Fri
25

    • Special edition of the party by the cats behind the weekly Come Correct hip hop night. This is the official afterparty for the China B-Boy competition, so expect a lot of top-notch dancers from all over China. Music by T-Plus, Caution, D'Rocc, MC Jado, MC One Con, and the official DJ of the B-Boy competition DJ DSK playing a set with a live MPC routine. 40rmb to get in the door.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Special edition of the party by the cats behind the weekly Come Correct hip hop night. This is the official afterparty for the China B-Boy competition, so expect a lot of top-notch dancers from all over China. Music by T-Plus, Caution,...
    The Shelter

 
    • China's oldest music festival returns, this time to the Sanjia Port out in Pudong, about 10km north of the airport. It's far, but the good news is you can camp for free all weekend and the electronic stage goes all night on Friday and Saturday. Highlights include The Subs, Twisted Machine, Conrank, and Queen Sea Big Shark. Click right here for a full lineup. Tickets are 150rmb per day or 350rmb for a full weekend pass. The festival opens at 2pm on Friday and ends Sunday night at 10pm, and admission to the site is free after 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
      Sanjia Gang Beach Park 6015 Huaxia Dong Lu, near Renmin Tang Lu
    China's oldest music festival returns, this time to the Sanjia Port out in Pudong, about 10km north of the airport. It's far, but the good news is you can camp for free all weekend and the electronic stage goes all night on Friday and...
    Sanjia Gang Beach Park
 
    • Dragon Events hosts pub crawl in honor the King of the Netherlands. Meet at an as yet undisclosed location for an hour of open bar and then tour the city and get pissed. Free orange T-shirts, glasses, shots. 180rmb in advance. 200rmb at the door. For more info check out their website: www.pubcrawlshanghai.com.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Dragon Events hosts pub crawl in honor the King of the Netherlands. Meet at an as yet undisclosed location for an hour of open bar and then tour the city and get pissed. Free orange T-shirts, glasses, shots. 180rmb in advance. 200rmb at...
    SmSh Territory

 
    • Hip hop, R&B, and dancehall for you to get turnt up at this venue behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. Don't go looking for underground hip hop here, but if you love Drake, Tyga, and Jay-Z you'll be happy. Free entry before midnight if you email guestlist@hiphophijack.com otherwise it's 50rmb with a free glass of Cocalero.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu

    Hip hop, R&B, and dancehall for you to get turnt up at this venue behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. Don't go looking for underground hip hop here, but if you love Drake, Tyga, and Jay-Z you'll be happy. Free entry before midnight if you...
    Monkey Champagne

 
    • Another big-name Dutch DJ down at MYST. Mr. Van Doorn plays all the big EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, and Electric Zoo. Have a listen to his tunes and mixes over on Soundcloud. Presale tickets go for 100rmb, including one drink. Starts at 10:30pm and goes late. Presale tickets available right here, delivered to your door.
      MYST 1123 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Fumin Lu

    Another big-name Dutch DJ down at MYST. Mr. Van Doorn plays all the big EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, and Electric Zoo. Have a listen to his tunes and mixes over on Soundcloud. Presale tickets go for 100rmb, including...
    MYST

 
    • Disco rock and funk originals, 12"s and LPs, from Santo Chino and Lindberg. Weird stuff, they say. Creedence Clearwater Revival, disco, and detours to Africa, the blues, and 1984 Manchester. No new tunes, just good old jams. They're filling the bar with balloons too, and shooting party photos on 60s Polaroid film. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Disco rock and funk originals, 12"s and LPs, from Santo Chino and Lindberg. Weird stuff, they say. Creedence Clearwater Revival, disco, and detours to Africa, the blues, and 1984 Manchester. No new tunes, just good old jams. They're...
    Dada
 
    • Adidas doing a party to celebrate originality down at Arkham. They've got a French disco dude called Le Crayon from Kitsune Maison records. Support by the STDJs, and thanks to corporate sponsorship it's free entry! Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Adidas doing a party to celebrate originality down at Arkham. They've got a French disco dude called Le Crayon from Kitsune Maison records. Support by the STDJs, and thanks to corporate sponsorship it's free entry! Starts at 10pm and goes...
    Arkham
 
