On Friday, September 16, Shanghaiist will officially turn 67 days old. Sounds like a reason to celebrate!
So, on the night of Sept. 16, head on down to the British Bulldog Pub for drink specials, great live music and the chance to win some pretty damn nice prizes. The party is open to everyone, and those who bring a printout of the party flyer (which has yet to be designed … check back soon) will get an extra two hours of happy hour (meaning 2-for-1 on selected drinks).
We’re happy to announce that old-school country and western band the Shanghai Cowboys — dare we say, the best country band in China — will turn the stately pub into a honky tonk between the hours of 10 and midnight. And, just confirmed last night: Xingfu 13, the electrifying house band from Tang Hui Pub (featuring Tang Hui’s photogenic owner Zooma on lead vocals) will play one rousing set starting at 9 pm (provided they can get someone to loan them two guitar amps, one bass amp and a drum set … their’s will be in use at Tang Hui … any volunteers?).
Throughout the evening, we will be handing out prizes to some lucky guests. We are
begging relying on local businesses for prize dontations: gift certificates, vouchers, coupons, clothing … we’re a fledgling city blog, we’ll take anything! Interested in helping out? Email dan(@)shanghaiist.com.
Confirmed donors so far include:
- Punk Pilgrim, cool fashion accessiories (3 belts, 4 cuff bracelets and a clutch)
- House of Mercury (6 Beverly Hills Polo Club backpacks)
- Enjoy Shanghai (2 Enjoy kits)
- D.D. Wong’s Far East Boutique (1 pearl necklace)
- British Bulldog Pub (assorted items)
- O’Malley’s Irish Pub (1 rugby shirt)
- Shanghaiist (several Shanghaiist T-shirts!)
Thanks to the British Bulldog Pub and all the businesses that have agreed to help out so far!
OK, to recap, this is what we know now:
What: Help celebrate the launch of Shanghaiist!
Where: British Bulldog Pub, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Dong Ping Lu (乌鲁木齐路1号,近东平路)
When: Friday, Sept. 16, 7 pm-ish to late
Who: All are invited
Live music: Xingfu 13 (Tang Hui Pub’s house band) at 9 pm, Shanghai Cowboys at 10 pm
Drink specials: Those who bring a printout of the party flyer (coming soon!) get two extra hours of happy hour (2-for-1 on selected drinks). Normal happy hour runs from 6-8 pm. Extended happy hour will go from 8-10 pm.
Prizes: Guests will have the chance to win some great prizes kindly donated (hint, hint) by local businesses
Entrance fee: None
Mark your calendars. Tell your friends. More details soon.
See you there!