Sat
25

    • Popular house music club Lola turns four years old. Congrats. Their biggest booking this month is Berlin's Ian Pooley, an old-school house musics lord who's been dropping hot trax since the early 90s. Good stuff. Recommended. Cover is 100rmb including a drink; starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by Frank Costello.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Popular house music club Lola turns four years old. Congrats. Their biggest booking this month is Berlin's Ian Pooley, an old-school house musics lord who's been dropping hot trax since the early 90s. Good stuff. Recommended. Cover is...
    Lola

 
    • DJ crew "Electric Snake" present their second "MANSION 3D" event. Once again the Mansion will be fully covered in mesmerizing light effects. DJ line-up: Electric Snake (T.Denis & KDO), Yoshinaga, Silicone Noise, Nasty Nate. At the entrance every guest will get a free pair of 3D glasses to watch a 3D video show on the walls. Admission is 100rmb. Gets you five drinks.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
    DJ crew "Electric Snake" present their second "MANSION 3D" event. Once again the Mansion will be fully covered in mesmerizing light effects. DJ line-up: Electric Snake (T.Denis & KDO), Yoshinaga, Silicone Noise, Nasty Nate. At the entrance...
    The Mansion
 
    • Ten year anniversary celebrations come to a close at Bar Rouge, with this final party. They're promising the biggest Champagne shake and shower ceremony *ever*. Cover is 200rmb including a glass of Moet. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Ten year anniversary celebrations come to a close at Bar Rouge, with this final party. They're promising the biggest Champagne shake and shower ceremony *ever*. Cover is 200rmb including a glass of Moet. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Bar Rouge

 
    • Big house booking right here as Footprint brings in Belgium's Ramon Tapia. Lot of buzz about his tech house tunes, as evidenced by his Soundcloud and FB following. Aside from the main act, Footprint bring the focus on local talent with a bunch of back-to-back sets like DJ Doggy vs. Max Shen, Mia vs. Charp, and Misloop vs. The Love Bang Uncles. Solid lineup. Pre-sale tickets are 60rmb right here on SmartTicket, or 120rmb at the door with a shot.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Big house booking right here as Footprint brings in Belgium's Ramon Tapia. Lot of buzz about his tech house tunes, as evidenced by his Soundcloud and FB following. Aside from the main act, Footprint bring the focus on local talent with a...
    Arkham

 
    • The Rat On Monthly rock showcase continues at Harley's Bar down in Xujiahui. This month they've got some heavy bands -- The Arcbane, En Route, Return To Sender, and Thy Blood. Free earplugs at the door. 40rmb to get in; doors at 9pm.
      Harley's Bar B1,265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu

    The Rat On Monthly rock showcase continues at Harley's Bar down in Xujiahui. This month they've got some heavy bands -- The Arcbane, En Route, Return To Sender, and Thy Blood. Free earplugs at the door. 40rmb to get in; doors at 9pm.
    Harley's Bar

 
  • Kive electronic pop, live acid techno, live techno, and some DJ sets at this showcase of experimental dance music at Lune. Cover is 50rmb; starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Lune
 
  • Get your schvitz on with some vodka and Turkish disco, as Craft hosts Kaan Düzarat, a RBMA alum and find selector of rare Turkish jams. Get a taste of the goods on Soundcloud, including a Boiler Room Istanbul set. Free entry. Support by...
    Craft

 
  • Get your schvitz on with some vodka and Turkish disco, as Craft hosts Kaan Düzarat, a RBMA alum and find selector of rare Turkish jams. Get a taste of the goods on Soundcloud, including a Boiler Room Istanbul set. Free entry. Support by...
    Craft

 
    • The new party [sic] Transit returns to this bomb shelter with two guests, Black Merlin and Soundspade, dropping electronica, house and techno. Check out Black Merlin's Boiler Room set here for a taste. Support by Will A., Tom Hughes, Shanyinde, and Loke. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    The new party [sic] Transit returns to this bomb shelter with two guests, Black Merlin and Soundspade, dropping electronica, house and techno. Check out Black Merlin's Boiler Room set here for a taste. Support by Will A., Tom Hughes,...
    The Shelter

