19 F&B Events You Can't Miss This Week

By Cristina Ng, January 3, 2019

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


Until Jan 31: Zapfler Craft Liquor Turns 3


Flyer courtesy Zapfler German Craft Brewery

To celebrate three years of wonderful liquor, Zapfler is offering fabulous deals on tasting paddles. All throghout January, you get six shots of their very own craft liquor for only RMB98. Cheers!

Until Jan 31, 4pm, RMB98. Zapfler German Craft Brewery, see event listing.


Jan 3, 10: el Pasion de Thursday


Image courtesy FUNKA del Sur

Funka del Sur's el Pasion del Thursday offers extended happy hour prices from 7pm to close, plus free pass around food from 7-9pm. Nothing complicated, just a good deal.

Jan 3, Jan 10, 7pm. FUNKA del Sur, see event listing


Jan 3, 10: Sausage Party


Flyer courtesy Zapfler German Craft Brewery

Every Thursday, the chef at Zapfler German Craft Brewery is preparing a mouth-watering selection of eight different flavored mini sausages. And they're only RMB3 per piece! Enjoy them with a RMB28 promo craft beer to make your day even better.

Jan 3, Jan 10, RMB3 per sausage, beer for RMB28. Zapfler German Craft Brewery, see event listing.


Jan 4, 11: Jean-George Friday Night Happy Hour


Flyer courtesy Three on the Bund

Every Friday night at Jean-Georges is Caviar Night! Enjoy signature 'Egg Caviar' plus cocktails and more at JG Bar weekly from 6.30-9.30pm.

Jan 4, Jan 11, 6.30-9.30pm, from RMB88 plus 10 percent service charge. Jean-Georges, see event listing.


Jan 4, 11: Half Price Beers at The Shed


Flyer courtesy The Shed

Stop by The Shed for a perfect start to the weekend! Every Friday, they have a 'Buy One Get One Free' promotion on select beers. And since you're already there, why not try out some of their great pub food as well?

Jan 4, Jan 11, 6-8pm. The Shed (Jing'an), see event listing.


Jan 5, 12: Cocktail Happy Hour at The Rooster


Flyer courtesy The Rooster

If you didn't know about this cocktail deal, your Saturdays are about to get twice as happy.  Go to The Rooster every Saturday night when signature cocktails for just RMB45. Check the list with their crew and start your night right!

Jan 5, Jan 12, 8-11pm, from RMB45. The Rooster, see event listing


Jan 5, 12: Cages Sake and Sumo Saturdays


Flyer courtesy Cages 

We all know that, historically, drinking and late-night wrestling don’t usually go well together... but thanks to Cages' hilarious sumo suits, there couldn’t be a better combination. Check out Cages Sake and Sumo Saturdays, where you have the chance to slam a drink, and then body slam your friends right after! 

It’s simple: just buy two of our Sake Bombs for RMB100, and you will have the chance to suit up and challenge one of your friends in an epic, best out of three fights in the ring! Sumo fight nights will run from 10pm until closing.

Jan 5, Jan 12, 10pm, from RMB100. Cages Bar and Sports, see event listing.


Jan 5, 12: Quids in Saturday


Flyer courtesy Tacolicious

If you're feeling like you have to shake off the grim memories of Friday, why not start over again on Saturday with some tequila and margaritas? Luckily, Tacolicious has got you covered. On every Saturday, they have happy hour prices from noon until 3pm.

Jan 5, Jan 12, 12-3pm. Tacolicious, see event listing.


Jan 5, 12: Mimosa or Bloody Mary


Flyer courtesy Lil' Laundry

What better way to start off your Saturday than with some good old fashioned day drinking? From noon until 3pm Lil' Laundry is offering free flow of mimosas or bloody marys for a mere RMB88 per person. 

Jan 5, Jan 12, 12-3pm, RMB88. Lil' Laundry, see event listing.


Jan 6: Sunday Funday at el Bodegon


Photo courtesy el Bodegon

All you meat lovers out there, your Sunday lunch is sorted! On every Sunday before 4pm, you get 10 percent off all food at el Bodegon. Have some of their juicy Argentinian steaks or classic Peruvian dishes to end the week right.

Jan 6, until 4pm. el Bodegon, see event listing.


Jan 6: Big Plate Chicken Sunday


Flyer courtesy Xibo

Xibo has some killer weekly deals, and you won't want to miss the da pan ji promotion. Every Sunday, the traditional Xinjiang Shawan 'Big Plate Chicken' with hand-pulled noodles and tender potatoes are half off the original price of RMB108. No reservations required and served all day, because they are casual like that.

