Thu
31

 
    • It's Ladies' Night every Thursday at popular Bund 18 destination Bar Rouge. That means free flow cocktails for all girls between 9:30-11:30pm plus free manicures. No cover with the password "MVP" until midnight, otherwise it's 100rmb.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    It's Ladies' Night every Thursday at popular Bund 18 destination Bar Rouge. That means free flow cocktails for all girls between 9:30-11:30pm plus free manicures. No cover with the password "MVP" until midnight, otherwise it's 100rmb.
    Bar Rouge

 
    • DJs Thoma Cher and Charp continue their popular weekly night at Lola. Deep disco and chugging, dancefloor-friendly electronica and buy-one-get-one-free drinks at the bar until midnight. One of the mid-week nights for those looking to dance because this usually draws a late crowd. This week's guest is Dave K. No cover. Starts at ten, picks up around midnight, and goes late.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    DJs Thoma Cher and Charp continue their popular weekly night at Lola. Deep disco and chugging, dancefloor-friendly electronica and buy-one-get-one-free drinks at the bar until midnight. One of the mid-week nights for those looking to dance...
    Lola

 
    • Every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, the Camel Sports Bar serves a range of happy hour drink specials for 30rmb. Drinks include Stella Artois, Carlsberg, VB, Pure Blonde, Heineken, Budweiser, Tsingtao and selected cocktails and house spirits.
      The Camel 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    Every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, the Camel Sports Bar serves a range of happy hour drink specials for 30rmb. Drinks include Stella Artois, Carlsberg, VB, Pure Blonde, Heineken, Budweiser, Tsingtao and selected cocktails and house spirits.
    The Camel


Aug
01

    • The monthly "no English lyrics" Popasuda party returns to this sweaty Xingfu dive with Skinny Brown palying 3rd World beats in styles like Latin Bass, Dancehall, Reggae, Indian Style, Afrikan Beat, International Moombah/Twerk, Crazy Brazilian Beats/Crazilian Beats, Caribbean Everything, and a ton of Global Rhythms. It's a good time, and unlike any other night you'll find in Shanghai. Free entry. Check out his mixtape right here for a taste of the vibes.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    The monthly "no English lyrics" Popasuda party returns to this sweaty Xingfu dive with Skinny Brown palying 3rd World beats in styles like Latin Bass, Dancehall, Reggae, Indian Style, Afrikan Beat, International Moombah/Twerk, Crazy...
    Dada

 
    • German house/disco producer Alex Flatner comes to this popular house-music club for a night of tunes. He runs two labels, Gedankensport and Circle Music, and does A&R for a bunch of labels, singing people like Sebastien Leger and Joey Beltram. His next release is due out on Pokerflat Recordings, Steve Bug's label. Sounding good...Cover is 50rmb. Support by Frank Costello. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    German house/disco producer Alex Flatner comes to this popular house-music club for a night of tunes. He runs two labels, Gedankensport and Circle Music, and does A&R for a bunch of labels, singing people like Sebastien Leger and Joey...
    Lola

 
    • Asia's only Australian stand-up comic headliner Jonathan Atherton,, comes to Shanghai for two nights at the Kung Fu Komedy Club. Tickets are 100rmb presale, 150 at the door. Pre-sale tickets available by calling 137-6176-4438.
      The Kung Fu Komedy Club 5/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Asia's only Australian stand-up comic headliner Jonathan Atherton,, comes to Shanghai for two nights at the Kung Fu Komedy Club. Tickets are 100rmb presale, 150 at the door. Pre-sale tickets available by calling 137-6176-4438.
    The Kung Fu Komedy Club

 
    • Club MYST brings in American Trance/EDM producer BT ahead of their music festival coming up in October. He's been around for a while, graduating from the Berklee School of Music and even landing a few songs on the Hackers soundtrack back in 1995. Free entry for this one.
      MYST 1123 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

    Club MYST brings in American Trance/EDM producer BT ahead of their music festival coming up in October. He's been around for a while, graduating from the Berklee School of Music and even landing a few songs on the Hackers soundtrack back...
    MYST

 
    • Popular warehouse venue Arkham throws a two day party with a bunch of local DJs. Day one has Yeti B, ADO8, and R3, playing house, electro, trap, and more electronic music. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Popular warehouse venue Arkham throws a two day party with a bunch of local DJs. Day one has Yeti B, ADO8, and R3, playing house, electro, trap, and more electronic music. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Arkham
 
    • The Apartment presents their weekly Broadway live music shows every Friday. 301 will be playing house music while 302 will be playing mainstream music. The wine deal lasts from 6pm to 11pm. Price: 100rmb for men after 11pm.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    The Apartment presents their weekly Broadway live music shows every Friday. 301 will be playing house music while 302 will be playing mainstream music. The wine deal lasts from 6pm to 11pm. Price: 100rmb for men after 11pm.
    The Apartment

 
    • [sic] Transit is a new idea from a bunch of local people looking for somewhere to play the more "low-slung, chuggy, and downright weird side of house and techno". The first installment will be brought to you by regulars Tom Hughes, Alan Shayinde and Will A. Goes from 10pm to 5am the next day. Price: 30rmb at the door.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    [sic] Transit is a new idea from a bunch of local people looking for somewhere to play the more "low-slung, chuggy, and downright weird side of house and techno". The first installment will be brought to you by regulars Tom Hughes, Alan...
    The Shelter

 
    • This all-night party house out in Hongqiao celebrates...the start of MTV. Video did indeed kill the radio star. Music by Roo, Donn, Chris Jobs, Eden, T-Meum, and K.O.O.S. Dress code is 80s. 100rmb gets you in the door with five drinks. Goes from 10pm–8am and usually starts to get busy around 1 or 2am.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    This all-night party house out in Hongqiao celebrates...the start of MTV. Video did indeed kill the radio star. Music by Roo, Donn, Chris Jobs, Eden, T-Meum, and K.O.O.S. Dress code is 80s. 100rmb gets you in the door with five drinks....
    The Mansion

