The phrase “boys night” in Hong Kong may at first bring to mind a stag do at a sketchy backstreet bar in Wan Chai… but really there is so much more on offer.  Whether your crowd are sports fans or single malt connoisseurs, we’ve got you covered for a great night (or day) out on the town.

The Globe

An absolute paradise for beer lovers, this pub offers up a huge variety of beers, both on tap and in the bottle.  From lighter lagers and pilsners to the hoppiest IPAs, everyone in your group is sure to find an old favourite (and perhaps discover a new one) amongst the ever-changing stock.  Full lunch and dinner menus are available – the pies are fantastic.

RedMR Karaoke

Even shy guys who aren’t so keen on taking center stage at this high tech karaoke joint will enjoy the multi-touch tables (think giant table-top iPads), which can be used to order food, choose music, or play games like poker, liar’s dice, or horse racing.  Most rooms are also outfitted with an XBox 360 Kinect and a 65″ 3-D LED screen.

Billidart Restaurant & Bar

If you’re looking for a bit of a throwback night, re-live your uni days with a night of beer pong,  billiards, or darts.  Come wearing your game face – rules are followed to the letter and matches are refereed by Billidarts staff.  In the case of beer pong, the losers buy the pitchers.

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Happy Valley Racecourse

Except for a short break during the hottest summer months, most Wednesdays are race days at Happy Valley.  Newly remodeled, the racecourse now features revamped betting areas, live music stages, more food booths, and displays outlining the different kinds of bets to help novice race fans. Beer and wine are served by the pitcher; food in the infield beer garden is a bit limited (McDonald’s or stands selling sausages).   A club, Adrenaline, overlooks the races, and sells entry packages including a buffet dinner, one drink, and a pre-loaded betting card.

Geronimo’s Shot Bar

Based on the original Geronimo Shot Bar in the infamous Roppongi district of Tokyo, regular patrons and visitors alike vie to become “Chief of the Month” by ringing a gong over the bar – at which point the ringer buys everyone in the bar a shot.  Hit the gong on a crowded night and you’ll rack up quite a tab, but hey – you’ll get your name on a chalkboard on the wall (until you’re ousted by the next Chief).  Good people watching on the balcony overlooking the craziness of LKF.

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