13 Festive F&B Events in Shanghai This Week (and Beyond)

By That's Shanghai, December 24, 2019

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

Dec 24-25: Merry Christmas! Free Hot Drink at Perch!

Flyer courtesy of Perch

Follow the Perch official WeChat account (WeChat ID: PerchShanghai) and receive a free hot drink on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There's not much else to say other than free hot booze, ya dig?

Dec 24-25, from 11am; free hot drinks. Perch. See event listing

Dec 24-26: Taco-Xmas

Image courtesy of Tacolicious

Ho ho ho! Get your taco Christmas on with Tacolicious. Choose turkey or beef with an option of sides. Since its a busy time of year, the considerate amigos at Tacolicious will keep festive offerings on from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.  Of course, they've got the holiday drinks at the ready with eggnog, mulled wine and gingerbread margaritas on happy hour prices (RMB40) all three days. 

Dec 24-26; RMB65 tacos, RMB40 Christmas drinks. Tacolicious. See event listing

Dec 24-30: Twelve Starry Nights with Grey Goose

Flyer courtesy of The Nest

The Nest is bringing back it's highly anticipated Twelve Starry Nights with Grey Goose campaign until December 30. Each night, they feature a new and uniquely crafted cocktail for your enjoyment. Pair your tipples with Chef Freddy's exciting winter menu. 

Dec 24-30, 5.30pm. The Nest. See event listing.

Dec 24-Jan 5: Holiday Happy Hour at Bitter

Image courtesy of Bitter

Bitter celebrates this festive season with a holiday happy hour, from 5-8pm until January 5. The fun drinks include classico spritz, negroni sbagliato, bitter negroni, milk punch and old fashioned – all RMB55. 

Dec 24-Jan, 5pm; RMB55. Bitter. See event listing.

Dec 25: Bad Santa Brunch

Flyer courtesy of Liquid Laundry

Liquid Laundry is calling all you Bad Santas! 'Tis the season to be naughty at Liquid Laundry's Bad Santa Brunch aka two hours of free-flow. The pleasure of neverending craft beer, bubbles, white/red wine, bloody marys and mimosas is RMB198 for regular folks and absolutely free for guests in FULL SANTA OUTFITS (as long as you purchase a main course). For five glorious days – from December 21-25 – you can treat yourself to gingerbread spiced waffles, turkey benedicts, El Gordo Santa turkey chilaquiles and more. Go on, fire up Taobao and get those Santa suits in the mail. 

Dec 25, 11am-2.30pm. Liquid Laundry. See event listing.

Dec 25: Christmas Day Ugly Sweater Party

Flyer courtesy of The Hop Project.

Don't you want a free pint with every turkey sandwich order, all-night happy hour and an excuse to rock your ugliest sweaters? We know we do. 

Dec 25. The Hop Project. See event listing.

Dec 25: Cocktail Lab Wednesdays

Flyer courtesy of Perch

Perch is shaking things up every Wednesday with Cocktail Lab! Get in your element as their resident cocktail chemist, Bryant reveals three brand new cocktails of the week. Purchase drink tickets for RMB100 to try all three, and make sure to let them know your favorite. Cocktail Lab is the catalyst for getting through even the worst hump days, so swing by Perch every Wednesday from 7pm and try the delicious experiments. 

Dec 25, 7pm. Perch. See event listing.

Dec 27: Naturally Festive

Flyer courtesy of Bird

Celebrate the holidays with naturally festive wines by the glass from Asia Sparks at Bird. The wine-by-the-glass specials (all RMB78) include one pet nat Brendan Tracey Soft Inside Chenin blanc, one white wine Milan Nestarec Fork + Knives Neuburger and three red wines: Milan Nestarec Fork + Knives pinot noir, Fabien Jouves Bistro Grenache blend and Fabien Jouves Malbec Invader. 

Dec 27, 6pm; RMB78 glass. Bird. See event listing

Dec 27: The Left Behinds Party

Flyer courtesy of The Hop Project

Are you stuck in Shanghai for Christmas and New Year's? The Hop Project feels your pain, so they are putting on a party in your honor. There's all-night happy hour and a DJ. 

Dec 27, 11pm. The Hop Project. See event listing.

Dec 28: Deck the Halls with Gin

Flyer courtesy of Peddlers Gin Co. 

Deck the halls with gin because Peddlers pop-up bar is back at Suit Supply every Saturday in December. They've got hot drinks, cold drinks, Xmas gin cocktails and gift pack specials. If you are fast, you can even snap up some limited edition labels and mini-bottles. Listen to some festive carols and whet your whistle all while crossing names off your shopping list. We call that holiday efficiency at its best. 

Dec 28, 3-8pm. Suit Supply. See event listing

Dec 28-29: Green Escape Night Market

Flyer courtesy of Jing An Kerry Center

The Kerry Jing'an closes Anyi Lu to traffic every weekend for an outdoor market called Green Escape. Bundle up and get ready to enjoy wares from over 50 vendors including flowers, Argentinian barbecue, Dutch french fries, DODU rotisserie chicken and healthy meals from Hunter Gatherer. They even have The Odd Couple cocktails. 

Dec 28-29, 4.30pm-midnight (Sat), 2.30pm-10pm (Sun); free entry. Jing An Kerry Center. See event listing

Dec 29: Disco Dim Sum

Flyer courtesy of Heritage by Madison

Heritage by Madison is throwing one kick ass party. As a thank you to guests from three venues – Birds of Paradise, Union Trading and Heritage by Madison – Episode One is 'The Trifecta.' The full lineup includes drinks by Birds of Paradise (4-6pm), drinks by Union Trading (6-8pm), drinks by Heritage (8-9pm) with dim sum by chef Austin Hu. 

Dec 29, 4-9pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. Heritage by Madison. See event listing.

Dec 29: Sunday Fondue Special at Abbey Road

Flyer courtesy of Abbey Road

There are days when only hot cheese can alleviate the winter gloom. Abbey Road comes to the rescue with a 400g Swiss fondue pot, sausage platter, salad and bottle of Chardonnay for just RMB428. That should serve two normal people or one starving glutton. 

Dec 29, 4-10pm; RMB428. Abbey Road. See event listing.

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