Wed
17

    • Free wine! Free wine! It's from the South of France apparently. Could be from a goon bag for all we care, it's free! 7pm-9.30pm (damn that's a lot of time to drink wine).
      Just Grapes (Dagu Lu) 462 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Free wine! Free wine! It's from the South of France apparently. Could be from a goon bag for all we care, it's free! 7pm-9.30pm (damn that's a lot of time to drink wine).
    Just Grapes (Dagu Lu)

Thu
18

    • Bar Rouge and MVP celebrate two years of Girls Night out. From 9.30 pm ladies can nosh on canapés and drink signature cocktails while getting manicures and listening to DJ John Avolio. Free entrance until mignight wilth the password: MVP. Otherwise 100rmb entrance fee. Dress code: elegant, glamorous.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Bar Rouge and MVP celebrate two years of Girls Night out. From 9.30 pm ladies can nosh on canapés and drink signature cocktails while getting manicures and listening to DJ John Avolio. Free entrance until mignight wilth the password: MVP....
    Bar Rouge

 
    • Really nice Thursday disco booking down at Lola for their weekly Holy Sh*t party. This dude Sleazy McQueen has produced over 100 re-works and original tracks, from 70s funk to deep house. Check his Soundcloud here. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Really nice Thursday disco booking down at Lola for their weekly Holy Sh*t party. This dude Sleazy McQueen has produced over 100 re-works and original tracks, from 70s funk to deep house. Check his Soundcloud here. Cover is 50rmb. Starts...
    Lola

 
    • The monthly party for techno and tech house returns to the old bomb Shelter on Yongfu Lu. Music by Kaka, John Yang, Ben Huang, Misloop, and resident James Lealand. VJ Joi providing the visuals. Free entry before midnight, 20rmb after.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    The monthly party for techno and tech house returns to the old bomb Shelter on Yongfu Lu. Music by Kaka, John Yang, Ben Huang, Misloop, and resident James Lealand. VJ Joi providing the visuals. Free entry before midnight, 20rmb after.
    The Shelter

 
    • Bund club Cirque le Soir does a party with the wholesome theme "pussy riot - sexy nurses." They've got free Stoli vodka, candy from Papabubble, toys, gym sessions, spa vouchers, gifts, surprises, and music from "Sugar in da house." In other words - everything. Party open only to females from 9pm–11pm, then open for everyone. Cover is free. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu

    Bund club Cirque le Soir does a party with the wholesome theme "pussy riot - sexy nurses." They've got free Stoli vodka, candy from Papabubble, toys, gym sessions, spa vouchers, gifts, surprises, and music from "Sugar in da house." In...
    Cirque Le Soir

 
 
    • 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....
    Zapata's


Fri
19

    • In Footprint's style of combining local events with international bookings we see Martin Eyerer and six local acts taking to the stage. Eyerer is a big name in house and techno whilst the others you may have seen on many a night out such as Eden from URVC or Max Shen from Arkham itself. Presale is 60rmb, RSVP footprintsession@gmail.com or with Wechat before midnight. 100rmb on the door. Includes one free shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. No idea why. 10pm-late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    In Footprint's style of combining local events with international bookings we see Martin Eyerer and six local acts taking to the stage. Eyerer is a big name in house and techno whilst the others you may have seen on many a night out such...
    Arkham
 
    • Bar Rouge brings in down-tempo/post hip hop producer Wax Tailor in for a DJ set this Friday night. He's become quite the phenomenon, with some of his YouTube videos getting hits in the millions. Show starts at 10pm and goes late. Take a listen to his Soundcloud for a taste. Pre-sale tickets, available at Bar Rouge, are 130rmb. Door price is 200rmb. Support by DJ Keint and John Avolio.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Bar Rouge brings in down-tempo/post hip hop producer Wax Tailor in for a DJ set this Friday night. He's become quite the phenomenon, with some of his YouTube videos getting hits in the millions. Show starts at 10pm and goes late. Take a...
    Bar Rouge

 
    • Wonky Kong brings back NY bass music artist Drop The Lime, this time performing under his Curses alias. Sounds like bassline-heavy deep house with some jackin' elements, and should appeal to fans of Dusky and AUS recordings' output. Check out his Soundcloud for a bit of that. Support by Beardslap, Dman, Donn, Siesta, and Will A. Cover is 60rmb at the door. Starts at 10pm.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Wonky Kong brings back NY bass music artist Drop The Lime, this time performing under his Curses alias. Sounds like bassline-heavy deep house with some jackin' elements, and should appeal to fans of Dusky and AUS recordings' output. Check...
    The Shelter

