Would you believe the Eager Beaver? Check out the list to the right (paying special attention to the prices) and let us know what you think. They have most of the beers imported by American Craft Beer Partners (they have Brooklyn Lager, but it isn’t on the menu), Coopers, Sam Adams and big bottles of Paulaner, which we hadn’t seen elsewhere. We suppose they could use some Belgian beers and some Kiwi beers and maybe they should look into these Aussie beers headed to town soon thanks to Mat Ryan, formerly of Senses. But what Eager Beaver has now, already ranks the dive as perhaps the city’s best hideout for beer lovers. What other places compare? Moon River Diner at New Factories comes to mind. Any other candidates?
From the photo you can see that in addition to an admirable beer selection, the Eager Beaver also boasts lots of Jager, a hookah pipe and at least one sword. On Saturday night, the bar was also home to an old Chinese guy who liked to dance.
Speaking of beer, the current issue of SH has a story called “Battle of the Beers” in which “several distinguished beer fans sit down to do some drinking — and conclude that Shanghai’s beer scene is better than ever.” We’re assuming our invite got lost in the mail.