At times Shanghai can seem an expensive city for a drink and while we all love our fancy cocktails, there’s no bad time for a bargain. Smaller budgets don’t have to mean cans of Asahi at Lawsons (though those are great in their own way). Whether you’re watching your wallet, blowing off steam after work or just love a good deal, here are 30 spots around the city and specials for every night that’ll have a drink (or three) in your hand without breaking the bank.
Note: The list is structured so that venues only appear once, but some promotions run multiple days (noted in text) and many venues have other deals on different days. Additional notable deals and happy hours are included below the main descriptions. Promotions are, as always, subject to change and may have limited validity.