Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 16-18, 2022
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The Beat Hong Kong’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Sept. 16-18, 2022

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. Fit for the Summer 

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Eventbrite/Qintensity Fitness Limited

Hitting the Central Harbrourfront expanse this Sunday, “Fit & Well” festival is an all-rounded fitness bonanza to energise and impress all. Offering workout classes led by expert instructors from the city’s hottest gyms, get your sweat on in the sun with yoga classes, cardio seshes, sculpting HIIT, and even pilates. 

Children are welcome as there’s a family activity zone full of surprises for the little ones, as well as a market full of health-focused merch and goodies to bring home. On top of that, there is a pet-friendly section for your four-legged pals to roam free, too! Book your ticket here now to get guaranteed access to a full day of heart-pumping classes, where ticket holders will be gifted a Sweaty Betty swag bag. 

When: 10 AM-6 PM, Sept. 17 

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong 

How much: HK$150 

2. Where the Wild Cities Are 

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Website/Central Harbourfront

Themed “Wild in the City,” the SummerFest carnival draws attention to the plentiful public greenery around the cityscape, incorporating installations, activities, and performances on a grand main stage to make the most out of the location. Little explorers can head to the lush greens at the Lumi-Forest and City Camping section, getting a taste of the wilderness amidst a whimsical setting straight out of a storybook. 

On the opposite end, there is also a desert-themed section boasting an exciting outdoor playground as well as a Hong Kong neon sign area to snap away at. Enter through Gate 3 and bring along the whole family for fun all around. 

When: Now until Sept. 18 

Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong 

How much: Free 

3. Double CC’s

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Facebook/The Blomstre

Combining the elements of healing through soaking in the bright energy of glowing candles with the shine of crystals, Amphi Studios is opening their doors to host artisanal candlemakers The Blomstre to host a one-of-a-kind workshop to craft your own crystal-infused soy candles. Drawing upon natural scents and the natural sense of calm that crystals offer, The Blomstre’s own Jerwine and Aaron will lead the activity and help to get your mind into the zone of mindful healing. Grab your tickets now by clicking here.

When: 1 PM-3 PM & 3.30 PM-5.30 PM, Sept. 17

Where: Amphi Studios, Unit 608, 6/F, 27 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

How much: HK$530

4. Au Rave-voir

After 31 events and five years in the scene, Hong Kong music event organiser Rave Mama is sadly waving (or shall we say, raving) goodbye to the city with one last party. Having a penchant for progressive techno, trance, and techno that ebbs and flows to keep the vibes rolling, their shows have ranged from summery affairs amongst the beaches of Lamma Island, to big room bashes in the heart of the city.

The last-ever line-up ticks off the signature Rave Mama mix of techno and trance, psytrance, and hard trance, with the full DJ schedule here. Walk-ins only, tickets include one drink.

When: 9 PM-2 AM, Sept. 17-18

Where: Social Room, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$150

5. I Negroni’d a Drink

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Ovolo Hotels

A week-long tribute to the Campari and vermouth ambrosia in all its diverse and beautiful forms, Negroni Week has been steadily moving along over the course of this week, with pours being doled out at various spots all over Hong Kong. An initiative to channel the city’s passion for this cocktail into a good cause, portions of proceeds from negroni sales at participating bars and restaurants will be donated to a non-profit focused on reviving the F&B industry worldwide. Check out our favourite spots to grab a negroni by clicking here.

When: Now until Sept. 18

Where: Click here and type “Hong Kong” to see all local venues

6. Life’s a Breeze

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Website/Breeze Bistro

New kid on the New Praya block Breeze Bistro has been steadily drawing in diners keen for their al fresco meal with gorgeous promenade vibes, maintaining the sizzle of easy summertime dining with their Mediterranean-inspired menu from Head Chef Chris Gill. Providing casual crowd pleasers like a classic burrata-centred Charcuterie Board (HK$280) and addictive Angel Hair (HK$180) with white truffle and kombu, the elegantly comfortable location is just ripe for sundowners.

