Sat
23

    • Dada Bar. It's an institution. A high-end dive. A place for good music and bad decisions. They're turning five years old on Saturday, with a bunch of old school heads who don't really DJ there much these days: Carl Lorimer (ex-DKD resident), Brain (one of the owners), Bacon SoundSpade, Kodama (Magic Garden), Compact Dicks, Ozone, and more TBA. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes very late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Dada Bar. It's an institution. A high-end dive. A place for good music and bad decisions. They're turning five years old on Saturday, with a bunch of old school heads who don't really DJ there much these days: Carl Lorimer (ex-DKD...
    Dada

 
    • You don't need to fly to Yunnan to experience its dynamic culture - this show is bringing a heavy dose of Shangri-La straight to Shanghai. The world-renowned live dance and music show combines stage, ecology, hundreds of light effects, loads of silk, and 68 different kinds of drums. Fun for the whole family. Tickets start at 80rmb on SmartTicket; show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    You don't need to fly to Yunnan to experience its dynamic culture - this show is bringing a heavy dose of Shangri-La straight to Shanghai. The world-renowned live dance and music show combines stage, ecology, hundreds of light effects,...
    Shanghai Culture Square
 
    • Dublin native Shit Robot drops his weird strain of left-field house, disco, and techno over at popular house club Lola. He's released a lot of tunes on James Murphy's DFA label, and fans of The Juan Maclean, Todd Terje, and LCD Soundsystem will find much to like here. Cover is 50rmb. Support by Alecs Marta and Frank Costello.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Dublin native Shit Robot drops his weird strain of left-field house, disco, and techno over at popular house club Lola. He's released a lot of tunes on James Murphy's DFA label, and fans of The Juan Maclean, Todd Terje, and LCD Soundsystem...
    Lola

 
    • The Beijing Punk Festival has been running for over ten years, and its Shanghai cousin returns for year three at Yuyintang with a bunch of bands from all over China. Music by Rolling Bowling (Rockabilly), Early Bus (Ska), The Survivor, Chaos Mind (Nu-Metal), Gum Bleed, Monkey Shine (Melodic Punk), YWCT, PVA (punk metal). Ticket is 150rmb including a free shot. *This is a daytime show* that starts at 3pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    The Beijing Punk Festival has been running for over ten years, and its Shanghai cousin returns for year three at Yuyintang with a bunch of bands from all over China. Music by Rolling Bowling (Rockabilly), Early Bus (Ska), The Survivor,...
    Yuyintang

 
    • This sounds weird and cool – the first ever international Internet water balloon games happening this Saturday. So this is Shanghai vs. Cincinnati, via Skype. Basement6 will be projected onto a wall in Cincinnati and vice versa, and the teams throw water balloons at the wall. They have hundreds of water balloons and raincoats. Starts at 8pm sharp, totally free.
      Basement6 Art Collective Basement, Bldg 6, 1643 Huashan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu

    This sounds weird and cool – the first ever international Internet water balloon games happening this Saturday. So this is Shanghai vs. Cincinnati, via Skype. Basement6 will be projected onto a wall in Cincinnati and vice versa, and the...
    Basement6 Art Collective

 
    • Classic Fuxing Lu jazz bar JZ does a tribute to the classic, groovy sounds of Blue Note Records and Hard Bop. Show starts at 11pm and cover is 50rmb. Band includes Wilson Chen on Alto Sax, Toby Mak on Trumpet, Reny on Tenor Sax, Danny Zanker on Bass, Mark Fitzgibbon on Piano, Hu QingWen on Trombone, and Jalill on Drums, plus Jasmine Chen on vocals.
      JZ Club 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu

    Classic Fuxing Lu jazz bar JZ does a tribute to the classic, groovy sounds of Blue Note Records and Hard Bop. Show starts at 11pm and cover is 50rmb. Band includes Wilson Chen on Alto Sax, Toby Mak on Trumpet, Reny on Tenor Sax, Danny...
    JZ Club

 
    • Grime, footwork, bass, and beats at this underground club on Yongfu Lu. DJs are Downstate, Faded Ghost, Alta, Aivilox, and Drunk Monk. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Grime, footwork, bass, and beats at this underground club on Yongfu Lu. DJs are Downstate, Faded Ghost, Alta, Aivilox, and Drunk Monk. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    The Shelter
 
