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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Arrow Factory Brewing, Arrow Factory Taproom, BJ Foodies, Liangmahe, Liangmahe Canal, Stuff'd, Stuff'd Sausages, Thomas Gaestadius, Will Yorke, Wudaoying | 1 Comment »
Previously known as Vineyard Cafe on the River, the new Arrow Factory has taken over this gorgeous space located along the lovely tree-lined Liangmahe River Canal. The smaller Arrow Factory Taproom still remains tucked inside Stuff’d on Jian Chang Hutong 箭厂胡同 (just around the corner from Wudaoying Hutong).
Part of the same family as the Vineyard and Stuff’d by partners Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestadius, the taproom finally has room to stretch its arms out with this lovely 3-story building.
Snapshots of the New Arrow Factory Brewing:
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8-Bit: Complete with Video Games Galore, Craft Beer + Sushi
Located on the north end of Beiluoguxiang, near the 2nd ring road, 8-Bit is a novel concept for Beijing.
“Beijing’s first retro game bar, 8-BIT provides comfortable surroundings, a full array of quality alcohol and, of course, a classic lineup of 80s and 90s consoles, games and competitions. Providing genuine retro gaming on original old-skool consoles (none of that simulator bullsh*t), 8 BIT Bar has invested in collectible, fully working versions of vintage favorites like the NES, SNES, Atari, Mega Drive and the (Super) Game Boy.” - 8-Bit’s Facebook Page
Spread over 3 floors, it is a video gaming bar, another video gaming bar and a rooftop terrace. The ground floor has Arrow Factory beers on tap and a selection of 7 different gaming options including N64, Gamecube, PlayStation 2 amongst others.
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Join Beijing Design Week’s Charity Pub Crawl DRINK’N’ HOPe
Beijing is really coming together for this year’s Beijing Design Week and while I’ll give you an overview of the many sights to see and things to do during this week of creativity on over-drive, I’d like to first bring your attention to this kick-@$$ charity pub crawl – DRINK’N’ HOPe.
19 of Beijing’s most crafty cocktail bars are teaming up to make this city-wide charity pub crawl the coolest thing that Beijing’s bar scene has seen since craft beer became a thing in this corner of the world. Taking place from September 24-27, you’ll have 4 full days (including the weekend) to sample your way through all 19 bars. 4-5 drinks across 4 days is totally doable even for a drinking whimp like me.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife | Tags: Arrow Factory Brewing, Arrow Factory Taproom, British food, Charcoal BBQ Restaurant, craft beer, hipster walls, Scotch Egg, Shunyi, Stuff'd, Thomas Gaestidius, Will Yorke | 3 Comments »
Arrow Factory Taproom Opens Just Inside Stuff’d
While Arrow Factory craft beer have been served in Will Yorke’s various restaurant locations around town, they’ve recently just opened their very own taproom just inside of Stuff’d on Jian Chang Hutong 箭厂胡同 (just around the corner from Wudaoying Hutong). In what used to be the space they previously used to home brew all their beers, partners Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestidius have expanded into a bigger facility in Charcoal BBQ restaurant in Shunyi (one of the several outlets serving Arrow Factory Craft Beer.
So they’ve taken this little space just tucked behind the bathrooms of Stuff’d restaurant (home of Beijing’s best British fare) and turned it into their very own cozy little taproom. With a bar in the back with 12 taps available to showcase their rotating selection of brews, prices range between RMB 35-55 each.
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The Hutong’s Gorgeous Rooftop will Host a Summer Fayre this Sunday!
Known for hosting one of the most jolly and delightful Christmas Fayres in Beijing, The Hutong will be rounding up some of the craftiest food and product vendors for a splendid Summer Fayre this Sunday, June 7th!
Swap out their addictive mulled wine for a refreshing glass of Summer Fruit Punch (spiked of course!).
“Here comes the sun! To celebrate all things summer, we will be serving attendees a free glass of our secret-recipe Hutong Summer Fruit Punch. Make a toast with your ice-cold glass, taste gourmet goodies from Beijing culinary artisans and restaurateurs, savor some of the capital’s best local brews, and try out some summertime jewelry and apparel.” - The Hutong
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June 6-7: Beijing Craft Beer Festival at Galaxy SOHO
(Photo from theBeijinger’s Photo Gallery from last year’s beer fest)
Great Leap Brewing gears up for their third annual Beijing Craft Beer Festival this weekend – Friday, June 6 from 5pm-11pm - Saturday, June 7 from 12pm-11pm at Galaxy SOHO. Though many of us dream of their return to their first festival’s location in the Dashilar Factory Space, we will settle for Galaxy SOHO as they almost moved the festival to the far, far away Wangjing SOHO this year (thank goodness they didn’t!).
“After consultation with SOHO, we decided to hold the event at Galaxy SOHO for a second consecutive year. We hope beer fans in Wangjing will still make the trip. We loved Galaxy SOHO in 2013 and we’re very happy the Festival is returning to this central and convenient location,” Carl Setzer, co-founder and brewmaster of Great Leap Brewing and organizer of the event.
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