A wheat beer brewed in China
A couple of weeks ago when I visited Shanghai I ended up in a very nice watering whole, the Bund Brewery. The brewery is located in one of the side-streets of the famous stretch along the Bund where droves of people stroll along the river and enjoy the spectacular city scenery.
The bar with the brewery equipment
The Bund Brewery is a crowded and noisy place, full of Chinese customers interspersed with a couple of foreign tourists. I went straight to the bar and ordered what my neighbor was drinking, a wheat beer. I should not regret it. The beer was very nice, just like a good Bavarian wheat beer. Excellent, and not too expensive. Later I had some snacks as well.
German brewing equipment from Bamberg
When looking around I realized that some of the equipment came from Bamberg in Franconia. I had to take a photo of the plaque.
If you stroll along the Bund and you do not want to visit one of the many posh, elegant and exclusive cocktail bars, the Bund Brewery is the right place for you, a true “people’s place” for common folk and others alike.
11 Hankou Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
Tel.: 6321 8447
Opening: Fri+Sat 11am – 4am, Sun-Thu 11am – 2am
I prefer Boxing Cat (http://www.boxingcatbrewery.com) and Shanghai Brewery (http://www.shanghaibrewery.com). Much better beer and food.