    • MYST brings in English EDM producer and DJ Gareth Emery. He's been ranked in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs since 2009, peaking at #7 in 2010. He's a classically trained musician, with millions of YouTube views. Here's his Soundcloud for a taste of the goods. He has a song called "Beautiful Rage". Cover is 150mb including a drink. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      MYST 1123 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

    MYST brings in English EDM producer and DJ Gareth Emery. He's been ranked in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs since 2009, peaking at #7 in 2010. He's a classically trained musician, with millions of YouTube views. Here's his Soundcloud for a...
    MYST

 
    • Shanghai-based record label Manchu brings in their first international guest -- Sweden's Özgür Can. He does Swedish techno and bass music. Take a listen to his Soundcloud right here for a taste. Free entry before 11pm, then it's 50rmb including a shot after that. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by DJ Chewie dropping a birthday set.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Shanghai-based record label Manchu brings in their first international guest -- Sweden's Özgür Can. He does Swedish techno and bass music. Take a listen to his Soundcloud right here for a taste. Free entry before 11pm, then it's 50rmb...
    Arkham

 
    • Gay social networking app Jack'D does a party with Eastern European dancers doing a "glory show." DJ Rocky Ross is dropping house and pop. The first 120 customers who are Jack'D members get an extra drink for free. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 60rmb including a drink.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Gay social networking app Jack'D does a party with Eastern European dancers doing a "glory show." DJ Rocky Ross is dropping house and pop. The first 120 customers who are Jack'D members get an extra drink for free. Starts at 10pm and goes...
    390 Panyu Lu

 
    • Bar Rouge and MVP doing a latin-themed party called Fiesta in the hot month of August. Caliente. Music by DJ Tuto plus some dance performances. Free entry if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise it's 100rmb at the door.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Bar Rouge and MVP doing a latin-themed party called Fiesta in the hot month of August. Caliente. Music by DJ Tuto plus some dance performances. Free entry if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise it's 100rmb at the door.
    Bar Rouge

 
    • Apparently DJs don't dance, according to this party name. Music by Laura Ingalls, Kaka, and Jay D. Likely house music all nite long. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 30rmb including a cocktail.
      Lune 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu
    Apparently DJs don't dance, according to this party name. Music by Laura Ingalls, Kaka, and Jay D. Likely house music all nite long. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 30rmb including a cocktail.
    Lune
 
    • Another pre-party for the upcoming Yinyang Music Festival in Tianjin over the Mid-Autumn holiday. For this, they've got 14 of the artists and organizers dropping thirty minute sets and knowledge. Also, they're giving away five tickets to the festival. Music by Jasmine Li, Lina K, Heatwolves, Below Surface, Nasty Nate, Florian Bo, Roo, T-Denis, Electronail, Silicone Noise, Rainbow High,Challop, and T-Meum. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      D9 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    Another pre-party for the upcoming Yinyang Music Festival in Tianjin over the Mid-Autumn holiday. For this, they've got 14 of the artists and organizers dropping thirty minute sets and knowledge. Also, they're giving away five tickets to...
    D9


Sun
24

    • Shanghai's longest running comedy open mic has another open mic every Sunday at the Kung Fu Komedy Club, hosted by KFK founder Andy Curtain. Featured comics, international headliners, first-timers, and everyone in between. Starts at 7pm every Sunday. Free entry and free to perform. If you'd like to do a set, you can book a five-minute slot right here.
      The Kung Fu Komedy Club 5/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Shanghai's longest running comedy open mic has another open mic every Sunday at the Kung Fu Komedy Club, hosted by KFK founder Andy Curtain. Featured comics, international headliners, first-timers, and everyone in between. Starts at 7pm...
    The Kung Fu Komedy Club

 
    • Vinyl collectors gathering in the afternoon to play some of their most treasured discs. No real music policy, just "Sunday music." Soul, Folk, Jazz, Library, Soundtracks, Reggae, World Music, Early Electronics, Ambient, anything really. Food by Pie Society and Jameson's selling whiskey with lime and ginger for 20rmb. Non-smoking before 9pm. Music by Yosuke, Bobby Sleepless, Santo Chino, V-Nutz, Ben Huang, Alan Shanyinde, Sacco, Nat Alexander, and Drunk Monk. Free entry, goes from 2pm–11pm.
      Yuncai Cafe 260 Changshou Lu, near Xikang Lu