 
    • Reggae, dancehall, drum 'n bass, and Jungle night at this Xingfu Lu basement bar. Music by Boombadil Selecta, Far East Lion, and Deejay Laobang. Free entry. Goes from 9pm-late.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
    Reggae, dancehall, drum 'n bass, and Jungle night at this Xingfu Lu basement bar. Music by Boombadil Selecta, Far East Lion, and Deejay Laobang. Free entry. Goes from 9pm-late.
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)
 
    • This 5.5K halloween costume run will take place on Sanshan island. There'll be the run then best costume prizes, a bonfire, partying, the whole she-bang. Tickets are 950rmb (group discounts available) and this includes travel, accommodation and food. Get them here. 9am on the Saturday till 4pm Sunday.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    This 5.5K halloween costume run will take place on Sanshan island. There'll be the run then best costume prizes, a bonfire, partying, the whole she-bang. Tickets are 950rmb (group discounts available) and this includes travel,...
    SmSh Territory

 
    • Brussels-based pop-rock band Black Mouses play a gig at one of Shanghai's best venues for rock. They compare their style to MGMT, Radiohead, and Vismets. Check out some of their music here. Price is 50rmb at the door
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    Brussels-based pop-rock band Black Mouses play a gig at one of Shanghai's best venues for rock. They compare their style to MGMT, Radiohead, and Vismets. Check out some of their music here. Price is 50rmb at the door
    Yuyintang
 
    • A night of chugging downtempo bass lines accompanying a sound track of Alternative Disco, Striped Back House, Post Funk, Baleric beats and other leftfield oddities. Line-up: Allan Marshall, Stanley, Marius, Simon Adams.
      Arcade 2/F, 57 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

    A night of chugging downtempo bass lines accompanying a sound track of Alternative Disco, Striped Back House, Post Funk, Baleric beats and other leftfield oddities. Line-up: Allan Marshall, Stanley, Marius, Simon Adams.
    Arcade

 
    • The Italian trash-chic party takes over Amber Lounge for a night, before their usual after-hours. Expect funky electro, indie tunes, and more all mixed up. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-3am.
      Amber Lounge 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    The Italian trash-chic party takes over Amber Lounge for a night, before their usual after-hours. Expect funky electro, indie tunes, and more all mixed up. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-3am.
    Amber Lounge
 
    • CA Club in Xintiandi's neon party GLOW ME is back. Free Glow goodies at the door for everyone. They will also have a neon body paint artist to paint glowy stuff all over you. Free entry.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu
    CA Club in Xintiandi's neon party GLOW ME is back. Free Glow goodies at the door for everyone. They will also have a neon body paint artist to paint glowy stuff all over you. Free entry.
    CA Club

Sun
26

    • The Big Bamboo is throwing an NFL tailgate party for the whole family. Starts at 6pm and kickoff is at 9.30pm. Tickets are 180rmb pre-sale (call 186-1671-4317) or 250rmb at the door. Ticket includes a burger and a beer. If you show up wearing your favorite team's jersey or helmet they'll pour you a free shot of tequila too. Groups of ten with matching jerseys and helmets get a free round of tequila and beer.
      Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    The Big Bamboo is throwing an NFL tailgate party for the whole family. Starts at 6pm and kickoff is at 9.30pm. Tickets are 180rmb pre-sale (call 186-1671-4317) or 250rmb at the door. Ticket includes a burger and a beer. If you show up...
    Shanghai Centre
 

Tue
28

    • Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
    Unico
 
    • Every Tuesday night from 6-11pm, M1NT makes cocktails with fresh fruit. DJ Jacob drops the tunes, someone else drops the fruit in the blender. No cover.
      M1NT 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
    Every Tuesday night from 6-11pm, M1NT makes cocktails with fresh fruit. DJ Jacob drops the tunes, someone else drops the fruit in the blender. No cover.
    M1NT

Thu
30

    • The Shanghai International Beer Festival returns. An orgy of food and craft beers by the water with 50 beer booths, 40 food vendors, 20 DJs, and some performances by acrobats doing acrobatic shit. Sensory overload and high alcohol content. Tickets are 50rmb, including a bottle of Stella.

