9 Awesome F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Cristina Ng, October 9, 2019

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

Until Oct 31: We are Turning Japanese

Flyer courtesy of Little Creatures

Little Creatures (Australia) and Hitachino Nest (Japan) have come together to brew a collaborative IPA that brings together Japanese Sorachi Ace hops and Australian Melba hops to deliver a sessionable beer with a hop driven, fruity character that they have called Tsubasa IPA.

This very limited release brew is available at Little Creatures Brewers Lab for just one month starting from October 1. The Little Creatures kitchen is also turning Japanese with a new menu of Japanese beer-drinking snacks to pair with the beer. 

Oct 1-31, all day. Little Creatures. See event listing

Oct 10: Cross Yu in Paradise

Flyer courtesy of Birds of Paradise

If coming back from vacation has been rough, let Birds of Paradise cure what ails you. They've brought in one of Shanghai's most celebrated bartenders Cross Yu (Epic). The taste of the evening is paradise-friendly creations until midnight. We have our sights set on the spice gimlet featuring curry leaf infused Beefeater gin, homemade Falernum syrup and lime juice, but all four cocktails have the potential to make us go bananas.  

Oct 10, 8pm-midnight. Birds of Paradise. See event listing

Oct 10-19: Oktoberfest at Paulaner Raffles City Changning

Image courtesy of Paulaner

Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai will once again bring the popular beer and food festival to Shanghai along with freshly brewed Paulaner Festbier, hearty Bavarian delicacies and a band from the original Oktoberfest in Munich. You'll want to book Oktoberfest packages early if you have a group of six or more. 

Oct 10-19, 5pm; from RMB268 per person. Paulaner. See event listing

Oct 11: Friday Double Bubbles

Flyer courtesy of Heritage by Madison

Every Friday from 5-9pm, Heritage by Madison presents 'Friday Double Bubbles.' What does that mean? Well, it means that all Champagne orders – by the glass or bottle – are buy-one-get-one-free. That includes champagne cocktails (peach & ginger bellini, Aperol Spritz, French fizz) too. It's okay to mix and match cocktails; the lowest priced one is free. And if those bubbles whet your appetite, don't worry, Heritage has some of the best eats in town

Oct 11, 5-9pm. Heritage by Madison. See event listing

Oct 12: Happy Hour of the Year Celebration

Flyer courtesy of The Rooster

The Rooster has done it again, and they are throwing a bash in honor of their back-to-back That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards for Happy Hour of the Year. Their first order of business is showing you exactly why they won – with an all-night happy hour starting from 6pm. They are also doing free Boxing Cat Contender beer and Prosecco from 6-7pm. We hear that there are some giveaways on offer as well, so don't miss it.  

Oct 12, 6pm. The Rooster. See event listing.

Oct 13: Oysterlicious Party

Flyer courtesy of The Oysterlicious Group

The Oysterlicious Group is hosting an oyster-themed party at Plump Garden rooftop terrace on Sunday, October 13. Special prices on oysters and drinks throughout the day – get six oysters for just RMB100 plus half-priced gin & tonics. In addition to mollusks, barbecue items will be served, hot off the grill. Stone Brewing beers will also be available for a special price. 

Oct 13, noon-6pm; free entry. Plump Garden. See event listing. 

Oct 13: Farmer's Market

Image courtesy of La Maison

Visit the beautiful La Maison for their October Farmers Market.Carve a Halloween pumpkin with your kids and get farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, baked goods and pickled eggs this Sunday. 

Oct 13, 11am-4pm. La Maison. See event listing

Oct 14: Canadian Thanksgiving at The Cannery

Flyer courtesy of The Cannery

Head over to the Cannery for the coolest Canadian thanksgiving in town! Expect roast turkey with all the trimmings, good ole' pumpkin pie and Nanaimo bars. Celebratory tipples include 'Thankful Canuck Punch' and more special cocktails. 

Oct 14, 6pm; RMB298. The Cannery. See event listing

Oct 16: Stone Beer University

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing

Alright, beer nerds, it's time for an epic West Coast versus East Coast throwdown to discover which side of the US brews the tastiest beers. Since this is Stone Beer University, you will learn to evaluate a transnational selection of American IPAs based on brewing styles, flavor, mouthfeel and ingredients. There will be six distinctive beers to taste as you decide which coast reigns supreme. 

Oct 16,7pm; RMB148 six beers. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing 

[Cover image courtesy of Paulaner]

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