Central Bars & Nightlife

Establishment neighborhood
The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St., Central
Opened in 1967, Dragon-i is somewhat of a Hong Kong institution at this point—since it's a favorite for expats and tourists, it's an easy place to ease into Hong Kong's club scene. The interior (designed by India Mahdavi, who was also behind the stunning pink gallery at Sketch in London) has a stereotypically Chinese aesthetic, with red lanterns hanging above the always-packed dance floor. The music program is handled by Chris Samba, a former Arsenal soccer player who both DJs himself and packs the schedule with some of the best acts in Hong Kong.
Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd., 25th Floor, Central
The sprawling and always bustling Sevva takes up the entire top floor of the Landmark Prince building (which is, incidentally, a great spot for shopping—the three-floor flagship Chanel China store is there). The terrace wraps around the entire building, so you get a pretty epic view of the Hong Kong skyline in every direction. The signature cocktails are great on their own, but if dinner is wrapped, supplement with a slice of one of Ms. B's famous cakes.