to transform itself into a lifestyle destination has evidently been successful, and resulted in the HMV Kafe on the top floor of its flagship store. Both a restaurant and bar, the venue hosts frequent gigs with local musicians.
4/F, Pearl City, 22-36 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, 2504-1538
A long-standing Jazz club in Hong Kong, Peel Fresco stands the test of time with great beats, a variety of artists, and a welcoming atmosphere. You’ll always find a visiting artist there, any week of the month.
49 Peel Street, Sheung Wan, 2540-2046
Sharing the same entrance as PLAY nightclub, Studio is an elevated version of your average Jazz lounge – with modern decor, international talents, and an always fashionable crowd. Seats are limited, but that only encourages more dancing.
1/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
A local favourite for alternative music and great drinks, Salon 10 is a cosy sitting-room-like lounge that is often packed to the walls on weekends. Often hosting a mix of DJ nights and live music events, this place is a great destination any day of the week.
10 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 2801-6768
Previously the well-loved local independent music venue Hidden Agenda, This Town Needs continues to be a hotspot for music lovers in its new location in Yau Tong. Hosting artists from Asia and beyond, the gigs can range from hip-hop to hard rock and everything in between.
1F, Commercial Accommodation, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong
One of the best hidden secrets in Hong Kong, Visage One is a one-man hair salon hidden in a side-alley in Sheung Wan that turns into a Jazz bar every Saturday night. If you’re looking for an intimate spot with great music, this is the one.
Rear Lower G/F, 93 Hollywood Road, Central, 2523-8988