Fri
28

    • Straight-up one of the best house DJs ever lands at Lola for one night only. According to legend, his buddy James Curd played Lola a few months ago and called Derrick from the club and said "man you gotta come play here." You're looking at house, old-school disco, soul, jazz, and 70s jams. Cover is 130rmb including a drink. Support by Teasy. Not to be missed. Take a listen to his BBC Essential Mix for a taste.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Straight-up one of the best house DJs ever lands at Lola for one night only. According to legend, his buddy James Curd played Lola a few months ago and called Derrick from the club and said "man you gotta come play here." You're looking at...
    Lola

 
    • The Apartment is screening the films from the 48 Hour Film Project, which challenges teams of amateurs and professionals alike to come up with a creative short in just two days. Cover is 60rmb. First screening is on Friday from 8-11pm then on Sunday from 6-9pm.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    The Apartment is screening the films from the 48 Hour Film Project, which challenges teams of amateurs and professionals alike to come up with a creative short in just two days. Cover is 60rmb. First screening is on Friday from 8-11pm then...
    The Apartment
 
    • Tech and deep house at hip new vinyl bar URVC as they bring in Berlin's David Keno for a gig. He's released productions and remixes on labels like ZYX, Get Physical, Katermukke, and his own label Keno. His track Liquid was a big hit in Europe's clubs, as were collaborations he produced with Jaxon and M.in. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      URVC 999 Xikang Lu, near Anyuan Lu

    Tech and deep house at hip new vinyl bar URVC as they bring in Berlin's David Keno for a gig. He's released productions and remixes on labels like ZYX, Get Physical, Katermukke, and his own label Keno. His track Liquid was a big hit in...
    URVC

 
    • Rock solid booking of UK Bass/Footwork/Dubstep producer Addison Groove, whose first appearance at The Shelter was one of 2011's best nights. He's got tunes on labels like 50 Weapons and Swamp 81, not to mention a huge arsenal of dubstep trax on Tempa under his Headhunter alias. Support by Siesta, Beardslap, Dman, and Will A. Recommended. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Cover is 60rmb.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Rock solid booking of UK Bass/Footwork/Dubstep producer Addison Groove, whose first appearance at The Shelter was one of 2011's best nights. He's got tunes on labels like 50 Weapons and Swamp 81, not to mention a huge arsenal of dubstep...
    The Shelter

 
    • Many doubted them, but The Mansion project/party villa/funhouse made it two years. Shitload of DJs playing on two floors for this one: Josele, Lina K, Challop, K.O.O.S., Miss Hell, Electronail, Rainbow High, Below Surface, Silicone Noise, Florian Bo, T-Meum, T. Denis, Dymox, Dexter, and Eden. Cover is 100rmb, including five drinks. Goes from 10pm-10am.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu

    Many doubted them, but The Mansion project/party villa/funhouse made it two years. Shitload of DJs playing on two floors for this one: Josele, Lina K, Challop, K.O.O.S., Miss Hell, Electronail, Rainbow High, Below Surface, Silicone Noise,...
    The Mansion

 
    • Blue Note recording artist Stacey Kent stops by the Sennheiser Shanghai Music Hall for a night of jazz tunes. The Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer originally moved to Europe to study literature then became one of the world's foremost jazz singers. Tickets are 280rmb on SmartTicket. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Concert Hall 523 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Jin Ling Lu

    Blue Note recording artist Stacey Kent stops by the Sennheiser Shanghai Music Hall for a night of jazz tunes. The Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer originally moved to Europe to study literature then became one of the world's...
    Shanghai Concert Hall

 
    • They doin' the Schmurder dance... They doin' the ray ray... Weekly hip hop party at this lil' club/lounge on Donghu Lu. All the new hip hop hits plus some R&B and dancehall. Music by B-Kut and Kommi. Free entry before midnight if you RSVP to guestlist@hiphophijack.com, otherwise it's 50rmb including a drink.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    They doin' the Schmurder dance... They doin' the ray ray... Weekly hip hop party at this lil' club/lounge on Donghu Lu. All the new hip hop hits plus some R&B and dancehall. Music by B-Kut and Kommi. Free entry before midnight if you RSVP...
    Monkey Champagne
 
    • Open bar on wine at this Dagu Lu spot. For 100rmb you get free flow on sangria, rosé, and red wine. They've got a terrace. Could be a good look after work - it goes from 7pm–midnight.
      Vins Descombe 390 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    Open bar on wine at this Dagu Lu spot. For 100rmb you get free flow on sangria, rosé, and red wine. They've got a terrace. Could be a good look after work - it goes from 7pm–midnight.
    Vins Descombe
 
    • Experimental hip hop and beats in this Basement club on Xingfu Lu. Music by producer/DJs Aesthetica, Damacha, and Pantoo. They're playing "Bulldozer Music Power Electronics". Starts at 10pm. Ends late. Free to get in.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu

    Experimental hip hop and beats in this Basement club on Xingfu Lu. Music by producer/DJs Aesthetica, Damacha, and Pantoo. They're playing "Bulldozer Music Power Electronics". Starts at 10pm. Ends late. Free to get in.
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

 
    • So this is a Beijing power-folk/gothic/indie band called 永动机 (Perpetual Motion Machine". They do "19th Century rock." Have a listen for yourself on Douban to here what that sounds like. They're playing a bunch of good venues in China like Beijing Mao Livehouse, Vox in Wuhan, and Yuyintang. So, should be alright. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    So this is a Beijing power-folk/gothic/indie band called 永动机 (Perpetual Motion Machine". They do "19th Century rock." Have a listen for yourself on Douban to here what that sounds like. They're playing a bunch of good venues in China...
    Yuyintang

 
    • Party crew S.T.D. back at it with Portuguese bedroom electronic pop act Sun Glitters. Pretty chill, contemplative tunes -- check out some of that on their Soundcloud. Support acts R3, Linfeng, and ADO8 will probably bring it a bit more hype though. Cover is 60rmb, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Party crew S.T.D. back at it with Portuguese bedroom electronic pop act Sun Glitters. Pretty chill, contemplative tunes -- check out some of that on their Soundcloud. Support acts R3, Linfeng, and ADO8 will probably bring it a bit more...
    Arkham
 
    • Eclectic monthly dance party Love Bang returns to this high-end dive bar on Xingfu Lu. This month they've got DJs Zean from Harbin dropping come icy club tracks, Thomas Paninaro with a bag of rare 80s tunes, and DJ sexual turkey playing nu-wave, electrofunk, and some hip hop. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

    Eclectic monthly dance party Love Bang returns to this high-end dive bar on Xingfu Lu. This month they've got DJs Zean from Harbin dropping come icy club tracks, Thomas Paninaro with a bag of rare 80s tunes, and DJ sexual turkey playing...
    Dada

