15 Fabulous F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Tom Lamming, June 6, 2019

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

Jun 6: James Liu Guest Shift at The Kitchen Table

Flyer courtesy of W Shanghai – The Bund

Looking to have a drink at the service of an award-winning bartender? Look no further as Atelier by Taste Buds James Liu takes over The Kitchen Table for one night only. 2019’s Crimson Pangolin Shanghai open champion James Liu provides his esteemed service for an extra special guest shift. Also, on hand on the night will be Crimson Pangolin with their intriguing and uniquely colored Chinese craft gin – one of the very first of its kind!

Jun 6, 7pm-11pm. W Shanghai – The Kitchen Table. See event listing.

Jun 6: Hatsune Supper Club

Flyer courtesy of Hatsune Japanese Restaurant

It’s beautiful outside, and Hatsune has everything ready to enjoy the first Supper Club of the summer. Enjoy sake flights with nigiri sushi, specialty cocktails, and wine. Hatsune’s iapm ‘Outdoor Terrace’ showcases the dazzling Shanghai skyline and with tickets for ‘Supper Club’ at RMB100 including one beverage and one six-piece assorted nigiri sushi. What better chance to combine the stunning scenery and tasty Japanese cuisine than at Hatsune?

Jun 6, 9pm-10pm; RMB100. Hatsune Japanese Restaurant. See event listing.

Jun 6: El Diablo Party

Flyer courtesy of Ask Jerry

Start your holiday festivities with a bang, as Ask Jerry and La Social team up to provide a mysterious start to the long weekend. Try out the eerily named ‘El Diablo’ or ‘Satan’s Margarita’ cocktails from just RMB55. With many more devilishly named concoctions on offer, be sure to pass on by and savor the cocktails and shots.

Jun 6, 6pm-late; free entry, drinks from RMB66. La Social. See event listing.

Jun 6-7: Charles H Pop-Up Bar 

Flyer courtesy of The Shanghai EDITION

Do you fancy a drink at the best bar in Seoul (according to Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019) this weekend? Lucky for you Yeonghwi Yun and Seungjeong Ryu from The Four Seasons Hotel Seoul's highly decorated Charles H. are in town presenting a creative cocktail experience at The Shanghai EDITION's Club Room for two days only. Named for booze writer and aficionado Charles H. Baker, Jr., you can expect a selection of signature drinks inspired by their legendary namesake.

Jun 6-7, 8pm-midnight. Club Room The Shanghai EDITION. See event listing.

Jun 7: Craft Republic Dragon Boat Brunch at Bitter + Bird

Flyer Courtesy of Bitter + Bird

Bird offers a Dragon Boat Brunch to celebrate this public holiday! The set is RMB218 which includes a cocktail by Charlie Andrew from Craft Republic. Keep the party going next door at Bitter from 6pm when Charlie takes the guest shift next door.

Jun 7, 3-5pm at Bird6pm-late at Bitter. See event listing.

Jun 7: Rooftop Aperitivo at Bread Etc.

Flyer courtesy of Bread Etc. 

Take advantage of a Friday off by chilling on the gorgeous terrace at Bread Etc. Cocktails come courtesy of Jell & Co. via their Prosecco on Wheels cart so round up your friends and enjoy the warm breeze, finger foods and bubbles aplenty. 

Jun 7, 6-10pm; RMB 148 two cocktails and finger food. Bread Etc. (Nanjing Xi). See event listing.

Jun 7: 4 Year Eggiversary

Flyer courtesy of Egg

Its ‘Eggiversary’ time! In celebration of four years, the cafe has some fun Woodstock-themed activities read to go. From tie-dye DIY to a beat poetry competition reciting an ode to Egg, what’s not to like as you have a drink and bite to eat at Egg?

Jun 7, 3-8pm. Egg, See event listing.

