14 Awesome F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, May 2, 2019

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

May 1-3: Labor Day Holiday All-day Brunch at Stone

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

Gongren unite! On behalf of all workers, we are offering All Day Brunch for this year’s Labor Day holiday. From Wednesday, May 1st to Friday, May 3rd, enjoy perfect patio weather, amazing brews, and delicious classic American brunch food, no matter the time of day.

May 1-3, all day. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing.

May 1-5: Five Days of Brunch

Flyer courtesy  of GourmetCity

It's May Holiday, so why not long, leisurely Brunch at The Bull & Claw, El Santo, D.O.C or Hooked? All your favorite brunch options including drinks will be available throughout the holiday, for five whole days. If you want to get started early, The Bull & Claw will from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. And, of course, there will be free flow if you choose.  

May 1-5, 11am-3pm (one hour earlier at The Bull & Claw on Sat-Sun. Multiple locations, see event listing

May 2: Egg Chef's Table x Simone Thompson

Image via Egg WeChat

Chef Simone is back in Shanghai for her celebrated pop-up at EGG and this time the theme is slow food. That means time has been taken in the preparation – whether cured, marinated, pickled, fermented, braised or confited. As you take some time out from the busy lifestyle of Shanghai to enjoy dinner, remember to gently savor some of the culinary highlights, which include slow-cooked lamb shoulder with fermented chilies and fennel and 24-hour chicken curry with pickled chilies.

May 2, 8pm, RMB288. Egg, see event listing

May 3-5: A Toast to Peace

Flyer courtesy of The Peace Hotel

The Peace Hotel is celebrating its 19th anniversary in August of this year, and award-winning mixologist Jacko Chang has been invited to create a cocktail list hailing back to the decades past. Chang's cocktail and food pairings (he was a chef before becoming a bartender) available on the Cathay Room terrace for three days. 

May 3-5, 6-10pm. The Cathay Room, see event listing

May 3-5: Cinco de Mayo

Image via Unsplash

Sure, the Labor Day holiday messed with Cinco de Mayo this year, but as a result, may the fourth (and third) be with you as well. That's right, parties all weekend long... whether you have to work or not. Check out our guide to tacos, tequila and fiestas here

Until May 4: Shanghai Disney's International Food and Drinks Fest 2019

Image courtesy of Shanghai Disney

The international brand bar-none is for the first time hosting a celebration of world cuisine between April and May this year. Enjoy cooking classes, tasting extravaganzas and festival events on offer throughout Disneytown. Purchase a ‘Sip and Savour’ pass to entitle yourself to admission, two drink items and three food items.

Until May 4, all day. Shanghai Disney, see event listing.

May 4-5: Terrace Re-opening at Bird

Flyer courtesy of Bird

This weekend Bird is re-opening their lovely terrace and offering RMB50 spritz and wine deals for the occasion. See you under the Aperol umbrellas! 

May 4-5, noon-8.30pm, RMB50. Bird, see event listing

May 6: Game of Thrones Screenings

Image via HBO

Everyone is talking about the Battle of Winterfell these days. If you don't want your “friends” to spoil the next installment, you'd better decide where you are watching GoT this week. Did your friend's with the ginormous TV refuse to host? No problem because there is a whole mess of places doing screenings with food and drink deals. Check that out here.  

May 6-10: Lizzy's Wellness Week - Green Smoothie Challenge

Flyer courtesy of Lizzy's All Natural

Lizzy's All Natural challenges you to drink a green smooth a day, for five days in a row, as part of their Wellness Week. Purchase a punch card for RMB155 good for five bottled green smoothies, and save 12 percent. The card is valid from May 6-19. 

May 6-10, RMB155. Lizzy's All Natural, see event listing

May 7, 11: Healthy Chinese Cooking Vegan Class

Flyer courtesy of Kaixin Cooking

Join Kaixin Cooking, and learn how to make healthy, reduced oil, low fat and minimal sugar versions of classic Chinese dishes. Vegans, vegetarians and other tofu lovers have two opportunities to learn three dishes: mushroom with firm tofu stir-fry, silken tofu okra salad, and cabbage with tofu puffs. Scan QR code on flyer for full schedule and ticket info. 

May 7, 7pm; May 11, noon, RMB300. That's Territory, see event listing

May 10-12: 2019 Shanghai Jing'an World Coffee Culture Festival

Flyer courtesy of the promoter

Coffee lovers rejoice! The Shanghai Jing'an World Coffee Culture Festival is headed back to town this summer. Expect to sample goods from the best coffee brands, snack on delectable desserts and creative dishes, shop for one-of-a-kind goods, groove to jazz and electronic music, marvel at art installations and listen to cultural talks. Oh, and drink lots of coffee while you're at it!

May 10-12, 11.30am-8.30pm, RMB30-100. HKRI Taikoo Hui, see event listing, purchase tickets here

May 10-12: The 6th Editon of Beernanza

Flyer courtesy of Bevex

Beernanza! A three-day extravaganza dedicated to all things beer. This'll be the sixth time Bevex organizes Shanghai's biggest beer festival in the Okura Garden Hotel. It's a must for fans of the hoppy nectar. There'll be something like 150 different craft and premium beers from China and the world present, with 45 music groups playing across three live music stages, and a bunch of prizes to win at games and competitions. Plus chances to brew your own beer (details below) and the Bear Olympics, hosted by the giant stuffed bears running around during the event. 

May 10, 6-10.30pm; May 11-12, 12.45-10.30pm, RMB70. Okura Garden Hotel, see event listing, purchase tickets here

May 10-12: Mixnanza

Flyer courtesy Bevex

If you’re a cocktail aficionado – or just someone who likes to imbibe – then Mixnanza (held simultaneously with Beernanza) is for you. During this year’s fest, some of Shanghai’s best bartenders will be shaking and stirring over 100 different types of drinks for festivalgoers. The three-day festival will take place outdoors in the gorgeous park. Drinks aside, there will be 45 live musicians and DJs performing on three different stages all weekend long. Expect everything from tropical Latino music, hip-hop, reggae, EDM and more.

May 10, 6-10.30pm; May 11-12, 12.45-10.30pm, RMB70. Okura Garden Hotel, see event listing, purchase tickets here 

May 1-31: Rum Hunt | The Grove's Fascination

Flyer courtesy of Grand Hyatt, Shanghai

The Grove distillery was originally set up as a wine estate until the two fraternal founders realised that Western Australia had the perfect climate for producing rum, their most-loved tipple. Focusing on small-batch production over quantity, the quality of their spirits is surely discernible in Cloud 9’s aromatic cocktails, only RMB88 for the whole of May.

May 1-31, 5-11pm, from RMB88. Cloud 9, see event listing

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