On the Radar is a SmartShanghai column profiling new restaurants, bars, and other new places you might like to know about. Sometimes we stumble across these venues and sometimes... we are invited. As such, these are our first impressions and not a formal review.
Shanghai Brew House
, not to be mistaken for "Shanghai Brewery
." The two parted ways back in 2018 over "creative differences." It was the burgers! The charcoal black burger buns were too divisive. Anyway, the two kept to their neighborhoods after the split: Shanghai Brewery stayed put on Donghu Lu, while Shanghai Brew House kept Hongmei Lu
running and then massively expanded with Ala Town
last year. Last weekend, Shanghai Brew House rolled back into the downtown with a new spot
spread across two floors at the refurbished Wheelock Plaza