Inazuma Dining in Roppongi, Tokyo 

Inazuma Dining Front イナズマダイニング店外

Inazuma Dining The Bottom Line Right now, Inazuma Dining doesn’t offer up anything spectacular nor any reason to go there, especially with cheaper places in the area. That’s not to say Inazuma Dining is a bad place by any means – it just doesn’t better anything else in the Roppongi area. I’ll definitely go back again one the brewery is up and …

Gori Gori Taproom in Roppongi, Tokyo

Gori Gori Taproom ゴリゴリタプルーム

Gori Gori Taproom The Bottom Line Gori Gori Taproom might not offer up any in-house beers, but what they do offer up are cheap beers in Roppongi – perhaps the cheapest by far that we’ve seen – alongside some deliciously huge hamburgers too. While Gori Gori Taproom is more than likely not attracting vegetarians or vegans alike, you shouldn’t knock it for …

Marca Cafe & Beer Factory in Kitahorie, Osaka

Marca Cafe & Beer Factory

Marca Cafe & Beer Factory The Bottom Line The minimalist design may leave some people feel cold in Marca Cafe & Beer Factory but it can’t be denied that it’s very much a hipster kind of place. Not to say it’s a bad place but it was one of the more expensive bars on our visit Osaka for beer; thankfully there …

Beer Bar Lupulin in Ginza, Tokyo

Beer Bar Lupulin Front 1

Beer Bar Lupulin The Bottom Line If you’re with a rich benefactor, or are too lazy to walk to either of the Craft Beer iBrews, then Beer Bar Lupulin is right up your street. It’s expensive – with some of the most priciest beers I’ve seen in Tokyo – but then it is in the smack-bang-middle of Ginza. Beer Bar Lupulin does …

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 …

CLOSED: Kojimachi Bar in Kojimachi, Tokyo

Kojimachi Bar

Editor’s note: Kojimachi Bar in Kojimachi, Tokyo is closed but this review remains for posterity. 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 …

Smoke Cafe in Niigata, Niigata

Smoke Cafe Front

Smoke Cafe The Bottom Line While Smoke Cafe does offer some very nice food, the range of domestic craft beers and the prices pale in comparison to Craft Beer Kan, so it’s not really a place we’d recommend going to if you’re in the area for a short time. Moreover, the table charge of ¥500 is also pretty pricey, even though you …

Ohka The Best Days in Naka-meguro, Tokyo

Ohka The Bestdays Front

Ohka The Best Days The Bottom Line Ohka The Best Days isn’t the best place to find new craft beer and nor is it the cheapest place either. If you want large portions of food with craft beer for the usual Tokyo price, then you’ve found somewhere. The guaranteed selection of Shiga Kogen means you get one of Japan’s best …

Noge West End in Noge, Yokohama

Noge West End Front

Noge West End The Bottom Line Noge West End is El Nubichinom what should have turned out like. The former is a nice little sitting bar, with some good, well-conditioned beers on tap at reasonable prices, in a very chilled out old Japanese izakaya shop. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area for some of rarer beers we’ve …

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 …