Bespoke Cocktail Experience

Shanghai Cocktail Bar experience bartender
When it comes to nighttime glamour, Shanghai has form. The so-called Paris of the Orient hosted migrants from all over the world in the 1920s and 30s. The result? One big party town! After a brief hiatus during Mao’s reign, Shanghai’s party spirit is back with a vengeance. In fact, these days it’s world-class.

Now, anyone can bar-hop, but Bespoke’s signature Shanghai Cocktail Experience is something special – think of it as the ultimate glam night out. Accompanied by a true insider, the doyenne of Shanghai’s nightlife scene if you will, you’ll visit three of the city’s hidden gem bars (clue: they’re nowhere near the Bund) and get exclusive, one-on-one access to the three best bartenders in the city. Each bartender will then craft a completely bespoke cocktail for you based on your favourite spirits and flavours. And these aren’t just any cocktails. They’re cocktails at their artisanal best. With so much thought, precision and expertise in every glass you’ll be blown away.

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Learn About Our Expert

The Food & Drink Editor at Time Out Shanghai from 2009 to 2014, Bespoke’s nightlife queen has watched the city give birth to almost all of its top bars and restaurants, and personally knows all of the proprietors as a result! Born and raised in the US but with a Shanghainese mother, her passion for the city’s best eats and tipples knows no bounds.

NEED TO KNOW

How much does it cost? 1,500RMB per person, minimum 2 people (including a car to whisk you effortlessly between bars!)

How long will it take? 3 hours

When can I do it? Any evening you like, subject to our insider’s availability.

Getting there: You’ll be picked up from your hotel in your car for the evening.

Start Point: Your hotel

End Point: Your hotel

Children: Are not permitted on this experience.

Any other costs I should know about? Nope, not unless you’d like to drink more than your three bespoke cocktails, in which case you are welcome to pay the bill directly in each bar you visit.

How far in advance should I book? Ideally no less than 4 days before you’d like to do the experience.

What to bring: Your glad rags! It’s fun to dress up for a night on the town…

Our favourite bit: There’s a certain thrill that comes with having a bespoke cocktail made just for you. When China’s best bartender (that’s official by the way) lines up 15 of your favourite ingredients on the bar, and begins mixing, shaking and even smoking them, you’re quietly thinking “How on earth is this going to taste good and not put me in a coma…” Then you take a sip and realise it’s in fact a mind-blowingly subtle, complex work of art.

Is this an expert or local personality-led tour? Local personality

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