      Times: Oct 30-31, 6pm-1am. Nov 1-2, 2pm-1am.
      Wharf 1846 600 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu

    The Shanghai International Beer Festival returns. An orgy of food and craft beers by the water with 50 beer booths, 40 food vendors, 20 DJs, and some performances by acrobats doing acrobatic shit. Sensory overload and high alcohol content....
    Wharf 1846

 
    • Monthly party for grime, gar-age, deep tech, club trax and UK Funky. Solid DJs, and this month they've got Bobby Sleepless from the Wooozy Offline crew dropping some new grime mixed with some old school tings. Cover is 20rmb, or free if you email pushandpullmusic@gmail.com (one name per email). Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Monthly party for grime, gar-age, deep tech, club trax and UK Funky. Solid DJs, and this month they've got Bobby Sleepless from the Wooozy Offline crew dropping some new grime mixed with some old school tings. Cover is 20rmb, or free if...
    The Shelter


Fri
31

    • Local bands carry on the tradition of dressing up as iconic bands of the past and raging some cover songs, this year with Blink-182, The Strokes, Sublime, and Rage Against The Machine. Always a good time, this one. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    Local bands carry on the tradition of dressing up as iconic bands of the past and raging some cover songs, this year with Blink-182, The Strokes, Sublime, and Rage Against The Machine. Always a good time, this one. Cover is 50rmb. Starts...
    Yuyintang

 
    • TICT back again with a Halloween rave in a warehouse under the Bund. Heavy soundsystem, thousands of freaks in costumes, and about ten DJs throwing down house and techno until dawn. This year features DJs SSOSO, Jasmine Li, Ivan Barbero, Theo-Man, Nasty Nate, The Uhhh, Klein Sanchez, and Love Bang. Pre-sale tickets are 80rmb. Goes from 9pm-dawn.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    TICT back again with a Halloween rave in a warehouse under the Bund. Heavy soundsystem, thousands of freaks in costumes, and about ten DJs throwing down house and techno until dawn. This year features DJs SSOSO, Jasmine Li, Ivan Barbero,...
    SmSh Territory

 
  • The Jackpot take over Xingfu Lu haunt Dada for a seven hour back-to-back set by Mau Mau and Raz. Demonic disco and haunted house flowing like blood. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-late.
    Dada

 
    • Music/party crew S.T.D. celebrate seven years in the biz with a Halloween party at their warehouse club Arkham. Two floors of music, with DJs Sampology, R3, El'se, ADO8, Linfeng, Allan Marshall, SSOSO, and Stanley. Cover is 100rmb. Goes from 10pm-dawn.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Music/party crew S.T.D. celebrate seven years in the biz with a Halloween party at their warehouse club Arkham. Two floors of music, with DJs Sampology, R3, El'se, ADO8, Linfeng, Allan Marshall, SSOSO, and Stanley. Cover is 100rmb. Goes...
    Arkham

 
    • This looks dangerous. For Halloween, Boxing Cat is doing 150rmb open bar on their craft beers straight from the tap. There's games, music by DJ Miki Discosnot, a costume contest, and BBQ selections that start at 25rmb. Goes from 8pm-1am. Good times.
      Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions) Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu

    This looks dangerous. For Halloween, Boxing Cat is doing 150rmb open bar on their craft beers straight from the tap. There's games, music by DJ Miki Discosnot, a costume contest, and BBQ selections that start at 25rmb. Goes from 8pm-1am....
    Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

 
    • The Apartment does a Patrick Bateman themed party for halloween, with a live band from 9.30-11.30, DJs in both rooms after that, face painters, dead nurses, and dancers all night. Cover is 100rmb for guys after 11pm.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    The Apartment does a Patrick Bateman themed party for halloween, with a live band from 9.30-11.30, DJs in both rooms after that, face painters, dead nurses, and dancers all night. Cover is 100rmb for guys after 11pm.
    The Apartment

 
    • 7pm to midnight enjoy free laser tag, free flow snow beer, select cocktails and soft drinks, one free evil drink, Free face painting gets you ready for the night! Enjoy your Halloween in a black light 3D environment. 180rmb for RSVP to info@bigecn.com or 400 030 9992 before 5pm, October 30th. 200rmb at door with no RSVP. 5pm to midnight.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu

    7pm to midnight enjoy free laser tag, free flow snow beer, select cocktails and soft drinks, one free evil drink, Free face painting gets you ready for the night! Enjoy your Halloween in a black light 3D environment. 180rmb for RSVP to...
    Big E

 
    • The Premise: Famine is sweeping through the city and CIRQUE LE SOIR remais the last rebel stronghold. The club to be transformed into your worst nightmare. Admission is 150rmb per person, inclusive of a drink. Table bookings advised.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu
    The Premise: Famine is sweeping through the city and CIRQUE LE SOIR remais the last rebel stronghold. The club to be transformed into your worst nightmare. Admission is 150rmb per person, inclusive of a drink. Table bookings advised.
    Cirque Le Soir
 
