Wed
16

    • Opening party for this brand new club on the north Bund. We've checked it out and are feeling the design. Long bar, big dancefloor, and of course some tables and sofas. No cover for the opening affair, and they've got music by Airsecret and Aya Group, DJ @pple, DJ Dylan, plus a live performance by electronic rock band Devil's Kiss. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Pasul 70 Huangpu Lu, near Tiantong Lu

    Opening party for this brand new club on the north Bund. We've checked it out and are feeling the design. Long bar, big dancefloor, and of course some tables and sofas. No cover for the opening affair, and they've got music by Airsecret...
    Pasul

 
    • Wednesday 16th April – Pretty in Pink Ladies Night at The Geisha. Girls show up in pink for free flow deal until 1am. 5 drinks for RMB 100 (before 12.30am) with password “I love pink”. Free-flow sparkling wine and cosmos from 10pm – 12.30am.
      The Geisha 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu

    Wednesday 16th April – Pretty in Pink Ladies Night at The Geisha. Girls show up in pink for free flow deal until 1am. 5 drinks for RMB 100 (before 12.30am) with password “I love pink”. Free-flow sparkling wine and cosmos from 10pm...
    The Geisha

 
    • Something for the dancers who like that Latin heat - dance the night away with Bachata, Salsa and Brazilian Zouk. Includes a free Bachata class. No cover plus they've got buy-one-get-one house drinks before 10pm.
      JZ Latino Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, Top Floor, 159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu
    Something for the dancers who like that Latin heat - dance the night away with Bachata, Salsa and Brazilian Zouk. Includes a free Bachata class. No cover plus they've got buy-one-get-one house drinks before 10pm.
    JZ Latino
 
    • Every Wednesday at New Heights is Cosmo night. Hang out on the terrace. Drink cosmos 2 for 1 and listen to house tunes for ladies. Lasts from 9.30–10.30pm. Price is subject to 10% service charge.
      New Heights Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    Every Wednesday at New Heights is Cosmo night. Hang out on the terrace. Drink cosmos 2 for 1 and listen to house tunes for ladies. Lasts from 9.30–10.30pm. Price is subject to 10% service charge.
    New Heights
 
    • Cirque Le Soir Shanghai hosts Hong Kong DJ and Audio Kaleidoscope founder David Lam. Apparently he's played at some of the most renowned clubs around the world, and now he's coming to Cirque for one night. Music? Dunno, but he's number one on someone's list. 100rmb to get in the door.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu
    Cirque Le Soir Shanghai hosts Hong Kong DJ and Audio Kaleidoscope founder David Lam. Apparently he's played at some of the most renowned clubs around the world, and now he's coming to Cirque for one night. Music? Dunno, but he's number one...
    Cirque Le Soir

Thu
17

    • Here's a night of eccentric, dark electronic music often performed live, this time with a bunch of special guests from Beijing. Noise Arcade, who has the biggest pedal collection this side of Mount Ural, is back with a live show that draws as much from heavy breaks as it does from shoegaze. Thruoutin "sounds like beauty and rice fields were transposed into acoustic vibrations." DJ Short Dicks will play all things metal, and Drunk Monk is dropping 1970's horror movie soundtracks. Plus they've got Redscale Studios on the video controls, with original content painted straight onto 16mm films with vintage movies. All this for 10rmb..ya'll are crazy.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Here's a night of eccentric, dark electronic music often performed live, this time with a bunch of special guests from Beijing. Noise Arcade, who has the biggest pedal collection this side of Mount Ural, is back with a live show that draws...
    The Shelter
 
    • Red Bull and Bar Rouge teaming up for the F1 edition of this popular ladies night on The Bund. Free cocktails and manicures for the girls from 9.30–11.30pm. Dress code = checkerboard bow tie. Free entry before midnight with the password "MVP," otherwise it's 100rmb.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Red Bull and Bar Rouge teaming up for the F1 edition of this popular ladies night on The Bund. Free cocktails and manicures for the girls from 9.30–11.30pm. Dress code = checkerboard bow tie. Free entry before midnight with the password...
    Bar Rouge

