Metafilter Holiday Gathering??
posted December 13, 2012 7:45 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu December 27 at 8:00 PM, Classified
108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong (Map & Directions)
I'll be sticking around Hong Kong for the holidays. Does anyone else want to just have a night out of food and drink?? (Also, are we still the most ascetic mefi meetupers ever??)
posted by astapasta24 to Meetup (21 comments total)

I'll be back in Hong Kong for xmas and new year :) Let's!
posted by monocot at 1:37 AM on December 15, 2012

I'm in HK now and am for it!
posted by 6550 at 7:01 AM on December 15, 2012

Oh yay! Do you guys have any ideas where/what to do??
posted by astapasta24 at 5:43 PM on December 15, 2012

Doh, out of town from the 20th to the 5th! Enjoy peeps!
posted by mdonley at 9:47 AM on December 16, 2012

I'll be here, and up for drinks as well as food. (And dancing? I haven't made it out dancing yet, which is very, very sad:( )

I was just this weekend compiling some bar/club/lounge options for friends who are visiting for a few days. I haven't been to any personally yet, but could suggest a few options from what I've culled from internet recommendations if you wish. Do we want food and drink at the same place? Food somewhere then drink somewhere else, maybe somewhere with a dance floor as well as nice couches or booths for lounging?
posted by eviemath at 4:08 AM on December 17, 2012

Yes, please recommend away! I have no idea where to go, thus the very open-endedness of this IRL proposal.

I'd be down for dancing, along with drinks and food. I don't think it all needs to all be in the same place though.
posted by astapasta24 at 6:19 AM on December 17, 2012

I've built up a pretty good list of lounges on HK island. Clubbing usually means LKF, I'd advise you avoid Friday and Saturday nights though since the dance floors get so crowded you can't even move.

For lounges I recommend Grey Cafe (one of the best views in HK, but pricey) in Admiralty, the Wooloomooloo rooftop in Wanchai (also a good view, less pricey than Grey), 001 in Central (if you can find it), and Vibes is an open air shisha bar in TST (will be great if the weather holds up). Ozone is novel for being the highest bar / lounge in the world but kinda touristy and I think that it's up so high the view actually turns kinda bad because everything looks tiny.

For bars, if you can make it out to either Peel Fresco or Joyce Is Not Here in Central mid-levels, both do live music or have something going on most nights. Of course, music means that it'll be difficult making conversation. Sahara Mezz Bar is a Moroccan restaurant that does wonderful shisha pipes after 9:30. If you stop in for a late dinner you can go on right into smoking.

Clubs are the venues that I'm least familiar'll most likely have to head to Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) for that. The current hip spot is Dragon-I, but the cover charge is hefty. Fair warning, Friday and Saturday nights get really crowded, to the point where there are so many people on the dance floor you can't even really move around past around 12:30 or so.

Next couple of weeks are rather busy for me, but if you guys nail down a date let me know and I'll see if I can make it. :)
posted by C^3 at 8:10 AM on December 17, 2012

I'm in favor of open air or well-ventilated options, at least to start with.

The internet recommends that Yardbird in Sheung Wan has good cocktails and Japanese whiskeys as well as food. I'm headed to Blck Brd tonight and will give a review of it and anywhere else we end up at tomorrow. On the food and drink combination option, the mozzarella salad at Classified Cafe in Wan Chai was amazing (and I only got it with the second-cheapest of their four fancy mozzarella options:P), and it looked like they had a reasonable wine selection. These are probably all somewhat pricey options though.

What are other folks' schedules like - were you thinking any particular date, asta? I'm pretty flexible.
posted by eviemath at 11:34 PM on December 17, 2012

001 was amazing! But expensive. But excellent. We ended up there for a bit after going to Blck Brd. Blck Brd was also a fine bar/lounge: more inventive cocktails than many places, a decent selection of other alcohols, and a comfortable atmosphere. But perhaps a tad overpriced for what it offers.
posted by eviemath at 12:57 PM on December 18, 2012

I don't have any particular dates since I'm pretty free in the evenings.

I actually was at Yardbird the other week. I preferred their drinks over their food, which to me seemed a bit overpriced.
posted by astapasta24 at 10:09 PM on December 18, 2012

We are being very indecisive:P Here's a totally selfish suggestion that we can feel free to completely ignore if it's not to others' liking: Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:00 or 7:30, at Classified. Apparently they have branches in a variety of neighborhoods, but I like the decor of the Wan Chai one best based on the small photos on their web site; it has a two big, rustic farm tables, is cozy feeling (good for a winter holiday celebration), and is on a nice corner.
posted by eviemath at 8:03 AM on December 19, 2012

Gonna be out of town til the 2nd. You guys have fun!

About Classified: it's yummy! The one on Star Street, Wanchai is okay but tends to fill up quickly. The one on Hollywood Road is a bit roomier.
posted by onegoodthing at 4:18 PM on December 19, 2012

Classified sounds good. Been meaning to go actually so yay!
posted by astapasta24 at 7:58 PM on December 19, 2012

If we do the one on Hollywood Road that would be super convenient for me! I'm up for whichever one, though.
posted by 6550 at 10:44 PM on December 19, 2012

I've put it for the one on Hollywood because it's actually really close to where I live too...let me know if people can't do the date/time.
posted by astapasta24 at 11:11 PM on December 19, 2012

Should we make a reservation? (Do they take reservations?)
posted by eviemath at 4:25 AM on December 23, 2012

Eeeek family dinner on the 27th... I'll join another time! /_\
posted by monocot at 2:22 AM on December 25, 2012

They don't take reservations so see you guys there later tonight! :)
posted by astapasta24 at 6:10 PM on December 26, 2012

So... Asta and I have met, though it was almost two months ago now and just the once; I have no idea what 6550 looks like... I'll be the one with curly blonde hair, likely a sufficiently unique description in Hong Kong? See you folks there!
posted by eviemath at 12:59 AM on December 27, 2012

We're on the second level in the back. Number is 59746262 if lost!
posted by astapasta24 at 4:08 AM on December 27, 2012

It was nice meeting you both last night!
posted by 6550 at 12:10 AM on December 28, 2012

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