Bar Sifón opening: Apparently fed up with Samfaina’s upstairs hogging the limelight, Bar Sifón is transforming into its own mini “gastro-lounge” serving spins on traditional tapas paired with mixologist Jordi Clark’s drink concoctions. To celebrate, they’ll be serving cocktails marked down to 20RMB and beer, sangria, and cider for 15RMB. There’ll also be a raffle with 5,000RMB worth of prizes.
Free entry // 7pm-late // Samfaina // 532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区复兴中路532号, 近瑞金二路). Tel: (0)21-5352-1361. Hours: 11am-1.30am Tue-Sun.
Christmas silent auction charity dinner at Maya: Maya’s making Christmas come a little early for Shanghai’s impoverished. On December 15, they’re hosting a silent auction charity dinner, with four-courses and free-flow margaritas and sangria, the proceeds of which will benefit the Baoji XinXing Aid for Street Kids. Call (0)21-6289-6889 or email Rob on [email protected] to reserve a table. More on Baoji XinXing Aid here.
450RMB // 7-11pm // Maya // MAYA // Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (巨鹿路568弄, 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路).
Ginger Baker Beatdown launch party: Boxing Cat Brewery is now pouring Ginger Baker Beatdown beer, a festive holiday brew inspired by gingerbread cookies. The Yongfu location is marking the occasion by throwing a launch party on December 15, where there’ll be free samples and snacks. RSVP by December 13 to reserve a spot.
5-6:30pm // Boxing Cat Brewery // 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路82号, 近永福路) or Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu (思南公馆, 复兴中路519号26A, 近思南路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].