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An admittedly terrible photo from January 2013's meet (photo credit to Mob_King)

NOTE: Monthly meets organised by the mods no longer take place, so a lot oof the information in this article is out of date. We still encourage people to arrange their own meets, but the moderators no longer organise them on a monthly basis.

Since June 2010, /r/shanghai has held monthly meets organised by the moderators. However, nowadays we encourage users to use the subreddit to organise their own meets - so if you want to organise your own, post a time and place for people to meet on the subreddit. Generally speaking, if you build it, they will come. If you ask everybody else to decide when and where to meet, it will probably never happen.

When are the meets?

They don't take place on a monthly basis any more, but the monthly meets fell on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month, and start around 6pm.

Where do they take place?

The location of the meets has changed regularly over the past couple of years (see below for a full list of locations and dates). Each meet is organised in a separate thread, and an announcement and banner are placed on the front page of /r/shanghai.

Generally speaking, meets are held at a bar near the centre of the city (usually somewhere in Xuhui or Jing'an). The most important factors considered for the location are how easy it is to get to, and how cheap the drinks are.

Why did you organise these meets?

Why not? The meets have been a great way for people in Shanghai to meet new people, and have been instrumental in getting the word around about the subreddit and increasing the number of subscribers to /r/shanghai.

Everybody is welcome to attend the meets, whether it's your first week in Shanghai, or you've lived here all your life. If you'd like to come to the next meet, then check out the most recent meet thread. These are usually put up 1 or 2 weeks before the meet is scheduled to take place, and will contain all the relevant details.

How many people come to the meets?

It varies from month to month, but generally speaking around 30-50 people attend each meet over the course of the whole evening, with people arriving and leaving throughout. Usually around half those people are first timers, and everybody else a regular or semi-regular. So don't be nervous if it's your first time, come along and meet other redditors!

During the times of year when there is a big influx of foreigners into the city (e.g. May/June, when many teachers and students arrive for the new semester), the meets tend to be a little more crowded.

Can I organise my own meet?

Yes! For example, if you want to have a video game or board game night, or want to go go-karting or paintballing, or whatever else - feel free to make a submission on /r/shanghai and see if others are interested. If there's enough interest and you decide to go ahead with it, pick a date, time and location and send a private message with the details to kinggimped, who can put a note in the subreddit header to let more people know about it.

So far, we have had Dungeons & Dragons, Diplomacy, Magic: The Gathering and sports "mini-meets", but so long as there's enough interest you can make your own "mini-meet" for anything.

Meet history

For posterity, here is a list of all the meet dates, locations and related threads. The next arranged meet is highlighted with a grey background.

# Date Location Related threads Notes
1 Saturday 25th June 2011 Massé
(Jinxian Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
2 Saturday 16th July 2011 Benny's
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
3 Saturday 13th August 2011 Oscar's Pub
(Fuxing Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
4 Saturday 13th December 2011 Redditor's Apartment
(Zhongshan Xi Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
5 Saturday 22nd October 2011 Redditor's Apartment
(Zhongshan Xi Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
Hallowe'en themed
6 Saturday 26th November 2011 Stampede Karting
(Zhenguang Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
Go-karting
7 Friday 23rd December 2011 Muya
(Dingxi Lu)
Meet thread
8 Saturday 11th February 2012 Quencher's
(Fahuazhen Lu)
Meet thread
9 Saturday 17th March 2012 Quencher's
(Fahuazhen Lu)
Meet thread
Post-meet thread
10 Saturday 21st April 2012 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
11 Saturday 19th May 2012 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
12 Saturday 23rd June 2012 Cottons
(Xinhua Lu)
Meet thread /r/shanghai meets 1st anniversary
13 Saturday 21st July 2012 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
14 Saturday 25th August 2012 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
15 Saturday 22nd September 2012 Kerry Parkside
(Huamu Lu)
Meet thread Beerfest, first meet in Pudong
16 Saturday 20th October 2012 Salley's
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
17 Saturday 24th November 2012 Salley's
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
18 Saturday 22nd December 2012 X Club
(Zhaojiabang Lu)
Meet thread Laser tag
19 Saturday 19th January 2013 Salley's
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
20 Saturday 23rd February 2013 Salley's
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
21 Saturday 23rd March 2013 Side Bar
(Maoming Lu)
Meet thread Darts
22 Saturday 18th May 2013 Kartel
(Xiangyang Bei Lu)
Meet thread
23 Saturday 15th June 2013 Massé
(Jinxian Lu)
Meet thread /r/shanghai meets 2 year anniversary
24 Saturday 20th July 2013 Massé
(Jinxian Lu)
Meet thread
25 Saturday 24th August 2013 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread
26 Saturday 21st September 2013 Massé
(Jinxian Lu)
Meet thread
27 Saturday 23rd November 2013 Inferno
(Yongjia Lu)
Meet thread

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