 
    • Kung Fu Komedy club brings in New York-based standup comic Sheng Wang for three shows: Friday the 19th at 10pm and then Saturday the 20th at 8pm and 10pm. He's appeared on Comedy Central and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Tickets are 200rmb at the door or 170rmb pre-sale right here.
      The Kung Fu Komedy Club 5/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Kung Fu Komedy club brings in New York-based standup comic Sheng Wang for three shows: Friday the 19th at 10pm and then Saturday the 20th at 8pm and 10pm. He's appeared on Comedy Central and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Tickets are 200rmb...
    The Kung Fu Komedy Club

 
    • Friction Pony, a new collaboration with electronic dance music team Acid Pony Club, presents an experimental party band incorporating Chinese traditional music play JZ's On Stage. Show starts at 9pm. 50rmb at the door. 40rmb presale.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

    Friction Pony, a new collaboration with electronic dance music team Acid Pony Club, presents an experimental party band incorporating Chinese traditional music play JZ's On Stage. Show starts at 9pm. 50rmb at the door. 40rmb presale.
    On Stage

 
    • DJs Santo Chino and Lindberg returns to Dada with their "Same As It Ever Was" party -- a night of pure, unabashed guilty disco pleasures, some yacht rawk, some muzak. Expect Donna Summer, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads, and more good stuff. No cover. Starts 10pm.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    DJs Santo Chino and Lindberg returns to Dada with their "Same As It Ever Was" party -- a night of pure, unabashed guilty disco pleasures, some yacht rawk, some muzak. Expect Donna Summer, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads, and more good stuff....
    Dada

 
    • So NASA is this new club out in Chengdu founded by some DJs over there. They're bringing over one of their founders and residents - DJ Superbestfriend, co-founder of the D3F streetwear shop/brand, music editor, and hip hop lover. Free entry before midnight if you email guestlist@hiphophijack.com, otherwise it's 50rmb including a drink.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    So NASA is this new club out in Chengdu founded by some DJs over there. They're bringing over one of their founders and residents - DJ Superbestfriend, co-founder of the D3F streetwear shop/brand, music editor, and hip hop lover. Free...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • Bund club Cirque Le Soir turns one year old. They're throwing a two-day celebration, with the usual showgirls, little people, acrobats, clowns, and performances. Table reservations only. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu

    Bund club Cirque Le Soir turns one year old. They're throwing a two-day celebration, with the usual showgirls, little people, acrobats, clowns, and performances. Table reservations only. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Cirque Le Soir

 
    • Jing'an bar/restaurant The Spot turns eight years old. They'll have a raffle, performances, a give away, and more. Likely a DJ too. They're asking people to register by emailing invite@thespot.com.cn by September 17. Party starts at 9pm and goes late.
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    Jing'an bar/restaurant The Spot turns eight years old. They'll have a raffle, performances, a give away, and more. Likely a DJ too. They're asking people to register by emailing invite@thespot.com.cn by September 17. Party starts at 9pm...
    The Spot
 
    • Pub Crawl Shanghai does a sexy-nerd themed pub crawl. Suspenders, pocket protectors, and knee socks for the attire. As usual they roll around to three different bars and a club. Welcome shots at all the bars. Price is 200rmb including an hour of open bar, or 120rmb without the open bar. Anyone with a student ID gets a 50rmb discount. Starts at 9.30pm.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Pub Crawl Shanghai does a sexy-nerd themed pub crawl. Suspenders, pocket protectors, and knee socks for the attire. As usual they roll around to three different bars and a club. Welcome shots at all the bars. Price is 200rmb including an...
    Bar Gatsby
 
    • Kangaroo Bar hosts a bra-free party. Sounds classy. Arrive bra-less, and get free admission and drink. Everyone else pays 50rmb. Music by DJ Richa & Sax.
      Kangaroo Bar 35 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Lu
    Kangaroo Bar hosts a bra-free party. Sounds classy. Arrive bra-less, and get free admission and drink. Everyone else pays 50rmb. Music by DJ Richa & Sax.
    Kangaroo Bar
 
    • M1NT has a red riding hood themed party, with music by DJ Casio. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover. Tables can be booked by emailing bookings@m1ntglobal.com.
      M1NT 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu
    M1NT has a red riding hood themed party, with music by DJ Casio. Starts at 10pm and goes late. No cover. Tables can be booked by emailing bookings@m1ntglobal.com.
    M1NT
 
    • Scandinavia are a Punk Rock group who have just released their third album 'Big Noise!' Along with exclamation marks galore this group contains members from such former bands as The Green Partner and The Fascist Giraffe. The words upbeat swing are mentioned. 50rmb; 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    Scandinavia are a Punk Rock group who have just released their third album 'Big Noise!' Along with exclamation marks galore this group contains members from such former bands as The Green Partner and The Fascist Giraffe. The words upbeat...
    Yuyintang

