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$12 - $26
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German, Brew Pub, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Dinner
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Reviewed August 19, 2020 via mobile

I was invited by my friends to this quaint place by the canal (they call it river). Nestled in the vicinity of what seems to be an old warehouse converted to an array of pubs and bars. After being in Changzhou for the last 2...years, this place certainly is worth visiting. With the nostalgic charm, it kind of reminded me of Clark Quay in Singapore or the “Hutong” in Beijing. This restaurant have a generous display of distillery as it’s backdrop with a good variety of draft beer. Ask for the English menu. The 3 of us ordered:- - Salad - Burger - Pork Knuckle (didn’t come with sauerkraut) - Pasta The taste was acceptable for the price they charge but I feel that the servings are a tat too small for European/German serving. I’m an Australian so, maybe I’m just used to the servings there. The place was bustling (for a mid-week) with folks from the working class. The “looped” music and video played as you dine. I was told that they used to have foreign waiting staff engaging with the diners. That’s the only glitch that I think impaired my ratings. The waiting staff understandably are locals who may not be as engaging as the experienced ones. They were not able to recommend spontaneously, their menu highlights and being a “first-timer”, I have to contend to negate the menu on my own. The table top were rather narrow and disproportionate to the plates they put on the table. The food and quality would be close to what you’d expect in German food. However, look out for an “Indian” dish that sits rather odd in the menu. Certainly worth the try and I’m sure this place will be “rockin’ N rolling” over weekends and Octoberfest.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

Yummy drinks and food. The Mate cocktail is very delicious. The staff and manager Asta suggested it as I mentioned I don’t really drink beer. So they suggested Mate cocktail because it is not a beer. You can choose to mix it with any spirits...or even wine. I tried different combinations but the mix with vodka was my favorite. Thanks for accommodating my preferences. My friends said they love the craft beers too.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

I arrive on Sept 17th for dinner at 730 pm. We were seated outside upon arrival because there was a large group reservation inside but no one was there yet. We ordered drinks and when the drinks came, we were ready to order food. We...were then informed that the kitchen is closed for all orders because they are cooking the large groups food!!!! Can you believe this? If that’s the case, then shut down the entire restaurant and inform people that the restaurant kitchen will be closed. Or hire more cooks. Or cook some of the food ahead of time? I’m amazed the manager was refusing to cook for anyone who’s already seated at the restaurant. The entire situation was handled extremely poor. We walked out and won’t be back anytime soon. Its a shame they treat their everyday customers this way. We even asked if they could just throw a pizza in the oven for us to keep it simple. They refused!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Zapfler, Public Relations Manager at ZAPFLER Craft Beer Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

We sincerely apologize to hear about your recent dining experience at Zapfler. Thank you for helping us to improve our service. We look forward to better servicing you in the future. -Zapfler Team

Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Nice place before going to bar with friends Have tasty beers Food is German style, good enough for the night Polite staff Well located

Date of visit: August 2019
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Zapfler, Marketing Manager at ZAPFLER Craft Beer Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Hello Rico, Thank you for visiting us! Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your night at Zapfler. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

When Zapfler's first showed up in Changzhou, many of us said, "Wow! That's amazing! It's like some beautiful Shanghai bistro. There's no way it could possibly survive in Changzhou." And yet a year later, Zapfler's is still going strong. It's beer is brewed in the...Zapfler factory in Jintan, making it perhaps one of the few truly local brews in the area. They do a mean cider, too. When it comes to food, Zapfler's made a name for itself as the best place in Changzhou to get a steak. They do a big meaty BBQ buffet on, I believe Wednesdays, that a lot of people dig into. And recently, their other food offerings have gotten really interesting. They make great ceviche, which is something I never expected to find in Changzhou.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Zapfler, Marketing Associate at ZAPFLER Craft Beer Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Hello there, Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate your thoughts and we look forward to seeing you again! Zapfler Team

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

An excellent brewpub in the German style. Cosy atmosphere, warm welcome and superb range of nine draught beers covering all styles from weisbier even to a smoked Rauchbier. Menu includes Haxe pork knuckle and similar dishes. Highly recommended place to visit in Changzhou ....And you...must try every Beer!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Zapfler, Manager at ZAPFLER Craft Beer Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear Richard, Thanks a lot for your great review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our craft beers and food. We're looking forward to welcome you back at ZAPFLER. Regards, The ZAPFLER team

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Nice industrial style setting in section of old Grand Canal warehouse with good steak, although could do with some side chips to fill me up more. Lovely craft beer selection.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Received a friendly welcome then seated at our reserved table. Great selection of craft beers ordered and they hit the spot! Helped ourselves to the tasty buffet then the delicious meat was served to our table promptly. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Quite a nice German Beer Bar, service is good and food is nice. Prices are middle level, Beer is good. The Bar is in a good area for nightlife

Date of visit: December 2018
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Zapfler, Manager at ZAPFLER Craft Beer Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Hi Dafinov, Thanks a lot for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our German craft beer and homemade food. Hope to welcome you back. Regards, The ZAPFLER team

Reviewed November 9, 2018

I visited Zapfler during the Oktoberfest. The Helles craft beer was delicious and refreshing. I love the fact that the beers are made from natural ingredients. The Oktoberfest decor atmosphere was great and I loved trying traditional German food. Definitely a place to revisit when...in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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