Beer Garage 87 in Irie, Yokohama

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Beer Garage 87 The Bottom Line While the beer list at Beer Garage 87 is interesting, and the owner is generally one of the most friendly and interesting bar owners I’ve met on my BeerTengoku travels, neither of those points can save the fact that as Beer Garage 87 is in the middle of nowhere, you have to have some special reason …

Cube Bar in Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Cube Bar The Bottom Line It’s tough to recommend Cube Bar at all – high prices that don’t include tax, a bizarre “service charge” system of 13% means the more you drink, the more extra charges you have to pay in the end, and it’s all smoking too. For those two reasons, I’d say avoid the place if you can. The …

Jibiru Bar Marumugi in Yotsuya, Tokyo

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Jibiru Bar Marumugi The Bottom Line If you’re in the area, then Jibiru Bar Marumugi is a decent choice compared to what else there is in the area – nothing. However, unless you are in the area, then Jibiru Bar Marumugi isn’t worth trekking into Tokyo for. It had a nice quaint atmosphere, but the owner just decided to watch TV and …

Bamboo Beer Pub in Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Bamboo Beer Pub The Bottom Line Bamboo Beer Pub is not the easiest place to find though it is a nice cosy little place located off the beaten track for some, which is worth a visit if you’re in the general vicinity. While the beer list is not extensive, with only four beers on tap, the chilled atmosphere and reasonable …

Kojimachi Bar in Kojimachi, Tokyo

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Kojimachi Bar The Bottom Line Kojimachi Bar is a nice little place with a good lively atmosphere, though it’s let down by the simple range of craft beer on tap and the prices for it, so unless you’re in the area, don’t worry about it. It’s a shame as the area is in need of a decent craft beer bar. …

Hitachino Nest Brewing Lab Tokyo Station in Tokyo

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Hitachino Nest Brewing Lab Tokyo Station The Bottom Line If you’re looking for a quick beer near Tokyo Station, or if you’re fan of Hitachino Nest, then there isn’t much better place to go than Hitachino Nest Brewing Lab Tokyo Station. However, if you’re looking for variety, then you’ll need to carry on walking a bit. It isn’t the most exciting …

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Draft Craft in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo

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Draft Craft The Bottom Line Draft Craft is one of the places where it’s hard to find the good in it – it’s expensive, tax is not included, has smoking throughout, has loud music – but at least there is no table charge and there is a semi-decent range of beer on tap. However, those last two points can’t save Draft Craft …

McGuffin in Bashamichi, Yokohama

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McGuffin The Bottom Line We’re never negative at BeerTengoku without a reason but with McGuffin it’s impossible to be anything but negative about the place. Three times I’ve tried to get in: 1) The bar was closed even though people were drinking insider; 2) the bar had run out of draft beer; and 3) I finally realised that it was a …

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Xrosk Shonan Pintxos Bar in Kamakura, Kanagawa.

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Xrosk Shonan Pintxos Bar One Paragraph Review If you’re in the area and looking for some craft beer and a chilled out atmosphere, then Xrosk Shonan Pintxos Bar is worth a visit but the lack of tax in the prices means you may get a surprise at the end of the drinking and eating. However, there isn’t any surprise table …

Biere Cave Jan Bar in Kannai, Yokohama

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Biere Cave Jan Bar TL;DR Biere Cave Jan Bar is a cosy little bar that is at the “wrong” end of Kannai. If you’re in the area, the non-smoking atmosphere and tax included prices is a welcome addition though the prices are on the expensive side. Also, if you’re a vegetarian, you might find it hard to get some non-meat …