Well, I have been away awhile attending to some private stuff but am back onboard and writing up some more helpful advice for new arrivals coming to Shanghai. My last post was about New Year festivities and this one will be about the fabulous events around Shanghai celebrating 4th of July, 2013.
If you are going to be one of the many expats spending 4th of July in Shanghai you will be planning for some tasty American food. To help you out I’ve compiled a list of places to dine with family and friends. Hope you have a very enjoyable and delicious dinner at one of these great venues and if any of these places taste like a real American meal! So get out of your Shanghai Apartment and have some fun this day.
4th of July Festivities
The Apartment-No.47 Yongfu Rd
What: Party it up at one of Shanghai’s coolest spots with 2-for-1 burgers all day and ladies night starting from 9pm and onwards.
When: July 4th
Dress code: Stars & Stripes
Downstairs at URBN Hotels – 83 Jiaozhou Road
What: Eat as much as you like at this Outdoor BBQ with a selection of imported beef and fresh organic salads with accompaniments.
When: July 22nd
Price: 200RMB a person (Book at +86 21 5172 1300)
AmCham’s Annual Buffet Celebration – Eudor Station Restaurant, No. 6 Fang Yuan West Road Chaoyang (opposite of Lido Place)
What: With the hometown American atmosphere and summer Garden, celebrate Independence Day with traditional American food, beer, wine, and a live ban “Overrive, as well as lucky draw prizes.
When: July 2 from 5:30-8:30pm
Blue Frog-131 Tianyueqiao Road
What: For those who can’t wait, get some incredible burgers and other American style food at Blue Frog! Buy one get one free all day, plus happy hour from 4-8pm.
When: July 1st, all day
Price: Ranges from 60-90RMB (but you get two for the price of one!)
Southern Belle – 433 Changle Road, near Xiang Yang Bei Road
What: For those who can’t wait for July 4th, here’s All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, including pork ribs, beef tenderloin kebabs, quarter chickens, chicken wings, burgers, hot dogs, and more with unlimited Budweiser draft for 50RMB
When: July 2nd from 6-10pm
Bubba’s Annual July 4th Bash – 653 Waima Road, near Wangjia Matou Road
What: Live music, cold beer, crawfish, pizza, BBQ, West Coast Oysters are what you’ll find here at the Cool Docks.
When: Saturday, July 6th from Noon till 5pm till…
Price: Ranges depending on what you eat to how much you eat
Stubb’s 4th of July Party – 550 Jianguo Xi Road, near Wulumuqi Nan Road
What: Southern celebration with deals on drinks and special food promotions are just the beginning of this all-out bash. Get ready for live music, line dancing and a few songs to celebrate. Live music starts at 5pm.
When: July 4th from 10:30am till late
Price: Happy hour all day, special deals of BBQ plates & sliders
American Restaurants in Shanghai
Specialties: Malone’s is an old American cafe in Shanghai. Its big hamburger is the signature dish. Besides having delicious food, diners can also play darts, billiards or watch televised sports games in the restaurant.
Address: No. 255, Tongren Road, Jing’an District (near West Nanjing Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 2:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: 100 – 200RMB
Specialties: Rendezvous offers American food at very reasonable prices. The western style breakfast, hamburger and steak are recommended.
Address: No. 1486, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District (near Tongren Road)
Operating hours: 7:30 – 22:00
Average cost per person: 40 – 60RMB
Specialties: It is located on the 40th floor and has a beautiful view. The American steak and lobster soup are tasty. A special dessert named Cuban Cigar is worth trying. It is made of caramel pudding, ice cream and cigar-shaped chocolate sticks.
Address: 40F, JW Marriott Hotel, Tomorrow Square, No. 399, West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District (near North Huangpi Road)
Operating hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 22:30
Average cost per person: 300 – 600RMB
Specialties: Hooters offers American style fast food. Potato chips, sandwiches, chicken wings and chicken hoecakes are recommended. The waitresses having a high proficiency in English will help a lot when English-speaking diners make the orders.
Operating hours: 10:30 – 24:00 (to 1:00 the next day on weekends)
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 150
Specialities: Element Fresh has a spacious and comfortable dining hall as well as some outdoor tables. It serves authentic and fresh American food, such as sandwiches, salads, and noodles. Food delivery is available!
Operating Hours: 7am-11pm
Average cost per person: 80RMB
Wishing you all good eats,tasty drinks, and lots of fun on your 4th of July celebrations!
Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at +86 13122 810 421 or email@example.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties