LKF & Wan Chai

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LKF & Wan Chai Hong Kong Reviews

woodphil1975 woodphil…
3 reviews
Different bars and places May 29, 2011
Lan Kwai Fong is where many westerners and local Chinese go to drink in Hong kong, there are many bars here and the atmosphere can be fantastic when there are lots of people here and drinking in the streets. Lan Kwai Fong is also close to Soho where there are also a number of nice bars and restaurants. This is where I currently live and it's great having it all on your doorstep.

Wanchai is different altogether, although it is the red light district of Hong Kong you do feel safe when your there and there are a number of good bars and restaurants and clubs down there. There are also a number of girly/curtain bars and if your a male on your own they will try and get you in. If you have never been to Hong Kong i would suggest to check out both places as they are both good nights out for different reasons.
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laenak laenak
3 reviews
lan kwai fong vs wanchai Apr 19, 2011
Lan Kwai Fong is one of two bar districts in Hong Kong so naturally Wanchai is the other. This begs the question which one should I go to. Lan Kwai has a higher class clientele which also means higher priced drinks. Wanchai is kind of the seedy underbelly of Hong kong which means plenty of stip clubs. However Wanchai is cheaper and there are some pretty good dance clubs there that won't snub you or over charge you.
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rigo2011 rigo2011
2 reviews
Clubs Apr 12, 2011
I did a little exploring the nightlife in LKF and it was a little expensive, but it was pretty great, especially if you go with friends.
dorothyuen dorothyu…
2 reviews
Red Mar 27, 2011
Red is located in IFC, an impressive shopping centre and despite or because of this fact it's a cool place to hang out – mostly because of the drinks and the rooftop views of Kowloon Peninsula and Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline. DJs play a smooth mixture of lounge and funk and the décor is cool and stylish.
panda0139 panda0139
1 reviews
Rebuilt LKF Mar 03, 2011
Recently,LKF has been rebuilt.After rebuilt,most of bars are changed to be cafe ,cloth shop or restaurant.It make LKF lose its funny and interesting:(
IvanG IvanG
10 reviews
Jan 20, 2007
So - where should you party in Hong Kong? Well there are really only 2 places where all the action happens.

1) Lan Kwai Fong (LKF for short)

2) Wan Chai

The night has to start in LKF. There you can begin knocking down the happy hour drinks, as well as have some dinner at the various restaraunts. I have never actually eaten anything there (I go strictly for the drinking), but I've heard from others that Agave (Mexican) and Beirut Lebanese Cuisine serve up the best meals. As far as bars are concerned, if it's a weekend night all of them will be packed. Bar George (at top of the hill) seems to be very popular, so good luck approaching the bar. If you are into some live music by a Philippino cover band, then try to get into Insomnia (just a few bars down from Bar George). If you get there early enough (before 11pm) you should be able to get in.

At around 1am, the crowd slowly begins to subside. But don't be fooled and think they are all going home. They have moved to either one of the underground clubs or to Wan Chai. If you are not a local (or not WITH a local who is a member) then forget about searching or trying to get into these "members-only" clubs (although I've been to a few, thanks to my friend, and they are good!). Grab a Taxi and head to Wan Chai.

There are 2 types of bars you can visit in Wan Chai; the girly bars or regular bars. It is very easy to get duped into going in a girly bar, but unless you plan on picking up a prostitute quick, you'll be hating yourself for spending so much money on "girly" drinks which cost 3x the amount of a regular drink. If you want to continue your good old-fashioned partying and drinking that you started in LKF (and you can still try to pick up a 'decent' girl) then head to Carnegies. Carnegies tends to have their off nights, so if this is one of those nights then go straight to "Dusk till Dawn". This is another bar with a live band (like Insomnia) and as the name suggests it is open till dawn. Always a good time!

Enjoy your stay in Hong Kong :)
jerrell says:
i wish i had know about this sooner, because i went to HK in august and i was so unprepared! i spent most of my time in wan chai and kowloon. but i'll have to hit up this LKF it sounds good. the only bar i could find in wan chai was banana joe's which was okay but too much military. im going to hk again this spring so i'll be sure to check out LKF and the bars u mentioned. thanks for putting that out there!
Posted on: Nov 29, 2007

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