    • Metal bar Inferno does Halloween with metal, horror movies, and drink specials. Specials sounding pretty good -- 40rmb Dead Guy Ale drafts and RMB20 Fireball shots. Goes from 9pm - Late.
      Inferno 480 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Metal bar Inferno does Halloween with metal, horror movies, and drink specials. Specials sounding pretty good -- 40rmb Dead Guy Ale drafts and RMB20 Fireball shots. Goes from 9pm - Late.
    Inferno
 
    • Lohaus does a Halloween networking event, with cos-play, face-painting, horror movies, pumpkin carving, and food. Ticket is 200rmb, including pizza, sausage rolls, pumpkin snacks, and two drinks like beer, cocktails, or wine. Goes from 7-10pm.
      LOHAUS 50 Yongjia Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Lohaus does a Halloween networking event, with cos-play, face-painting, horror movies, pumpkin carving, and food. Ticket is 200rmb, including pizza, sausage rolls, pumpkin snacks, and two drinks like beer, cocktails, or wine. Goes from...
    LOHAUS
 
    • Cheap Halloween option right here. Dress in costume and get free shots every hour from 11pm-2am. Cheap drinks. Party tunes. It's Windows Garage. It's pretty much Halloween every day there. Goes from 7pm-4am.
      Windows Garage 702 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Qinghai Lu

    Cheap Halloween option right here. Dress in costume and get free shots every hour from 11pm-2am. Cheap drinks. Party tunes. It's Windows Garage. It's pretty much Halloween every day there. Goes from 7pm-4am.
    Windows Garage

 
    • Halloween at Scoreboard, where people rage like Halloween on the daily. Free shots every hour from 11pm-2am for those in costume. Bloody Marys are 25rmb all night. No cover. Goes from 7pm-4am.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Halloween at Scoreboard, where people rage like Halloween on the daily. Free shots every hour from 11pm-2am for those in costume. Bloody Marys are 25rmb all night. No cover. Goes from 7pm-4am.
    Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Halloween at Windows Too. Lots of tricks. Some treats, like one free shot every hour from 11pm-2am for those in costume. No cover charge. Goes from 7pm-4am. Cheap drinks.
      Windows Too (Jing'an) 2/F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (next to Haagen Dazs)
    Halloween at Windows Too. Lots of tricks. Some treats, like one free shot every hour from 11pm-2am for those in costume. No cover charge. Goes from 7pm-4am. Cheap drinks.
    Windows Too (Jing'an)
 
    • Six bands throwing down in Red Town for the 2-0-1-4 Halloween. Music by Limousine, Problem Zoo, Rest In Peace, The Spondees, Tiffany Garden, and Tang Trio. Sounds range from blues to cover songs to folk metal. Cover is 50rmb; starts at 8.30pm and ends at 11.30pm.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

    Six bands throwing down in Red Town for the 2-0-1-4 Halloween. Music by Limousine, Problem Zoo, Rest In Peace, The Spondees, Tiffany Garden, and Tang Trio. Sounds range from blues to cover songs to folk metal. Cover is 50rmb; starts at...
    On Stage

 
    • Bund club Unico does a Latin remix of el Halloween fiesta. DJ S.Kiv playing beats while Quentin drops some smooth sax riffs on top. Entry is free. Goes from 10pm-late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Bund club Unico does a Latin remix of el Halloween fiesta. DJ S.Kiv playing beats while Quentin drops some smooth sax riffs on top. Entry is free. Goes from 10pm-late.
    Unico
 
    • MVP and Bacardi team up for a Halloween party on the 92nd floor of the bottle opener. Free entry before midnight if you send an email to events@mvpshanghai.com with the subject line "RSVP - Greatest Halloween." Mandatory Halloween dress code in effect. Table packages available for 3000rmb, including three bottles of champagne and one bottle of vodka. Goes from 10pm-6am.
      Park Hyatt Shanghai Shanghai World Financial Center, 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu

    MVP and Bacardi team up for a Halloween party on the 92nd floor of the bottle opener. Free entry before midnight if you send an email to events@mvpshanghai.com with the subject line "RSVP - Greatest Halloween." Mandatory Halloween dress...
    Park Hyatt Shanghai