 
    • DJs Thoma Cher and Charp continue their popular weekly night at Lola. Deep disco and chugging, dancefloor-friendly electronica plus buy-one-get-one-free at the bar until midnight. One of the mid-week nights for those looking to dance because this usually draws a late crowd. This week's guest is YangBing from Beijing.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

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

 
    • French party at a new French bar. Simple concept - meet new people while enjoying some French specialties. Cocktails go for 40rmb, wine for 30rmb, and 20rmb Tiger & Heineken. Pastis for 10rmb. Live music by Brian Seznec.
      Paris Tour 99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
    French party at a new French bar. Simple concept - meet new people while enjoying some French specialties. Cocktails go for 40rmb, wine for 30rmb, and 20rmb Tiger & Heineken. Pastis for 10rmb. Live music by Brian Seznec.
    Paris Tour
 
    • Australian song writer, producer, and DJ tyDi coming through The 7th Floor. He's signed to Universal and has put out albums like Shooting Stars and Hotel Rooms. Sounds like a free show...no price on the flyer.
      The 7th Floor Lansheng Plaza, 7/F, 8 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
    Australian song writer, producer, and DJ tyDi coming through The 7th Floor. He's signed to Universal and has put out albums like Shooting Stars and Hotel Rooms. Sounds like a free show...no price on the flyer.
    The 7th Floor
 
  • The Apartment's ladies night goes fast and furious this week. Two bottles of Mumm Cordon Rouge for 1800rmb, plus all ladies get free flow Bubbles & cosmos from 9pm-Midnight. Mick Martinez and Sonic on DJ duty.
    The Apartment
 
    • DJ Logan Hudak and guests playing that sweet house music all night long down at The Geisha. They've got a special deal - five drinks for 100rmb, plus some other drink deals all night. No cover to get in. Starts at 10pm and goes...until they close.
      The Geisha 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    DJ Logan Hudak and guests playing that sweet house music all night long down at The Geisha. They've got a special deal - five drinks for 100rmb, plus some other drink deals all night. No cover to get in. Starts at 10pm and goes...until...
    The Geisha
 
    • 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.
    The Flamingo
 
    • CA Club hosts a weekly darts shootout competition. Registration is for 2 players per team and you will compete in an eight round competition to win a bottle of sparkling wine.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu
    CA Club hosts a weekly darts shootout competition. Registration is for 2 players per team and you will compete in an eight round competition to win a bottle of sparkling wine.
    CA Club
 
    • 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...
    Karma

Fri
18

    • Bevex Sponsors the Third Annual Shanghai International Beer Festival. More than 100 international beer brands from over 24 countries, food vendors representing more than 15 countries, and more than a dozen DJs will be converging on Wharf 1846 for a two and a half days of beer fueled madness. It's good fun. Admission is 50rmb. That gets you a "free" beer at the door. More details at their website: www.shbeerfest.com.
      Wharf 1846 600 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu
    Bevex Sponsors the Third Annual Shanghai International Beer Festival. More than 100 international beer brands from over 24 countries, food vendors representing more than 15 countries, and more than a dozen DJs will be converging on Wharf...
    Wharf 1846
 
    • Kartel and OKDeal! Club host a lock and key party. At the door every woman will get a padlock and every man get a key. Your goal is to match the right key with the right padlock. Every time you unlock both of you will get a small prize from the party organizer. After every unlock you get another lock or key so you can get back into the fray and meet more people. Entrance is 130rmb per person with an RSVP and 150rmb at the door.
      Kartel 5/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
    Kartel and OKDeal! Club host a lock and key party. At the door every woman will get a padlock and every man get a key. Your goal is to match the right key with the right padlock. Every time you unlock both of you will get a small prize...
    Kartel
 
