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Kaiba > Kangding Lu

This small neighborhood bar serves up a wide range of rare and expensive Belgian brews, along with other select imports, although there are only peanuts and other traditional bar munchies to sop up the ale. The bar's sparse décor, low lighting and few tables create a great atmosphere for those who treat beer like wine and have money to burn.



"Great people come together around great beer" in Kaiba Tap Room.
This location is the home of the best selection of craft and fine Belgian Ales on draft in Shanghai. We are proud to offer you a hand picked selection of 20 beers on tap and more than 100 amazing bottled beers in our cellar. If selection is important to you, chose from a portfolio of Trappists, Abbey Ales, Blonds, Tripels, Lambic's, Strong Dark Ales, Stouts, Porters, and IPA's to name a few. Our lists are always changing, seasonals and guest ales from around the world.
Its is true, we may not always have the most beers in Shanghai... bet you can bet we will always serve you the best.





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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Info:
Price Range:
Less than ¥99
Address:
479 Wuding Lu
Address in Chinese:
武定路479号
Nearest Metro Station:
Changping Road
Directions in English:
near Shanxi Bei Lu
Directions in Chinese:
近陕西北路
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun 2pm- 2am
Phone:
6288-9676
Website:
http://www.kaiba-beerbar.com/
E-mail:
events.kaiba@gmail.com
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Directions in English:

near Shanxi Bei Lu


Directions in Chinese:

近陕西北路


Address:
479 Wuding Lu
Phone:
6288-9676
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enlaifa's picture

I have visited this bar a couple of times and I always feel comfortable.
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Really like the place. You go there for one drink and end up spending the evening there. Good selection of drinks
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Nice bar and atmosphere... fairly priced quality beer. Table service not so good if there's any.
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Great bar. Went for one drink, ended up staying for a few hours. Staff are very polite, drinks are not overly priced, really good atmosphere.
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vgood's picture

Not bad. It's a small bar with decor that is quite a popular style nowadays, lots of cement, etc, but a bit boring. The food is ok, nothing spectacular. The beers are pretty good.
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Kaiba at Wuding Lu is a delight, great selection of beers, staff is very attentive. From a value perspective, it is really good; you can get proper beers for better prices than at most pubs (BB/Camel). Definitely will be coming here more often!
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jennifermiller's picture

Whenever I pass by Kaiba does not look very popular. Maybe it is just the location. The beer is not cheap. They advertise like Belgium beer is better than other beer. But I don't really taste so much difference.
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jaredandlisa's picture

Next door neighbors to Mr. Pancake House, Kaiba is a great option for lunch. They have some decently priced lunch specials and the service is good. The restaurant/bar is never too crowded for lunch. There's only two services, but they are quick and efficient. The lunch menu is scattered with pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and burgers. They make a stellar tuna fish sandwich on hearty rye bread, served with fries (38 rmb). The burger was well seasoned, also served with fries (50 rmb, cheese and bacon additional 12 rmb). The bacon and brussels sprouts pasta had fresh ingredients but could have used more sauce. The pizza was a disappointment. All lunch sets come with either soda or tea, or you can add a discounted beer. During the cold winter season, Kaiba has unlimited soup of the day for patrons to enjoy before their meal comes. With free wi-fi, Kaiba is a nice place for a quality economic lunch.
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rachelchensweet's picture

I like it here. Affordable price. Just come to get your drink and chitchat with friends. Anyway, restroom is outside and not clean.
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waiman's picture

Higher price of beer does not mean better, it means pretending to be better like the 'brand name'. Beer is beer it does not need big prices.....I dont want to be ripoff by having a similar beer for double big price, dear. Even if it is from Belgium or Switzerland or the most expensive country on earth.
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This is my go-to beer bar. Taphouse may get more press these days, but kaiba actually has way better beers on tap selection. Recently I graduated past the pizza for their beef stew and cheese plate. Well worth it!
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KAIBA on Kanding Lu is my "home away from home" local. Rudy, Elvis, Kimmy and Molly always make me feel welcome. Excellent sellection of Abbey, Trappist and Lambic Biere's, rivalling most western city specialist beer bars. Get the VIP card, it's worth it. Great place to hang out, especially when the whether is warmer. DingXi Lu KAIBA2 is also happening now and maybe more convenient for those in the Gubei area.
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cuibooker's picture

Quality beer at really affordable prices!
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carlos11's picture

This place is a beer lover's heaven. Got to be one of th best in Shanghai!
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echhoe's picture

