Yes, we know it is supposed to rain on Thursday, but don’t let that keep you away from Cotton’s for the first Shanghaiist Happy Hour. Yes, we may not be able to use Cotton’s big drinking garden — but we will have free reign over her huge house (and her three cozy fireplaces). And, really, if something like rain keeps you holed up in your apartment during this time of year in Shanghai, you are seriously depriving your lungs of that fresh Shanghai air.
As you may have heard, music for the evening will be provided by up-and-coming local DJ “Shanghaiist’s iPod.” And he is in the process of putting together his playlist for the evening. He does take requests, so if you are dying to hear a particular song, please let us know — via email [info(@)shanghaiist.com] or in a comment below — and he will try to accommodate you. (If you don’t hear your song played on Thursday, either Shanghaiist’s iPod wanted to play the song and didn’t have it available or he is trying to tell you that you have awful taste in music. Don’t blame us — some have accused him of being a music snob in the past.) To get an idea of where Shanghaiist’s iPod’s musical allegiances fall, go here, here, here, here or here. (Just so you know, different iPods will be DJing future Shanghaiist Happy Hours.)
Get your requests in soon! Hope to see you tomorrow.
What: Shanghaiist Happy Hour
Where: Cotton’s, 132 Anting Lu (near Jianguo Xi Lu), 安亭路132号 (近建国西路). Tel: 6433-7995
When: Thursday, January 19, 6 pm-9 pm
Specials: First 100 people get their first drink for half price (20 RMB), all drinks thereafter 30 RMB (regular price 40 RMB)
We’re hoping the Shanghaiist Happy Hour will become a monthly event. Would your bar like to host one? Email us: tips(@)shanghaiist.com.