 
    • Halloween party out in Hongqiao villa The Mansion. They've got homemade pumpkin soup, mummies, a crime scene, and nine DJs on two floors. 100rmb gets you in with five drinks. Music by Florian Bo, Electronail, Ozze, The Finger, Fane, Thomas Futoso, Marcos Godoy, Press Play, and Miss Hell. Goes from 10pm-8am.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    Halloween party out in Hongqiao villa The Mansion. They've got homemade pumpkin soup, mummies, a crime scene, and nine DJs on two floors. 100rmb gets you in with five drinks. Music by Florian Bo, Electronail, Ozze, The Finger, Fane, Thomas...
    The Mansion

 
    • The JW Lounge is hosting a Halloween costume party with an open bar on the 40th charging 188 RMB/person. Price is subject to a 15% surcharge.
      JW's Lounge JW Marriott Tomorrow Square, 40/F, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Lu
    The JW Lounge is hosting a Halloween costume party with an open bar on the 40th charging 188 RMB/person. Price is subject to a 15% surcharge.
    JW's Lounge
 
    • The Spot is celebrating Halloween, ladies night, and its birthday with the band Level Up and VJ Clint. Best guest in a Minion costume wins 500rmb and a SPINBACK Fitness Voucher. 10pm onward.
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    The Spot is celebrating Halloween, ladies night, and its birthday with the band Level Up and VJ Clint. Best guest in a Minion costume wins 500rmb and a SPINBACK Fitness Voucher. 10pm onward.
    The Spot
 
    • Bund Club M18 does a Halloween party called Coulrophobia, which means "fear of clowns." They've got sexy witches, scary clowns, and all that mess. Who's DJing? Somebody. Their dress code is "be someone else and scary." No cover; goes from 10pm-late.
      M18 Bund 18, 4/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
    Bund Club M18 does a Halloween party called Coulrophobia, which means "fear of clowns." They've got sexy witches, scary clowns, and all that mess. Who's DJing? Somebody. Their dress code is "be someone else and scary." No cover; goes from...
    M18
 
    • Mural is doing a Halloween party with free makeup service, a cross-dressing contest, and a live salsa band. Entry is 50rmb for men, including a drink, and ladies get in fee all night. Goes from 9pm-late.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,
    Mural is doing a Halloween party with free makeup service, a cross-dressing contest, and a live salsa band. Entry is 50rmb for men, including a drink, and ladies get in fee all night. Goes from 9pm-late.
    Mural
 
  • S2 has a Halloween party, with DJs and drinks. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-late.
    S2
 
    • If you don't want to resign yourself to just one Halloween party this year then hop on then head to Bar Gatsby where there'll be a haunted party bus to take you to four different parties. Naturally it's fancy dress and there's shots and club entry included in the price. Tickets 100rmb or 180rmb (VIP, includes an hour of open bar) with RSVP, 150rmb or 250rmb (VIP) if you don't reserve. Reserve tickets here. Meet 9.15pm.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu

    If you don't want to resign yourself to just one Halloween party this year then hop on then head to Bar Gatsby where there'll be a haunted party bus to take you to four different parties. Naturally it's fancy dress and there's shots and...
    Bar Gatsby


Nov
01

    • Three-year anniversary of one of the best nights in Shanghai. Popasuda is DJ Skinny Brown and friends playing global bass shiz -- music with no English lyrics -- like Latin Bass, Dancehall, African trax, Reggae, Indian Bass, Brazilian beats, Azonto, Zouk, Kizimbo, and more. Here's a mixtape for a taste. Free entry, and possibly some free t-shirts and mixtapes. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Three-year anniversary of one of the best nights in Shanghai. Popasuda is DJ Skinny Brown and friends playing global bass shiz -- music with no English lyrics -- like Latin Bass, Dancehall, African trax, Reggae, Indian Bass, Brazilian...
    Dada

 
  • Music/fashion blog Yeti In The Basement take over Arkham for this Saturday Halloween party with three Parisian headliners -- French Fries and Aleqs Notal from the Clek Clek Boom label, and Victor Aime from Ed Banger. Support by Stanley and...
    Arkham

