20 Cool Snaps That Capture Wanchai Bars in Hong Kong From the 1970s

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Wan Chai is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. Its other boundaries are Canal Road to the east, Arsenal Street to the west and Bowen Road to the south. The area north of Gloucester Road is often referred to as Wan Chai North.

Wan Chai is one of the busiest commercial areas in Hong Kong with offices of many small and medium-sized companies. Wan Chai North features office towers, parks, hotels and an international conference and exhibition centre.

As one of the first areas developed in Hong Kong, the locale is densely populated yet with noticeable residential zones facing urban decay, but it is also famous for its many restaurants, hotels, and bustling bars.

These fascinating color pics from m20wc51 that show what Wanchai bars looked like in the 1970s.

The ‘Candlelight’ bar was at 42-50 Lockhart Road, circa 1970

The corner of Lockhart Road and Luard, Wanchai, 1970

The corner of Lockhart Road, Wanchai, 1970

The Pussycat was at 34-38 Lockhart Road in Wanchai, 1970

The Old Toby Bar next to the Pussycat Bar was the one favored by Black Sailors and Servicemen, Lockhart Road, Wanchai, circa 1970-71

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