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Slow Boat Brewery Taproom - CLOSED

No.56-2 Dongsi Batiao, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100007, China
+86 10 6538 5537
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Not Sure - Bad Attitude Company

I have been here a few times - food and beers are quite good and a nice ambience etc. But I... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
camjeffery
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Beijing
Excellent Craft Beer

Slowboat in Sanlitun is probably the best pub in Beijing. It serves craft beer (i.e., it makes its... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
jrwbrierley
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Beijing, China
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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, all in Beijing's traditional quarter. The Taproom hosts 20 taps in addition to several bottled beers and cider. Although the focus of any Taproom is undoubtedly on beer, the Slow Boat Brewery Taproom also serves a range of other refreshments.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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No.56-2 Dongsi Batiao, Dongcheng District,, Beijing 100007, China
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+86 10 6538 5537
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Reviewed 28 January 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

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slowboatbrewery, Guest Relations Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 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

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Reviewed 15 December 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

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Reviewed 24 September 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

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Reviewed 2 June 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.

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slowboatbrewery, Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 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.

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Reviewed 25 May 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

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Reviewed 23 May 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

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slowboatbrewery, Manager at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 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.

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Reviewed 22 May 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

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Reviewed 3 May 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.

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Reviewed 2 May 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

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have had my Airbnb really close to Slow Boat which made it easy to find - otherwise I can imagine it can't be that easy to find - I did manage to lose myself in the hutong alleys after... The...More

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