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Great Leap Brewing Original #6

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Address: DouJiao Hutong #6, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 010-57171399
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2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: The brewery that started Beijing's craft beer revolution in 2010 is still...
The brewery that started Beijing's craft beer revolution in 2010 is still pouring some of the best beer around. With as many as 20 beers on tap, and rarely fewer than 17, we've got the largest selection of locally brewed beer on tap in town, nothing in bottles, nothing shipped from across the ocean, just pure, fresh beer. While we don't have food available, we have menus from many of our neighboring restaurants and can help you order great food like pizza, dumplings, kebabs, or simple Chinese food.
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Finaly real beer in China !!!

After spending two weeks drinking cheap, non tasty local bear at 3.1% and 3.6% we finaly got to Great Leap Brewery. More then 10 choices of locally brewed geat and tatsy beers at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Montréal,Québec
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Montréal,Québec
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

After spending two weeks drinking cheap, non tasty local bear at 3.1% and 3.6% we finaly got to Great Leap Brewery. More then 10 choices of locally brewed geat and tatsy beers at very reasonably prices. It's a good thing that I went there the day before I left or I may have ended up spending too much time drinking... More 

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Sadly, Great Leap, which used to be one of my favorite haunts, has deteriorated to the point where I won't bother to return. The quality of the ales has been lowered - much less character, and no body to speak of - they must be trying to save money. The kitchen is producing greasier and therefore more inedible items and... More 

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point pleasant, nj
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

First the beer was great . The place is perfect to relax in their outdoor patio. A lot of travellers sharing their days adventure. The only drawback was that they don't sell food but not to worry as in the area around the great leap are many good restaurants. So start your afternoon with a couple of brews and than... More 

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Changchun, China
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are not familiar with the hutongs it may be difficult to find the Great Leap but it is really worth the effort. The beer is really excellent, the location quiet and peaceful, and the overall ambience on a sunny day sitting in the garden all makes for a great Beijing experience.

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

GLB #6 is a small bar hidden (gem) in a Hutong, with nice beers and a perfect host. GLB #12 is a much larger and popular venue, also difficult to find for Beijing newbies, but worth finding, with usually a larger choice compared to #6, and with great bar food. Tip for GLB: add your GPS coordinates to your website.

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Kevin R, Public Relations Manager at Great Leap Brewing Original #6, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and your suggestions. Glad you enjoyed your visit! Our new website should be ready in the coming months, will add our GPS coordinates to it. Cheers! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The brewery is located in a very secret place, among so many little houses at the Hutong Area ( Little alleys). I had a dark beer, phenomenal...It tasted fresh, right temperature, not too cold, and the flavour was strong and smokey. The price is not cheap CNY 50 per glass but totally worthy. You can get bottled water and some... More 

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Beijing, China
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to have some beers with friends. Only drawback is it is small and there is no food. However restaurants deliver straight to the bar. Outside patio was very nice but it was raining so we opted to stay inside. Worth checking out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Highly recommended for a drink - can be found without too much trouble (Check out their website if you need a map). Fantastic atmosphere and great range of beers - Honey Ma wins hands down! A lovely place to sit down and relax.

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Washington D.C.
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Sometimes the journey is a important as the destination ... and in this case, the journey is a teaching moment, and the destination promises very good beer and company (and that's a compliment from a German...) Walking through the Hutong to find the Great Leap Brewing Company brought us into an un-touristy mode to get a little impression of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved the chill atmosphere at this quaint little spot.. honestly not very easy to find. had to ask for directions (luckily we speak mandarin) before finding it. suggest printing out directions on google maps or something or hopefully try asking locals along the way. great craft beer, wide variety and affordable too!! free nuts, convenient toilet across the road but... More 

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