What’s on Hong Kong: Great Wines of the World and More! Oct. 2-9, 2023
October 02, 2023
Ahh, another week 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 right now—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 week ahead.
1. Great Wines of the World: Hong Kong Grand Tasting 2023 by James Suckling at Four Seasons Hotel
Experience the apex of the world's best bottles at the Great Wines of the World Grand Tasting in Hong Kong. This exclusive event, curated by the esteemed critic James Suckling, promises a selection of over 200 top-tier wines, each with a glowing review from the JamesSuckling.com team and James himself. These wines, representing the pinnacle of global wine regions, will be available for tasting, offering attendees a unique and immersive experience.
Additionally, the opportunity to meet and interact with the creators of these fine vintages will be a highlight, providing a deeper understanding and appreciation for the wines. Tickets not only grants access to this extensive wine showcase, but also introduces gourmet Italian delicacies from Caprice. If you're a wine industry professional, a special discounted admission awaits you, making this event a must-attend for both casual enthusiasts and seasoned experts.
2. Draglicious Brunch Vol. 2 - Scream Queen Halloween at Cruise Restaurant & Bar in North Point
Co-presented with the iconic Petticoat Lane, Sunday soiree at Cruise Restaurant & Bar flaunts an electric lineup, including the dazzling Pansze Diva and Queen Kong. Embark on a gastronomic voyage with a four-course feast: from sashimi elegance to tantalizing tacos, with beverages that dance between bubbly and premium champagne.
Rise to the "Ghostly Glamour" occasion by dressing the park, and you might whisk away a plush getaway to Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach. As the evening deepens, electrifying DJ beats promise infectious vibes. Reservations demand a duo, but larger squads snag a chic discount, so be sure to book the brunch with all your besties.
3. Moody Mondays with Monkey, Captain Jack, and Sugar & Spice at Whisker Wonderland in Central
Explore Whisker Wonderland in Central Hong Kong, a premier cat lounge offering a cozy environment filled with charming cats. Enjoy special Monday offers for The Beat Asia readers, with complimentary entry for kids under 15 until the end of October. Whether you are a cat lover or just seeking relaxation, Whisker Wonderland is the place to be!
4. Oktoberfest at BaseHall 01 in Connaught Place, Central
BaseHall 01 is gearing up for its third Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 7, getting ready to transport Hong Kong to the heart of Bavaria. The venue will emulate a vibrant Bavarian beer tent atmosphere from 6 PM until late.
The festivities kick off with a traditional keg tapping at 7 PM, soon followed by a stein holding contest with prizes including more beer and BaseHall vouchers. Enjoy some of Young Master's specially brewed Festbier, and indulge in a curated Oktoberfest menu featuring delicacies from Bengal Brothers and Smoke & Barrel. The evening will be infused with Munich bierhall music, cheers, and great festive energy.
5. Flower Years x Young Master Beer Party at Eaton HK in Jordan
Dive into an evening of craft beer and entertainment with Flower Years and acclaimed Hong Kong craft brewery, Young Master. On Oct. 6, the two will join forces for a beer extravaganza!
With an entry fee of HK$198, you're in for two hours of unlimited "Twilight Of Love" draught beer. Beyond that, anticipate a range of seasonal draughts and unique craft beers, all Young Master specialties. As the drinks flow, live bands will amplify the ambiance, alongside beer-drinking games designed for a little bit of bonding through friendly competition.
6. Grassroots Future’s 3rd Birthday at Social Den HK in Central
Grassroots Future marks its third anniversary at The Social Den on Oct. 4. Championing Hong Kong's refugee causes, the wonderful non-profit invites all to celebrate its journey so far. With a HK$300 ticket, guests gain entry and two drinks. Every ticket sold aids in empowering the refugee community residing in Hong Kong. The evening highlights the charity's accomplishments and extends thanks to its supporters and those who were able to receive support from the cause.
7. The SPCA Pawty at Thirsty Shaker in SoHo
Join the SPCA Charity “Pawty” at Thirsty Shaker, a heartfelt initiative by bar’s owner and founder Sandeep, inspired by his own adoption journey with pet pup Archie. His mission: combine cocktail expertise with animal welfare support.
On this special night, every cocktail, including the unique Puptails made for pet consumption, not only promises a treat for your taste buds but also a deed of goodwill. A generous 50% of the evening’s proceeds will directly benefit the SPCA, aiding the wellbeing of rescued animals. The atmosphere will be elevated by guest bartenders; Minnie Wong, Jerry C, Tammy, and Nicole Ng. Cheers to making a difference in the lives of our furry friends!
8. Impact Events x Refugee Union at Sam Fancy in Central
Impact Events HK, following its triumphant inaugural fundraiser, returns with ROUND 2 at the chic Sam Fancy. Centrally located, this lounge is famed for its ambiance and sublime cocktails. The evening's proceeds will support the Refugee Union, Hong Kong's sole refugee-led society since 2014.
This union champions refugees' rights and welfare, with funds assisting in housing, transport, and education. Attendees will be treated to a diverse musical array, from soothing downtempo to deep house rhythms, presented by a curated lineup of the city's top DJs. Dive into a night of excellent music and support a worthy cause.
9. Sip & Shop Sustainably 3: Farmers Market
Dive into local sustainability at The Hive Sai Kung's Sip & Shop Sustainably market! This curated gathering showcases locally sourced produce and eco-friendly products. More than just items, they're a nod to the local eco-conscious scene, urging attendees to delve deeper into Hong Kong's sustainable spirit. Complementing the day is a medley of tunes from local talents to keep you in the groove while picking up your next batch of pantry essentials and more.
10. Faith in Humans
Nestled at this hidden gem’s Happy Valley space, delve into the profound reflections of the human spirit at Art Roof Top's latest exhibit titled ‘Faith in Humans.’ Featuring works from the gallery’s resident artists, the collection captures universal desires to connect, understand, and find oneself in the broader world. Each distinct piece showcases artists' interpretations of humanity, bridging the world of figurative art with deep-seated human instincts.
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