Add:479 Wuding Rd
Time:Mon-Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-2am
Since opening in 2009, Kaiba has become a trusted name for Shanghai beer lovers who now can visit three branches. This Wuding Road stop went through 35 kegs on its October 26 grand opening. "We had between 600 and 700 people that night," recalls manager Mia Gano. "The crowd even spilled into the parking lot and street." While it may be technically new, this location has replaced the old original Kaiba on Kangding Road. Its new digs are extremely roomy and this Kaiba offers one of the city's biggest beer selections. They include more than 20 types of beers available on tap, including 12 to 15 Belgian beers at any time and five craft beers, such as favorites La Chouffe and Vedett Blond. A pint runs from 50-60 yuan and the price drops to 35-40 yuan for happy hour (5pm-9pm). The establishment also cares more than 100 bottled beers from around the world, fruit beers like Delirium Tremens and Karmeliet Tripel, and a gigantic selection of Belgian beers. While this branch has a simpler menu than other Kaibas in the city, it has pizzas (55 yuan) and appetizers (20-28 yuan). Although Gano admits most customers are foreigners, more Chinese are dropping in thanks to word of mouth. Kaiba runs special nights during the week, including a Wednesday Ladies Night and a Monday "buy two drinks get one free" special.