Lan Kwai Fong is an area in Central, known for its numerous posh clubs, bars and dining establishments, making it the most popular spot for night life in Hong Kong. Frequented by well-off locals, expatriates and tourists, Lan Kwai Fong is actually an L-shaped, cobble-stoned street with its two ends joining D'Aguilar Street, creating a rectangular entertainment district that is always packed to the brim during Friday and Saturday nights.
It is home to more than 80 bars, clubs and restaurants offering live music, booze and a variety of cuisines including Italian, Colonial Vietnamese, Modern Japanese. Over the years, it has become the city's location of choice for after hour drinks, weekend parties and special celebrations such as Halloween and New Year's Eve. Major fashion brands also hold themed parties in Lan Kawi Fong.
Before becoming the city's premier night life hub, Lan Kwai Fong was dedicated to flower stalls and small factories. In 1983, German-Canadian businessman Allan Zeman decided to open a restaurant and bar in the area as an entertainment venue for his overseas textile clients. Zeman's restaurant was an overnight success so he decided to buy a whole block of Lan Kwai Fong and developed it into what it is today, a popular entertainment and night life destination in Hong Kong.
During the day, Lan Kwai Fong is less noisy and crowded but nevertheless alive with business. Aside from restaurants serving meals, there are establishments in the area that offer a variety of products and services including art galleries, furniture shops, salons and spas.
Other tourist attractions near Lan Kwai Fong include Man Mo Temple, Possession Street, Hollywood Road, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong Park, Temple Street, and the Peak.
How to get there:
Take an MTR train (or the Airport Express trains that will get you to the Central MTR Station) and look for Exit D2. Walk along Theatre Lane and up D'Aguilar Street, then walk about five minutes to Lan Kwai Fong.
You can also take Public bus, route no. 12m, 13, 23A and 40M and Green light bus, route no. 10A & 10B.