That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events:
Sep 4-8: Arnd Henning Heissen at The Portman Ritz-Carlton
Image courtesy of the Ritz Bar & Lounge
The award-winning bar manager comes all the way from Germany to delight guests at the Ritz Bar & Lounge. He'll be behind the bar telling stories via six creative classics or ‘liquid sculptures’ (his words) from the menu at The Curtain Club, which he manages in Berlin. Get ready to be swept up on an enchanting journey for all your senses by this master of aromas and colors.
Sep 5: Meet Brewdog Founder and Head Brewer
Image courtesy of The Hop Project
Brewdog co-founder and master brewer Martin Dickie heads to the Hop Project in this exclusive meet and greet. Dickie has continually pushed the boundaries of brewing in the UK with styles and flavors inspired by beers across the world. Have the privilege of trying up to six of his Brewdog beers, the new “Mallow Mafia” (a massive 12% brew) Coffee and Chocolate and Marshmallow Russian Imperial Stout!
Sep 6: Shake x Peddlers Gin: Botanicals Month Closing Party
Image courtesy of Shake
The successful month-long collaboration between Shake and Peddlers Gin is culminating with a guest shift to meet-and-greet the distillers! For one night only and all night long, enjoy all of Peddlers Gin & Tonics for only RMB40. Signature drink options include but not limited to Pineapple Turbulence, Sunset Buddha and The Seagulls of Lemon Island. The night will also include a wild live show Shake’s house band with a special appearance by Redic.
Sept 6-9, 12-16: Franziskaner Oktoberfest 2018
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Oktoberfest is fast approaching. And you know what that means: lots of beer, meat and parties. If you want to celebrate with the best of 'em, head over to the 2018 Franziskaner Shanghai Oktoberfest on September 6-9 and 12-16. This year you can expect all-you-can-drink beer – duh, this is an Oktoberfest celebration – a three-course Bavarian dinner and live Bavarian music.The whole thing will be hosted in the Big Tent and the German food extraordinnaires at Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar are serving up authentic, delicious food for the event.
Sep 7: Brazilian Independence Party
Image courtesy of Barraco
It's been almost 200 years since Brazil declared independence from Portugal and Barraco’s planned a fitting event to celebrate the historic day! Deck yourself out in the national colors of Brazil (yellow and green) to enjoy shots on the house! Enjoy a festive yellow and green "Independência Cocktail" (Don’t need a translator for that) for just RMB40!
Sep 7: Wild West Party at The Blind Pig
Image courtesy of The Blind Pig Bourbon & Smokehouse
Dust off those cowboy hats and bandanas for the Blind Pig’s Wild West Party! For those in hunger, the Blind Pig have you covered with an epic selection of starters, mains and side options. For drinks, a True Legend Call Me Pale Ale, House Bourbon and Jägermeister are only RMB100. DJ Big Kerm from the Come Correct Crew will provide the saloon with a special mix to get you moving all night.
Sep 7-8: SHAKE Two Year Anniversary
Image courtesy of Shake
Shake, Shanghai's very own house of funk and soul turns two years old and boy, have they put together a fantastic line-up to celebrate this milestone. For two nights in a row, enjoy six musicians and six singers including Courtney Knott, Kayleigh O'Neill, Matt Cooper and The Shanghai Sheikhs. Sit back and enjoy dinner from 6pm, then unwind and hit the dancefloor from 10pm. Eddy Yang from the Tailor Group will be guest bartending on Saturday as well!
Sep 8: The Love Boat
Image courtesy of the Nest / The Sweaty Crew
The Sweaty Crew and The Nest co-host “The Love Boat”, where sun, sailors, cocktails, disco and glam await you. Activities include a Village Disco workout, awesome live DJ line-up and magic shows. The Nest will be on hand with BBQ, oysters and cocktails.
Sep 8: King of the Wing!
Image courtesy of the Rooster
Fancy trying your hand at an eating contest? Well, then go prove yourself at the Rooster’s "King of the Wing" competition and simultaneously raise money for Heart to Heart Shanghai – a charity that provides corrective surgery for Chinese children with congenital heart defects (in need of funding. In addition to doing good, epic prizes are on offer for participants.
Sep 8: Welcome Back
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Shanghai Mamas and FIELDS combine to bring you an unforgettable Welcome Back party. Enjoy music, dancing, workshops and food while mingling with people and families just like you. Returning families and newcomers, don't miss out on learning about what this mega-metropolis has to offer.
Sep 8: Hi Spirits #3
Image courtesy of BottlesXO
BottlesXO are back with their third Hi Spirits! block party. This time, they're taking over Columbia Circle and bringing in some of Shanghai's finest craft spirit producers, distributers, mixologists and brand ambassadors for one hell of a cocktail extravaganza. Just like last time, there’ll be no cover and you'll be able purchase individual drinks or buy a cocktail passport for RMB150 which gives you five tasters. Cocktails providers include Spirits Box, Proof & Co and Fernet Hunter with Stone Brewing providing a range of draft beers. As you would expect, BottlesXO has got the wine covered.
Sep 8-9: BREW Beer Fest 2018 at Kerry Parkside
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BREW Beer Fest 2018 at Kerry ParksideThe Kerry Parkside's ever-popular 10th annual BREW Beer Fest is back with a vengeance. You’ll be able to enjoy and interact with over 30 local and international breweries, 200 craft beers and numerous delicious food vendors. Expect a fun time complete with a beer drinking contest, DJ and live band. Beer enthusiasts – this is not one to miss!
Sep 9: Ladies Who Drink - Inaugural Event
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Red Cactus hosts China’s newest community in their inaugural event. “Ladies Who Drink” seeks to create a network of like-minded women, with a taste and curiosity for quality drinks and lifestyle. Future events will be held across China, offering members the opportunity to try new drinks, learn and appreciate the multi-faceted world of liquor; all amongst the company of other ladies who drink. Beginners and experts alike will find this a great way to learn more about their favorite alcoholic beverages.
Sep 9: Nourish Picnic for Life
Image courtesy of Kathleen's Waitan
Enjoy delicious food from some of Shanghai’s most well-known chefs in at this wellness event. Held at Kathleen's Waitan, the event’s goal is raising awareness for Lifeline Shanghai’s health and wellness services. Drinks provided by Campari, Peddler's Gin, Aperol, and Badoit.
Sep 11-14: Guest Chef Julien Royer (Two-Michelin-starred) at Calypso
Image courtesy of Calypso
Two Michelin-starred Chef Julien Royer must be on cloud nine right now, having been honored at the World's Best 50 Award in 2018 and ranking fifth at Asia's 50 Best Award 2018. He takes over the reigns at Jing’An Shangri La’s Calypso for three days, where he'll be serving up a four-course lunch, lunch wine pairing, six-course dinner and dinner wine pairing.
[Cover image courtesy Peddlers Gin]
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