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  • Uptown Records n' Beer

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      131 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu
      永福路131号, 近复兴路
    • Phone
      135 2462 8450

    Uptown Records n’ Beer is the bodega version of the Pingwu Lu basement music space Uptown Record Store. This tiny vinyl record store doubles as an imported beer bottle shop, with prices ranging from 15–30rmb. Selections include Brooklyn, Rogue, Boddingtons, and other... Read more

  • 8PINTS

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      457-3 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路457号-3, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      177 0161 0762

    A reimagined gastropub in downtown Shanghai. Not a big space by any means but manages to fit in an open kitchen and and sixteen different craft beers, like the Moonlight Witbier or their award-winning Old Driver IPA. They've also got some interesting options to eat:... Read more

  • The Rooster

    • Address
      455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路455号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    Shaanxi Bei Lu outpost of an erstwhile Yongkang Lu bar/pub, with some sidewalk seating and indoor space. It's a simple but well-executed spot, with good beer-fan-type beers on tap. Clean, with big windows. Definitely a nicer bar, but not really a date spot.... Read more

  • The Beer Shelf

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      232 Danshui Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
      淡水路232号, 近复兴中路
    • Phone
      6339 1962

    Excellent little Belgian beer bar. Two draft beers (Chimay and Hoegaarden) for about 30rmb, and then another 50 bottled beers. Friendly staff, good prices (nothing more than 100rmb, even the top notch stuff), and they also deliver beer to your door for 20% off the... Read more

  • Perch

    • Address
      445 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路445号, 近武定路
    • Phone
      156 1880 8692

    The patio offshoot of the popular Rooster, this one has a more sedate atmosphere, like a Rooster for wine drinkers. They have cocktails on tap, wine, and food designed for sharing. Date night or after-work drinks vibes at the indoor bar, while the large, raised and... Read more

  • Shanghai Brew House (Jing'an)

    • Address
      Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1717号会德丰国广场, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6277 7716

    The third location of the popular brewpub brand. They've staked out two stories of Wheelock Square right across from Jing'an Temple, and built a gastropub for the chic pub-goers downtown. Infinity mirrors in the bathroom? Bold and instagram-worthy. Foil-coated... Read more

  • Liquid Laundry

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      2/F, KWah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
      淮海中路1028号嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
    • Phone
      6445 9589

    Popular gastro-pub / lounge by serial restauranteur Kelly Lee, the woman behind Sproutworks, iiiiit, Boxing Cat, and Cantina Agave. This one has a fully-functional brewery and they usually have a dozen of their brews on tap, which change constantly and can get quite... Read more

  • Mikkeller Tasting Room

    • Address
      98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      延平路98号, 近新闸路
    • Phone
      158 2112 0823

    Much anticipated China-first for Copenhagen microbrewery Mikkeller. It's located down the alley that's just next to the the 7/11 on Yanping Lu, in a gigantic new complex. Sleek, modern Scandi atmosphere, blonde wood and 20-some taps of the good, good Danish stuff.... Read more

  • Commune Reserve

    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路
    • Phone
      6226 2510

    This big, airy tap house on Yuyuan Lu is both the physical and spiritual successor to a popular Californian craft beer brand that occupied this space before it. Following the closure of Stone Brewing in March 2020, Commune Reserve (part of a country-wide chain of... Read more

  • Boxing Cat Brewery (Yongfu Lu)

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    • Address
      82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
      复兴路82号, 近永福路
    • Phone
      6431 2091

    A project from serial restaurateur Kelley Lee, Boxing Cat is an American-style brew pub featuring Pilsners, lagers, stouts and a rotating cast of others. This one, their first in downtown Shanghai, opened in 2008. The menu features southern 'Merican comfort food with... Read more

  • The Beer Lady (Suzhou Creek)

    • Address
      1247 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Xinchang Lu
      南苏州路1247号, 近新昌路
    • Phone
      5386 3393

    This is the third venue from Shanghai's celebrity beer mart owner, The Beer Lady. This one's even bigger, stocks the expected thousands of beer types, and, interestingly, also features a separate area intended for sit down meals. Read more

  • The Refinery

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    • Address
      181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      太仓路181号, 近黄陂南路
    • Phone
      6301 2022

    Coming at you from the folks at Shanghai Brewery, The Refinery Gastrobar is like the box-art on a "My First Craft Beer Bar" assembly kit. It's got the converted red brick factory interior, it's got the American cuisine, it's got the craft beers from Shanghai Brewery... Read more

  • Shanghai Brewery (Donghu Lu)

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      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      3356 3996

    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... Read more

  • Papa's Bierstube

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    • Address
      Hongmei Entertainment Street, No 22-24, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅休闲街 虹梅路3338号22-24号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6465 8880

    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

  • The Beer Lady (Songjiang)

    • Address
      Yuanjin Granary, 10053 Songjin Gong Lu, near Songhui Dong Lu
      松金公路10053号云间粮仓, 近松汇东路
    • Phone
      3102 9700

    An absolutely ginormous Beer Lady complex covering 4,000sqm of a governement-sponsored redevelopment project that's turning the historic Yunjian Granary into a culture center. There's a Beer Museum and an enormous restaurant with a wall of live seafood tanks, but the... Read more

  • Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)

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      Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
      思南公馆, 复兴中路519号26A, 近思南路
    • Phone
      6426 0360

    This is the flagship 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

  • Plan B Brewery & Coffee

    • Address
      77 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路77号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      131 6993 0656

    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

  • Paulaner Brauhaus (Expo)

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    • Address
      555 Shibo Dadao, near Nanmatou Lu
      世博大道555号, 近南码头路
    • Phone
      2206 0555

    Located in Expo Village, Paulaner Bräuhaus's Expo location is the brew pub and restaurant chain's fourth and largest location in Shanghai. The first two floors of a renovated former distillery are home to their microbrewery and Bavarian restaurant. Read more

  • Tap House (Kangding Lu)

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      358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路358号, 近陕西北路
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    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

  • Shanghai Brew House (Hongmei Lu)

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      No. 21B, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街21号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      3463 5188

    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

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