 
    • Bass/Grime/House/Juke/[cool music] party at fourth floor bar/lounge Lune. But hey, at least one of the DJs is a really solid producer. You've got Swimful, who's been producing hip hop for Main Attrakionz and Lil B, plus French dude The Finger, Silicone Noise, and Fane. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Lune 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu

    Bass/Grime/House/Juke/[cool music] party at fourth floor bar/lounge Lune. But hey, at least one of the DJs is a really solid producer. You've got Swimful, who's been producing hip hop for Main Attrakionz and Lil B, plus French dude The...
    Lune

 
    • Buy-one-get-one drinks until 1am and deep, jackin' house from James Leland, Jasmine Li, Catchoumi, and Jais at this new club by the people behind Shiva. No cover, starts at 10pm and goes late late.
      Downtown 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    Buy-one-get-one drinks until 1am and deep, jackin' house from James Leland, Jasmine Li, Catchoumi, and Jais at this new club by the people behind Shiva. No cover, starts at 10pm and goes late late.
    Downtown
 
    • Shanghai's number one Sinatra tribute artist is back in action with a sixteen piece band at this charming old Hongkou theater. They're doing songs for the holiday season and some other American big band standards. Cover is 100rmb. Starts at 7pm.
      The Pearl 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu

    Shanghai's number one Sinatra tribute artist is back in action with a sixteen piece band at this charming old Hongkou theater. They're doing songs for the holiday season and some other American big band standards. Cover is 100rmb. Starts...
    The Pearl

 
    • That club Linx on Huaihai lu is having a party. Here's what they say: "Linx customized electro music "Electro Life" new release, biggest hit: Tom Swoon (Billboard Dance Music Champion for 10 Weeks In A Row)" Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Linx 2/F, 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
    That club Linx on Huaihai lu is having a party. Here's what they say: "Linx customized electro music "Electro Life" new release, biggest hit: Tom Swoon (Billboard Dance Music Champion for 10 Weeks In A Row)" Free entry. Starts at 10pm and...
    Linx

Sat
29

    • Ensiferum (meaning "sword bearer") are a Finnish heavy metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "heroic folk metal," which just sounds awesome. Part of the new wave of Scando acts that combine traditional folk elements and themes with modern thrash and death metal, Ensiferum are world renowned for an intense and unforgettable live show. Don't miss. Presale tickets are 300rmb on SmartTicket. Show starts at 8pm.
      MAO Livehouse 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu

    Ensiferum (meaning "sword bearer") are a Finnish heavy metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "heroic folk metal," which just sounds awesome. Part of the new wave of Scando acts that combine traditional folk...
    MAO Livehouse

 
    • Beijing's Dong Dong music festival and conference moves south for some shows at Yuyintang with Parisian rockers Cheveu and Spanish electro rock trio Astrio. Both of these bands sounding pretty good. Ticket is 100rmb at the door. Show starts at 9pm and will probably end around 11.30pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    Beijing's Dong Dong music festival and conference moves south for some shows at Yuyintang with Parisian rockers Cheveu and Spanish electro rock trio Astrio. Both of these bands sounding pretty good. Ticket is 100rmb at the door. Show...
    Yuyintang

 
    • Monthly party with dark electro, post punk, industrial, coldwave, trash, EBM (electronic body music), and whatever returns to classic dive bar C's. DJ sets by SoundSpade, Penguin:D, Count of Monte Disco, Shanyinde, and SodaPop. Visuals by Dogma Openlab. Goes from 10pm–late. No cover.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

    Monthly party with dark electro, post punk, industrial, coldwave, trash, EBM (electronic body music), and whatever returns to classic dive bar C's. DJ sets by SoundSpade, Penguin:D, Count of Monte Disco, Shanyinde, and SodaPop. Visuals by...
    C's

 
    • 1LoveShanghai doing another banggeeerrrrrrr at warehouse club Arkham. For this one they've got Brazilian act Tropkillaz dropping that tropical bass. Take a listen to their Soundcloud for a taste. Support by Skinny Brown, Tsunano, Yeti B, Luce, and MC PQ. Cover is 100rmb, or 80rmb before 11pm.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    1LoveShanghai doing another banggeeerrrrrrr at warehouse club Arkham. For this one they've got Brazilian act Tropkillaz dropping that tropical bass. Take a listen to their Soundcloud for a taste. Support by Skinny Brown, Tsunano, Yeti B,...
    Arkham

 
    • ShanghaiPRIDE teams up with Element Magazine to launch the "Rainbow is the Color of My Skin" photo campaign. The photographs feature A*Mei and models in six cities (Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, HK, and Bangkok) that promote awareness for LGBT communities. Cover is 60rmb including a drink and some of the money goes to SH Pride 2015. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    ShanghaiPRIDE teams up with Element Magazine to launch the "Rainbow is the Color of My Skin" photo campaign. The photographs feature A*Mei and models in six cities (Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, HK, and Bangkok) that promote awareness for...
    390 Panyu Lu
 
    • Live surf rock by The Psyders plus a rock DJ set by DJ Shuffle a.k.a. Chachy at this basement club on Xingfu Lu. Pysders are solid, and the show is free. Not a bad look. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
    Live surf rock by The Psyders plus a rock DJ set by DJ Shuffle a.k.a. Chachy at this basement club on Xingfu Lu. Pysders are solid, and the show is free. Not a bad look. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)
 
    • Rat On crew go with something a little different for November, a heavy dose of electronica—keyboards, laptops, synthesizers and samplers are going to be the star of this months show. Japanese ambient/drone artist Unii kicks it off, followed up by new comer Lacolombe, then Undress For Success play their first Rat On Monthly gig. Wraps up with Nonplus Of Color. 9pm. 40rmb entry.
      Harley's Bar B1,265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu

    Rat On crew go with something a little different for November, a heavy dose of electronica—keyboards, laptops, synthesizers and samplers are going to be the star of this months show. Japanese ambient/drone artist Unii kicks it off,...
    Harley's Bar

 
    • Disco in all its forms and derivatives, from Italo to Boogie to Electrofunk. Weird disco. The outer limits of disco. Music by American Booze DJs and Lindberg. Goes from 10pm until late. Free entry.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    Disco in all its forms and derivatives, from Italo to Boogie to Electrofunk. Weird disco. The outer limits of disco. Music by American Booze DJs and Lindberg. Goes from 10pm until late. Free entry.
    Dada
 
    • MVP does an event at Kee Club, which is usually a private club for ballers and socialites. They've booked this young German DJ and producer Borrowed Identity, who managed to score a 4/5 on Resident Advisor for his latest EP. Free entry if you RSVP to events@mvpshanghai.com, otherwise it's 150rmb including a glass of champagne. Goes from 10pm–late.
      Kee Club 4/F, Twin Villas, 796 Huaihai Zhong Lu near Ruijin Er Lu