 
    • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai will be rolling out the red carpet for the 7th Annual Maple Leaf Ball at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Respected members of the Canadian and Chinese business community will be attending, as is tradition. The ball will feature a champagne reception; a gourmet dinner; free-flow wine, sparkling wine and beer; special guest appearances; live and silent auctions and more. Tickets are 1300rmb before Sept. 30 then 1400rmb after; CanCham members can get a ticket for 1000rmb before Sept 30. or 1100rmb after. Lasts 6.30pm-late.
      Grand Hyatt Jin Mao Tower, 53-87/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai will be rolling out the red carpet for the 7th Annual Maple Leaf Ball at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Respected members of the Canadian and Chinese business community will be attending, as is...
    Grand Hyatt
 
    • Pub Crawl Shanghai does a Halloween pub crawl, with a booze cruise going to three bars and a club. The 150rmb ticket gets you an hour of open bar at the first spot, plus free welcome shots at each bar and club. Or you can pay 80rmb and opt out of the open bar. Meeting time is 9pm and Bar Gatsby. Dress code: Halloween.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Pub Crawl Shanghai does a Halloween pub crawl, with a booze cruise going to three bars and a club. The 150rmb ticket gets you an hour of open bar at the first spot, plus free welcome shots at each bar and club. Or you can pay 80rmb and opt...
    Bar Gatsby
 
    • Paulaner does a Halloween party for the whole family. Free for kids under three, 70rmb for kids 3-9 years old, 100rmb for kids 10-15, and 220rmb for adults. That gets you buffet access, activities, a DIY monster bag, and movies. The restaurant's band will play some songs too. Parents get a discount on Paulaner Beer - .5L for 60rmb. Goes from 11am-3pm.
      Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu) 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Paulaner does a Halloween party for the whole family. Free for kids under three, 70rmb for kids 3-9 years old, 100rmb for kids 10-15, and 220rmb for adults. That gets you buffet access, activities, a DIY monster bag, and movies. The...
    Paulaner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu)

On
going

    • VUE Bar in Hyatt on the Bund is serving apple-themed cocktails for fall, like a green apple mojito made with mint and Manzana liqueur, and apple-tini made apple purée and vodka, or Apple Flush made with Canadian Club with lime purée and green apple liqueur. Admission is 100rmb per person. Price includes a cocktail.
      VUE (Bar) Hyatt on the Bund, 32-33/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu

    VUE Bar in Hyatt on the Bund is serving apple-themed cocktails for fall, like a green apple mojito made with mint and Manzana liqueur, and apple-tini made apple purée and vodka, or Apple Flush made with Canadian Club with lime purée and...
    Daily until Oct 31 at VUE (Bar)

 
 
    • If you're willing to get up and try and make people laugh for five minutes then you get a free beer. If not then go along to watch others try. You never know you might get talent spotted. And even if you don't they have 3rmb chicken wings. Free; 6pm-midnight.
      Zapata's 5 Hengshan Lu, near Dongping Lu

    If you're willing to get up and try and make people laugh for five minutes then you get a free beer. If not then go along to watch others try. You never know you might get talent spotted. And even if you don't they have 3rmb chicken wings....
    Daily until Oct 30 at Zapata's

 
    • Every Wednesday night, Bar Gatsby on Dagu Lu does free flow Mojitos from 8-9pm. Totally free. Just show up and get sloshed. After that, Mojitos and Gatsby Libres are 80rmb for two glasses.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Every Wednesday night, Bar Gatsby on Dagu Lu does free flow Mojitos from 8-9pm. Totally free. Just show up and get sloshed. After that, Mojitos and Gatsby Libres are 80rmb for two glasses.
    Every Wed until Nov 30 at Bar Gatsby
 
  • Shanghai's only Punch Bar is devoting itself to inebriating all the fine folks of Shanghai. Discounts on selected Punch, 30rmb house pours and wines and discounts on beer! Plus Malibu will flow like the Huang Pu river.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Logan's Punch

 
    • 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

 
    • Here's the replacement for Mural's famous and now dead open bar - a rock night. Every Friday they've got cover band The Gooda Boys playing their reinterpretations of rock classics. Goes from 9pm–late. Cover is 50rmb including a drink. Ladies get a free cocktail before 12am, too.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,

    Here's the replacement for Mural's famous and now dead open bar - a rock night. Every Friday they've got cover band The Gooda Boys playing their reinterpretations of rock classics. Goes from 9pm–late. Cover is 50rmb including a drink....
    Every Fri until Dec 1 at Mural