They don’t disappoint when it comes to mains either! Tuck into a hearty Lobster Linguine (HK$320) or Whole Grilled Seabass (HK$360) that will have you transported to a quaint coastal town far away. Carrying classics like the French 75 (HK$100) and upgrading old favourites with their signature touch like in the Breeze Dirty Martini (HK$95) and the Breeze Espresso Martini (HK$95), there’s no better way to round off your day in Kennedy Town than with a glass in hand.

Where: Breeze Bistro, G/F, May Sun Building, 7-8 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

7. Business in the Shops, Party in the Streets

As Soho’s most popular street for booze and bites, Peel Street is rounding up a handful of its most popular venues for a slope side block party! Okinawan restaurant AWA AWA, neighbourhood resto-bar Shady Acres, and Brazillian concept Uma Nota are joining hands to host a "Peel Street Peelers" party in homage to the community of tenacious vendors in the area. 

A special package ticket earns you a selection of snacks and drinks, with additional items for HK$90 each. Expect to find your favourite nibbles alongside an array of dishes made just for the occasion, as well as signature cocktails from each participating vendor. Come with empty bellies and an open mind for the best surprise, or get a sneak peek of what’s in store by looking for clues on each venue’s social media page. Tickets can be bought from each of the participating venues directly.  

When: 3 PM-8 PM, Sept. 18 

Where: Uma Nota / AWA AWA / Shady Acres, Peel Street 

How much: HK$200 

8. Master of All Elements

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Facebook/Tasting Kitchen - TK

Drawing together the inspiration from nature that’s central to the Maison Perrier-Jouët ethos as well as chef Jaakko Sorsa’s own cooking philosophy, this collaboration between the champagne label and Ocean Table takes diners on an adventure in taste through sky, land, and sea. Working with local photographer Justin Hui to provide photographic parallels to each course, with an immersive soundtrack from harpist Elam Lai, the multisensory six-course dinner is sure to be a memorable one. Save your seats at the table now by grabbing a ticket here.

When: 7 PM-11 PM, Sept. 17

Where: Tasting Kitchen, Unit 601, Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

How much: HK$2,420

9. Falling for FUMI

Things To Do In Hong Kong Sept 16 to 18 2022
Photo credit: Fumi

True as it may be that this one-night-only event technically doesn’t fall on the weekend, but in our eyes, hump day deserves a little bit more love for signalling that we’re halfway through the work week! Complementing their eight-course menu of sleek Japanese fare, Fumo is pairing up with the rice-based spirit sommeliers at Sake Central to whip up a dinner of Nippon delights including freshly flown sashimi, succulent sushi, A4 beef, marinated grilled fish, and more. Each is enjoyed with a curated sake option for the most magical of matches. Reserve your spot for the evening now by clicking here.

When: Sept. 21

Where: Fumi, 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30 - 36 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$1,580 (per person)

10. Uno Estro

Ringing in their first annum of operation with a special joint menu, Estro has invited Michellin-star toting chef Agustin Balbi from Andō and MONO’s chef Ricardo Chaneton for a birthday bash of eight fantastic Italian dishes. Taking inspiration from the restaurant’s ethos, each course of the birthday lunch draws upon Estro’s own chef Antimo Maria Merone’s Neapolitan heritage.

Available only on the day, nibble on Pesto alla Genovese Calamari, Blue Lobster alla Pizzaiola, Corn Fettucine with Spiced Roasted Chicken Essence, Sweetbread Milanese with Bagna Cuda and Limoncello, Riso di Semola Caldoso and some lusciously authentic Dolce di Latte. Complement the journey with a special wine pairing courtesy of symposium for an additional HK$1,080 since it’s a celebration after all! Book your seats now by clicking here.

When: 12 PM-4 PM, Sept. 18

Where: Estro, Level 2, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

How much: HK$2,080 (plus service charge)

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