I am a 25 yr old guy and it has now been about 4 months since I have relocated to HK and I must say I am quite disappointed with the nightlife here. Although on the surface, it seems like it caters to a variety of ages/musical preferences, this is in fact not the case. The choice is very limited in terms of number and if you are one to say "Quality over quantity", well, you will not be happy either. The 3 main types of Bars/Clubs are:
1. The White Paradise: Mainly around LFK, these bars are almost solely populated with caucasian guys and girls,mostly british rugby-lovers. The people who do not like to meddle with the local crowd can be found here.
2. The Elitist Paradise: The biggest and most popular clubs belong in here. They are a pain to get into; either your wallet suffers or your mouth (from talking of course ). It is mainly populated with richer/better connected locals and gold digger/highly-materialistics girls.
3. The Philipino Paradise: These are the cheaper and much more easy to get into bars and clubs mainly located in the Wanchai area. There is a good mixture of caucasian / chinese / philipino that are looking for "fun". High chance of encounter with prostitutes. If you don't mind going lower, you could do worse (hint: the gogo bars located throughout the area!).
Varied enough for you? Do you find a category which fits what you want?
Well I honestly do not. I have grown up in several very different countries, seen many different kind of clubbing scenes, and I would rate HK to be below average at best.
Obviously, this is all from a single guy's perspective. If I am going out to a club, I want to meet girl(s) as well as enjoy the music ( there are many other ways to meet 'guy friends' so lets not BS here guys). The "White Paradise" is full of expat wives / middle-aged career women. The "Elitist Paradise" is full of girls who are either looking for men to pay to maintain their expensive behinds or are too intimidated by the foreign guy whom they have pre-judged as being the "dangerous hunter". The "Philipino Paradise" is full of both horny guys (older white guy) and girls (philipino maids) who do not mind what is on their plate as long as it is not empty.
So I ask you, long-time residents of Hong Kong, what bar/club do I find the ladies that are down to earth yet mysterious and appealing and know how to test/appreciate a guy for what he really is without being too scared he will undo her with the blink of an eye?