 
    • Hip hop, R&B, and dancehall to get turnt up to at this venue behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. This week they welcome Spanish DMC Champion DJ Jekey again. If you love Drake, Tyga, and Jay-Z you'll be happy. Entry is 50rmb with a drink before midnight if you email guestlist@hiphophijack.com otherwise it's 100rmb with a free drink.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Hip hop, R&B, and dancehall to get turnt up to at this venue behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. This week they welcome Spanish DMC Champion DJ Jekey again. If you love Drake, Tyga, and Jay-Z you'll be happy. Entry is 50rmb with a drink...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • This Irish Pub in the Xinhua/Jiaotong neighborhood does a special on a different single malt whiskey every month. August is Auchentoshan 12, a triple-distilled Lowland Scotch Whisky. They say it's "smooth, light and floral, making it a perfect Summer malt". That's going for 50rmb a glass all August.
      The Tipsy Fiddler 135-6 Fahuazhen Lu, near Xingfu Lu
    This Irish Pub in the Xinhua/Jiaotong neighborhood does a special on a different single malt whiskey every month. August is Auchentoshan 12, a triple-distilled Lowland Scotch Whisky. They say it's "smooth, light and floral, making it a...
    The Tipsy Fiddler
 
    • VUE Bar features a summer menu of fresh berry cocktails including strawberry mojitos, raspberry martinis and blackberry daiquiris. 100rmb admission, and all guests can enjoy a complimentary summer fruit cocktail on arrival.
      VUE (Bar) Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
    VUE Bar features a summer menu of fresh berry cocktails including strawberry mojitos, raspberry martinis and blackberry daiquiris. 100rmb admission, and all guests can enjoy a complimentary summer fruit cocktail on arrival.
    VUE (Bar)
 
    • Vins Descombe puts on a 100rmb open bar, which includes red wines, rosé wines, and sangria rosa. Starts at 7pm, lasts until midnight.
      Vins Descombe 390 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Vins Descombe puts on a 100rmb open bar, which includes red wines, rosé wines, and sangria rosa. Starts at 7pm, lasts until midnight.
    Vins Descombe

Aug
02

    • The Lose Your Face house crew invade this four-floor party house out in Hongqiao. These parties go late - like, next morning late. Jackin' house, soulful house, and more from Jode, VJ Joi, and more. Cover is 100rmb, including five drinks. Goes from 10pm–10am.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    The Lose Your Face house crew invade this four-floor party house out in Hongqiao. These parties go late - like, next morning late. Jackin' house, soulful house, and more from Jode, VJ Joi, and more. Cover is 100rmb, including five drinks....
    The Mansion

 
    • Popular warehouse venue Arkham throws a two day party with a bunch of local DJs. Day two has Max Shen, The Uhhhh, and TzuSing playing house, electro, darkwave, and more electronic music. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Popular warehouse venue Arkham throws a two day party with a bunch of local DJs. Day two has Max Shen, The Uhhhh, and TzuSing playing house, electro, darkwave, and more electronic music. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Arkham

 
    • Bass crew Wonky Kong brings in KEIZOmachine from Hifana for a live set at this bomb shelter club. Expect live MPC/Maschine sampling action. More info in this documentary about Hifana right here. Support by Beardslap, Dman, Siesta, and Donn. Cover is 50rmb, or 30rmb before midnight for those who follow MyPhreaktion on WeChat. Goes from 10pm until late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Bass crew Wonky Kong brings in KEIZOmachine from Hifana for a live set at this bomb shelter club. Expect live MPC/Maschine sampling action. More info in this documentary about Hifana right here. Support by Beardslap, Dman, Siesta, and...
    The Shelter

 
    • TICT returns with a Chinese Valentine's Day themed rooftop party at The Ascott. House music/party music by Raz, Dexter King, Eden, and The Uhhhh. They're doing some special cocktails too - Sex On The Rooftop, The Pink Playboy and The One Nighter. Goes from 3pm–10pm. It's 100rmb at the door or free before 4pm if you RSVP to rsvp@tictcreative.com
      The Ascott 282, Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Lu

    TICT returns with a Chinese Valentine's Day themed rooftop party at The Ascott. House music/party music by Raz, Dexter King, Eden, and The Uhhhh. They're doing some special cocktails too - Sex On The Rooftop, The Pink Playboy and The One...
    The Ascott

 
    • Popular monthly party Minimalist returns to Dada for a night of house, techno, acid, and anything grooving. This month they've got Chris Jobs, PAF, and Will A on the decks. Starts at 10pm and goes late; no cover.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Popular monthly party Minimalist returns to Dada for a night of house, techno, acid, and anything grooving. This month they've got Chris Jobs, PAF, and Will A on the decks. Starts at 10pm and goes late; no cover.
    Dada

 
  • The Apartment presents their weekly City Slickers party with DJ OJ and DJ Mick. Goes from 8.30pm to late.
    The Apartment
 
    • Amber presents Sappho's Valentine's Ladies' Party from 9pm to 2am. Doors are open to public at midnight but until then, ladies only. Wear blue or pink. To win a mystery gift, download the L App and show your account at the entrance and then scan the L Wechat QR code at the door to get a free lucky draw ticket. Price: 60rmb, including one drink.
      Amber Lounge 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    Amber presents Sappho's Valentine's Ladies' Party from 9pm to 2am. Doors are open to public at midnight but until then, ladies only. Wear blue or pink. To win a mystery gift, download the L App and show your account at the entrance and...
    Amber Lounge

 
    • The New Heights terrace is being transformed into a "Moroccan Dream" with DJs and belly dancing performances. Goes from 5pm to 10pm. Free entry, but there is optional unlimited champagne cocktails for 250rmb. To make reservations, call 138 1629 3224.
      New Heights Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu

    The New Heights terrace is being transformed into a "Moroccan Dream" with DJs and belly dancing performances. Goes from 5pm to 10pm. Free entry, but there is optional unlimited champagne cocktails for 250rmb. To make reservations, call 138...
    New Heights

 
    • Windows Too, the classiest of places to take your date, celebrates Chinese Valentines day with the specials on Blassan Wine for only 400rmb Beaulieu Caillon Wine for 300rmb. 10pm–late. 10am til late!
      Windows Too (Jing'an) 2/F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (next to Haagen Dazs)
    Windows Too, the classiest of places to take your date, celebrates Chinese Valentines day with the specials on Blassan Wine for only 400rmb Beaulieu Caillon Wine for 300rmb. 10pm–late. 10am til late!
    Windows Too (Jing'an)

Aug
03

    • Windows Scoreboard presents their weekly pool tournament with free games and a chance to win prizes. Winner gets a free bottle of Sky Vodka. Starts at 9.30pm every Sunday night. Free entry and free enrollment.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu

    Windows Scoreboard presents their weekly pool tournament with free games and a chance to win prizes. Winner gets a free bottle of Sky Vodka. Starts at 9.30pm every Sunday night. Free entry and free enrollment.
    Windows Scoreboard


