When it rains, beer pours, or so they don’t say. But with yet another typhoon predicted to hit Shanghai again this weekend, why not hold yourself up at one of these bars serving cheap beer on Friday and Saturday. Alternatively, stick it to Mother Nature and head to the craft beer festival on Saturday and Sunday, with a huge line up of brewers and food expected. Read on to find out more.
Flying Dog tap takeover
Flying Dog is the largest craft brewer from Maryland in the US. They’re also known for their Ralph Steadman-illustrated labels, and they’re taking over the taps at Heaven Supermarket from 2pm onwards. They’re pouring five of their beers, and you can get any three and a dessert for ¥99.
B1/F, 531 Zhongshan Dong Er Road / 中山东二路531号B1楼
Café del Volcán’s sixth anniversary party
Café del Volcán, one of Shanghai’s first premium coffee shops, is celebrating its sixth anniversary on Saturday at 45 Degrees. The event goes from 3pm to 6pm and all beers, including their coffee beers, are ¥30 during that time. You can also request for free Jameson shots in selected coffee drinks, and free Dutch Bakery pies will be making the rounds. Additionally, Volcán is offering 50 percent off all of its coffee drinks at their booth below 45 Degrees and their other two locations throughout the day.
991 Wuding Rd / 武定路991号
Café del Volcán (Xuhui district)
80 Yongkang Road / 永康路80号
Café del Volcán (Minhang district)
689 Guanghua Road / 光华路689号
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Shanghai Craft Beer Festival
Shanghai Craft Beer Festival is back for its seventh edition. The Boxing Cat-run event is happening in Luijiazui on Saturday and Sunday this year, and they have 100 over beers from both local and international brewers. There will also be food from restaurants such as Liquid Laundry, Styx, Daimon Gastrolounge, Madison Kitchen, Bun Cha Cha, Tomatito, Joe’s Pizza, and more. Tickets are ¥100 at the door (¥50 for the early birds) and includes one free beer.
Luijiazui Harbour City
167 Yincheng Road / 银城路167号