DarkSide
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
DarkSide is a sophisticated, timeless celebration of rare aged spirits, vintage cigars and confident classic cocktails complemented by sultry live jazz. Our dark spirits selection spans back to the early 19th century and includes exclusive casks of single-harvest tawny port from 1969 and Grande Champagne cognac aged in oak, as well as an extensive library of choice rum, whisky and calvados. The concise cocktail list pays homage to Kowloon’s “Dark Side” moniker and focuses on time-honoured traditions updated with innovative techniques.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 3 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
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  • adammie
    Hong Kong, China13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tues Night Out in the City Of Lights
    KT and his team has provided second to none hospitality and the team as a whole has showed true passion towards all things cocktail and what it means to spend a fun fuelled night in the city of lights. Bravo to KT and his leadership and wow that live music performance is on point! Thanks you!
    Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Your compliments for KT and his team are very well received and appreciated. We are happy to know that their passion and commitment to serve drinks to elevate the experience of guests are well recognized. We sincerely look forward to welcome you back for another night out in the City of Lights in the near future in the company of KT and his team. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 6 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 June 2023
  • April W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Darkside bar
    highly recommend Paulo to serve you if youre planning to go to darkside .this humorous gentleman made my day , very accommodating to our needs and very observant with our table and the others on the terrace. Continued to serve us even after last call and lights on. A+ service
    Dear aprilwX900FL, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Paulo's attentive service and humorousness had helped made your evening even more enjoyable memorable. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and delectable visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 3 July 2023
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    Written 2 July 2023
  • Vian Y
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    an elevated experience
    I had a great experience at Darkside, the atmosphere was vibrant yet comfortable, even when the number of patrons increased, it did not feel crowded. The on-floor staff were incredibly warm and inviting, Paolo explained the Mahjong style cocktails to us, and Sulab brought us tasters of wines (I really appreciated the Mas Amiel fortified wine) and very delicious chocolates (seriously! Insane). One of the highlights of the night was the hostess Athena, her singing was absolutely gorgeous- I was keeping an ear out for lyrics every few songs so that I could find and listen to the songs again at home anytime. I honestly loved some of her renditions more than the originals.. which says a lot about her individuality and flair with singing :) Will be returning to Darkside <3
    Dear 475viany, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Paulo and Sulab together with our live jazz music from Athena had helped made the evening even more enjoyable and wonderful. We sincerely look forward to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 12 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Gouldie1973
    London, United Kingdom134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely First Class...!
    I work for Rosewood, so I may face accusations of bias, however I would rate Darkside as one of the best places for drinks in the world. The atmosphere, service and drinks are absolutely amazing. I am not a cocktail aficionado (!), however the special marjong inspired menu (which you may need to ask for) gives you the option of throwing a dice to decide which cocktail to go for. I did this a couple of times and both were delicious. The music is great too, with different singers each night. KT, the assistant manager (I believe), is charming, passionate and extremely affable.
    Dear Gouldie1973, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn the our cocktail selection, especially the special Mahjong inspired menu had helped made your evening even more enjoyable. We are happy that the attentive service from KT was well received and appreciated. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Nam A
    Hong Kong, China1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fabulous bar experience
    Very nice experience and thank you for Mamita, K.T and Asish for their service absolutely excellent - aside from being extremely attentive, their cocktails are amazing. We came for celebrate our birthday which is really made our day. I will definitely recommend Darkside to my friends.