A wide selection of Belgian Ales, Westmalle, Duvel, Chimay... you name it, they got it. Once in a while they also have guest ales on promotion. No cooked food served is a bit of a downside also, ales will go hand in hand with some moules et frites! Location wise it's not the easiest to find, and the lavatory is locatd outside, communal to the complex, which makes it a bit daunting to spend a penny on a freezing winter night! Frozen pecker....
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Kaiba was mentioned in CW's [Drinking Al Fresco](http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/articles/blogs-shanghai/cw-radar/drinking-al-fresco/) story. Read up about this venue and more to make the most out of your summer.
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I am so fond of this place, that I am happy to announce the latest updates: Monday- Friday 5- 9pm Happy hour: Duvel (bottle) and Stella Artois (draft) 35rmb, Vedett (draft) 25rmb; Wednesday- Ladies night: fruity beer buy 2 get 1. Here being a female real beer (and not fruity girlish beer-like drink) lover, may I suggest to include a few more items... :) Thursday- Live band quite all night. Now need I say more? It's pure love. P.S. There is food: cheese, sausage, bread and pizza. 99 rmb or less per couple is irreal, more like 2-300 per couple, and that is only during happy hour...
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Damn neat beer bar - very basic (no food; peanuts included free with drinks); excellent variety. It was a pleasant surprise to see the staff being quite familiar with the beers and explaining the tastes, recommending some brews, etc. I would strongly recommend beer-lovers to visit this place - Cheers!!!
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**A Potent Belgian, Issue 24** Against the wall of the dimly lit, sparsely populated Kaiba sit three massive, glowing cases of Belgian beers that could tranquilize bears. Certainly an impressive selection, but we wondered whether paying sometimes substantial sums for imported tipples should entitle us to more comfortable chairs to sink into. We managed to claim the only two soft seats in the house, took in the model apartment-like space and enjoyed the robust brews and indie rock playlist. The amiable staff more than made up for the uninspired décor and lack of expected bar fare. Casual but inherently upscale enough for any situation, this bar is a playground for beer lovers willing to pay for their hobby. The heavy selections like Chimay Blue start at RMB55 and climb to over RMB100. For those with not quite as discerning palates, the bar also offers selected beers from other countries, including the stiff Brooklyn IPA for RMB35, although it's the two-for-one Trappist specials that will draw us back. **Ian Louisell**
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Great beer selection. Try their large format Belgian bottles, their Delicious! Venue is conveniently located in a ally behind Park One. There is also a great wine bar, Cuvee, right next door.
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Oct 13, 2008 : Duvel Night, Buy 1 get 1 free 2008年10月13日,杜威之夜,买一送一 Every Tuesday at Kaiba, One Trappist beer will be selected that will be - Buy 1 Get 1. For other selected Trappist beers we offer - Buy 2 Get 1. 每周二晚,Trappist 之夜:指定的Trappist啤酒买一送一, 其他品种的Trappist啤酒买二送一 开吧的Trappist啤酒有:Chimay - Westmalle - Achel - Rochefort - d'Orval 日期: 2008年10月7日起 时间: 17:00 - 23:00 位置: Kaiba, International Beer Bar 街道: 528 Kang Ding Lu / X-road XiKang Lu / Shanghai, China
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In a Shikumen style alleyway in Jing-An there is a new string of bars and restaurants that is worth a visit. On Kangding Lu, near the junction of Wuding Lu, the first of these bars is Exit. A cheap (25 RMB beer, 30-40 mixed drinks) neighbourhood bar, Exit is powered by the personality of owner Sergio who occasionally takes a break from dancing around to MP3s to tell customers about the years he spent making 2.5 million crepes, or when his next batch of Serbian liquor will be smuggled through customs. Judging by the late-night crowds, Basque restaurant Kuluska needs no introduction to Shanghai's Spanish community. The full menu is not yet available, so for now Pinchos line the bar. At 15RMB per snack you can reckon on filling up on these tapas-style snacks for around 100-150 per person. On Wednesday night a glass of decent house wine or beer is also 15RMB. Moving further into the alleyway, Kai Bar is stocking what we reckon must be Shanghai's biggest selection of beer. The main focus is Belgian, but there are also brews from the US, Australia, Luxembourg and Germany. Although not fully open (oh those soft openings, what would we do without them?) until October 18th, this place is already introducing locals to drinks such as Cuvee van de Keizer Blauw which is only brewed once per year (to celebrate the birthday of Belgian King Charles V, naturally). By the time a new wine bar from Matt 'Senses' Ryan opens next month, this enclave off Kangding Lu looks set to be a charming community, like a boozy Taikang Lu, or XinTianDi with a soul. All of the places mentioned are in the same alleyway that starts at 522 Kangding Lu, behind Eight Park Avenue. Opening times vary (in fact we've yet to stay late enough to see any of the places close).
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Kaiba > Dingxi Lu

Kaiba’s second location is a great spot for those who want something more than a warm bottle of Tsingtao with their beer nuts. This Belgian bar features more than 50 imported bottled brews. They’re shipped in not just from Belgium but beer-loving nations around the world.

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