For most, birthdays love significance as we age, especially after we turn 40 (vanity may also play a small part here). Yet, milestone birthdays are those that even the most modest of moms should be celebrating! You’re awesome! But… in a city with so many options, choosing a venue is a task overwhelming enough to make you forget about the whole thing. If you don’t want to end up simply buying your girlfriends a round of drinks or having your partner cook for you (which is amazing and should be done in addition to a proper PARTEH!), check out this list of top 10 alternative party venues for adults. There’s beaches, rooftops, parties on the move, casual get-togethers and dangerously fun affairs, but most of all, there’s something for every lady out there!
Little goes as well together as good food and good company, so imagine the joy of the good company making the good food. Corner Kitchen is a boutique cooking school that offers an exciting hands-on cooking experience in a kitchen so pretty and warm you’ll want to take it home with you. It’s a soul-warming and tummy-filling experience that will give to the greatest gift of all – a new or improved skill and unrepeatable memories. Personal celebrations take the form of a guided cooking competition between two teams that end up sitting together and enjoying the food – which sounds both like a blast and a tasty metaphor for long-term friendship!
Corner Kitchen, Ground Floor, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2547 8008, email@example.com, www.corner-kitchen.com
A true gem of a restaurant, One-Thirtyone is a located in one of the most beautiful parts of Sai Kung, on the shores of the Bay of Three Fathoms Cove in a 3-storey Mediterranean-style house. It gets even dreamier when you learn that they use organic foods sourced from the neighboring garden farm and herbs grown on the premises – and then combine them into contemporary European dishes and serve them to you while you gaze over the waters of the bay. Escape the huste and bustle of the city, and frankly, real life, and indulge in your most extravagant fantasies of pure relaxation.
One-Thirtyone, 131 Tseng Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2791 2684,
Another private dining experience that sounds unattainable in waking life is Yin Yang, located in a garden beach house in Zing Kau village. There, chef Margaret Xu Yuan is wielding magical culinary powers and combining old Hong Kong fishing village cuisine with wild contemporary notes. All ingredients come to your table fresh from local farms. You choose the signature dish and the chef selects the rest based on the freshest organic ingredients and live seafood on the day. It’s exciting yet serene, just like milestone birthdays are supposed to feel.
Yin Yang, House 117, Ting Kau Village, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 28660 868, firstname.lastname@example.org,
If you don't care much for winding down and your milestone birthday is uncovering your wild side, look no further than The Fiasco at Buenos Aires Polo Club! It’s a “What happens at The Fiasco, stays at The Fiasco” type of experience – described as a “heady, Bacchanalian dining affair” and an “assault on the senses.” You’ll be fed with waves of courses and a free-flow of the finest drinks while live performances, spice it all up even more. It's guaranteed to be an unprecedented experience for your senses.
The Fiasco, Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3897 6666, email@example.com, www.thefiasco.com
Bathers has the perfect recipe for a beach experience you’ll keep going back to when you need to go to your happy place in your mind. This breezy venue overlooks the Cheung Sha Beach in Lantau and can seat up to 100 guests. A partial venue rental is also an option of you only need a fraction of this piece of heaven. Unwinding is your focus here as everything else is taken care of. Check the menu in detail below!
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2504 4788, firstname.lastname@example.org, |
Booking your own vintage open-top tramcar is a ride that will take you straight to feeling special! 360 views of Hong Kong’s nightlife will get you drunk on life as you (responsibly) sip on fine champagne, enjoy the evening breeze and light music. Hong Kong Tramways has been serving Hong Kong since 1904 and still has the world’s largest fleet of double-deck tramcars in operation. It’s a truly unique, uniquely Hong Kong experience. They also have a collab with the start-up CIRCUS, which is equally worth checking out here!
Hong Kong Tramways, +852 2118 6301, email@example.com,
Another iconic double deck vehicle that can be turned into a legendary venue is the Star Ferry. Named one of the 50 best places to see in a lifetime by the National Geographic, the crossing of Victoria Harbour is a surreal backdrop for a round birthday party. You can book four ferries – Word Star, Shining Star, Meridian Star, and Classic Ferry – all equally iconic and reliable, but with their own unique charms, benefits and features. Read more here! http://www.starferry.com.hk/en/FerryHire
Star Ferry, +852 2118 6207, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Celebrate on Sunset Beach Club’s breath-taking rooftop terrace to feel like you’re on the top of the world, as you should. Arrange food and beverage service or bring your own trusted fare, eat, drink, squeal at the picture-perfect sunset over the water, then dance or chat the night away. It’s animal-friendly and equipped with a projector and acoustic sound system too, so you can get creative with your party activities (though enjoying the view with mouth agape could take up a lot of your time)!
Sunset Beach Club, Rooftop, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 5748 8157,
A pristine beach and tailored menus to taste or budget? Sign us up, please. Jaspas Beach Club is located on the Sai Kung Country Park waterways, perfect for a special private party. With up to 150 guests, 100 seated, you won’t have to take anyone off your list. The space is gorgeous to the core, yet the Jaspas Beach Club team keeps transforming it to perfectly suit the needs of the particular party each time. They handle all the arrangements so all you have to do is arrive and enjoy!
Jaspas Beach Club, High Island, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 279 0970, email@example.com, casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/jaspas-beach-club
One foolproof option for a milestone birthday is really wining and dining yourself and your friends. And we have just the place for it. Hip Cellar is Hong Kong’s only urban cellar with a full-time culinary team at your service 6 days a week. It has panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, a chillout lounge and a Wine Library for casual tastings and gatherings. Their collaboration with AnOther Place is an exploratory experience for all senses with discovery French Asian menus, a bring-your-own-bottle friendly policy, pop-up local artist exhibitions and contemporary music gigs!
Hip Cellar, 5/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson Road, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, hipcellar.com
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