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Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu)
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    • ADDRESS:
      20 Donghu Lu,
      near Huaihai Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海路

    • PHONE:
      3356 3996
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from South Shaanxi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 5pm-12am
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      The third edition of the popular micro-brewery, restaurant, and pub that brews its own beers, like their Strawberry Lime Cider, a White IPA, and several other selections. Beer is passable, and a better value than some of the food. The burger or BBQ chicken pizza is probably the best value. Unlike the other two branches, this one is less of a sports bar, and has more of an art-deco / industrial chic design. More of an after-work / hanging with friends kind of place.
    • Weekend Brunch

      Cheap craft pints; unchallenging food; a patio; space on Donghu Lu when everywhere else is full. If the trendy Italian, Mexican, and boutique diner menus of the area are just too damn confounding for you, Shanghai Brewery is offering the...

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Happy Hour

      Dependable, cost-effective craft beer chain Shanghai Brewery has a happy hour with about a 30% discount on the beer, including their homemade micro brews. Pints drop down to around 30rmb, depending on which one you get. The cider is good...
    • Wednesday Triva Night

      Every Wednesday, gather your team at Shanghai Brewery's Donghu location for their trivia night with quizmaster Emett Sheridan. Be one of the first three winning teams and win free bar tabs and shots. The game starts at 8pm with special...
    • Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Shanghai Brewery

      Shanghai Brewery is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with green beer, good cheer and something everyone’s wallet likes - deals. Beers on for 35rmb -- (500ML Fresh Hand-Crafted Irish Stout Beer, Green Beer). With specials on shots (buy 5 get...
    • Super Bowl 51

      Need a place to watch Super Bowl 51? Shanghai Brewery has you covered. Both the Hongmei and Donghu locations will broadcast the Super Bowl live on Monday, February 6 at 7:30am. There’s no cover charge and doors will open at 6:30am with...
    • 'Meet Noel & Others' - SCAA Adoption Day

      SCAA hosts another adoption day at Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu this time as the one on Dongping Lu is still under renovation). They have a big foster program and during their adoption events where they try to find permanent homes for...
  • Donghu (cahotic) Lu
    For Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) on June 1, 2016
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    Ricardo81
    Joined Oct 11, 2015
    Is Portuguese
    Posted 1 Reviews
    How not to love Donghu Lu in the past weeks? not only you can find nice places like Le Baron or Craft, but now you can walk it by passing a 24/7 construction site! who doesn't love mud, filthy water, concrete and fumes from bulldozers?
    But my review is to Shanghai Brewery, and the excellent time one spends there, regardless all the setbacks. I can imagine is not easy to have open doors when the outside is chaotic, but they manage that pretty well.
    The beer selection is very good, and their happy hour runs to 8pm, so plenty of time to get tipsy (or drunk if you are fast) after work and before dinner! nice bar food as well, decent pizzas and burgers to help you digesting all the beer .. as if you need help, right?

    overall, a big thumbs up to Shanghai Brewery!
    Sorry Hengshan Lu Branch
    For Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) on September 11, 2015
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    GanMa
    Joined
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    Posted 10 Reviews
    I had two mates in town who'd done Beijing (during the parade no less) and Xi'an for the past week and first night here they were totes like "OMGJUSTGIVEMENORMALFOOD".

    You know how it is. And we'd been smashing up the Bund and some tall towers and some fake temples pretending to be old but it's actually a Haagen Dazs all day not to mention a cheeky trip to the fake market and they were just like mate hank marvin where can we get a beer and a burger.

    Cos they're tourists here they basically would've gone anywhere i said but i wanted the strawberry lime cider so selfishly said this is the only place i go to for a burger and a beer (a lie, i'd only been here once and had the pork belly).

    But Shanghai Brewers came up trumps, ledges that they are. We had both burgers, gone within seconds. That garlic aoli, just give it me in an IV. DELISH.

    The waitress remembered me from last time, cos my hair adds like another 30cm to me height (the bigger the hair closer to God and all that) so she knew i wanted the strawberry lime cider. Might've downed a pitcher to meself last time, so that combined with the big do must make me memorable. She sorted us our right away, even managed to leave a normal time between the starter and main.

    Had the nachos - classic - with the pulled pork and the fish tacos. Both decent. Both went in seconds. Filled a hole and all that.

    The burgers though were immense. Just as good if not better than all those poncy burger only places in town that like to think they're all that and a bag of crisps. And the chippies were thin, but not out a bag that every other place in town has, and proper crisp.

    After our food coma, we continued to drink, listen to SWV that was on (remember them?) and have me mates declare it was the best meal they had in China.

    Cool Bar, Good Food
    For Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) on August 21, 2015
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    Peteton
    Joined Aug 6, 2015
    Is British
    Posted 8 Reviews
    Cool place to go for an evening drink with a good selection of quality beers and even ciders. The surprising thing is the food menu and the quality of the food. It's very good. Our mini calamari with black aioli sauce was tasty, so we ordered more items and enjoyed them all.
    The fancier one
    For Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) on August 8, 2015
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    GanMa
    Joined
    Is British
    Posted 10 Reviews
    Big fan of the other one down on Hengshan Lu, so was keen to try the new branch.

    Definitely fancier, although the wait and bar staff uniforms are a bit third tier city KTV place chic, and don't really match the style of the place, but hey I'm no Anna Wintour.

    The menu it totally different, they've gone very gastro pub, but everything we tried was great - especially the chicken wings, crispy and fried to perfection. The new reinvented nachos were tasty with soft juicy pulled pork, and they'd swished it up by putting the sour cream and guac not in a hearty dollop a la Hengshan road, but beautifully traverssing the nachos in a dance of sauces.

    Smashed a few strawberry lime ciders, beacuse, i'm a girl so it's ok to drink pink beer, and they were very refereshing, like what you'd get back in a pub in England.

    We tried a few of the mains, the pork belly, chicken kiev (given another name but it is a chicken kiev), chicken salad...all solid and and sent back as empty plates. When Tupac came on, i knew it was game over for the other branch.

    Atmosphere was good, not as laid back as the other one, the only downside like most places here is the smoking, crazy in 2015 to open a foriegn owned and managed bar and allow people to smoke inside. So ten years ago.....
    Good New Shanghai Brewery
    For Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu) on July 1, 2015
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    martyfen
    Joined
    Is Swiss
    Posted 6 Reviews
    I'm definitely liking the new Shanghai Brewery on Donghu Lu. It's different from the other branch. Yes they have great beer - with around 8 kinds - but they also have a really good new menu with awesome salmon wonton-tacos. I'm digging the new look, too. Very slick.
    Value for Money
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    thewarmus
    Joined Dec 20, 2009
    Posted 15 Reviews
    Donghu Lu is quickly becoming the rich man's answer to Yongkang Lu and the new Shanghai Brewery is a great addition. The patio is really nice and the space proper opens up pretty well so even if you're inside you feel like you're outside. The beers are basically the same as other SHB outlets. They could definitely use more variety like Boxing Cat. The new menu is pretty good. Had the fish tacos, chicken nachos and chicken salad and all were above average. There are no TVs or pool table here so you don't get the vapid sport-o crowd. The music selection veers away from the '80s power ballads at Hengshan to more hip-hop which is better than it sounds. The only flaw I saw are the chairs on the outside patio. Just not comfortable, not well engineered. The upper rim becomes a ridge that jabs right into the back. No idea why they are engineered like that. So easily avoidable. But once you get 3 or 4 beers in you don't notice it so much anymore.
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