    MVP does an event at Kee Club, which is usually a private club for ballers and socialites. They've booked this young German DJ and producer Borrowed Identity, who managed to score a 4/5 on Resident Advisor for his latest EP. Free entry if...
    Kee Club

 
  • House music crew Lose Your Face roll into the new uDance Radio Vinyl Cafe for a night of deep, jackin' house. Show will also stream live on the uDance site. This is one of the freshest new venues in Shanghai, definitely worth a look. Free...
    URVC

 
    • For those about to rock...on the Bund. Bar Rouge does a rock and roll night where they pair a DJ with a guitarist to drop tunes from Hendrix to AC/DC, the Rolling Stones to Kiss, and Aerosmith to U2. Groupies await. Dress code = rockstars leather and bling. Starts at 10pm, cover charge is 100rmb.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    For those about to rock...on the Bund. Bar Rouge does a rock and roll night where they pair a DJ with a guitarist to drop tunes from Hendrix to AC/DC, the Rolling Stones to Kiss, and Aerosmith to U2. Groupies await. Dress code = rockstars...
    Bar Rouge

 
    • Afternoon whiskey tasting session of some small-batch American bourbons at this restaurant in Sinan Mansion. 160rmb includes five whiskies and some snacks. Starts at 3pm.
      Shanghai Slim's Sinan Mansions, Block 26D, 523 Fuxing Lu, near Sinan Lu
    Afternoon whiskey tasting session of some small-batch American bourbons at this restaurant in Sinan Mansion. 160rmb includes five whiskies and some snacks. Starts at 3pm.
    Shanghai Slim's
 
    • Yongfu Lu lounge/club The Apartment is having an erotic party. Three rooms with different music and a black-tie/"sophisticated smart" dress code. Erotttttiicccccc. Free entry if you're on the guest list, which you can enter by emailing main@theapartment-shanghai.com. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Yongfu Lu lounge/club The Apartment is having an erotic party. Three rooms with different music and a black-tie/"sophisticated smart" dress code. Erotttttiicccccc. Free entry if you're on the guest list, which you can enter by emailing...
    The Apartment

 
    • The new Rungis Wine Shop opens on the 2nd floor of that Spanish wine/tapas spot La Bota with a tasting of eight wines plus free flow tapas. Everyone walks away with a 100rmb voucher as well. Price is 250rmb at the door or 200rmb if you RSVP in advance to jaredb.schultze@gmail.com. Goes from 5-8pm.
      La Bota 426 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    The new Rungis Wine Shop opens on the 2nd floor of that Spanish wine/tapas spot La Bota with a tasting of eight wines plus free flow tapas. Everyone walks away with a 100rmb voucher as well. Price is 250rmb at the door or 200rmb if you...
    La Bota
 
    • Theo Man taking some young French boys under his wing for a new monthly party at this fourth floor lounge/bar on the Donghu Lu strip. Music is house/tech house/deep house by Catchoumi, Theo-man, and Jais. Entry is free. Goes from 10pm-late.
      Lune 4F, 218 Xinle Lu, corner of Donghu Lu
    Theo Man taking some young French boys under his wing for a new monthly party at this fourth floor lounge/bar on the Donghu Lu strip. Music is house/tech house/deep house by Catchoumi, Theo-man, and Jais. Entry is free. Goes from...
    Lune
 
    • Buy-one-get-one drinks until 1am and deep tech house all night long at this cyberpunk-ish club by the peeps behind Shiva. Music by Jasmine Li, Them Waits, and Javi Kalero. Goes from 10pm-late. Free entry.
      Downtown 449 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    Buy-one-get-one drinks until 1am and deep tech house all night long at this cyberpunk-ish club by the peeps behind Shiva. Music by Jasmine Li, Them Waits, and Javi Kalero. Goes from 10pm-late. Free entry.
    Downtown
 
    • Yep, it's another pub crawl. This time, 20rmb of each ticket goes to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for prostate and testicular canceer. As for the crawl, you know the deal - an hour of open bar at the first bar, free welcome shots at bars two, three, and four, and free entry to a club with some free drinks there too. Price is 150rmb without open bar at the first spot or 250rmb with the open bar. Meeting time is 9pm at Bar Gatsby.
      Bar Gatsby 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
    Yep, it's another pub crawl. This time, 20rmb of each ticket goes to the Movember foundation to raise awareness for prostate and testicular canceer. As for the crawl, you know the deal - an hour of open bar at the first bar, free welcome...
    Bar Gatsby
 
    • Red Town livehouse On-Stage does a night of live rock. Music by Wild Dicks, Seven Line, db-, Eraser, and Wheel Of Tenacious. Everything from hard rock and rap to bossanova and pop-punk. Quite a mixed bag...Tickets are 50rmb at the door. Starts at 8.30pm and will probably end before midnight.
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu

    Red Town livehouse On-Stage does a night of live rock. Music by Wild Dicks, Seven Line, db-, Eraser, and Wheel Of Tenacious. Everything from hard rock and rap to bossanova and pop-punk. Quite a mixed bag...Tickets are 50rmb at the door....
    On Stage

 
    • French bangers on two floors in a Hongqiao party villa. Geeked-up kids getting down to the sounds of Mia, Mrs. Hell, Luis Wire, Electronail, and Catchoumi. Expect techno and electro until dawn. Goes from 10pm-10am. Cover is 100rmb including five drink tickets.
      The Mansion Dynasty Villa - B18, 851 Hongjing Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
    French bangers on two floors in a Hongqiao party villa. Geeked-up kids getting down to the sounds of Mia, Mrs. Hell, Luis Wire, Electronail, and Catchoumi. Expect techno and electro until dawn. Goes from 10pm-10am. Cover is 100rmb...
    The Mansion

Sun
30

    • The Shelter does a Sunday night show with Beijing-born, London-based vocalist and producer FiFi Rong. She's worked with artists like Tricky and a unique voice that creates a dreamy, ethereal vibe. Support by Damacha, Faded Ghost, and Drunk Monk. Cover is 40rmb. Starts at 9pm.
      The Shelter Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    The Shelter does a Sunday night show with Beijing-born, London-based vocalist and producer FiFi Rong. She's worked with artists like Tricky and a unique voice that creates a dreamy, ethereal vibe. Support by Damacha, Faded Ghost, and Drunk...
    The Shelter

 
    • Irish pub The Tipsy Fiddler celebrates Scotland's national day with traditional Scottish singing and bag piping. The 150rmb cover gets you a two-course Scottish meal and a dram. Free entry. Starts at 6pm and goes until the wheels fall off.
      The Tipsy Fiddler 135-6 Fahuazhen Lu, near Xingfu Lu

