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HONG KONG -- area code (852)

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General Information

    Hong Kong's gay scene is spread through neighborhoods on Hong Kong Island as well as across the harbor on the Kowloon side of the city (well worth exploring!). While homosexuality was decriminalized in the last century, and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is the oldest such event in Asia, gay life remains largely hidden because Hong Kong still manages to remain a "small town" where privacy is a luxury. Your laptop and smart devices will be buzzing with potential new friends eager to meet you. The scene is active with upscale venues, longrunning local gay zines, and creative special events like Pink Dot (a local incarnation of Singapore's LGBT visibility project).

    Hong Kong street graffiti: Leslie Cheung with
    the caption "No escape. Live the life you like."

    On Hong Kong Island most visitors will gravitate towards the cluster of international clubs in Shuang Wan, Central and its frenetic nightlife hub, Lan Kwai Fong. Another large cluster of island venues is located between Wanchai and Causeway Bay, discreetly hidden away in commercial buildings.

    Over in colorful Kowloon, which has a dense collection of easy-to-access gay clubs along the MTR corridor, crowds throng through neon-lit high-rise canyons, going to/from shopping, eating or partying at innumerable entertainment venues from Tsim Sha Tsui up to Prince Edward. If you are looking for a bit of old Hong Kong, take a taxi to "Kowloon City" where traditional shops and restaurants are still managing (barely) to fend off encroaching redevelopment.

    Hong Kong's population is nearing 8 million (that's over 300,000 Utopians).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Hong Kong:

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Articles and Publications

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  • DS Magazine UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015
      6042-2068, FAX 3150-8977, email. The first and only gay lifestyle monthly magazine in Hong Kong, distributed to all the gay venues.
      Excellent, free scene guide with neighborhood maps, published by DS Magazine.


  • AIDS/HIV organizations and information
  • Hong Kong Labour Club
      5/F No.1 Li Yues Street East, Central, 2104-7172, email. Founded by Filipino and Hong Kong GLBT, this club hosts meetings of the their GLBT Society and the 1000 strong Hong Kong Labour Party. They offer free legal advice and support service through sympathetic lawyers in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Utopia Member Discount
  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014
      14/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon, 2311-8023, email. Annual festival presenting new lesbian, gay, transgendered and bisexual cinema from Asia and around the world.
  • Hong Kong University Development Counseling Centre (counseling) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      Bonham Rd, Western, 2859-2308.
  • Pink Alliance UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014
      Email. Pink Alliance aims to link LGBT organizations operating in Hong Kong, to assist them in their work and to provide a network for information in both Chinese and English. Pink Alliance also researches and campaigns on issues of key importance, as well as organising events to promote awareness of LGBT issues. Monthly meetings.
  • Rainbow Centre UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      7/F 242 Nathan Rd, Unit D, National House, Kowloon, 2769-1069, hotline: 8108-1069. Hong Kong's first gay social services center. The government funded center provides counseling, training workshops and a hotline to provide peer support for gay men. Closed Tue and public holidays.
  • The Satsanga UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      PO Box 92128 TST, Hong Kong, 2314-1921, FAX 2735-8881. Gay and Lesbian activities, support and services. Has the only face-to-face free counseling service for Gay people. Chinese only.

Popular Spots


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Bars and Clubs


        21/F Wan Hen Commercial Center, 381-383 Hennesy Rd, Causeway Bay, 2573-0902, email. Gay bookshop with large selection of local and imported books, magazines and videos to choose from as well as pride gifts.
    • Kotetsu Bookshop UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
        Room H, 3/F Yuen King Bld, 26-36 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Mong Kok, Utopia Map.
    • Page One bookshop UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
        Times Square (at the bottom of the curved escalators has a quite big gay section located next to the computer books)



    • Koru Contemporary Art UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2015
        Unit 1012 and 1604, Hing Wai Center 7 Tin Wan Rd, Aberdeen, Utopia Map, 2580-5922, 2580-9203, email. Gay-owned Koru Contemporary Art, specializing in modern sculpture, was established in 2001 to present a diverse range of contemporary international artists. A large selection of art featuring wood, bronze, stone, metal, glass, ceramic and mixed media sculpture, fine art, painting, prints and photography, may be found in their two gallery spaces, with a combined exhibition area of over 7,500sqf. Utopia Member Privileges.


Massage for Men

Meeting Places

    • Beaches
      • Middle Bay--South Bay Rd. Mainly gay, esp. weekends. Take a bus to Repulse Bay and then a ten minute walk, past the Welcome supermarket, to South Bay. The gay area is in front of the 40-story Ruby Court Bld. Some cruising around. Swimming possible. Bring insect repellent. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014

      • The rocks, Middle Bay -- area between Middle Bay and South Bay, on the side with rocks on it, seems to concentrate more gay-only men. Some nude sun-bathing (illegal) and action in the bushes (also illegal). Approach from South Bay Road. Steep path on the right-hand (sea side). Middle Bay is now so well-known that it is dangerous. For safety's sake it is better to make the 1-hour trip to Lantau Island and walk to the rather remote Cheung Sha Beach. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014

      • South Bay--South Bay Road, Hong Kong. Clean, sandy beach. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014

    • Flower Market UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014
        2/F corner of Sai Yee St and Flower Market Rd, Utopia Map, MTR: Prince Edward. Cruisy facility, especially after 4pm.
    • Gyms
      • California Fitness (any branch) UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
        Utopia Map, MTR: TST or Jordan. Several cruisy facilities and lots of garden pathways, especially after dark. International crowd.