    • Lola residents Miki Discosnot Teasy back together at Lola. Strong drinks, strong soundsystem, Deep house, Jersey House, Disco, new stuff, old stuff, and lots of dancing. Starts at 10pm and goes late - 50rmb to get in the door.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Lola residents Miki Discosnot Teasy back together at Lola. Strong drinks, strong soundsystem, Deep house, Jersey House, Disco, new stuff, old stuff, and lots of dancing. Starts at 10pm and goes late - 50rmb to get in the door.
    Lola

Sat
26

    • The Spot celebrates it's birthday with 20 percent discounts starting at 10pm. Register by emailing anna@thespot.com.cn. Last day of registration of bday celebrants in on April 24. (pls include the following: complete name, contact number, valid i.d. with birthdate, table reservation).
      The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Lu
    The Spot celebrates it's birthday with 20 percent discounts starting at 10pm. Register by emailing anna@thespot.com.cn. Last day of registration of bday celebrants in on April 24. (pls include the following: complete name, contact number,...
    The Spot
 
  • One of the UK's biggest rappers, Ms. Dynamite, comes through Arkham. Remember that track "What You Talkin' About" that she did with Redlight? Big one. If you're into UK bass music and grime, peep this one. 60rmb to get in the door, or free...
    Arkham

 
    • Sub-Culture continues a string of top-notch bookings with the return of Scratcha DVA to celebrate ten years of the Hyperdub label. His hard-to-categorize sound combines UK Funky, grime, and far-out, trippy shit that makes perfect sense on the dancefloor. Once the long-time host of Rinse FM's Grimey Breakfast show, he now hosts the monthly Hyperdub show with Kode9. Music by the man Scratcha himself, along with Downstate, Drunk Monk, and more guests, plus an installation by Kim Laughton. 60rmb to get in the door, starts at 10pm.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Sub-Culture continues a string of top-notch bookings with the return of Scratcha DVA to celebrate ten years of the Hyperdub label. His hard-to-categorize sound combines UK Funky, grime, and far-out, trippy shit that makes perfect sense on...
    The Shelter

 
    • Rock show to raise money for the fight against cancer down at Mao Livehouse. Music by The Aces, Xiaoxinyiyi, The Other, En Route, Wheel of Fortune, The Cleft, Orange, The Spondees, and Limousine. Money from the show goes to the Bobby Moore Foundation. 80rmb to get in, or 50rmb if you're a student.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Rock show to raise money for the fight against cancer down at Mao Livehouse. Music by The Aces, Xiaoxinyiyi, The Other, En Route, Wheel of Fortune, The Cleft, Orange, The Spondees, and Limousine. Money from the show goes to the Bobby Moore...
    MAO Livehouse

 
    • LMT Connection is a Niagara-based funk and soul trio. They've been together since 1989, and have recorded four studio albums. Blending R&B, funk, and jazz, they describe their sound as "Universal Soul", which is also the title of their third studio CD, released in 2003. They've played over 4,000 shows, toured Europe six times in the past two years and most recently were invited to open for BB King. It's 50rmb to get in, starts at 11pm.
      JZ Club 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu
    LMT Connection is a Niagara-based funk and soul trio. They've been together since 1989, and have recorded four studio albums. Blending R&B, funk, and jazz, they describe their sound as "Universal Soul", which is also the title of their...
    JZ Club
 
    • Apl De Ap from The Black Eyed Peas comes through S2 to celebrate Dutch King's Day. He's playing a DJ set but who knows, maybe he'll rap too. Naturally Heineken is the drink of choice for this affair, so you get three Heinekens when you pay the 150rmb cover. Come dressed in orange and win five more standard drinks. Starts at 9:30pm and goes until 5am.
      S2 6/F, 1 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu

    Apl De Ap from The Black Eyed Peas comes through S2 to celebrate Dutch King's Day. He's playing a DJ set but who knows, maybe he'll rap too. Naturally Heineken is the drink of choice for this affair, so you get three Heinekens when you pay...
    S2

