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Winner of "Beijing's Best Burger" 2016, 2015 (TheBeijinger Burger Cup), and 2014 (Golden Fork Awards) Slow Boat Brewery Taproom is a comfortable public meeting place where people can enjoy the company of old friends or go to meet new acquaintances...more
No.56-2 Dongsi Batiao, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6538 5537
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I have always had a great experience at Slow Boat. I have been a regular there for the past few years and in my opinion they are unmatched in craft beer and burgers.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

I have been here a few times - food and beers are quite good and a nice ambience etc. But I recently bought six cans of beer there - part of a special Chinese New Year deal. Choose you beer and it will can for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank camjeffery
slowboatbrewery, Guest Relations Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Hi camjeffrey, I'm sorry to hear about your experience at our brewpub. I can assure you that this is not our standard response to leaking cans or any other product that we serve or sell. This is clearly a failure on our part to train...More

Reviewed December 15, 2017

Slowboat in Sanlitun is probably the best pub in Beijing. It serves craft beer (i.e., it makes its own beer on the premises) and Western food (i.e. burgers, etc.). Certainly its beer is of an excellent standard - my personal favourite being number 3 (Moby)....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jrwbrierley
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Really nice find and the beers are great nice balcony outside and service is great for Chinese standards... def recommend a visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KBGGregg
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Great bar with great food, but has fallen victim to the closure of hutong businesses. Bricked up due to fire regulations it may or may not open again in the future but it doesn't look hopeful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank C3895XVmarkb
slowboatbrewery, Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Our beloved taproom is closed for renovation. Hopefully we will reopen however, the closure has nothing to do with fire regulations. Rather that the landlord built a second floor which must be removed to meet code.

Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Went by today, 25th May, at 19.30, and the place was closed. I checked their website afterwards, and it seems they have had to close due to problems with building works above them. They suggest they might not be able to reopen. You can get...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for some micro-brew type beers and pub grub. It's just a tap-room for the Slow Boat brewpub in the Sanlun district, but the service is better. The manager is an expat, and she does a great job. They've got something...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Max_perdiem
slowboatbrewery, Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for your update. In fact, we are closed (temporarily) for renovation. We hope that after the second floor is removed that we will open once again for business.

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place in a small, dark alley. As a traveller was getting scared in the dark alley, but the place is worth it. It was soo crowded that people were sitting outside, and good that they were serving you outside. Good to visit to just...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Nine beers on tap with a different promotion every day. Great atmosphere and burgers 'to die for'. Having arrived by slow boat to Tianjin Port, just had to come here.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank David William P
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Do NOT confuse this location with the Sanlitun location. This location is fantastic.Great atmosphere, small, friendly intimate and helpful. The french fries are excellent. The burgers were great- once cooked. I don't drink, so I can't comment on the drinks, but it appeared to satisfy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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