What’s happening in Shanghai on Friday? – This is Shanghai


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from Thursday to Sunday

BrownBox Midsummer Hi Beer Festival at Lake Dishui

The BrownBox Midsummer Hi Festival will feature daytime glamping and the BrownBox Village bursting with local craft beers and food. Relax in tents and enjoy some of the best beer and food Shanghai has to offer.

This event also offers four days full of musical performances. Come vibrate to Blue Grass, Double Bass, Groove Papa and more!

A great kid-friendly event for families, there will be carnival games, a magic show and a foam party in the children’s pool. Outdoor films will be shown after sunset. Snuggle up with snacks under the stars and relax.

And best of all, tickets are FREE. Pre-register by scanning the QR above for a coupon or gift box worth up to 100 RMB of food and drink.

August 18-21; Free. Dishui Lake. Scan the QR above for the detailed address.


Live DJ @ El Santo


Start your weekend in El Santo, where every Friday a live DJ throws the party, and Coronas and Margaritas are bought one by one from 5-8 p.m.

Every Fri.5pm-late; Free. El Santo. B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路.

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We love chic things at affordable prices. It’s two hours of all-you-can-eat cocktails and canapes at Something’s Summer Aperitvo every Friday from 6pm for just 198 RMB. That’s what we’re talking about!

Every Friday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; 198RMB. Something, 2/F, 98 Wukang Lu, by Wuyuan Lu 地址 武康路98号2楼,近五原路, 6404 2228 / 187 0191 3685.

It’s carnival time @ Pistolera


It’s carnival time at the Pistolera Shanghai Center this Friday, with live Mexican music and free hits from Altos to start your weekend off right.

Friday August 19, 7-9 p.m. Pistolera, 1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号上海商城1楼, 近西康路.

Root Down & J. Boroski @ J. Boroski


Root Down and J.Boroski team up for an evening of craft cocktails and good times!

Fri. Aug. 19, 8 p.m.-late; FREE ENTRANCE. J. Boroski2/F, 179 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路179号2楼,近长乐路.

Re-Soundtrack: Film/Vinyl Dance Party @ Yuyintang


Sit tight and listen carefully! Join a cast of Shanghai vinyl DJs as they spin dancefloor tunes inspired by two classic movies that go overhead.

The double line of this first Re-Sound Track begins with The more they come, the legendary reggae film starring Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring singer. Next is night of the living deadthe original (and public domain!) 1968 horror movie that spawned a graveyard full of zombie sequels and impersonations.

Both of these films will play silently with subtitles as vinyl DJs spin the music. DJs include: DJ BO, Dubshottas, Florida Man, Kyle B., Manuel Misterioso and Skinny Brown.

Fri. Aug. 19, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Free. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu 凯旋路851号,近延安西路口.

The Original Barra


It’s buy-one-get-one on Billecart-Salmon Champagne before 11pm every Friday at La Barra.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 10 p.m. to late; Free. La Barra, 110, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter Yanping Lu or Jiaozhou Lu) 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Daily Events

4th year Rollerversary @ RIINK


To celebrate RIINK’s belated 4th Rollerversary, they’re giving away free skates to anyone who missed a birthday party due to lockdown. So if you were born in April, May or June, go with your ID to get things going.

Until August 31. RIINK, Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu, Shankang Li 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室.

¥35 Frozen Margaritas @ Tacolicious


Head over to Tacolicious for RMB35 Frozen Margaritas all day, all night, all month!

Every day, until August 31. Tacolicious, room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

The Social Spritz @ DOC Gastronomia Italiana


Are you feeling the heat this summer? Enjoy the finer things in life everyday at more than reasonable prices from 3-7pm at DOC, where The Spritz Social Happy Hour sees Frozen and Classic Spritz, Campari Spritz and Arancini Balls from just 25 RMB from 3-4pm and increasing by 5 RMB every hour until 7 p.m. It’s quite a Spritz. Oh, and there are also house wines and Peroni bottles at Happy Hour!

Daily, 3-7 p.m. DOC Gastronomia Italiana, 392 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路392号, 近成都北路.

