Your Handy Shanghai National Holiday F&B Guide 2018

By Cristina Ng, September 30, 2018

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


Sept 29-Oct 7: 9 Days of Brunch!


Image courtesy Camel Hospitality Group

What's better than weekend brunch? Nine days of National Holiday brunch available at these selected Camel Hospitality Group restaurants, for the win. They have free flow options too. 

Sept 29-Oct 7. D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana, The Bull & Claw, Hooked, El Santo Tacos & Tequila, Little Creatures Brewer's Lab, see event listing


Oct 1-31: Hairless Crab Festival 

While the rest of Shanghai succumbs to the pleasures of eating hairy crabs, The Nest is offering an alternative 'hairless' sweet stone crab special. Each super meaty crustacean will be discounted to RMB398. Respect your crab as is with melted butter or choose from flavors including black pepper, flaming brandy, red hot chili and Handsome Han's special (ginger and wild garlic). There's also a short menu of special cocktails available for the occasion. Plus during the National Holiday all bottles are 50 percent off, so make sure to go this week. 

Oct 1-31, RMB398. The Nest, see event listing


Oct 3, 6-7: UnTour Street Eats Breakfast


Image courtesy UnTour Shanghai

Great news for stragglers! UnTour will be running their popular Street Eats Tour three times over the holiday. Use the promo code 'OctHols2018' for 10 percent off your booking.

Oct 3, 6-7: UnTour Shanghai, see event listing


Oct 1-7: UnTour Shanghai Night Eats


Image courtesy UnTour Shanghai

Great news for stragglers! UnTour will be running their popular Night Eats Tour every day of the holiday. Use the promo code 'OctHols2018' for 10 percent off your booking.

Oct 1-8. Untour Shanghai, see event listing


Oct 1-7: Happy Golden Week


Image courtesy The Cannery

The Cannery is open from noon to midnight all week long with a super special on bottles.  All of they whiskey and wine is a whopping 50 percent off, and we hear they have quite the selection. 

Oct 1-7, noon-midnight. The Cannery, see event listing


Oct 1-7: Are you Ready for the Holiday?


Image courtesy Logan's Punch

Logan's Punch is staying open for the entire national holiday, and they have some great drink promotions on. Starting with Picklebacks for RMB35, they've also got Jameson Gingers going for RMB50. If you are in the mood for the bar's signature drink, Peach Me I'm Dreaming Punch is only RMB350/small or RMB600/large. Now doesn't that sound fun?

Oct 1-7, from RMB35. Logan's Punch, see event listing


Oct 1-7: Golden Week Brunch at Funkadeli


Image courtesy Funkadeli

Funkadeli will be serving their Italian-inspired brunch all throughout the holidays. Expectdishes like poached eggs with ham and eggplant parmigiana, a creamy serving of vitello tonnato, tuna tartare, and more. Brunch is 88rmb for one main and a side, or 148rmb for two mains and a side. Plus, free-flow booze options: 128rmb for Estrella beer, prosecco, pinot grigio, 158rmb for Bloody Mary/Moscow Mule/Tuatara and 188rmb for Superspritz Aperol/Campari/Pisco Sour/Caipirinha/Margarita/Daiquiri/Mojito/G&Ts. 

Oct 1-7, noon-3pm, from RMB88. Funkadeli, see event listing


Oct 1-7: National day Menu at Azul


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Azul has put together a killer Peruvian feast for the National Day Holiday. The set menu consists of their greatest hits from the toothsome octopus causa with black olive and avocado to Eduardo's famous, life-changing and delicious flan. 

Oct 1-7, from RMB180. Azul Tapas Lounge, see event listing


Oct 1-7: National Day Menu at Colca


Image courtesy Colca

Colca has put together a killer Peruvian feast for the National Day Holiday. The set menu consists of their greatest hits such as the killer New Zealand venison ribs, octopus and chorizo anticucho and Eduardo's famous, life-changing and delicious flan. 

Oct 1-7, from RMB180. Colca, see event listing


Until Oct 31: Oktoberfest at Geneva


Image courtesy Geneva

Oktoberfest is a big deal at Geneva. The traditional German celebration call for a giant feast and this one showcases a 4-5kg suckling pig with side dishes and mini desserts. Free-flow is also an option,  so go in hungry, get hammered and arrive home happy. 

Until Oct 31, RMB1,300 for ten person set meal, RMB168 for free-flow beer, wine and cocktails. Geneva, see event listing


Until Oct 7 : Free Apéro at Le Bouchon


Image courtesy Le Bouchon

Book a table at Le Bouchon during Golden Week and get a free apéro to drink. Beat the crowds with friends, or even by yourself. There is no need to hurry, as Le Bouchon will remain open every day of the week, from 6pm to 10.30pm. 

Until Oct 7, 6-10.30pm. Le Bouchon, see event listing.


From Sep 30: BrewDog Golden Week Tap Takeover 


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Self-appointed leaders of the craft beer revolution, BrewDog will be taking over the taps at Roadhouse. The stellar lineup of beer includes three of their headliners (Punk IPA, Jet Black Heart Oatmeal Milk Stout and the sessionable Indie Pale Ale) as well as a grapefruit-infused Elvis Juice American Pale Ale and brand-new seasonal – bright and pithy – Clockwork Tangerine IPA.  Available while supplies last, so don't delay. 