Sat
20

    • Chinese music website Wooozy presents dynamic LA duo Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, aka Nguzunguzu performing "an eerie dose of deep electronics". Seriously good stuff - check out their music right here. Wooozy Residents DJ Sleepless, Deep 19, and Jackie will also be on deck. Price: 80rmb. Goes from 10pm to late.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Chinese music website Wooozy presents dynamic LA duo Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, aka Nguzunguzu performing "an eerie dose of deep electronics". Seriously good stuff - check out their music right here. Wooozy Residents DJ Sleepless, Deep...
    The Shelter

 
  • Big double-booking at this warehouse venue as 1LoveShanghai and Storm bring in trap producers Stooki Sound and club music don Girl Unit of the mighty Night Slugs label. Support by Cavia B2B Selecta Tsunano, Linfeng, Yeti B, Luce, and Love...
    Arkham

 
    • Hong Kong rock/noise pop band The Yours, now signed to Maybe Mars, roll through Yuyintang on their 2014 tour. They've opened for The Jesus & Mary Chain, British Sea Power, and other big bands. Take a listen to their music on Douban right here – sounds pretty good. Ticket is 60rmb at the door; show starts at 9pm. Support by The Wish.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    Hong Kong rock/noise pop band The Yours, now signed to Maybe Mars, roll through Yuyintang on their 2014 tour. They've opened for The Jesus & Mary Chain, British Sea Power, and other big bands. Take a listen to their music on Douban right...
    Yuyintang
 
    • X Club laser tag bar on Zhaojiabang Lu is relaunching. They've commissioned the artists from the Basement6 and MAMASans collectives to decorate the place into a "neon jungle." The event includes laser tag tourneys, neon painting, local food vendors, and "dangerously delicious jungle juice" (that probably means something with lots of booze. Music by Andy S, LoveBang Soundsystem, Kone Wong, and Misbehave. Free admission before 11pm. 50rmb after 11pm. Cost includes a drink. Teams can register by emailing info@xclubshanghai.com.
      X Club B/1, 366 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

    X Club laser tag bar on Zhaojiabang Lu is relaunching. They've commissioned the artists from the Basement6 and MAMASans collectives to decorate the place into a "neon jungle." The event includes laser tag tourneys, neon painting, local...
    X Club

 
    • This tapas restaurant and bar is doing a party with music, tapas, and Lucano cocktails at half price. Lucano is an Italian after-dinner liqueur made with herbs that dates back to the 19th century. Entry is free; event goes from 7pm–late.
      Malabar 1081 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
    This tapas restaurant and bar is doing a party with music, tapas, and Lucano cocktails at half price. Lucano is an Italian after-dinner liqueur made with herbs that dates back to the 19th century. Entry is free; event goes from 7pm–late.
    Malabar
 
    • S2 has a party called "We Are Young - Rock your Disney." Here's how they describe the party: "In the busy city all day long, do you think of all kinds of social pressure? Sweet recall childhood innocence, how many beautiful dreams! Numerous cute cartoon character ever to accompany us: Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck Donald Duck, Goofy (fly), Ariel (the little mermaid), Snow White, Snow White)... A carefree happy celebration, the grand opening in S2 r the world. Remove fatigue, seek a unruly heart that belongs to you!" Yeah. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Free entry.
      S2 6/F, 1 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
    S2 has a party called "We Are Young - Rock your Disney." Here's how they describe the party: "In the busy city all day long, do you think of all kinds of social pressure? Sweet recall childhood innocence, how many beautiful dreams!...
    S2
 
    • PFLAG China stands for Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays in China. Not the neatest acronym. Anyhow they're organizing a night at 390 bar to raise money for their upcoming conference which aims to encourage positive self-identity in the gay community as well as encourage communication between gay and lesbian people with their families. There'll be a DJ and a three person dance troupe. 60rmb entry includes one drink or bring your parent and you both get in for free; 9pm-2am.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    PFLAG China stands for Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays in China. Not the neatest acronym. Anyhow they're organizing a night at 390 bar to raise money for their upcoming conference which aims to encourage positive...
    390 Panyu Lu


Sun
21

    • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra presents: Contemporale, curated by Split Works. Each month this fall, a globally renowned contemporary musical artist will play in the newly minted Shanghai Symphony Orchestral Hall in downtown Shanghai. September 21 will host Moonface, the alter-ego of Spencer Krug, whose sparkling and neoteric sounds will reverberate through halls usually reserved for string quartets and brass performances. The audience will be moved by his deep but gentle voice and poetic piano in the Chamber Hall's intimate setting. 100rmb for pre-sale, available here.
      Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall 1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Baoqing Lu

