Pursue happiness in its purest form this weekend with a whole slew of events celebrating American Independence. One nation, under God, with food and drinks for all y'all. Support the “Make America Drink Again” campaign from Shanghai at these spots.
Not to be outdone, "America's Hat" (AKA Canada) also has its big 150th birthday this weekend. Find out here where to celebrate Canada Day in Shanghai.
It doesn't get any more American than this: Liquid Laundry is organizing a 'Star Spangled Summer Fest' at Jing'an's Shanghai Centre this weekend in celebration of good old Meiguo's birthday this Sunday July 2, and in addition to live DJs, pre-prohibition American cocktails, craft beer and American gourmet food stands, there will be not one, but two eating/drinking competitions going down: a pie eating competition sponsored by Al's Baking Co and a 'Charity Chug' sponsored by Boxing Cat Brewery, where teams of five will race each other to drain a keg of beer the fastest. Money raised from the competitions will go to a fantastic homegrown cause: Shanghai Healing Home Charity Foundation. There's still time to register for both competitions, so if you think you're hard enough drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org to get in the running.
The Rooster is giving America a proper Shanghai-style birthday, celebrating for a full week and then some! From Saturday July 1 to Sunday July 9, they've got events and specials to make any (North) American feel at home. All week long they'll be offering a ridiculously good deal on RMB35 pours of Kentucky IPA and RMB20 corn dogs, or get the combo for just RMB50!
Join POP American Brasserie for four non-stop days of Independence Day specials. From July 1 to 4, they'll be offering brunch and drink deals, as well as live DJ music, to celebrate the good ol' US of A. Raise your glass to 'Murica while taking in their amazing view of the Bund skyline.
'Murica Pub Crawl from Pub Crawl Shanghai
Pub Crawl Shanghai will be throwing a special red, white and blue bash on July 1 to celebrate the founding of the land of the free, home of the brave. If you like shots, beer and freedom, they've got you covered – so ignite your weekend with a boozy Star Spangled kind of night. RSVP ahead of time for RMB200, which includes an hour of open bar, complimentary patriotic accessories, shots and a party bus to take you to four huge bashes around town. Book now at www.pubcrawlshanghai.com.
Come down to Cages to celebrate not one North American holiday, but two! Cages is throwing a party for both Canada Day and Independence Day. Play some classic North American drinking games such as beer pong, flip cup, corn hole and dizzy bat to properly celebrate the US of Eh. You can also enjoy craft beers from Boxing Cat Brewery and Firestone Brewery while attempting to throw ping-pong balls into cups of (cheaper) beer. Craft beers for RMB30 and pitchers for Tiger for RMB60 for drinking games.
Get ready to eat as much as you can! Sasha's is holding an all-you-can-eat outdoor BBQ buffet with a free flow Carlsberg beer only for RMB278 per person. Guests will be welcomed with a free Bourbon drink at the door. Half-price entry for kids.
Dress up red, white and blue and go to Zapata's to celebrate America's 241st birthday. Wear an American-themed outfit to get a free Corona at the door before 11pm and continue with tequila, served for free on the hour. They've also got a drinking contest and will be playing classic US hits all night long.
Watch Will Smith save the world from aliens with a screening of this 1996 classic Hollywood blockbuster at The Pearl. Enjoy pre-movie Happy Hour specials from 6-8pm, or take part in their all-night-long burger deal, which gets you a bacon cheeseburger, fries and beer for just RMB88.
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