The Dose Weekend Guide – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of our favourite weekend getaways in Asia. This city that never sleeps has it all, from world class restaurants to fantastic dive bars, you never know where the night will end up. Here are some of our go-to spots for a weekend in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Weekend Guide


The Cupping Room – Central

Excellent coffee and avocado toast to write home about (seriously, it’s amazing), all served up in a chic Scandinavian-style double story cafe.

Parkview Hong Kong

A view from the hike down to Repulse Bay

Classified Cafe Repulse Bay

Classified Cafe Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay beach

Repulse Bay beach

Classified – Repulse Bay

There are a few Classifieds around town. This one has an open front and overlooks the beach (complete with couch swings). The food and coffee is good (not great), so just know you’re going for the location more than the food.

It’s a nice stop if you do the hike from Parkview down to the bay.

Dragon-i – Central

Also a night club, but we like it for their standout dumplings. Grab some chopsticks, drink from jasmine tea, and catch up about the antics of the night before.

Catch Cafe Kennedy Town

Catch Cafe in Kennedy Town

Catch Cafe Hong Kong interior

Catch Cafe interior

Catch – Kennedy Town

A true Aussie style cafe, so you know the coffee’s going to be good and the eggs well-poached. Their Dirty Eggs are the hangover cure (or guilty pleasure) you’ve always dreamed of.


Linguini Fini – Central

Gorgeous indoor/outdoor space which a cute interior courtyard. The pasta tastes like it’s cooked by an Italian nonna, and the pizzas are New York style and enormous.

The China Club Hong Kong

The China Club dress code

China Club – Central

Housed in the old Bank of China building, this art-heavy bar and restaurant feels like eating and drinking in a well fitted out mansion. On certain nights there are tea pouring and noodle making shows. It’s a member’s only establishment, so find someone who is a member to make you a booking (some hotels can help with this). The food is traditional Chinese and excellent.

Brickhouse – Central

Tasty Mexican food and drinks in a festive intimate space down a laneway (very Melbourne-esq). If you have to put your name down and wait, go and grab a rooftop wine at the nearby Ce La Vi ( and take in the city views while you wait.

Bobby's Rabble Hong Kong

Bobby’s Rabble Bar

Bobby’s Rabble – Central

The Soho equivalent of Cheers, but with better cocktails. This is a cosy, no-frills bar where you will undoubtedly run into someone who knows your name.

Day/Night/Drink – Other honourable mentions (from people who’ve lived there) in no particular order:

Yardbird, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, Seeva, Stone Nullah Tavern, Duddles, Zuma, Honi Honi, Fish and Meat, Little Bao, Mak’s Noodles, Tai Lung Fung, Socalito, Captains Bar, Aberdeen Street Social, Globe, Shore Bar, Ozone at ICC, Soho Fama, Town Hall, The Monogomous Chinese, Ronin, Mot 32, ChaChaWan, The Pawn.