High-End Boozing: When London transplant Boujis first opened its doors in Hong Kong in late 2012, its uber-exclusive club was the talk of the town. The original Boujis in South Kensington, London was famous for being one of Prince Harry’s favorite watering holes, and in Hong Kong, it’s also popular with the hard-partying crowd.
Look & Feel: The club’s reception area features furnishings by British designer Timothy Oulton. Inside, you’ll find Union Jack patterns, paying tribute to the club’s British roots. The 3,000-square-foot space is divided into the “bar” side and “club” side, and the latter is lit in purple and blue hues.
On the Menu: There’s a solid selection of cocktails — most of which are champagne-based and on the sweet side. Boujis’s signature Crack Baby is a fruity, fortifying shot that’s just light enough to drink easily and bozzy enough to get the evening going. One of the most OTT drinks on the menu has to be the “Faboujis Egg”, which is made with Havana Club rum, agave and champagne, with lychee apple and lemon. What’s so outrageous about it? It’s served in an ice sculpture.
Service: Bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable, ready to make suggestions.
Jeng: Boujis gets better as the night goes on. Hardcore party-goers: this is a place for you. When the bar first opened it was members-only and you had to be recommended by two existing members to a secret selection committee. Thankfully, the nightclub has since relaxed its door rules and everyone’s welcome as long as they’re not shirtless or wearing sandals.
Not So Jeng: Trying to have a conversation? Forget it. You can hear the music pumping from practically a mile away. But then again, it is a nightclub so we guess loud music can be forgiven.
Great For: Head here for both after-work drinks or late-night debauchery.
FYI: Boujis has regular DJ nights featuring talent from overseas. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, spirits, house wines, beers and special cocktails are under HK$100 all night.