We’d like to thank everyone who braved the rain Thursday night and attended the first Shanghaiist Happy Hour at Cotton’s. About 75 people showed up, and a crazy good time was had by all (just look at that photo). Here’s what one party goer said: “Had no idea there were so many hipsters in Shanghai, it looked like a giant Weezer video shoot … great stuff.” Interestingly, the DJ for the party — Shanghaiist’s iPod — played not one Weezer song, but his performance was still good enough to move him up 1,177 spots in the world rankings. Impressive. (Actually, the DJ judges said he would have jumped even higher in the rankings had he not played a Zeppelin song –in his defense, it was a request.) Other key stats for the night:
- Number of waitresses clocked in the head by a beer stein: 1 (she shed some tears in the kitchen but soldiered on)
- Number of people who tried to steal Shanghaiist T-shirts: 1 (never trust a girl with a boy’s name)
Stay tuned for information on the next Shanghaiist Happy Hour. We’re planning on making these regular occurrences. And, if you’d like to play host to one of these parties in a drinking establishment you own, please email us: tips(@)shanghaiist.com
If anyone has any photos from the party, please email them to photos(@)shanghaiist.com. It was very late before we remembered to take out our camera. But we did take a few shots.
Also on Shanghaiist:
Shanghaiist Happy Hour: Now taking music requests
Shanghaiist Happy Hour: January 19 at Cotton’s