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Most action takes place after 11pm. The park closes at midnight, but you can always leave (and enter) through the gate at Austin Rd (all other gates are closed after midnight). So don't panic when you are late and think you are locked up in the park. I visited the park last week for four evenings (Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). Mostly Asian guys under 40 years old." -- Colin, Dec 16, 2015

    • Lan Kwai Fong entertainment area, Utopia Map, day or night. UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014, UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013
    • Pools
      • Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, Utopia Map, MTR: TST or Jordan. UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014
      • Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool, Utopia Map. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
      • Morrison Hill Swimming Pool, Utopia Map, on the Wanchai/Happy Valley border. Very cruisy in the evening, for dedicated swimmers. UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
    • Shopping Centers
      • Ocean Centre/Ocean Terminal Shopping Mall, Utopia Map, top floors. MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui) UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013
      • Pacific Place Shopping Centre (any level, on weekends, especially Sun. MTR: Admiralty) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
    • Starbucks Coffee (any branch, but especially Lan Kwai Fong) UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013

Restaurants and Cafes

      HONG KONG ISLAND -- Central, Lan Kwai Fong

click for our interactive map of the Central, Lam Kwai Fong area

    • Café Siam (Thai)
        G/F, 40-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong, 2851-4803. Trendy and popular restaurant not far from the gay bars. Many gays on Fri and Sat nights.
    • Post 97 (international)
        B/F, 9-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2186-1816. Round-the-clock gay-friendly eatery with handsome staff. Popular for breakfast on Sun morning for those who have danced-til-dawn the night before.
    • Tsui Wah (Chinese) UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014
        G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington St, Central, 2525-6338. On any given Fri or Sat night after midnight, this Chinese fast food place (fried rice, fried noodles) is about 70% gay. When the clock hits 2am, the percentage rises up to 90%. Coming to Tsui Wah has become something of a ritual for late night partiers. Fish ball noodles are the signature dish here, and they also have simple sandwiches (i.e. two slices of white bread with luncheon meat and egg), steak, and acquired tastes such as stir-fried spaghetti!
    • Yuen Kei (Cantonese) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
        G/F, 32-40 Wellington St, Central, 2522-1624. Large, bustling local eatery popular with groups of gays because of its inexpensive food and location close to the bars.

      KOWLOON -- Jordan, Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

    • dimdimsum UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2015
        112 Tung Choi St, Monkok, Utopia Map, 2308-1378. Foodie Alert! This tiny hole-in-the-wall has a disproportionate amount of international fame after recommendations by Newsweek, Time Out and celebrity chefs. Excellent dim sum at a reasonable price. Their dessert specialty is a succulent poached pear, so leave room. Sister branches in Jordan, Wanchai and TST.

      KOWLOON -- Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

click for our interactive map of the Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei area

    • Pak Tai food street UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014
        Pak Tai St, To Kwa Wan, Utopia Map. Located in east Kowloon, well off the tourist track (and overlooked by most locals), this quaint neighborhood stretch of eateries is certainly destined to be torn down and rebuilt into something gleaming, clean and modern. Too bad. Catch this slice-of-life from Kowloon's past for cheap eats and loads of character while you still can.

Saunas and Fitness for Men


        5127-0721, email. Pronounced "dai gor", meaning big brother). A gay-owned, online menswear store aimed at the gay male market and at guys who like their t-shirts nicely fitted. Daigo is inspired by the beautiful and fashionable bros in Asia. They aim to provide great customer satisfaction by offering high quality and unique t-shirt designs that will be part of gay Asia and the gay community as a whole.
        M/F 47 Gough St, Shueng Wan, Utopia Map, 8197-8065, email. Above Bohemian shop (take the stairway in the alley to the mezzanine floor). Gay men's undergear and clothing shop offers exclusive premium brand underwear, tanks, swimwear, shirts, and more including Andrew Christian (USA), 2EROS (Australia), Addicted (Spain) and NEWURBANMALE (Singapore). Utopia Member Discount
    • Secret Zone UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2015
        1/F 83 Tung Choi St, Mong Kok (Mong Kong MTR Station D3 Exit), Utopia Map, 2311-8391, LINE: secret1069zone, email. Look for the stairway entry marked #83 and 85, next to Express Korea Fast Food and walk up to 1/F. Gay-owned shop offering sexy branded undergear, toys, SM equipment, magazines, pride gifts and other rainbow merchandise. Open 5-9pm Mon-Sat (closed Sun). Utopia Member Discount
    • Tanning Studio UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015
        18F Excellent Commercial Bld, 456-458 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Utopia Map, 2575-7687, email. Gay-owned tanning studio established in 2004. They offer state-of-the-art tanning and collagenic equipment from Dr Muller, Germany. Tanning Studio was a sponsor of the Mr. Asia contest (2011, 2012, 2013). 香港銅鑼灣謝菲道456-458號 拔萃商業大廈18樓全層 Utopia Member Discount

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