Club 9, Central

View of the domed ceiling

Last week a new club called ‘9’ opened up in Central, adding to the string of nightclubs that have recently launched. Located on the top floor of an upscale shopping center (home to brands such as Hermes,) its name is derived from the address – nine Queen’s Road.

Sign for The Galleria at night...

Although it’s slightly off of the main nightlife area in Central (Lan Kwai Fong,) it’s a very unique venue. Situated on the fourth floor of The Galleria shopping center, the space is actually a large circle. The center of the circle is a sky-light area, which can’t be used, so the available space is just the perimeter of the circle.

View towards seating area. Fence keeps people from the skylight center.

The club is further divided as follows: booths and seating take up half of the outside of the circle. The other parts are two bars located on either end, and a d.j. booth, with a small dance floor as you walk in. The result is that the seated areas are very crowded, since the overall space around the circle is narrow.

Crowding around the semi-circle space

Making good use of the space, projectors cast lights and video onto the dome, creating an interesting view with different effects.

View from the seating area looking up at the ceiling.

Another excellent feature of the club is the large outdoor patio. Once the weather cools down slightly (it’s been hot and humid recently,) this will be an excellent addition to the usable space of the club.

Who’s that - Adam and Eve?

Daytime view. Note the dome at the top.

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