 
    • Pre-party for May's Electric Circus festival. Music by a bunch of people performing at the festival, including Logan Hudak, Leo Chiodaroli, Mick Martinez, and Love Bang Soundsystem. Free entrance before midnight for those following Electric Circus on WeChat and anyone who has a pre-sale ticket, otherwise it's 100rmb including one drink.
      The Geisha 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu

    Pre-party for May's Electric Circus festival. Music by a bunch of people performing at the festival, including Logan Hudak, Leo Chiodaroli, Mick Martinez, and Love Bang Soundsystem. Free entrance before midnight for those following...
    The Geisha

 
    • Here's a party in China's tallest building. MVP throwing their ASmallWorld party. Performances, chic house DJs, clouds, and elegance. They're doing a bottle package with three bottles of champagne plus a bottle of vodka for 3600rmb. Free entry before 12:30am if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise it's 100rmb.
      Park Hyatt Shanghai World Financial Center, 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
    Here's a party in China's tallest building. MVP throwing their ASmallWorld party. Performances, chic house DJs, clouds, and elegance. They're doing a bottle package with three bottles of champagne plus a bottle of vodka for 3600rmb. Free...
    Park Hyatt
 
    • Toronto-based DJ Wristpect back at Monkey Champagne. He's DJed for peeps like Eminem, Rihanna, LMFAO, Gaga, and even Samuel L Jackson. Gettin midevil on the ones and twos. It's an open format set so expect everything from house and dance to hip hop and trap. 100rmb to get in the door, including one drink.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Toronto-based DJ Wristpect back at Monkey Champagne. He's DJed for peeps like Eminem, Rihanna, LMFAO, Gaga, and even Samuel L Jackson. Gettin midevil on the ones and twos. It's an open format set so expect everything from house and dance...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • Pubcrawl Shanghai hosts a 500-person booze cruise on the Huangpu river. Standard presale tickets are 200rmb, 300rmb at the door. Price gets you a drink and access to the after party. VIP presale tickets get you free-flow drinks for 500rmb. Music by the Love Bang crew, DJ Caution and Heatwolves. Pre-sale tickets available right here.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Pubcrawl Shanghai hosts a 500-person booze cruise on the Huangpu river. Standard presale tickets are 200rmb, 300rmb at the door. Price gets you a drink and access to the after party. VIP presale tickets get you free-flow drinks for 500rmb....
    SmSh Territory
 
    • Who. Are. Le Discocats? You dun know? It's DJs El'se and Tessa, two cool girls with good taste in tunes that know how to DJ. Soft house, milky techno, and moustache disco. Support from Laura Ingalls and the Redscale VJs. Starts at 10pm, goes late, and doesn't cost a single kuai to get in.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Who. Are. Le Discocats? You dun know? It's DJs El'se and Tessa, two cool girls with good taste in tunes that know how to DJ. Soft house, milky techno, and moustache disco. Support from Laura Ingalls and the Redscale VJs. Starts at 10pm,...
    Dada

 
    • Luis Rozalén, aka Hd Substance comes into Lola for a night of techno, synths, and synth-pop influenced dance music. Support by resident Lola DJs. 50rmb to get in the door.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Luis Rozalén, aka Hd Substance comes into Lola for a night of techno, synths, and synth-pop influenced dance music. Support by resident Lola DJs. 50rmb to get in the door.
    Lola

Sun
27

 
    • Sunday afternoon listening party on a hi-fi system. Lay down, Space Out! For April, it's two albums, both by Rhythm & Sound – this month is very deep dub from Germany with a bunch of Jamaican vocalists. The albums compile a bunch of releases from the Burial Mix label from the late 90s, early 2000s. First is Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman - "Showcase". Second is Rhythm & Sound with The Artists. Heavy, warm, drowning, huge sounds. Three sessions: 12pm (noon), 3pm and 6pm. RSVP to santochino@gmail.com necessary. Price: Free entry, one drink minimum
      Regional 1/F, 205 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Zhaojiabang Lu

