We’ll start in Lan Kwai Fong. The suits should be heading out or chilling out by now, and party people should be arriving to claim the night.

Lan Kwai Fong’s a top place for people watching. This bar, on the corner of the two main streets in Lan Kwai Fong, is California, one of the bars that helped transform Lan Kwai Fong from a nondescript backwater to a hub of Hong Kong nightlife. It’s a classy joint, and is very much a place to see and be seen. But for writing types like me, the prices are painful, so I prefer to glance at the beautiful people, and walk on by.

Not that prices elsewhere are always so wonderful — Hong Kong by night is expensive. I reckon the best plan for nocturnal roaming is to make the most of happy hours and any other offers.

DocMartin Hong Kong