September marks the end of the summer party season, when people who study abroad head back for another term. The nightlife gets just a little quieter around town. One fixture of summer in Hong Kong are ‘uni-parties’. In theory these are held to promote a particular university and to allow incoming freshman or potential students to meet existing members. However, in reality, they’re just another excuse for a party!

The two most common venues for uni-parties this summer were Sugar and Volar. Typically, the clubs are rented out during an off night for the event. The organizers charge an entrance fee to make their money back. Winter break is another time of the year when uni-parties are held.


The photos above are from a party at Sugar in late July. The crowd spilled out all over the street, with people lining up around the block.

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