    Dear kuljirachan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Mamita, KT and Aashish were on hand to ensure the birthday celebration was most enjoyable and memorable along with our cocktail selection. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 23 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 20 July 2023
  • jesuisenamourez
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Jazz Bar
    It’s our second visit here. The Art of Mahjong cocktails were interesting and if you’re someone who likes live Jazz, this is the kind of vibes you will enjoy. Thanks Nikita for the kind hospitality and patience in explaining every beverage.
    Dear jesuisenamourez, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us and for your continuous support. Delighted to learn that our Mahjong inspired cocktail menu and Nikita's kind hospitality had helped made the evening even more enjoyable and wonderful. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely visit with live Jazz performance. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 July 2023
  • FarAway25251764078
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cocktail experience.
    Out First time in darkside and our experience is incredible. Mamita is one of the friendliest and knowledgeable servers I’ve had a pleasure to meet! She recommended all of our cocktail orders and the cocktails blew our mind. Went here with my husband and we ordered 1 (spring), 4 (winter), 6 (orchid) and 7 (chrysanthemum).
    Dear FarAway25251764078, Thank you very much for sharing your first-time experience at DarkSide with us. We are happy that Mamita's friendly service and her helpful cocktail recommendations have brought you joy for the evening. Delighted to learn that our cocktail selection had made such an impression. Mamita joins me in looking forward to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely and relaxing evening. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 5 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Georgios K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top cocktails and service
    First time in HK and a friend suggested a number of bars in town. I ended up choosing the Darkroom. Great cocktail bar, nice views, live music and most importantly incredible service by Mamitaaaa, Wow, thank you!
    Dear 733georgiosk, Thank you very much for visiting and sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that you had a lovely evening serenaded by our live jazz band performance, as well as the warm hospitality from Mamita. The DarkSide team join me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 5 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Freedom61090982604
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent hospitality!
    I have been visiting Darkside, and all the staffs provide great hospitality, and the bar team have an amazing teamwork, just by seeing how they work. Whereas, the drinks are really good, the Sazerac Aashis made for me was stunning. It is well balanced. Also it have an amazing collection of cigars.
    Dear Freedom61090982604, Thank you very much for your continuous support to DarkSide. Delighted to learn that Aashish had taken good care of you with his warm hospitality and cocktail curation, especially the Sazerac by him. Aashish and the DarkSide team join me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful evening. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 5 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Luca H
    London, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark side bar
    I visited Dark Side, the highly rated bar of rosewood Hong Kong, in November 2023. It’s the second time I return to this place and I always love to pay it a visit when staying in Hong Kong. The drinks selection, service and ambiance are absolutely brilliant. Nadiya, Benson & Ashish went above and beyond to provide exceptional service and just made the experience so memorable. I will definitely return upon my next visit to Hong Kong !
    Dear LucaH363, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Nadiya, Benson and Aashish went above and beyond to ensure that your evening was the most enjoyable and amusing with their exceptional service and our cocktail selection. The team join me in looking forward to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 23 November 2023
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GourmandM_23
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I visited DarkSide at Rosewood twice in one week two weeks ago. On the Tuesday I was warmly welcomed by Nadia, and on the Saturday I was politely welcomed by Manita. They both always do their best to make us feel welcomed, relaxed, and happy to be there. They also try their best to get us the seating we prefer, even if it is not always available, they will try their best later in the night to move us to a better table. This high level of service is greatly appreciated, and it makes us feel like we are always remembered and we’ll taken care of by the staff.

