Rain, rain, go away (and don’t come again another day!). Cure those rainy day blues by kicking off your cowgirl boots and downing a couple of pints at the epic ‘Wild West’ themed Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Fest, or indulge in some retail therapy at round two of the eclectic Hollywood Road Market at The Space. And if you love your food then don’t forget to pre-book your Hong Kong Restaurant Week reservations with us too! It’s all here in this week’s Weekender…
Wild, wild west!
It’s that time of the year again – yep, our favourite place to eat, drink and be merry is hosting the annual Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Fest! Grab your cowgirl boots and a whole lot of stamina, because the theme this year is the wild, wild West. Expect the streets to be filled with over 60 wagon and saloon-themed stalls, dotted with cacti and of course packed with gallons of golden beer and delicious food! Chow down on Brazilian grilled meat and fried rice, Peking Duck Rolls, Mexican tacos, Japanese BBQ skewers, German sausages and hotdogs, burgers and more while sipping on a pint of cold beer… there are more than 200 different varieties to choose from! Beerfest will include well-known craft beer from all around the world, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, there will also be a tantalising Wild West dance show, a beer drinking contest, shooting games and live music all day. Phew! This is definitely the party to be at, so make sure you save a space in your diary!
When: Saturday, 8 August – Sunday, 9 August, 1pm till late
Where: Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission! Bring cash so you can try out all the different food and beverages on offer.
Wining and dining…
If, like us, you’ve got a passion for all things delicious then make sure you snap up early reservations for Hong Kong Restaurant Week! For 10 days, DiningCity will be hosting exclusive dining offers at some of our fave restos around town. Feast on a delicious lunch or dinner at spots such as Fo Fo by El Willy, Chicha, Fish & Meat and more… you’ll bag some serious bargains. What’s more, we’re giving Sassy readers priority booking three full days in advance before the website opens to the public. Enter the code ‘sassy dines’ here!
When: Friday, 31 July – Sunday, 9 August
Where: Restaurants all around town! See the list of participating restaurants here.
How much: $118 or $298. Priority booking for Sassy readers will be open on Friday, 24 July at 10am – Monday, 27 July 10am. Normal bookings open to the public on Monday, 27 July at 10am. Book here!
Shop ’til you drop!
If you missed it last time, you’re in luck, because the Hollywood Road Market is back! This time it’s even bigger and better, with many more vendors and a great venue at The Space. Browse goodies from local Hong Kong designers and artisans including what the frock?!, PhatRice, Māzŭ Swimwear, Umami Concepts and more. From the latest fashion trends to homemade sweets and treats, there’s plenty for you to try and taste at this popular pop-up! We’ll see you there with shopping bags in tow…
When: Saturday, 25 July & Sunday, 26 July, 11am-8pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend! Just make sure you bring cash to splash on all the irresistible goodies…
Sunday sunset yoga
The constant summer parties, junks and BBQs are so much fun, but after a while they wear you out! Take a minute to re-energise this Sunday with a sunset yoga sesh down at Sun Yat Sen Park. Yoga masters Charlotte Johnston and Adam Weirick are teaming up with Fomo Eyewear and Just Yogis for three of these special sessions so that one lucky participant can win unlimited yoga classes along with discounts and promotions on their awesome yoga-wear. This is the perfect way to unwind before the working week… ohmmmmm.
When: Sunday, 26 July, 5-6.30pm
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat!
Finger lickin’ good
Craving some good ol’ Southern Fried Chicken? One of our fave contemporary Chinese restos, Ho Lee Fook, is hosting a one-night only pop-up with Belles Hot Chicken. Chef Morgan McGlone has flown all the way from Melbourne to bring some of his signature fried chicken goodness to our city, so if you’re a fan of this comfort dish then be sure not to miss it. There will be delectable sides, mouthwatering Southern fare and a soda or Victoria Bitter beer for everyone who attends. Just make sure you come with an appetite!
When: Sunday, 26 July, 6pm
Where: Ho Lee Fook, 1 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per person including a soda or Victoria Bitter. No bookings, so get there early!
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