    Vinyl collectors gathering in the afternoon to play some of their most treasured discs. No real music policy, just "Sunday music." Soul, Folk, Jazz, Library, Soundtracks, Reggae, World Music, Early Electronics, Ambient, anything really....
    Yuncai Cafe

 
    • Pool parties at the Pudong Shangri-La continue, as long as it doesn't rain. Free entrance from noon until 1 pm with the password MVP, otherwise it's 150 rmb including a glass of champagne. Starts at noon and goes until 6pm. Music by John Avolio and Love Bang Soundsystem.
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu

    Pool parties at the Pudong Shangri-La continue, as long as it doesn't rain. Free entrance from noon until 1 pm with the password MVP, otherwise it's 150 rmb including a glass of champagne. Starts at noon and goes until 6pm. Music by John...
    Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai

 
    • Sunday comedy show at 390, with recent graduates from the ZMACK improv comedy school. Free entry, plus some food and drink specials. Audience participation encouraged. Starts at 6pm and goes for a few hours.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Sunday comedy show at 390, with recent graduates from the ZMACK improv comedy school. Free entry, plus some food and drink specials. Audience participation encouraged. Starts at 6pm and goes for a few hours.
    390 Panyu Lu

 
    • Every Sunday night, new club Diva (located where 88 used to be) has free drinks for all men from 10pm–1am. Standard drinks are whiskey, rum, gin, or tequila with any soft drink. No cover. Just show up and do your worst.
      Diva 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    Every Sunday night, new club Diva (located where 88 used to be) has free drinks for all men from 10pm–1am. Standard drinks are whiskey, rum, gin, or tequila with any soft drink. No cover. Just show up and do your worst.
    Diva

Tue
26

    • Art collective Basement6's monthly film night is back. This month features a collection of short films from Spain. Some of the films include Bird Boy, What's Your Favorite Color, and I have to kill Maria. More info here. Free entry. Starts at 8pm and "sangria will be involved."
      Basement6 Art Collective Basement, Bldg 6, 1643 Huashan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Art collective Basement6's monthly film night is back. This month features a collection of short films from Spain. Some of the films include Bird Boy, What's Your Favorite Color, and I have to kill Maria. More info here. Free entry. Starts...
    Basement6 Art Collective

 
 
    • This Bund venue does a film night dedicated to one of the best contemporary American film director: Martin Scorsese. On Aug 29 they're showing the classic Raging Bull from 1980 then on Sept 2 they've got Goodfellas from 1990. Great films. Free entry. Screening starts at 8pm.
      Eight Art Hotel 7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu

    This Bund venue does a film night dedicated to one of the best contemporary American film director: Martin Scorsese. On Aug 29 they're showing the classic Raging Bull from 1980 then on Sept 2 they've got Goodfellas from 1990. Great films....
    Eight Art Hotel


Wed
27

    • The Shanghai Oriental Art Center presents a night of nonstop 1950s rock jams for the whole family. Expect all the classics performed live, like "Tutti Frutti", "Rollover Beethoven", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Jailhouse Rock". Basically, a real life jukebox. Tickets start at just 80rmb, available right here on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    The Shanghai Oriental Art Center presents a night of nonstop 1950s rock jams for the whole family. Expect all the classics performed live, like "Tutti Frutti", "Rollover Beethoven", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Jailhouse Rock". Basically,...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

 
    • 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...
    Windows Scoreboard


Thu
28

    • Dancepunk band !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") comes to Shanghai for the first time. They had some big singles in the early aughts, combining disco, house, and live guitars. Really good stuff, and probably a mental live show. Tickets are 150rmb presale, 200rmb at the door. Pre-sale tickets available here. Show starts at 9pm.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Dancepunk band !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") comes to Shanghai for the first time. They had some big singles in the early aughts, combining disco, house, and live guitars. Really good stuff, and probably a mental live show. Tickets are...
    MAO Livehouse

 
    • DJs Thoma Cher and Charp continue their popular weekly night at Lola. Deep disco, Deep House and dancefloor-friendly electronica. One of the mid-week nights for those looking to dance because this usually draws a late crowd. This time they're joined by veteran Beijing DJ Yang Bing. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover.
      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, Deep House and dancefloor-friendly electronica. One of the mid-week nights for those looking to dance because this usually draws a late crowd. This time...
    Lola

