Abysmal brewpub. Itís old and run down with the only thing going for it is the pubs close proximity to the Bund, but even then Iíve never seen more than 4 customers in the place. The tatty conditions could be forgiven if the place at least had some character and decent beer. Alas, no. There is only two house beers available, a light and dark lager. All sorts of problems with the beers and just straight up vinegary. Not cheap either. Iíve experienced poor service on the few times Iíve been there. During one visit whilst sitting at the bar, the bartender pulled out one of those electric bug zapper rackets and proceeded to vigorously swat about 40 fruit flies hanging around the bar...no joke! I even had to duck for cover. Iíll be happy to never return. Closest metro stop:- East Nanjing Road.
Visited twice in 2014, not impressed.
First visit I found both beers to be "chewy". Had a chat with the "owner", heís half Berman, half Chinese and is trying to brew German wheat beers.
2nd visit the light was a little better but still nothing to write home about. Not cheap either, 80+ yuan for a half litre.
Not recommended at the moment but might try again next week.
I stopped in while in town and very thirsty. Needless to say we chose not to stay for a beer. Place was empty, nothing like a brewpub atmosphere even acknowledging the location. Staff was friendly, beer choices very limited. Ca t comment on beer but if you go calibrate expectations.
Just the two beers, light and dark. Didnít rate either particularly. Went on a Sunday evening and we were 2 of 4 customers. We ordered spring rolls as we were peckish having spent the day on the train from Beijing and they were the worst Iíd ever tasted. I complained and was given more which were just as bad. I was assured the brewing is done on the premises in the two massive coppers behind the bar.
Had only one sip of the home brewed beer and had to stop, too many beer flaws, hope they will improve in future. Pub is located in one of the nicest areas in Shanghai, close to the Bund and would deserve a better beer.
After the loud obnoxious settings of some of the other Shanghai brewpubs, this was a pleasant change. Relaxed, pleasant (if a little sleepy) music, quiet, classy. Only problem is the beer selection is very limited. 2 in-house beers, another tap, and 3 or 4 bottles.
Easy to find, on Hankou near the riverside. A mix of old Europe with chinese touches, all woods and ceramics. Service was friendly, but with rather limited English. There is more of a Guay Lo menu available, but rather pricy. Only 2 beers available, very decent and German.
Was totally empty when we were there--at 8PM on a Sunday. Very depressing. So was the beer. The bar itself has very little character. I imagine if it were hopping it could be a good time, and the location is easy enough.
Visited july 2008. They had 3 beers on tap light, dark and wheat. All good, wheat was on par with german ones and all beers were fresh, clean and tasty. Staff was helpful, spoke english but were not too keen on serving and some were sleeping. Didnít look at the food menu. Sort of mixture of trendy and pub atmosphere with TVís on and rather modern electronic music playing. Clean toilet for a chinese place.