Aug
05

    • 80s pop/ballad star Richard Marx, he of "Right Here Waiting" and "Now and Forever" fame, returns to Shanghai for another show. He's sold over 30 million records worldwide and people here love him. Hold on to the nights and re-live the summer of '87 for one night only at the Shanghai Grand Stage. Tickets start at 280rmb right here on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Grand Stage 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhongshan Lu and Tianyaoqiao Lu

    80s pop/ballad star Richard Marx, he of "Right Here Waiting" and "Now and Forever" fame, returns to Shanghai for another show. He's sold over 30 million records worldwide and people here love him. Hold on to the nights and re-live the...
    Shanghai Grand Stage


Aug
06

    • Celebrate the eve of internationally recognized Bob Marley Day with Mauritian musician Noukilla's reggae grooves and "Shanghai's #2 DJ" B.O's Jamaican mento, ska, and reggae beats. Goes from 9pm to 12am. Free entry. For more details, click here.
      Limbo 1394 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Dingxi Lu

    Celebrate the eve of internationally recognized Bob Marley Day with Mauritian musician Noukilla's reggae grooves and "Shanghai's #2 DJ" B.O's Jamaican mento, ska, and reggae beats. Goes from 9pm to 12am. Free entry. For more details, click...
    Limbo


Aug
07

    • Deck-FX bring their heavy bass stuff back to Dada. Music includes a birthday set by DJ Roo, DJ Resinate, plus guests DJ Verse@ille, Siesta, and Zean. provide a four-deck back-to-back set that will span trap, breaks, hip hop, UK funky, chill-step and, of course, DnB. Free entry, free dancing. Goes from 10pm–late. Seems these guys reduced their flyer budget...
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Deck-FX bring their heavy bass stuff back to Dada. Music includes a birthday set by DJ Roo, DJ Resinate, plus guests DJ Verse@ille, Siesta, and Zean. provide a four-deck back-to-back set that will span trap, breaks, hip hop, UK funky,...
    Dada


On
going

    • This popular hip hop club behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu has a weekly open format night on Saturday that mixes digestible hip hop, R&B, and some EDM. On the decks are DJ B-Kut from France and Misloop, coming straight outta' Tianjin. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    This popular hip hop club behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu has a weekly open format night on Saturday that mixes digestible hip hop, R&B, and some EDM. On the decks are DJ B-Kut from France and Misloop, coming straight outta' Tianjin....
    Every Sat until Aug 9 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • Japanese visual kei band Alice Nine playing two Shanghai shows in June. Since 2004 they've put out five full-lengths and a ton of singles. Expect J-Rock fans going nuts. Shows start at 6.30pm on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 and tickets are 260 in advance. More details over on the Douban page.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Japanese visual kei band Alice Nine playing two Shanghai shows in June. Since 2004 they've put out five full-lengths and a ton of singles. Expect J-Rock fans going nuts. Shows start at 6.30pm on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 and...
    Every Sat & Sun until Aug 6 at MAO Livehouse

 
    • Every Thursday night this hip hop club on Donghu Lu does a throwback party. Expect all the classic rap and R&B from the 90s mixed up with a little bit of contemporary shiz by DJ Misloop, coming straight outta' Tianjin. No cover, two-for-one drinks all night.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    Every Thursday night this hip hop club on Donghu Lu does a throwback party. Expect all the classic rap and R&B from the 90s mixed up with a little bit of contemporary shiz by DJ Misloop, coming straight outta' Tianjin. No cover,...
    Every Thu until Sep 1 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • Cheap dive bar C's has a new ladies night every Wednesday this summer. From 7.30pm–midnight, ladies get free flow on summer drinks like Cuba Libres, Singapore Slings, and more. No cover. Messy times.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu
    Cheap dive bar C's has a new ladies night every Wednesday this summer. From 7.30pm–midnight, ladies get free flow on summer drinks like Cuba Libres, Singapore Slings, and more. No cover. Messy times.
    Every Wed until Sep 1 at C's
 
    • New party concept every Saturday at this famous Bund bar. Contemporary Shanghai is kinda like Miami in the 80s, so, Shanghai Vice. Champagne, pleasure, luxury. You know the deal. DJ Keint playing until dawn. Cover is 100rmb. They do enforce a dress code, so fix up and look sharp. Starts at 10pm.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    New party concept every Saturday at this famous Bund bar. Contemporary Shanghai is kinda like Miami in the 80s, so, Shanghai Vice. Champagne, pleasure, luxury. You know the deal. DJ Keint playing until dawn. Cover is 100rmb. They do...
    Every Sat until Sep 1 at Bar Rouge

 
    • Meet some people from forums in real life. Network. Enjoy 35rmb drinks like red and white wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. Socialize. Perculate. This happens every Wednesday from 8–11pm on the second floor of Xuan Bar in Xintiandi. Any questions, hit up shexpat_events@shanghaiexpat.com.
      Xuan Andaz Shanghai, 1/F, 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu
    Meet some people from forums in real life. Network. Enjoy 35rmb drinks like red and white wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. Socialize. Perculate. This happens every Wednesday from 8–11pm on the second floor of Xuan Bar in...
    Every Wed until Aug 1 at Xuan
 
  • Every Saturday Crocus has Dj JamJar (??) playing indie rock. They also have an extended happy hour until 11pm with buy-one-get-one beers and cocktails. Free entry, goes late.
    Every Sat until Sep 1 at Crocus
 
    • Looking for summer time drinks? All Just Grapes locations have bottles of French rosé chilling in ice for 100rmb per bottle.
      Just Grapes (Dagu Lu) 462 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Looking for summer time drinks? All Just Grapes locations have bottles of French rosé chilling in ice for 100rmb per bottle.
    Daily until Sep 30 at Just Grapes (Dagu Lu)
 
    • Every Wednesday this popular Yongfu Lu bar has a two-for-one deal on Martinis from 6pm–midnight. The terrace is open too - could be a good look for hot summer nights. Live music and DJs dropping tunes.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Wednesday this popular Yongfu Lu bar has a two-for-one deal on Martinis from 6pm–midnight. The terrace is open too - could be a good look for hot summer nights. Live music and DJs dropping tunes.
    Every Wed until Oct 1 at The Apartment
 
    • Every Tuesday, busy Yongfu Lu club The Apartment has live Jazz/Blues/Soul. There's a great wine deal too: from 8pm — midnight, selected wine is 2 for 1 by the glass or by the bottle. Starts at 8pm and goes late.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Every Tuesday, busy Yongfu Lu club The Apartment has live Jazz/Blues/Soul. There's a great wine deal too: from 8pm — midnight, selected wine is 2 for 1 by the glass or by the bottle. Starts at 8pm and goes late.
    Every Tue until Sep 1 at The Apartment

