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Kowloon

For concentrated nightlife in Tsim Sha Tsui, head to Knutsford Terrace, a narrow, alleylike pedestrian lane just north of Kimberley Road and east of Nathan Road, where you'll find a row of open-fronted bars and restaurants with outdoor seating.

Central District

Central's nightlife is focused on Lan Kwai Fong, a square block lined with restaurants and bars. It's everyman's watering hole, from bankers in suits dropping by for a pint to camera-toting tourists to Western and Chinese gays. The fuel, of course, is happy hour, and the busiest night of the week is Friday or the night before a holiday. By midnight the streets are packed; some people don't even bother with the bars, buying beer instead from a convenience store and drinking it outside (if there's an ordinance against it, I've never seen it enforced). LKF, as it's often referred to, is so popular, bars and restaurants now extend down Wyndham and Hollywood all the way to SoHo, a smaller entertainment district known for its ethnic eateries and hole-in-the-wall bars.

Causeway Bay & Wan Chai

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Wan Chai was where the action was, buzzing with sailors fresh off their ships and soldiers on leave from Vietnam. It was a world of two-bit hotels, raunchy bars, narrow streets, and dark alleyways where men came to drink and brawl and spend money on women. Nowadays, most of Wan Chai has become respectable (and a bit boring) -- an area full of office buildings, mushrooming high-rises, and Hong Kong's expansive convention center. A small pocket of depravity, however, is concentrated mostly on Lockhart and Luard roads and consists of bars catering to young revelers and shows of erotic female dancers.

Agave and Delaney's also have branches in Wan Chai.

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