Best of The Bunch: Music

Music and Beer

We’re heading back to Kanto for this one but hear us out – sometimes you want to listen to some music as you drink your pint – loud enough to drown out the inane chatter of a drinker talking about the difference between an IPA and a double IPA (heard it!), someone talking to their date about cheese (heard that …

Best of Bunch: Views

In the long six years that BeerTengoku that has been around, we’ve clocked up over 330 visits to bars across Japan – only covering about one-quarter of what is out there. It’s a long way to go, and at this rate, will take us another 18 years of drinking, cycling, and travelling on trains, planes, and automobiles to get to …

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

We’re often asked about the best places to drink in Kanto – there’s plenty of craft beer to go around. If you’re a Patreon, then you already have access to personalised guides for ages here, but here’s a more general guide about areas for Kanto and some standout bars that come highly recommended. It’s not something that has been taken …

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Best of The Bunch: Closed

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They say you should never reminiscence on old loves, beers change, breweries develop new beers, and bars close. Since BeerTengoku has been up and online for over 6 years – an age in blogs it seems – we’ve seen a fair few close. Reasons are abound – lack of customers, being priced out of the area, or changing tastes. Someone …

Craft Beer & Burgers in Kanto

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It’s no secret that Japan loves its hamburgers – after all, it does have the second most McDonald’s after the USA. However, Japan is also well-known for its beef, with wagyu being synonymous with steaks and beef in general around the world. So it’s only natural that Japan began to focus on the hamburger and to level it up. In …

Craft Beer & BBQ in Kanto

Craft Beer and BBQ in Japan

Japan loves its meat – yakiniku, yakitori, yaki—- everything if you can grill it, then you can probably find a place that sells it. All of these places have beer and meat in coming; however, it’s only in the last decade or so, that American-style BBQ has become popular. It’s messy, smokey, and time-consuming; however, the flavours and cuts of …

BeerTengoku’s 5th Anniversary Best Beers

It’s been a very quick five years since the inception of BeerTengoku – the story has been told numerous times about how the site came about: a drunken conversation about the lack of regular coverage of Japanese craft beer in an American craft beer bar. Since then, we’ve grown so much – 2,000 articles that started off with beers, before …

Craft Beer & Chips in Kanto

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For those that have been following and reading BeerTengoku for a while now, know that we LOVE our chips. Wedges, crinkle cut, steak cut, shoestring, roast – there are so many ways that the versatile potato can be served up in the form of something that has been cut and fried in oil. Then there comes dips – mayonnaise, BBQ …

Craft Beer & Pizza in Kanto

Craft Beer & Pizza Kanto

For a country that seems to love pizza, the combination of hand-tossed pizzas and craft beer though seems to be lacking. The artisanal craft of making dough from flour, yeast, and water is as old as making beer, with it’s malt, yeast, water, and hops. Yet in Japan, there are plenty of places that offer up handmade pizza – no, not …

Yamathon Guide

Yamanote Line Beer

Let’s be honest – who hasn’t wanted to do a bar crawl around Tokyo at some point? And who hasn’t had the grand idea of doing one bar at each stop around the Yamanote line. At 29 stations, it’s debatable whether you could do it it one day. One weekend sounds more plausible. You could even walk between some of …