 
    • Friday ladies night affair down at this Italian restaurant in one of The Bund's oldest buildings. Ladies get free flow red/white/prosecco wine, while guys pay 200rmb to get in with three drinks. Goes from 9pm–midnight every Friday.
      DeCanto 4/F, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

    Friday ladies night affair down at this Italian restaurant in one of The Bund's oldest buildings. Ladies get free flow red/white/prosecco wine, while guys pay 200rmb to get in with three drinks. Goes from 9pm–midnight every Friday.
    Every Fri until Aug 1 at DeCanto

 
    • Meet some people, drink some drinks, eat some snacks, exchange some business cards, MAKE THAT CONTACT at the lotion factory. Perhaps. This Wednesday night mixer has been going on for years, and they change the location every few months. For now it's at Xuan Bar in Xintiandi. Drinks go for 35rmb and it's free entry.
      Xuan Andaz Shanghai, 1/F, 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu

    Meet some people, drink some drinks, eat some snacks, exchange some business cards, MAKE THAT CONTACT at the lotion factory. Perhaps. This Wednesday night mixer has been going on for years, and they change the location every few months....
    Every Wed until Sep 1 at Xuan

 
    • Glamour Bar has released its new cocktail drinks menu for 2014. Thirst quenchers include lemon coolers, cucumber margaritas, M's house white wine, iced strawberries blended with Baily's & Tia Maria and Glamour Bar's lemonade. Prices start at 62rmb.
      Glamour Bar 5 on the Bund, 6/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu

    Glamour Bar has released its new cocktail drinks menu for 2014. Thirst quenchers include lemon coolers, cucumber margaritas, M's house white wine, iced strawberries blended with Baily's & Tia Maria and Glamour Bar's lemonade. Prices...
    Daily until Sep 1 at Glamour Bar

 
    • Every night of the week from 5–9pm, this Jing'an whiskey/cocktail bar with a terrace does a two-for-one deal on Budweiser, Heineken and Carlsberg bottles. Two beers for 50rmb, and yes people can share.
      La Rosa 301, 3/f, 1788 Square, 1818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Every night of the week from 5–9pm, this Jing'an whiskey/cocktail bar with a terrace does a two-for-one deal on Budweiser, Heineken and Carlsberg bottles. Two beers for 50rmb, and yes people can share.
    Daily until Sep 1 at La Rosa
 
    • Live Spanish music from guitarists and singers every Tuesday at this chill two-floor bar on Yongjia Lu with nice food. They've got margaritas for 35rmb all night plus a food menu. No cover, starts at 9pm.
      La Cava 216 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
    Live Spanish music from guitarists and singers every Tuesday at this chill two-floor bar on Yongjia Lu with nice food. They've got margaritas for 35rmb all night plus a food menu. No cover, starts at 9pm.
    Every Tue until Sep 2 at La Cava
 
    • Every Wednesday, this hip hop club behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu does free drinks for students before 1am. On the decks is DJ B-Kut, dropping popular hip hop and R&B. No cover, starts at 10pm.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Wednesday, this hip hop club behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu does free drinks for students before 1am. On the decks is DJ B-Kut, dropping popular hip hop and R&B. No cover, starts at 10pm.
    Every Wed until Oct 16 at Monkey Champagne
 
    • The Apartment teams up with Kahlua for a night with free flow sparkling wine and Kahlua cocktails for all the ladies. The free drinks go from 9pm–midnight, every Thursday. Sweet, sweet coffee liqueur...
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    The Apartment teams up with Kahlua for a night with free flow sparkling wine and Kahlua cocktails for all the ladies. The free drinks go from 9pm–midnight, every Thursday. Sweet, sweet coffee liqueur...
    Every Thu until Aug 19 at The Apartment
 
    • New Thursday party concept at Monkey Champagne. No, they're not serving chicken wings, though you can probably get some at Dakota. What they do have are two-for-one drinks all night and two free cans of imported Red Bull with any bottle purchase. Free entry, and the consistently fresh Misloop on the decks. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    New Thursday party concept at Monkey Champagne. No, they're not serving chicken wings, though you can probably get some at Dakota. What they do have are two-for-one drinks all night and two free cans of imported Red Bull with any bottle...
    Every Thu until Aug 11 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • Every Thursday at this Jing'an whiskey/cocktail bar with a decent terrace, they're doing different kinds of mojitos for 45–50rmb. Free entry; offer is good all night.
      La Rosa 301, 3/f, 1788 Square, 1818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Every Thursday at this Jing'an whiskey/cocktail bar with a decent terrace, they're doing different kinds of mojitos for 45–50rmb. Free entry; offer is good all night.
    Every Thu until Oct 1 at La Rosa
 
    • You know the deal - Amber Lounge goes later than just about any other place in town, except maybe Family Mart. Rotating DJs each week play house, tech house, and other music for zombies. Generally pretty packed - this is the end-up. Free entry from 3am–9am.
      Amber Lounge 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    You know the deal - Amber Lounge goes later than just about any other place in town, except maybe Family Mart. Rotating DJs each week play house, tech house, and other music for zombies. Generally pretty packed - this is the end-up. Free...
    Every Sat until Aug 17 at Amber Lounge

 
    • Unwind while lounging at Naam Thai's outdoor terrance with their special drinks deal. 88rmb gets you two glasses of wine from their wine selection as well as a snack from their menu. Deal is valid from Mondays through Fridays; from 3-9pm.
      Naam Thai The Loft, 1/F, 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Jiashan Lu

    Unwind while lounging at Naam Thai's outdoor terrance with their special drinks deal. 88rmb gets you two glasses of wine from their wine selection as well as a snack from their menu. Deal is valid from Mondays through Fridays; from 3-9pm.
    Every Mon-Fri until Sep 30 at Naam Thai

 
    • Bund restaurant Hakkasan has a new deal on martinis every Wednesday night. Martinis and other selected cocktails available for 48rmb plus they've got canapés on deck. Offer is good from 9pm until late every Wednesday night.
      Hakkasan Bund 18, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Bund restaurant Hakkasan has a new deal on martinis every Wednesday night. Martinis and other selected cocktails available for 48rmb plus they've got canapés on deck. Offer is good from 9pm until late every Wednesday night.
    Every Wed until Nov 1 at Hakkasan

