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Five places to check out during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

25 Mar 2015 by Tamsin Cocks

Staunton’s Sevens Celebration

When: March 27-29

Where: Soho

Participating venues: Yorkshire Pudding, Scirocco, Staunton’s Wine Bar & Café, and Portobello

How much: Free

What is it: The Staunton’s group of bars and restaurants is gearing up for Hong Kong Sevens celebrations with a range of offers. All venues are located in the heart of Soho where many post-Sevens revellers will be headed, so there is sure to be plenty of atmosphere. Turn up with your ticket stub at any bar in the Staunton’s group, and you’ll enjoy a beer on the house! Special "full English power breakfasts" will also be available to give you the stamina to survive the weekend. Yorkshire Pudding and Staunton’s will also be streaming the game live.

stauntonsgroup.com

 

Louis Roederer Champagne tent

When: March 27-29

Where: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay (just opposite the stadium)

How much: Tickets purchased before March 26 HK$350 (US$45), or HK$450 (US$58) on the door

What is it: Back for its tenth anniversary, The Champagne Tent is billed as the “best Sevens after-party”. Entertainment for the evening includes live performances from cover band Black Widow, DJ Bennie Blanco, dancers and plenty of bubbles. There’s also a high chance of rubbing shoulders with international rugby stars. Doors open at 6.30pm until late. Tickets can be purchased from ironmongerevents.com

 

Party at the wheel

When: March 27-29

Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central ferry piers

How much: A three-day pass is HK$1,488 (US$192), including eight drink coupons, F&B discount, and a wheel ticket; one-day pass is HK$588 (US$76), including three drinks and F&B discount coupon; or an evening pass is HK$388 (US$50), including two drinks and F&B discount coupon.

What: Hong Kong Sevens Official Fans Party at the wheel is an outdoor pop-up party for sports fans. Food, drink, live streaming of matches on giant TV screens and a full itinerary of entertainment will recreate the party atmosphere. Highlights include 70s disco group The Village People and performances from a troupe of Brazilian dancers. An official after party will also get into full swing on Saturday and Sunday from 7-11pm. For full details and event listings visit: theclub.com.hk/rugby

 

ICC Lightshow

When: March 25-29

Where: International Commerce Centre (recommended viewing locations include Tamar Park, IFC Mall podiums and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park)

How much: Free

What: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular Rugby Sevens tournament, the entire façade of Hong Kong's iconic 490-metre ICC on Kowloon harbour front will be lit up with a spectacular synchronised light show highlighting the qualities of success, determination, teamwork, respect and pride – values shared by Hong Kong and rugby. Twice daily light shows will take place at 7.45pm and 9pm.

 

HSBC Sevens Village

When: March 27-29

Where: HSBC Sevens Village, opposite Hong Kong Stadium

How much: Free

What: The Sevens Village will be showing all the live action from the stadium on a giant screen. There will also be interactive rugby, golf and tennis games, face painting, merchandise giveaways and prizes at the HSBC World of Sport. Throughout the weekend, you can meet rugby legends and HSBC ambassadors Brian O'Driscoll, George Gregan and Jonathan Davies. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will also be performing live music on stage. Additional special offers are available for HSBC premier customers. hsbc.com.hk

 

Tamsin Cocks

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