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Boxing Cat Brewery (Hongqiao)

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    • ADDRESS:
      100 Zunyi Lu,
      near Ziyun Lu
      遵义路100号, 近紫云路
    • PHONE:
      6237 1128
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    • AREA:
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Loushanguan Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 11am-10pm
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$ $$$
    • WEB:
    • Editor's Description
      Hongqiao branch of serial restaurateur Kelley Lee's popular American-style brew pub. On tap is a selection of home-brewed pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. The menu features southern 'Merican comfort food with Southwest accents.
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    • Teacher's Night Tuesdays

      Tuesday night is one for the hardworking teachers at Boxing Cat. Show your faculty ID and get their house pour for 25rmb from 5pm to midnight. Maybe don't tie too many of those on if you've gotta teach the next day. No cover.
    • Happy Hour

      Boxing Cat's Hongqiao branch offers buy-one-get-one on their beer (330ml glasses) from 3pm-8pm on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays, the happy hour changes to a discounted 35rmb per pint instead of the buy-one-get-one. That also runs...
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      Boxing Cat Brewery at the Palace in Hongqiao has buy-one-get-one free on house pours, pints, and beers by the glass from 3-8pm, Monday-Friday. Lots of good craft beers here that rotate from week to week. No cover.
    • Teacher's Night

      Boxing Cat Brewery in Hongqiao does a "Teacher's Night" on Tuesdays "because every teacher deserves a cold one after a hard day's work". Teachers with faculty IDs will have access to 25rmb beer from 5pm-midnight. Boxing Cat brews their...
  • New open
    For Boxing Cat Brewery (Hongqiao) on July 6, 2015
    Value for Money
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    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Jul 23, 2013
    Is German
    Posted 4 Reviews
    They have opend this new pace just a feew month ago and it is really nice located and integrated in the shopping mall. After shopping or cinema you have planty of nice place there to relax and refill the battery.

    The stuff is still new and helpless sometimes. But its ok for a new open venue. Price is same as other locations.

    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined May 13, 2015
    Posted 1 Reviews
    The beer is always great, especially when they have a decent porter/stout on tap, as they did on Monday. The King Louie Stout is one of the better stouts I've had since I've moved to Shanghai from the states. And at 25 RMB a pint, it's really a tough deal to beat at any of the western establishments around Shanghai. For some reason, at the Hongqiao location it's a buy one get one type deal as opposed to the Yongfu location, which is 25 RMB flat. Didn't matter for me as I happily threw down 100 RMB for 4, but for some of my companions, the even numbers messed with their enjoyment of the deal a tad.

    They had no problem with me and my companions playing card/board games as we drank, which is a plus.

    The decor is very retro, very clean. I particularly enjoyed the craft beer themed space invaders mural in the staircase to the second floor. The second floor seems kind of unready, as tables and chairs were organized in a scattered fashion with chairs upside down on top of tables - normally this wouldn't have mattered but you have to walk through the upstairs dining room to reach the bathrooms.

    The food received mixed reviews from my crew. Everyone enjoyed the nachos we split for the most part, though they were kind of plain in my opinion.

    I wish they had served the homemade cornbread I have received at other locations with meals, however this location served slice white bread. The herb butter they serve with it was a nice touch though.

    One of the cool things about the Hongqiao location is the fact that they have rotisserie chicken on the menu, and it's damn good. Moist and tender. Some of the best chicken I've had in Shanghai, if not the best (better than Captain Rooster and The Public in my opinion). The bland side of mushroom gravy mashed potatoes (which seemed to be boxed mashed potatoes based on texture and flavor) on the side couldn't even dampen my mood with how good the Chicken was. And it comes with a well made biscuit and more of the delicious herb butter. The meal was 2/3 awesome. Fix those mashed potatoes and I might be there every Monday. And for 105 RMB for half a chicken, it's not a bad deal.

    My one friend ordered the Boxing Cat burger (the one where they don't let you change anything about it), and thought it was alright. Nothing special, and plenty of other better burgers in Shanghai.

    Another friend went with the sweet potato and quinoa patty, one of the few vegetarian options available at this location, and was disappointed. It was kind of bland and lacked anything exciting flavor or texture-wise.

    My friends seemed content with the entire experience in the end (mostly due to the beer), and for some reason (maybe it's still the soft opening?) we got 25% off of all food.
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