10 Amazing F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Cristina Ng, August 15, 2019

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

Aug 16: Jing-A Tap Takeover & Beer Launch

Flyer courtesy of the promoter

Beijing-based craft brewery Jing-A is taking the train down to Shanghai and bringing you a taste of fresh brews from the capital. They're taking over the taps at Beer Barrel with all eight beers pouring for just RMB35 a pint all night. The eight beers are Worker’s Pale Ale, Flying Fist IPA, Beijing Bikini Watermelon Wheat, Death by Passionfruit IPA, Paihuanggua (Cucumber Gose), Culture Clash (Mixed Fermentation Saison), Qu Brew (Sour Ale Fermented with Baijiu Qu) and finally Yangbingbing, a new beer launching that night that was brewed in collaboration with Shanghai craft beer bloggers/importers Brewful Life, combining the pulpy orange of Beibingyang soda from Beijing with the salty tang of Yanqishui, Shanghai's preferred fizzy beverage. 

Aug 16, 6pm; RMB35 pint. Beer Barrel. See event listing

Aug 16: TGIF with Blacky Su

Flyer courtesy of La Social

La Social has been spending the week gearing up for their first-anniversary celebration this weekend with fun daily events since Monday. Friday they will team up with Peddlers and cocktail maestro Blacky Su for a night of summer gin cocktails set to the sights and sounds of Havana. Enjoy two-for-one cocktails from 6.30-10pm and don't forget to dress according to the theme! 

Aug 16, 6.30pm-late. La Social. See event listing

Aug 17: Boxing Cat Brewery x CitiGO Grand Opening

Flyer courtesy of Boxing Cat Brewery x CitiGO

When it comes to food and beverage options, Jing'an is this year's neighborhood to watch. This Saturday, you can count a new Boxing Cat Brewery at the CitiGO Hotel to the options. Things kick off with an afternoon rooftop pool party. Later on, things move indoors where you can enjoy more craft beers and food plus DJ and live band performances. Entrance fee includes two beers and free flow food. 

Aug 7, 3-9pm; RMB88 two beers and free flow food. Boxing Cat Brewery x CitiGO. See event listing

Aug 17: The German Beer Garden

Flyer courtesy of Zeitgeist

The weather is perfect for a quaint German beer garden and the combined talents of City Moments, German Events and Zeitgeist are back with one of the best in town! Enjoy the day and evening in true German beer garden-style with draft beer, wine and spritz, roasted chicken, bratwurst and big pretzels! Lederhosen optional.

Aug 17, 3-9pm; free entry. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar. See event listing

Aug 17: Shanghai Love 3 Year Anniversary

Flyer courtesy of Shanghai Love Brewing Company

Join homegrown craft brewing company Shanghai Love for a sunset happy hour on the terrace at W Shanghai - The Bund. This super fun event including DJ Simon Adams and free flow Shanghai Love brews marks the brand's third anniversary. Here's to many more! 

Aug 17, 5-8pm; RMB250 free flow. W Shanghai - The Bund. See event listing. 

Aug 17: La Social One Year Anniversary Pop Up

Flyer courtesy of La Social

Time flies when you’re having fun! La Social Shanghai is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, August 17 with a pop up at sister venue Moka Bros Shanghai. La Social will be bringing their signature Latin beats, arepas and killer cocktails! Kick-off with a boozy brunch, and stay for all-day happy hour at the best party of Leo season. When the clock chimes 8pm, the party carries on at La Social with Alvara Rincon spinning and Colombian mules are half off from 6.30pm-midnight. 

Aug 17, noon-late. Moka Bros and La Social. See event listing

Aug 17: Beast Bash Craft Beer Tasting Night

Flyer courtesy of The Blind Pig Bourbon and Steakhouse

Beer lovers, fanatics,  hobbyists and total newbies are all welcome to join Beast of the East at their first-ever tasting event. Enjoy seven different beers in a tasting-sized set or go whole hog with free flow from 7-10pm. You'll need some food, so thankfully The Blind Pig is offering participants 15% off of burgers, sandwiches and appetizer platters. 

Aug 17, 7-10pm; RMB88 tasting flight, RMB168 free-flow beer. The Blind Pig Bourbon and Steakhouse. See event listing

Aug 18: Sustainable Seafood Brunch at Westin Bund Center Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of Westin Bund Center Shanghai

As can be expected, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai has a number of exciting themes for their August brunches. This week's theme showcases sustainably sourced gorgeous seafood.  Enjoy two floors of food, free-flow Veuve Cliquot champagne, a wine buffet, a make-your-own cocktail bar and a myriad of entertainers. For August only, show this article for a 20% discount on this decadent brunch experience.

Aug 18, 11.30-2.30pm; RMB578 adult, RMB695 adult plus free-flow champagne, RMB305 kids. The Stage, Westin Bund Center Shanghai, See event listing. 

Aug 18: Jing'an Craft & Farmer's Market 

Flyer courtesy of Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar

Jing'an Craft & Farmers Market is back with over 30 vendors offering food, drinks, crafts, design and many fresh local and handmade products! There's fun for the whole family with a bouncing castle, face painting and live music. Awesome Kids Club will be on hand to keep your little ones busy plus animal adoptions and healthy cooking classes. Could you ask for more? 

Aug 18, noon-7pm. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar. See event listing

Aug 18: Sunday Retox

Flyer courtesy of La Social 

Don't give up on your weekend fun, keep the party going and retox with Highlite sparkling mate tea plus Crimson Pangolin gin cocktails whipped up by the expert hands of guest bartender James Liu (Atelier). Music comes courtesy of DJ Naz, and Sip Sip Tequila and Crimson Pangolin are two-for-one all night long. 

Aug 18, 8pm. La Social. See event listing

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