A lot has been said about Wan Chai’s Amazonia and Taboo bars especially in the Wan Chai posts. Well…. The reference to Amazonia and Taboo were more related to what happens outside the two bars with freelancers, street walkers hovering around the area. What happens inside is totally independent of what happens outside. Amazonia and Taboo are two of the best bars in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai area. They both have excellent bands playing 7 days a week. They are open to the street and not behind closed doors with plenty of fresh air. They both have good food. So lets put it simply, if you want to go and enjoy an evening drink or even dinner in Wan Chai, they are two of the best bars you can visit.
A Question I was asked is if Wan Chai is safe and good area to Hang Out. A simple answer is Yes (not much of a choice…. just kidding). Again, Yes. Hong Kong is safe. People may not be humble as in some other Asian cities but that’s due to (what I feel) how they communicate. There are plenty of nice bars around. Although the freelancers hang around the area of Taboo and Amazonia, they are not in 100s and make no mistake, they are two of the best bars in the area. If you are prepared to shut your ears off those who may say “Hi how are you honey” when you walk in the area Taboo and Amazonia are nice bars to Hang Out at and the free lancers will not hassle you inside. They will get their ass kicked if they do. For me, I would prefer Wan Chai to Lan Kwai Fong. There are some small nice bars around the area as well.