 
    • UK Bass music and gar-age in a bomb shelter. The Push and Pull crew drop everything from old grime to DMZ records to the newest shiz coming out of the London underground. Affable fellows running the night, too. This month they're joined by ADO8, a resident at STD and his own Lo-Fai night. Cover is 20rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Get a taste of the sounds here.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    UK Bass music and gar-age in a bomb shelter. The Push and Pull crew drop everything from old grime to DMZ records to the newest shiz coming out of the London underground. Affable fellows running the night, too. This month they're joined by...
    The Shelter

 
    • Kele Okereke, lead singer and guitarist of popular mid-aughts UK band Bloc Party, comes to Shanghai for his first ever China DJ set. He's recently released an EP of house tunes called "Candy Flip" on Crosstown Rebels and he's in Shanghai courtesy of FakeLoveMusic, the same folks who brought in Hot Chip, CSS, and Friendly Fires. Expect house and indie dance tunes. Goes from 9pm to 3am. Price: 100rmb presale otherwise 170rmb at the door.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Kele Okereke, lead singer and guitarist of popular mid-aughts UK band Bloc Party, comes to Shanghai for his first ever China DJ set. He's recently released an EP of house tunes called "Candy Flip" on Crosstown Rebels and he's in Shanghai...
    Arkham
 
    • Dedicated to newcomers in Shanghai, Apero Caprice is a meet and greet for new people to make new friends. Mainly French but they also speak English. More on their Facebook group "Caprice@Shanghai", and blog http://caprice.over-blog.net/.
      Paris Tour 99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu

    Dedicated to newcomers in Shanghai, Apero Caprice is a meet and greet for new people to make new friends. Mainly French but they also speak English. More on their Facebook group "Caprice@Shanghai", and blog http://caprice.over-blog.net/.
    Paris Tour


Fri
29

 
    • Finnish erotic metal band HIM, who formed in 1991 and went on to sell millions of albums around the world, return to the PRC for another show after their Strawberry Festival appearance. Expect all the hits, like "Right Here In My Arms", "Razorblade Kiss", and "Buried Alive By Love". Show starts at 9pm. Pre-sale tickets start at 380rmb, available on SmartTicket soon.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Finnish erotic metal band HIM, who formed in 1991 and went on to sell millions of albums around the world, return to the PRC for another show after their Strawberry Festival appearance. Expect all the hits, like "Right Here In My Arms",...
    MAO Livehouse

 
    • American three-piece experimental rock/electronic band Liars play their first ever show in China. They've been together since 2000, releasing critically acclaimed albums like They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. Show starts at 9pm, and we'll have pre-sale tickets for 150rmb soon. Door tickets are 200rmb.
      QSW Culture Centre 179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

    American three-piece experimental rock/electronic band Liars play their first ever show in China. They've been together since 2000, releasing critically acclaimed albums like They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. Show...
    QSW Culture Centre

 
    • Charity event for local animal adoption group SCAA. 100% of the door money goes towards food & medical costs for animals in need of adoption. DJs are Downstate, Heatwolves, American Booze DJs, and Sacco. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Charity event for local animal adoption group SCAA. 100% of the door money goes towards food & medical costs for animals in need of adoption. DJs are Downstate, Heatwolves, American Booze DJs, and Sacco. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    390 Panyu Lu

 
    • The monthly house/techno party Footprint brings in German DJ/Producer Agent. Here's a podcast he did a few weeks ago that starts off with a Moodymann track. He's joined by Shanghai veteran producer Steven Lorenz, who just returned from studying music production in London. Mia and Misloop are on deck as well, with VJ Scarlett on VJ duties. Cover is 50rmb pre-sale, available right here. If you can't read Chinese or use the interwebs, you can email footprintsession@gmail.com and Yvonne will sort you out. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    The monthly house/techno party Footprint brings in German DJ/Producer Agent. Here's a podcast he did a few weeks ago that starts off with a Moodymann track. He's joined by Shanghai veteran producer Steven Lorenz, who just returned from...
    Arkham

 
    • The Shelter's weekly hip hop night Come Correct has a monthly weekend party too. This month they have guest DJ hBd, DJ Kin from uDance, a live show by The Ascendants, and a beatbox show by Dirty Mouth. Expect a lot of local dance crews and hip hop heads, but don't expect any new hits. Good times. Show starts at 10pm and the cover charge is 40rmb.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    The Shelter's weekly hip hop night Come Correct has a monthly weekend party too. This month they have guest DJ hBd, DJ Kin from uDance, a live show by The Ascendants, and a beatbox show by Dirty Mouth. Expect a lot of local dance crews and...
    The Shelter
 
