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You Can Go On A Vertical Bar Crawl In Hong Kong

Ten bars, one skyscraper.

Locals in Hong Kong look to the skies for many things – the city has the most concentrated amount of high-rises in world, beating even New York in terms of its tower-studded skyline.

Workplaces, apartments and restaurants are all stacked on top of each other, meaning many aspects of life are performed high above street level. So it makes sense that they’d have a buildings that stack different bars on top of each other, meaning your post-work Friday bar crawl can in fact be vertical.

There are a few versions of these buildings, but the most famous is the Ashley Centre on Ashley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. This building has around ten different pubs, bars, discos and restaurants spread across 15 floors, which means you can choose to go top down or bottom up to sample a drink at each. There’s a mix of up-market cozy bars, banging discos, bars where everyone is playing rowdy games of dice and private karaoke clubs. Just take along a sense of adventure and you’ll be fine. Plus – think of all the money you’ll save on taxi fare!

(Photo: Barnyz/Flickr)

Check out Qantas flights to Hong Kong here.