Editor Note: August Beer Club ‘B’ Hiroo has closed down. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake
August Beer Club started off in as the microbrewery August Beer and opened their flagship branch in Roppongi in late 2010. Due to massive popularity, August Beer opened up ‘B’ in Hiroo in June 2013 and has proven to be a hit with the craft beer crowd.
Located less than a five minute walk from Hiroo station, the bar offers five taps of August Beer: August Beer Original, August Beer Maduro, August Beer IPA, August Beer Snow Blanche White Ale, and Kirin Heartland. ‘B’ also has a rotating tap that differs depending on the day of the week, with the selection being a Vienna style beer when we visited. On top of this, August Beer Club ‘B’ have a wide selection of food, from simple appetizers such as the Belgian Fries to a full meal, such as Roma style pizzas and steaks.
The drinks come in three different sizes, and depending on the type of beer, different glasses as well; small (270ml), regular (330-400ml) and large (473-568ml). Prices are decent enough, small is ¥550-¥600, regular ¥650-¥780, and large ¥900-¥1100. Happy hour starts from 5pm until 7pm, and all beers are ¥500 during that time. Well worth the price alone for the IPA and the Maduro.