    • Footprint follows up their Secret Cinema show with another techno booking - Pig & Dan. They've got tracks on labels like Soma, Bedrock, Cocoon, Suara, Tronic, and their own label - ELEVATE. Support by Mau Mau & Raz from Yo Banfa plus Misloop from the Rankadank crew. Starts at 10pm and goes late. It's 100rmb at the door with a shot but beers are buy-one-get-one before midnight. OR save yourself some loot and get presale tickets for 50rmb by emailing footprintsession@gmail.com. Presales can only get you in before 11:30pm but that still includes a shot.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Footprint follows up their Secret Cinema show with another techno booking - Pig & Dan. They've got tracks on labels like Soma, Bedrock, Cocoon, Suara, Tronic, and their own label - ELEVATE. Support by Mau Mau & Raz from Yo Banfa plus...
    Arkham
 
    • One of Shanghai's oldest underground parties returns to the Shelter for their first night of 2014. They're bringing down some of Beijing's finest young artists, including rising bass music producer Howie Lee, DJ Shackup, and ChoLe, plus Veeeky from Taiwan and Ozone. 50rmb gets you in the door. Music = Trap, Bass, Juke, and Twerk. Recommended.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    One of Shanghai's oldest underground parties returns to the Shelter for their first night of 2014. They're bringing down some of Beijing's finest young artists, including rising bass music producer Howie Lee, DJ Shackup, and ChoLe, plus...
    The Shelter
 
    • Fusing live analogue synths, drum machines and sequencers with DJ controllers and turntablism, Acid Karaoke is a Shanghai music gear fanboy's wet dream. Pop classics and guilty pleasures as you’ve never heard them before; house and bass turned up to 11; men and music working as one. Free entry, goes from 10pm–4am.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu

    Fusing live analogue synths, drum machines and sequencers with DJ controllers and turntablism, Acid Karaoke is a Shanghai music gear fanboy's wet dream. Pop classics and guilty pleasures as you’ve never heard them before; house and bass...
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

 
    • Paul Agota, a stand-up comic who's appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, and The Late Show, is coming back to China after doing some sold out shows back in 2012. He's got three shows over the weekend: Friday the 18th at 8pm, then Saturday at 8pm and 10pm. It's 200rmb at the door, or 170rmb presale available here.
      The Kung Fu Komedy Club 5/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Paul Agota, a stand-up comic who's appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, and The Late Show, is coming back to China after doing some sold out shows back in 2012. He's got three shows over the weekend: Friday the 18th at 8pm, then Saturday at...
    The Kung Fu Komedy Club

 
    • Unico presents Hide & Seek on Friday, April 18. Expect the bar and lounge to be transformed into an "immersive world of light" accompanied with Electro/Pop music by DJ Ben Huang and Quentin Paquignon on Sax.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

    Unico presents Hide & Seek on Friday, April 18. Expect the bar and lounge to be transformed into an "immersive world of light" accompanied with Electro/Pop music by DJ Ben Huang and Quentin Paquignon on Sax.
    Unico

 
    • The F1 rolls through Shanghai this weekend so CA Club over in Xintiandi is partying for three days. On friday night, they're warming up by giving away some F1 merchandise and tickets. Lots of champagne getting popped as well, apparently. The party continues all weekend, and F1 ticket holders get happy hour prices all night on Sunday.
      CA Club Xintiandi, North Block, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Lu
    The F1 rolls through Shanghai this weekend so CA Club over in Xintiandi is partying for three days. On friday night, they're warming up by giving away some F1 merchandise and tickets. Lots of champagne getting popped as well, apparently....
    CA Club
 
    • Bar Rouge welcomes a resident DJ from Paris's L'Arc club, whic is situated right by L'Arc De Triomphe. What's better, Jinmao Tower or L'Arc De Triomphe? Tough call, but either way Toni Vegas is coming through to drop some tunes. It's 100rmb to get in, dress code is glam.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
    Bar Rouge welcomes a resident DJ from Paris's L'Arc club, whic is situated right by L'Arc De Triomphe. What's better, Jinmao Tower or L'Arc De Triomphe? Tough call, but either way Toni Vegas is coming through to drop some tunes. It's...
    Bar Rouge
 