Jun 7-9: Tacolicious Dragon Boat Weekend

Flyer courtesy of Tacolicious

Those taco wizards over at Tacolicious are thinking ahead and already have their Dragon Boat Festival deals ready to go. Risk brain freeze for the bargain price of RMB40 per frozen margarita all day on Friday. There will also be happy hours from noon-3pm and again from 6-7pm on Saturday, as well as their famous Sunday brunch tacos (RMB40/two) from noon-3pm with a DJ on the terrace from 3-6pm for maximum fun. 

Jun 7-9. Tacolicious. See event listing

Jun 7-9: 3 Days of Brunch for Dragon Boat

Flyer courtesy of The Camel Group

So, you’ve got the Dragon Boat Festival off? With all that time on your hands, why not take a long, leisurely brunch at The Bull & Claw, El Santo, D.O.C or Hooked. Open all three days, be sure to check out the various spots throughout this weekend’s Dragon Boat Festival for all the food and drink you know and love.

Jun 7-9, all day. The Bull & Claw, Hooked, El Santo Tacos & Tequila and D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana. See event listing.

Jun 7-9: Brew for Love | Craft Beer Festival

Flyer courtesy of Brew for Love

Calling all craft brew lovers!! Presented by Shanghai Love Brewing, Craft Brew Festival is a 100% non-profit festival with all event proceeds going to Heart to Heart to help children with heart defects. Featuring big-name craft breweries from all over China and some of the very best local gourmet stars. The Craft Brew festival is not to be missed and with all proceeds going to Heart to Heart, what are you waiting for?

Jun 7-9, noon-12pm; RMB50 ticket includes a drink. HKRI Taikoo Hui. See event listing.

Jun 7-9: Shanghai Night Eats

Image courtesy of UnTourFoodTours

Once the sun sets, expect UnTourFoodTours to show you the best local and regional cuisines that Shanghai has to offer. In addition to the local Jiangnan food, the tour introduces you to southern, Dongbei and Sichuan good eats paired with local beers, spirits (or soft drinks).

Jun 7-9, 6.45pm-late; RMB550, Various starting points. See event listing.

Jun 7, 9: Hands-On Dumpling Delights

Image courtesy of UnTourFoodTours

Are you obsessed with dumplings? On this food tour and cooking class combination, you’ll get off the beaten path to sample regional varieties of dumplings, from street-side stalls frying up pot-stickers to mom-and-pop shops serving boiled jiaozi from China’s frigid northeast. Take advantage of this special opportunity to not only sample but create your own dumplings this Friday.

Jun 7 at 10am and 11am, June 9 at 10am; RMB585. Various starting points. See event listing.

Jun 7-9: 3-Day Happy Hour and Live Music

Flyer courtesy of Shanghai Slims

Need another location for Dragon Boat weekend happy hour? Shanghai Slims to the rescue with three entire days of booze deals on Slim's mojitos, margaritas, draft beer, house wine and spirits. There will be live music daily from 2-5pm as well. 

Jun 7-9, 11am; from RMB40. Shanghai Slim's. See event listing

Jun 8: Wine Lips Pop-Up Natural Wine Party & Record Market

Image courtesy of Wine Lips

Ferment-Tation and Wine Lips are joining forces to welcome you to a massive pop-up wine bar.  And all within the beautiful surroundings of a Jianguo Xi Lu lane house garden. Thinking of having a wine enthused day this Saturday? Well, you’re in luck, as upon entry you will be provided with a range of samples for delicious natural wines from countries such as Italy, China and many more.

Jun 8, 2-6pm; RMB138 presale, RMB168 door. Beer Barrel. See event listing.

Jun 8-9: Shanghai Street Eats Breakfast

Image courtesy of UnTourFoodTours

Calling all early risers! Some of Shanghai’s best food can be found street side in the wee hours. As you explore the stunning Former French Concession, you will taste everything from freshly-made soymilk to steaming baskets of the city's best dumplings.

Jun 8 at 9am, Jun 9 at 8am; RMB515. Various starting points. See event listing.

[Cover image via UnTourFoodTours]

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