Used Like New Beer in Nagoya, Aichi

Used Like New Beer Front・ユーズドライクニュービフロント

Used Like New Beer The Bottom Line I’m going to stick my neck out here and say Used Like New Beer should be on your list of places to visit if you go to Nagoya – think of it as the Beach Muffin of the West. It’s quaint and cost atmosphere is enticing and I could have easily stuck around …

Marché Dix Jour in Kannai, Kanagawa

Marché Dix Jour Front

Kannai is well known for its plethora of craft beer bars, though it doesn’t have too many places to actual buy any beers to be drunk out and about in Yokohama or to be taken home. It’s a shame, as there are lots of lovely areas in the vicinity of Kannai to relax and drink in. Moreover, you can also …

TDM 1874 Aoyama in Aoyama, Tokyo

TDM 1874 Aoyama Front・TDM 1874青山フロント

TDM 1874 Aoyama The Bottom Line If you’re in the Aoyama area, and are looking for somewhere to drink, then TDM 1874 Aoyama should be on your list – either for a quick couple of beers, or for a more substantial sessions upstairs. While we didn’t get to sample the food we’ll definitely be popping along another time soon when …

151L / Ichigo Ichie-ru

151L Shop

151L is an online store that specialises in selling both domestic and imported craft beer. It’s name is a pun on the phrase “ichigo ichie” which means “once in a lifetime” but here it refers to “ichigo ichie-ru”, which I guess is something along the lines of “one beer in a lifetime” implying that one beer you’re drinking now is …

Fujikawa Saketen

Fujikawa Saketen Logo

Fujikawa Saketen is both a bricks and mortar store as well as an online store, based in Toyohashi city, in Aichi. Fujikawa Saketen specialises in sake, though they have begun to expand their craft beer range, both from domestic breweries, as well as imports. The online store is the better place to buy beers as visiting the store can get busy …

Chouseiya in Mobara, Chiba

Chouseiya Front

Chouseiya first came to our attention on Facebook when they popped up with a wide range of beers – some that are notoriously hard to get hold off. Chouseiya is also a bricks-and-mortar store in Chiba, though when I tried to get over there to pick up some beers, they were closed – weird holiday schedule. However in 2018, they …

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Tap & Growler in Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo

Tap & Growler Front

Tap & Growler The Bottom Line If you want a place that has lots of beers on tap for you to tick off in your Untappd and don’t mind the price, then Tap & Growler is highly recommended. It’s important to remember that Tap & Growler is primarily a place for you to pick up some beer to takeaway in a growler, …

BeerMa Kanda in Kanda, Tokyo

BeerMa Kanda Front

BeerMa Kanda The Bottom Line BeerMa Kanda – what is it trying to be? The taplist can be found in other places for cheaper but the bottle selection is one of the best in Japan – let alone Tokyo. If you’re going to buy bottles, then BeerMa Kanda is a great place to do that but make sure you take …

Beer Volta

Beer Volta first came to our attention on Twitter (@beer_volta) when they popped up with some beers from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company and Shiga Kogen, the former known for being quite hard to find in bottles, considering the size and age of the brewery. Emails were traded, beers were ordered, and then received. Beer Volta is both a bricks-and-mortar store, based …

Omotesando Niigatakan N’ESPACE in Omotesando, Tokyo

Omotesando Niigatakan N'ESPACE

The fourth in our series of antenna shops isOmotesando Niigatakan N’ESPACE in Omotesando, Tokyo. N’ESPACE is a coined word, made by combining the “N” from “Niigata” and “Network” with “ESPACE”, the French word for “space”. Even though the name sounds like it should be part of a coffee machine range, N’ESPACE is in fact a satellite / antenna shop for …