Chouseiya in Mobara, Chiba

Chouseiya Front

Chouseiya first came to our attention on Facebook when they popped up with a wide range of beers – some that are notoriously hard to get hold off. Chouseiya is also a bricks-and-mortar store in Chiba, though when I tried to get over there to pick up some beers, they were closed – weird holiday schedule. However in 2018, they …

Tap & Growler in Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo

Tap & Growler Front

Tap & Growler The Bottom Line If you want a place that has lots of beers on tap for you to tick off in your Untappd and don’t mind the price, then Tap & Growler is highly recommended. It’s important to remember that Tap & Growler is primarily a place for you to pick up some beer to takeaway in a growler, …

BeerMa Kanda in Kanda, Tokyo

BeerMa Kanda Front

BeerMa Kanda The Bottom Line BeerMa Kanda – what is it trying to be? The taplist can be found in other places for cheaper but the bottle selection is one of the best in Japan – let alone Tokyo. If you’re going to buy bottles, then BeerMa Kanda is a great place to do that but make sure you take …

Beer Volta

Beer Volta first came to our attention on Twitter (@beer_volta) when they popped up with some beers from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company and Shiga Kogen, the former known for being quite hard to find in bottles, considering the size and age of the brewery. Emails were traded, beers were ordered, and then received. Beer Volta is both a bricks-and-mortar store, based …

Omotesando Niigatakan N’ESPACE in Omotesando, Tokyo

Omotesando Niigatakan N'ESPACE

The fourth in our series of antenna shops isOmotesando Niigatakan N’ESPACE in Omotesando, Tokyo. N’ESPACE is a coined word, made by combining the “N” from “Niigata” and “Network” with “ESPACE”, the French word for “space”. Even though the name sounds like it should be part of a coffee machine range, N’ESPACE is in fact a satellite / antenna shop for …

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Aeon Liquor Tsunashima in Tsunashima

Aeon Liquors Tsunashima

A small listing today is Aeon Liquor Tsunashima, located about 5 minutes from Tsunashima station, on the Toyoko Line. It follows in the same vein as the Aeon Liquors Jiyugaoka store; however, it’s nowhere near as large or as expansive as that store. There is a mixture of beers on sale, both domestic and imported. Domestic breweries included Far Yeast Brewing Company, Baird Beer, Oh! La! …

Suzukishuhan in Tokyo

Suzukishuhan Front

Suzukishuhan is both a bricks-and-mortar and online Japanese liquor store that has both domestic craft beer in stock, as well as plenty of other Japanese alcohol, such as shochu, sake, and wine. But we’re here for the beer. Suzukishuhan offers up a semi-varied range of beers with beers coming from some of the big craft beer breweries, such as Baird Beer, Minoh …

Setouchi Shunsaikan in Shimbashi, Tokyo

setouchi shunsaikan

The third in our series of satellite shops Setouchi Shunsaikan, based in Shimbashi, just behind Craft Beer Bar iBrew Shimbashi and Shinshu Osake Mura. Despite the name, Setouchi Shunsaikan sells products from the Kagawa and Ehime areas of Japan – which means some Umenishiki Yamakawa and also Kagawa Beer is on sale too. There is also a small cafe next door which sells Kagawa and Ehime …

Liquor Shop Night Owl in Ebisu, Tokyo

Night Owl Ebisu Front

Liquor Shop Night Owl, we’re going to call it Night Owl, in Ebisu offers up something that simply isn’t been doing in Japan that well – if at all! Growlers! For those who don’t know what growler is, it’s a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer. They’re pretty common in countries well people have to …

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Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo

Tanakaya Front

Tanakaya kind of needs no introduction really – it’s one of Tokyo’s oldest liquor shops that is dedicated to beers, wines, and spirits, having opened in 1949. It’s located in the north-western part of the Yamanote line in Mejiro and is really a place everyone should visit at least once – even if you’re not interested in beer. Walking (or …