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The Aldgate in Shibuya, Tokyo

Aldgate Inside

The Aldgate is a British themed pub, don’t groan at the back there!, located in Shibuya, about ten minutes from JR Shibuya station. You could probably get there quicker if the gaggles of snickering schoolgirls and the bustling throngs of fashionistas moved out of the way. Can’t they see I need a pint? The Aldgate is smack dab halfway up …

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Closed: H@bit in Omori, Tokyo.

happy hour @ h@abit

Edit: H@bit closed at the end of January 2017. This review has been left up for archive purposes. H@bit comes this week courtesy of a recommendation by a friend (Thanks Hiro!) who has been hankering on at me to come along for a few Japanese craft beers. H@bit is located one minute from Omorikaigan station on the Keikyu line and about ten minutes …

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Craftheads Craftbeer in Shibuya, Tokyo

Craftheads sign

Craftheads has been open since September 2009, sprung up from Bar Sal in Kawasaki, and is located about 10 minutes from the Hachiko exit at JR Shibuya station. Craftheads sells a mixture of Japanese and import craft beers, with over 20 taps at any one time, and also a wide selection of craft beers, predominantly from the USA. The bar …

Urban BBQ Smokehouse in Shibuya, Tokyo

Urban BBQ Smokehouse by TY Harbor Brewery

Urban BBQ Smokehouse One Paragraph Review If you like your TY Harbor beers and some BBQ food, then Urban BBQ Smokehouse is a great place to come to; however it won’t be cheap. Moreover, the guest beers are cheaper elsewhere so it is best to stick to the TY Harbour beers. Urban BBQ Smokehouse Full Review Located inbetween Shibuya, Harajuku, and …

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Watering Hole in Yoyogi, Tokyo

Watering Hole selection

Watering Hole Yoyogi (there’s no “The” in the name) has been open for over two years and is located about 5 minutes from JR Yoyogi station’s east exit, behind the NTT Docomo building. Watering Hole serves both Japanese craft beer as well as imported American craft beer. With a selection of craft beers in bottles and around 20 taps, depending …

Campion Ale in Asakusa, Tokyo

Campion Ale Shop

Campion Ale, located three minutes from Tawaramachi on the Ginza line, one stop before Asakusa, is an example of a new breed of brewpubs opening up across Tokyo. These brewpubs make and serve their own beer on the premises, allowing thirsty drinkers to see the whole process of milling the malt through brewing and fermentation, right up to serving the …

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Campion Ale Brewpub in Asakusa

Campion Ale Shop

Introduction To Campion Ale Campion Ale, located three minutes from Tawaramachi on the Ginza line, one stop before Asakusa, is an example of a new breed of brewpubs opening up across Tokyo. These brewpubs make and serve their own beer on the premises, allowing thirsty drinkers to see the whole process of milling the malt through brewing and fermentation, right …

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Good Beer Faucets in Shibuya, Tokyo

Good Beer Faucets The Bottom Line Good Beer Faucets is leading the way forward in terms of affordable craft beer in Tokyo and other bars could certainly learn a lot from it. The only disappointment is the lack of daily beer lists on the website and on their twitter feed. It would have been nice to see some more Japanese …