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By Shimron Singh | June 22nd, 2023

Looking for the hottest events and experiences to enjoy in Hong Kong this season? Look no further than our must-see Hot Happenings in the 852. From new cocktail bars and dining experiences to art exhibitions and cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we explore the latest and greatest happenings in the city, including the unveiling of The Green Door, the Dragon Boat Races, the 4th of July celebrations at Honky Tonks Tavern, Madame Song art and fashion exhibition at M+, and much more. Get ready to make unforgettable memories in the vibrant city.


Hot Happenings in the 852: 24 June – 1 July 2023

Unveiling The Green Door: New York-Style Cocktail Bar in Central

The Green Door is the new New York-style speakeasy that’s got everyone talking. Co-owned by Arlene Wong and Dabi Chin, this intimate bar offers expertly crafted cocktails and artisanal food in a cozy and refined atmosphere. The cocktail menu is a testament to the bar’s dedication to craftsmanship and creativity, featuring unique flavor combinations and premium ingredients. And with an impressive selection of classic American bar snacks and substantial dishes, The Green Door is the perfect spot for a night out.

LG/F, Welley Building, 97 Wellington Street, Central


Hong Kong Dragon Boat Races, Fancy Dress Competition & A Complimentary Cup of Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream

Get ready to join the fun at the 2023 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races! Omne by FWD is sponsoring the Fancy Dress Competition, bringing a new dimension to celebrating health and wellness. Download the Omne app to receive a complimentary mini cup of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. With teams from around the world converging on Hong Kong, the Dragon Boat Races promise to be a high-energy and vibrant celebration of the city’s rich culture. Don’t miss out on this exciting event.

When? 24 – 25 Jun 2023 (Saturday to Sunday)

Where? Off Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade


4th of July Celebrations at Honky Tonks Tavern

Celebrate the 4th of July in style at Honky Tonks Tavern! This year’s celebrations promise to be unforgettable, with American decorations, flags, music, and limited-edition food and drinks. Indulge in delicious treats like The Big Sausage, BBQ Backyard Ribs, and Pulled Pork Sandwich, and wash them down with refreshing beverages like the Peach Arnold Palmer and Almost a Watermelon White Claw Slushie. With walk-ins only, make sure to arrive early to secure your spot and join in on the party.

Head to their Instagram for more details


M+ presents a new Special Exhibition Madame Song: Pioneering Art and Fashion in China

M+ presents Madame Song: Pioneering Art and Fashion in China, the first-ever museum exhibition in the world dedicated to Song Huai-Kuei, a legend in the spheres of Chinese art, film, music, and fashion from the 1980s to the 2000s. Featuring more than 320 objects, this exhibition will take you on a journey through Song’s fascinating biography and underestimated influence on transforming China through reform and opening-up. From rare archival materials to movie costumes and footage, this exhibition will showcase Song’s impact on China’s visual culture. Catch this exhibition opening on Saturday, 29 July 2023, at M+’s West Gallery.


The Silveri Hong Kong-MGallery Introduces Two New Tempting Culinary Options to Delight Foodies

The Silveri Hong Kong-MGallery has two new culinary options that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy a luxurious weekend afternoon tea at the hotel’s contemporary cocktail bar, the Pavilion, with stunning views of Tung Chung’s skyline and the South China Sea. Savour sweet and savoury delights like truffle croque-monsieur, king crab vol-au-vent, and red fruit mascarpone. Plus, add free-flow Fantinel Prosecco for a truly special experience. And on Tuesday evenings, indulge in opulent Fine de Claire oysters from Brittany, France, at The Pavilion or The Enclave bistro with specially priced white wines.


World Refugee Day 2023 at PMQ

World Refugee Day is almost here, and the Centre for Refugees is excited to celebrate the bravery and resilience of refugees in Hong Kong. It promises to be a fun-filled day featuring exciting experiences like the Human Library, henna, African Djembe tryouts, and more. You can also shop for products made by the refugee ladies from their LEAD program and our partners. Enjoy performances like African Djembe drumming, dance, and a cultural diversity fashion show.

Where? PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

When? June 25, 2023

Tickets here


Refreshing Chinese Tea-infused Cocktails at Royal Pacific Hotel

Looking for a refreshing cocktail to beat the summer heat? Look no further than Pierside Bar & Restaurant. The newly created Chinese tea-infused cocktails are perfect for a post-work treat or a fun night out with friends. Served in an ancient Chinese-styled wine glass, Mystic Heaven is a concoction of rum, lemon juice, syrup, and smooth Oolong tea with a dried salted plum to accentuate the drink’s complexity. Warm Rush, a mix of vodka, yuzu honey, and camomile tea, is garnished with dried osmanthus, lemon, and tangerine peel for a fragrantly potent tipple. Both Mystic Heaven and Warm Rush are available for only $78 each.

Upper Lobby, Towers Wing Royal Pacific Hotel, 33 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui


World’s Best Bar, Paradiso, to Host Exclusive Pop-Up at DarkSide in Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong’s DarkSide (#13 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022) is hosting an exclusive pop-up by Paradiso, the number 1 on World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, for two nights only on July 16th and 17th. This innovative speakeasy cocktail bar from Barcelona is known for its avant-garde cocktails that blend creativity, sustainability, and playful whimsy. Join Tuscany-born Giacomo Giannotti, owner and head bartender of Paradiso, and DarkSide mixologists in trying five of Paradiso’s most popular cocktails, including the quirky Evolution Negroni and fresh and floral Tesla.