Beer bar/restaurant in Xintiandi that does live music nightly. It's a bit like a Shanghainese version of Paulaner. The beer is pretty drinkable and fresh though. They've also got a full range of liquors, wines, and food like pizza and steak. Some outdoor seating as... Read more
Paulaner is the most successful German restaurant chain in Shanghai and boasts several grandiose outlets on both sides of the Huangpu. All your standard German dishes are available herein as well as ample outdoor seating for when the weather is nice. Read more
Originally called Shanghai Brewery, Shanghai Brew House opened in September 2019 as a sort of pub and sports bar that brews its own beers. Also on offer, a menu featuring international gastro menu, and live sports screenings. Classic wooden design and a comfortable... Read more
This German bierstube remains a popular eatery on Hong Mei Entertainment Street. With Hofbrau and Weihenstephaner available of draught, fans of German beer will be able to wet their whiskers, and they also have a varied German menu featuring all your favorite... Read more
A slightly more modern-looking version of the older Haxnbauers, it's still a family-friendly German chain offering up standard fare like Flammkuchen, Nurnberger sausages and, naturally, imported German beer by the meter. Read more
A Czech restaurant with a heavy emphasis on, naturally, beer. They make their own craft beer, including brown ales, weissbier and dark beer. It looks pretty authentic, and not in the "fake Bavarian interior" way, as in, "this is actually what a Czech hospoda looks... Read more
Craft beer spot on West Jianguo Lu with indoor and outdoor seating. Most bottles are going for around 60rmb. Read more
ATLAS Brewery is one of the lifestyle brands under ATLAS, offering its own craft beers, brewed onsite. It also curates a selection of quality beers from around the world. Food-wise, it offers international-style cuisine, with a focus on light and healthy dishes. Read more
This place specializes in craft beers, poured from the tap. They've got 18 beers on tap, and a cider, and serve them in ways made for the beer aficionado: beer flights, snack pairings, and so on. Flatscreens show sport. Stools and high tables and some outside seating... Read more
This Bavarian brewhouse honors seven centuries of German beer culture with fresh Bavarian style beers brewed on the premises, authentic German cuisine, whimsical decor, and live music six nights a week. Read more
Beer Lady made its presence into a mall - like it or not, this location has become a "wanghong" kind of place, they even set up a whole separate photo area inside the store only for that purpose. Other than that, everything is still the same, original Beer Lady. Read more
Shanghai's OG Beer Lady grew into Baoshan, this time into an even bigger venue - from a glimpse, it looks like the hall can sits thousands. The entire store is surrounded by three walls of bottled craft beer from different origins, but with variety also comes a... Read more
An upmarket fast-food burger chain; cheapish burgers, fries, shakes and brownies. The big neon lights and booth lay-out makes it feel like it should be an American import, but it's all Shanghai, baby. The hamburgers have a solid patty and bun, though it's brioche and... Read more
Columbia Circle outpost of the ginormous bottle shop brand. Mix of craft and non-craft bottled beers, nibbles, and some nice outdoor sitting directly on the (non-swimming) pool. Read more
Fourth location of serial restaurateur Kelley Lee's popular American-style pub. On tap is a selection of Pilsners, lagers, stouts, and a rotating cast of others. The menu features Southern American comfort food with Southwest accents. Read more
Brew Bear has 30 draft beers including Chimay Gold, Ballast Point, Epic Lupulingus, various taps from Russell, Palm Speciale Beige, Tank 7, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Goose Island, Vedett Extra Ordinary, Haacht Mystic Cherry, and whole lot more. PLUS an even bigger... Read more
Built by the import company behind The Swedish Beer Club parties, this little shop has basic Swedish needs like lingonberry jam, ketchup, and cold caviar and beers in the fridge. There are indoor and outdoor tables, with a very kind ayi keeping shop, who is happy to... Read more
Cafe, cocktail bar, bottle shop and Italian pizza joint out in Hongkou district. THey're located right where the Cre-Box container box park and 1876 steam train station meet, right next to an old steam engine. Glass-walled on three side, the interior's inspired by... Read more
Craft bar spread over two floors and with a sizable outdoor space. 100+ craft beers from all over the world on offer. Prices range from 12rmb for a Corona Extra, 25rmb for a BrewDog Punk IPA, to 49rmb for a Founders Imperial Stout. There's a hostel upstairs, so you... Read more
Donghu Lu outpost of the ginormous bottle shop brand. Mix of craft and non-craft bottled beers, nibbles, and some nice outdoor seating directly on the street. Actually, it's mostly outdoor seating. Spread the Bagel has also set up shop inside, slinging bagels. Read more
Alcohol delivery service (beer, wine, spirits) operating west of the Huangpu River at the moment (Puxi). They claim a 1-hour delivery time, and they can deliver ingredients and instructions for cocktails, as well as cocktail making accessories. Selection is a bit... Read more
This is an ever-expanding offshoot of Tianzifang, the popular lanes on Taikang Lu that host a load of bars and restaurants. Taikang Terrace is a bit more up-market. For individual listings of what's there, search Taikang Terrace in our search bar and you'll get a... Read more
Tiny little cubby version of the popular brewpub, this Daga doesn't boast much interior space but it's set in an adorable courtyard. Read more
RECENTLY ARCHIVED EVENTS
Alright, last week we said we'd give away 1000rmb in Sherpa's delivery loot to whoever wrote the best review of a beer place. We didn't care if it was a bar, a bottle shop, or a brewery -- they just had to have good beer and something special. This is what you told us... Read more...
So much on for Shanghai Beer Week 2016 . To make your life easier, here's a selection of six beer events that look real nice. Read more...
Fantastically, gloriously, drunkenly, this week in Shanghai is Shanghai Beer Week , and to commemorate these hallowed seven days, SmartShanghai is doubling our usual weekly 500rmb Sherpa's vouchers pay-out to a cool 1,000rmb in Sherpas delivery bucks next Monday to the best review of a beer place... Read more...
This week's new venues: a YKL shop doing grilled cheese and Chinese draft beer, a store selling rare Serbian liquor, and a reboot of a classic underground club. Read more...
Oh, hey Shanghai. Here's your dose of neon lights, beer, rage, abandon, DJs, performances, Zumba, Internationalism, and carnival vibes for the weekend. Over 250 beers from 24 countries are on offer starting this evening at 6pm at the seventh incarnation of the Guzhou Shanghai International Beer Festival , a... Read more...
Beer fans take note: Japanese brewery par excellence Baird Beer , based out of Numazu Japan, is in town this week showcasing some beers we haven't seen in China before. Baird business partner John Chesen will be on hand dropping knowledge as well. Info on both of the pop-ups after the jump. Read more...
May 24, 2016 Update: The weekday free-flow has ended. The weekend free-flow goes requires the purchase of a food time, plus 98rmb, and is available from 11am-3pm.
Someone told us that the Tianzifang outpost of Shanghai's original Belgian beer bar,
Little known fact, SmartShanghai gave The Avocado Lady her name (and she still won't do an interview). Then we gave Zhang Ayi -- a.k.a. " The Beer Lady " -- her nickname earlier this year, when Chris St Cavish wrote
Craft beer flows wild in the streets of Shanghai these days with most neighborhoods in the city home to shops selling bottles from Dead Guy, Rogue, Brooklyn, and hundreds of other breweries from around the world.
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