Hong Kong Brew House

Bar, Eatery

21 D'Aguilar St
Central and Western
Hong Kong
China

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.62
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
9
pDev:
7.46%
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Chinookie from District of Columbia

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Found this place thanks to Beerfly and it was close to my hotel. Went on a Saturday night. The neighborhood is packed with partyers and is quite the scene. This bar had a lot of people in it but no velvet rope and I got a table with ease. And not so loud I could not have a conversation, so cheers to that.

Tried their house pale ale (I believe they make this themselves somewhere in Hong Kong), which surprised me with its hop aroma. Overall a reasonable Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone. For HKD 55 ($7) a pint, not bad for Hong Kong.

This price point was similar for most other beers. I also tried the Allgauer Weisser Hirsch for HKD 60.

Other selections included more from Allgauer, including their fantastic doppelbock, Fuller's, Young's, Sierra, Anderson Valley, Brooklyn and others (note: the flag next to English beers is the English flag, as opposed to the UK Union Jack, not the Swiss flag as reported in another review).

I inflated the selection score. When you are in Asia, a place with 20 or 30 beers from these breweries is a damned oasis. I had just spent two weeks in Indonesia, so this was a lifeline (though I had packed sixes of Dale's Pale Ale and Spaten Oktoberfest--hey, my itinerary included dinner at a German expat's house and it was Oktoberfest--to ward off the Bintang/Heineken/$10 Erdinger doldrums). And I suppose I should just STFU since the next morning I flew to Brussels.

Oct 09, 2011
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crusian from Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Big sign, easy to see which is nice. then I was surprised, it is a tiny hole in the wall, no a/c... peanut shells everywhere. I am greeted with a basket of peanuts when I sit. Choice of 2 "house" beers. Pale and lager... choice of 2 sizes, large or colossal. 16 oz or 1 liter. I opt for the large. Comes out in a huge mug, this has to be 20-24 oz. Very American give here, American music blaring, lots of white faces. Decent beer menu though, a lot of your standard Belgians, Americans, and British. Separated out by flags. Though I am pretty sure the UK didn't switch to the swiss flag. Either that, or I am stupid and thought youngs, fullers, etc were brewed in the UK. Lol.
Either way, not too bad of a place to stop by and have a pint.
Menu includes staple pub food... wings, skins, nachos, cheezy fries (sic) etc. Along with pizza, pasta, burgers, and Mexican food, strangely enough... burritos, chimichangas, faiths. NEVER expected that here. obviously trying for the American crowd. Didn't eat, just came for the beer... though the picture of the pizza looks good. But you never know where that picture came from.

Oct 08, 2011
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dfolmste from New York

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Spent 4 months studying abroad in Hong Kong and went here the night I flew in and many times after. Located in LKF, the heart of Hong Kong nightlife, Brew House is the best place to get a beer in the city. They have a huge selection of beers and the one time I ate there the food was good. Atmosphere is a loud bar with all you can eat peanuts. They had no problem letting us play quarters for hours on end. It is easy to run up a hefty bill, but considering the cheap alternative is buying fifty-cent San Miguel tallboys and drinking them in the crowded LKF area, I didn't mind spending some extra cash on quality. I miss this place.

Jan 02, 2009
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basica from California

4/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I went to Brew House 2 nights in a row. Once when we met up with Ling's friend in Hong Kong I suggested Brew House due to the feel that it is probably the bar with the best selection in Lan Kwai Fong. No macros pls... So yea we got there and yes the selectin was not bad though far from fantastic. We have Belgian stuff (all of which I have tried besides the lambics), American crafts (I have tried nothing here...), English beers (I have only tried the London Pride but a number of those beers can be obtained in Singapore). There are a number of other beers like Hong Kong Beer, Lan Kwai Fong beer, etc... Sadly there were no German beers at all...

On the first night with the whole gang, I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and it was pretty good. But the place was really too noisy.. well Friday night..

On the second night I went pub hopping at Lan Kwai Fong alone (no one shares my beer passion) and ended up at Brew House again.. (seriously no where else in LKF has a better selection) For my first dip I had a Full Sail amber ale; man was this amber ale a fruit bomb.. somehow I found it similar to the Sierra Nevada. This time the place was more empty and I could feel the ambience of the inside which was pretty good though mixed with the Christmas atmosphere from all the christmas songs and decors. Broklyn lager bottles decorate much of a bar and a nice display of beer bottles sit on the shelves of the bar. Pretty typical but one turn off is the peanut shells strewn all over the floor... nah that din really bother me. Second beer was a Max Passion (belgian lambic) and man was this sweet and full of passion fruit.

