Get ready for some ‘fun in the suds,’ the third edition of Shanghai International Beer Festival (and this year they have a title sponsor, Stella Artois) kicks off on April 18 at the Wharf Bund Promenade! Running until April 20, this brew-soaked bonanza organized by Bevex will feature more than 100 beers from over 24 countries. This year’s event is expected to attract 30,000 visitors, almost 10,000 more than last year!
The vast brew selection will include beers from Shanghai’s own Dean’s Bottle Shop, Shanghai Brewery, the sponsor Stella Artois, and way way more, each marked down to approximately 30RMB. Food will be provided by Tock’s (our favorite deli), Brotzeit, Sliders, Haya, El Bodegon, The Public, Melrose Pizza, La Coyota, Latina, Xukuai, Prague Restaurant, and more which have yet to be announced.
And there’ll be plenty more than just copious amounts of beer and food, such as games, live shows, and over a dozen DJs to provide a scintillating soundtrack for your booze-chugging. Headliners include Kick the Gong, DJ B.O, and DJ Sal. In accordance with the diverse array of entertainment, the 5,000 square meter space will be divided into four sections: a lounge for indoor dining, an entertainment area for games, a scenic river-view seating section, and the main stage area.
One of the highlights is the raffle, the winner of which will be awarded a VIP experience sponsored by Stella Artois to Wimbledon in the UK this summer, travel and lodging included. Yeah, they’re not nickel and diming here.
Best of all, the beerfest will culminate in the Shanghai International Beer Festival Award (SIBF Award), the first competition of its kind in Shanghai. During the first two days of the bash, industry experts will judge beers via blind taste test, ranking them based on aroma, flavor, and finish. Winners will be crowned on the 20th.
More info here.
50RMB entrance fee (includes one beer) // 6pm-midnight Friday, 2pm-midnight Saturday, 2pm-11pm Sunday // Wharf 1846 Bund Promenade // 601 Waima Lu, near Maojiayuan Lu (外马路601号, 近毛家园路).
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].