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“Calorie Heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of boxing cat brewery

boxing cat brewery
82_ Fuxing Road (West), Shanghai, China (Huaihai Road)
021-64312091
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Ranked #147 of 12,561 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Huaihai Road
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Calorie Heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a sports bar cum microbrewery cum all-purpose hangout. Come here to pretend you're in Iowa or something. Food is pub style, beer is good.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bad Beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I often like to visit microbreweries and saw the Boxing Cat listed on Trip Advisor. The beer doesn't come close to the flavors of decent microbrewery beer back home. I had the tasting platter and every beer tasted pretty much the same. I hope that they can learn that "just being bitter does not mean it's good beer". It's the mistake I have seen at several rookie microbreweries. The food, too, was sadly uninspired. I'm not a big fan of Southern food anyway and Boxing Cat reminded me why I don't like it. The shrimp gumbo was below average.
The saving grace was the service. It wasn't very busy so the waitress had time to take better care of the few customers around.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Brewery in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Don't waste your time with the other breweries in SH. Boxing Cat has the best beer and food and the service is great. The beer flavors rotate often so there is always something new to try. Try the gumbo or the chili. They also have seasonal events like Thanksgiving Dinner, Halloween parties, etc. It's always a fun place.

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“I forgot I was in China!! which is a good thing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

LonelyPlanet listing hits my sweetspot. I had a delicious lime steak salad, both beers (pilsner and seasonal) were wonderfully crafted without bitterness, and the service was prompt, friendly and almost overly attentive.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent microbrewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I passed by the microbrewery while out walking the district and wisely decided to go in. The beer brewed and served here is something completely different than Tsingtao and Suntory - much, much better.

I tried the Beer Sampler and all the beers were really, really excellent.

When it comes to food Boxing Cat Brewery serves western-inspired comfort food, but I did not try it out.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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