Arrow Factory Taproom


Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

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Taproom for Arrow Factory Beer located inside of Stuff'd, just off of Wudaoying Hutong. Here you can find some tasty craft beers at a fair price from brewmaster Thomas Gaestadius.


9 Jianchang Hutong (east of Yonghe Villas)
Dongcheng District
80-120 per person
Tue-Thu, Sun 6pm-12am, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am (closed Monday)
6407 6308
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User reviews of Arrow Factory Taproom

My favorite neighborhood hangout

Joined: May 10, 2011
Posts: 16

I live near the taproom and head there at least once a week after work. There's a cozy friendly atmosphere from the regulars. The beer is excellent, my personal favorites are their stout and the "man with the golden hop". You can order food from Stuff'd at the taproom -- sausages, salads, pizza, and sandwiches. I usually get the pulled pork (has avocado inside, so good!), which comes with small side salad and fries. Arrow Factory recently moved their brewing operations from Shunyi to downtown next to Liangma River and the brewhouse, set to open by spring festival, will be a new yet familar option in the Sanlitun area for drinking and dining.

Fantastic beer

Joined: Dec 30, 2012
Posts: 23

I really like the beer here and I think it's my new favorite (displacing slowboat). I really like the more English style ales they have on offer. The place itself manages to be quite welcoming/warm even if it's not decked out in such a way. I wouldn't mind having chairs with backs on though. Sitting on a stool for more than an hour isn't that pleasant.

A promising start

Joined: Sep 17, 2013
Posts: 42

Really good beers in a nice, pleasant hutong space. Sampled a few of the different beers and none disappointed.

An impressive potential challenger to Jing A/Slow Boat/Great Leap, especially as the Arrow Factory beers are also served next door in Stuff'd, where you can get really good English-style bar food.

However, I do have one criticism and that is about the local member of staff employed. Although the bar was not busy, he spent half his time sat around watching loud videos on his mobile phone, which competed with the music and ruined the ambience. I half expect staff in cheap local restaurants to mess about on their phones, pick their noses, clip their nails (seen it all!) and generally be inattentive, but when a bar/eatery is charging western prices I expect them to train their staff in western service standards and not annoying the customers.