    Irish pub The Tipsy Fiddler celebrates Scotland's national day with traditional Scottish singing and bag piping. The 150rmb cover gets you a two-course Scottish meal and a dram. Free entry. Starts at 6pm and goes until the wheels fall off.
    The Tipsy Fiddler

 
    • Xi'an rocker Ximing rolls through Mao Live for a show. He's been in the music game for twenty years. Check out some of his music on Douban for a taste. Goes from 9pm-11.30pm. Cover is 60rmb.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)

    Xi'an rocker Ximing rolls through Mao Live for a show. He's been in the music game for twenty years. Check out some of his music on Douban for a taste. Goes from 9pm-11.30pm. Cover is 60rmb.
    Yuyintang


Dec
01

    • Live jazz music and free flow luxury all day every day this December at the Waldorf. Goes from 4pm-1am Monday-Saturday then 2pm-1am on Sundays. Music by Sandra Kaye and her band. No cover, but drinks start at 98rmb.
      Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria) Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Live jazz music and free flow luxury all day every day this December at the Waldorf. Goes from 4pm-1am Monday-Saturday then 2pm-1am on Sundays. Music by Sandra Kaye and her band. No cover, but drinks start at 98rmb.
    Long Bar (Waldorf-Astoria)
 

Dec
02

    • Live jazz and a killer happy hour including 15rmb draft beers and 10rmb shots. Music by Alex Haavik and his instruments and machines, plus some guests. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu
    Live jazz and a killer happy hour including 15rmb draft beers and 10rmb shots. Music by Alex Haavik and his instruments and machines, plus some guests. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

Dec
03

    • Dallas rock band Abacus5 come to Shanghai for a free show at one of the best rock venues in town. These guys kinda sound like a cross between Nickleback and Soundgarden. Maybe that's your thing. Free entry. Starts at 9pm.
      Yuyintang 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
    Dallas rock band Abacus5 come to Shanghai for a free show at one of the best rock venues in town. These guys kinda sound like a cross between Nickleback and Soundgarden. Maybe that's your thing. Free entry. Starts at 9pm.
    Yuyintang

Dec
04

  • One of 2014's best bookings coming in at the end of the year. Dan Deacon is a madman, known for insane live shows where he makes dance music with racks on racks of gear, sending audiences into uncontrollable frenzies. Here's a video of him...
    Yuyintang

 
    • Great disco/house booking right here. The Revenge is this dude who puts out a ton of edits and remixes by himself and with 6th Borough Project. He plays in places like Glasgow's Sub Club and at nights like Optimo and Disco Bloodbath. Really solid disco/house jams. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by Thoma Cher and Charp plus Allan Marshall.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Great disco/house booking right here. The Revenge is this dude who puts out a ton of edits and remixes by himself and with 6th Borough Project. He plays in places like Glasgow's Sub Club and at nights like Optimo and Disco Bloodbath....
    Lola


Dec
05

    • Boys Noize back in Shanghai for another banger. The Berlin-based producer makes big, hardcore, maximal techno, electro, and house tunes. He's worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg to G-Dragon, and partnered with Skrillex for their Dog Blood project. Gonna be a big one. Early bird tickets going for 150rmb on SmartTicket.
      M2 (Hong Kong Plaza) Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu

    Boys Noize back in Shanghai for another banger. The Berlin-based producer makes big, hardcore, maximal techno, electro, and house tunes. He's worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg to G-Dragon, and partnered with Skrillex for their Dog Blood...
    M2 (Hong Kong Plaza)

 
 
    • Folk music outfit The Horde release their newest music video "Space Wars", a throwback to Ed Wood-style alien movies. Performances by The Horde plus special guests Little Punk and Compact Dicks down from Beijing. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      LOgO (Xingfu Lu) 298 Xingfu Lu, near Pingwu Lu

    Folk music outfit The Horde release their newest music video "Space Wars", a throwback to Ed Wood-style alien movies. Performances by The Horde plus special guests Little Punk and Compact Dicks down from Beijing. Cover is 30rmb. Starts at...
    LOgO (Xingfu Lu)

 
    • Toyko's Shota Tanaka, a.k.a. Beaten Space Probe, has been dropping solid disco and funk edits for the last few years. He's landing in this cozy disco bar that's hidden on Donghu Lu. Free entrance, starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by Perseau.
      Craft Donghu Hotel South Wing, 7 Donghu Lu, above Cinderella KTV

    Toyko's Shota Tanaka, a.k.a. Beaten Space Probe, has been dropping solid disco and funk edits for the last few years. He's landing in this cozy disco bar that's hidden on Donghu Lu. Free entrance, starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by...
    Craft

 
  • In celebration of seven years running game, The Shelter hosts Japanese beatz guru Mitsu the Beats. It's a jazz meets hip hop kinda thing. Line Up: Mitsu the Beats, HBD, Ceezy, Tag, and V-Nutz. Starts at 10pm.
    The Shelter

 
    • Hey it's that Boiler Room guy that was supposed to play here a few months ago but didn't sort his travel plans in time. Thris Tian is one of the founders of The Boiler Room, one of the most popular underground music showcases/events of the last decade. Surely the dude has a lot of good trax and dubplates. Cover is 50rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late. Support by R3, ADO8, and Yeti B.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Hey it's that Boiler Room guy that was supposed to play here a few months ago but didn't sort his travel plans in time. Thris Tian is one of the founders of The Boiler Room, one of the most popular underground music showcases/events of...
    Arkham

 
  • Deep house and disco as French DJ Mr. Assin returns to high-end dive bar Dada. Check out his sounds here on Mixcloud. Support by his partner Eddie Li. Starts at 10pm; free entry.
    Dada
 
  • That big club Linx on Huaihai Lu is having a party. Here's what they say about that: "Linx customized electro music "Electro Life" new release, biggest hit: KURA (No.42ed of Top 100 DJs)". No cover. Starts at midnight.
    Linx

Dec
06

    • The team behind Brawl on the Wall, Brawl on the Bund, Mayhem in Macao, and Taipei Fight Night does another black-tie fight at Hyatt on The Bund. Headline match is between Pro-MMA fighter turned pro-boxer Rodrigo Benedito Caporal from Brazil vs. Northern China's Liu "Lightning" Yue. Tickets include a four-course dinner, free-flow wine and beer, and gold side tables are 12,000rmb. More info coming soon. Starts at 7pm.
      Hyatt on the Bund 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu

