Boxing Cat is the best microbrewery in China! We are visiting this pub located at Fuxing Lu West (no brewery on site) very regularly. Interesting beer innovations and frequently changing beer offering (Yunnan Red Ale, Wet Hop Ale, Rye IPA,....). Suckerpunch Pale Ale is our favorite beer brewed in China. Food is good, too, like the spicy sandwiches and the Chili Fries. Do not recommend the burgers. Also like the ambience of a typical US brewpub. Like sitting at the fire place during winter or outside in spring and autumn. Service is much better than in Fuxing park pub and one of the best in Shanghai. So glad this pub does exist as it has become our favorite local pub in Shanghai.
Nice place, ordered their tasters with a Sparring Session Ale, Brawlin’ Belgian Witbier, Hoppy Ending White IPA, Sucker Punch Pale Ale, TKO IPA and Big Boy DIPA. Nice ambience, full of expat, the only negative note was a very loud music with a ridiculous amount of annoying frequencies, which pumped right in my ear for the whole time I sat there. I mean, the songs were good, but the EQ made the experience really terrible, at least for me. Very nice brews (the IPA and DIPA were the freshest I’ve had in my life), exception made for the belgian witbier, which was not very convincing, and the white IPA, which was closer to a wit than the actual wit. Nice place but the Sinan Mansions location is way better.
I loved the portobello burger I had here. Okay atmosphere but the pop music destroyed it for me. When you’re trying to have good beer and conversation, house music about crotch grabbing destroys it. Beers were pretty good.
Having just come from Great Leap in Beijing, this place was a bit of a let down. Modern sports bar/pub decor with decent beers. Food was good American bar food but my sliders were undercooked. Tried all the beers and they’re good, but on average Great Leap is better.
Small cozy brewpub abit away from the hectic downtown. (10 min taxidrive)
As the other place they had 6 beers on tap, 4 regulars and 2 rotation of the brewers choice series. Had a decent bottle selection aswell, Rogue, Brewdog among others. Food (we had pulled pork sandwiches and burgers) was tasty. Service was abit on the slowside, even if the pub only was half full at the time where. Overall I prefer the other location, even through the beers i had here was excellent.
This place rocked. Great service by staff. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to eat so they comped me a small bowl of spicy potato chips while "I think it over". Beer was seriously great. Laid back. Good mix of locals an expats. Everyone was friendly. Of course I wish they had more than four taps (note the other Boxing cat has six and not necessarily the same beers). Great place to hang out with beer geeks or non- beer geeks. A breath of fesh air after the Shanghai brewery. The crowd here is much more mainstream. Won’t get that of high of mark from
me because I am comparing selection and atmosphere globally, but in shanghai this is a n absolute must see. Love it.
A pleasant brewpub in the west of Shanghai, on 3 floors. The first floor is very German inspired, but with a very North American pub fare. I had an interesting pulled pork sandwich with a weirdly flavoured Chinese cole slaw. Four beers on tap, all fairly solid and worthwhile. Service was friendly and English is spoken. One of the partners came to chat with me a bit. It appears the chain is adding a new location at 519 Fu Xing Rd, sign that the beermania is catching on in China.
A must in Shanghai. Cozy American bar atmosphere with three levels. Great service. Happy hour daily. Pool table, dart board, NFL nites and other comforts for American expats. Crowded in a good way at night. Smoking only in some sections. The food’s not good, the music selection is mediocre, but the beer is great. 4 on tap at one time, including seasonals. All quality, brewed with love and skill. Brewer makes some top-notch milds and a great hoppy pils. Easy to come back to again and again. Became our second home in Shanghai.