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra presents: Contemporale, curated by Split Works. Each month this fall, a globally renowned contemporary musical artist will play in the newly minted Shanghai Symphony Orchestral Hall in downtown Shanghai....
    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall

 
  • Mojitos made with Diplomatico rum are 25rmb from 7–9pm every Sunday night. Latin food available too.
    El Bodegon
 

Mon
22

 
    • The September edition of Park Hyatt's Wine Club focuses on Pinot Noir, with over 120 wines available. Apparently the Pinot Noir is the most complex of the single varietal wine. Though I'm sure after 120 of them you wouldn't give a shit. 200rmb, 6pm-9pm.
      Park Hyatt Shanghai Shanghai World Financial Center, 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu

    The September edition of Park Hyatt's Wine Club focuses on Pinot Noir, with over 120 wines available. Apparently the Pinot Noir is the most complex of the single varietal wine. Though I'm sure after 120 of them you wouldn't give a shit....
    Park Hyatt Shanghai

 
    • Four different wines covered here: Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. The usual sipping and pretending you know the difference, then a blind tasting game. 200rmb; 7.30-9.30pm.
      Sarment Reel Mall, Suite 202-1, 2/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
    Four different wines covered here: Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. The usual sipping and pretending you know the difference, then a blind tasting game. 200rmb; 7.30-9.30pm.
    Sarment

Wed
24

    • The concept of this one is simple. Go to a bar and drink beer. And then the bar donates money to a charity that supports reading in developing countries. Everyone's a winner. For every beer bought Kaiba Tap House will donate 10rmb to provide educational resources. Free entry (beer price is around 50rmb); 7pm-late.
      Kaiba Tap House Taikang Terrace, 2/F, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu

    The concept of this one is simple. Go to a bar and drink beer. And then the bar donates money to a charity that supports reading in developing countries. Everyone's a winner. For every beer bought Kaiba Tap House will donate 10rmb to...
    Kaiba Tap House


On
going

    • The House of Vans Asia Tour kicks off in Shanghai from September 12th – 14th, with a full line-up of live music, creative art workshops, and interactive elements, free and open to all. All the info you need is right here.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    The House of Vans Asia Tour kicks off in Shanghai from September 12th – 14th, with a full line-up of live music, creative art workshops, and interactive elements, free and open to all. All the info you need is right here.
    Daily until Sep 24 at SmSh Territory
 
    • Every Tuesday at Window's Too, get a free glass of beer when you order a 35rmb pizza from 5pm–9pm. Draft beer is also 25rmb between 2 and 8.30pm.
      Windows Too (Jing'an) 2/F, City Plaza, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (next to Haagen Dazs)
    Every Tuesday at Window's Too, get a free glass of beer when you order a 35rmb pizza from 5pm–9pm. Draft beer is also 25rmb between 2 and 8.30pm.
    Every Tue until Sep 24 at Windows Too (Jing'an)
 
    • Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down, and even while jumping through scaffolding. Crazy. Tickets start at 150rmb on SmartTicket; shows start at 8pm.
      QSW Culture Centre 179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu

    Next-level tap dancing from Australia's award-winning Tap Dogs crew. They've performed in over 330 cities and six continents, including a show at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Expect tap dancing underwater, upside down,...
    Daily until Sep 21 at QSW Culture Centre

 
    • Every Sunday night Scoreboard serves combo snack bacon, salad and cheese sticks plus a free draft beer only 35rmb. They also offer discounted drinks, like piña coladas and snowballs. Both are 20rmb. Deal runs from 4.30pm until late.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu

    Every Sunday night Scoreboard serves combo snack bacon, salad and cheese sticks plus a free draft beer only 35rmb. They also offer discounted drinks, like piña coladas and snowballs. Both are 20rmb. Deal runs from 4.30pm until late.
    Daily until Sep 26 at Windows Scoreboard

 
  • The Tipsy Fiddler presents its latest single malt Scotch of the month. This time it's Jura Turas Mara. They're pouring it for 60rmb a glass all September.
    Daily until Sep 30 at The Tipsy Fiddler
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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 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

 
    • 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

 
    • 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 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)

 
    • 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)
 
    • 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
 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
  • 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
 
    • 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

Oct 11

Riccardo Tamai

Italian master guitarist Riccardo Tamai comes to Shanghai as part of the 2014 Chamber Concert series. He's performed at festivals all over the world and on this night he's playing pieces by Bach, Rodrígo, and Kellner.

Oct 18-19

JZ Festival

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

Dec 9-Jan 11

Das Musical Elisabeth

The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death.Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles.


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