17 Amazing F&B Events in Shanghai This Week (and Beyond)

By Cristina Ng, September 5, 2019

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

Until Sept 15: The Sukhothai Welcomes Chef Rosarin Sriprathum

Image courtesy of The Sukhothai Shanghai 

The Sukhothai Shanghai welcomes Chef Rosarin Sriprathum from Michelin guide recommended Thai restaurant Celadon at The Sukhothai Bangkok to present her handpicked selections. Fifteen of her authentic recipes will be incorporated into URBAN Café’s menu to satisfy all the gourmands in Shanghai.

Celadon serves up an authentic palette of flavors and spices with meticulous presentations as only a Thai would know. Chef Rosarin tries to keep the traditional recipes and maintains the standard of each dish's original taste. She executes authentic Thai flavors whilst blending avant-garde culinary techniques into her dishes, giving diners an unforgettable gourmet journey. 

Sept 2-15. URBAN Café. See event listing

Sep 3-7: Native Pop-up Bar

Image courtesy of The Portman Ritz Carlton

We've come to expect some pretty exciting pop-up bars as part of The Ritz Bar & Lounge's Movers & Shakers series, but they've really done it this month. They're bringing in bartenders from Native, a Singaporean cocktail bar featuring innovative drinks showcasing the flavors and ingredients of the region. Rising 34 places in 2018 to No. 13 of the World’s 50 Best Bars, it also won the Highest Climber Award. 

Sep 3-7, 7pm-late; from RMB108 per cocktail. The Ritz Bar & Lounge. See event listing.

Sep 4-5: Franziskaner Oktoberfest

Flyer courtesy of promoter

Can you believe it's already Oktoberfest, tickets are nearly sold out and you haven't planned for it at all? If you want to raise your glasses at the real Munich Oktoberfest experience in Shanghai, you better snap up the last tables stat! This year's event has a massive festival tent in true Bavarian style, liter (Maß) beer-glasses, authentic Bavarian food and a live band bringing you the hottest hits to dance to!

Sep 4-5, 5-11pm; from RMB3,000 per table. Rockbund. See event listing. Tickets.

Sep 5: The Commune Social & Abel Matos

Flyer courtesy of Commune Social

It's time for the September Social Club, and this month chef Abel Matos (Colca) joins Sergio Moreno and Kim Melvin at Commune Social. Their secret menu is inspired by a trip through the Americas. Seats are limited, so book ASAP. 

Sep 5, 7pm; RMB588. Commune Social. See event listing.  

Sep 5-6: Agung Prabowo Guest Shift

Image courtesy of The Peninsula Shanghai

The Old Man (aka the No.1 bar in Asia) is popping up at The Peninsula's Salon de Ning with four iconic cocktails. If you haven't made it to the Hemingway-inspired bar in Hong Kong (or the new Singapore location), and you love cocktails, then you need to make room on your schedule for this. Named for the author's novel, our pick The Sun Also Rises features copra fat-washed applejack, rotovap fresh curry Monkey 47 gin, sweet vermouth, sous-vide pandan leaves and lime kafir. 

Sep 5-6, 8pm-midnight. Salon de Ning. See event listing

Sep 6: Pink Boots China Kick-off Meeting

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

We hear that the future is female when it comes to beer, and Stone Brewing Tap Room is kicking off  China’s first-ever Pink Boots chapter. They will simultaneously release Morganite Boots Double IPA, a floral, fruity, hoppy ale brewed in collaboration between Winnie Hsu (Taihu Brewing Brew Master) and Laura Ulrich (Stone Brewing Small Batch Brewer). All Pink Boots meeting attendees will receive their first Morganite DIPA free and a Pink Boots China T-shirt. 

Sep 6, 6pm-late. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

Sep 6: Kanpai Kocktails at Kagen

Flyer courtesy of Kagen

TGIF! To kick-start the weekend, Kagen x M&M Marketing and Events Agency will be hosting the very first Kanpai Kocktail Nights. Everyone is welcome to come and have fun. There will be a FREE 'kanapes' + discounted deals on 'kocktails' from 6.30-9.30pm. 

Sep 6, 6.30pm; from RMB20. Kagen. See event listing

Sep 7-8: La Maruja Opening FIESTA!

Flyer courtesy of La Maruja

To celebrate the opening of a new tapas restaurante concept in Shanghai, La Maruja is throwing a huge two-day opening fiesta together with all her friends and suppliers! If you visit on Saturday, Sept 7 and Sunday, Sept 7, you are in for three floors of fun, madness, food, wine and drinks. There will also be surprises from guest chefs, big paella and lots of deals. 