    • Ok so On Stage has an amazing soundsystem. We're not quite sure what this party is about, but it sounds like a jam session with a bunch of instruments like Thai and Indian flutes, erhu, and didjeridoo. Here's what they say: "Soundscape is an oasis with an organic emotional and tender approach to life and music. The force of the present moment dictates its lines and shapes and draws the map and route which is followed by the musicians during their sessions." It's 60rmb to get in, and goes from 8:30pm–11:30pm.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
    Ok so On Stage has an amazing soundsystem. We're not quite sure what this party is about, but it sounds like a jam session with a bunch of instruments like Thai and Indian flutes, erhu, and didjeridoo. Here's what they say: "Soundscape is...
    On Stage
 
 
    • Deck-FX, a monthly bass and techno night, returns to Dada. All UK lineup this time, with residents Roo and Resinate joined by one of front man of Push Pull, DJ Alta. He likes them gruff UK grime and Bass sounds. Residents Roo and Resinate dropping everything from dubstep, breaks, trap, drum and bass, hip-hop, future jungle, old school jungle and more. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Deck-FX, a monthly bass and techno night, returns to Dada. All UK lineup this time, with residents Roo and Resinate joined by one of front man of Push Pull, DJ Alta. He likes them gruff UK grime and Bass sounds. Residents Roo and Resinate...
    Dada
 
    • Here's a mysterious event from Riviera Events that sounds like an Illuminati gathering. In their words, "This underground event will feature performances rarely witnessed before. The preview is a chance to be initiated into an exclusive gathering after which, the doors will be eternally closed." Dress code = Sacred Chic. This is on Friday and Saturday from 9pm–late, and it's underneath the hotel.
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu
    Here's a mysterious event from Riviera Events that sounds like an Illuminati gathering. In their words, "This underground event will feature performances rarely witnessed before. The preview is a chance to be initiated into an exclusive...
    Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
 
    • China DMC champion DJ Cavia teams up with Nanjing turntablist K-Seal to put on a Hip Hop, Funk and Rock "-holic" party at Mural. This is one of the oldest open bars in Shanghai - throw down 100rmb and drink all night. Bonus - girls get in free before 10:30.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,

    China DMC champion DJ Cavia teams up with Nanjing turntablist K-Seal to put on a Hip Hop, Funk and Rock "-holic" party at Mural. This is one of the oldest open bars in Shanghai - throw down 100rmb and drink all night. Bonus - girls get in...
    Mural

 
    • Unico creates a world of light to immerse yourself in..if it's anything like this flyer, it's gonna look trippy. Electro and pop sounds by DJ Ben Huang with Quentin Paquignon playing sax over the top. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Unico creates a world of light to immerse yourself in..if it's anything like this flyer, it's gonna look trippy. Electro and pop sounds by DJ Ben Huang with Quentin Paquignon playing sax over the top. No cover. Starts at 10pm and goes...
    Unico
 
    • The world-traveling DJ Verse@ille just returned to Shanghai after chilling down under for a hot minute. Now he's at Geisha this Friday night, spinning hip hop, trap, and other hype shit. It's 50rmb all night for dudes, but ladies get in for free.
      The Geisha 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    The world-traveling DJ Verse@ille just returned to Shanghai after chilling down under for a hot minute. Now he's at Geisha this Friday night, spinning hip hop, trap, and other hype shit. It's 50rmb all night for dudes, but ladies get in...
    The Geisha
 
    • The Pearl presents Florida-based Delta blues axeman Joey Gilmore. Winner of the 2006 International BLUES Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, he's toured all over the world, playing with such legends as James Brown, Etta James, Bobby Bland, and more. He'll be accompanied on the 18th by international sax great Alejandro Chiabrando. The show will be preceded at The Pearl by a special pre-show happy hour from 5 to 8 pm with Stubb's famous Austin, Texas BBQ and buy 1 get 1 drinks. It will be a true night of "Blues, Bourbon & BBQ."
      The Pearl 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu

    The Pearl presents Florida-based Delta blues axeman Joey Gilmore. Winner of the 2006 International BLUES Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, he's toured all over the world, playing with such legends as James Brown, Etta James, Bobby Bland,...
    The Pearl

