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The Best Burger Bars in Shanghai

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Updated: 14 December 2015
After a long and stressful day, it’s always great to chill with friends and watch a match at bars while savouring yummy burgers. From American burgers with Pennsylvania flavour, to northern-German gourmet burgers, a myriad of distinctive yet popular burger bars are located in Shanghai. Here are the seven best burger bars in Shanghai, where you can have a bite of gourmet burger while sipping a cup of beer.

Piro Restaurant & Bar

Pet-friendly bar with American burgers

Situated on Changshu Road, Piro is one of the best places to socialize and drink in Shanghai. They offer five beers on tap and 30 varieties of bottled choices. An American pub, boasting its list of western cuisine, Piro is a pet-friendly bar with comfy couches and classy chandeliers. The restaurant turns out plenty of signature burgers made with American imported ground beef and sprinkled with caramelized onions and avocados. Featuring food and drinks of Pennsylvania State, you’ll get a free meal if you bring along any memorabilia related to Pennsylvania.

Opening hours: Sun-Tue 11am-10pm, Wed-Sat 11am-12am

89 Changshu Rd, Jing’an, Shanghai, China, +86 02154035813

Jingan Temple in Shanghai © Robert S. Donovan/Flickr
Jingan Temple in Shanghai | © Robert S. Donovan/Flickr

Bistro Burger

Gourmet burgers with international flavours in American table settings

Excelling at making gourmet burgers and a wide selection of beers, Bistro Burger is a delicate western restaurant located on Fumin Road. In traditional American furnishings, they offer a perfect and cosy dining atmosphere with vintage and nostalgic table settings. Bistro is hailed for its fruitful varieties of flavours, be it the joy-inducing Argentinian beef burger, or the funky Japanese fish burger smothered with onions. And be sure to savour the potato balls doused with a handful of cheese and bacon. Earn a free meal at their speed eating contest if you can manage to swallow the whole set of burger, fries and milkshake in 12 minutes.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-10pm

1/F, Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, Xuhui, Shanghai, +86 02161701315

Huangpu District, Shanghai © Leonardo Bright/Flickr
Huangpu District, Shanghai | © Leonardo Bright/Flickr

Hamburg House Restaurant

Authentic German delicacies with outdoor dining environment

As the only eatery that features northern German style, Hamburg House Restaurant serves traditional German dishes and imported beers from Germany. On the first floor of Hamburg lies the authentic German beer bar, while the upper floor features an open-air rooftop terrace for diners to enjoy the panoramic breathtaking view of the Huangpu river. The signature beef burger is a blend of cheese, bacon, mushroom, onion and egg that has a supreme juicy quality. Another highlight is the Einbecker bock and pils beer. With an outdoor French-inspired rose garden, Hamburg is an ideal place for families with kids.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10.30am-1am

399 Baotun Lu, Huangpu near Zhongshan Nan Lu, Shanghai, China, +86 02163777179

Boxing Cat Brewery

Various varieties of craft beers

If you are a craft-beer connoisseur, Boxing Cat Brewery, a small yet modern brewery and restaurant, would be a perfect haunt for you. While watching matches, you’ll get a chance to enjoy distinguished beers that employ brewing techniques at ancient times with high-quality malt, hop, and yeast through specialized filtered water. Among the wide selection of beers, you’ll get addicted to the traditional large beer brewed with premium lupulus from Bavaria and the black beer that has the flavour of cocoa, spice and liquorice. The plenty of artisan choices of beers including the German, British, American and European flavours and are brewed by the professional enologist Michael Jordan.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-2am; Fri 3pm–2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am

Sinan Mansions, 519-521 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, +86 02164260360

Boxing Cat Brewery's burger © Simon Q/Flickr
Boxing Cat Brewery’s burger | © Simon Q/Flickr

The Camel Sports Bar

Wide variety of draughts with classic burgers

On the bustling bar street at Yueyang Road you’ll find the boisterous sports bar The Camel. Divided into several zones, including billiards, boardsgames, and darts, The Camel is dedicated to its vision of “We Live for Sports”. The Camel is dubbed as the bar in Shanghai that has the most complete variety of draught beers. Their classic bacon cheeseburger comes on a soft bun with pickles, lettuce, cheddar cheese and tomatoes, which is a tantalizing indulgent bite to treat yourself.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am

1 Yueyang Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China, +86 02164379446

Interior of The Camel © Connie Ma/Flickr
Interior of The Camel | © Connie Ma/Flickr

Big Bamboo

Longest running sports bar with tantalizing burgers

As one of the longest running sports bar in Shangahi, Bamboo features a wide selection of beers and Western cuisine in a convivial ambience. With three branches in Shanghai, the bar is popular among expatriates and foreign visitors. Using 100% lean ground beef, Big Bamboo offers 13 flavours of burgers. The signature dish is the classic and traditional Big Bamboo burger. In this two-floor wooden town house, events like the World Cup and Superbowl often draw a large audience. Providing a boisterous atmosphere, Big Bamboo is a best spot to watch the game with your friends.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 2pm-4am

132 Nanyang Road, Jing’an, Shanghai, China, +86 2162562265

Big Bamboo Sports Bar © 2 dogs/Flickr
Big Bamboo Sports Bar | © 2 dogs/Flickr

Mexico Lindo

Southern American food and diverse wine varities

Mexico Lindo is a superb choice if you want to enjoy Mexican delicacies. Specializing in Tex-Mex and Mexican recipes, burgers, classic fajitas, burritos and tacos are found on the menu. The rectangular-shaped outdoor patio, covered with awning and fenced, with a vintage iron bar, is always packed with guests from dusk until midnight. The menu that blends modern Mexican dishes with Texas gourmet is elaborated by the executive chef, who is renowned for his knowledge of Mexican and Latin cuisines. Offering local and imported beer on tap, Lindo focuses on the biodynamic tequila and margarita varieties on its lengthy wine list. Live music shows are held every Wednesday to Saturday from 8pm.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-12am

Unit 39, Lane 3338 Hong Mei Road, Hong Mei Pedestrian Street, Shanghai, China, +86 02164659336