    • M2 brings in up-and-coming techno producer Rebekah, who's played at world-class venues like Berghain in Berlin and Cocoon Club. Take a listen to her Soundcloud right here for a taste. Starts at 10pm and goes late Price TBA, but expect a cover charge.
      M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu

    M2 brings in up-and-coming techno producer Rebekah, who's played at world-class venues like Berghain in Berlin and Cocoon Club. Take a listen to her Soundcloud right here for a taste. Starts at 10pm and goes late Price TBA, but expect a...
    M2 (Hong Kong Plaza)

 
    • Here's another pre-party for that Yinyang festival happening in Tianjin during the Mid-Autumn holiday. This one happens at The Mansion, an all-night party villa in Hongqiao. Interestingly, they're saying "there will be NO showcase of commercial EDM." As usual it's 100rmb including five drinks. Starts at 10pm and goes till 10am. Music by Dexter, The Uhhh, Catchoumi, Heatwolves, K.O.O.S., Rainbow High, T-Denis, Challop, and T-Meum. Entry is 100rmb, including five drinks.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    Here's another pre-party for that Yinyang festival happening in Tianjin during the Mid-Autumn holiday. This one happens at The Mansion, an all-night party villa in Hongqiao. Interestingly, they're saying "there will be NO showcase of...
    The Mansion

 
    • Red-town live house On-Stage brings in up-and-coming guitarist Jimmy Wang from Yunnan. Support from duet Sim&Jess from Taizhou city, and On-Stage veteran James Zhou. They're calling it a soul-filled acoustic evening. Cover is 50rmb, including a coupon for 20rmb off a drink. Starts at 8.30pm sharp.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
    Red-town live house On-Stage brings in up-and-coming guitarist Jimmy Wang from Yunnan. Support from duet Sim&Jess from Taizhou city, and On-Stage veteran James Zhou. They're calling it a soul-filled acoustic evening. Cover is 50rmb,...
    On Stage
 
    • The Spot has a ladies night and August birthday bash in one night. Music by El Quatro Band, DORIN the B-boy from Romania, and VDJ Clint. People with an August birthday can email anna@thespot.com.cn for some special deals. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    The Spot has a ladies night and August birthday bash in one night. Music by El Quatro Band, DORIN the B-boy from Romania, and VDJ Clint. People with an August birthday can email anna@thespot.com.cn for some special deals. Starts at 10pm...
    The Spot

Sat
30

    • One of Shanghai's veteran DJs – Laura Ingalls a.k.a. Raph from the Acid Pony Club – quits the DJ biz. Peace out, suckers. He's doing an all night long DJ set that will probably travel from italo disco to Chicago drill music. He's backed by the Rescale VJ Team doing live cinema and an analog video installation. 30rmb at the door. Recommended.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    One of Shanghai's veteran DJs – Laura Ingalls a.k.a. Raph from the Acid Pony Club – quits the DJ biz. Peace out, suckers. He's doing an all night long DJ set that will probably travel from italo disco to Chicago drill music. He's...
    The Shelter

 
    • Live Indian classical/semi-classical music from 4–7pm followed by an Indian buffet dinner. We've been to one of these and it's good times. Food comes from Masala Art. Tickets are 280rmb/380rmb per person. Goes from 4–8pm. For more info, contact Debarati Ghosh at 13062770217.
      Shanghai Center Theatre 1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu

    Live Indian classical/semi-classical music from 4–7pm followed by an Indian buffet dinner. We've been to one of these and it's good times. Food comes from Masala Art. Tickets are 280rmb/380rmb per person. Goes from 4–8pm. For more...
    Shanghai Center Theatre

 
    • House music all night long, with some techno and disco too, from Carlos (Rainbow Disco Club) and Lindberg (Same As It Ever Was). Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    House music all night long, with some techno and disco too, from Carlos (Rainbow Disco Club) and Lindberg (Same As It Ever Was). Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Dada
 
    • The Italian trash-chic party a.k.a. Rossetto plays D9. Lots of funky electro, indie tunes and Italian Icons classics, hashtag mediaplayer style. Dress code: hashtag fabulous.
      D9 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    The Italian trash-chic party a.k.a. Rossetto plays D9. Lots of funky electro, indie tunes and Italian Icons classics, hashtag mediaplayer style. Dress code: hashtag fabulous.
    D9
 