 
    • What are wacky races? Does that mean little people driving little cars around the club? Could be. We're not sure, but Cirque le Soir has them. They promise "wicked drivers, sexy pit stop babes, macho mechanics, and copious amounts of champagne bubbles." That's what's up.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu
    What are wacky races? Does that mean little people driving little cars around the club? Could be. We're not sure, but Cirque le Soir has them. They promise "wicked drivers, sexy pit stop babes, macho mechanics, and copious amounts of...
    Cirque Le Soir
 
    • Beijing's DJ Yang Bing playing an all night set at this 4th floor bar on Xinle Lu. Deep, soulful music all night long. It's 40rmb to get in but they've got a nice rooftop.
      Lune 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu
    Beijing's DJ Yang Bing playing an all night set at this 4th floor bar on Xinle Lu. Deep, soulful music all night long. It's 40rmb to get in but they've got a nice rooftop.
    Lune
 
    • Hollywood's weekly party Sensation Friday switches over to the F1 lane this week. They've got ticket giveaways, including a Paddock Club VVIP box that's worth 29,800rmb. Music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli. Starts at 10pm and goes late late late. Free before 2am, then 100rmb for dudes after that.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Hollywood's weekly party Sensation Friday switches over to the F1 lane this week. They've got ticket giveaways, including a Paddock Club VVIP box that's worth 29,800rmb. Music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli. Starts at 10pm and goes late late late....
    Hollywood
 
    • Drake, Migos, 2 Chainz, and all that new hip-hop plus some R&B and Dancehall every Friday at this bar tucked behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. Bottle poppin' and turntup-ism all night. Free entry before 12am if you email guestlist@hiphophijack.com, or 50rmb with a free glass of Cocalero.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Drake, Migos, 2 Chainz, and all that new hip-hop plus some R&B and Dancehall every Friday at this bar tucked behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. Bottle poppin' and turntup-ism all night. Free entry before 12am if you email...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • The Mansion and hip hop crew The Movement team up for this nerd themed party. Two floors of music going all night and into the scary hours. Music by PB & Jellyfish, T-Retz and Myami Kid, Vers@ille, LoKe, and The Movement. 100rmb to get in the door, including five drink tickets.
      The Mansion B18, 2388 Hongqiao Lu, near Hongjing Lu
    The Mansion and hip hop crew The Movement team up for this nerd themed party. Two floors of music going all night and into the scary hours. Music by PB & Jellyfish, T-Retz and Myami Kid, Vers@ille, LoKe, and The Movement. 100rmb to get in...
    The Mansion
 
    • Every Friday at Maison Camus in Shanghai Centre from 8.30–11pm all ladies get free-flow selected cocktails and 50 percent off other non-select cocktails.
      Maison Camus Suite 206A, 1376 Nan'jing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    Every Friday at Maison Camus in Shanghai Centre from 8.30–11pm all ladies get free-flow selected cocktails and 50 percent off other non-select cocktails.
    Maison Camus

Sat
19

    • Kick the Gong Around, the people behind vintage-themed parties like the Bootleggers' Ball and NYE Vaudeville Spectacular, presents its first Vintage Carousel Fest, re-creating the country fair of yesteryear -- music boxes, folk musicians, cotton candy, fortune tellers and yes, even clowns. Over 50 vendors hawking vintage goodies like clothing, housewares, jewelry and collectibles, plus homemade F&B and original artwork.
      The Pearl 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu

    Kick the Gong Around, the people behind vintage-themed parties like the Bootleggers' Ball and NYE Vaudeville Spectacular, presents its first Vintage Carousel Fest, re-creating the country fair of yesteryear -- music boxes, folk musicians,...
    The Pearl

 
    • On the night before the big race, Bar Rouge celebrates the F1 with champagne rituals, performances, DJs, and more. Fans and socialites from all over the world, they say. Starts at 10pm and costs 100rmb to get in. Fix up look sharp.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    On the night before the big race, Bar Rouge celebrates the F1 with champagne rituals, performances, DJs, and more. Fans and socialites from all over the world, they say. Starts at 10pm and costs 100rmb to get in. Fix up look sharp.
    Bar Rouge

