SMOOO Music Festival 2023 Kowloon Bay & more | Nightlife HK


Nightlife HKG: SMOOO Music Fest, Salon 10 at BaseHall 2, & More Parties

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.

1. SMOOO Music Festival at KITEC in Kowloon Bay

    Get ready for an explosion of all kinds of electronic jams and grooves as SMOOO DJ Music & Arts Festival takes over KITEC at Kowloon Bay. Step into a raving wonderland of music and art, where more than 30 top-notch DJs from Hong Kong’s leading labels are slated to set the stage on fire (to match the summer heatwaves to come!).

    The festival features hot acts such as Minou4Real, Taste of Blue, Heller, Crews Chaotic Pavilion, WeLoveThisCity, Techno Abyss, J Fung, The Afroseas, Metrobob, and more. Immerse yourself amongst the stages set en plein air and don’t forget to also check out the accompanying art exhibitions, food and drink tent, tattoo and barber stations, and more.

    When: 1 PM until late, June 10

    Where: KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

    How much: Buy tickets with discount code thebeatasia for 15% off for The Beat Asia readers, HK$450 (general admission)

    2. Salon 10 Presents ‘SPECTRUM Music Series’ at BaseHall 2

    Salon 10 is swinging into the sultry summer nights with “Spectrum,” their brand new music series at the expanded BaseHall 2. Showcasing the best electronic music artists, DJs, and curators from Hong Kong and beyond, this series is dedicated to bringing underground electronic music culture into light for a wider audience.

    Prepare to experience the full spectrum of electronic music, with the first event spotlighting sets from Casey Anderson, Hugo Belloy (Surprise Surprise), Romi (Kizen Records), and VJs Pixz and 2Hz Resonance.

    When: 9 PM until late, June 9

    Where: BaseHall 2, Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong

    How much: Buy tickets here, HK$200

    3. Disco Bao at Duddell’s

    Disco Bao is making a return to bring us back in time. The event promises to bring back the fun and glamour of Hong Kong's 80s, celebrating the epic golden decade of fab grooves and funky moves. Spaces are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so make sure you come early to secure a spot. If you want to ensure you have a place, bookings are open for table reservations. Please note that guests must be 25 years old or above to enter.

    When: 10 PM until late, June 10

    Where: Duddell’s, 3/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

    How much: Book a table here, Free entry

    4. ‘Soak & Shake @ WET 76’ Returns to W Hong Kong in Kowloon Station

    The balmy heat has arrived and it's time to cool off by diving into a poolside party at W Hong Kong! “Soak & Shake @ WET 76” is returning this June with a range of vibrant activities, chill drinks, and snacks, along with live DJ and entertainment.

    Gather your friends and join this sky-high extravaganza where DJs will be spinning the hottest tracks to dance to. DJ Parco and DJ Henry will be taking over from 8 PM-10 PM and 10 PM-12 PM respectively, and then come together for an epic performance from 12 MN-2 AM at an exclusive WOOBAR afterparty. Guests holding free-flow package tickets can enjoy non-stop pours of wines, spirits (gin and vodka), selected cocktails and mocktails, and soft drinks, or devour tapas and canapés. Each admission also includes a W Hong Kong T-shirt to remember the epic night.

    When: 8 PM until late, June 10

    Where: W Hong Kong, 76/F, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

    How much: Book here, HK$1,288

    5. Magnetic Soul 18 Year Anniversary with Makoto at Oma

    Magnetic Soul is celebrating its 18th anniversary of producing Drum and Bass events in Hong Kong by bringing in the legendary Liquid Funk and Soulful Drum and Bass producer, DJ Makoto. Makoto Shimizu is a Tokyo-born artist credited with spreading the genre throughout Japan. Currently based in London, Makoto’s time in lockdown culminated in his latest album, following the theme of music that feels "thoughtful." Now back in full force, catch Makoto on his stopover in Hong Kong before the rest of his world tour in time for festival season.

    The DJ lineup is sure to keep the party going with performances from Just Bee, Rogue Motion, Yiannis, and Double M, while MC Dan Stezo will serve as the host.

