Kyoto Brewing Company Taproom in Minami-ku, Kyoto

Kyoto Brewing Company Front

Kyoto Brewing Company Taproom The Bottom Line Ok, while this is the taproom for Kyoto Brewing Company, and you can get their beers at other places, this place HAS to be on your list of places to go and drink at while you’re in Kyoto. It’s the cheapest place to get some of Kyoto’s best craft beer on tap at some …

Craft Beer Kan in Niigata, Niigata.

Craft Beer Kan Front

Craft Beer Kan The Bottom Line If you’re ever in Niigata and looking for a cheap place to find lots of craft beer, then Craft Beer Kan comes whole heartedly recommended – just make sure you are not hungry and don’t need the toilet. The sheer selection of well-served and maintained beers means you can easily while away the hours here …

Lambic in Hon-Atsugi, Kanagawa

Lambic Front

Lambic One Paragraph Review It’s a shame that Lambic is so far away from the train station but needs must. It’s a great little bar with a fun chilled out environment with good beers on tap – what more could you want from a bar? I’ve long been accustomed to beer glasses in Japan being smaller than the UK sizes …

Closed: August Beer Club in Roppongi, Tokyo

August Beer Club Front

Editor’s note: August Beer Club in Roppongi, Tokyo closed at the end of July. This review is being kept up for posterity. It was a sad day for BeerTengoku when August Beer Club ‘B’ Hiroo closed down in 2015 – cheap ¥500 large glasses of beer and decent food taken away from us which left us with even less choice for happy hour …

CLOSED: International Dining Bar SMITH in Harajuku, Tokyo

International Dining Bar SMITH

Editor’s Note: International Dining Bar SMITH in Harajuku, Tokyo closed but this review has been kept up for posterity. International Dining Bar SMITH One Paragraph Review With no table charge and most prices including tax, International Dining Bar SMITH could have been a nice place to enjoy a couple of cold beers during the day; however, the expensive prices for beers at …

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Grano Pizzeria in Fujisawa

Grano Oven

Living down in the Shonan area of Kanagawa, as I do, means that decisions to head into Tokyo (or Yokohama, for that matter) are not taken lightly. Expeditions to Antenna America or Devilcraft take an hour or two door-to-door respectively, and when you’re short on cash that train fare also means two or three fewer beers when you’re there. Bummer. …

Baird Beer Brewery Gardens Taproom in Shuzenji

Brewery Gardens Taproom View

On our recent trip to the Baird Beer Brewery, BeerTengoku was also lucky enough to sample some of the beers in the Brewery Gardens Taproom on the third floor. The Brewery Gardens Taproom is located above the brewery, giving you ample opportunity to observe the brewing process in action, try some of the Baird Beer range, and also take in some …