 
    • One of Sweden's or maybe the world's most mysterious band JJ is going to perform in China for the first time. JJ is a Swedish electronic pop duo, their music is a complex combination of indie pop, dream pop, Balearic beat, hip-hop and electronic.They've cooperated with Ne-Yo and Don Trip. Tickets are 150 and 200rmb.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    One of Sweden's or maybe the world's most mysterious band JJ is going to perform in China for the first time. JJ is a Swedish electronic pop duo, their music is a complex combination of indie pop, dream pop, Balearic beat, hip-hop and...
    MAO Livehouse

 
    • Lose Your Face crew return to their spawning ground for more deep, jackin beats and visuals from Jode, Hernando and VJ Joi. Plus, it's Jode's birthday so all the more reason to come diu some lian. Free entry all night, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Lune 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu
    Lose Your Face crew return to their spawning ground for more deep, jackin beats and visuals from Jode, Hernando and VJ Joi. Plus, it's Jode's birthday so all the more reason to come diu some lian. Free entry all night, starts at 10pm and...
    Lune
 
    • Local DJs Yen from Shanghai and Cavia the cool cool playa from An Hui dropping tunes all damn night at this recently-expanded dive on Xingfu Lu. Expect hip hop, trap, dubstep, and "future music." Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Local DJs Yen from Shanghai and Cavia the cool cool playa from An Hui dropping tunes all damn night at this recently-expanded dive on Xingfu Lu. Expect hip hop, trap, dubstep, and "future music." Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Dada
 
    • Anken Green hosts a shindig for Azzuri FC. Refreshment comes courtesy of Da Marco Italian Restaurant (from 7-9pm). Free-flow Shanghai Brewery draft beer, Funkadeli panini & aperativi, Cocktails and wine. Prize giveaways, too. Advance tickets: Guys pay 100rmb. Ladies 80rmb. At the door admission is 150 rmb (until ticket sell out). 6pm–2pm.
      Anken Green 668 Huai An Lu, near Suzhou Nan Lu
    Anken Green hosts a shindig for Azzuri FC. Refreshment comes courtesy of Da Marco Italian Restaurant (from 7-9pm). Free-flow Shanghai Brewery draft beer, Funkadeli panini & aperativi, Cocktails and wine. Prize giveaways, too. Advance...
    Anken Green
 
    • Bar Gatsby on Dagu Lu is sparking up stogies and pairing them with booze. 180rmb gets you a Romeo y Julieta short with a glass of Grant's. 280 gets you a Cohiba No.4 with a snifter of Camus cognac.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Bar Gatsby on Dagu Lu is sparking up stogies and pairing them with booze. 180rmb gets you a Romeo y Julieta short with a glass of Grant's. 280 gets you a Cohiba No.4 with a snifter of Camus cognac.
    Bar Gatsby
 
    • TICT back at Arkham for more house music all night long. This time they've got Rektchordz in from Bristol. Vocals, basslines...you know the deal, it's house music. Party goes all night and costs 60rmb to get in the door. Support by Cignarale, J Arriagada, and The Uhhh.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    TICT back at Arkham for more house music all night long. This time they've got Rektchordz in from Bristol. Vocals, basslines...you know the deal, it's house music. Party goes all night and costs 60rmb to get in the door. Support by...
    Arkham
 
    • F1 party down in this club tucked away behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. They've got DJ Just in from Los Angeles to play a set. He's a former Red Bull Thre3style San Francisco competitor who's known to mash The xx, Guns n' Roses, and electro into the same set. 50rmb to get in including one drink.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    F1 party down in this club tucked away behind a restaurant on Donghu Lu. They've got DJ Just in from Los Angeles to play a set. He's a former Red Bull Thre3style San Francisco competitor who's known to mash The xx, Guns n' Roses, and...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • One of Beijing's finest and most revered indie rock exports, Hedgehog return to Shanghai for a rare show at Yuyinytang. Expect a packed house out for the three-piece's 2014 China tour, and as a special added bonus, the show will feature an opening set from ex-Boys Climbing Ropes singer Xiao Punke, performing her broken folk project, Little Punk. This is the first time Huang Pei has been back on stage at YYT after BCR packed the house out for their farewell shows, 9 million years ago. Gimme, gimme, gimme indie rock.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    One of Beijing's finest and most revered indie rock exports, Hedgehog return to Shanghai for a rare show at Yuyinytang. Expect a packed house out for the three-piece's 2014 China tour, and as a special added bonus, the show will feature...
    Yuyintang
 