 
    • Every day at Masse billiard hall on Jinxian Lu, all drinks are two for one. Premium pours are discounted by 30%. Mon–Sat, 5-8pm. Sun, 2–8pm.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every day at Masse billiard hall on Jinxian Lu, all drinks are two for one. Premium pours are discounted by 30%. Mon–Sat, 5-8pm. Sun, 2–8pm.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Masse
 
    • Logo on Xingfu Lu launches a new Sunday night concept. Producer/DJ Allen wolf will play deep house, minimal tech, 90s hip hop, and trap, plus the place is open to new DJs who want to practice. And they've got open mic if you feel like rapping.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu

    Logo on Xingfu Lu launches a new Sunday night concept. Producer/DJ Allen wolf will play deep house, minimal tech, 90s hip hop, and trap, plus the place is open to new DJs who want to practice. And they've got open mic if you feel like...
    Every Sun until Jan 1 at LOgO (Xingfu 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 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.
    Every Sun until Nov 30 at Windows Scoreboard

 
    • 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.
    Every Thu until Dec 1 at Bar Rouge

 
    • Every Friday night after the rock bands finish, Mao Livehouse turns into "Shanghai's biggest dancefloor," with DJs spinning heavy techno beats from 11pm–5am or later. Cover is 50rmb per person. Starts at 11pm. DJs include Calvin Z, Arcee, and Mao Mao (not to be confused with DJ Mau Mau).
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Every Friday night after the rock bands finish, Mao Livehouse turns into "Shanghai's biggest dancefloor," with DJs spinning heavy techno beats from 11pm–5am or later. Cover is 50rmb per person. Starts at 11pm. DJs include Calvin Z,...
    Every Fri until Jan 1 at MAO Livehouse

 
    • Every Monday night, popular Yongfu Lu spot The Apartment does two-for-one mojitos. That's by the glass or by the pitcher. That plus performances. Starts at 8pm and goes until the wheels fall off.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Monday night, popular Yongfu Lu spot The Apartment does two-for-one mojitos. That's by the glass or by the pitcher. That plus performances. Starts at 8pm and goes until the wheels fall off.
    Every Mon until Feb 3 at The Apartment
 
    • Every Wednesday night, this sports dive with decent cheap bar food hosts a peer pong tournament from 9.30pm on. Pay 50rmb and get beer for the tournament. Winner gets a 300rmb bar tab, and second prize gets 100rmb bar tab. Registration goes from 8–9pm.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu

    Every Wednesday night, this sports dive with decent cheap bar food hosts a peer pong tournament from 9.30pm on. Pay 50rmb and get beer for the tournament. Winner gets a 300rmb bar tab, and second prize gets 100rmb bar tab. Registration...
    Every Wed until Dec 31 at Windows Scoreboard

 
    • Hip hop with a live band and freestyle MCs every Thursday night at Logo. Anyone can participate, either by rapping, playing an instrument, or dancing. Band is led by pianist Byron Hill. Entry is free. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu

    Hip hop with a live band and freestyle MCs every Thursday night at Logo. Anyone can participate, either by rapping, playing an instrument, or dancing. Band is led by pianist Byron Hill. Entry is free. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Thu until Jan 1 at LOgO (Xingfu 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.
      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

 
  • Every Thursday night CA Club in Xintiandi has a hip hop/trap/twerk/funk party with DJs Michelle Grant and Rocky Ross. There's tables and sofas but a decent sized dance floor too. Entry is free. Party starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Thu until Jan 1 at CA Club

 
    • 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
 
    • This hip hop club does free drinks for students every Wednesday night before 1am. Gotta bring a student ID for that. Expect old and new hip hop and R&B from DJ DOQ. Dress code = no sandals. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    This hip hop club does free drinks for students every Wednesday night before 1am. Gotta bring a student ID for that. Expect old and new hip hop and R&B from DJ DOQ. Dress code = no sandals. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Jan 1 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • Every Tuesday night, hip hop club Monkey Champagne provides the dangerous combination of unlimited vodka shots and open decks for aspiring DJs. A bit about the gear: Pioneer mixer with effects, CDJ-2000s, and Technics 1200s. Starts at 9pm and goes late, every Tuesday. Could be a good look for those looking to practice in the club.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    Every Tuesday night, hip hop club Monkey Champagne provides the dangerous combination of unlimited vodka shots and open decks for aspiring DJs. A bit about the gear: Pioneer mixer with effects, CDJ-2000s, and Technics 1200s. Starts at 9pm...
    Every Tue until Jan 1 at Monkey Champagne

