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
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
This pretty shop has a staggering range of exotic alcohol, from beer and wines to rum, tequila, vodka and, of course, whiskey. Oh, so much gorgeous whiskey. They have a separate wood-pannelled room filled with the really good stuff, plus a leather arm chair where you... 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
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, located inside a CityGo hotel. 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
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
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
A tiny store-front on Changle Lu that operates as the headquarters, storehouse and distribution center for alcohol delivery service (beer, wine, spirits). They claim a 1-hour delivery time, and they can deliver ingredients and instructions for cocktails, as well as... Read more
Smallish tap- and coffee-house from an independent microbrewery. Their own so-so draft beers go for under 20rmb per 330ml glass, with some others in bottles and on tap for under 40rmb. Coffee's okay. Good for some classic stoop drinking in the warmer months. Read more
Cafe by day, and craft beer bar by night. A much bigger location than its small storefront on Yongjia Lu, with a boldly red ceiling and graffitis painted all over its walls. A nice hang out... Read more
Chinese microbrewery Dream Brewers' very small craft beer bar on Fumin Lu. Jiuhuar is basically a hole-in-the-wall for people passing by to grab some bottles or a streetside beer. There's space for a couple people inside. The beer is dirt cheap, the lowest being 13rmb. Read more
This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. This is their second location, opened in 2018. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews... 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
A streetfront bottle-o bar on bustling Wuding Lu. No, that's not a typo. Whether it's a person named Cheer, or the metaphysical concept of "cheer," this place belongs to them/it. Read more
Australian-designed craft brewery, featuring signature beers brewed on-site by a resident brew master, a menu of classic pub favorites and nightly live music entertainment. If you live in deep Pudong, this is your go-to for craft beer. Even if you don't live out that... 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
A friendly affordable neighborhood bar. 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
Cafe with a Greek antiquity thing going on; they've got coffee, craft beer and bagels. Read more
“No Bibi” is a Chinese slang that means "enough nonsense", so basically the name suggests what this casual bar does: beer. Except they also have other drinks too. They serve popular Hunan-style street bites like fried stinky tofu, spicy rice vermicelli and Chinese... Read more
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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.
More importantly, the city has a grip of its own smaller breweries: ReBerg ,