    • It's 6am - where you gonna go? Amber Lounge...Dave K and Teasy playing House, Tech House, and other music for people to keep dancing well into the morning. No cover and drinks range from 50 to 80rmb. Make sure to bring some sunglasses for the walk home.
      Amber Lounge 3/F, 370 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    It's 6am - where you gonna go? Amber Lounge...Dave K and Teasy playing House, Tech House, and other music for people to keep dancing well into the morning. No cover and drinks range from 50 to 80rmb. Make sure to bring some sunglasses for...
    Amber Lounge
 
    • Warm-up party for this year's 2014 MIDI festival and its "reduce horn honking" theme. You know the deal, The Mansion is a villa in Hongqiao that parties all night on two floors. Music by Dexter, Luce, Heatwolves, Ivan Oliva, Renjah, T-Retz & Myami Kid, PB & JFish, Rainbow High, and K.O.O.S. It's 100rmb to get in, including five drink tickets. They're also giving away ten tickets to the festival so get down before midnight to enter the raffle.
      The Mansion B18, 2388 Hongqiao Lu, near Hongjing Lu
    Warm-up party for this year's 2014 MIDI festival and its "reduce horn honking" theme. You know the deal, The Mansion is a villa in Hongqiao that parties all night on two floors. Music by Dexter, Luce, Heatwolves, Ivan Oliva, Renjah, T-Retz...
    The Mansion
 
 
    • Hollywood celebrates the F1 this Saturday night. They've got DJ Choyce Kutz on from 2–5am plus a lot of champagne deals going all night. Buy five bottles of Mumm and get two for free, or buy ten bottles and get five for free. Party starts at 10:00 pm and goes till the scary hours. Free entrance until 2am, then it's 100rmb for men including one drink.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Hollywood celebrates the F1 this Saturday night. They've got DJ Choyce Kutz on from 2–5am plus a lot of champagne deals going all night. Buy five bottles of Mumm and get two for free, or buy ten bottles and get five for free. Party...
    Hollywood
 
    • Cirque Le Soir Shanghai celebrates winning World's Finest Club award during the Formula 1 Weekend. Which commission presents that award? We're not sure...But they say to expect "the most glamorous night, the finest Champagne bubbles, and world class music and performances." 150rmb entry including one drink.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu
    Cirque Le Soir Shanghai celebrates winning World's Finest Club award during the Formula 1 Weekend. Which commission presents that award? We're not sure...But they say to expect "the most glamorous night, the finest Champagne bubbles, and...
    Cirque Le Soir
 
    • Another celebration of the F1 and champagne, this time down at M2. They've got "tech house and dance music" (we like this distinction) by Italian DJ Alex Kenji and, you guessed it, lots of champagne. Price: TBC
      M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
    Another celebration of the F1 and champagne, this time down at M2. They've got "tech house and dance music" (we like this distinction) by Italian DJ Alex Kenji and, you guessed it, lots of champagne. Price: TBC
    M2 (Hong Kong Plaza)

Sun
20

    • One of Shanghai's most well-known jazz singers, Coco Zhao, performing down at JZ with Alec Haavic, mark Fitzgibbon, Danny Zanker, and Johnny Joseph. It's a free show; starts at 9:30pm. Could be a good look if you're searching for jazz on Sunday.
      JZ Club 46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu
    One of Shanghai's most well-known jazz singers, Coco Zhao, performing down at JZ with Alec Haavic, mark Fitzgibbon, Danny Zanker, and Johnny Joseph. It's a free show; starts at 9:30pm. Could be a good look if you're searching for jazz on...
    JZ Club
 
