By Angela Ye
Bar Rouge is shutting down for renovations after this weekend, so catch some big parties over there for the next few nights, or head over to Shelter’s usual Back to the Classics, a reflective art exhibition Cold Comfort, and some fun fightin’ for your average Sunday morning. And don’t forget, Superbowl Sunday lands early Monday morning here for all you NFL fans! Read on for details on that and more, or head over to our calendar for more!
Tequila @ Zeal
A zesty night of caribbean vibes with a touch of latin. All the way from Milan is DJ Michael Prado, Leo Chiodaroli and Alexia Rautte. When the Tequila song plays, gear yourselves up for some free shots!
Free before 11pm, 100RMB after // 9pm // Zeal // South Bund 22, 6/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yong’an Lu (中山东二路22号, 近新永安路)
Back to the Classics @ The Shelter
The Shelter is bringing us back to the classics again with a night of funk. Lab DJs are spinnin some soul, hiphop, latin, and afrobeats, 4 decks, 2 mixers, it’s always a sweaty, wild ride.
30RMB // 10pm // The Shelter // Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu (永福路5号, 近复兴西路)
I <3 80's @ Bar Rouge
Bar Rouge it throwing down before closing for renovations, starting with a night of celebrating the 80’s with the DJ spinning some 80s tracks, remixes, and new disco! Dress Code: Madonna, Magnum P.I, A-team…etc, don’t forget your raybans! RSVP: [email protected]
Free with RSVP, 100RMB at the door // 10pm // Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
Cold Comfort @ OV Gallery
International and Chinese artists gather to present a group exhibition at OV Gallery starting today. During these winter months, nature stands still and animals hibernate, a pause in time where people reflect and prepare for a new year. This gallery will examine the psychological, symbolic, and social connotations of the season, featuring artists like Chai Yiming, Chen Hangfeng, Chen Xi, Ed Pien, Monika Lin and Robert Lee Davis.
No Cover // starts Feb 4th til Mar 18th // OV Gallery // Room 207, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu (莫干山路50号4A楼207室, 近澳门路)
Rougie Foie Gras Contest @ Restaurant-Ecole Institut Paul Bocuse
World famous foie gras producer Rougie teams up with Restaurant Ecole Insttitut Paul Bocuse for a foie gras cooking contest! So just sit back and relax, munch on 6 courses of foie gras-themed dishes while sipping champagne or wine as two teams of Chinese and French chefs battle it out to see who is the foie greatest.
480RMB per person // Restaurant-Ecole Institut Paul Bocuse // 379 Baotun Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu (保屯路379号, 近中山南路)
DISCONNECT @ Shiva Lounge
Shiva Lounge is presenting yet another night of deeeeep music, this time, an 8-hour ride with DJ Thomas Cher into some deep disco, nu disco, house, cosmic, and more!
No Cover // 10pm // Shiva Lounge // 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu (永福路47号, 近复兴路)
Bar Rouge (temp) Closing Party @ Bar Rouge
Last night at our favorite rooftop bar overlooking the Bund before they shut down for a make over. Catch the big shebang for their faux-farewell party with lots of dancing and drinking before the big facelift.
No Cover (before 10pm) 100RMB (after 10pm) // 9pm // Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu (中山东一路18号7楼, 近南京东路)
Sangria Night @ Sugar
Get out of the cold and hop into Sugar to warm your heart and soul with a flow of sangria and some fun tunes to brighten the night.
40RMB (after 10) // 9pm // Sugar // Hong Fang Zi, 6/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu (陕西南路35号6楼, 近长乐路)
UFC 143 Live @ Big Bamboo
Get on out to Big Bamboo to see the biggest fight of the weekend! Just an average sunday morning; a classic jiu jitsu match with Nelson vs Werdum, Renan barao vs. Jorgensen is one not to miss, and Pee Herman is back!
No Cover // 9am // Big Bamboo // 123 Nanyang Lu, near Tongren Lu (南阳路123号, 近铜仁路)
It’s Superbowl Sunday! Or for those of us in Shanghai, Monday. The big game kicks off at 7:30am if you can get up, and most of the local bars will be offering booze and breakfast for football fans. Boxing cat brewery (7:30am, reservations strongly advised), O’Malleys (6:30am, 58RMB breakfast), Big Bamboo (6am onwards, 100RMB includes breakfast buffet), Malones (6am, 128RMB includes breakfast), Bubba’s, Masse, Piro, etc. You can read up a bit more on the local sports bar options for the big game in our roundup from last year.