From Sep 30, RMB35. Roadhouse, see event listing


Oct-1-7: Mercato's New Pizza Counter Menu

Image courtesy Mercato

Do you like pizza? Then we highly suggest you head over to Mercato's pizza counter for a limited edition National week deal including one appetizer, one pizza and one drink. You can't go wrong with a deal like this. 

Oct 1-7, 5.30-10.30pm, RMB298 per person plus 10 percent service. Mercato, see event listing.


Oct 1: Pork Knuckle Monday


Image courtesy Zeitgeist

Homestyle Bavarian restaurant, Zeitgeist wants you to start the week with a delicious roasted German pork knuckle. The sharing size hunk of crispy, tasty pork comes with cabbage bacon salad (or sauerkraut), bread dumplings and two half liters of Schloß draft beer. Call ahead and reserve to make sure they prepare enough. 

Oct 1, 6pm, RMB198. Zeitgeist, see event listing


Oct 1: BOGO Burger Mondays


Image courtesy Urban Diner Gastropub

It's not Monday in Shanghai unless you've got a burger deal. Luckily, Urban Diner Gastropub will run theirs over the holiday. For every burger and drink, the second one is free. Bring a friend or gorge yourself. We won't judge. 

Oct 1, 11am, from RMB78. Urban Diner Gastropub, see event listing


Oct 2: The Schnitzel Night


Image courtesy Zeitgeist

Have you ever indulged in all-you-can-eat schnitzel? There's no better place than Zeitgeist for the crispy, pan-fried treat. They even pair it with neverending Bavarian potato salad. Kiss your worries that you don't enough time to fatten up for winter goodbye and give in to the free flow. 

Oct 2, 6-10pm, RMB88. Zeitgeist, see event listing


Oct 2: Super RMB20 Tuesdays at Found 158

Image courtesy of The Camel Group

Just because you didn't blow your wad on expensive last-minute flights doesn't mean you should make it rain in Shanghai. Keep it on the economical tip with Hooked's insane RMB20 seafood tapas and house wine deal at Found 158. They've also got RMB20 treats at their sister venues, Little Creatures (beer and snacks) and El Santo (tacos, tequila and beer) too. Party hop all over the sunken den of drunken debauchery for less. 

Oct 2, RMB20. Hooked, El Santo and Little Creatures, see event listing


Oct 2: RMB2 Chicken Wings


Image courtesy Little Creatures

Not content with just one deal, those crazy kids at Little Creatures have seen fit to throw a chicken wing deal up on the board as well. Those discounted and delicious honey soy flavored chicken wings (minimum order of ten) are a perfect match for RMB20 selected beers. You might even say they are making Tuesday nights sexy again. 

Oct 2, 6pm, from RMB20. Little Creatures, see event listing


Oct 2: Fish Taco Tuesday


Image courtesy The Cannery

Not only is The Cannery open during the holiday, but they've also got their fabulous RMB28 taco Tuesday deal on as well. Mexican cocktails and shots of Patron at 'south of the border' prices make for an unbeatable West Coast-style fiesta.  

Oct 2, from RMB28. The Cannery, see event listing


Oct 4: el Pasiòn del Thursday


Image courtesy FUNKA del Sur

Love is in the air at FUNKA del Sur. Start the night out with some liquid passion via a signature Pasión del Sur Cocktail (rum and passionfruit) then let Chef Hugo set your taste buds on fire with a selection of Latin canapés. An all-night happy hour allows you to relax and enjoy yourself. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll meet someone special. 

Oct 4, 7pm. FUNKA del Sur, see event listing


Oct 4-7: National Holiday Brunch at FUNKA del Sur


Image courtesy FUNKA del Sur

After a short break from October 1-3, FUNKA del Sur will resume operation on October 4 and serve brunch until October 7. Alongside Funkadeli’s signature poached eggs with ham and eggplant parmigiana, ravioli and vitello tonnato, are new Latin-inspired dishes like ceviche, kamado octopus and empanadas. Brunch is 88rmb for one main and a side, or 148rmb for two mains and a side. Plus, free-flow options: 128rmb for Estrella beer, prosecco, pinot grigio, 158rmb for Bloody Mary/Moscow Mule/Tuatara and 188rmb for Superspritz Aperol/Campari/Pisco Sour/Caipirinha/Margarita/Daiquiri/Mojito/G&Ts. 

Oct 4-7, noon-3pm, from RMB88. FUNKA del Sur, see event listing


Oct 5-7: The West Winds Gin Terrace at Circo


Image courtesy The West Winds

This October set sail for The West Winds Gin Terrace pop-up at Circo in Columbia Circle. Enjoy those perfect Autumn evenings with a curated selection of The West Winds Gin to be enjoyed with Two Tall Brothers for one of the best G&Ts you will ever have. Acoustic music, casual antipasti and a historic venue complete the experience for sailors stuck in Shanghai.  

Oct 5-7, from 3pm. Circo, see event listing

[Cover image courtesy Urban Diner Gastropub]


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