The St Patrick’s Society Ball which remains one of Hong Kong’s biggest black tie events of the year and St Patrick’s Day in Hong Kong is more than just about celebrating the luck of the Irish, commemorating the patron saint and Guinness stouts; If you happen to be around the Cenotaph in Central on the morning of the 17th of March then the Irish flag will be raised at 8am and or you can choose to make the laying of the wreath at 11am to commemorate the patron Saint Patrick of Ireland.
Mass will be held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church‘, at 37 Garden Road, at 9am. The St Patrick’s Society members have a band called “Dargle” playing during the mass. Irish coffee and refreshments will follow Mass on the church grounds. Its one of the best Irish expat events in Hong Kong and a great way to meet new people from Hong Kong who have roots in Ireland.
Families with small children who want a calm controlled drink can head to these Top Family Friendly Restaurants to celebrate St Patrick’s Day instead:
1. Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill from the windy City is doing drink specials and great American favourites such as Baby back ribs and delicious but huge sandwiches.
2. Jimmy’s Kitchen is putting on a truly Irish feast and using only the best in Irish cooking techniques and ingredients that include more than potatoes (of course). The three course Irish set menu at Jimmy’s Kitchen at Central is HK$ 298 per person and the four course Irish set dinner at Jimmy’s Kitchen Kowloon is HK$488 per person. The a la carte recommendation is the Pasture Fed Irish 12 oz Charolais Beef Rib Eye Steak with a choice of potatoes, vegetables and sauce for HK$588. You can add a pint of Guinness Irish Stout or Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale for only HK$46.
These Top 3 Irish pubs in Hong Kong are mandatory visits if you are looking for some well intended debauchery, rowdiness and having more fun harassing loitering acquaintances on the streets of Lan Kwai Fong in the wee hours of the morning.
“Dargle” playing from 9pm until very very late. The local recommended classic Irish Ale from a great draught pour, topped with a nice cream head ! Kilkenny’s strongest character is its underlying depth rather than its aroma of honey and dates. Kilkenny’s are not very bubbly at all but it wins on its overall solid flavour and steadiness!