The buzz: What used to be a karaoke bar is now one of Hong Kong’s most spacious nightclubs, nestled between Sugar and the erstwhile Hei Hei.
The décor: Minimalist. The concrete interior is lit with blue and amber panels, and a wall of plasma screens displays whatever the VJ is doing on his laptop. Booth tables can be reserved in advance, while the VIP area has a few leather sofas and two luxury-dripping chandeliers.
The music: R&B and hip-hop in the small room; house, electronica, and progressive dance in the large. International DJ(s) will spin once a month; local DJs the rest of the time. Mondays and Tuesdays are more downbeat, Wednesday to Saturday anything but.
The drinks: Along with the standard spirits and accoutrements, Cliq offers a range of signature martinis. Try the apple-chilli-cucumber martini.
The crowd: Technically a members club, Cliq does let non-members in depending on how busy it is. Expect to rub shoulders with the young, trendy and good-looking. It helps to be similarly so yourself.
Why you’ll come back: The place was made for boogieing. It’s been planned to perfection - there’s enough seating space, yet room to swing a rhino when you’re on the dancefloor.