 
    • "Think you can DJ? Take our decks for a spin." Sounds dangerous, but that's what the flyer says. Free vodka shots for all, too. This club usually plays hip hop and R&B. Could be a good way for some young talent to get out of the bedroom and try their hand in the club. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    "Think you can DJ? Take our decks for a spin." Sounds dangerous, but that's what the flyer says. Free vodka shots for all, too. This club usually plays hip hop and R&B. Could be a good way for some young talent to get out of the bedroom...
    Every Tue until Nov 1 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • Every Thursday night this discotheque on Yueyang Lu does a soup kitchen for poor, hungry expats. They change the country theme each week but the food all looks pretty similar under the pulsing red and blue lights. It's free entry, and the buffet goes from 9pm–10.30pm.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

    Every Thursday night this discotheque on Yueyang Lu does a soup kitchen for poor, hungry expats. They change the country theme each week but the food all looks pretty similar under the pulsing red and blue lights. It's free entry, and the...
    Every Thu until Aug 31 at Hollywood

 
    • Every Saturday night this wine bar does 25rmb Sangria including free aperitivo with pasta, salad, and sandwiches from 6–10pm. The music is "happy tunes." Free entry.
      DVino 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
    Every Saturday night this wine bar does 25rmb Sangria including free aperitivo with pasta, salad, and sandwiches from 6–10pm. The music is "happy tunes." Free entry.
    Daily until Nov 1 at DVino
 
    • Every Friday night this lounge/cafe by Zhongshan Park has a DJ spinning hip hop, jazz, mash-up, and house from 8–10pm. Get two house pours for 98rmb. No cover.
      pentalounge pentahotel, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
    Every Friday night this lounge/cafe by Zhongshan Park has a DJ spinning hip hop, jazz, mash-up, and house from 8–10pm. Get two house pours for 98rmb. No cover.
    Every Fri until Nov 1 at pentalounge
 
    • If you work in the service industry, you probably can't go out much during the weekend because you're out somewhere else. To thank you for your toils, Monkey Champagne offers free flow vodka for anyone in the service industry. If you're not in the industry, just buy one drink and get free flow vodka call night. No cover. DJ Rocky Ross on deck all night from 9pm–2am.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    If you work in the service industry, you probably can't go out much during the weekend because you're out somewhere else. To thank you for your toils, Monkey Champagne offers free flow vodka for anyone in the service industry. If you're...
    Every Tue until Aug 1 at Monkey Champagne
 
    • Every Saturday night at O Theatre is Champagne Night. Glasses of Laurent Perrier brut go for 98rmb per glass. Offer is good from 6–10pm.
      O Theatre 2/F, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
    Every Saturday night at O Theatre is Champagne Night. Glasses of Laurent Perrier brut go for 98rmb per glass. Offer is good from 6–10pm.
    Daily until Aug 20 at O Theatre
 
    • Live music on top of house music at this Changshu Lu lounge bar. They've got R. Reynolds and Shaua Marie from Atlanta on vocals plus Jonathan Paets on percussion, on top of soulful house music by DJs. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Yani Lounge & Bar 2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Live music on top of house music at this Changshu Lu lounge bar. They've got R. Reynolds and Shaua Marie from Atlanta on vocals plus Jonathan Paets on percussion, on top of soulful house music by DJs. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes...
    Every Fri until Sep 30 at Yani Lounge & Bar
 
    • Weekly Friday night party at The Peninsula's Salon de Ning bar where partygoers request songs from a provided list. The house band will play the most requested songs, and those who request the most requested song of the night get entered in a lucky draw to win some..."desirable prizes." Ok got it? Good.
      Salon de Ning The Peninsula, B/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
    Weekly Friday night party at The Peninsula's Salon de Ning bar where partygoers request songs from a provided list. The house band will play the most requested songs, and those who request the most requested song of the night get entered...
    Every Fri until Aug 8 at Salon de Ning
 
    • Everyday from 4–8pm, Pizza Express has buy-one-get-one on house wine, house beer, and house cocktails. Those all go for 48rmb a glass, plus there's green Greek olives going for 39rmb a portion.
      PizzaExpress (Xintiandi) Xintiandi, South Block, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
    Everyday from 4–8pm, Pizza Express has buy-one-get-one on house wine, house beer, and house cocktails. Those all go for 48rmb a glass, plus there's green Greek olives going for 39rmb a portion.
    Daily until Oct 1 at PizzaExpress (Xintiandi)
 
    • Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Me too! This Saturday they're promising to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before 2am. After that, 100rmb for guys, including one drink. Hey, the flyer down there, in fact that says Hollywood Fuck My Life. So big things going down, for sure. Music by DJ Samu.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Do you want your night fucked by Hollywood? Me too! This Saturday they're promising to fuck your life with non-specific giveaways and the promise of sexy people. Starts at 10pm and is free before 2am. After that, 100rmb for guys, including...
    Every Sat until Sep 8 at Hollywood
 
    • Every Wednesday night this club in Xintiandi has free cocktails for ladies, made with Christian Audiger wine and champagne. Music is hip hop/trap/commercial bangers by DJ Verse@ille. No cover. Free drinks from 9pm–1am. Goes late.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu
    Every Wednesday night this club in Xintiandi has free cocktails for ladies, made with Christian Audiger wine and champagne. Music is hip hop/trap/commercial bangers by DJ Verse@ille. No cover. Free drinks from 9pm–1am. Goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at CA Club
 
    • Tuesday night Latin party happening at this Yongfu Lu bar for the foreseeable future. They've got free salsa lessons, 35rmb caprinhas and mojitos, and pitchers for 200rmb. Music runs from salsa to reggaeton. Sounds pretty decent for these hot nights. Goes from 8pm–late, and those free salsa lessons go from 9–9.40.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Tuesday night Latin party happening at this Yongfu Lu bar for the foreseeable future. They've got free salsa lessons, 35rmb caprinhas and mojitos, and pitchers for 200rmb. Music runs from salsa to reggaeton. Sounds pretty decent for these...
    Every Tue until Dec 1 at The Apartment

 
    • Monday nights this Peruvian bar on Changle Lu does all-you-can-drink Mojitos for 99rmb while Latin music flows from the speakers.
      Chala A Mansion, Unit 4b, 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Monday nights this Peruvian bar on Changle Lu does all-you-can-drink Mojitos for 99rmb while Latin music flows from the speakers.
    Every Mon until Nov 1 at Chala
 
    • Ladies night at this bar in that 1788 Square in Jing'an. They've got free flow sparkling line for females all night. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Salmos 1788 Square, 6/F, 1818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Ladies night at this bar in that 1788 Square in Jing'an. They've got free flow sparkling line for females all night. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at Salmos
 
