Hong Kong party guide: Lan Kwai Fong on a budget
Lan Kwai Fong is a bar-hopper’s paradise. Made up of a cluster of eateries, bars and club-lined streets, the area is heaving whatever night you check it out. But as any experienced Hong Kong partier will tell you, too much going out can have a deep impact on your travel wallet. So here is a list of the top ways to tackle Lan Kwai Fong on a budget while still making your Snapchat friends green with envy.
Time your going out right and you could be dancing till the sun comes up - all thanks to happy hour. Most clubs or pubs in LKF will have happy hours up until 9pm where you can get drinks for about half the standard price. So grab your travel buddies, head in early and pick a spot (or three) to get you well on your way to having the happiest of nights partying.
The Pub Crawl
Thinking of heading out on a Thursday night? Then definitely check out The Pub Crawl. For only $100HKD you get to hang out with a big group of like-minded peeps, a free shot at four different bars and heavily discounted drinks at all locations! Plus, they won’t take you to all of the tourist places. Think hidden rooftops with amazing views, dark alleyways, and secret doors to disappear through. The Pub Crawl is an awesome idea for anyone travelling solo or in pairs and looking to have some alcohol crawling fun.
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Drinking on the street is legal in most parts of Hong Kong which is amazing news for anyone looking to save a dollar or two in Lan Kwai Fong. Head to the local 7-Eleven and pick your poison then take a wander. There is so much happening out on the streets, you’re bound to have a good time and soak up the experience just as much as being in one of the bars or clubs. And the best part is 7-Eleven is open all hours.
If strolling along the streets doesn’t tickle your funny bone - good news. Some of the best drinking spots in Hong Kong are also free! To stay in the LKF area, try venturing to the Lok Hing Lane Amphitheatre for a more relaxed setting. Or travel a little further out and you can head up to the IFC rooftop where you’ll find chairs and tables with a view.
As the name suggests, this one is strictly for the ladies (sorry guys)! On a Thursday night places like Otto Lounge, Zinc and Casa Lounge in LKF all offer free drinks for women. So make the most of it by throwing on a dress, letting your hair down and celebrating being a girl! Make sure you do your research so you don’t miss out because the specials do end. But when they do, you now know the trusty 7-Eleven has got your back.
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