The Wanch
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
How to get there
  • Wan Chai • 3 min walk
  • Admiralty • 10 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,423 contributions
Jul 2022
I cam here with a sizable group for an End of Year Party and was impressed with how they had refurbished and retooled the joint! The upstairs Bar can accommodate a lot more people and we could make speeches and presentations from the central stage area. The acoustics still lave a little to be desired and it was very noisy and hard to hear oneself think. The meal selections for that night were really top notch.
Written 4 August 2022
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paul_h0me
London, UK63 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I came here on my birthday, having read the positive reviews and hoping to enjoy some live music. Sadly, it was a very small venue, uncomfortably hot and the music was badly played 90s covers. The wine cost £9 for a glass, and was really not good at all. I left the wine.
Written 27 December 2019
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84317582
Bristol, UK17 contributions
Nov 2019
A really good music venue, music/bands were good, atmosphere brilliant and the drinks were reasonably priced (for HK)
Written 6 December 2019
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Mitch
Hohhot, China79 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This bar is a very small classic dive-bar style rock venue. The “stage” is right by the main window at the same level as the rest of the place so you’re walking by the guitarist or other musician on your way in and rocking out with them face to face while in there. The staff were a group of fairly friendly women though they varied in demeanour. The drinks are an ok price, about 55-65 hkd for draught and bar rail. The music varies. I went in on two separate occasions and once got an acoustic solo rock act, and the other time a French band plying a mix of French songs and Bowie covers, and a three piece rock outfit that played 70s songs. The quality was pretty good on all accounts and the sound was loud! There is music every night and start time of the first act is about 6pm I believe. There are posters all over the wall of different bands and and music art for a great grungy feel.
Written 20 November 2019
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Honest Reviews Asia
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam11 contributions
Jun 2019 • Business
As many do, I quite wanted to see some live music while I spent time in HK. After reading online I saw that the Wanch was a hotspot for live music.

Upon arrival I quickly realised that the bar is absolutely tiny, perhaps capable of holding maximum 30 people comfortably and that’s at a stretch. The beer was grossly overpriced and the place was just generally uncomfortable.

The saving grace was the music setup. It was professionally done and the band sounded great. It’s clear the owner/manager cares about live music in Hong Kong.

Perhaps the Wanch, despite HK rent hikes, should consider a larger venue for the future?
Written 30 July 2019
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Paudge
Sydney, Australia218 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Tiny bar, expensive prices, very loud music and you have to battle to get to the bar where the staff are disinterested and rude..unless you're a regular it seems. Most people are older, 50+ expats but there are much more spacious venues with better prices, music and friendly staff.
Written 15 May 2019
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Epicureously
London, UK1,125 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Good pub style music venue. Mixed crowd but mainly ex pats.
Drinks are reasonably priced. Good quality bands. Good friendly atmosphere.
Written 8 May 2019
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Michael S
Heidenrod, Germany69 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Small hidden Live Music Bar in Wan Chai District absolutely worth a visit (or two). Great fun with a lot of likeminded People. No doubt a must go and much better than most places in this area.
Written 29 April 2019
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BenYorkie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
An old fashioned HK bar - its been there years, we believe.
But get there on the night with the right band and the music ids gtre4at, the atmosphere is good, beer is very good and its just a great place for a night out. Good service and good prices as well.
Written 10 April 2019
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ShirleyLGP
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Wish had been in The Wanch all 4 nights stay in HK. It’s such a vibe - the place, the bands/performer & the people around. Everyone connects. On TOP of the great music, of course. I’m Glad that it’s on the quieter end of Wanchai. Next visit will be at The Wanch every night.
Written 28 January 2019
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The Wanch is open:
  • Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM