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.
Visited here on 30 September and have been here before. Draft beers are great and good value in happy hour (from opening until 8pm) at Y35. Decent service. Food ok, had the classic burger which was fine.
6 beers on tap that rotate often. Pay particular attention to the Boxers Choice beers which range greatly in style. A must visit in Shanghai. They also carry a nice bottle beer selection. The food portions are very good for the price. Great garden patio if the weather accommodates!
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.
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.
This is one of the nicer locations to grab a beer in Shanghai. It’s easy to while away time out in the leafy courtyard when the weather is in fine form. A converted three level brick pub with another bar, seating and pool table on the upper floor. Along with the BCB core beers there’s usually a seasonal pouring. Bottles of their barreled stuff show up from time to time so it’s worth asking about any new releases. Food is the same menu as the Sinan Mansions pub and I find the quality much better here. Staff provide sufficient service as there is usually plenty of wait staff on hand but don’t expect they’ll know anything about the beers. A top pick for Shanghai. Closest metro stop:- Shanghai Library.
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.