Grab your diaries, because these are all the events you don’t want to miss this month in Hong Kong
They say Hong Kong shuts down for the summer, but the true party people know that’s just a myth. Summertime is when Hong Kong comes alive, with the most interesting and delicious events of the year. This month, we’ve got cocktail promotions, master classes, music festivals and decadent drag brunches. Play your cards right, and this might be the best month of the whole year.
Read on to find out where to go and what to do this July in Hong Kong.
Pisco has just landed in Hong Kong, and we’ve already named it the spirit of the summer. The Trade Commission of Peru in Hong Kong has teamed up with a few of our favourite bartenders to introduce the city to Peru’s most iconic spirit, and the initiative, called “Pisco Nights” launched this month. CÉ LA VI Hong Kong, Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge and The Coffee Academics have each created their own unique tipple for the occasion. You can find out more information through the ‘Pisco Nights’ Facebook page.
‘Pisco Nights’ runs through September, 2019. For more information, see here.
Johnnie Walker Neon Light Highball Party
The world’s No.1 blended Scotch whisky brand is teaming up with Hong Kong’s favourite cocktails-on-tap bar to present: Johnnie Walker Neon Light Highball Party. And it’s exactly what it sounds like, a decadent night of fun, with iconic neon-light decorations, and Johnnie Walker Black Label Highballs. The brand is collaborating with Draft Land, Hong Kong’s first ‘cocktails on tap’ bar for the two-day event, which includes Russian DJ Marina D on the decks, as well as live performances by a neon light artist, goodies, and a few surprises thrown in. Draft Land has come up with four new highballs, each highlighting a distinctive element of the Johnnie Walker Black blend. There’s Classic, Citrus, Woody and Toasty Black Label Highballs – and we highly suggest you try them all. After all, it only takes a few seconds to pour them from the tap!
The Johnnie Walker Neon Light Highball Party is happening 17 – 18 July, 2019 at Draft Land from 7:30-11pm. Tickets are HK$250 per person, and include two highballs, canapes, and a goodie bag. Tickets can be purchased here.
Read more: #BarStar with Draft Land’s Alex Ko
Beer We Go
If you love music and you love beer, this is the festival for you. Combining two of life’s greatest pleasures: delicious beer and stellar sounds, Beer We Go is determined to give you the weekend you deserve. Fifteen craft breweries will be pouring while ten indie bands take to the main-stage for four different sessions. As the musicians play, the brew masters will pair their pours to the best suit the beats. Each session is four hours long, and you can buy tickets to just one or all four. It will be the first time many of the breweries debut in Hong Kong, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Beer We Go is happening 21 – 22 July, 2019 at This Town Needs in Yau Tong. For more information and to buy tickets click here. Tickets start at HK$480.
The Hong Kong International Darts Festival
The city’s largest darts event is back for it’s third year, and it’s bigger than ever before, bringing some of the world’s top competitors together under one roof. There are nine different categories this year, including the first-ever Hong Kong Disabled Darts Cup. Experienced pros will delight in putting their skills to the test, while those new to the sport can learn all there is to know in the family-friendly “Darts Experience Zone”. Find out all about it right here.
The 3rd Hong Kong International Darts Festival is happening 26 – 28 July, 2019 at Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre. For more information follow them on Facebook or check out their website.
Brunch for a Queen
The only thing better than brunch is a brunch fit for a queen, which is why we #stan W Hong Kong’s Drag Me to Late Brunch. Launched just last month, it’s an evening free-flow extravaganza of excellent food, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and the city’s most fabulous queens. This month’s theme is Tarantino, so be prepared to act out and relive your favourite scenes from ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Kill Bill’ with the queens. Come early to enjoy the canapes and live stations, the full buffet starts at 6:30pm.
Drag Me to Late Brunch is on 28 July, 2018 from 5-9pm at W Hong Kong. For more information check out their event page here.
Kowloon Dairy Ice Cream Pop-Up
Come one, come all, to the Kowloon Dairy Ice Cream pop-up. That’s right, you can get the same creamy taste you love from their glass-jarred milks, in a frozen treat. We’re talking seriously rich, milky flavour that you won’t find anywhere else. This year’s pop-up store introduces nine new ice cream cup flavours: Premium Durian, Guava, Sweet Corn, Apple, Blackcurrant, Chestnut, Ginger and Ginger Candies, Brown Sugar and Eldeberry! It’s the sweetest way to beat the heat this summer.
The Kowloon Dairy Pop-Up is open seven days a week. The opening hours are 10:00am – 8pm Sunday thru Wednesday and 10:00am – 10pm Thursday thru Saturday. Find the shop at 33 Wellington Street, Central until 31 August, 2019.
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