Neighbourhood Guide to SYP
With plenty of bars, restaurants, quaint local shops and traditional low rise apartments, Sai Ying Pun is a favourite with many when choosing where to live. Since the addition of its very own MTR Station, SYP has become an ever more popular choice. Check out the trendy hood for yourself!
EAT / DRINK
A go-to spot that has become one of Hong Kong’s favourite coffee shops. And as day turns to night, the music turns up a notch, the lights dim and the craft beer and wine starts to flow. A must try at Winston’s is their famous Espresso Martini!
Location: Shop 4, G/F Rich Court, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
You’ve no doubt been to the famed beach club in Bali but this HK spin-off is definitely worth a visit. Whether it’s the hipster bar with unique cocktails that takes your fancy, the Indonesian restaurant offering authentic Balinese cuisine, or the not-so-hidden music room for some post dinner tunes.
Location: 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
A vibrant tapas bar specializing in authentic Spanish cuisine. Feast on their signature paellas (unlimited at weekend brunches), el asador meats, along with daily specials and tapas plates perfect for sharing. Inspired by the beach bars of Spain, this fun destination is full of vibrance and a great spot for big groups.
Location: 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
An acronym for ‘not only coffee’ and they’re not wrong. This spacious and airy coffee shop is filled with natural light thanks to the large floor to ceiling windows. NOC pride themselves on choosing interesting spaces in areas where their minimalist aesthetics can bring calm to the chaos, and their SYP location does just the trick.
Location: 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Ping Pong 129
Housed in an old ping pong hall (if you hadn’t guessed already), Ping Pong benefits from incredibly high ceilings, something we often forget exist in a city like HK! Tucked away on Second Street, the small red door will leave you unassuming of what to expect inside. For gin lovers, Ping Pong boasts one of the most comprehensive lists of gins so you’re guaranteed to find the right one for your tastebuds.
Location: 129 Second Street, L/G Nam Cheong House, Sai Ying Pun
This super cosy spot is the ultimate boozy hang-out. Everyday is happy hour, and on top of that there are daily specials including free flow wine and cheese on Wednesdays! The perfect setting to relax and wine the day away.
Location: Shops 8 & 9, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Named and modelled after the iconic metro stations of Paris, Metropolitain is the place to enjoy your favourite homely French dishes in style. The classic surroundings make this a go to and much loved SYP spot and it’s the closest you’ll get to Parisian cafe vibes in the area.
Location: Aspen Court, 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
If you enjoy setting your taste buds alight with unusual flavours you’ll no doubt enjoy an evening at Brut. An intimate, lively atmosphere with an open plan layout comprised of two communal high-top tables makes for the perfect setting for their sharing tapas plates.
Location: Shop C, G/F, Tung Cheung Building. 1, 11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
PLACES TO GO
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
Head to the grassy lawns of Sun Yat Sen Park and enjoy the harbour views and sea breeze. A real favourite for picnics on sunny days.
Central and Western Promenade
One of Hong Kong’s most impressive waterside promenades. Take a stroll and see for yourself!