The Eaton List: Queer-friendly Destinations in Kowloon

Having a safe space in which you are accepted just as you are, is not to be taken for granted. Such spaces allow for members of the community to support and engage with each other, to socialize and organize, to form connective relationships in which we are free to experiment with and to express our identities; to celebrate our commonalities and our differences, to exist with no fear of judgment, hostility or violence. These spaces have been, and will always be, imperative to the history and future of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the city. 

We invite you to join us in supporting these organizations and establishments during and beyond Pride Month*. Click here to learn more about the exhibitions, panels, screenings and workshops happening at Eaton HK this Pride Month.

*Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of LGBTQIA+-friendly establishments and was compiled for reference only. For the most updated information on opening hours etc., please contact each store or site directly.

Queer-friendly Cafes & Bars

Terrible Baby
4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan

(If you know, you know.) Terrible Baby offers innovative sustainable cocktails amidst a vibrant relaxed art and music-driven scene, including a live music venue and a rooftop outdoor garden overlooking the Jordan neighborhood.

5/F Cameron Centre, 57-59 Chatham Rd South, Tsim Sha Tsui

As one of Hong Kong’s first (since 2010) and one of the few remaining lesbian bars in Hong Kong, L’ Paradis guarantees a good night of karaoke, beer pong, darts and more in a vivacious, violet atmosphere.

(Photo credit: Steve Chessman Ho)

Boo Bar
5/F Pearl Oriental Tower, 225 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei

Boo Bar is one of the city’s more popular gay karaoke bars, with affordable drinks, cozy seating, a solid sound system and song catalogue, and a quintessential night view of Kowloon.

(Photo credit: Boo Bar)

Mum’s Not Home
1/F, 302 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei

This otherworldly, quirky queer-owned café is a magical hideaway in the heart of Yau Ma Tei. Indulge in vibrant, artistic cheesecakes here against the store’s collage of indoor plants, antique trinkets and travel memorabilia.

(Photo credit: Mum’s Not Home)

Shop H2, Properous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei

Named after the iconic movie director, Kubrick is both a bookstore and a café that shares a wall with arthouse cinema Broadway Cinematheque.

(Photo credit: Kubrick)

Queer-friendly Stores

Running Ashtray
12B, Wing Hong Center, Lai Chi Kok

Located in an office building in Lai Chi Kok, Running Ashtray is a sex-positive, LGBTQ+ friendly store that sells a uniquely curated selection of Y2K-inspired clothing and accessories. 

(Photo credit: Running Ashtray)

Pleasure Point
Shop 1, 21/F Pak Po Lee Commercial Centre, 1A-1K Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok

Tucked away in a neat complex of retail stores above an inconspicuous entrance amongst the bustle of Sai Yeung Choi Street, Pleasure Point is your friendly neighborhood sex toy and adult product store that offers advice and knowledge on sexual health and pleasure. Visit their website here.

(Photo credit: Pleasure Point)

26 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Started by a lesbian couple as a reaction to the city’s lack of women-centered sex toy stores,  Les’Play specializes in sex toys for women and queer folks, simultaneously promoting sex/gender education. Visit their website here.

(Photo credit: Les’ Play)

Queer-friendly Community Spaces

Rainbow of Hong Kong

Rainbow of Hong Kong offers professional and confidential counselling, legal support, sexual health services, domestic violence emergency support and other services. They also host discussion groups, workshops and host meetings for queer movements and events like Hong Kong Pride Parade.


Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue has been committed to developing a mutual support network for male and transgender sex workers in Hong Kong since 2006, providing legal support, vocational training, sexual health services as well as education and more.

(Photo credit: Poster set of 'Midnight Blue: Oral History of Male Sex Workers in Hong Kong)

480.0 Gender & Art Space
1A, Tougha Mansion, 502-504 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei

Established in 2017, 480.0 Gender & Art Space is a community event space dedicated to exploring and debunking myths and stereotypes about sexual and gender-based violence through culture and the arts. Join their workshops, exhibitions, screenings and more.

(Photo credit: 480.0 Gender & Art Space)

Room 301, Winning Commercial Building, 46-48 Hollywood Road, Jordan

Common6 is an event space that is focused on exploring, demystifying and destigmatizing gender and sexuality, hosting a range of activities such as group discussions on sex, pornography, BDSM, tarot reading and more. Sex toys and sex education books are available via their online store.

(Photo credit: Common6)

c.95d8 (久梧搭捌村)
Sai Kung

c.95d8 is a Hong Kong art and coliving space founded by 3 artists in 2022 which focuses on crip art and curates cultural events and artist residencies. Their current Crip Art Residency program explores art-making based on crip experiences and reflections and invites both crip and non-crip artists to co-live and create art. It aspires to break down the invisible barriers of disability, thus forming an art ecosystem that achieves inclusion.

(Photo credit: c.95d8)


01 Jun 2024


01 Jun 2024