    • Classic ladies night at one of Shanghai's oldest bars - Zapatas on Hengshan Lu. Every Wednesday, girls get free strawberry margaritas from 9pm–midnight. They've also got bar top dancing and free tequila every hour for everyone between 11.30pm–2.30am. No cover, starts at 9pm.
      Zapata's 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Classic ladies night at one of Shanghai's oldest bars - Zapatas on Hengshan Lu. Every Wednesday, girls get free strawberry margaritas from 9pm–midnight. They've also got bar top dancing and free tequila every hour for everyone between...
    Every Wed until Sep 14 at Zapata's
 
  • Every Monday night Arcade shows the newest episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 in HD with surround sound. Free entry, and the episode starts at 10pm on the dot.
    Every Mon until Aug 31 at Arcade
 
    • Open bar deal for all the international students in town. Every Saturday BM Club in Jing'an does free entry and free drinks until midnight if you show your student ID, then an open bar for 100rmb after midnight. Hip Hop, Latin, House, Electro, and Afro music by DJ Steve.
      BM International New Factories (Tongle Fang), 1/F, 34 Yuyao Lu, near XiKang Lu
    Open bar deal for all the international students in town. Every Saturday BM Club in Jing'an does free entry and free drinks until midnight if you show your student ID, then an open bar for 100rmb after midnight. Hip Hop, Latin, House,...
    Every Sat until Aug 31 at BM International
 
    • Ladies ladies ladies...it's Wednesday night so you have several options for free drinks. Here's another one - CA Club in Xintiandi is doing free cocktails and sparkling wine from 9pm–12:30am. Free entry for guys and girls.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu

    Ladies ladies ladies...it's Wednesday night so you have several options for free drinks. Here's another one - CA Club in Xintiandi is doing free cocktails and sparkling wine from 9pm–12:30am. Free entry for guys and girls.
    Every Wed until Sep 7 at CA Club

 
    • This is the gay party to hit up on Wednesdays, brought to you by the HUNT crew. They've got a buy-one-get-one happy hour until midnight, which includes Whisky Sours, Papas, Blue Carafinas, Cosmos, Lola Bloody Marys, Sexy Bodies, house wine, beer, and standard cocktails. ​Drinks are strong. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    This is the gay party to hit up on Wednesdays, brought to you by the HUNT crew. They've got a buy-one-get-one happy hour until midnight, which includes Whisky Sours, Papas, Blue Carafinas, Cosmos, Lola Bloody Marys, Sexy Bodies, house...
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at Lola

 
  • Every Wednesday night, ladies drink free-flow sparkling wine from 10pm to 1:30am, served by international model bartenders. No Cover.
    Every Wed until Oct 7 at S2
 
    • Chalet has a new Monday night burger deal. They're doing a two-for-one deal on mini burgers, plus their happy hour goes from 5–9pm. Mini burgers are 55rmb a plate.
      The Chalet 385 Yongjia Lu, near Taiyuan Lu
    Chalet has a new Monday night burger deal. They're doing a two-for-one deal on mini burgers, plus their happy hour goes from 5–9pm. Mini burgers are 55rmb a plate.
    Every Mon until Oct 10 at The Chalet
 
    • Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which includes one drink. Models and bottles, international lifestyles, and all that...Doors open at 10pm but this place gets busy around 2am and rages through dawn. They do enforce a dress code so don't go up in there with your basketball shorts.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which...
    Every Fri until Dec 1 at Hollywood
 
    • For all the girls who love strawberries and free alcohol, here's a new ladies night down at this speakeasy-themed bar. Every Tuesday night from 8pm–11pm, girls get free-flow sparkling wine with strawberries.
      The Boulevard 7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    For all the girls who love strawberries and free alcohol, here's a new ladies night down at this speakeasy-themed bar. Every Tuesday night from 8pm–11pm, girls get free-flow sparkling wine with strawberries.
    Every Tue until Sep 30 at The Boulevard
 
    • Every Thursday, Karma cocktail lounge bar hosts a smaller version of the long-running live music sesh known as the "John Jam Session." John Shanghai also happens to be the owner of this new-ish spot on Donghu Lu. So yeah, bring your instruments and get down cause it's a jam. Sesh starts at 9:30pm, no cover.
      Karma 7 Donghu Lu, near Huahai Lu
    Every Thursday, Karma cocktail lounge bar hosts a smaller version of the long-running live music sesh known as the "John Jam Session." John Shanghai also happens to be the owner of this new-ish spot on Donghu Lu. So yeah, bring your...
    Every Thu until Oct 10 at Karma
 
    • Salsa night at Mural every Monday. Live Latin band plays South American tunes. This one has been going for around ten years and always draws a big crowd. Happy hour goes until 9pm. No cover. Sweet.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,
    Salsa night at Mural every Monday. Live Latin band plays South American tunes. This one has been going for around ten years and always draws a big crowd. Happy hour goes until 9pm. No cover. Sweet.
    Every Mon until Dec 1 at Mural
 
    • Happy hour at the garden bar of this Japanese restaurant. They're doing buy-one-get-one on Asahi draft, Paulaner, Paulaner Black, Hoegaarden, and Stella Artois, or red and white wines selected by Enoteca. Goes from 6pm–midnight Sunday–Thursday and 6pm–2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
      Shari Garden Bar 630 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    Happy hour at the garden bar of this Japanese restaurant. They're doing buy-one-get-one on Asahi draft, Paulaner, Paulaner Black, Hoegaarden, and Stella Artois, or red and white wines selected by Enoteca. Goes from 6pm–midnight...
    Daily until Dec 30 at Shari Garden Bar
 
  • Brick celebrates summer with nightly specials on wines and beers like Penfolds Riesling, Los Vascos Rosé and Vedett White. Prices range from 48rmb–68rmb. Available 4.30–7.30pm.
    Daily until Oct 1 at Brick
 
  • Every night at Windows Garage on Nanjing Xi Lu from 2pm–9pm 25rmb Bud and tiger drafts are buy-one-get-one-free.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Windows Garage
 
    • Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
      Oriental Taipan 39 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
    Every Sun until Mar 31 at Oriental Taipan
 
    • Pub Crawl Shanghai does a booze bus around the city every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They've been doing this for years, and it's a solid way to meet new friends. Format is one-hour open bar, free shots on the bus, three different bars – all with a free shot – and an end-up at a nightclub. Tickets are 100rmb for no open bar, 180rmb with open bar presale, or 120rmb/200rmb walk-in. Presales available at pubcrawlshanghai.com.
      Legends 8 Ruijin Yi Lu, near Julu Lu
    Pub Crawl Shanghai does a booze bus around the city every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They've been doing this for years, and it's a solid way to meet new friends. Format is one-hour open bar, free shots on the bus, three different bars...
    Every Thu, Fri, Sat until Jul 1 at Legends
 
    • Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough environment.
      Blue Frog (SWFC) Shanghai World Financial Center, B/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
    Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Frog (SWFC)
 
    • Blue Marlin is an adequate Western restaurant in Thumb Plaza. They do a daily half-priced happy hour from 2-8pm. That's on beer, wine and some cocktails. Not bad if you work in the area. It's not really a place you'd fight your way to, but if you're in the area and want a Western place with sports on the TV and American food, there you go.
      Blue Marlin (Thumb Plaza) No. 17, 199 Fangdian Lu, near Dingxiang Lu
    Blue Marlin is an adequate Western restaurant in Thumb Plaza. They do a daily half-priced happy hour from 2-8pm. That's on beer, wine and some cocktails. Not bad if you work in the area. It's not really a place you'd fight your way to, but...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Marlin (Thumb Plaza)
 
    • This is still one of the best happy hours in town. Daily, 4-8pm, beers and wine are up for grabs with beers from 15rmb a glass, wine from 20rmb, or Pastis for 10rmb. There are three of these bars in Shanghai, all with tasteful French decor and excellent prices on drinks. They're loud, busy but smoke-free. All three come highly recommended.
      Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) 1085 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
    This is still one of the best happy hours in town. Daily, 4-8pm, beers and wine are up for grabs with beers from 15rmb a glass, wine from 20rmb, or Pastis for 10rmb. There are three of these bars in Shanghai, all with tasteful French decor...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu)
 
    • Buy one get one free on all the homebrew at this delicious microbrewery inside the Kerry Pudong. It runs from 4-8pm. There's not much else in this area, so if you live around there, you're probably already hitting this. If you're a visitor, the BREW is a nice, large microbrewery in a hotel that serves up about six different beers at a time.
      The BREW The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu
    Buy one get one free on all the homebrew at this delicious microbrewery inside the Kerry Pudong. It runs from 4-8pm. There's not much else in this area, so if you live around there, you're probably already hitting this. If you're a...
    Daily until Dec 1 at The BREW
 
    • Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough environment.
      Blue Frog (Jinqiao) Green Sports & Leisure Center, R3-633 Biyun Lu, near Yunshan Lu
    Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Frog (Jinqiao)
 
    • This is a nice old live music venue near the Bund. They have daily jazz and blues shows, which are free to watch. They do food and decent drinks, for which you pay a premium, but from 4-8pm every day all the house beers, wines and soft drinks are half price.
      House of Blues and Jazz 60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
    This is a nice old live music venue near the Bund. They have daily jazz and blues shows, which are free to watch. They do food and decent drinks, for which you pay a premium, but from 4-8pm every day all the house beers, wines and soft...
    Daily until Dec 1 at House of Blues and Jazz
 
    • One of the nicest hotels in Shanghai, if you like that high-end, minimal design thing (we do, and this place kills it). They also have a good happy hour, daily from 6-8pm, which sees Asahi, Tsingtao (draft), selected wines, cosmopolitans, whisky sours and amaretto sours all 40rmb a glass. Those cocktails might change with the seasons but the deal remains. The prices double after 8pm. This deal is good in the lobby level bar, which is a cool space.
      The Waterhouse The Cool Docks, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
    One of the nicest hotels in Shanghai, if you like that high-end, minimal design thing (we do, and this place kills it). They also have a good happy hour, daily from 6-8pm, which sees Asahi, Tsingtao (draft), selected wines, cosmopolitans,...
    Daily until Dec 1 at The Waterhouse
 
    • Happy hour goes from 5:30-8pm and sees prices slashed on beer, house wine, mixed drinks and selected cocktails. Prices are around 38rmb for wine, 30rmb for mixed drinks, 48rmb for cocktails and beer from 20rmb. This is a really nice Spanish lounge that serves high-grade tapas and ham. Tasty little place for sure.
      Pata Negra 1/F, 913 Julu Lu, near Changshu Lu
    Happy hour goes from 5:30-8pm and sees prices slashed on beer, house wine, mixed drinks and selected cocktails. Prices are around 38rmb for wine, 30rmb for mixed drinks, 48rmb for cocktails and beer from 20rmb. This is a really nice...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Pata Negra
 
    • This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of the customers are regulars because they go back again and again for Cotton Ding's hospitality.
      Cotton's (Anting Lu) 132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
    This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of...
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 1 at Cotton's (Anting Lu)
 
    • This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of the customers are regulars because they go back again and again for Cotton Ding's hospitality.
      Cotton's (Xinhua Lu) 294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
    This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of...
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 1 at Cotton's (Xinhua Lu)
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended.
      BnC (Xikang Lu) 685 Xikang Lu, near Changping Lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at BnC (Xikang Lu)
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended. This one's really small but friendly. The decor is cramped and basic, Christmas tree lights and tinsel up round-year, but it's a super-friendly spot and the prices are right.
      BnC2 320 Xinfeng lu, near Shanxi Bei lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at BnC2
 
    • This restaurant does a late-night happy hour that's worth remembering if you're out on Donghu Lu: every day from 10pm-late, half price on selected beers, chardonnay and martinis. The restaurant is colorful, busy and serves laowai-friendly Sichuan food.
      Sichuan Citizen 30 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
    This restaurant does a late-night happy hour that's worth remembering if you're out on Donghu Lu: every day from 10pm-late, half price on selected beers, chardonnay and martinis. The restaurant is colorful, busy and serves laowai-friendly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Sichuan Citizen
 
    • It's good to see a decent happy hour at a hotel bar -- many don't do them, especially a high-end hotel like this. Daily from 6-8pm you get two-for-one on selected cocktails. This is one of the bars inside Shanghai's most historic hotel, an art deco palace that has been beautifully restored by Fairmont. Cin Cin is big on cigars and whisky.
      Cin Cin Fairmont Peace Hotel, Mezzanine 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    It's good to see a decent happy hour at a hotel bar -- many don't do them, especially a high-end hotel like this. Daily from 6-8pm you get two-for-one on selected cocktails. This is one of the bars inside Shanghai's most historic hotel, an...
    Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until Dec 1 at Cin Cin
 
    • Dakota is a western restaurant with a very popular club in the back. The restaurant is good for lunches, has a modern design and draws a few after-work drinkers to its happy, which gets you two-for-one deals on draft beer, house wine and standard pours, 5-8pm, Monday to Friday.
      Dakota 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Dakota is a western restaurant with a very popular club in the back. The restaurant is good for lunches, has a modern design and draws a few after-work drinkers to its happy, which gets you two-for-one deals on draft beer, house wine and...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Dakota
 
