Having considerable experience of Bavaria and Munich, it should have come as no surprise to me that this far-flung Brauhaus was enjoyably authentic. After all, Bavarian brewers have a certain tradition of working in China. Seemingly genuine Paulaner beer with combined with sizeable portions of delicious Kaesewurst and sauerkraut with fresh, if slightly-undersized brezen topped-off with genuine 'Underberg' schnapps made for a very pleasant dinner. Seated outside, enjoying the 'European Quarter' atmosphere of Xintiandi made for a very pleasant dining experience. The interior also looked the part, but the band played contemporary music, rather than genuine Bavarian tunes, somewhat detracting from the otherwise authentic environment. Like many 'themed' eateries in downtown Shanghai, the prices were quite steep -50% more than that which is charged in Munich- but well worth such an authentic atmosphere so far from home.
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