2 Lower Albert Rd (at Ice House St), Central and Western District
Phone: +852 2521 7251
This is the place to ponder the state of the Hong Kong arts scene, discuss the works of Brecht, or ostentatiously read books by authors with unpronounceable East European names. The Fringe Club Bar is where the alternative arts crowd gathers for drinks and to sample some of the excellent programmes on offer. The choice of drinks might be limited but this is one of the more convivial places for a civilized evening out in Central. Original music in its gallery bar from 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday with jazz, rock and world music getting the most airplay. There's a pleasant rooftop bar open in the warmer months. The intimate theatres, each seating up to a hundred, host eclectic local and international performances in English and Cantonese.