One of Hong Kong’s most popular dining, entertainment, and nightlife destinations, Lan Kwai Fong has the highest concentration of watering holes in the city: more than 100 restaurants, bars, and clubs are all crammed into just a few blocks. Conveniently located in Central, it’s where expats, locals, and visitors go to eat, drink, and be merry.The Basics
Also known as LKF, Lan Kwai Fong comprises the L-shaped Lan Kwai Fong and D’Aguilar Street, but has expanded in recent years to encompass nearby streets, including Wo On Lan, Wing Wah Lane, Wyndham Street, and Wellington Street. The best way to explore Lan Kwai Fong is on foot. Not surprisingly, Lan Kwai Fong features on nightlife-focused tours, including pub crawls. Combine a stop here with a Hong Kong sightseeing tour to see other top city attractions such as Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market, and Tsim Sha Tsui. Or visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour or tram tour to explore at your leisure.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Lan Kwai Fong is a must for foodies and nightlife enthusiasts.
- Travelers with children should visit during the day, as things can get rowdy at night.
- Most clubs and some bars and restaurants have a dress code.
- With its cobblestone streets, pitched angle, and crowds spilling into the streets, Lan Kwai Fong is not very wheelchair friendly. Plus many venues are located on the upper levels of buildings and may not be accessible to wheelchair users.
Lan Kwai Fong is located in Central. Take the MTR to Central Station (Exit D2) or Hong Kong Station (Exit B2 or C) and walk south. A number of buses also stop nearby, including bus numbers 12M, 13, and 40M. You can also take the tram to the Pedder Street stop.
When to Get There
While some restaurants and venues are open from lunchtime, Lan Kwai Fong really gets going after sunset. There’s a lively happy hour scene here, and many restaurants fill up for dinner. The clubs get going late, sometimes after midnight. Lan Kwai Fong is also popular around Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, when the streets and venues can get extremely crowded. SoHo
Just up the hill from Lan Kwai Fong is the trendy SoHo (South of Hollywood Road) area. Full of eateries, bars, and nightclubs, similar to Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo is also home to a number of art galleries, antique shops, and hip boutique stores. Many Hong Kong visitors visit both Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo over the course of a night out.