The 7 Best Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By Bryan Grogan, January 20, 2020

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best events on this month:


Jan 23: AK Rooftop Squat

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

With many of your favorite clubs closed over the holiday, you might be wondering where to get crunk over CNY. This secret rooftop squat features rising local producer Empress CC! and Aktuman and a presale ticket comes with four shots of Absolut vodka. 

Jan 23, 10.30pm; RMB80 presale (no door tickets). Secret Location. See event listing. Scan the QR code in the flyer for tickets. 


Jan 24: Chinese New Year Eve Free Flow Party

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

Chinese New Year is upon us again, so send off the Year of the Pig and ring in the Year of the Rat with a three-hour free-flow deal, starting at 9.30pm on Friday, January 24 at The Rooster! For RMB200, enjoy an endless flow of Prosecco, Heineken, house wine and house pours. Add an extra RMB100, and you can also guzzle down draft beer and LAIBA cocktails to your heart's content. Grab your friends and take your Chinese New Year's Eve staycation to The Rooster. 

Jan 24, 9.30pm; RMB200-300 free flow. The Rooster. See event listing


Jan 24: Chinese New Year Eve

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

The Eve of the Chinese New Year lands at Bar Rouge Shanghai with blasting sounds brought by DJ Antyflex on Friday, January 24. Welcome the new year at the top of Shanghai's Bund with iconic views of the city skyline and uplifting rhythms all night long.

Jan 24, 9pm; RMB150 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing


Jan 25-26: Happy Chinese New Year Brunch

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

Enjoy comforting French classics in family-sharing style at our Mr & Mrs Bund this Chinese New Year. Join their fun dining experience to kick off the Year of Rat.

Jan 25-26, 11.30am; RMB300 champagne free flow, RMB300 brunch. Mr & Mrs Bund. See event listing


Jan 25-31: CNY Lucky Roll

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

RIINK is open daily during the CNY break with a bunch of good deals to delight those staying in town! Just show the flyer to enjoy one drink and skate rental for RMB99. You know you want to celebrate spring on wheels, so hurry up and roll into some good fortune. Free shots for Year of the Rat babies

Jan 25-31, 6pm; RMB99. RIINK. See event listing. 


Jan 26-27: Chinese New Year Beer & Movie Nights

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Flyer courtesy of promoter

Keeping it local and staying in Shanghai for Chinese New Year? Same with Stone Brewing! While everyone else abandons the city to visit family or beaches, Stone Brewing will be open and popping off, with their full bar menu available all day every day. On top of that, they will be showing movies on their state-of-the-art projector with beer promotions to match. On Sunday, January 26, sip on 50% off Tangerine Express IPA while watching Pineapple Express. On Monday, January 27 it’s all about the 50% off Tropic of Thunder Lager paired with the Tropic of Thunder movie. Movies start at 7pm. 

Jan 26-27, 7pm; 50% off selected beers. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing


Jan 26, 28, 30: Chinese New Year Pop Up Walks

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Image via Historic Shanghai

Join Historic Shanghai on a trio of educational and informative walks around historic Shanghai neighborhoods that are being redeveloped. They will visit Xiaonanmen on January 26, Laoximen on January 28 and Old Shanghai's three cities on Jan 30. Each walk costs RMB150 for members and RMB250 for non-members. Find out more information here

Jan 26, 28, 30, 10am; RMB150 member, RMB250 non-member. That's Territory. See event listing (1, 2, 3). 


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