    The team behind Brawl on the Wall, Brawl on the Bund, Mayhem in Macao, and Taipei Fight Night does another black-tie fight at Hyatt on The Bund. Headline match is between Pro-MMA fighter turned pro-boxer Rodrigo Benedito Caporal from...
    Hyatt on the Bund

 
    • The Caribbean Association of China does a holiday party with live music, Caribbean food, a raffle, giveaway prizes, and a bunch of rum punch. Price is 300rmb at the door if you're not a member of the CAC. Goes from 7pm-midnight. You can get pre-sale tickets for 250rmb by emailing info@cachina.org.
      Crowne Plaza (Panyu Lu) 400 Panyu Lu, near Xinhua Lu
    The Caribbean Association of China does a holiday party with live music, Caribbean food, a raffle, giveaway prizes, and a bunch of rum punch. Price is 300rmb at the door if you're not a member of the CAC. Goes from 7pm-midnight. You can...
    Crowne Plaza (Panyu Lu)
 
    • Crunk kids One Love Shanghai back for another round of bass-heavy party music at this warehouse club. This month they've got Paul Devro, who is the A&R for Diplo's label Mad Decent. He's played in Shanghai before and is a super solid DJ with all kinds of hot new tracks. Support from new French crew We Are Lambda, Alanwolf, Chuchu, and G-Deep. Price is 60rmb before 11pm, then 80rmb after.
      Arkham 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    Crunk kids One Love Shanghai back for another round of bass-heavy party music at this warehouse club. This month they've got Paul Devro, who is the A&R for Diplo's label Mad Decent. He's played in Shanghai before and is a super solid DJ...
    Arkham

 
    • Big yakitori tings man...Beatle's themed Yakitori spot Kota's kitchen is having a reggae party with Deejay Laobang, DJ Shohei, Bob, and Jabba. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-3am.
      Kota's Kitchen 1/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Lu
    Big yakitori tings man...Beatle's themed Yakitori spot Kota's kitchen is having a reggae party with Deejay Laobang, DJ Shohei, Bob, and Jabba. Free entry. Goes from 10pm-3am.
    Kota's Kitchen

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  • Every month Irish Pub Tipsy Fiddler does a malt whiskey of the month. November is the 1997 Oban Distiller's Edition, which is finished in Montilla Fino sherry casks for a clean, nutty flavor. That's going for 60rmb a glass all month long.
    Daily until Dec 1 at The Tipsy Fiddler
 
    • Hipster Yunnan restaurant Slurp! has a new Mon-Friday happy hour where 50rmb gets you a glass of mulled wine plus any two Yunnanese side dishes. Or you can choose a beer instead of mulled wine if you'd like. Goes from 6-10pm daily.
      Slurp! 1000 Changping Lu, near Yanping Lu

    Hipster Yunnan restaurant Slurp! has a new Mon-Friday happy hour where 50rmb gets you a glass of mulled wine plus any two Yunnanese side dishes. Or you can choose a beer instead of mulled wine if you'd like. Goes from 6-10pm daily.
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 24 at Slurp!

 
    • Women get 50% off from 7pm till midnight. Laser tag, mini golf, drinks, everything is half off!!! Men get everything at membership prices, which is a 30% discount, plus billiards, foosball and air hockey in the lounge and a a BOGO happy hour until 10pm that the men can indulge in.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Women get 50% off from 7pm till midnight. Laser tag, mini golf, drinks, everything is half off!!! Men get everything at membership prices, which is a 30% discount, plus billiards, foosball and air hockey in the lounge and a a BOGO happy...
    Daily until Dec 17 at Big E
 
    • New Wednesday night party at dive-ish bar Dada. Music is open format, so expect everything from jazz and funk to disco, house, and boogie. It's just whatever, man. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Dada 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    New Wednesday night party at dive-ish bar Dada. Music is open format, so expect everything from jazz and funk to disco, house, and boogie. It's just whatever, man. Free entry. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 24 at Dada
 
  • This Jing'an bar has buy-one-get-one Tiger draft beer all day plus house wine buy-one-get-one wine from 4-7pm. Both of those are 48rmb.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Sixbees
 
    • Bund destination Bar Rouge does this Boudoir Rouge party every Friday night. It's all about voluptuous pleasures and mystery, so they're asking that you don a mask and rock some lace and pearl. Get crazy, on that baroque glam tip. Cover is 100rmb. Starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    Bund destination Bar Rouge does this Boudoir Rouge party every Friday night. It's all about voluptuous pleasures and mystery, so they're asking that you don a mask and rock some lace and pearl. Get crazy, on that baroque glam tip. Cover is...
    Every Fri until Dec 31 at Bar Rouge

 
    • Shoot your friends! With lasers...every Tuesday night the Big E in Pudong does laser tag for 30rmb a game from 7pm-midnight. Place is pretty cool. Plus there's a buy-one-get-one deal on drinks until 10pm plus free air hockey, pool, and foosball. Free entry.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu

    Shoot your friends! With lasers...every Tuesday night the Big E in Pudong does laser tag for 30rmb a game from 7pm-midnight. Place is pretty cool. Plus there's a buy-one-get-one deal on drinks until 10pm plus free air hockey, pool, and...
    Every Tue until Dec 30 at Big E

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

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

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

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

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

 
    • Windows Scoreboard presents their weekly pool tournament with free games and a chance to win prizes. Winner gets a free bottle of Sky Vodka. Starts at 9.30pm every Sunday night. Free entry and free enrollment.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu

    Windows Scoreboard presents their weekly pool tournament with free games and a chance to win prizes. Winner gets a free bottle of Sky Vodka. Starts at 9.30pm every Sunday night. Free entry and free enrollment.
    Every Sun until Nov 30 at Windows Scoreboard

 
    • It's Ladies' Night every Thursday at popular Bund 18 destination Bar Rouge. That means free flow cocktails for all girls between 9:30-11:30pm plus free manicures. No cover with the password "MVP" until midnight, otherwise it's 100rmb.
      Bar Rouge Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu

    It's Ladies' Night every Thursday at popular Bund 18 destination Bar Rouge. That means free flow cocktails for all girls between 9:30-11:30pm plus free manicures. No cover with the password "MVP" until midnight, otherwise it's 100rmb.
    Every Thu until Dec 1 at Bar Rouge

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

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

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

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

 
    • Tuesday night Latin party happening at this Yongfu Lu bar for the foreseeable future. They've got free salsa lessons, 35rmb caprinhas and mojitos, and pitchers for 200rmb. Music runs from salsa to reggaeton. Sounds pretty decent for these hot nights. Goes from 8pm–late, and those free salsa lessons go from 9–9.40.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    Tuesday night Latin party happening at this Yongfu Lu bar for the foreseeable future. They've got free salsa lessons, 35rmb caprinhas and mojitos, and pitchers for 200rmb. Music runs from salsa to reggaeton. Sounds pretty decent for these...
    Every Tue until Dec 1 at The Apartment

