3 Spots Guangzhou Craft Beer Lovers Need to Know

By That's Guangzhou, October 22, 2019

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We certainly do love a cold frothy pint of beer, and if you’re anything like us, you’re looking to avoid generic, big-brand beers. That’s right, we’re ‘craft heads,’ so to speak – lovers of small batch beer and the noble establishments that serve it. 

If you lived in Guangzhou five years ago, you’ll know that craft breweries were far from numerous. But, in the past half a decade, that has all changed: The city is now home dozens of bars and restaurants that pour craft beer and we couldn’t be more grateful! 

Today, we wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you – our beer-lovin’ readers – to three of our favorite spots to snag a cold craft beer and some decent edibles. Each of the following spots also carries suds from Jing-A, a Beijing-based brewery that has become a favorite amongst China’s beer lovers! Read on to learn more…

Beams

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What’s not to love about Beams? The establishment serves an amazing array of high-quality Western edibles at a reasonable price and carries an amazing selection of craft beer – available in both bottles and draft form. Popular menu items here include the scrumptious steak salad and salmon couscous salad, Italian Parma ham pizza and salami pizza, snack platter and sweet potato fries! 

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Our favorite menu item, though, is Beams’ spectacular foie gras burger, which is – in our so humble opinion – among Guangzhou’s finest hamburgers. 

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Giant, decadent and delicious, the foie gras burger pairs excellently with Jing-A’s Flying Fist IPA, its hoppy flavor helping to cut through the burger’s savory flavors. Also available at Beams: Jing-A’s spectacular Mandarin Wheat (one of our personal favorites) and a secret, limited-edition beer.

See listing for Beams.

Er Gou Pub

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With two locations in Guangzhou, one in Zhongshan and a number of shops on popular e-commerce websites, Er Gou has reached a wide swath of the Pearl River Delta’s craft beer drinkers. Er Gou is a company that’s dedicated to educating craft beer newbies about the nuances of small-batch beer and they work hard to ensure their stock of suds is diverse and of good quality. 

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If you live in Guangzhou or Zhongshan, please pop by and say hello to the fine folks at Er Gou; otherwise you can check out their online stores on Tmall, Taobao and JD.com. 

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Much like Beams, Er Gou is also a great spot to snag a cold Beijing-brewed Jing-A beer, with both Flying Fist IPA and the brewery’s limited-edition beverage on offer.

See listings for Er Gou Pub.

Lizz

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Lizz is a trendy pub that specializes in craft beer, coffee, tea and casual dining that is located in Haizhu district. The establishment is among favorites due to its 38 taps (that’s right, 38 taps!) and seemingly endless selection of small-batch suds from all over the globe. 

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The bar is named after Leeds United in the English Premier League and the staff and management at Lizz are a sports-loving bunch! As such, you can expect the bar to regularly show live sports for customers to enjoy.

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Aside from craft beer and sporting events, Lizz is a hotspot for live music, with performances being held weekly! Pop by, snag yourself an ice-cold glass of Worker’s Pale Ale and see what all the hype is about! We also strongly recommend sampling Jing-A’s Mandarin Wheat, which is sessionable and boasts a subtle fruity flavor that is as tantalizing as it is tasty!

Like both of the aforementioned locations, Lizz also carries Flying Fist IPA. 

See listing for Lizz.

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