    Sunday afternoon listening party on a hi-fi system. Lay down, Space Out! For April, it's two albums, both by Rhythm & Sound – this month is very deep dub from Germany with a bunch of Jamaican vocalists. The albums compile a bunch of...
    Regional


Mon
28

    • New-ish Hongkou venue The Pearl (where Chinatown used to be - for the old heads who remember) does a Friday night show with live jazz and original music from northern China. Singing by Frank Bray, music by someone named Bone. No it's not Bone Thugs N' Harmony. Free admission and they're running a happy hour from 6–8pm.
      The Pearl 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
    New-ish Hongkou venue The Pearl (where Chinatown used to be - for the old heads who remember) does a Friday night show with live jazz and original music from northern China. Singing by Frank Bray, music by someone named Bone. No it's not...
    The Pearl

Wed
30

    • Rising star of progressive and trance and DJ Magazine's #48 DJ in the world Omnia plays The 7th Floor on April 30. Still no info the cost of tickets just yet. DJ Chill provides support.
      The 7th Floor Lansheng Plaza, 7/F, 8 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
    Rising star of progressive and trance and DJ Magazine's #48 DJ in the world Omnia plays The 7th Floor on April 30. Still no info the cost of tickets just yet. DJ Chill provides support.
    The 7th Floor
 
  • Wednesday night showcase of three bands that formed in Shanghai - Nomad's Land, Five Pointed Star, and Forgive And Forget. Starts at 9:00pm and costs 50rmb, unless you're a student then it's 40rmb.
    Yuyintang
 
    • Meet up for Les in Shanghai every last Wednesday of the month at this gay bar near Jiaotong University. They offer 2-for-1 drinks all night only for the Lalas. Free entry, goes from 9pm - Late
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Meet up for Les in Shanghai every last Wednesday of the month at this gay bar near Jiaotong University. They offer 2-for-1 drinks all night only for the Lalas. Free entry, goes from 9pm - Late
    390 Panyu Lu
 
    • Public holiday party down at Dada with the Lose Your Face crew. They play good house music; deep, jackin' tunes. Beats and visuals by Jode, Hernando, and VJ Joi. No work the next day so go ahead and diu some lian. Starts at 10pm, goes late, and doesn't cost a single kuai to get in.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Public holiday party down at Dada with the Lose Your Face crew. They play good house music; deep, jackin' tunes. Beats and visuals by Jode, Hernando, and VJ Joi. No work the next day so go ahead and diu some lian. Starts at 10pm, goes...
    Dada
 
    • Public holiday party down in this underground warehouse venue. It's Wednesday, but you probably don't have to work on Thursday, so they've got R3, Tessa and Max Shen DJing all night. Plus they've got buy-one-get-one beers before midnight. Party goes from 10pm–late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Public holiday party down in this underground warehouse venue. It's Wednesday, but you probably don't have to work on Thursday, so they've got R3, Tessa and Max Shen DJing all night. Plus they've got buy-one-get-one beers before midnight....
    Arkham

May
01

 
    • Footprint collaborating with MAE to present the official after party for day one of the Strawberry Music Festival. They've got two special guest DJs – Sian and Warren Fellow, along with two local cats, Ben Huang and Max Shen. They're promising some "dope visuals and deco" as well. Party goes from 10pm–5am, and costs 100rmb including one shot. HOWEVER, you can get in for 50rmb with one shot BEFORE 11:30 IF you show the friendly door people your ticket from Strawberry. Cute flyer.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Footprint collaborating with MAE to present the official after party for day one of the Strawberry Music Festival. They've got two special guest DJs – Sian and Warren Fellow, along with two local cats, Ben Huang and Max Shen. They're...
    Arkham

 
    • Free public holiday party as one of Shanghai's messiest dance parties turns four years old. It was never supposed to last this long, but DJ Caution and Heatwolves don't stop. Music is all over the genre spectrum, from hip hop and dancehall to bass, dubstep, and jungle. Expect inflatables, crowd-surfing, soft neon lights, treats, and madness. Free entry, starts at 9pm and goes late. Peep some of their mixtapes right here.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Free public holiday party as one of Shanghai's messiest dance parties turns four years old. It was never supposed to last this long, but DJ Caution and Heatwolves don't stop. Music is all over the genre spectrum, from hip hop and dancehall...
    Dada

