Tiny, under-the-radar bar with a loyal following and over 80 imported beers. It's one of the best spots for beer-lovers in town, with about 30 kinds of very hard to find craft beers, all priced at 60rmb a pint. It's so small that everyone ends up talking to one another, and the vibe is more like a Beijing bar than a Shanghai joint (that's a good thing). Jackie is usually on hand to talk you through the selection. They may or may not have some cheese or other snacks to much on, but there is a lot of cheap local food in this old neighborhood. Don't be surprised if there's no room if you get there late or on the weekends. They close promptly at 10pm, and last call is about 15 minutes before that. Highly recommended.
As part of Shanghai Beer Week, Jackie has specials on Old Speckled Hen English Ale, Abbot Ale, Greene King IPA, Belhaven Stout, Belhaven Bitter, Kiwi lager from 5–8pm. Anyone who spends 500rmb gets an "8 wired" t-shirt. No cover.
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