On both nights Muna was working. She always provided attentive, polite, and professional service with a smile. She has a great sense of humour and is able to make us laugh when she takes our orders, and she works very hard even when she is busy to accommodate our requests.

Subi was in charge on the Saturday. She is always flawless. She recognises the familiar customers and makes them feel happy to return, she is also very welcoming and sweet and polite to new guests whenever they come with us. She is a professional and strong leader. Whenever I see she is on duty I know we will have an excellent night at DarkSide!

As always, the music from Shaun and Mihi is incredible. I only ever go when they are performing. Without a doubt they are easily the best live band in Hong Kong. Everyone else are amateurs in comparison!

I can’t wait for my next visit back to DarkSide!
Written 17 May 2024
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Dear GourmandM_23, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Nadiya, Manita, Muna and Subi were on hand with their warm and welcoming demeanor to ensure your visits are always flawless and enjoyable. We are happy to learn that the live jazz band performance by Shaun and Mihi is well received and appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and delectable visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 19 May 2024
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Journey07040878580
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Hey Rosewood Darkside,

Had a blast! The band was mind-blowing, and Joe, the bartender, rocked with his drink recommendation. Can't wait to be back for more!

Cheers,
R
Written 11 May 2024
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Dear Journey07040878580, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that our live jazz band performance along with Joe's helpful recommendations had helped made your evening the most enjoyable and amusing. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 12 May 2024
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Molly J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is exquisite! DarkSide at Rosewood Hong Kong is a decent jazz club, sophisticate atmosphere, here to celebrate our friends birthday and everything was top notch, super friendly staff.
Loves it, Molly

PS. NADIYA has a real magic!!!
Written 13 April 2024
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Dear 55mollyj, Thank you very much for visiting DarkSide and sharing your experience with us. Delighted to learn that our live jazz band performance and the atmosphere had made such an impression. We are happy that Nadiya was on hand with her attentive service to ensure the celebration of your friend's birthday was the most pleasant and wonderful. She joins me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 April 2024
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Venture27736999487
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
KT, Sulab, Nadiya are attentive & cheerful.
Extravagant environment. Always like to return to the Darkside.
Written 18 December 2023
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Dear Venture27736999487, Thank you very much for sharing your evening at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that KT, Sulab and Nadiya together with their gracious hospitality had helped made your experience even more enjoyable and relaxing. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 18 December 2023
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Minnie C.
Oxford, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of my favorite bars in Hong Kong! Thank you Mamita for the loveliest hospitality for the night. We came to celebrate our friend’s birthday. I’ll definitely come back again! Thank you so much for the night!
Written 10 December 2023
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Dear minmint27, Thank you very much for visiting DarkSide and sharing your experience with us. Delighted to learn that Mamita was on hand with her warm hospitality to ensure that the celebration of your friend's birthday was the most enjoyable and unforgettable. She joins me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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Dream36563834158
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
At the five-star Rosewood bar in Tsim Sha Tsui today, I was deeply moved by its exquisite interior design. The cigar cabinet, meticulously crafted, exudes a unique ambiance. Their cocktails are equally impressive, named after the elements of yin and yang, creating a memorable experience. Particularly noteworthy is the Moonlight cocktail, a delightful surprise that showcases the bartender's exceptional skills. Overall, Rosewood bar combines superb mixology, captivating decor, and heartfelt attention, making it a must-visit five-star destination."
Written 9 December 2023
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Dear Dream36563834158, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that the atmosphere of our bar and the cocktail creations especially Moonlight from Benson had made such an impression and helped made your evening the most enjoyable and amusing. He joins me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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Wing Leung
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience at Darkside. Went to so many bars in HK and I have to honestly say this was the classiest of them all.

Amazing cocktails! Amazing special cocktail menu!

Aashish Rana gave us the darkside “experience”, amazingly attentive, warm and welcoming!

Aashish made me my favourite cocktail to perfection, Vieux Carré.

Would recommend this bar to anyone after a great night out.

Aashish recommended Scarfes bar in Rosewood London. Will be paying them a visit for sure
Tip:Book ahead. Enjoy the live music. Drink up!
Written 7 December 2023
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Dear Wing-Yip L, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that Aashish was on hand to ensure your evening was the most enjoyable by serving you Vieux Carré which was made to perfection. He joins me in looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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Escape38243207185
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice environment! Had a lovely night there with my friends! Staff Mamita is very helpful and introduced us some nice drinks! Would definitely go there someday again! Highly recommend to locals and tourists!
Written 30 November 2023
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Dear Escape38243207185, Thank you very much for sharing your evening at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that the warm hospitality and helpful introduction from Mamita of our beverage selection had helped made your experience even more enjoyable and amusing. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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JJ J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The new Yin and Yang drinks was amazing! Thank you KT and Simone for the kind and friendly service. Always good to be back at Darkside. Favorite bar in Hong Kong! Will definitely come back for the cocktails.
Written 30 November 2023
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Dear jjj672, Thank you very much for sharing your evening at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that KT and Simone were on hand to ensure that your experience was the most enjoyable with their friendly services along with the beverage selection from our new Yin Yang menu. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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Gladys S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We tried the new menu Yin&Yang, the drinks were all so good and menu looks insane. The live music was also very impressive. Was a great birthday celebration. Recommend everybody to try it! Love the team here, always so lively and warm!!! Can’t wait to come back.
Written 30 November 2023
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Dear Gladys S, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at DarkSide with us. Delighted to learn that our new Yin Yang menu and the live jazz band performance had helped made the birthday celebration even more enjoyable and unforgettable. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another lovely and wonderful visit. With kind regards Hugo Montanari Managing Director
Written 14 December 2023
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