Sep 7-8, 11am (Sat), 5pm (Sun). La Maison (2nd floor). See event listing

Sep 7: Rosé Revolution 2019

Flyer courtesy of The Flying Winemaker

Brought to you by The Flying Winemaker, this day of pink wine returns to Shanghai. Get knowledge on just how good rosé can be at this rooftop tasting festival on The Bund. The Flying Winemaker himself Eddie McDougall and Magnum Wines will be hosting two sessions at 4pm and 5pm. You can sign up when you arrive, but hurry because it is first come first serve. 

Sep 7, 3-8pm; RMB250 early bird, RMB300 standard. TOPS at Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund. See event listing. Tickets

Sep 7: Brazilian Day Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of Latina

For Brazillian National Day 2019, the Brazilian Community Association, the Consulate General of Brazil and Latina Restaurant are preparing quite the party. Visit Latina's Biyun location clad green and yellow, and get ready to celebrate the diversity and creativity of Brazil through music, dance, sport, martial arts, food, culture and more. 

Sep 7, 11am; free entry. Latina (Biyun Lu). See event listing

Sep 7: Sexy Night Brunch feat. DJ Simon Adams

Image courtesy of el Willy

Kick off your Saturday night right! DJ Simon Adam returns to el Willy’s Sexy Night Brunch with his effortless style and boundless energy for crowd-pleasing mixes! 

This multisensory, out of this world experience will not disappoint with high-quality food, drink and music in true el Willy fashion! Enjoy signature tapas, free flow Cava, Sangria or wine, alongside badass new mixes from DJ Simon Adams. 

Sep 7, 8.30pm. el Willy. See event listing

Sep 8: Heritage Eats Food Festival

Flyer courtesy of Heritage by Madison

Heritage's chef Austin Hu has assembled 21 of Shanghai's top chefs for a festival that explores the food of their cultural heritage. Hu wanted to free his buddies from the constraints of their restaurant's so they could make food he wanted to eat. Things like Hardeep Somal's Indian food, Anna Bautista's Filipino recipes, Ningbo cuisine from Danyi Gao... and that's just a start. Entry is free, and you can get a discount on food tickets if you buy them at Heritage before Sep 7. That will get you an extra RMB100 of credit when purchasing RMB500. 

Sep 8, 11-9pm; RMB100 six tickets. Heritage by Madison. See event listing

Sep 8: Nourish | Picnic for Life 

Flyer courtesy of Social Suppy

Join a celebration of life with great chefs and amazing food at Kathleen’s Waitan. Aimed at raising awareness around the support available through Lifeline Shanghai, this event brings together the Shanghai F&B community, along with their friends and fans. Save the date: Sunday, September 8... and stay tuned for further information.

Sep 8, 4pm drinks, 6.30pm; RMB350. Kathleen's Waitan. See event listing

Sep 8: Slow – Sunday Music, Street Bites & Nuggets

Flyer courtesy of Elevator

After a busy week and even busier weekend, Elevator invites you to take it slow with their new daytime event for Sunday bliss. This first installment features fresh juices, bloody marys, donuts, coffee and a food pop-up from chef Joey Cheong (Umaami). In addition to food, there's a record market organized by Daily Vinyl, massages and slow-paced jams courtesy of DayJobPeople. Bring friends and family for guaranteed good times. 

Sep 8, 2pm; free entry. Elevator. See event listing

Sep 9: Shanghai Shake

Flyer courtesy of Camus

After months of run-up competitions worldwide, Camus Cognac House is gearing up for the global final of the Shanghai Shake on September 9 at Bar Rouge. 

The family-run business was founded in 1863 and is still in the family after five generations. Their quality cognacs are produced utilizing a patented, bespoke distillation process, and Shanghai Shake was created to showcase the creations of international bartenders inspired by Camus Cognac. 

Sep 9, 4pm competition, 8pm afterparty; free entry. Bar Rouge. See event listing.

Sep 10: International Teachers' Day 

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

It’s time to honor and thank those who have taught us everything we know on International Teachers' Day. Whether you teach kindergarten or university, you deserve to kick back with a cold one. At Stone Brewing, they appreciate your hard work of educating the next generation, so all-day September 10, enjoy any Stone core 10oz beer on the house!

Sep 10, all day. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

Sep 10: Teacher Appreciation Day

Flyer courtesy of Tacolicious

Get those teacher IDs ready because Taoclicious also wants to thank you to all the great educators out there who are helping to shape the minds of the future. And what shows gratitude better than frozen margarita with chips and salsa for RMB60. Starts at 3pm, so leave school early. 

Sep 10, 3pm; RMB60. Tacolicious. See event listing.

[Cover image courtesy of The Flying Winemaker]

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