The Ritz Bar & Lounge at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai celebrates its 5th anniversary on Friday, September 17.

To celebrate the occasion, they’re making a big night of it with dark circus performances, new cocktails, and guest bartenders.

Looking for something different to do on Friday night? This is it.

The Ritz Bar & Lounge, Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

The Ritz Bar & Lounge | 5th Anniversary

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai have invited performance troupe La Lune Noire for a “cirque sombre” evening of entertainment.

The actors and performers will be roaming around the bar, acting out four 15-minute performances. Expect dark carnival aesthetic combined with circus acts, a touch of sensuality, and a bit of magic! Unusual for a hotel, but hey! That’s showbiz. Performances will start after 9:30pm.

The bar will also launch its new signature cocktail menu, A Sip of the Orient, on the same night.

Developed by Beverage Director Tural Hasanov and the mixologist team, the menu is inspired by Chinese culture, and is dedicated to the eight renowned cuisines, namely Lǔ (鲁), Huī (徽), Chuān (川), Xiāng (湘), Yuè (粤), Mǐn (闽), Zhè (浙), and Sū (苏). These cocktails start from ¥138.

Tural Hasanov

Tural Hasanov is a bit of a scientist and an artist when it comes to creating cocktails. He has a tendency for flair, precision, and balance. He’s also a very animated bartender, and will talk your ear off if you ask him nerdy questions about cocktails.

The event will also host guest bartenders from Tanqueray, Sam Wang and Rainbow Deng, both from Shenzhen.

Sam Wang & Rainbow Deng

They will be shaking up drinks at the newly-installed Tanqueray bar in the Hidden Bar area of The Ritz Bar & Lounge. These are two seasoned bartenders who have been judges and winners for numerous competitions, including Cointreau Queens, Fabbri Lady Amarena, and Bacardi Legacy.

Nomfluence Readers Deals

Book via the link below for some deals on entry tickets and drinks! Plus, each person will receive a limited edition lion toy.

Soirée at The Ritz Bar is on Friday, September 17 from 9:30pm to midnight.

  • Entrance ticket ¥188 per person, includes one welcome cocktail.
  • ¥1,688 for a table of up to four people. Includes 1 bottle Moet & Chandon Brut NV, 1 charcuterie platter, 1 cheese platter, 1 welcome cocktail per person.

Click here to book your spot!

The Ritz Bar & Lounge
Address: The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号, 上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店, 近西康路
Tel: 62798888