Shanghai is many things, and that includes being one of the best cities in which women can drink free almost every day of the week. The ladies nights are famous (infamous?) for bringing out the crowds and the very, very cheap booze. But with so many alcoholic giveaways during the week, how is a lady to choose? Read on for the best ladies nights offered Tuesday through Friday, whether you're in the mood for a laid back night with some girlfriends or a way to relive your college years. 100 RMB open bars need not apply.
In case two days of work is just too much for you, everyone's favourite frat house, er, dive bar, I Love Shanghai serves up free mixed drinks and draft beer to ladies from 20:00 until 1:00. This makes it one of the longest ladies night specials of the bunch. If you're not quite in the mood for beer bongs and darts, try Masse for a more relaxed approach to drinking. From 21:00 until midnight, ladies get free "select cocktails" in a chilled, pool table-heavy environment. Perfect for an early week pick-me-up…
I Love ShanghaiView In Map
Add: 2/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, Shanghai (near Jiaozhou Lu)
Tel: 021 5228 6899
Opening hours: daily, 17:00-2:00
MasseView In Map
Add: 5-6/F, 219 Jinxian Lu, Shanghai (near Shaanxi Nan Lu)
Tel: 021 5212-5971
Opening hours: daily, 11:00-late
Kaiba knows what ladies like, and that's their lambic beers. These ridiculously sweet (albeit relatively low alcohol – at least compared to their other offerings) fruit "beers" will keep you sipping all night long… Or at least during their 16:00-20:00 happy hour. For those who don't have quite as big a sweet tooth, women can also get 25 RMB Vedett. If you're looking for more of a party, head over to Brown Sugar to listen to some blues, dance the night away, and get squashed at the bar by hordes of ladies vying for their free champagne till midnight. It's a great place for music, just be prepared to fight for your freebies. You've been warned.
Kaiba (branch)View In Map
Add: 528 Kangding Lu, Shanghai (near Xikang Lu)
Tel: 021 6288 9676
Opening hours: daily 16:00-2:00
Brown SugarView In Map
Add: Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, Shanghai (near Madang Lu)
地址：上海太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路
Tel: 021 5382 8998
Opening hours: daily, 18:00-2:00
Glo London offers free "signature cocktails" for ladies from 21:00 until 23:00 in a lounge-y atmosphere that's perfect for winding down the week while catching up with your girlfriends. An added bonus? These drinks are strong. If 23:00 rolls around and you're not quite ready to head home yet, try Amber Lounge, where from 21:30 until late they give out free "amber fruit" cocktails. This "after hours" spot is aiming to be the place people head to when you feel like making it a three day weekend.
glo LondonView In Map
Add: 1 Wulumuqi Lu, Shanghai (near Dongping Lu)
Tel: 021 6466 6565
Opening hours: Lounge Bar, Sun-Thurs, 17:00-2:00
Amber LoungeView In Map
Add: 449 Huashan Lu, Shanghai (near Wulumuqi Lu)
Tel: 021 6248 8816
Opening hours: daily, 21:00-5:00
Start your weekend off right with Champagne Night at Sugar. While technically not their "ladies night" (that would be Wednesday), this deal shouldn't be missed – women who send an email to email@example.com get all you can drink champagne from 22:30 to 23:30. Or you can check out the newly renovated The Spot – yes, that pseudo sports bar on Tongren Lu. Trust me though, you won't recognise it. They've transformed themselves into a kind of dance club meets lounge and they're serving free flavoured martinis from 22:00 until late. Like Brown Sugar on Wednesdays, you'll have to fight your way up for refills. But overall, not a bad way to start off the weekend…
SugarView In Map
Add: Hong Fang Zi, 6/F, 35 Shanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai (near Changle Lu)
Tel: 021 6215 8777
Opening hours: daily, 11.30-2:00
The SpotView In Map
Add: 331 Tongren Lu, Shanghai (near Beijing Lu)
Tel: 021 6247 3579
Opening hours: daily, 11:00-2:00; Fri-Sat, 11:00-3:00
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