If I hadn’t gone to Hong Kong I wouldn’t have paid £7.24p for a glass of wine. But I wouldn’t have done it on a roof terrace overlooking Kowloon Bay either so that is nothing to whine about.
Sugar Bar in Tai Koo is a sweet spot for lovers of open sky roof decks, elegant cocktails and lounge music that one doesn’t have to feel forced to dance to.
Located on the 32th floor in East Hotel, the bar with an interior that with its round corners reminds a bit of an airplane, leads you out to an impressive outdoor deck with a view of the sea, Kowloon Bay and the never-ending line of skyscrapers on both sides.
As opposed to at Ozon Bar, the highest located and most known sky bar in town, at Sugar Bar it is quite easy to get a table outside, even on a hot Friday night. And when you are outdoors at Sugar, you are really outdoors – not protected by enormous windows that makes it really hard to do what many really go there to do; to take pictures of the view.
Although the place isn’t exactly full of poor students, it doesn’t have to be a very expensive experience. During happy hour between 5pm and 7pm there are top class cocktails for 50 HKD (£4). This price is, besides the fact that there actually is space to sit outside on a warm Friday evening, another thing you would never get in a similar London bar.
Sugar Bar is a members’ club but to become a member it was only required to fill in a form at the entrance so that is not really an obstacle if you remember your contact details.