Dr BeerSee Address

Fumin Lu
Dr Beer

Time Out says... 7Users say 1/5 Rate it

First published on 7 Dec 2011. Updated on 16 May 2014.
Microbrewery on Fumin Lu from the people behind Dr Wine
Designed by Yann Quilbeuf, the brains behind Dr Wine (just down the road at number 177), Dr Beer is set in a large, loft-style space. There are just five brews on offer – Wheat, Pale Ale, Pilsner, IPA and Dark Ale (48RMB/small or 58RMB/medium). The standard of the beers is generally quite average however.

The IPA is classically American, with a powerful aroma, strong hoppy flavour and a slight bitterness (45 on the Bitterness Scale). The dark ale is malty, enriched with hints of coffee and chocolate. The pale ale is lighter with pine and floral notes, and comes served with a slice of orange. If you can’t choose, order the Brew Master’s tasting panel (68RMB) and try all five. Wine is available too from 57RMB/glass.

Food options are hit and miss: the Chef’s Selection (bread dips, feta and sun-dried tomato) arrives with canned olives, disappointing for 58RMB, and the white pizzas (63RMB) taste like béchamel on bread. Slightly better are the Dr Beer signature dishes: skewer platters (64RMB/six skewers to 210RMB/24 skewers) and roasted pork belly with dark ale sauce (68RMB).


6pm-2am daily

Telephone 5468 1077

Metro Jingan Temple

English address 83 Fumin Lu, near Yanan Lu, Jingan district

Chinese address 静安区富民路83号, 近延安路


Posted by : Rosana on 2014-12-9 0:49:18
If' you're looking for quality house brewed beer then this is the spot to go in Shanghai. The beer quality is really good at this place, I go there often mostly to check the new beers they have on tap and I strongly recommend to try the sampler, it really is good value for money and for all tastes, including the Chinese! Their food is pretty good too, I love the fact that you can see the brewery when sitting indoors and I also had the opportunity once when their brewer (from NZ) was so nice to show us around the brewery and about the beer process. Nice atmosphere and highly recommend the area, close to other restaurants and bars, hotels and metro.
Posted by : Andrew on 2013-8-24 21:50:06
It's a miss for me too ... Beer is ok .. Although really expensive after happy hour , food was a disaster .... Tried the burger twice ... Was in edible with gristle .... Sill service was polite and attentive and no problems about not paying for the food .... Might try again ... But you guys need a lighter pilsner ale , a serious look at the quality of the food , and reduced non offer prices
Posted by : Tony on 2013-6-17 19:32:58
It's a miss. First, I didn't really like the decoration. It felt more like a Chinese 'disco' style bar than a brewery. More importantly though, the beer just wasn't good enough. There are now quite a few mircro-breweries in Shanghai and Dr. Beer, the competition are just making tastier beer.
Posted by : Anne on 2012-2-26 12:32:47
FOOD: The food portion was generous and it was tasty (I tried the salmon), my friends tried something else (can"t remember what) and everybody was satisfied with the food. PLACE: spacious, nice decoration. Pleasant to be with a group of Friends. It really have potential. BEERS: As much It is great we have microbrewery in Shanghai and it needs to be encourage. It is true that the beers were flat (my friends and I tried different ones and we all agree about it). CONCLUSION: it has potential, it a nice place to be with friends but the quality of beers really need to be improved. I don"t have illusion to ever taste like Belgian beers or the best beers in the world but there are room for improvement for average quality beers. I will check in 6 months as it is still new and still deserve a second chance.
Posted by : ashley on 2012-2-20 17:30:22
Agreed with the above commenters. Shoddy service, flat beer, and I think the reviewer just gave the stars because she doesn"t like television and Dr. Beer agrees with her. Also, last I checked, the orange slice came with the wheat beer, not the pale ale.



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