Ah, happy hour. Who doesn’t love a good hang-out spot after work? To save you some time and energy, here’s a round up of the hottest happy hour spots in Shanghai for you to grab some good bargain bites with friends. Below are options from some of your local favorites around the French concession, restaurants that serves killer drinks and delicious eateries at a fraction of their regular prices. You’re welcome!
One of the longest running happy hours in town, COZEE offers deals from 3pm-8pm everyday. KIRIN beer (500ml) from ¥20, 3 basic cocktail for ¥100, and 5 shots for ¥100. COZEE also has an epic Halloween party on the 29th of October and their one year anniversary offering you free make up, a halloween drink special, free shots for everyone that dresses up and a spooky environment.
// 1000 Changping Road // 昌平路1000号
Firelove Grill & Beer
A Fusion between eastern styled BBQ with a Western twist, Firelove Grill & Beer offers steaks and salads with a great variety of beers. From your local Qingdao to banana beers ranging from ¥20 to ¥50, all bottled and draught beers are buy-one-get-one-free 6pm to 9pm everyday.
// Anyuan Road 555, 1/F // 555 安远路, 1楼
// +8621 6212 2613
Located in the French concession, this new bakery & coffee shop in Shanghai is full of surprises. From across the street you’ll be able to see the vast array of bread and pastries prepared fresh out of the oven. You’re more than welcome to enjoy the Mediterranean touch of the unique dishes and their special brunch sets. Until the end of November, Bread Etc. is running a fantastic deal of buy-one-get-one free on all breads on the counter and cocktails from 7pm-8pm everyday.
// 500 South Xiangyang Road // 襄阳南路 500号
Shanghai Slim’s is a three-story villa American steakhouse and bar in Sinan Mansions. With an oyster champagne and martini bar, an open kitchen and chef’s table area and a main dining room, Shanghai Slim’s has a spectacular venue. They also have a great outdoor terrace for fine weather drinking. Everyday from 4pm to 7pm, all cocktails are half price and every Jing’A craft beer you order comes with a tasty bacon & cheddar mini-burger…(these little guys are addictively juicy).
// 523 Middle Fuxing Road // 复兴路 523号
// +8621 6426 0171
Craft Kino Club
A hip, music and vodka lounge hidden in the south annex of the Donghu Hotel, Craft offers an epic deal of buy-one-get-one free on all menu items from 8pm every Tuesday. Movie fans you are also in luck as they have movie screenings from 9pm and you’ll also be able to snack on some delicious Pierogi made by the Pierogi Ladies during the night!
// 2/F, Donghu Hotel, 7 Donghu Road// 东湖路7号, 东湖宾馆, 2楼
// +8621 6418 9338
De Refter’s Raison D’Etre is beer, specifically beers of Belgium. On offer is an extension selection of Abbey Ales, Dubbels, Treippels, Lambics, and all sorts of exotic brews with staggering alcohol contents. Enjoy their buy-one-get-one free happy hour from 4pm-8pm everyday. This deal includes all of their Belgian imported draught beers, shots, selected cocktails, selected wines and there are special food deals everyday too.
// 181 Jinxian Road // 进贤路 181号
// +8621 3230 2595
Live entertainment venue The Pearl has three full service bar areas that offers sinfully crafted premium cocktails, carefully selected wines, beers and magnificent mouth tingling frozen margaritas. Head on over for a show or simply a night to relax and enjoy their happy hour Tuesdays to Saturdays 5pm-7pm offering you beer (¥20), house spirits (¥30), wine (¥30) and daily cocktails (¥40).
// 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Kick back and relax on the terrace or in the beautiful dining space at Azul Tapas Lounge. Refresh yourself with half-price cocktails and sangría from 5pm to 7pm, plus you should taste one or two of Azul’s amazing tapas dishes.
// Ferguson Lane, Floor 8, 378 Wukang Road, near Tai’an Road // 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路