Le Petit L’Ouest in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

Le Petit L'Ouest

Le Petit L’Ouest is a shop that we’ve visited before but kind of forgot to do a review of it or post any information, so here we (finally) go. It’s a small little craft beer shop, located about 10 minutes from Shimokitazawa station, with a unifying theme of craft beer and Star Wars. The owners are huge Star Wars fans, …

Shinanoya in Kannai, Yokohama

Shinanoya Kannai

Shinanoya is a chain of small world food and craft beer shops located across Japan though this branch is located in Kannai, Yokohama. It’s a place that I’ve been to a few times now but have never managed to remember where it was for a review. After a mini bar crawl in the area, I stumbled across it again and …

Yamanakaya in Hon-Atsugi, Kanagawa

Yamanakaya Front

Yamanakaya is a small liquor / alcohol store in Hon-Atsugi that I came across while going to interview Mochizuki-san at Atsugi Beer. I have to admit, I wasn’t planning on finding a beer store as my mind was purely focussed on Lambic and trying some of the beers there but this was a diamond in the rough when it comes …

Nomono in Ueno, Tokyo

Nomono_Ueno

If you’ve read our review of Nomono in Akihabara here, then you’ll already know what this Ueno branch is about. For those that haven’t: “Nomono is a purveyor of Japanese craft beer from the eastern climes of Japan; in particular, the Tohoku and Chubu regions of Japan. It was discovered purely by accident after a recent trip to Le Collier …

Kameya

Kameya Logo 1

It’s hard to find new online shops to buy beer, besides looking at breweries, but we keep trying and we found Kameya, an online retailer that uses the Rakuten store as one of their outlets for their shop. We came across it while doing a search from some Shiga Kogen limited edition beer and boom, this place had what we wanted …

Aqua Vitae Suzuki in Yokosuka, Kanagawa.

Aqua Vitae Suzuki Front

It’s not often I find myself in Yokosuka, and it’s even rarer that I find myself looking for beer. As I said in the Nawlins review, Yokosuka and me don’t have the best of relationships and I’m usually trying to get out of there as quick as I can. However, wandering around between Yokosuka Chuo and Shiori station waiting for …

Craft Beer Izuya in Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo

Craft Beer Izuya Front

Urgh, sometimes I hate trying to find new places, and never more so than when it’s heavily raining in rainy season and the store has no discernable front it. I had some time to kill before meeting a friend at Transit, about a five-minute walk in the direction of the station and this place came up first on Google when …

Bon Kura in Ninomiya, Kanagawa

Bon Kura Sign

Bon Kura is a family-run liquor store in Ninomiya, west Kanagawa. They’ve been in the area for almost two decades and have been in the alcohol business for half a century. Situated along the main road from Ninomiya to Hadano, Bon Kura’s small building and traditional-style storefront make it easily noticeable. The store is mainly sake-focused, but they stock a …

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Deguchiya in Nakameguro, Tokyo

Deguchiya Front

It’s not often I leave the bottle shops of Le Collier and Liquors Hasegawa behind for different climes, but I had heard good things about Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. It’s located a ten-minute walk from Naka-Meguro station, perhaps in the wrong direction as it goes away from the Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom and Hatos Bar too, so you’re going a long way to …

Sagamiya Liquor Store in Kamakura

While wandering Komachi-dori trying to find craft beer bars in Kamakura, we came across Sagamiya Bottle Shop about two-thirds of the way up the street. It was getting late and Joe and myself were getting thirsty – walking is hard work, you know – and we stopped in to pick up some beer. Sagamiya stocks nihonshu / sake as well …