Hasn’t time flown? Yes, it’s that time of year again… the Rugby Sevens are set to descend on Hong Kong for another wild weekend from 28-30 March 2014! Regardless of whether you’ve actually bagged tickets to the stadium itself, Sevens fever will be spreading throughout all of HK – and we’ve rounded up the best Sevens events, parties and promotions around town for you to join in the fun!
Keeping it classy…
Every year Louis Roederer raises the bar with its annual Sevens after-party. Just metres from the Hong Kong Stadium you can enjoy live music, a host of the city’s best DJs and don’t spend all your money on Pimms as you’ll want to try a glass of Louis Roederer, of course! Take a stroll in the outdoor garden or perch at the Champagne bar that overlooks the Sevens Village and Big Screen… a pretty stylish way to celebrate, we’d say!
When: 28-30 March, 6.30pm onwards
Where: Louis Roederer Champagne Tent, Hong Kong Stadium, No.63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2530 2773
How much: $300 per guest until 21 March for entry only, $350 from 22-27 March for entry only, $450 on the door for entry only
We’re offering up a prize that money can’t buy! Five lucky winners are each getting one pair of exclusive tickets to the Louis Roederer Champagne Tent Sevens Closing Party (by invitation only)! Don’t miss out on the chance to attend the hottest and most exclusive Sevens after-party, simply drop you details into our form!
The giveaway will close on March 26 and the winner will be announced that day.
Beer & Frites
Win two coveted Sevens tickets from Belgian masters of cuisine and craft beer, Frites! This is an amazing chance for you to bag a pair of those golden tickets, just ask staff at any of their restaurants for more info on how to win. If you already have tickets, just flash them at a Frites near you and grab a glass of Stella Artois on the house (woopee!). So if you’re looking for good beer, hearty food and live sports on a big screen – this Belgian joint has got you covered!
When: 28-30 March
Where: Frites Quarry Bay, G/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong; Frites Wan Chai, Shop 601, 1/F Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free Beer!
Hong Kong Rugby Football Union reaches out to the community with its HK Fanzone, a village dedicated to all things rugby! Ringing in the Sevens festivities with a family-friendly space of rugger-centric activities, the space features eight curated zones that are jam-packed with activities. With giant screens covering the Stadium action, rugby coaching clinics, daily team visits, a food village and live music, this is the perfect place to party Sevens style!
When: 25- 30th March, 9am- 11pm
Where: New Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Life’s a Beach
Celebrate the start of spring with the fourth Prudential Beach 5s! This weekend of beach sports and exciting activities will get you in the mood for the Rugby Sevens action. With a host of fun tournaments, including sports such as netball, dodgeball and rugby (of course!), this is a great way to get active at the weekend. Join in on some games, grab a bite to eat and a beer, and try to catch some rays down in Repulse Bay! P.S. If you’re participating with a team, upload your training video for the chance to win free drinks all weekend!
When: 22-23 March
Where: Repulse Bay Beach, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong – see here for more information on the venue and how to get there
How much: Free to the public!
Bubba’s Beer Feast
After last year’s inaugural celebrations, Bubba Gump is rolling out its second Beer Feast! This celebration of nibbles and beer is perfect for all you lovers of American chow. This popular Peak hangout will be decked out in true Sevens style with bunting galore, live games on the TV and beer from around the world to sip on, including Leffe, Boddington’s, James Boag’s, Hoegaarden and Beck’s. There will be a spread of meal deals and beer packages all month long… look out for 2.5 litre Beer Tower served with Bubba Gump’s signature appetiser sampler!
When: Throughout March
Where: Shop 304 & 305, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, 2849 2867
How much: 2 pints of beer with Frizzled Onion Strings and Garlic Bread for $200, 3 pints of beer with Shrimp and Veggie Skewers for $280, 2.5 litre Beer Tower and Run Across Sampler (including chilled, fried and popcorn shrimps, spicy chicken strips and hush puppies) for $450
Exclusive club, Boujis, is seeing Sevens for the weekend! Not only will they be celebrating the Sevens with Pimms and beer galore (true South Stand style!) on the 28 & 29 March, but they’ll also be offering two-for-one drinks until 11pm for all guests in celebration of the 2014 GFI HKFC Tens Tournament on 26 & 27 March! With a special Ice Rugby Ball Drink (perfect for sharing with a group of mates), this rugger extravaganza after-party is unlikely to disappoint! Celebrate HK’s sportiest month in style…
When: 26-27 March (GFI HKFC Tens Tournament After Party), 28-29 March (Boujis’ Rugby Sevens Weekender Bender)
Where: 37 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2324 0200
How much: Free Entry for the GFI HKFC Rugby Tens After-Party! For more info, contact: [email protected]
Where else is there to go but the perilous alleys (for anyone in heels!) of LKF for post-Sevens celebrations? This year’s hotspot will be rolling out the festivities with exciting offers and games in all bars that flank the street. Organised by the Lan Kwai Fong Association and San Miguel Brewery, this is one of HK’s most celebrated annual events – so don’t miss out on all the fun!
When: 29 March
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel is holding a rugby-inspired burger fete for lovers of gourmet gastronomy! Sample a range of five lip-smacking original burgers… from a spicy sea bass fillet burger and classic ‘BLT’ beef burger, to a trio mini-burgers set and the exclusive Devil’s Beef Burger, you’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds. If you’re game for a challenge, the restaurant is also holding its very own Burger Challenge from 3-9 March. If you can devour a whole Devil’s Beef Burger within 40 minutes, you’ll get the whopper for free (who can say no to saving $666?)!
