Tag Archives | HK nightlife

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Volar’s new look!

Closed for over a month for renovation, Volar is reopening this Thursday with a brand new look. What can club-goers expect?


Volar closing for renovations

The smell of spray paint was in the air as guests paid their last visit to the old Volar in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong nightlife area. The club, which recently celebrated it’s 8th anniversary, is closing for a major renovation.

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‘Club 7-11′, Lan Kwai Fong, 3:43 am

Because drinks in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong nightlife area are pricey, students, young people, and the budget-conscious often congregate to pre-party outside of several 7-11 convenience stores situated in the neighborhood.

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XXX is moving!

XXX, the alternative music space that shook up the Hong Kong scene and became the de facto home to all sorts of music outside the mainstream, is continuing its mission at a new address.

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Breakbot at Socialito

French recording artist Breakbot packed Socialito on Friday, January 25th. Arriving an hour into his set, the DJ booth was surrounded by an adoring crowd who responded enthusiastically to each mix.

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Azealia Banks 212 live in H.K.!

New-school rapper / singer Azealia Banks performed in Hong Kong as part of the Clockenflap music festival in early December. With a long mane of hair flying out behind her, she strut around the stage with the crowd jumping up and singing along.


Hey Mr. DJ, STOP playing that song!

I’m not sure who’s worse, Hong Kong’s d.j.s who play the same Top 40 music over and over again, or the crowd that expects to hear only songs they know. This isn’t the way nightlife should work. Think of it this way – do you eat the same food every night for dinner? No? Why […]


Is it ‘Game Over’ for Hong Kong’s nightlife?

As the turmoil in the financial markets began to spread to Hong Kong, someone put up a large wheat-paste graphic with the message “Game Over” on Pottinger Street (the old stone steps between Wellington Street and Hollywood Road) in Central. The image features the logo from the board-game Monopoly (a man in tuxedo and top […]


The new Home Base

Late night / early morning nightlife institution Home Base recently relocated to a basement just a few doors down from its previous location. The long running club occupied a niche as a sort of last stop for a night out in Central. After making the rounds in the neighborhood, it was the only place still […]

Evisu Bar officially opens!

The Evisu Bar (or Evisu Baru, as it says on the extensive drink menu,) is now officially open. The address is 2/F, 43 Lyndhurst Terrace. It’s located above Pacific Coffee in the office building at the top of Lyndhurst Terrace called The Workstation. To get to the bar, walk into the building and take the […]