Christmas may just have come early for Beijing beer lovers, as Great Leap Brewing have finally announced the opening
of their newest location, just a day before its soft opening tomorrow (Fri 21). Well, now it really is
the most wonderful time of the year.
The brewers have still been serving up the goods at both their #45 gastropub
and #6 hutong outlet
in the months since the closure of their beloved Sanlitun #12 location
back in May, but it's been a patient wait for the planned new venue – a spot they announced at that time. But the prince that was promised is finally here, and will be opening its doors from 6pm tomorrow, in the quieter pastures of Lido, just north of Nuo Hotel.
Great Leap Brewing Lido looks to be staying true to everything that has made the group one of the most successful and beloved names in Beijing F&B, as the city's OG of the oft-copied industrial aesthetic, the home to many of its best craft beers and some frankly outstanding pub food.
The new space sees a whopping 40-seater central bar, and table space for another hundred or so, and on the all-important beer front, an expansion to 30 different taps, featuring a line-up of their classic crafts and rotating draughts, including space for nine guest beers from across the world.
Have you seen this cheeseburger?
Now you have, and expect to see a lot more of it. Great Leap Brewing Lido's kitchen will be serving all the greatest hits from their other venues, with a selection of their burgers and sandwiches, pizzas, salads and bar snacks all featuring on their soft opening menu. There's also a rather promising-looking, fully loaded Reuben sandwich making a debut.
Christmas just got at least three times merrier, and so can you, as the venue opens from 6pm tomorrow evening. See below for all the details.