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

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

 
    • Ladies night at this bar in that 1788 Square in Jing'an. They've got free flow sparkling line for females all night. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      Salmos 1788 Eco City, 6/F, 1818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Ladies night at this bar in that 1788 Square in Jing'an. They've got free flow sparkling line for females all night. No cover. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at Salmos
 
  • Every Wednesday night, The Spot hosts a pool tourney. Also, buy an burger set (except the King Kong) and get a half a liter of Tiger draft beer for free. Available 5–10pm.
    Every Wed until Mar 25 at The Spot
 
    • Every week Wednesday to Sunday Masse will be having comedy nights. Thursday is improv night while the rest are just good old-fashioned stand-up. Wednesday and Sunday are open mic nights and are free, the others are 50rmb to go. For start times check the flyer.
      Masse 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

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

 
    • It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the restaurant.
      Flame Jing'an Kerry Centre, North Block, 2/F, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu
    It's the heart attack challenge...Anyone who can finish Flame's monster burger set (that's a 400rmb plate) gets it for free, and more importantly will live eternally on Flame's ego wall. The winner also gets 1000rmb in coupons for the...
    Daily until Apr 15 at Flame
 
    • This is the gay party to hit up on Wednesdays, brought to you by the HUNT crew. They've got a buy-one-get-one happy hour until midnight, which includes Whisky Sours, Papas, Blue Carafinas, Cosmos, Lola Bloody Marys, Sexy Bodies, house wine, beer, and standard cocktails. ​Drinks are strong. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Lola Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    This is the gay party to hit up on Wednesdays, brought to you by the HUNT crew. They've got a buy-one-get-one happy hour until midnight, which includes Whisky Sours, Papas, Blue Carafinas, Cosmos, Lola Bloody Marys, Sexy Bodies, house...
    Every Wed until Dec 1 at Lola

 
    • Every Thursday, this hip hop club on Donghu Lu has a free open bar for ladies before 1am. Misloop is on deck dropping hip hop, R&B, and whatever new tracks she's feeling. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
      Monkey Champagne 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Thursday, this hip hop club on Donghu Lu has a free open bar for ladies before 1am. Misloop is on deck dropping hip hop, R&B, and whatever new tracks she's feeling. Free entry, starts at 10pm and goes late.
    Every Thu until Feb 1 at Monkey Champagne
 
    • Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which includes one drink. Models and bottles, international lifestyles, and all that...Doors open at 10pm but this place gets busy around 2am and rages through dawn. They do enforce a dress code so don't go up in there with your basketball shorts.
      Hollywood 46 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu
    Weekly Friday party at this discotheque that's popular with international students and moonlight ragers. Commerical house music by DJ Leo Chiodaroli and occasionally other DJs. No cover for women, but men pay 100rmb after 2am which...
    Every Fri until Dec 1 at Hollywood
 
    • Salsa night at Mural every Monday. Live Latin band plays South American tunes. This one has been going for around ten years and always draws a big crowd. Happy hour goes until 9pm. No cover. Sweet.
      Mural 10 Hengshan Lu, Basement Level, near Yongjia Lu,
    Salsa night at Mural every Monday. Live Latin band plays South American tunes. This one has been going for around ten years and always draws a big crowd. Happy hour goes until 9pm. No cover. Sweet.
    Every Mon until Dec 1 at Mural
 
    • This lazer tag spot does a couple of 100rmb all-you-can_____ deals every Monday–Wednesday. 100rmb gets you all-you-can-play lazer tag, which is pretty fun. Throw down another 100rmb and get all you can drink Tiger beer.
      X Club B/1, 366 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

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

 
    • Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
      Dreikronen 1308 Brauhaus 1929 Art Space Building, 687 Dongdaming Lu, near Xinjian Lu
    Every day from 11am-7pm, this German brewpub in Hongkou does buy-one-get-one on their lager, wheat and dark beers. Offer applies to all beer sizes.
    Daily until Apr 1 at Dreikronen 1308 Brauhaus
 
    • Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
      Unico Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Every Tuesday Bund club Unico does a Latin night, with free flow mojitos from 8.30-9.30pm then two for 80rmb all evening, plus a live salsa band and DJ S.Kiv. Goes from 8.30-late.
    Every Tue until May 1 at Unico
 
    • This speakeasy themed bar does half-priced drinks for ladies, fortune telling, unspecified "gifts", and French oysters for 10rmb every Thursday night from 6–10pm. Free entry.
      Mr Pitt No. 10, 600 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Wuding Lu
    This speakeasy themed bar does half-priced drinks for ladies, fortune telling, unspecified "gifts", and French oysters for 10rmb every Thursday night from 6–10pm. Free entry.
    Every Thu until Apr 1 at Mr Pitt
 
    • Sunday afternoon party at this lush garden bar on Yongjia Lu. They've got Edamame spinning deep, soulful house and afro, plus 100rmb gets you three Asahi drafts or glasses of red/white wine. No cover, good times. Goes from 4–9pm. If it rains, they've got covering so no worries.
      Shari Garden Bar 630 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu

    Sunday afternoon party at this lush garden bar on Yongjia Lu. They've got Edamame spinning deep, soulful house and afro, plus 100rmb gets you three Asahi drafts or glasses of red/white wine. No cover, good times. Goes from 4–9pm. If it...
    Every Sun until Feb 14 at Shari Garden Bar

 
 
    • One of Shanghai's oldest and truest dive bars does a weekly Friday party called China Social Club. They play house, disco, and party jams. The liquor is really cheap. You can write on the walls and no one will mind, it's that kind of place. A lot of DJs and crews in Shanghai got their start here, so it's worth checking out. Free entry. Starts at 9pm and goes late.
      C's 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

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

 
    • Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
      The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
    Every Monday night at The Apartment, mojitos are two for one by the glass or pitcher until midnight. Live music plays in the lounge, too.
    Every Mon until Jun 30 at The Apartment
 
  • Every night at Windows Garage on Nanjing Xi Lu from 2pm–9pm 25rmb Bud and tiger drafts are buy-one-get-one-free.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Windows Garage
 
    • Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
      Oriental Taipan 39 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Every Sunday night at O Theatre cocktail lounge on Changle Lu is wine night. House wine by the glass is 50rmb a piece all night long.
    Every Sun until Mar 31 at Oriental Taipan
 
    • For all the girls who love strawberries and free alcohol, here's a new ladies night down at this speakeasy-themed bar. Every Tuesday night from 8pm–11pm, girls get free-flow sparkling wine with strawberries.
      The Boulevard 7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
    For all the girls who love strawberries and free alcohol, here's a new ladies night down at this speakeasy-themed bar. Every Tuesday night from 8pm–11pm, girls get free-flow sparkling wine with strawberries.
    Every Tue until Mar 30 at The Boulevard
 
    • Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough environment.
      Blue Frog (SWFC) Shanghai World Financial Center, B/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
    Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Frog (SWFC)
 
    • Blue Marlin is an adequate Western restaurant in Thumb Plaza. They do a daily half-priced happy hour from 2-8pm. That's on beer, wine and some cocktails. Not bad if you work in the area. It's not really a place you'd fight your way to, but if you're in the area and want a Western place with sports on the TV and American food, there you go.
      Blue Marlin (Thumb Plaza) No. 17, 199 Fangdian Lu, near Dingxiang Lu
    Blue Marlin is an adequate Western restaurant in Thumb Plaza. They do a daily half-priced happy hour from 2-8pm. That's on beer, wine and some cocktails. Not bad if you work in the area. It's not really a place you'd fight your way to, but...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Marlin (Thumb Plaza)
 
    • This is still one of the best happy hours in town. Daily, 4-8pm, beers and wine are up for grabs with beers from 15rmb a glass, wine from 20rmb, or Pastis for 10rmb. There are three of these bars in Shanghai, all with tasteful French decor and excellent prices on drinks. They're loud, busy but smoke-free. All three come highly recommended.
      Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) 1085 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
    This is still one of the best happy hours in town. Daily, 4-8pm, beers and wine are up for grabs with beers from 15rmb a glass, wine from 20rmb, or Pastis for 10rmb. There are three of these bars in Shanghai, all with tasteful French decor...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu)
 
    • Buy one get one free on all the homebrew at this delicious microbrewery inside the Kerry Pudong. It runs from 4-8pm. There's not much else in this area, so if you live around there, you're probably already hitting this. If you're a visitor, the BREW is a nice, large microbrewery in a hotel that serves up about six different beers at a time.
      The BREW The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu
    Buy one get one free on all the homebrew at this delicious microbrewery inside the Kerry Pudong. It runs from 4-8pm. There's not much else in this area, so if you live around there, you're probably already hitting this. If you're a...
    Daily until Dec 1 at The BREW
 
    • Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough environment.
      Blue Frog (Jinqiao) Green Sports & Leisure Center, R3-633 Biyun Lu, near Yunshan Lu
    Blue Frog has a daily deal, 4-8pm: buy one get one free. For this neighborhood, that's a solid bet. The drinks and decor aren't going to startle you or re-write the playbook, but you'll get your drinks half priced and a friendly enough...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Blue Frog (Jinqiao)
 
    • This is a nice old live music venue near the Bund. They have daily jazz and blues shows, which are free to watch. They do food and decent drinks, for which you pay a premium, but from 4-8pm every day all the house beers, wines and soft drinks are half price.
      House of Blues and Jazz 60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
    This is a nice old live music venue near the Bund. They have daily jazz and blues shows, which are free to watch. They do food and decent drinks, for which you pay a premium, but from 4-8pm every day all the house beers, wines and soft...
    Daily until Dec 1 at House of Blues and Jazz
 
    • One of the nicest hotels in Shanghai, if you like that high-end, minimal design thing (we do, and this place kills it). They also have a good happy hour, daily from 6-8pm, which sees Asahi, Tsingtao (draft), selected wines, cosmopolitans, whisky sours and amaretto sours all 40rmb a glass. Those cocktails might change with the seasons but the deal remains. The prices double after 8pm. This deal is good in the lobby level bar, which is a cool space.
      The Waterhouse The Cool Docks, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
    One of the nicest hotels in Shanghai, if you like that high-end, minimal design thing (we do, and this place kills it). They also have a good happy hour, daily from 6-8pm, which sees Asahi, Tsingtao (draft), selected wines, cosmopolitans,...
    Daily until Dec 1 at The Waterhouse
 
    • Happy hour goes from 5:30-8pm and sees prices slashed on beer, house wine, mixed drinks and selected cocktails. Prices are around 38rmb for wine, 30rmb for mixed drinks, 48rmb for cocktails and beer from 20rmb. This is a really nice Spanish lounge that serves high-grade tapas and ham. Tasty little place for sure.
      Pata Negra 1/F, 913 Julu Lu, near Changshu Lu
    Happy hour goes from 5:30-8pm and sees prices slashed on beer, house wine, mixed drinks and selected cocktails. Prices are around 38rmb for wine, 30rmb for mixed drinks, 48rmb for cocktails and beer from 20rmb. This is a really nice...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Pata Negra
 
    • This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of the customers are regulars because they go back again and again for Cotton Ding's hospitality.
      Cotton's (Anting Lu) 132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
    This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of...
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 1 at Cotton's (Anting Lu)
 
    • This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of the customers are regulars because they go back again and again for Cotton Ding's hospitality.
      Cotton's (Xinhua Lu) 294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
    This happy hour's been running almost since the Cultural Revolution started. It's Monday-Friday, 4pm-8pm: buy one get one free on all house drinks. Lovely bar that mixes decent food with reasonably priced booze and friendly staff. Most of...
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 1 at Cotton's (Xinhua Lu)
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended.
      BnC (Xikang Lu) 685 Xikang Lu, near Changping Lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at BnC (Xikang Lu)
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended. This one's really small but friendly. The decor is cramped and basic, Christmas tree lights and tinsel up round-year, but it's a super-friendly spot and the prices are right.
      BnC2 320 Xinfeng lu, near Shanxi Bei lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at BnC2
 
    • This restaurant does a late-night happy hour that's worth remembering if you're out on Donghu Lu: every day from 10pm-late, half price on selected beers, chardonnay and martinis. The restaurant is colorful, busy and serves laowai-friendly Sichuan food.
      Sichuan Citizen 30 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu
    This restaurant does a late-night happy hour that's worth remembering if you're out on Donghu Lu: every day from 10pm-late, half price on selected beers, chardonnay and martinis. The restaurant is colorful, busy and serves laowai-friendly...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Sichuan Citizen
 
    • It's good to see a decent happy hour at a hotel bar -- many don't do them, especially a high-end hotel like this. Daily from 6-8pm you get two-for-one on selected cocktails. This is one of the bars inside Shanghai's most historic hotel, an art deco palace that has been beautifully restored by Fairmont. Cin Cin is big on cigars and whisky.
      Cin Cin Fairmont Peace Hotel, Mezzanine 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    It's good to see a decent happy hour at a hotel bar -- many don't do them, especially a high-end hotel like this. Daily from 6-8pm you get two-for-one on selected cocktails. This is one of the bars inside Shanghai's most historic hotel, an...
    Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until Dec 1 at Cin Cin
 
