Wan Chai 2

As I promised, here’s Wan Chai 2. If you haven’t read the First of Wan Chai posts for 2019 then you should go back and read that. That is where I wrote about the famous Bar 109 and the Sunday afternoon Parties. So let me restart from where I left and talk about what happens in the places I refer to as “Underground and Overhead” venues – the likes of Neptune 3, Hong Kong Café, Makati that have afternoon parties. The story after the afternoon parties and on weeknights is a bit different. Then there are those who spend vacation in Hong Kong and engage in some form of “working” to cover the cost of the vacation and then also the street walkers.

Afternoon parties are mainly to cater for the Domestic Helpers who come in large numbers to spend their Sunday afternoon. As I said before a sizable portion of expat workers are the Domestic Helpers. Apart from that there are also those who have regular jobs such as work in beauty salons, other restaurants, bars who work 5 to 6 days a week and have an evening off on a weekday. Where do they go when they want some fun? The Underground and Overhead venues – the likes of Neptune 3, Hong Kong Café, Makati, Sparks and even Escape. They are all patronised by few groups of people at night. Most venues do not have cover charge or at least I have not come across any who do have cover charge at night other than the eve of a public holiday if at all. However, not sure about Makati. During my visit to Hong Kong once during Chinese New year, on all 4 days I was there, I never went to Makati because of cover charge. However, I have been to all venues that I talk about at some time.

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Wan Chai

About Wan Chai

Out of all Hong Kong hot-spots, Wan Chai is the most exciting, vibrant and entertaining. To recap on what Wan Chai is, it is a busy commercial area filled with office workers, shoppers, specialty spots and the very lively bars and night clubs along Lockhart Road. Lockhart Road forms the Center piece of Wan Chai’s exciting nightlife area. Jaffe Road runs parallel to Lockhart. Connecting the two are Luard Road which is where lot of the street walkers hang around. Parallel to Luard Road are Fenwick Street on one side and Obrien Road on the other. Together, they form a two block rectangle where the hype of activity is. If you get to the intersection of Lockhart Road and Jaffe Road or the Intersection of Jaffe Road and Luard Road, you can pretty much see everything around. Guess you are not going to be staying in Wan Chai like you do and need to take MTR. Take the MTR to Wan Chai station and take exit C. When you get to the street, turn left and walk towards the intersection of Lockhart Road and Jaffe Road. You will pass the Makati Pub & Disco. This joint sometimes charges you $500 to get in. Not only on a Sunday afternoon but on evenings as well.

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