Nightlife HKG: Catch These Reggae, R&B, and Funk Parties this Weekend in HK
August 10, 2023
Another weekend in Hong Kong is upon us, and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves and club nights you must not miss. We save you the stress of planning your weekend and week ahead with our rundown of the best nightlife events you cannot miss.
1. Heavy HK and 15 Grams Pair Up with Brooklyn’s Dub-Stuy for Night of Dub Music
Hong Kong's own propagators of dub music and reggae tunes, Heavy HK and 15 Grams, are joining forces to host Dub-Stuy in the city, a leading Brooklyn-based music collective professing the force of contemporary dub-inspired music worldwide. Held in a secret location, this night will feature great reggae, dub, and jungle tunes that you can’t miss.
When: 11 PM to 5 AM, Aug. 12
Where: Secret address in Kowloon
How much: Buy tickets, HK$250 presale ticket, HK$350 door ticket
2. UK’s Maurice Fulton Joins Local DJ Arun R for Funky Night at Mihn Nightclub
Maurice Fulton, a renowned DJ and producer from Baltimore, joins Mihn’s revolving line-up of worldly electronic figures to lay down great garage music for Hong Kong on Saturday. DJ Arun R joins him, specialising in deep, downtempo, afro-tinged, and Balearic tracks.
When: 11 PM till 5 AM, Aug. 12
Where: Mihn Club, 4/F, 279 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$150 advance ticket, HK$200 door ticket
3. R&B Hours Returns to Luxurious Maggie Choo’s for Mega Afrobeats and R&B Bash
Presented by Mama Told Me and BLCKOUT, Hong Kong’s top aromatic promoters and event organisers, Maggie Choo’s is back hosting R&B Hours, a premium experience in town for the city's first-ever monthly afro-centric party. The one mixes tunes and only DJ Minou, Monsta Kei and DJ Sweetness. Don’t miss this one!
When: 4 PM till late, Aug. 13
Where: Maggie Choo’s, G/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$250
4. Department & Co. Presenting Crime Minister with Univibes and Queen Mary
Hong Kong’s top rap and hip-hop night is back with a banger on Thursday to mark the run-up to university and party season for students with Crime Minister, presenting hard tunes and hard dancing. Both boys and girls are recommended to fit in with the theme of white and orange colours.
When: 11 PM till 5 AM, Aug. 10
Where: Department & Co., UG/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$300
5. Sound of Ecstacy at Zeus Nightclub Presents Great Line-up of D&B and Hardstyle DJs
In the spirit of a hot and sweaty summer, Zeus Nightclub is hosting a mad Thursday night rave in the run-up to a big weekend featuring local talent in the drum and bass, hardstyle, and pop hard spaces. With doors opening at 11 PM, flavour the tunes from DJs Clyross, Cariz, Hardz, Gettrecy, Khazed, and Scaro.
When: 11 PM till 4 AM, Aug. 10
Where: Zeus, 22/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$250 with one drink included
6. Celebrate Cruel Summer 2.0 with Special Taylor Swift Night at The Aftermath
Just because Taylor is not coming to Hong Kong to perform does not mean we can’t celebrate her genius here at home. The Aftermath is hosting the second instalment of Cruel Summer to kick in those Friday vibes. Doors open at 9 PM with makeup art and tarot reading, before a long night of Taylor Swift swinging starts at 10:30 PM with a special concert.
When: 9 PM till 2 AM, Aug. 11
Where: The Aftermath, LG/F, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy tickets, HK$250
7. DJ Sneaky Jesus Lays Down Funk, Soul and Rare Groove Tunes on Frank’s Rooftop
Back at it with Frank’s steamy summer programme laying down vinyl-only tracks every weekend, DJ Sneaky Jesus returns to the SoHo rooftop for a night of old school tunes, including the best of the best from funk, soul, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Entry is free, so make sure to RSVP to get your name on the guest list.
When: 9 PM till 1 AM, Aug. 11
Where: Frank’s Italian American Social Club, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: RSVP here for free entry
Sip & Save: Pre-Game Like a Pro at These Bars
Whisk yourself away to this hidden bar in SoHo for a night of high-fidelity music pumping great ‘90s music, paired with a strong bar programme of 10 signature drinks inspired by the nostalgic decade and classic cocktails made from local ingredients and liquor.
Where: CNY Bar, 12/F, FOCO, 48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Located in Sheung Wan’s afterhours LGBT clubbing zone, Wink is a sleek gay bar clad in black that specialises in strong drinks, karaoke nights, and pop hits belting all night long. Be sure to check out what’s on for special drinks, as the bartenders at Wink can get creative.
Where: WINK, 79 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Uncle Ming’s Whisky Bar
Crowned the top of the AKI Hong Kong – MGallery in Wan Chai, Uncle Ming’s Whisky Bar boasts an incredible view of Kowloon with a wealth of experience and love for mixes of whisky cocktails and age-old casket pours imported worldwide.
Where: Uncle Ming’s Whisky Bar, 25/F, AKI Hong Kong - MGallery, 239 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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