Hong Kong Nightlife
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On HK island there are a plethora of pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from and the best way of visiting much of these establishments is simply by getting out there and exploring on foot down all the small districts and side streets. As previously mentioned we are staying in Mid-Levels just up from Central, and this area itself is jostling with some superb restaurants and pubs.Central does seem to be the party hot spot on the island, and there are several areas worth visiting whilst here for the night. Wan Chai has many clubs which stay open way past dawn every day of the week. Many of the bars in this area have there own house bands playing Bontempi organs over records. We went to a club called 'From Dusk till Dawn' where we experienced just that.
Tonight was Ladies night in Wan Chai, so Tamara was able to get free drinks at most of the bars in the area. Can you imagine clubs back home doing that? Giving away free drink? It just wouldnt happen. Another area well worth visiting is Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), this is probably HKs best known drinking area. Over the past 20 years it has gone from a cluster of ragtrade go-downs to a world class entertainment centre. Theres a huge variety of bars and eateries here most under the ownership of tycoon Allan Zeman, often dubbed 'Mr Lan Kwai Fong'.
LKF can be a good place for first time visitors, since every taxi driver knows it and everything is clustered together. We went to a few bars in this area and you can get a wicked burger and a beer at 'Cul-de-sac' which is what me and Jeremy did.
A short walk from LKF takes you to SoHo centred around Staunton street and Elgin street, which cut across the Mid-Levels Escalator. As LKF became cliched, this place took over as the most vibrant and happening hotspot.
Because we didnt get in till 5.00 in the morning, Thursday became a wash out so we hung around the flat again all day however we have plans to get across to Macau this weekend and into China on Tuesday, so I will be adding some major journal entries over the coming days.
Ellis 5.06pm July 27th