Rudy Brew The Bottom Line
If Rudy Brew can succeed where Xrosk failed, then they’re onto a winner – however, Kamakura is a fickle place it seems. There ska-punk-esque atmosphere in Rudy Brew is completely the opposite of what Xrosk was – and I liked it. The staff are friendly, there is a variety of beer on the menu, and plenty of food choices too. There is no table charge and the prices also include tax too. With lots of English on the menus, and English speaking staff, there is no problem in ordering food and drinks. However, the (big) main downside to Rudy Brew is that right outside the bay windows is the smoking area and expect to smell that smoke when someone pops out for a cigarette – a weird situation to be in.
Rudy Brew The Full Review
Rudy Brew opened February 2019 in what used to be Xrosk Shonan Pintxos Bar – a shame when it closed down as it was one of my favourite bars in the area – not hard to do though as there wasn’t much in the area. The bar manager moved from Hawaii to the Shonan area and has taken the name from the image of “rude boys” that are prevalent in ska-punk – supposedly. Don’t know what a rude boy is? We didn’t either until we were shown this picture.
Rudy Brew is located less than two minutes from Kamakura station and is really easy to find. There is space inside for 15 people inside – five at the counter and then ten at tables inside the bar. There is also a small standing area too that also accounts for the smoking section – and boy is it annoying. Inside the bar is non-smoking – great! But when the bay doors are opening on days with nice weather, expect to get a big lungful of any smoke outside the bar. I thought that the streets around the area of Kamakura station were non-smoking but it seems not to be the case. At least there is no table charge at Rudy Brew but there was no Wifi.
Rudy Brew has space for 9 taps of beer, though when we went, only 7 taps were on. The beer at Rudy Brew is split between domestic and imports from the USA, with beers coming in three sizes: 150ml for 450 to ¥700, 300ml for ¥750 to ¥1,200, and 473ml for ¥950 to ¥1,500 but those prices do include tax. There is no happy hour at Rudy Brew nor any beer flights but they do offer up some takeaway beers at 400ml from ¥750 for those wanting something for the beach. There are also imported cans of beer from the USA but these are much pricier than expected so pick some up at Antenna American instead to save some money.
The food at Rudy Brew is all inspired by American and Hawaiian culture, so expect plenty of fried meats and fried vegetables. The menus all have English on them and you can easily order in English. Vegetarians are in luck as there is plenty of choice on the menu; however, the Buffalo Wings are damn tasty and would happily have ordered more after seeing the sauce being made in-house too.
Rudy Brew Details
Open: Weekdays 15:00 – 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30) Weekends 11:30 – 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30)
Happy Hour: None
Homepage (in Japanese): N/A
How to Get to Rudy Brew
The closest station to Rudy Brew is Kamakura on the Yokosuka and Shonan-Shinjuku lines, as well as the Enoden line.