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Remember back when the original LoGO was open and everyone used to drink 3rmb cans of Suntory on the steps outside? Now you can drink a pint of Guinness on those same steps, at an actual bar — albeit for 60rmb. Aside from slightly high prices this new-ish Irish pub is a pretty decent place to have a beer and listen to some live acoustic music.

The Tipsy Fiddler is a project by some long-time Irish pub entrepreneurs in this city. After O'Malley's and the other Blarney Stone met their demise, they noticed a dearth of Irish pubs in the city - hence this place. ... Read on

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Hey if you're into the UK side of bass music, the Push and Pull crew have their monthly party tonight at The Shelter. They drop everything from old grime to DMZ records to the newest shiz coming out of the London underground. Affable fellows running the night, too. Tonight sees the return of Naaah, who put out this banger a few months back. More info here m8.

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It's Wednesday. Hump day. Some of us like to get our weekend piss-up started a few days before Friday. Apartment seems like a solid option. Tonight and every subsequent Wednesday they're pouring martinis two-for-one for 6 hours. It begins this evening at 6pm, winds down at midnight. Get more details here.

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Hey. Stuff's been happening recently. People have taken time out of their day to attend it, and we've captured it through the magic of digital photography. Have a look.

We've got people grinding on rails and shooting hoops at the Casio G–Shock Skateboard Comp Shanghai Stadium. Or you can take a look at people damaging their lungs with second hand smoke and black mold at the Yellow Special Birthday & Welcome Bash at The Shelter. Or you can relive the drunken excitement, or if you're from Argentina, the world-crushing disappointment of the World Cup Final at Sasha's.

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This Monday, the partners behind Camel Bar, DOC, The Blarney Stone, el Luchador and Sliders opened yet another concept on YKL called Topolino. This is the re-working of what was originally supposed to be called Pizzetto, a small pizzeria that, judging from the signage, would have shared a brand identiy with DOC.

Instead, they changed the name and threw some in some whimsical automotive motifs, but they're still doing pizza. It's a different style from what you'll see at DOC, though. This is a pizza al taglio, which is Italian for "pizza by the slice." It's partially prepped. A thick, slightly leavened dough in a rectangular pan is already topped with sauce, cheese and other ingredients and sits on display behind glass. You pick which style you want, pay around 30–35rmb per slice, they pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes and there you go.
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Hey if you need some nice Spanish wine and cheese, meat and seafood, canned fish, spices, and more, this new place La Boqueria on Wuding Lu is worth a look. They claim to have the best tomatoes in town. The dude running the place is a supplier for some fine Spanish restaurants in town, so you know the shit is legit. Big Carabinero prawns on deck too - bigger than District 9. Ok not really, but still. Plus they've got dinner every Wednesday and Friday plus a terrace open every evening and weekends. Check it out.

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Hey if you're looking for something to do tonight, the weekly Shanghai Tickler standup night hosted by Storm Xu at 390 Bar is pretty decent. I stopped by last week and watched about eight comics, some Chinese some laowai, work through sets of varying quality. Some laughs to be had for sure, and some awkward moments. Getting through a standup set in your non-native language must be hard. So that's free entry, starts at 8pm, and they've got OK dinner sets like sea bass/chicken tacos for 30–35 plus buy-one-get-one on beer. Some pie on sale too.

And at 9pm just down the street at Dada, Sub-Cinema is showing the classic Tarantino joint Reservoir Dogs. That's free entry and free popcorn. As you were.

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Just after the World Cup, pork-centric restaurant The Grumpy Pig is showing a documentary about Brazil’s slums tonight, with some drink specials and free “Grumpy” popcorn. Favela Calling, which won over 25 international awards and was even short-listed for an Oscar, focuses on a grassroots group called AfroReggae that uses music and education to better the lives of at-risk youth in the favelas. Check out the trailer here . Doors open at 9pm, movie starts at 9.30pm. Only 35 seats available - first come first serve.

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