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Joe Bananas

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23 Luard Road | Corner of Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
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852-25291811
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Visited on a Monday evening and wasn't too busy early on. It was much busier later at night when I went past again on my way back to my hotel. Beer is cold with a reasonable variety, typical of most bars. Prices were okay, again fairly typical. The atmosphere was relaxed and engaging without being intrusive. Travelling by myself I... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I always go at least once when I am visiting Hong Kong. This is one of my favourite bar, even if recently it went through some tough moments of closing down. I would suggest this place for a cocktail after dinner, to listen some good live music and for dancing.

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Thank Angelo R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

You may many foreigners there.. Actually it is a very small place. Usually they have live music. You may also meet some high level escort ladies there.

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Thank Hakan K
Marlow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just around the corner from Amazonia. Joe Bananas also has live music. Again it gets crowded at the weekend, but this adds to the atmosphere

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Gosford, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great Bar for the night life in Hong Kong. Music really good, and service great. Don't be put off by the number standing outside, service excellent and drinks at good prices. Fun times to be had by all at Joe Bananas

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Leicester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I was in town for a couple of nights alone ahead of a business trip. Having stayed in Wanchai, I alreadyI knew there was decent nightlife and plenty of places to eat / drink and visit, but I had not previously seen Joe Bananas. Wondering around the blocks from my hotel, to get my bearings, I came across Joe B's... More 

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Thank runningman65
Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a great bar but now going downhill If u.visit hk and want goid drinks and music go to lkf instead The staff ignore u and dont manage the place very well Food is average at best and the place gets full of drunk guys Much better places to go

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Davidwslaw, Owner at Joe Bananas, responded to this review

I am surprised by your review as you recommend lkf. Lkf is a younger more drunk crowd. While Wanchai is aimed at an older market. I would be interested in your views of Graffiti in Lkf More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great atmosphere, good band and always a cheerful crowd wanting a good time. Spent an evening of good camaraderie & super fun with colleagues.

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Thank Richie S
Cairo, Egypt
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Visited as part of a group celebrating a friend's birthday. It was fairly late when I was there, midnight onwards, and it was a public holiday the following day so it was pretty busy. The band were great and the dance floor was full. The prosecco was reasonably priced but wasn't the best tasting. It wasn't a big issue though.... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Had to kill an Hour while I waited for a friend to finish work. This place was quiet and had the TV sport channel on. Beer was really cold which was great. Quiet surroundings which was what I was after. After one beer I left. There were a few older guys with younger friends which made me worried. Beer was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
Cuisine
Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Luard Road | Corner of Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-25291811
Description
Joe Bananas originally open in 1985 and is one of the most iconic bar/restaurants in Hong Kong. Just say to a taxi driver Joe Bananas Wanchai and they drop you outside the door. The original premises were completely rebuilt and Joe Bananas re-opened its doors on 1st August 2014. With one of the largest professional stages in Hong Kong its live bands play popular music to the late morning. Open for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner and drinks every night.

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers 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.
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