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The stretch of Lockhart Road from Fenwick Street to Fleming Road is the heart of the large but rather tired Wanchai girlie bar district. Seen-it-all mama-sans crouch in front, offering a line to entice pedestrians inside for a drink and entertainment that can quickly turn expensive (tabs of $200 for a couple of beers and some chat are not unheard of). The Panda Bar claims to be the only remaining club on Suzie Wong turf with a real topless license, evidence of which is provided the moment a man walks through the door (though quickly recalled if he seems uninterested in buying a round of drinks).

Traditionally, the Wanchai District (Suzie Wong territory) on Hong Kong Island was where sailors and horny businessmen head when they have just one thing on their minds. During the heady days of the Vietnam War and the GIs' famous R&R junkets, Hong Kong's girlie nightlife spread across the harbour to Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, the area along Nathan Road close to the Star Ferry. (Most of the R&R hotels were there so the extension was only natural.) Incidentally, Hong Kong is still a popular R&R centre for warships of many nations on patrol in the area.

In Wanchai, along the famed Lockhart Road and its side streets were dozens and dozens of girlie bars, hostess clubs and pubs, cheek-by-jowl, ranging from evil-smelling dives where anything goes (and where one ventures at one's own risk) to respectable establishments with live music and uptown prices. That's changed somewhat these days --- Wanchai has become respectable with an excellent selection of ethnic restaurants and up-market pubs. The number of earthy girlie bars and discos has decreased since Suzie Wong's heyday, making meeting your very own "Suzie" much less likely.

 

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So, without further ado, the Wanchai bar listing is as follows:

 

Agave Shop C & D, G/F 93-107 Lockhart Road
   
AK's Lounge Novotel Century HK, 236 Jaffe Road
   
Amici 1/F 81-85 Lockhart Road
   
Bar Amazonia G/F 15-19 Luard Road
   
The Bell Inn G/F 94 Lockhart Road
   
Bottoms Up 1/f 37-39 Lockhart Road
   
The Bridge G/F 107 Lockhart Road
   
Bull Dogs Bar 2/F, 21-25 Luard Road
   
Bus Stop Bar G/F 408-412 Jaffe Road

Canny Man Bsmnt, The Wharney Hotel, 37-73 Lockhart Road
   
Cenna 23/F Continental Diamond Plaza, 523-527 Hennessy Road
   
Champagne Bar Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road
   
Champs Bar Bsmt 1 The Charterhouse, 209-219 Wanchai Road
   
China Bar Bsmt 2 Morrison Hill Rd
   
Chinatown 78-82 Jaffe Rd
   
Cinta J Shop G4, 69 Jaffe Road
   
Coyote 114-120 Lockhart Road
   
Darters Inn 16 St. Francis Yard
   
Delaneys G-1/F One Capital Place, Luard Road
   
Devils Advocate G/F 48-50 Lockhart Road
   
Dusk Til Dawn G/F 76 Jaffe Road
   
DV8 2/F, SunHung Kei Centre, 30 Harbour Road
   
Exit Wine & Cigar UG/F 1 St Francis Yard
   
Fenwick The Dock L/G 41 Lockhart Road
   
Ferry Pub Shop A G/F 391 Jaffe Road
   
Fresh Cyber Café Ft C, 2/F, 100 Lockhart Road
   
Gossip 51 51/F 333 Lockhart Road
   
The Handle Bar 98-108 Jaffe Road
   
Harry's Bar 1/F Charterhouse Hotel, 209-219 Wanchai Road
   
Horse & Groom G/F 161 Lockhart Road
   
JJ's Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road
   
Joe Bananas 23 Luard Road
   
The Junk Pub 118 Jaffe Road
   
Klong Bar & Grill G/F 54-62 Lockhart Road, The Broadway
   
The Lab 3/F Allways Centre, 468 Jaffe Road
   
Laguna Music Club & Bar 17-21 Fenwick Street
   
Maya G/F 68-70 Lockhart Road
   
Mes Amis G/F 81-85 Lockhart Road
   
Old China Hand 104 Lockhart Road
   
One Fifth 9 Star Street
   
Outback Steakhouse 1/F De Fenwick, 8-12 Fenwick Street
   
Philippine Islands Bsmt Hang Shun Mansions, 68-82 Jaffe Road
   
The Quarterdeck Club G/F Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier
   
Rouge Bar & Disco G/F & M/F 20 Luard Road
   
Senses 19/F 199 Wanchai Road
   
Session 5 5/F One Capital Place, 18 Luard Road
   
Some Place Else G/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road
   
Starlight Lounge 28/F South Pacific Hotel, 23 Morrison Hill Road
   
Sultan Shop B, G/F 33 Lockhart Road
   
Tribeca 4/F Convention Plaza
   
Typhoon G/F 37-39 Lockhart Road
   
Uptown 90 90-92 Jaffe Road
   
V2 B2 80-82 Morrison Hill Road
   
Venue G/F 15-19 Luard Road
   
The Wanch 54 Jaffe Road
   
The White Stag G/F 54-62 Lockhart Road
   
Xperience G/F Asia Orient Tower, 33 Lockhart Road
   
Zip Kings Hotel, 303 Jaffe Road