Mar 24, 2011|
Main St. Deli
In honor of the big boys of rugby, Main St. Deli in the Langham Hotel in TST will be hosting a special “Supersize Me Rugby Sevens Menu.” Wake up and sober up with their big Sevens breakfast—four eggs any style, bacon, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, and sourdough toast. If you’re feeling aggressive, try the Mac Hoo come lunchtime—two towering 8oz burger patties topped with tomatoes, lettuce and even a couple of onion rings thrown in the mix—all sandwiched between two freshly baked buns and a side of French fries.
The Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-1133
Craving a manly platter of steak and potatoes after a day at the stadium? Head to Wooloomooloo Steakhouse early and get your drink on at their happy hour from 3pm to 9pm. There’s also a special on Carlsberg draught beer, Sevens-themed shooters and a live DJ spinning from 9pm onwards.
1/F, 29 Wyndham St., Central, 2894-8010
FINDS puts a Scandi twist on the traditional beer and BBQ with their special Sevens dinner menu. Their three-course dinner begins with a lightly smoked Danish mackerel mousse, followed by a gorgeous slab of rib-eye seared to perfection, and ending with a sinfully rich Guinness cheesecake, all paired with a medley of imported European beers for $388 per person + 10 percent service charge.
1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2522-9318
Igor Group Restaurants
Carlsberg beer heads should visit any of the participating Igor Group Restaurants (The Pickled Pelican Central, Bourbon, Stormies in LKF and Elements, Moorings and Typhoon). With the purchase of two Carlsberg pints, you’ll receive a scratch-and-win ticket for rugby merchandise such as towels, key chains and T-shirts. After all, you gotta get some legitimate souvenirs to commemorate the Sevens besides the tattered afro wig and sequin pasties. For participating restaurants visit www.igors.com
If you’re too incapacitated by food and drink to make it off your couch, there’s still a special for you: Wildfire’s special Rugby Sevens delivery. For $258, you’ll get all the goodies—wings, crostini, penne, blackberry cheesecake, choice of beverage and their special 7s pizza (traditional tomato sauce and mozza pizza topped with chicken, ham, sausage, bacon, pickled onion, mushrooms, parsley and spinach). At Causeway Bay, Mid-Levels, Stanley, and Elements outlets only. Call your closest restaurant for more information.
Elements 2196-8099; Stanley 2813-6161; Midlevels 2540-6669; Causeway Bay 2894-8844
Sweeping views of Victoria Harbour serve as the backdrop to any of the three-course rugby set dinners or lunches at Quarterdeck. A set lunch includes a choice of starters like potato and leek soup, followed by mains such as striploin steak and baked potato, finished off with a chocolate tart and homemade vanilla ice cream. These big meals will surely keep your tummies lined for a night of drinking to come.
G/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, Lung King St., Wan Chai, 2827-8882
Frites and Tapeo
Flash your coveted Sevens tickets and receive a free pint of Stella Artois or San Miguel all weekend long when you visit either Frites at Quarry Bay or Tapeo in Sai Wan Ho.
Frites: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 99 King’s Rd., Quarry Bay, 2250-5188; Tapeo: GA01-03, G/F, Lai King Wan, Site A55 Tai Hong St., Sai Wan Ho, 2513-0199
The Champagne Tent
Leave your silly costumes at home for this one. Louis Roederer (makers of Cristal champagne) will be sponsoring the official party of the Sevens—a champagne tent built right inside the stadium. A $300 ticket grants you VIP access to the classier affair, where you can take a breather from the swamped stands and rub shoulders with players post-match or just cool down with a flute of bubbly any time of the day. The ticket doesn’t include drinks (or champagne, sadly), but there’ll be comp house drinks for the ladies on Friday evening and free drinks for all on Sunday for one hour after the final whistle blows.
Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Rd., So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, www.ironmongerevents.com
One of the newest bars to hit LKF specializing in molecular mixology, Hush isn’t staying quiet any longer. Relive your good ol’ college days by challenging your friends (or a complete stranger) to a game of beer pong from 7pm-10pm. It’s $200 to rent a table and they’ll even throw in a pitcher of beer, balls and cups. Several drink specials are on offer including a tub of twelve bottled Ed Hardy beers for $130 + 10 percent service charge.
G/F, 2 Glenealy, Central, 2537-2281, www.hush.hk
For those who’ve gotten their fill of beer, opt for a bottle of red or white. Bulldog’s is throwing in a free rugby T-shirt for every bottle of wine (or four glasses of wine) purchased.
17 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2523-3528, www.bulldogsbarandgrill.com
Party like the Irish at The Shamrock Irish Pub. If you can
tackle The Shamrock Dirty Dozen—twelve different shots taken by one person within an hour—you’ll get a free rugby T-shirt (and probably irreversible liver damage while you’re at it).
Shop A, G/F Kowloon Centre, 29-39 Ashley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-3088
Pop over to D’Aguilar Street’s newest club, Likuid. The venue has some of the most elaborate lazer light effects this side of Shenzhen and a special buy-two-get-one free bottle promo.
58-62 D’Aguilar St., Central, 2179-5552
DJ Bland and Ryan Ash hit the double decks for an evening of blaring house and techno beats at FLY’s monthly BigBox night. They’re also providing a Seven for Sevens drinks special—buy seven shooters and get sevens shooters free.
G/F, 24-30 Ice House St., Central, 2810-9902, www.bigbox.hk
Inn Side Out
Chump without a ticket, eh? Stay close to the stadium and catch up on all the action on the big screen or chill out with a couple of pints on the outdoor patio. Sure, you won’t be in the thick of it, nor be able to casually brush up against throngs of scantily clad girls in costume, but once the final whistle blows, this popular pub will be brimming with fans.
Sunning Plaza, 10 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, 2895-2900
Cheer on your team (or whoever happens to be winning) with a pint of Guinness in hand. Big screen TVs, a huge bar, good pub grub and plenty of beers on tap— what more could you ask for?
G/F & 1/F, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd., Wan Chai, 2804-2880
Boasting one of the best selections of international beers in the city and a delish gastro-pub menu to boot, the crowds at The Globe will be a great alternative to the crowds at Causeway Bay. They’ll be broadcasting the matches live all weekend.
45-53 Graham St., Central, 2543-1941
PURE Bar + Restaurant and RED Bar + Restaurant
For early birds (and after hour revelers) PURE Bar + Restaurant will crack open its doors at 7:30am for all day dining and drinking. Diehard rugby fans should stop by PURE between 10am and 11pm on March 26 to take a photo with the rugby world cup trophy. Catch the play-by-play action live on the big screens at both venues and fuel the fun with Heinekens at $45 a bottle ($240 for bucket of six) at PURE; or $50 a bottle ($260 for a bucket of six) at RED, on promo ‘til the end of the month. For every two bottles you purchase, you’ll be entered into a lucky draw for a limited edition Heineken Rugby World Cup scarf and other souvenir prizes.
PURE: 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Rd., Central, 8199-8189; RED: L/4, Two IFC, 8 Finance St., Central, 8129-8882
Portal Restaurant at the Langham Place Mong Kok will be broadcasting all the live rugby magic on a super-sized 132” TV wall. Settle in front of the gigantic screen with two beers and chicken wings for just $168, plus happy hour buy-one-get-one-free drink offers between 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
5/F, Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai St., Mong Kok, 3552-3232