  • This monthly rock showcase continues at one of Shanghai's oldest rock venues, located right smack on the middle of Xujiahui. This month they've got four bands: Next Years Love (Synth Rock/Indie), Mo Fei (Post Rock), Dahlia Rosea, and The...
    Harley's Bar


On
going

  • The German Tent "Bräugaudi", organzied by the German Chamber of Commerce and German Industry & Commerce Greater Shanghai, will again offer typical German beer tent atmosphere with a German Oktoberfest band, authentic decorations, draft...
    Daily until Aug 24 at SmSh Territory
 
    • This Belgian beer café at the Jing'an Kerry Center has a new lunch buffet. For 78rmb you get all you can eat buffet, soup, salad, bread, and more. Add 40rmb to get a main course and a soft drink. Good from 11.30am–2.30pm.
      Belgian Beer Cafe Leuven Kerry Centre Jing'An, E1-09, E2-08, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu Store Entrance on Tongren Lu
    This Belgian beer café at the Jing'an Kerry Center has a new lunch buffet. For 78rmb you get all you can eat buffet, soup, salad, bread, and more. Add 40rmb to get a main course and a soft drink. Good from 11.30am–2.30pm.
    Daily until Aug 31 at Belgian Beer Cafe Leuven
 
    • 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...
    Daily until Aug 30 at 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.
    Daily until Aug 31 at VUE (Bar)
 
    • All month at BnC Bar you can get Tiger draft beers buy one get one free for only 35rmb. Good cheap deal in one of the friendliest bars in town.
      BnC (Xikang Lu) 685 Xikang Lu, near Changping Lu
    All month at BnC Bar you can get Tiger draft beers buy one get one free for only 35rmb. Good cheap deal in one of the friendliest bars in town.
    Daily until Aug 31 at BnC (Xikang Lu)
 
  • Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Sasha's on Dongping Lu is giving away one free glass of Liefmans Fruitesse Belgian beer from 6 to 8pm. Every guests first Liefmans beer is free.
    Every Mon, Tue, Thu until Sep 11 at Sasha's
 
    • 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

 
    • HUNT does a new straight-friendly/mixed crowd queer party whose "goal is not to cater the gay hook-up culture, but to celebrate the more cult/campy side of gay culture unapologetically. We want to make the gay/queer party so wicked that the straights and squares would love to come and have fun with us." Starts at 10pm with a late happy hour until 11pm. No cover. Music is classic house and disco peanut butter crack sandwich by Baroque and Rococo.
      D9 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    HUNT does a new straight-friendly/mixed crowd queer party whose "goal is not to cater the gay hook-up culture, but to celebrate the more cult/campy side of gay culture unapologetically. We want to make the gay/queer party so wicked that...
    Every Fri until Oct 1 at D9

 
    • Every Tuesday–Friday this tapas spot on Huaihai Lu near Shanghai Library does buy-one-get-one on beer and 35rmb for a glass of house wine. Offer good from 4–10pm.
      Macasa 1690 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Hunan Lu
    Every Tuesday–Friday this tapas spot on Huaihai Lu near Shanghai Library does buy-one-get-one on beer and 35rmb for a glass of house wine. Offer good from 4–10pm.
    Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri until Oct 1 at Macasa
 
  • 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. For the month of August, they have Frank Bray singing some New York classics.
      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. For the month of August,...
    Every Tue until Sep 1 at The Apartment

 
    • 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

 
    • 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. BONUS - they do free Asahi draft for all from 4–5pm. 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. BONUS - they do free Asahi draft for all from...
    Every Sun until Oct 1 at Shari Garden Bar

 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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 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

 
    • 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

 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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

 
  • 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 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
  • Brick celebrates summer with nightly specials, buy one get one free for 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
 
    • 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

Sep 5

TOE China Tour

First ever Shanghai appearance of one of the biggest instrumental bands on this planet – Japan's TOE. Expect an intense post rock experience of beautiful harmonies performed by world class musicians.

Sept 25 - Oct 5

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's thrilling and stylish take on one of ballet's most loved classics comes to Shanghai this fall. This production of Black Swan has won over 30 international theater awards.

Sep 19-21

A Midsummer Night's Dream

This much loved romantic comedy comes to Shanghai as part of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration. Expect a surreal night of fairies, spells, lovers, and plenty of mischief. Limited engagement, three nights only.


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