    • April's Sunday Live! show is free as usual. This month features the The Bennies from Australialand back for their second tour of China. Also on the bill are Shanghai bands Bedstars, Wheel of Fortune, and Round Eye. Free free free! Starts at 2pm sharp.
      696 Live House 11-8, 1727 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Dongbaoxing Lu
    April's Sunday Live! show is free as usual. This month features the The Bennies from Australialand back for their second tour of China. Also on the bill are Shanghai bands Bedstars, Wheel of Fortune, and Round Eye. Free free free! Starts...
    696 Live House
 
    • Freaky club on The Bund doing an F1 closing party featuring music by DJ Naomi. They say some F1 drivers are coming through as well. Reservations recommended.
      Cirque Le Soir 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu
    Freaky club on The Bund doing an F1 closing party featuring music by DJ Naomi. They say some F1 drivers are coming through as well. Reservations recommended.
    Cirque Le Soir
 
    • Free afternoon jazz show down at this chill cafe near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro station. Jasmine Chen singing jazz classics. She wears a Qipao. It's really cultural. If you're feeling hungry, they do some nice set lunches down there too. Show goes from 1–4pm.
      Wooden Box 9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
    Free afternoon jazz show down at this chill cafe near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro station. Jasmine Chen singing jazz classics. She wears a Qipao. It's really cultural. If you're feeling hungry, they do some nice set lunches down there too....
    Wooden Box

Tue
22

    • Michigan metal band The Black Dahlia Murder embark on their first China tour, bringing the new sound of heavy music to the masses. Formed in 2000, the band strings melodic death and metalcore influences into an intense and unforgettable live show -- face-melting guitar work and blast beats aplenty. Fresh off a stint on the Warped Tour, their latest is 2013's Everblack. Presale tickets go for 380rmb.

      Tickets available here on SmartTicket.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Michigan metal band The Black Dahlia Murder embark on their first China tour, bringing the new sound of heavy music to the masses. Formed in 2000, the band strings melodic death and metalcore influences into an intense and unforgettable...
    MAO Livehouse


Wed
23

    • The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky doing some impressive vocal flexing at Shanghai Stadium. Expect baroque stylings and pitches higher than The Alps - he's taking it back to the castrato days. He's well versed in the works of Seicento, Sances, Rossi, Handel, and Vivaldi. Tickets start at 180rmb and go up to 880rmb for the best seats. Grab them quick and we'll deliver them right to your door. Show starts at 7:30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd
    The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky doing some impressive vocal flexing at Shanghai Stadium. Expect baroque stylings and pitches higher than The Alps - he's taking it back to the castrato days. He's well versed in the works of...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Thu
24

    • The freshest tunes in grime, garage, jackin' and LDN house. It's been a year since the start of Push and Pull, and to celebrate they're bringing Siesta down to the Shelter for a Thursday night UK garage rinse out. Residents Alta and Naaah on support. 20rmb to get in.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    The freshest tunes in grime, garage, jackin' and LDN house. It's been a year since the start of Push and Pull, and to celebrate they're bringing Siesta down to the Shelter for a Thursday night UK garage rinse out. Residents Alta and Naaah...
    The Shelter
 
    • Half of the production behind the infamous Crazy P, Hot Toddy has steadily been building his rep as a solo Artist since his debut release all the way back in 1999. He's a nu disco pioneer who has released tracks on many major labels like Eskimo, 2020vison, Z Records, and Smoke'n'mirror. Deep disco vibes in Shanghai on Thursday night. 50rmb to get in the door.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Half of the production behind the infamous Crazy P, Hot Toddy has steadily been building his rep as a solo Artist since his debut release all the way back in 1999. He's a nu disco pioneer who has released tracks on many major labels like...
    Lola

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    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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 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

Apr 23

The Venice Baroque Orchestra

The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky doing some impressive vocal flexing at Shanghai Stadium. Expect baroque stylings and pitches higher than The Alps

May 7

Richie Hawtin

One of the world's biggest techno artists, Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman, comes to M2 for one night. He was a pioneer in the early 90s Detroit techno scene, where he threw huge raves and released tracks on his label Plus-8.

May 30

Taylor Swift The Red Tour

Country-pop crossover act Taylor Swift makes her first ever appearance in Mainland China on May 30 at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena.


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