 

May
02

    • Intimidatingly great lineup at this party, including nu-disco don Prins Thomas, Ben UFO, Pangaea, and Pearson Sound from Hessle Audio, and LA bass-music king AC Slater playing on the TICT Floor for the official Strawberry Festival afterparty. Local support comes from Teasy and Miki Discosnot playing back to back plus Mau Mau and The Uhhh. It's 150rmb at the door, or you can pick up 100rmb early bird tickets at Contesta Rock Hair, 733-4 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Intimidatingly great lineup at this party, including nu-disco don Prins Thomas, Ben UFO, Pangaea, and Pearson Sound from Hessle Audio, and LA bass-music king AC Slater playing on the TICT Floor for the official Strawberry Festival...
    Arkham


On
going

    • Windows Scoreboard does a men's tequila night every Monday! Dudes get free shot of tequila every hour between 8pm – 2qm. From 10 – midnight all bottles of liquor are 50% off.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Windows Scoreboard does a men's tequila night every Monday! Dudes get free shot of tequila every hour between 8pm – 2qm. From 10 – midnight all bottles of liquor are 50% off.
    Every Mon until Apr 28 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Every Tuesday night at Windows Scoreboard on Huaihai Lu from 9pm–1am, 20rmb cocktails are buy-one-get-one free.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Every Tuesday night at Windows Scoreboard on Huaihai Lu from 9pm–1am, 20rmb cocktails are buy-one-get-one free.
    Every Tue until Apr 29 at Windows Scoreboard
 
    • Two for one Carlsberg, house wine and house pours from 6-9pm daily at this large neighborhood bar on Yongjia. Wine is usually 50rmb and beers are 35rmb a pint, so that works out as cheap-ass when you get the twofer.
      La Cava 216 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
    Two for one Carlsberg, house wine and house pours from 6-9pm daily at this large neighborhood bar on Yongjia. Wine is usually 50rmb and beers are 35rmb a pint, so that works out as cheap-ass when you get the twofer.
    Daily until May 1 at La Cava
 
    • Gentlemen's themed night with specials on whiskey and cigars, along with mouthwateringly delicious burgers. Every Wednesday evening, enjoy Macallan 12 at special discounted prices. Plus, exclusively for our gentlemen guests, order any 10 year single malt whiskey and indulge in a gourmet Australian beef burger for just 100rmb. To cap off the evening, relax by the fire with Montecristo No. 4 cigars at a special discount.
      YOU New World Shanghai Hotel, 1555 Dingxi Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
    Gentlemen's themed night with specials on whiskey and cigars, along with mouthwateringly delicious burgers. Every Wednesday evening, enjoy Macallan 12 at special discounted prices. Plus, exclusively for our gentlemen guests, order any 10...
    Every Wed until Jun 30 at YOU
 
    • On Mondays, you can enjoy a bucket filled with 5 Sol beers or Tsing Tao on ice, along with a bucket of freshly made chicken wings for just 68rmb. For reservations please call: +86 21 6240 8888 ext 8160
      YOU New World Shanghai Hotel, 1555 Dingxi Lu, near Yuyuan Lu
    On Mondays, you can enjoy a bucket filled with 5 Sol beers or Tsing Tao on ice, along with a bucket of freshly made chicken wings for just 68rmb. For reservations please call: +86 21 6240 8888 ext 8160
    Every Mon until Jul 1 at YOU
 
    • If you work in the service industry, you probably can't go out much during the weekend because you're out somewhere else. To thank you for your toils, Monkey Champagne offers free flow vodka for anyone in the service industry. If you're not in the industry, just buy one drink and get free flow vodka call night. No cover. DJ Rocky Ross on deck all night from 9pm–2am.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    If you work in the service industry, you probably can't go out much during the weekend because you're out somewhere else. To thank you for your toils, Monkey Champagne offers free flow vodka for anyone in the service industry. If you're...
    Every Tue until Aug 1 at Monkey Champagne
 