 
    • 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 Eco City, 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
 
    • Sunday afternoon party at this lush garden bar on Yongjia Lu. They've got Edamame spinning deep, soulful house and afro, plus 100rmb gets you three Asahi drafts or glasses of red/white wine. No cover, good times. Goes from 4–9pm. If it rains, they've got covering so no worries.
      Shari Garden Bar 630 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    Sunday afternoon party at this lush garden bar on Yongjia Lu. They've got Edamame spinning deep, soulful house and afro, plus 100rmb gets you three Asahi drafts or glasses of red/white wine. No cover, good times. Goes from 4–9pm. If it...
    Every Sun until Nov 30 at Shari Garden Bar

 
  • Every Wednesday night, The Spot hosts a pool tourney. Also, buy an burger set (except the King Kong) and get a half a liter of Tiger draft beer for free. Available 5–10pm.
    Every Wed until Mar 25 at The Spot
 
    • Every week Wednesday to Sunday Masse will be having comedy nights. Thursday is improv night while the rest are just good old-fashioned stand-up. Wednesday and Sunday are open mic nights and are free, the others are 50rmb to go. For start times check the flyer.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Every week Wednesday to Sunday Masse will be having comedy nights. Thursday is improv night while the rest are just good old-fashioned stand-up. Wednesday and Sunday are open mic nights and are free, the others are 50rmb to go. For start...
    Daily until Feb 28 at Masse

 
    • 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 Thursday, this hip hop club on Donghu Lu has a free open bar for ladies before 1am. Misloop is on deck dropping hip hop, R&B, and whatever new tracks she's feeling. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Thursday, this hip hop club on Donghu Lu has a free open bar for ladies before 1am. Misloop is on deck dropping hip hop, R&B, and whatever new tracks she's feeling. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Thu until Feb 1 at Monkey Champagne
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • This lazer tag spot does a couple of 100rmb all-you-can_____ deals every Monday–Wednesday. 100rmb gets you all-you-can-play lazer tag, which is pretty fun. Throw down another 100rmb and get all you can drink Tiger beer.
      X Club B/1, 366 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

    This lazer tag spot does a couple of 100rmb all-you-can_____ deals every Monday–Wednesday. 100rmb gets you all-you-can-play lazer tag, which is pretty fun. Throw down another 100rmb and get all you can drink Tiger beer.
    Every Mon, Tue, Wed until Jan 31 at X Club

 
    • Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
      Dreikronen 1308 Brauhaus 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
    Daily until Apr 1 at Dreikronen 1308 Brauhaus
 
    • This speakeasy themed bar does half-priced drinks for ladies, fortune telling, unspecified "gifts", and French oysters for 10rmb every Thursday night from 6–10pm. Free entry.
      Mr Pitt No. 10, 600 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Wuding Lu
    This speakeasy themed bar does half-priced drinks for ladies, fortune telling, unspecified "gifts", and French oysters for 10rmb every Thursday night from 6–10pm. Free entry.
    Every Thu until Apr 1 at Mr Pitt
 
 
  • Mojitos made with Diplomatico rum are 25rmb from 7–9pm every Sunday night. Latin food available too.
    Daily until May 10 at El Bodegon
 
    • One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of place. A lot of DJs and crews in Shanghai got their start here, so it's worth checking out. Free entry. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

    One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of...
    Every Fri until May 1 at C's

 
    • Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
    Every Mon until Jun 30 at The Apartment
 
  • 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
 
    • 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 Mar 30 at The Boulevard
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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

Nov 14

Ajinai 2014

Traditional Mongolian music meets the 21st century at the QSW. Ajinai formed in Beijing in 2009 and features members from across China playing traditional instruments and showcasing their throat-singing skills.

Oct 24

DJ Sasha 2014

DJ Sasha returns to Shanghai. The Grammy-nominated Welshman is an old-school house/trance superstar who sold-out the megaclubs and stadiums way before the term "EDM" even existed. This is a big one.

Oct 25-26

Giselle 2014

Some call Giselle "the Hamlet of ballet." It originally premiered in 1841, and now the Dutch National Ballet brings its 21st Century version to Shanghai at the Lyric theatre.


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