On The Marks in Kawasaki, Kanagawa

On The Marks Front

On The Marks The Bottom Line On The Marks isn’t your usual place to drink beers but it’s the best choice in Kawasaki for some decent craft beer at the time of writing. The prices are towards the upper end of reasonable, but with tax included and no table charge, they’re bearable – just. The atmosphere at On The Marks is …


Craft Beer Market Otemachi in Otemachi, Tokyo

Craft Beer Market Otemachi Front

Craft Beer Market Otemachi The Bottom Line Craft Beer Market Otemachi doesn’t offer anything too different from the other branches of Craft Beer Market; however, the large seating area and focus on Mexican food kind of steals it for us. If you don’t mind a gamble, then it’s a sure fire place to try some new domestic craft beers. The whole …


Draft Craft in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo

Draft Craft Front

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 …

Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Terrace in Jimbocho, Tokyo

Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Terrace Outside

Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Terrace The Bottom Line If you’ve been to one Craft Beer Market bar, then you’ve pretty much been to all of them. Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Terrace doesn’t stray too far from the tried and tested formula of cheap craft beer, served at varying degrees of wellness, with tax included. However, Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Terrace has been the …

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata in Bancho, Niigata

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata Bar

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata The Bottom Line I have mixed feelings about Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata – great views across the Japan Sea and a cheap place to try some of the Swan Lake beers on tap – if you go at the right time. The atmosphere is more upmarket than the usual chain of Swan …


Two Dogs Taproom in Roppongi, Tokyo

Two Dogs Taproom Front

Two Dogs Taproom One Paragraph Review If it weren’t for the smoking, Two Dogs Taproom would come highly recommended but seeing as the whole bar is smoking it gets marked down to a recommended if you can handle the smoke or can go when no one is smoking. The range of beers is solid and the happy hour from 5pm to …

Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo Front

Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo One Paragraph Review If you haven’t been to one of the Bakushu Kobos before as they’ve been “too far” then Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo is the best choice out of the bunch. It doesn’t offer the best beers though they are cheap and at least this one isn’t decked out in wood and hessian sacks across the place. Like …

Yona Yona Beer Kitchen in Akasaka-Mitsuke, Tokyo

Yona Yona Beer Kitchen Front

Akasaka-Mitsuke is not known for being a drinking area besides some izakayas, it’s a mostly business district with a few hotels in the area and of course, Hooters. Yona Yona Beer Kitchen is around the corner from Hooters and is probably a better choice for food, drink, chilled out atmosphere, well everything in fact besides Hooters girls, but if you’re going …