Dr. Beer [Shanghai] – closed

Dr. Beer is a new entrant in the Micro-Bewery or gastropubs in Shanghai. Dr. Beer will compete on a few different fronts with other establishments. Related to Dr. Wine, just located down the street on Fumin Road, Dr. Beer has a different type of vibe – more of a loft/warehouse industrial look, with a cool DJ, a female no doubt, blaring above on the catwalk gantry. I like how these gastropubs now offer food that is considered more than just a footnote – like peanuts or pretzels.

With the Kerry Hotel’s Brew, Brix and Boxing Cat Brewery, Dr. Beer will have to step up its brew game. From other reviews, I have read that the beer isn’t as good as its competitors. I had the Pilsner and Wheat, which I thought was both pretty good. But I do confess that I am not a beer aficionado, so I can’t claim to know a lot about beers. Additionally, places like Apartment, El Coctel, as well as the previous named ones offer full menu dining. I really liked the pizzas at Dr. Beer, since they over did it with the cheese. I like really cheesy pizzas. The popcorn chicken was another favorite, with its spiciness.

With all this competition, I think the best thing going for Dr. Beer is the great location and space. The central-ish spot on Fumin road near Julu road, is ideal with the big main street close by. With other restaurants, like People’s, Guyi, and Coconut Paradise close by, Dr. Beer is a nice 2nd stop. The large warehouse space is cool with a variety of seating options with high standing stools, or loungey couches, or simple tables. The DJ adds an additional element of a club. I like it. But I do think it gets a little loud at times.

Anyways. . .Look for Alex, the manager, and tell him the Thirsty Pig sent ya!

What to Order: Wheat Beer, Pilsner Beer, Popcorn Chicken
What not to Order: Spicy Chicken Wings

Rating
2 Pigs
Price Range 2 $/¥/NT

Links
Time Out ShanghaiSmart ShanghaiAsia-CityCity WeekendShanghai TalkFoursquareKesson Elliot Blog

Dr Beer
PHONE:5468 1077
ADDRESS:83 Fumin Lu,
near Yan’an Lu
富民路83号,
近延安路

Upstairs URBN Hotel [Shanghai]

Upstairs is the newest lounge in Shanghai at the URBN Hotel. With the weather cooling, Upstairs is the place to be. The lounge is ideal for dates, small groups, or older crowds. A bit off the beaten path, it offers a secluded setting, much like the hotel. After dining at Downstairs, the David Laris restaurant, you could mosey up to the rooftop lounge.
 
Personally, I like the place. Its a good place to bring a date, if you don’t want to see anyone.
 
Check out the promo’s listed below.
Upstairs @ URBN drinks promos
Thursdays
6:00pm to 8:00pm Upstairs Happy hour with 90 rmb Moet Imperial and Moet Imperial Rose by the glass, 2 for 1glass wines, house sprits and beers
Upstairs with Acid Pony Djs
8:00pm to late – 90 rmb Moet Imperial and Moet Imperial Rose by the glass and 2 for 1 weekly featured Upstairs signature cocktails.
 
Friday and Saturdays
6:00pm to 8:00pm Upstairs Happy hour – 90 rmb Moet Imperial and Moet Imperial Rose by the glass, 2 for 1 glass wines glass, house sprits and beers
Pop up free Moet and Chandon Imperial and Imperial Rose bottles and weekly Moet & Chandon bottle price specials.
 
Sundays: Upstairs goes Downstairs
All day Downstairs Sunday Brunch 12:00pm noon to 10:00pm – 888rmb Magnum 1.5l bottles of Moet & Chandon Imperial.
 
Upstairs @ URBN opening hours:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5:00pm till late
(Available for private bookings 7 nights a week.)
 
2 Pigs
Price Range 2 $/¥/NT
 
URBN Hotel
上海 市胶州路183 号 (近北京西路), 上海, 中国200040
183 jiaozhou lu, shanghai china 200040
Room Reservation: reservation@urbnhotels.com
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+86 21 5153 4600