Not bad.. Brew House.. will go again but I will still search for better bars in HK the next time I go.

Dec 20, 2007
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hoegaardenhero from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Hong Kong brewhouse would be an unremarkable and pretty run of the mill pub type establishment in other countries but in hong kong it is very appreciated. it is definitely on the loud side and often hyper crowded but the food is decent pub grub (I had the burger and it was quite delicious) and the bottled beer selection is great for hong kong (a lot of brooklyn brewery beers as well as the belgian standards and a few others) and it is one of the few places that has hong kong brewery beers on tap.

overall, i wouldn't go out of my way back home but in hong kong it is well worth the trip when you are missing western ways.

oh yeah, one quick thing about the price. i consider US$10 for a burger at a pub to be a little pricey but many people in hong kong are here doing international business and such and so have more money. for a local, it would be unheard of to spend these kind of prices on a burger and beers (about USD$6 a pop.)

Nov 09, 2007
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hunteraw from China

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

In LKF so you know it's on the louder side. Free peanuts available as you drink. Never had any food (if they have any). Good place to finish up a night after you've left an (even louder) club and have a decent beer. Selection is decent, with a good number of Belgians and one of the better selections of American craft beer in HK (not that that's saying much). Service is decent but unexceptional.

That said, I only tried one of the house selections, the pale ale, and came away very unimpressed. To be fair, I was expecting an APA and it turned out to be an EPA, but it was unimpressive enough to dissuade me from trying any of the other house beers. Points for effort, being perhaps the ONLY "brewpub" in Hong Kong?

Aug 28, 2007
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TheClassical from Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

After spending eight thirsty months on the Mainland, and having no real options for decent beer or anything resembling pub grub, I was delighted to hear upon arriving in Hong Kong that this little pub, seated at the top of the hill in Lan Kwai Fong, offered a good selection of locally-brewed drafts, import beer, and decent food. Reputation was enough to get me in the door, but quality eats and one of the best beer menu's I've seen in Asia had me leaving happy.

I stopped by for Happy Hour (3pm-9pm) on a busy Saturday night, and man, do they have some great specials for their house drafts! Aldrich Bay Pale Ale, Too Soo Brew, Rickshaw Porter, and Hong Kong Beer (and the occasional seasonal) are all only $30HK for a pint! (About $40HK otherwise.) Or, if you wanna sip for a while, $58HK for a truly mammoth "Colossal" 1-liter mug! ($78HK for a Colossal 1-liter during regular hours.) The house drafts are all fairly tasty and offer something for everyone.

But I was itching for more than just house drafts, and the hop head in me wasn't satisfied with the relatively subdued house pale ale. I was in luck, because this place stocked a great assortment of Belgians: Chimay, from the common Red/White/Blue ($36/38/39HK, respectively, for a 330mL bottle), to the wallet-crushing Blue Jeroboam at $666HK a bottle! There is also a nice collection of Duvel, Floris, Lindemans, and others. American offerings ranged from Anderson Valley and Brooklyn to Mendicino, Pyramid, and Sierra Nevada. A short list of English and Scottish offerings finished off the list. There are of course macrobrews from the likes of Bud and Guinness, and they offer a decent happy hour special on these as well.

What can I say about the food? It was pretty good, nothing special, but the burger was big and juicy, with a large portion of fries, and there is a bottomless basket of peanuts for every patron. The price was about $100HK, I think, so not cheap but not expensive. This place offered me the perfect spot for a good, filling bite and an enticing collection of beers, all for a pretty decent price ... I'd highly recommend it!

May 04, 2007
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DaPeculierDane from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Identical menu, service, and peanuts as East End Brewery. See Here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16002

Atmosphere is more lively.

Located at the top of the Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s answer to Bourbon Street in New Orleans or West Street in Yangshuo, the Brew House offers a great view of Honk Kong’s drinking and entertainment district. The patio is a fantastic people watching spot and loaded with drunk ex-pats and local businessmen out for a pint and some cheerful conversation.

As described in the review of the East End Brewery, the Brew House is not actually a brewpub, but rather a tied house for the SAR. As such, they serve sever of SAR’s sub-par beers on tap at reasonable prices with a very good 2-4-1 happy hour special. The list also includes numerous American crafts and Belgian ales.

Servers don’t know anything about beer but they’re charming and prompt. Prices are good for Hong Kong.

Side note: check out the ice bar in the Russian joint up the street if you have time…

Apr 25, 2007
Hong Kong Brew House in Hong Kong, China
Place rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 9 ratings