    • This pan-sexual bar has a daily happy hour deal: 6-10pm every day guests get two-for-one Stella, house wine and Sailor Jerry rum mixed drinks. They also have a decent and inexpensive food menu. Later in the night, after 10pm, the venue becomes either a live music house, a gay bar or a DJ bar, depending on the day. Usually it's a smurge of all three of those things. Fun place.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    This pan-sexual bar has a daily happy hour deal: 6-10pm every day guests get two-for-one Stella, house wine and Sailor Jerry rum mixed drinks. They also have a decent and inexpensive food menu. Later in the night, after 10pm, the venue...
    Daily until Dec 1 at 390 Panyu Lu
 
    • Happy hour at this Hongmei Lu sports bar goes from 5-8pm daily. Special prices on all beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and bottles. For snacks they have Brazilian BBQ, French and Japanese food and a pool table to keep you busy.
      Hideout Bar 3030 Yan'an Xi Lu, Corner of Hongmei Lu, Located behind Pearl City.
    Happy hour at this Hongmei Lu sports bar goes from 5-8pm daily. Special prices on all beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and bottles. For snacks they have Brazilian BBQ, French and Japanese food and a pool table to keep you busy.
    Daily until Dec 1 at Hideout Bar
 
    • La Rosa has weekly hump day ladies night deals with free selected signature cocktails for all girls. Did we mention they've also got a patio? Cover is free; starts at 9pm.
      La Rosa 301, 3/f, 1788 Square, 1818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    La Rosa has weekly hump day ladies night deals with free selected signature cocktails for all girls. Did we mention they've also got a patio? Cover is free; starts at 9pm.
    Every Wed until Jun 23 at La Rosa
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended. The decor is plain but the smiles keep coming.
      BnC Tina's 925 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Changping Lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 2 at BnC Tina's
 
    • Pentalouge will be screening the World Cup games live 24/7 as well as showing replays throughout the day. Feeling lucky? Every night, if you guess the right score for the game, your tab is on them; offer stands until July 13. For booking call: 62521111
      pentalounge pentahotel, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
    Pentalouge will be screening the World Cup games live 24/7 as well as showing replays throughout the day. Feeling lucky? Every night, if you guess the right score for the game, your tab is on them; offer stands until July 13. For booking...
    Daily until Jul 13 at pentalounge
 
    • Falu on the Bund reduces the price of its late plates to 118 until December 31. There's three different kind of late plates: the verrine platter (salmon, tuna, vegetables), the earth platter (cheese toasts, serano ham, chorizo, tapanade, salad), and the sea platter (tuna and salmon toasts, verrines, smoked salmon. After 9pm each plate comes with a glass of wine. There's live jazz music from Thursday to Saturday.
      Falu On The Bund 3/F, 22 ZhongShan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yong'an Lu

    Falu on the Bund reduces the price of its late plates to 118 until December 31. There's three different kind of late plates: the verrine platter (salmon, tuna, vegetables), the earth platter (cheese toasts, serano ham, chorizo, tapanade,...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Falu On The Bund

 
    • Every Friday and Saturday it's buy one get one free on Maya's top 10 cocktails and selected beers, or buy two pitchers get one free for margaritas and sangria. 10:30pm-close. Really nice Mexican restaurant in a compound on Julu Lu. Excellent option for a late-night drink and maybe some snacks.
      Maya Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Friday and Saturday it's buy one get one free on Maya's top 10 cocktails and selected beers, or buy two pitchers get one free for margaritas and sangria. 10:30pm-close. Really nice Mexican restaurant in a compound on Julu Lu....
    Every Fri, Sat until Dec 1 at Maya
 
    • All the house beers at the age-old microbrewery are half price between 4pm and 7pm daily. The beers are legendarily expensive, so this is really the time to go, when the prices are halved and fall broadly in line with the rest of the city. The location of this Paulaner is good, however, looking out over the river toward the Bund. For that reason it's popular with visitors.
      Paulaner Braeuhaus (Binjiang) Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Da Dao
    All the house beers at the age-old microbrewery are half price between 4pm and 7pm daily. The beers are legendarily expensive, so this is really the time to go, when the prices are halved and fall broadly in line with the rest of the city....
    Daily until Dec 31 at Paulaner Braeuhaus (Binjiang)
 
    • Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
    Every Fri until Aug 29 at Crocus
 
    • Big E has a big karaoke set up and they're slinging two-for-one booze to get everyone warmed up and warbling. Every Wednesday night, it's two-for-one drinks all night. And from 7pm till 11pm everybody who sings a song on stage gets a free shot from the bar. Could be messy.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Big E has a big karaoke set up and they're slinging two-for-one booze to get everyone warmed up and warbling. Every Wednesday night, it's two-for-one drinks all night. And from 7pm till 11pm everybody who sings a song on stage gets a free...
    Every Wed until Dec 31 at Big E
 
    • Selected cocktails, beer and sangria are discounted to 28rmb and up, from 5-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. That's a great deal for this restaurant, which is one of the best to open in 2013 in Shanghai. The interior is modern and stylish, the food is high-tech but highly tasty -- small plates of creative European cuisine. Highly recommended, especially at happy hour prices.
      The Commune Social 511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
    Selected cocktails, beer and sangria are discounted to 28rmb and up, from 5-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. That's a great deal for this restaurant, which is one of the best to open in 2013 in Shanghai. The interior is modern and stylish, the...
    Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until Dec 31 at The Commune Social
 
 
    • From 4:30pm to 4am, draft beer is two-for-one. I think the price is 25rmb a glass. Used to be. So that's two for one all the time until the end of the year. Get in. Get pissed. We love you Scorby.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    From 4:30pm to 4am, draft beer is two-for-one. I think the price is 25rmb a glass. Used to be. So that's two for one all the time until the end of the year. Get in. Get pissed. We love you Scorby.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Windows Scoreboard

Aug 9

Dancers of Baiser Vole

World class ballet comes to the Shanghai Grand Theatre this August. The program features Black Swan Pas de Deux, Revelation, and Creatures. Limited engagement, one night only.

Oct 18-19

JZ Festival

The 10th annual JZ Festival happens at Expo Park this October 18-19, featuring nine stages and areas showcasing jazz and all its manifestations. This year's big names are Bootsy Collins, Sandy Lam, Marcus Miller, and Cui Jian, plus jazz from Shanghai

Aug 8-9

Dance Theatre Dreams of Zen

"A Dream in the Red Mansion." Instead of telling the detailed story, the production focuses on the philosophy of Buddhism and Taoism.


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