Shanghai Taco Tour


Do you see these restaurants on the flyer above? From now until September 5, they are all offering a special taco combo. At each location, you can claim a taco bingo card containing 10 slots to fill for each restaurant. When you order the combo, the venue will give you a sticker to put on your bingo card.

The first 40 people who claim all 10 stickers and send a photo of the competing bingo card to the Vitae Spirits WeChat account (QR in the poster above) will win prizes galore! Rather order? No problem – waimai special combo orders will also receive a sticker.

Every day, until September 5; prices vary. See the participating locations on the flyer above.

Sunset Crush @ La Barra


Drink, bite and relax in a tropical atmosphere every day from 3pm to 8pm at La Barra.

Every day, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Free. La Barra, 110, Bldg 5, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (enter Yanping Lu or Jiaozhou Lu) 胶州路273弄60号5幢2楼,近新闸路.

Senator Saloon Pop Up @ Sichuan Citizen


Until Senator Saloon is allowed to reopen on Wuyuan Lu (this ban theme is a bit too literal to love right now), the team will be taking over the bar from partner restaurant Sichuan Citizen every day at from 5 p.m.

Daily, 5 p.m.-midnight; Free. Citizen of Sichuan, 2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, by Taian Lu 武康路378号2楼,近泰安路.

Free Flowing Champagne @ ENTROPY


Remember what we said about liking stylish things at affordable prices? It’s three hours of free-flowing champagne with snacks at the ENTROPY Champagne Cafe for just 298 RMB on weekdays and 338 RMB on weekends. Unbeatable.

Every day, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Monday to Friday 298 RMB, Saturday and Sunday 338 RMB. ENTROPY Champagne Cafe, Shop 213F/G/H, 2nd Floor, Grand Gateway 66, 1 Hongqiao Lu 港汇恒隆广场2楼南北连廊.

Happy Hour @ ROZO


It’s buy-one-get-one on wine by the glass every day (bar Monday) at ROZO.

Every day, 6-8 p.m. ROZO, 2/F, 968 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 武定路968号2楼,近胶州路.

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai x The Union Trading Company – Bar Collab


Find your way to the Hidden Bar tucked away in the Ritz Bar & Lounge at the Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, as they have partnered with The Union Trading Company, ranked among the 50 Best Bars in the World for 2021. This collective project features eight newly invented cocktails.

The Union Trading Company team will temporarily move into the Ritz-Carlton Hidden Bar, bringing their own bartender accessories, glassware, finest ingredients and decor. Drinkers will feel like they are sitting in a more refined version of the original The Union Trading Company.

Every day, from 6 p.m. to midnight; of RMB108. The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 地址南京西路1376号, 近西康路.

Free drink with steak and happy hour @ el Bodegon


From Sunday to Thursday, for any steak ordered at el Bodegon, get a free glass of wine, sangria or draft beer. They also offer the happy hour above. Please note that in addition to weeknights, it is also available on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm – which has it all. and affordable boozy brunch.

Daily. el Bodegon (Changshu Lu), 4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu 常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路; el Bodegon (Panyu Lu), 2/F, 326 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 番禺路326号2楼, 近法华镇路.

Feng Tang Exhibition


Until September 10, renowned artist, novelist and calligrapher Feng Tang is collaborating with Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai to present his private calligraphy exhibition “HAVE THE WILD TEA”. The exhibition includes around 30 pieces of calligraphy and a fan of calligraphy dedicated to the hotel, to be displayed throughout the hotel’s lobby bar, creating a unique experience for the public.

To celebrate this calligraphy exhibition, Mandarin Oriental head bartender David Fan has created two special tea-infused cocktails named after Feng Tang’s calligraphy works ‘Wild Form’ and ‘Tea Form’. Guests will be amazed and delighted as they sip creative drinks while enjoying the calligraphy works of the artist.

Price: 128 RMB*

Validity period: Until September 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day

*Includes entrance ticket and tea-inspired cocktail (can also choose a non-alcoholic drink)

To buy, click here or scan the QR:


Until Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 128 RMB. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, 111 Pudong Nan Lu, by Yincheng Lu 浦东南路111号, 近银城路.

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