    • Weekly Friday night party at The Peninsula's Salon de Ning bar where partygoers request songs from a provided list. The house band will play the most requested songs, and those who request the most requested song of the night get entered in a lucky draw to win some..."desirable prizes." Ok got it? Good.
      Salon de Ning The Peninsula, B/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu (Entrance on Beijing Dong Lu)
    Weekly Friday night party at The Peninsula's Salon de Ning bar where partygoers request songs from a provided list. The house band will play the most requested songs, and those who request the most requested song of the night get entered...
    Every Fri until Aug 8 at Salon de Ning
 
  • Half priced off appointed drinks, beer, soft drinks and signature cocktails night long.
    Every Mon until Jun 30 at Yuan
 
    • Every Tuesday and Wednesday buy 2 oysters get 1 free and any wine or spirits over the price of a bottle of Champagne get 6 oysters free.
      Yuan Room 2, 1/F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
    Every Tuesday and Wednesday buy 2 oysters get 1 free and any wine or spirits over the price of a bottle of Champagne get 6 oysters free.
    Every Tue, Wed until May 31 at Yuan
 
    • 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
 
    • Another contender enters the weekly burger deals battle. Every Thursday at this sports lounge on Shaanxi Nan Lu, get a burger and a beer for 50rmb. Deal goes from 5pm–late.
      The Flamingo 1/F, 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Another contender enters the weekly burger deals battle. Every Thursday at this sports lounge on Shaanxi Nan Lu, get a burger and a beer for 50rmb. Deal goes from 5pm–late.
    Every Thu until Sep 9 at The Flamingo
 
    • Every Monday night Arcade shows the newest episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 in HD with surround sound. They've also got 200rmb jugs of Dead Guy Ale and 200rmb bottles of wine. Free entry, and the episode starts at 10pm on the dot.
      Arcade 2/F, 57 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

    Every Monday night Arcade shows the newest episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 in HD with surround sound. They've also got 200rmb jugs of Dead Guy Ale and 200rmb bottles of wine. Free entry, and the episode starts at 10pm on the dot.
    Every Mon until Aug 31 at Arcade

 
    • Open bar deal for all the international students in town. Every Saturday BM Club in Jing'an does free entry and free drinks until midnight if you show your student ID, then an open bar for 100rmb after midnight. Hip Hop, Latin, House, Electro, and Afro music by DJ Steve.
      BM International New Factories (Tongle Fang), 1/F, 34 Yuyao Lu, near XiKang Lu
    Open bar deal for all the international students in town. Every Saturday BM Club in Jing'an does free entry and free drinks until midnight if you show your student ID, then an open bar for 100rmb after midnight. Hip Hop, Latin, House,...
    Every Sat until Aug 31 at BM International
 
    • Ladies ladies ladies...it's Wednesday night so you have several options for free drinks. Here's another one - CA Club in Xintiandi is doing free cocktails and sparkling wine from 9pm–12:30am. Free entry for guys and girls.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu

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

 
    • 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
 
    • 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.
    Daily 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
 
    • Every Wednesday to Saturday night the Geisha night club has a live sushi-making station. 188rmb per person all you can eat. 288rmb per person with free-flow wine and spirits.
      The Geisha 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Every Wednesday to Saturday night the Geisha night club has a live sushi-making station. 188rmb per person all you can eat. 288rmb per person with free-flow wine and spirits.
    Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until Dec 31 at The Geisha
 
  • 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
 
    • 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)
 
    • 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

May 23

London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players, one of the UK's finest ensembles, comes to the Shanghai Grand Theatre for a night of music by Mozart. They're joined by award-winning pianist Chen Sa.

Apr 30-May 3

KIA World Extreme Games

The 2014 KIA World Extreme Games is the most prestigious multi-event, action sports competition in Asia, featuring nearly than 200 of the best action athletes from 30 countries.


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