Probably one of Hong Kong’s most sophisticated private clubs, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) is a members-only club popular with journalists and diplomats that shares the very historic Old Dairy Farm Depot and the Fringe Club arts and performance centre. The brick and stucco low-rise structure was built in 1913 and was used as a cold-storage warehouse for ice and dairy products in the days before refrigerators and air conditioners were every day household appliances.
The FCC first occupied the structure in 1982 and has invested heavily to accentuate the lasting architectural merit of the building. The interior today, with its dark wood panelling and long bar is a classic reminder of colonial times. The décor and atmosphere seems to summon the spirits (both with us and departed) of the colourful and esteemed characters who have made the club their favourite Hong Kong haunt throughout the years.
The upstairs loft area features a fine dining restaurant and also functions as a live music space for performances fitting the stunning environment. Installation and equipment selection was quite challenging as the heritage nature of the building made installation of a modern sound system.