16 Must-Attend F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Sunny Wang, September 20, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events: 

Sep 20: Ministry of Negroni 

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Try different takes on the classic Negroni at Funkadeli with Jackie Dmitriev. Ministry of Negroni is shaking up variations of the cocktail starting at the low price of RMB70. Taste the Candy Spritz made with Skittles syrup. You will never see the Italian drink in the same way again! 

Sep 20, 7pm, RMB70-80. Funkadeli, see event listing

Sep 20: Tomatito’s Fourth Anniversary

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Tomatito is kicking off its fourth anniversary in true Spanish style! Come have fun at el Guateque, and feel the passion of a celebration in Spain. Bring a partner, dress up in 60s style, and dance the night away! 

Sep 20, 6pm, RMB200. Tomatito, see event listing

Sep 21: Unwind at Ala Beer Festival

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Have some fun at Ala Beer Festival. Come to eat delicious food from vendors, play games, jam to live music and, of course, drink beer! If you have kids, there are plenty of activities to keep them busy. Don’t miss out!

Sep 21, 6pm-11.30pm; Sep 22-23, 12.30pm-11.30pm. Ala Town, see event listing

Sep 21: Hoppy Birthday to The Hop Project

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The Hop Project is throwing a big party for their two year anniversary on September 21. Drink craft beer from Pirate Life starting, eat free grilled cheese sandwiches and enjoy the live music. Let's have some fun!

Sep 21, RMB25-35. The Hop Project, see event listing

Sep 22: Market at un Caffe Bar

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Love the market but hate the hassle? Un Caffe Bar's laid-back atmosphere is perfect for you.  Find all the goodies of the market in an inviting, indoor space. There will be plenty of homemade food, good drinks and activities to keep the kids busy. Best of all, the happy hour is all day long!

Sep 22, 11am-5pm. un Caffe Bar, see event listing

Sep 22: El Taco Crawl

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Down to eat some tacos and chug down some tequila? Then hop on the party bus for an epic taco crawl. Stops include El Santo, Cantina Agave, Bordertown, El Luchador and Tacolicious. We hear that there is booze on the bus, but drinks at the venues are on you.

Sep 22, 5pm, RMB200. Pick up at El Santo, see event listing

Sep 22: Capella Food and Wine Festival

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For its one year anniversary, Capella Shanghai is celebrating with the best foods and beverages its vendors have to offer. Eat some freshly shucked oysters. Or if you’re not into seafood, eat some meat and Foie Gras. DJs will be playing the whole way, and you can enjoy the music with a cocktail, beer or wine. You can also win a one-night stay in the deluxe bedroom villa at the hotel. 

Sep 22-23, 2pm-9pm, RMB300. Capella Shanghai, see event listing

Sep 22: Craft and Farmers Market

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Get away from Shanghai in Shanghai! CityMoments is hosting its third Craft and Farmers Market at Tonglefang Square in Jing’an. Taste the local flavors and buy yourself some great products. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be offered with live music jammin’ all day! Come, unwind and have fun!

Sep 22, 12pm-7pm. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar, see event listing.

Sep 22: Sip Sake at COMMA

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Sip some sake at COMMA! Taste four different kinds of sake, with a free cup of your favorite as a bonus. Various snacks will be provided. Give yourself some time to enjoy the subtle aromas. But hurry up, as seating is limited!

Sep 22, 4pm, RMB100. COMMA, see event listing.

Sep 22: Drink a Gin and Tonic at Hooked


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The humble gin and tonic cocktail is making a big comeback. Head over to Hooked to sample versions by Crimson Pangolin, Chinas first native gin brand. Since gin goes great with seafood, grab a fish and chips or poke bowl with your drink.

Sep 22, 4pm. Hooked, see event listing.  

Sep 23: Drinks and Laughs at Masse

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Drink Asahi beer and split your guts at Masse! Shanghai’s best comedians will make sure you fall down with laughter on September 23. For only RMB150, you can drink free flow beer. The comedy, like all the best things in life, is free. Don’t wait to enjoy yourself! 

Sep 23, 8.30pm-11.30pm, RMB150. Masse Gastro Lounge, see event listing.

Sep 23: Weird and Wonderful Wines at Bird

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Weird and wonderful wines are coming to Bird. Sample Greek “Chablis-esque” Assyrtiko, dry sparkling rosé from China, a grape called “Melon de Bourgogne”, Sicilian pinot noir-style red and much more. Hurry and grab your place.

Sep 23, 2.30pm-4pm, RMB150. Bird, see event listing

Sep 23: Get Fit at Sweaty Brunch

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Train with George Kelly at Sweaty Brunch. Get your heart pumping as you complete an intensive workout with great people. After, relax at the BBQ brunch. Sip on some free detox juices as you munch on goodies like food truck garlic shrimp, food truck brisket tacos and bacon wrapped cheese dogs. Come and get active!

Sep 23, 10am, RMB30-70. The Cannery, see event listing

Sep 23: Pale Ale at Mid-Autumn Festival


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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a pale ale at Charlie's. The burgers are great, and they are even better with a free Little Creature IPA. But hurry up, because drinks are limited. Get two complementary IPAs when you enter. After, RMB25 a glass. 

Sep 23, 12pm, RMB25. Charlie's FSL, Charlie's Greenland, OG Charlies, see event listing

Sep 26: 28 HKS at the Ritz

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28 Hong Kong Street is one of Singapore's hidden gems. It’s one of those places you hear about from a friend, like a best-kept secret you feel privileged to know. Ever since it opened, it has been on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Now, 28 HKS is popping up at the Ritz with a guest shift by Lukas Kaufmann, who will serve up a selection of artisanal spirits and American-styled craft cocktails to keep your senses busy. Don’t miss out!

Sep 26-29, 7pm-12am. The Ritz Bar & Lounge, see event listing. 

Sep 1-30: Cocktails for Pangolins

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Crimson Pangolin Gin is teaming up with four of Shanghai’s hottest bars to save the Pangolin - the most trafficked animal in the world. Around 10,000 pangolins are trafficked illegally every year. Now, every time you order a Crimson Pangolin gin and tonic at Apollo, Above the Globe, The Tailor Bar or Rooster RMB20 will be put to use saving pangolins. What are you waiting for?

Sep 1-30. Apollo, Above the Globe, The Tailor Bar, Rooster, see event listing.

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