Craft Beer Kan in Niigata, Niigata.

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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 …

Thrashzone Meatballs in Kannai, Yokohama

Thrashzone Meatballs

Thrashzone Meatballs One Paragraph Review If you’re looking for more of Thrashzone in Yokohama, then having Thrashzone Meatballs here will sort you out perfectly. It doesn’t offer much compared to the other bars in the area besides heavy metal music and some high ABV beers. With no table charge and taxes included in the price, along with cash on delivery, then …

Beer Brain in Omotesando, Tokyo

Beer Brain Front

Beer Brain The Bottom Line If you’re looking for a no-frills bar with cheap beer in Tokyo, then Beer Brain is right up your street – if you don’t mind the walk from Harajuku or Omotoesando station. The beers are cold and cheap – perhaps the cheapest we’ve seen in Tokyo – and the prices include tax. There is no table charge as …

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YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen in Yoyogi, Tokyo

YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen Front

YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen One Paragraph YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen is definitely a work in progress and a much needed review is needed. While it’s in a good location, the lack of any real decent beer at a good price is disappointing. While it’s nice to see some more brewpubs coming through, this one was a major disappointment …

Baird Takadanobaba Taproom in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Baird Takadanobaba Taproom Front

Baird Takadanobaba Taproom One Paragraph Review There isn’t much of a surprise with Baird Takadanobaba Taproom – it does exactly what it is supposed to do with the Baird name in the title; however, the cost of the food is the major disappointment. Eat before you go and you won’t be disappointed with the place. Like all of the Baird Taprooms, all …

August Beer Club in Roppongi, Tokyo

August Beer Club Front

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 beers in Hiroo. The owners kept encouraging us to get to August Beer Club though with time and what seems to be …

International Dining Bar SMITH in Harajuku, Tokyo

International Dining Bar SMITH

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 400ml and the ludicrous prices for bottled beers, compounded with the slow service put me off going again. …

Bungalow in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto

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Walking from Karasuma station is a funny experience; bright lights punctuated by traditional Japanese style buildings and then Bungalow pops up on the corner. You can’t miss it as it looks out-of-place as the plastic sheet that both covers the front area and protects you from the elements is unique in the area. Bungalow is a cross between a standing …

CLOSED: Beer Republic in Yokohama

Beer Republic

Editor Note:Beer Republic has closed down. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake Opened in April 2011, Beer Republic is situated in a nondescript area about 5 minutes north of Yokohama station. The bar serves only Japanese craft beers from their 14-tap system, which also includes two hand pumps. The beers are strictly curated by the owner, who constantly …