    • Dakota is a western restaurant with a very popular club in the back. The restaurant is good for lunches, has a modern design and draws a few after-work drinkers to its happy, which gets you two-for-one deals on draft beer, house wine and standard pours, 5-8pm, Monday to Friday.
      Dakota 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
    Dakota is a western restaurant with a very popular club in the back. The restaurant is good for lunches, has a modern design and draws a few after-work drinkers to its happy, which gets you two-for-one deals on draft beer, house wine and...
    Daily until Dec 1 at Dakota
 
    • This pan-sexual bar has a daily happy hour deal: 6-10pm every day guests get two-for-one Stella, house wine and Sailor Jerry rum mixed drinks. They also have a decent and inexpensive food menu. Later in the night, after 10pm, the venue becomes either a live music house, a gay bar or a DJ bar, depending on the day. Usually it's a smurge of all three of those things. Fun place.
      390 Panyu Lu 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
    This pan-sexual bar has a daily happy hour deal: 6-10pm every day guests get two-for-one Stella, house wine and Sailor Jerry rum mixed drinks. They also have a decent and inexpensive food menu. Later in the night, after 10pm, the venue...
    Daily until Dec 1 at 390 Panyu Lu
 
    • Happy hour at this Hongmei Lu sports bar goes from 5-8pm daily. Special prices on all beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and bottles. For snacks they have Brazilian BBQ, French and Japanese food and a pool table to keep you busy.
      Hideout Bar 3030 Yan'an Xi Lu, Corner of Hongmei Lu, Located behind Pearl City.
    Happy hour at this Hongmei Lu sports bar goes from 5-8pm daily. Special prices on all beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and bottles. For snacks they have Brazilian BBQ, French and Japanese food and a pool table to keep you busy.
    Daily until Dec 1 at Hideout Bar
 
    • Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly recommended. The decor is plain but the smiles keep coming.
      BnC Tina's 925 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Changping Lu
    Excellent bar, perhaps the most friendly in town, run by a couple of awesome young Chinese girls who now have three of them, all in this area. The happy hour works at all of them, two for one house drinks until 8pm every day. Highly...
    Daily until Dec 2 at BnC Tina's
 
    • Falu on the Bund reduces the price of its late plates to 118 until December 31. There's three different kind of late plates: the verrine platter (salmon, tuna, vegetables), the earth platter (cheese toasts, serano ham, chorizo, tapanade, salad), and the sea platter (tuna and salmon toasts, verrines, smoked salmon. After 9pm each plate comes with a glass of wine. There's live jazz music from Thursday to Saturday.
      Falu On The Bund 3/F, 22 ZhongShan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yong'an Lu

    Falu on the Bund reduces the price of its late plates to 118 until December 31. There's three different kind of late plates: the verrine platter (salmon, tuna, vegetables), the earth platter (cheese toasts, serano ham, chorizo, tapanade,...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Falu On The Bund

 
    • Every Friday and Saturday it's buy one get one free on Maya's top 10 cocktails and selected beers, or buy two pitchers get one free for margaritas and sangria. 10:30pm-close. Really nice Mexican restaurant in a compound on Julu Lu. Excellent option for a late-night drink and maybe some snacks.
      Maya Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Every Friday and Saturday it's buy one get one free on Maya's top 10 cocktails and selected beers, or buy two pitchers get one free for margaritas and sangria. 10:30pm-close. Really nice Mexican restaurant in a compound on Julu Lu....
    Every Fri, Sat until Dec 1 at Maya
 
    • All the house beers at the age-old microbrewery are half price between 4pm and 7pm daily. The beers are legendarily expensive, so this is really the time to go, when the prices are halved and fall broadly in line with the rest of the city. The location of this Paulaner is good, however, looking out over the river toward the Bund. For that reason it's popular with visitors.
      Paulaner Braeuhaus (Binjiang) Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Da Dao
    All the house beers at the age-old microbrewery are half price between 4pm and 7pm daily. The beers are legendarily expensive, so this is really the time to go, when the prices are halved and fall broadly in line with the rest of the city....
    Daily until Dec 31 at Paulaner Braeuhaus (Binjiang)
 
    • Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
      Crocus 18 Yuyuan Zhi Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
    Crocus Bar and Restaurant presents their weekly Fashion Cocktail Night. 100rmb gets you five tickets for cocktails or standard drinks. Goes from 8pm to 12am.
    Every Fri until Aug 29 at Crocus
 
    • Big E has a big karaoke set up and they're slinging two-for-one booze to get everyone warmed up and warbling. Every Wednesday night, it's two-for-one drinks all night. And from 7pm till 11pm everybody who sings a song on stage gets a free shot from the bar. Could be messy.
      Big E World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu
    Big E has a big karaoke set up and they're slinging two-for-one booze to get everyone warmed up and warbling. Every Wednesday night, it's two-for-one drinks all night. And from 7pm till 11pm everybody who sings a song on stage gets a free...
    Every Wed until Dec 31 at Big E
 
    • Selected cocktails, beer and sangria are discounted to 28rmb and up, from 5-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. That's a great deal for this restaurant, which is one of the best to open in 2013 in Shanghai. The interior is modern and stylish, the food is high-tech but highly tasty -- small plates of creative European cuisine. Highly recommended, especially at happy hour prices.
      The Commune Social 511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
    Selected cocktails, beer and sangria are discounted to 28rmb and up, from 5-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. That's a great deal for this restaurant, which is one of the best to open in 2013 in Shanghai. The interior is modern and stylish, the...
    Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until Dec 31 at The Commune Social
 
 
    • From 4:30pm to 4am, draft beer is two-for-one. I think the price is 25rmb a glass. Used to be. So that's two for one all the time until the end of the year. Get in. Get pissed. We love you Scorby.
      Windows Scoreboard 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Chengdu Lu
    From 4:30pm to 4am, draft beer is two-for-one. I think the price is 25rmb a glass. Used to be. So that's two for one all the time until the end of the year. Get in. Get pissed. We love you Scorby.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Windows Scoreboard
 
  • The Plump Oyster has a late-night happy hour: buy two get one free on oysters, cocktails and beer, every night from 11pm-2am.
    Daily until Mar 1 at The Plump Oyster

Dec 4-5

Mosaic Festival

Two nights of world music at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Thursday has German percussionist David Kuckhermann showing his skills on the Hang, a 21st century instrument, then on Friday, Barcelona's young Aupa Quartet come through to play some jazz, fun

Dec 23-24

The Nutcracker 2014

The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape.

Jan 28-30

Swan Lake on Ice

Experience Olympic-level ice dancing at the theater as The Imperial Ice Stars bring the award-winning classic Swan Lake to the ice in Shanghai for three days only.


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