When: 1 March-30 April
Where: The Lounge and in-room dining, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Burgers (including fries) are from $150, subject to 10% service charge
Wine away your worries…
It’s rugby fever at the W hotel, and Kitchen is offering the chance to win two Sevens tickets when you opt for free-flow Sacred Hill wines during their dinner buffet… scoring tickets has never been so delicious! Don’t miss out on one of the rare opportunities to bag those precious tickets (and tuck in a fantastic buffet while you’re at it!).
When: Wine packages are only available until 31 March
Where: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2299
How much: Dinner buffet from $518, an additional $198 for free-flow Sacred Hill Wines at the dinner buffet
Chug, chug, chug!
In true Sevens fashion, the Café Deco Group has gone all out with an unbeatable 1 litre Carlsberg Charge Down Cup! This beast of a drink comes in at just $100, and is available at various venues post match. We can guarantee you’ll be feeling very merry after one of those bad boys! If you don’t think you can quite manage a litre of beer, pop down to Stormies in LKF for a Rugby Bowl, or get to The Keg for a Jello Syringe… spread the sporting spirit!
When: All weekend long
Where: Stormies LKF, Marlin, The Keg, Typhoon, Wildfire (Knutsford Terrace) and Pickled Pelican
How much: 1 litre Carlsberg Charge Down Cup is $100
Long lunches at the Langham are an absolute Sassy fave, and what better way to celebrate the rugby but with Main St. Deli’s new Sevens Party Menu! With Crispy Mini Crab Cakes, Mulberry Street Pizza and their delicious signature Deli cakes, this is one way to treat yourself over one of HK’s busiest weekends. Make it a party and book this special menu for up to eight people…. and to inject even more merriment into your day, you can enjoy unlimited beer for an added $98! Time to get that party started!
When: 28-30 March
Where: The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2375 1133
How much: $1,108, $1,598, $2,118 for 4, 6, 8 people respectively. Unlimited soft drinks at an additional $38 and unlimited beer for $98 per person.
Hanoi Happy Hour!
Chôm Chôm takes Sevens fever to culinary highs with its new Hanoi Happy Hour from Wednesday to Sunday. Introducing the Beer and Banh Mi special, a delicious crispy French baguette filled with either classic pork belly, sesame beef or grilled chicken matched with an ice-cold Saigon beer… perfection. If that isn’t enough to get you salivating, there are buckets of VFC (Vietnamese fried chicken) at the ready and ½ priced bottles of Chôm Chôm’s house white wine!
When: 28-30 March, 4-6.30pm
Where: G/F, Block A, 58-60 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong 2810 0850
How much: Beer and Banh Mi Specials at $68,VFCs at $88 and House wine $189
Chewin’ the fat…
It’s pickle backs and chilled beers at our favourite fusion diner, Fatty Crab, who have launched their Fatty Hour menu in time for Sevens’ celebrations. Get sipping on a range of Fatty’s cheekily-named signature cocktails, or chomp on some of their mouth-watering appetizers. From pork and veggie buns to chicken wings, these guys will see you cranking up the celebrations in style!
When: 27-28 March, the Fatty Hour menu is available at the bar from 11.30am- 7.00pm
Where: 13 Old Bailey Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 2033
How much: Beer is $35, Wine by the glass is $50, specialty cocktails are $65 and bar bites are $40 by the piece.
Our bodies are unlikely to be a temple during Sevens weekend, but we can try! XYZ is offering a special $100 ride exclusive for all spinners, all week long! Blast those boozy calories at XYZ in between sessions on LKF!
When: 26 March- 2 April
Where: 2/F New World Tower II, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong 2865 0999
How much: $100 per ride
Friends in town for the Sevens madness? Giftwell has put together a set of three gift cards tailored for anyone looking to ease themselves into the weekend’s antics! Let your worries slide away with a pampering session at Flawless or Gentlemen’s Tonic, followed by a bite at Spasso and mini-spree at Indigo Living for a few home comforts.
How much: Custom made gift sets vary by package, 8199 9827
Ladies that Lunch
If you haven’t manage to bag any tickets for the Sevens, or if rugby simply isn’t your ‘thing’, why not join in on a Ladies Long Lunch at super trendy resto, Fish & Meat? Feast on a delectable three course meal washed down with free-flow drinks, and enjoy live entertainment and a special guest speaker while you’re at it. You might even end up with one of the fabulous lucky draw prizes… sounds like our kind of lunch! All of the proceeds from the lunch will go towards the Quintessentially Foundation’s supported charity, The Women’s Foundation, so not only will you be having fun, but you’ll be contributing towards a great cause too – very Sassy indeed!
When: 28 March, 12-3.30pm
Where: 2/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, (opposite the FCC and Fringe Club)
How much: $800 for the three-course lunch and free-flow drinks, advanced booking required: call 2565 6788 or email [email protected]
Timothy Oulton are proud sponsors of the Barbados team for the Hong Kong Sevens this year and are having a party at their Wan Chai Gallery to celebrate. This one is strictly invite only but we have two tickets reserved for a very special Sassy reader. If free flowing champagne, canapés and a raffle draw for HK 7’s tickets sound like a winning combo to you then listen up! Email [email protected] with your most daring anecdote from the Hong Kong Sevens last year by Friday 21 March to be in with a chance to win!
When: It’s a secret but enter to win and find out!
Where: Timothy Oulton, 15 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2528 9011
How much: Free for winner