Shenzhen is a new metropolis that expolded when it becames China’s first experiment in free-market capitalism in the late 1970’s, growing from a fishing village of 30,000 people to a modern megacity of over 15,000,000. Sharing a land border with Hong Kong, Shenzhen is one of China’s most expat-friendly cities and home to a burgeoning craft beer culture. 

Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs

Pubs, Taphouses, and Restaurants

Bottle Shops


Importers and Distributors

Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs

E.T. Brewery

(Houhai, Shenzhen) { WeChat: ETBrewery / Email )

E.T. stands for Erique and Terry, the owners of E.T. They do a mix of house-made and imported beer (NBeer, Jing A, Master Gao, etc.) on their 20 taps. I also recommend trying the deep-fried onion slices. Beers range from 40-60 CNY per pint, with half-pints available as well.

To get there go to Houhai station exit D2, cross the street and turn left. Walk straight for two blocks. Or see the map. Every Thursdays is VIP Day where all beers are 5 CNY off.  Hours are 5pm-12:30am from Sunday to Thursday; 5pm-1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Evil Duck

(Fumin Station, Futian)

Brewing their own beer under the Craft Head brand, Evil Duck offers some of Shenzhen’s finest quality craft beers as well as imports from other Chinese breweries.

To get there, go to Fumin station Exit D, walk towards the McDonald’s and take a right turn. You’ll walk down a road with palm trees. Take your second left. Down this alley you’ll find Evil Duck on the right side.

Fubar Brewpub

(Old Shekou)

Fubar has about a dozen taps with housemade and imported beers. They host a monthly video game competition event as well as stand-up comedy and more. Contact Eastern Liberty or Fubar for more information.


(Sea World, Shekou)

Located between Sea World and eCool, Fury offers beer from around Shenzhen as well as sporadically brewing their own. The beer is rebranded and its origin is obscured, but Fury remains a beautiful brewpub with nice beer.

Glass Hammer

(Coco Park, Futian)

A new brewpub in Futian’s popular Coco Park area.

Peko Brewing


A small brewpub next to Bionic, Peko offers a rotating selection of their own beers, as well as some imported Boxing Cat. Ask for their burritos, as they are amazing.


(Hyehui Station – Nanshan)

A truely beautiful brewpub that spares no expense on quality and presentation, TAPS has well about a dozen housemade beers, specializing in hoppy ales. They also offer some pre-mixed cocktails on draft as well as beer cocktails and infused liquors. Growlers are available for takeout.

To get there, go out

Zhenker Craft Beer


Taphouses, Pubs, and Gastropubs



Bionic Brew


Bionic is the original craft beer company in Shenzhen. They’ve had their own brewpub closed down twice by the Chinese authorities, so they now make their own beer through a contract brewery. Bionic also runs the Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival every November and owner Joe Finkenbinder hosts a craft beer podcast called “Brewing in China”.

Brew Magic Pub 

(Coastal Rose II – Shekou)

Brew Lion 




Dorlores Park

(ECool, Shekou)

Dorlores Park has about a dozen taps that rotate between Chinese and imported craft beer. They also host events.

The Pub


Located in an artsy enclave, The Pub has well over a dozen rotating taps from Chinese and foreign craft brewers. They are also the current host of the monthly Shenzhen Stories event. Above their pub is a homebrewing station used by some in the community.


(Coastal Rose II, Shekou)

An expat-friendly restaurant with a great 2 for 1 Happy Hour everyday from 4-8pm, Volfoni has a few craft beers on tap at any given time.

Bottle Shops

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Ole grocery stores

(Various locations)

Ole is a high-priced grocery chain specializing in foreign foods, quality products, and organic produce. Their beer selection is quite good featuring European and American imports from companies like Brewdog, Dogfish Head, Founders, and more; they also have Master Gao beer from Nanjing.


There’s a Shenzhen homebrewers meeting at the last Tuesday of each month hosted by Bionic (and Peko) in Baishizhou.

Fury brewpub is a patron of the homebrewing arts. Please contact their owner if you’re interested in homebrewing in Shekou.

The Pub has a small homebrewing community above their bar. Please contact them to ask for details.

Importers and Distributors

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