øl by Oslo Brewing Company in Shibuya, Tokyo

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øl by Oslo Brewing Company The Bottom Line If you’re into chilled electro music a la Royksopp et al, and don’t mind paying over-the-top prices, then you’ll fit in at øl by Oslo Brewing Company. The prices are some of the most expensive in the area, regardless of the prices including tax, which left me feeling a bit short-changed. While I …

Mikkeller Tokyo in Shibuya, Tokyo

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Mikkeller Tokyo The Bottom Line Right in the thick of Shibuya but tucked away in a secluded back street the beers here are an experience; not many do them like Mikkeller. Serving Mikkeller beers alongside a range of domestic beers this venue has great decor and plenty of room to move around. You are going to want to catch a …

Gori Gori Taproom in Roppongi, Tokyo

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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 …

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TDM1874 Brewery in Tokaichiba, Yokohama

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TDM1874 Brewery The Bottom Line If you’re in the area then get down to TDM1874. The beers are well priced, tasty, and served well and all the prices include tax on the menu. The whole place is non-smoking and if you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to meet George, the British brewer, when he is serving. There is also …

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 …

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YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen in Yoyogi, Tokyo

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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

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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 …

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Craft Beer Server Land in Iidabashi, Tokyo

Craft Beer Server Land One Paragraph Review If you like cheap beer, and can drink more than three beers, then Craft Beer Server Land is a definite “go-to” place on our list. The inclusion of tax in the prices means that the beers are some of the cheapest going in Tokyo; however, the 380yen table charge means those beers are a …

Cafe and Bar Synchronicity in Kannai, Yokohama

Cafe and Bar Synchronicity

Cafe and Bar Synchronicity One Paragraph Review Cafe and Bar Synchronicity doesn’t offer anything new in the craft beer front and as such, it’s hard to recommend this place; however, it does have a good range of different beers that will appeal to everyone. The prices are a tad on the expensive side, considering there are cheaper places in the area, but …

Closed: August Beer Club in Roppongi, Tokyo

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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 …