Three for the old-timers. Did they all actually
open this month all those many years ago? Maybe. Maybe not. It's a gray area. Nevermind, we're celebrating them in October! Sound off!
The original chic Xinjiang restaurant (yes! It exists!) Xibo
on Changshu Lu marks its ascension to the vaunted 10 year club
on October 24
with free-flow food and drinks. Scan QR code on the flyer for 248rmb/early bird, or 298rmb/at the door. Space is limited. First come first serve.
Shanghai veteran Cotton's
turns a sprightly 17 years old
on October 17
. When the picturesque Xuhui mansion — one of the oldest Western-style dinner spots in town — opened up waaaay back when, the restaurant's ever-cheerful namesake said she hoped it would last "ten, twenty, thirty years." Nearly old enough to drink, Cotton! They're celebrating with food, drink, and live music from Dr. Stone/Yusuf and DJ Mudonnah.
needs no introduction. The birthing pool for the teeming masses of DJs, party promoters and event organizers, this sin dungeon has managed to wrestle two decades of existence
from the bony grasp of Death itself. An absolute legend. They're celebrating on October 15
with free entry, starting at 9pm, and DJs Ozone (Antidote, Dada), Howell aka Drunk Monk (SVBKVLT, ALL, Shelter), MauMau (Elevator), Heatwolves (Love Bang, Hologram Dreams), Compact Dicks (Specters)... and more TBC.