Drinking and nightlife in Tianjin

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    We Brewery

    Leading the way in the Tianjin craft-beer scene, this hidden gem of a bar is tucked away down an alley off Xi'an Dao. Its English-speaking owner knows his stuff and is always happy to chat about China's emerging ale industry. Around half a dozen beers are brewed on-site. If you're having trouble choosing, go for the ¥50 three-beer sampler.

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    Ali Baba's

    One of Tianjin's longest-running bars, this foreign-friendly, slightly gritty student hang-out has an unlikely location hidden away in the middle of an apartment block – but it's ever popular, does cheap local beers as well as a few bottled imports, and offers food too.

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    Rester Cafe

    One of a clutch of cafes on a quieter stretch of Chongqing Dao, this chic little place does quality coffee, healthy Italian lunches and evening cocktails and craft beers. The minimalist, cooled interior opens out onto a small 1st-floor balcony overlooking the street.

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    Beer Cool

    This slick, slimline bar doesn't brew its own beer, but does have a selection of imported and Chinese craft beers on tap.

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    Drei Kronen 1308

    It's super pricey, but if you want to catch the evening breeze whilst drinking German beer on a riverside terrace this is the place to come. Brews wheat beer, lager and dark ales on site, and does a range of Bavarian food too (dishes ¥70 to ¥130). English menu.

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    Helen’s

    Often heaving with an enthusiastic student crowd downing cheap beers, this China-wide institution is close to Wujiayao metro station; turn right out of Exit A2, right at the canal and it's on the left after 100m.

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    Le Procope Lounge

    Distressed urban flair, single-malt whiskys and craft cocktails are the thing at this cool, candlelit lounge.