Jan 6, all day, RMB54. Xibo, see event listing


Jan 6: Tenderloin Sundays


Photo courtesy el Bodegon

Stress no more about what to have for dinner on Sundays! El Bodegon is here to satisfy all your steak cravings with their tenderloin promotion. On each Sunday from 4pm, you get a 200g tenderloin for RMB140 or a 300g tenderloin for RMB210. The deal also includes a side salad as well as a beer, wine or sangria to wash it all down with. 

Jan 6, 4pm, RMB140-210. el Bodegon, see event listing.


Jan 7: Super Flight Mondays


Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing 

Stone Brewing Tap Room kicks off their 'Super Flight' Mondays with a paddle of four 5-ounce pours going for 50 percent off. Throughout January, the killer lineup includes White Geist Berliner Weisse, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Sans Filtre, Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Tangerine Express IPA discounted from RMB136 to just RMB68! Taking the theme quite literally, they are offering all airline crew (pilots, flight stewards, etc.) the first flight free. 

Jan 7, 11.30am-close, RMB68. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing


Jan 7: Pork Knuckle Monday


Flyer courtesy Zeitgeist 

What could be a better than starting the week with a delicious roasted German Pork Knuckle? Especially Zeitgeist's crispy and delicious version at the bargain price of RMB198. It's perfect for sharing, as each order of this Bavarian specialty comes with cabbage bacon salad (or sauerkraut), bread dumplings and two fresh half liters of Schloß draft beer. Make sure to make a reservation, because quantities are limited.

Jan 7, RMB198. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar, see event listing.

Jan 9: Stone Brewing 1/9/19 Promo Sale


Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing

Did you know that January 9, 2019, is a drinking day? Apparently, yao jiu yao jiu (一九一九) meaning – as in the date 1/9/19 – in Chinese sounds very similar to yao jiu (要酒) meaning 'I want alcohol.' 

As such, Stone Brewing is discounting prices to RMB19 on 19 different Stone products all day long on January 9, 2019. This includes Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse crowlers, barrel-aged Arrogant Bastard Ale bottles, Stone Tangerine Express IPA,   Stone branded tote bags, and everything in between available in the Stone Brewing Tap Room or online through Eleme, Sherpas, Weidian, and Hema.

Jan 9, all day, RMB19. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing


Jan 9: Kill the Keg Wednesdays


Flyer courtesy Lil' Laundry

If you're feeling particularly thirsty on Wednesdays, or just need something to help you get through the rest of the week, Lil' Laundry is here to help. They're offering free flow of beer for just RMB88 on every hump day from 7pm until the keg runs out. 

Jan 9, 7pm, RMB88. Lil' Laundry, see event listing.


Jan 11: Mardi Gras Madness at The Blind Pig and Pistolera Nanyang


Flyer courtesy The Blind Pig

Although Mardi Gras isn't officially until March this year, The Blind Pig and Pistolera are taking a head start to the festivities by throwing a Mardi Gras Madness themed party in the historical building of Legend & Co.! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the True Legend Hospitality Group (Pistolera, The Blind Pig, Big Bamboo), they're offering finger food and free flow house wine, margaritas, craft beer and selected spirits from 7pm to 10pm. And they're asking you to come dressed in glam and sparkle. To top everything off, the night is filled with dance performances, a special guest DJ, raffle prizes and other promotions. 

Jan 11, 7pm, RMB150 early bird, RMB180 door. The Blind Pig, see event listing.


Jan 10-12: Pop Up Izakaya at Bird


Flyer courtesy Bird

The internationally renowned chef Mo Zhou is teaming up with Bird's own Chris Zu for a three-night Japanese pub-style izakaya pop up. Inspired by Japanese manga series Shinya Shokudo ('Midnight Diner'), the chefs are reinterpreting casual izakaya dishes with a fine dining approach. Expect a night of sake, beer and highball with dishes such as teriyaki glazed grilled chicken, pigeon katsu with homemade Worcestershire sauce and steamed forest rice.

Jan 10-12, all day. Bird, see event listing.


Jan 12: All Star Bash at Big Bamboo Jinqiao

Flyer courtesy Big Bamboo

Shanghai's very first sports bar Big Bamboo is throwing an All Star Bash to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the True Legend Hospitality Group (Pistolera, The Blind Pig, Big Bamboo). They're celebrating with finger food, free flow drinks, a cheerleading performance, eating and drinking contests, raffle prizes, 50 percent off selected drinks after 10pm and gift bags for the early birds. The dress code is sports stars, so channel your inner athlete and head down to Big Bamboo Jinqiao for one beast of a party.

Jan 12, 7pm, RMB150 early bird, RMB180 door. Big Bamboo Jinqiao, see event listing.

[Cover image via Pixabay]


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