    When: 11 PM-6 AM, June 10

    Where: Oma, Lower B/F, Harilela House, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

    How much: TBA, Walk-in only

    6. DJMag: Fedde Le Grand (19) @ Boomerang

    Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand is all set to make his fans in Asia groove to his electrifying beats this June. With his four-date summer tour starting from Phuket, he will be performing in Hong Kong for this evening only, before making it to Taipei and Tokyo.

    Famous for his hits like "Rhythm Of The Night" and "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit," Le Grand has earned the title of "King of Electro Music" and sits comfortably in the throne of the list of Top 20 DJs according to DJMag. Hong Kong will get a chance to experience Le Grand's music when he performs at nightclub Boomerang next Friday night. So, get ready to put on your dancing shoes and experience a night full of hot house music and dazzling thrills.

    When: 11 PM until late, June 9

    Where: BOOMERANG • The Illusionist, G/F, LKF Tower, 55 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

    How much: Buy tickets here, HK$300

    7. SABERZ@SPACE Club in Lan Kwai Fong

    Benedek Makrai and Kristóf Maczeovics, also known as SaberZ, are a Hungarian duo that have been burning up the EDM industry since they teamed up in 2014. Their tracks have caught the attention of big names like Hardwell, Tiesto, and Blasterjaxx, just to name a few. Their latest release, "Rhythm Of The Night" with Maurice West on W&W’s imprint Mainstage Music under Armada Music, has received major support from W&W and has become a hit among partygoers.

    This summer, SaberZ is bringing their electrifying performances to Hong Kong's Space. With their big room beats, they're sure to take you on an intergalactic journey you won't forget.

    When: 10 PM Until Late, June 9

    Where: Space HKG, Unit 2, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

    How much: Buy tickets here, HK$180

    Sip & Save: Pre-Game Like a Pro at These Bars

    The Globe

    Sitting along the slope of Graham Street, The Globe is a UK-inspired gastropub that's perfect for chilling before hitting the town on a night out with friends. Known for its impressive beer selection, the varied taps offer one of the broadest ale selections in the city, alongside dozens of beers by the bottle. Though the focus lies on Belgian and English drops, there are plenty of local craft brews to sift through.

    More than just a place to drink, the menu also boasts delicious pub grub that's been tweaked with added flavour and flair. Whether you're looking for a cosy spot to catch up with friends over board games or a footie match, or a lively atmosphere that's warming you up for the streetside pints to come, this spacious hub welcomes all.

    Where: The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong


    A not-so-hidden treasure trove of fun and wallet-friendly items, The Cadillac is a massive open-air Mexican-American bar and restaurant located in the heart of Causeway Bay’s Hysan Place. With its spacious terrace and wide selection of drinks, catch up with friends over a variety of classic cocktails, margaritas, beers, and wines – yes, all the above, that’s their “hora loca” happy hour deals for you! Mexican-inspired nibbles are also offered, from nachos to tacos, and even churros for a sweet treat.

    Where: Cadillac Bar & Grill, 7/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Flower Years at Eaton HK

    Flower Years at Eaton HK

    Eaton's Flower Years bar is the perfect spot for those who enjoy unique wine and beer selections in an indoor or outdoor setting. Located in the food hall, the bar is adjacent to Eaton's radio station and faces the stunning Astor Plaza. Flower Years offers an exceptional range of Asian Regional Craft Beers, making it a must-visit spot for beer enthusiasts.

    And if you're looking for something to make your night a little more special, Flower Years is hosting an anniversary party in collaboration with Carbon Brews to celebrate their fifth year in action this June 9 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The party is set to feature live music performances, various beer-centered drinking games, and much more. In addition to the festivities, Flower Years will be launching its first beer named “Twilight Of Love.” This Hong Kong-brewed tipple is a fruity, sour beer with orange and berry notes. Buy tickets to the celebration here. Admission costs HK$198 per person.

    Where: Flower Years, Eaton Food Hall, LG, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

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