Head down to California Vintage (77 Wyndham St. Central, 2525-9808) after work for some Californian fine wine and light dishes to get you into the weekend mood. Then move on to fancy mixers at Entourage (1-5 Lower Elgin St., Central, 2559-8281) and order something off their signature cocktail menu of various longs, mojitos, martinis and rocks.
Every weekend in Hong Kong may be alcohol-fueled—but they’re not all like this liquored line-up.
Step right up. Come one! Come all! One night of House, Deep and Tech House.
Starring Swiss DJs Chris Lindvall & Carlo Davids at Drop this Friday.
Ladies free all night, men free before midnight ($100 including one drink after midnight for guys)
Lindvall is based in Hong Kong and can often be found playing techno house at W52, while Davids brings the deep house into the mix.
I’m writing this column from a hotel in London, which has convinced me of the following:
I’ve been told, “We can’t work miracles,” when I arrived early at a hotel and wanted to shower; I’ve been told, “I’m sure you appreciate there’s absolutely nothing we can do,” when—and this is still going on—I can take money out of every ATM in London except HSBC with my HSBC card.
As a frequent traveler and more frequent bragger that I am a frequent traveler, I have to pay my respects this week to the Hong Kong Airport. Rejoice! Hong Kong residents on the glory that be the Hong Kong International Airport—it’s our shining city on a hill, our golden calf, the hopes of a democratic dream realized in this fake democracy. (Speaking of which, boy does HK Mag hate this Henry Tang guy. What’s up with that?)
If you’re one of the uninitiated, let me bring you from the Narthex to the Sanctum by explaining the Hong Kong Airport process:
As a frequent traveler and more frequent bragger that I am a frequent traveler, I have to pay my respects this week to the Hong Kong Airport. Rejoice! Hong Kong residents on the glory that be the Hong Kong International Airport—it’s our shining city on a hill, our golden calf, the hopes of a democratic dream realized in this fake democracy.
Ron Taylor has been studying spirits for over 30 years and lecturing for 10. Born in Scotland, you’ll be hard pressed to find one who knows more about the “water of life” than this Hong Kong resident.
Starting from February 11th Angel’s Share will be hosting professor Taylor for a series of 4 whiskey education sessions. Whisky has a huge variety of classes and types, so besides how to appreciate its taste, there is actually quite a lot to learn.
Education in whiskey from the best Scottish whiskey professor in Hong Kong
Clubs and lounges, by definition, are where people go for cocktails, a night of wild drinking, or to pick up a hookup buddy or three. Under normal circumstances, food doesn’t even enter the equation. Unbeknownst to many, there’s actually an army of nighttime venues who beat the stereotype by offering fancy dishes alongside their drinks. Here’s a roundup of the newest and latest:
Our city’s nightclubs are offering more than drinks and entertainment—these days, good food is also on the menu.
If "chilled" is your thing, Rayne could be your go-to bar on Thursday evenings.
Rayne is better known for lounge and house music, but after finding some real easy listening talent, they’ve decided to switch the style up.
Joven Goce is a passionate performer with over 1000 songs in his easy listening arsenal, ranging from classic to the latest alternative hits. Founder of the band “Oven Toaster,” this versatile singer/songwriter has been jamming all over HK since 2010.
Joven Goce and Steve Bernstein’s acoustic sessions serenade Thursday nights at Rayne.
Chicken Feet Disco Glitter Party means you can pull out the sequins, platforms and high heels, and dust off that Afro wig from last Halloween. Come to Veto and let's cut some shapes on the dance floor, people.
Disco? Yes please. Wear your loudest, most awkward sparkly outfit to brighten up this February.
A couple of months ago, I wrote a column on my “By New Year’s Resolution,” which was a decision to avoid the holiday excess and resultant waistline effect. My goal was simple: lose weight, get stronger, be more balanced and happier. Yeah, happiness, overworked HK reader, remember that? (I vaguely do). Specifically I wrote, “I will be in shape; I will be healthy; I will feel and look good.” So here’s how it went down:
A couple of months ago, I wrote a column on my “By New Year’s Resolution,” which was a decision to avoid the holiday excess and resultant waistline effect. My goal was simple: lose weight, get stronger, be more balanced and happier. Yeah, happiness, overworked HK reader, remember that? (I vaguely do).
Having contributed to the likes of the Red Bull Music Academy, Dublab and the Brain Feeder Records roster, this New York born, LA-based artist’s diverse production techniques have long-since guaranteed global recognition of his deep-rooted music credentials.