The Beijing brewing community has a new home. With 37 taps ready to squirt crafty goodness, and space for 900 bottles in "the biggest fridges in Beijing", NBeer Pub means business.
User reviews of NBeer Pub 牛啤堂
I have been to Xalapa Mexican and NBeer pub three times over the last few weeks (they are next to each other) and it makes a great night. Start off with some excellent mexican food, then make your way next door for a few beers. I have even seen people order Mexican and eat it in NBeer (although NBeer do serve food).
Anyway, as the Beijinger article on NBeer suggests, this place as a huge number of bottle beers available. You can get the more common bottles found around Beijing and also some rarer ones. Such as, An Irish beer by "O'Hara's" which I'm told isn't event hat common in Ireland. They have a bunch of Belgian beers, deadguy, brooklyn, sam smiths, etc etc
i don't really go there for the bottled beer though. They have about 20 different beers available on tap. So far, I would say the Tispy face stuff is the best. I have had a couple of Master Gao's (the baby IPA is worth a try) as well and they are worth trying. I tried a few of NBeers own brews but have yet to find one worth buying or buying again.
I like the staff here. The manageress/owner lady isr eally nice and speaks goos English. The rest of the staff seem to know more about beer than your average Chinese bar staff and help Chinese customers pick out beers they mighht like. Most of the clientele in here are Chinese.
The location is really convenient, about 5-10 minutes from Ping An Li subway station. You can also walk to houhai in about 15 minutes...